One of the most exciting, reliable, and least invasive technologies in today’s arsenal of treatment tools is the use of neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is a way to map areas of the brain that have become problematic, and to be develop an individualized plan around how to heal that part of the brain to function properly. Unlike medications which are essentially a guess, neurofeedback results are read by a practitioner, and are then used to pinpoint, treat, and help rewire that part of the brain through various methods.


While there are a number of treatment options available, neurofeedback works in addition to traditional programs, by focusing on the physiological elements behind some of the symptoms that are often dismissed as either resistance to treatment or a part of the post acute withdrawal that tends to accompany addiction. While this sometimes is true, neurofeedback can be the difference between achieving a changed behavior and obtaining a failed result. Patients being treated for addiction can benefit from the use of neurofeedback by pinpointing accompanying disorders like anxiety, depression, and ADHD, while physiologically correcting the imbalances and mishaps between the wires in their brains with a trained neurofeedback specialist. Attending a recovery program, continuing therapy, and opting for neurofeedback is a recipe for success.


Depression and Anxiety

Where depression and anxiety treatments in the past have included medication, electroconvulsive therapy, and hospitalizations, neurofeedback is a less invasive and less disruptive method of treating both of these disorders. Treatment with neurofeedback has a much higher accuracy at determining precisely where the roots of these symptoms stem from. After the results are read, the practitioner will help decide the most effective treatments to overcome and heal from depression and anxiety. The process is painless, effective, and can begin immediately, unlike medications that may take months to begin to work and may sometimes have side effects.

Come Too Far

Science has come too far to not be implemented where it is known to help. Having neurofeedback sessions in addition to treatment for mental health or substance abuse can make a world of a difference in the outcome of your treatment. Learning about the physiological makeup behind symptoms of depression or behavior patterns of addiction can help teach self-soothing techniques that can be practiced at home, specifically to work on the part of the brain that’s affected. By attending recovery meetings, individual and group therapy, practicing other alternative healing methods, exercise, mindfulness, and healthier eating options, the combination can be a powerful way to heal your mind and change your life for the better.

If you’ve been suffering from depression, anxiety, addiction, or any number of ailments, you should consider neurofeedback as a treatment option. Iris Healing Retreat offers neurofeedback as one of the many tools available that you can use to heal yourself on your journey. Research, talk to your doctor, and contact us if you have any questions or if you’d like to know if neurofeedback is right for you. The science is out, it’s up to you to take the step.