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  • How Neurofeedback Can Help With Anger

    Anger is a normal human emotion; however, if it’s not managed properly, it can have disastrous consequences that have the potential to hurt you and others. A lot of people don’t know how to process anger properly. They pile up their frustrations and emotions until they reach a breaking point and explode instead of dealing with the anger in a healthy and rational manner.

    Most people express anger irrationally and this causes them to feel bad about themselves, especially if they hurt other people in the process. However, you don’t have to struggle with your anger. Biofeedback and Neurofeedback techniques offer skills that help people manage anger effectively. 

    What is Neurofeedback?

    Neurofeedback is a method of brain training that helps the brain learn to regulate itself better by teaching it how to flexibly produce a broader range of frequencies. Difficulties managing anger is often reflected in the brain’s production of the same brainwave frequencies over and over again. Neurofeedback trains the brain out of this stuck state.

    So, How Does It Work?

    Researchers haven’t managed to figure out exactly how Neurofeedback therapy works, but what they do know is that it enhances relaxation, improves concentration, reduces anxiety, and other strong emotional reactions. Research suggests that neurofeedback is helpful for a wide range of conditions in which dysregulated emotions is a central feature.

    Different approaches to Neurofeedback approach the nervous system in different ways. In some forms, such as LENS Neurofeedback, the client is passive and is not required to do anything. Instead, the client’s brain is interfacing directly with the Neurofeedback system and training occurs outside of the client’s awareness. Clients with difficulty managing their anger consistently report a significant reduction in feelings of anger, usually within the first three minutes of the neurofeedback session. Over the course of sessions, these changes become the new, lasting baseline level of functioning for the client’s brain.

    It is hypothesized that Neurofeedback helps create a stronger connection between the emotional center of the brain and the executive control center. This way, clients learn to gain better control over their emotional responses and behavior. Anger is then expressed in a healthy and rational way.

    Neurofeedback is a well-researched technique that helps individuals learn to control responses that many believe are impulsive or uncontrollable. If you or someone you love is struggling with anger issues, neurofeedback may be the solution you are missing. I use neurofeedback to help people manage their anger in a positive and healthy ways. Please contact me to book a session.