Neurofeedback for Anxiety and Depression


does neurofeedback work for anxiety?

Neurofeedback Training Offers Help For Depression And It Can Dramatically Help With Anxiety.

There are many ways to help the brain and help alleviate the anxious symptoms—talk therapy, drug therapy, biofeedback, meditation, lifestyle changes—and also a new type of therapy called neurofeedback.

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How does Neurofeedback work?

NeurOptimal neurofeedback works by training the brain to use the present moment to decide what to do next, rather than old, often maladaptive patterns—like that route to the bakery.  It does this by triggering what’s called the orienting response, which is the brain’s ability to sense change in the environment and take in new information about what is different.  

What happens in a session?


What results can I expect from Neurofeedback Training?

There is no standard answer to this question because everyone’s central nervous system is unique. While we cannot predict what your brain will do with the information it receives from our neurofeedback training, we can offer a few guidelines.

Clients describe feeling clearer, calmer, lighter or brighter for a few hours after the session – a feeling that typically will last through the week, from one neurofeedback training session to the next (weekly sessions being the most common). Eventually, this new centered way of being becomes their “new normal”. Only if they get thrown off by a negative event  -a bad day at work, chemicals, a knock on the head - might they drop into the way they felt before. But generally, they will not dip as deeply into emotional discomfort and will more than likely bounce back from challenging situations much more quickly and easily.

5 top benefits of neurofeedback


More Testimonials

My daughter has now done 10 sessions (training once per week).  I have seen her gain the ability to focus better, resolve issues better and take on tasks with less anxiety. I then personally began sessions of Neurofeedback for myself, hoping to decrease anxiety. I now feel a sense of distance from anxiety triggers that I previously did not have. This distance allows me to approach an issue from a tactical stand point, working toward resolution, rather than overwhelming me with anxiety. 

– Camilla. 10 Neurofeedback sessions & ongoing (Parent to a 9 year old child with ADHD training together)


A recent research conference in Palm Springs, California documented positive outcomes when NeurOptimal® neurofeedback training was utilized to address a plethora of difficult issues arising from ADD, ADHD, PTSD disorder, Alzheimers disease, autism, sleep disorders, insomnia and cognitive dysfunction from chemo-therapy. 


Effects of NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback on Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Dr. Linda Beckett MD &Dr. Janet McCulloch MD
Founders of the Kingston Institute of Psychotherapy & Neurofeedback
In Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Neurofeedback with Anxiety and Affective Disorders

D. Corydon Hammond, PhD, ABEN/ECNS
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Utah School of Medicine, PM&R 30 No 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84132-2119, USA

Neurofeedback Treatment of Depression and Anxiety

by D. Corydon Hammond

A robust body of research documents that there are biological predispositions that often exist for depression, anxiety, and obsessive–compulsive disorder. However, new research has shown that medication is only mildly more effective than placebo in the treatment of these problems. In treating these conditions, neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) may offer an alternative to invasive treatments such as medication, ECT, and intense levels of transcrancial magnetic stimulation. This paper reviews the neurofeedback literature with these problems, finding particularly positive research support for the treatment of anxiety disorders. New findings on the neurofeedback treatment of depression are presented.

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The Washington Post: Therapists Are Using Neurofeedback To Treat ADHD, PTSD And Other Conditions

CNN: Brain training to help with anxiety and ADHD

Linda Ciampa tells us how some patients with severe anxiety or ADHD are using neurofeedback instead of medications to change their brainwaves and help their conditions. Watch video here.

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