Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback Therapy page updated 8-23-2019.  By Lucrezia Mangione, MA, LPC, LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH, DCEP.

Are you an adult who wants to:

Quiet your mind? Manage your emotions? Improve your brain function? Support your aging brain?

Are you a counselor, therapist, or health care provider who:

  • Has an adult client who is treatment resistant?
  • Is interested in an adjunct to the therapy you are already providing for your client?

Hello.

Welcome to the private practice of Lucrezia Mangione and Handcrafted health, LLC. A therapeutic space that supports adults in cultivating resiliency through self-empowerment, self-esteem, and self-respect. Our goal is to support the mental health wellness of the people we serve.

Neurofeedback therapy

Neurofeedback is a powerful way to feel better.

We provide neurofeedback training, also known as brain-training. It is used as a stand-alone appointment in 3 different ways here at Handcrafted Health, LLC:

  1. In support of the holistic psychotherapy and counseling provided here at Handcrafted Health, llc or
  2. In support of brain health-wellness and peak performance or
  3. As an adjunctive therapy for adult clients-patients who actively work with other health care providers like counselors, MDs, PTs, MTs etc.

Backed by scientific evidence, neurofeedback may help to develop a quieter mind, improve brain functions and regulate your emotional state.

Neurofeedback brain training

May help to:

  • Calm your mind-body senses
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • De-stress yourself
  • Improve focus
  • Improve your mood
  • Improve your coping skills
  • Support an aging brain
  • Rediscover an improved path of self-care and self-compassion

Benefits

Neurofeedback therapy may positively benefit

  • sleep
  • impulse control
  • attention
  • learning
  • sensory sensitivity
  • anxiety
  • mood
  • pain
  • stress management
  • concussions
  • brain health
  • trauma

What is biofeedback?  How might it help me?

Biofeedback is training to gain voluntary control of how your body responds. Biofeedback helps you improve your conscious control of your physiological functions of your body. It’s gentle. It’s based on learning principles. It enhances your health.

With biofeedback, you can learn to gain better control of your:

  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Hand or foot temperature
  • Breathing
  • Brain waves (= EEG Neurofeedback)

What is EEG Neurofeedback?

EEG neurofeedback* is a branch of biofeedback. Neurofeedback is about gaining better control of your nervous system using your brain waves. It’s training your brain to be more efficient and organized.  Specifically, EEG neurofeedback trains the brain to improve the brain’s overall functioning. This in turn can positively influence our mood, feelings, perceptions, thoughts and actions, and how we behave towards ourselves and others.  *EEG Neurofeedback goes by a few different names:  Neurofeedback therapy, neurotherapy, and brain training. Here's an overview of EEG Neurofeedback.

With EEG neurofeedback you or someone you know maybe positively helped in these areas:

  • Stress Management
  • Sensory Sensitivity
  • Health Maintenance   
  • Support for Aging Brain
  • Performance training

It may also benefit more serious health challenges like:

  • Stroke repercussions
  • Sleep problems
  • Impulse control
  • Attentional challenges
  • Learning
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Recovery
  • Concussions
  • Trauma

Brain Training

Neurofeedback exercises your brain by having you see and train the electrical pulses of your own brain. It does so in the form of a game. Basically, you play a game with your brain.  With EEG neurofeedback, you are the only person doing the work.  You practice changing the speed of your electrical pulses in your brain.  The more you practice this the better you get at it.  The better you get at it the more it becomes a stable habit. Once it becomes a brain habit, it’s with you for the rest of your life.  With EEG neurofeedback you get the exercise you need to train your own brain to hopefully get stronger, feel more energy, and get better with whatever your goals are. That’s why it’s called brain training.

Research & Benefits

EEG Neurofeedback brain training has been around since the 70’s and it’s backed by science with loads of research.* The research has shown neurofeedback has positively helped with:

  • Stress response: how aroused our nervous system gets
  • Sleep and our sleep/wake cycles
  • How our brain think and cognitively process                           
  • How our 5 senses work: Our sensory processing
  • Regaining control over our body: Inhibition of motor responses
  • How we feel: Moods and emotions
  • How we remember: Memory
  • Support for Aging brain
  • And more

*Many peer reviewed articles on neurofeedback have been written. See for yourself at PubMed.gov.  Do a simple search on “Neurofeedback and [insert your symptom/issue/interest]” or 'Biofeedback and [insert your symptom/issue/interest]."

Learn more . . .

> Neurofeedback Therapy

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Lucrezia Mangione is in private practice. She is a board certified licensed professional counselor, board certified telemental health provider, neurofeedback trainer, counselor supervisor, educator, and nurse wellness education consultant. View her profile.