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A Case for Group Therapy?

Although many clients feel as though their compromised emotional states are completely unique, similarities do exist. Often, clients feel ashamed of their inner turmoil and seek out individual therapy to work on a one-on-one basis and minimize the likelihood other swill know how much they genuinely struggle. Individual therapy has significant benefits and is appropriate for almost all forms of mental health treatment, however, group therapy can offer an unmatched and unique form of healing, as individuals can understand they are truly not alone in their suffering. Group therapy utilizes the power of healing through relationships in the present moment. …

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Brain Waves and Heart Rates: How Neuro and Biofeedback Can Help Children With Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can manifest in a number of behaviors, including social impairments, difficulty regulating emotion, and behavior repetition. While the underlying cause of these behavior patterns is still up for debate, some research has indicated a particular brain wave, known as mu rhythms, may be involved. Mu rhythms get suppressed, or turned off, when we copy someone else’s behaviors. In children with Autism, however, this wave does not turn off, with one exception: watching and copying familiar people. These findings indicate that children with Autism are capable of suppressing the mu rhythm, the brain just doesn’t do it …

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Video: Neurofeedback for Autism

This amazing video from EEGInfo.com shows the success stories of three families of children diagnosed with autism — including one couple, Susan and Siegfried Othman, whose experience with neurofeedback for their own autistic son inspired them to become neurofeedback practitioners. In the words of Susan Othmer, “we like to think of neurofeedback as a brain exercise where we’re specifically exercising the brain’s ability to manage its own states — so to be calm enough, to be awake enough, to be focused enough to do what you want to do is the goal.” These families all credit neurofeedback for helping their …

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