We offer various forms of neurotherapy, a bio-feedback-like procedure directed toward the healing or balancing of the brain and central nervous system. This can benefit conditions such as: ADD/ADHD, anxiety and panic attacks, concentration difficulties, memory problems, mood swings, depression and learning disabilities.

About Neurotherapy

At Desert Willow Holistic, we use a neuro feedback treatment known as Low Energy Neurofeedback (LENS). This treatment was designed to help balance and optimize the functions of the central nervous system, and has proven effective in helping people find benefit from a wide variety of conditions such as ADHD, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, as well as stroke, seizure, pain conditions and more.

How it Works / What to Expect

The LENS, or Low Energy Neurofeedback System, uses a very low power electromagnetic field — like the ones that surround digital watches and wires in the wall — to carry feedback to the person receiving it. The feedback travels down the same wires carrying the brain waves to the amplifier and computer. Although the feedback signal is weak, it produces a measurable change in the brainwaves without conscious effort from the individual receiving the feedback. The LENS software allows the EEG signals that are recorded at the scalp to control the feedback.

Neurofeedback uses a feedback frequency that is different from, but correlates with, the dominant brainwave frequency. When exposed to this feedback frequency, the EEG amplitude distribution changes in power. Most of the time, the brain waves reduce in power but they can also increase in power. In either case, the result is a changed brainwave state, and much greater ability for the brain to regulate itself.

Sessions last from 20 to 60 minutes each and we often hope to see positive results after 10 sessions — depending on the length and severity of the condition. An initial mapping helps to guide the therapy and repeated mappings are used to assess progress.

Treatment for Trauma

When a person suffers trauma — emotional or physical — or becomes neurophysiologically imbalanced, neurofeedback may be of enormous benefit to help reclaim potential. While this treatment will not make a person smarter, faster, or better than they are physically or genetically capable, neurofeedback can bring back their best.

Often those who’ve experienced the benefits of neurofeedback therapy feel a sense of becoming their “old self” — reclaiming the potential and capabilities they have previously experienced at peak times. Successful treatment helps the brain and nervous system to regain equilibrium and stability and better control/balance itself.

Treatment for Artists, Athletes, and More…

In neurological functioning, a minor change of state can manifest in a profound difference in one’s subjective experience. When stress or other outside factors, or biologically based mechanisms, disturb the nervous equilibrium, neurofeedback therapy can catalyze the brains own ability to rebalance, which to the stressed individual, can be experienced as a reversal effect.

When used toward this end (it’s not a medical device; it’s an educational tool for somatic re-education) the central nervous system learns to retone it’s own reactions to stimulation. The size of one’s neurological reaction reduce, which helps the person to be more discerning and function at a higher level.

Individuals in the performing arts, athletes, and others involved in activities requiring high levels of functioning appreciate the advantage of performing at their peak potential. And when one knows of having lost that potential, reclaiming it is really regaining the world of possibilities.