Treating UARS and Trauma with Neurofeedback

Frequently Asked Questions

  • In the context of brain function, trauma can be defined as any event or experience that changes your vision of yourself and your place in the world.
  • It may occur as the result of one single event, or it could build up gradually due to a threatening or lonely environment.
  • The imprint of trauma exists in our society in epidemic proportions; from war and its victims, to victims of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse.
  • When brain activity is altered by traumatic events it can be a heavy burden to carry.
  • What may have served us as a necessary self-preservation response in the past seldom serves us in the present?
  • Trauma is broadly classed in two categories.
  • The most commonly recognised is hyper vigilance;
  • The less widely known is freeze and dissociation.
  • Trauma can often manifest as a combination of the two, as the nervous system shifts between one and the other. 
  • A heightened state of awareness is part of the fight / flight response, resulting in a state of chronic hyper-vigilance.
  • This state is akin to being locked into permanent ‘battle stations’; brain resources on constant alert, causing inappropriate or even aggressive reactions in everyday situations.
  • When a threat is utterly overwhelming and too much for the fight / flight system to cope with, the brain goes into a ‘Freeze’ state; a numbing or collapse response.
  • This sort of trauma is experienced as a general shutdown, lack of vitality, emotional separation and detachment.
  • Neurofeedback therapy works at a deep subconscious level, breaking the cycle of trauma and post-traumatic symptoms.
  • By identifying and training the areas of concern, we precision tailor your sessions to help you shift out of these patterns and back into a natural, neutral state.
  • Neurofeedback gives the brain the tools to move past traumatic events – without having to talk about them, explore them, or relive them.
Sharon Izak Elaine Chat staff