What Our Clients Are Saying About Neurofeedback
"I found out about this group through Homecoming for Veterans, which the EEG Institute created to offer veterans free neurofeedback training. Their mission is to create cutting-edge drug-free therapy for a variety of mental disorders such as ADD, PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. They have treated and helped many people, and have shown the utmost in compassion and generosity in doing so. My personal experience with neurofeedback was very positive. While I can't speak with authority about the science behind it, I can say that experientially is is quite amazing. Within minutes of beginning each session, I experience a sense of deep peace and clarity, much like one might get after serious and dedicated practice of meditation. However, unlike meditation, the experience is precise, repeatable and efficient. And the sense of deep peace remains after the sessions. I believe that repeated session likely train the brain to achieve a clam and focused state naturally, and all this happens without the use of medication. Additionally, the Institute trains clinicians in the use of their equipment and approves clinicians only after disciplined training and after meeting certain minimum educational requirements (I believe a Master's Degree), thus weeding out the untrained and unregulated so common in the field of personal development. I certainly felt on very solid ground with this group, and would not hesitate in referring friends and family to them. Their referral network is world-wide, and the one person I did recommend, a veteran, reported life-changing results which lasted years after the five-sessions that were provided free-of-charge in another state."
Jim N - San Clemente, CA
"Our son clearly benefited after every session of NF. The benefits he gained are areas which cannot be taught. (It's like it has to come from within him). His awareness of events and surroundings are much better and he even helped me on his own accord by carrying a bag of groceries. Normally he would have ignored what I was doing and walked away. He is much more together and connected with us."
Mother of 5 year old with autism
"I'm a Viet Nam vet who had a violently physically abusive dad. For most of my adult life I dealt with it by drinking a fifth or two a day. Needless to say, I was a very angry human being. I was angry about the war and unconsciously angry about my childhood. Within four or five neurofeedback sessions, I began experiencing a dramatic change. I started becoming more mentally stable and I started coming out of my shell. I stopped drinking. Completely. I noticed I wasn't angry on the job any more. Actually, my workers noticed it first. Then I noticed that things that used to make me explode no longer existed. Tomorrow I'm on my 40th session and my life has changed completely. In six months, I've shed 40 years of anger, anguish and pain. For the first time in my life - my entire life - at age 60, I am a genuinely happy human being. My friends and family have noticed a major difference and because I finally became my true self, I finally found true love and happiness. I can honestly say that I am a whole human being and I will be forever grateful to Sue and Siegfried Othmer for making this possible. If not for the EEG Institute's generous program for veterans, I would never have reached this point."
Viet Nam Veteran
"My grandson is doing better in general and concentration is definitely improving, too. All in all positive. Thank you, thank you."
Grandmother of an ADHD teenager
"My son is doing AWESOME!!!! We are thrilled. Now that summer is here, I hope to train him every day. He finished school on a great note. He is becoming more independent there and needing his aides less. The biggest change is in his verbal skills. WOW!! is all I can say."
Mother of autistic child
"The change in my daughter is remarkable. While doing homework she is focused; she is able to comprehend without going to blank-out and frustration; she is solving problems and feeling good about it. She is not panicking and falling apart over her present heavy course load. And she is now rarely irritable – a very pleasant change."
Mother of college student with anxiety and depression
"For most of my life, I was a rageaholic. Of course, I didn't realize it. But along the way, I've destroyed a lot of telephones and a lot of computers. Smashed them all to bits. Tiny bits. I'm female, by the way, in case you think only guys get this enraged. I was desperately lonely and unhappy. There was no joy in my life. No amount of psychotherapy, drugs, meditation, hypnotherapy, psychic healings, great love life, or vacations in Maui could lighten the bruising black pain of my spirit. Now, things that used to incite me to a killing rage just roll right off my back. My friends have been blown away by the changes in me. Even my boss has noticed it. He says I've become "totally mellow." For the first time since early childhood I actually have serenity in my daily life. Finally, at age 55, I'm actually happy. And what I love about it is - this is for keeps. My brain has changed the way it processes things. Instead of "luffing" - shaking like a sail set too close to the wind -- my neurons sail serenely, plump and full, down gentler, kinder pathways. For the first time that I can remember I am experiencing a sense of grace and equanimity in my life."
Client with previous rage control issues
Reports from CliniciansA case vignette reported by a neurofeedback practitioner in Germany:
A six-year-old boy came in with extreme night sweats, nocturnal teeth grinding, and very poor attention. All these issues vanished over just a few training sessions.
Another child came into the same office shortly thereafter with very similar symptoms, but in this case also had extreme difficulty in social relationships. At age eight, he had no friends, and no one would play with him. This boy trained very differently from the first, but he started being different with people after just the first session. His older brother is now playing with him routinely. The boy is now taking the initiative in making friendships.