Stress Management and Anxiety Treatment with LENS Neurofeedback, Brain Supplements and Mindfulness
“Low Energy Neurofeedback (LENS) is exceptionally effective at reducing anxiety. Ninety percent of clients begin to experience improvement in the first or second session. LENS also improves resilience, the ability to recover quickly from difficulties, and helps create a sense of calm in difficult situations”.
—David Dubin, MD
Drug-Free Alternative Treatment for Anxiety and Stress
What would it be like to be steady and calm no matter what the situation? Most clients report a feeling of calm and competence after their first LENS session, a return to their brain’s “factory settings”. Situations that used to cause reactions just aren’t disturbing anymore. Their partner says the words that usually start a fight, but they can just let it go. They breathe easy, and stay centered. At Echo Rock Neurotherapy, we teach proven meditation techniques that help people stay in a place of contentment and non-reactivity.
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”
We are all pre-wired for 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.
Stress management means learning to calm ourselves, to choose our parasympathetic nervous system over our sympathetic reaction, is a life-long task. Now neuroscience can help significantly.
Most of our clients report that after LENS treatments, they are more 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.
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
Other names for Stress
Because of their defensive link to the past, the entire tangle of anxiety symptoms can also be understood as expressions of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):
◊ Hypervigilance (or vigilant alertness)
◊ Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
◊ Anger, especially sudden rage
◊ Deep sadness
◊ Irritability, restlessness and nagging
◊ Feelings of helplessness
◊ Sleep Disturbance
Echo Rock Neurotherapy is an integrative medicine outpatient patient clinic featuring LENS neurofeedback, mindfulness training and brain supplements. Located in Mill Valley, Marin County, California, we work with patients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Echo Rock Therapy Center
45 Camino Alto, Suite 204 – Mill Valley, CA 94941
415.302.4848 – Grant Rudolph | 415.302.4858 – Victoria Vogel