Trauma Survivors Find Fresh Hope in Neurofeedback
This article explores the benefits of neurofeedback for trauma survivors and individuals with PTSD. Neurofeedback has come a long way since its early days, when a curious German scientist first explored the concept of using technology to read brain waves in the aftermath of World War I. New research suggests that by using neurofeedback, trauma survivors can regain control of the negative symptoms associated with PTSD, such as hyperarousal (feeling threatened even in the absence of an actual threat), OCD, and more. By helping individuals essentially recalibrate the brain networks involved in emotions and cognition, neurofeedback helps PTSD sufferers find “a new normal” through a more optimally functioning brain.
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