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Old 12-06-2017, 09:38 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried neurofeedback therapy? If so how did you find it? Have been reading about some of its successes in relation to those with PTSD and find it interesting.
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I have! My longtime T actually got all trained up, got the equipment and everything in her quest to help me. We were running into a lot of trouble in sessions due to my severe dissociation. My T actually consulted with Sebern Fisher (she's a well-known neurofeedback expert) about my case We had to try a lot of different protocols and tweak different things, but I do think it helped me. We found that I received the best results lying on the couch with my eyes closed - so not watching the visuals, just hearing the audio feedback. The results weren't immediate or obvious to me during the treatment. However, post-neurofeedback, my disruptive symptoms had improved. The frequency that I dissociated into unresponsiveness decreased. I was more able to talk about traumatic things.

I can't be sure that it was the neurofeedback that achieved these results, as it might have been just the time spent resting in my T's calm presence. However, there were many times that my T would show me a number on the screen, and tell me she wanted me to try to decrease it. Almost immediately, the number would go down. That really showed me how I could affect my brain waves via training, so I think the premise behind neurofeedback is quite promising - I would like to see a lot more research done on it. I definitely found it more helpful than EMDR, which rarely seemed to do anything for me. Unfortunately, my longtime T told me she's pretty much done with neurofeedback recently. I don't know why. Maybe I should tell her next time I'm home that I find neurofeedback far superior to EMDR...

Just let me know if you have any specific questions and I'll do my best to answer them!
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i have done NFB and even have my own system that i use at home. i did my NFB in conjunction with my talk therapy (but my primary therapist was not the one administering the NFB).

similar to fille_folle i was struggling with severe dissociation that was hindering my progress in therapy, especially, the relationship with my then therapist (there were a lot of transference/counter transference issues going on between us that seemed to stall the therapy). the NFB helped to calm my emotional dysregulation and once that happened, i was able to focus on the therapy and my goals without constantly 'being stuck' in the emotional turmoil that the therapy/relationship seemed to always trigger. NFB was successful in helping to calm many of my core anxieties and fears. after doing NFB regularly for just over a year, i felt stable and secure enough to finally end an almost 6 year therapy relationship. i have been out of therapy for a year now and have no plans to return.

i was following Sebern Fishers protocols in her book :
Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma | Sebern Fisher

She trains many Ts in NFB, including the clinical T who i sought NFB from. i even had the opportunity to meet her when i attended a training session she offered at my clinical Ts practice. she definitely understands complex and developmental trauma better than anyone else i have ever met.
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I have started for my depression. Only 4 sessions in.
They have to treat me 10 sessions before transferring the sensors to the depression site.
Still the same as of now. Although on my second session I was motivated and optimistic.
We shall see . Im hoping for the best.
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wellshii, hope you experince positive results
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I haven't done it but my care manager was just talking about it. She said her son did it and it really helped his anxiety.
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I haven't done it but my care manager was just talking about it. She said her son did it and it really helped his anxiety.
i truely wish more people knew about it and had better access or the opportunity to at least try it.
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