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You May Experience
Acting on Impulse
Panic Attacks + Somatic Anxiety
Connected Brain Counseling specializes in solutions to anxiety including therapists for anxiety in Denver and Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback Therapy in Denver for Anxiety
We understand the effects anxiety can have on someone’s daily life, and we want to help. Our team of Master's Level therapists have extensive treating anxiety in Denver. We are ready to help you take the steps in understanding, managing and improving anxiety-related conditions including overanalyzing situations.
Our team specializes in understanding and helping people with social anxiety, as well as all forms of anxiety disorders, such as phobias, post-traumatic stress, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and other mental health issues. We provide therapy services and lifestyle coaching to those struggling with anxiety in Denver, to help you lead a more balanced and healthier life.
We take multiple approaches that are backed by science to treating anxiety with therapy in Denver. Our team pulls from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Exposure Therapy as part of your anxiety solution. These treatments often focus on how an individual thinks and feels, helping to reduce the intensity of negative emotions and create new, positive, cognitive approaches to situations. Sometimes, exposing yourself to the source of the anxiety may be offered as a solution to your anxiety as well.
We Meet You Where You Are At
Our team of therapists pride themselves on evidence-based therapy solutions in a supportive, judgement-free environment. We will start by building a positive relationship between the therapist and client then nurture the connection between the body, mind, and soul. With our client-centered approach to anxiety therapy, we will work with you to find solutions and move towards a path of recovery and help your brain relax from overanalyzing situations.
We understand that anxiety can stem from various factors. These can include environmental factors such as job stress, health problems, and difficult life events; cognitive and thinking patterns, such as catastrophizing, perfectionism, and unrealistic expectations; and even physiological causes, such as overactive brain responses and genetic predispositions.
By getting to the root cause of your anxiety and gaining a better understanding of your thought and behavior patterns, our trained anxiety specialists can provide personalized solutions to better manage the symptoms of anxiety and lead a more balanced life.
Neurofeedback Therapy for Anxiety in Denver
Are you struggling with persistent feelings of worry or unease, along with excessive thinking, concentration difficulty, and physical symptoms such as fatigue and difficulty sleeping? Neurofeedback for Anxiety in Denver may be able to help.
We understand that anxiety can have a debilitating effect on your life. Our cutting-edge neurofeedback training program is specifically designed to identify and target the sources of anxiety in the brain and provide lasting change in symptoms.
Through our evidence-based practices, we provide the tools and support you need to take control of your anxiety, achieve meaningful improvements in your symptoms, and improve your quality of life.
qEEG Brain Mapping Therapy for Anxiety
Why Is My Brain So Anxious?
Did you know that anxiety can show up in the brain in many ways? Your brain may show a unique trauma response where it lives in an inflamed "fight/flight" mode. Or...maybe your brain has learned to adapt to trauma by slowing down. This can look like symptoms of ADD/ADHD (though, spoiler! It's not ADD/ADHD)
If you experience intrusive thoughts and anxiety that feels uncontrollable, you may benefit from completing a qEEG Brain Map.
This will help your neurofeedback specialist understand how anxiety is affecting your day to day life and where it may have stemmed from.
After completing neurofeedback therapy and a qEEG Brain Map, you can expect to leave treatment with a greater ability to choose your thoughts, let go of old patterns that no longer serve you and feel a greater capacity to access somatic feelings and let go of anxiety.
Read the Research:
Neurofeedback for Anxiety
Treatment of Chronic Anxiety Disorder with Neurotherapy: A Case Study: Journal of Neurotherapy: Vol 2, No 2 (tandfonline.com)
"Following 15 sessions of slow wave inhibit/fast wave increase EEG feedback training, the patient reported a significant reduction in anxiety-related symptoms. At three year follow-up, results of an MMPI-2 showed all clinical scales within normal range. In addition, self-reports confirmed that the patient was symptom free. After treating the patient with several other clinical modalities, only the alpha-decrease feedback training produced effective, long-term improvement of symptoms."
“...relaxation training appears to be useful because it decreases anxiety and improves perceived control over stressful situations . As a result, lowering the stress level of patients with anxiety disorders or PTSD may lead to a decrease in stress-related symptoms."
"Interestingly, arousal-related brain activity can be modulated by electroencephalogram-based neurofeedback (EEG NF), a non-pharmacological and noninvasive method that involves neurocognitive training through a brain-computer interface (BCI). EEG NF is characterized by a simultaneous learning process where both patient and computer are involved in modifying neuronal activity or connectivity, thereby improving associated symptoms of anxiety and/or over-arousal.”
“Through the analysis of neurophysiological signals, it can be concluded that our experiment can alleviate the anxiety symptoms of the subjects. In the current period of the new crown epidemic most people suffer from anxiety, whether it is healthy people or patients with anxiety disorders.”
“In a recent review, Markiewcz (2017) showed that neurofeedback is effective in many psychiatric disorders that affect psychological variables such as stress and anxiety. To avoid the side effects of drugs, from the perspective of anxiety-reducing technology (Pintado and Llamazares, 2014), neurofeedback therapy is a promising new method with stable and lasting therapeutic effects with no side effects.”
Effects of a single session of SMR neurofeedback training on anxiety and cortisol levels
“Regarding subjective self-reporting, the participants receiving real NF showed reduced feelings of tension/anxiety. The participants under the sham NF training showed an opposite pattern for anxiety: the fact of performing fake NF training increased their anxiety levels. On the other hand, both groups reported feeling less anger/hostility after the task (real or fake NF).”
“Evidence from single randomized controlled trials suggests that compared with no treatment there is a statistically significant improvement in symptoms with neurofeedback treatment in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).”
In regards to Alpha/Theta Training
“One of the applications of neurofeedback to SAD (Social Anxiety Disorder) is the alpha-theta protocol. The premise of alpha-theta originated with the theory of accessing a hypnogogic (Gruzelier, 2009) state of mind auxiliary to deeper creative insights (Thompson and Thompson, 2003). When an individual is relaxed with eyes closed, alpha activity can be seen to increase towards a state of relaxation (Egner et al., 2002). As the individual begins to fall asleep, alpha activity decreases while theta becomes more dominant (Hasan and Broughton, 1994). This alpha-theta crossover in dominance normally occurs when an individual is in the first stage of the sleep cycle, whereas alpha-theta training teaches an individual to increase theta over alpha and therefore consciously access a mental state which is normally unconscious (Egner et al., 2002). “
In regards to Frontal Alpha Asymmetry
“Another neurofeedback intervention for SAD is known as frontal asymmetry. As mentioned, in section 2.1, elevated relative right hemispheric activity is concurrent with SAD symptoms and observed in individuals with SAD. Neurofeedback applications to frontal alpha asymmetry entail to reduce this asymmetry between hemispheres.”
“However, it is important to note that imbalances can be driven from left, right or both frontal regions (Mennella et al., 2017) depending on the direction of affect dysregulation. For example, a dominance in avoidance behaviors can be characterized by an increase in relative right activation whereas a reduction in approach behaviors can be characterized by a decrease in relative left activation (Mennella et al., 2017).”
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