Anxiety and Stress

Stress Management and Anxiety Treatment with LENS Neurofeedback, Brain Supplements and Mindfulness

Clinicians at Echo Rock Neurotherapy in Mill Valley California have have developed a successful integrative-medicine treatment for Anxiety and Stress, blending Low Energy Neurofeedback Sessions (LENS), brain supplements and mindfulness training. Our Anxiety and Stress Treatment Program is safe, effective, and drug free.


Drug-Free Alternative

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”


Humans are “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.

Choosing Calm

  1. Stress 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.
  2. 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