LENS Neurofeedback Treatment for Anxiety
LENS Neurofeedback is a micro electromagnetic field that shows the brain how to reset itself for optimal performance. Clients typically report feeling relaxed and calm with heightened mental clarity and steady emotional resilience. LENS Neurofeedback is not a specific treatment for any one condition, but a general regulation of the central nervous system. New balance in the brain often results in better sleep, focus, and moods that together reduces or eliminates symptoms of anxiety and worry.
What would it be like to be steady and calm in your daily life? Even under stressful situations. Most clients report a feeling of calm and clear after their first LENS session. Situations that used to cause emotional outbursts and nervous reactions become much less disturbing. Clients remain calm, think clearly, and breathe more easily.
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, “long-term stress can help cause a variety of health problems, including mental health disorders, like depression and anxiety”
Humans are Pre-wired for Aanxiety and Stress
Most of our difficulties develop out of thoughts that once protected us, but may no longer apply to the present. We jump back with fear when we see a curved stick, because long ago someone was harmed by a snake. This reactivity has an evolutionary value. And since the survival of our species has been bred to favor worry and reactivity, there is no fault or personal failure in worrying. It’s just a bad habit that can be broken.
- Anxiety management means learning to calm ourselves, to choose our parasympathetic nervous system over our sympathetic reaction, is a lifelong task. Now neuroscience can help significantly.
- Most of our clients report that after LENS treatments, they are better able to choose calm moods. In particular, they feel less entangled in compulsive, habitual worries about past failures and future fears. They become present in this moment; their thinking is clear and unclouded; and they have room in their mind for happiness.
One Cause, Many Symptoms, One Treatment
Although the tendency to incline towards worry is universal, the particular symptoms produced by stress vary greatly.
“As self-regulation occurs [from LENS treatments], many symptoms that have their basis in central nervous system dysfunction begin to improve. It can manifest as mood improvement in people with anxiety, depression, and explosiveness. It can manifest in improved sleep in people with sleeping disorders, restless leg syndrome, or night teeth grinding.
This unique neurofeedback technique may also benefit people who are already healthy and are interested in peak functioning and inner resilience to stress.”
—D. Corydon Hammond, PhD