How can neurofeedback help with PTSD?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disorder characterized by persistent irritability, hyper vigilance, difficulty concentrating, intrusive thoughts, flash-backs, feeling detached, difficulty with sleep and an exaggerated startle response. Although neurofeedback does not treat specific conditions, specific symptoms are alleviated because you are improving the overall functioning of the central nervous system.
As we continue to understand trauma and the way that it gets “stored” in the body, we are beginning to uncover the reality that we cannot heal trauma by simply “talking” about what happened. We must access the stored memories deep in our nervous system to begin to not live from that place of fear and feel safe enough to release them. Neurofeedback, EMDR, and Yoga are a few of the “mind-body” interventions that we are beginning to discover can truly help.
A Pilot Study of Neurofeedback for Chronic PTSD