Play is a child's way of healing. Play is the child's language and self expression of what they are experiencing and not able to communicate. Play therapy is conducted in a safe environment where children can be themselves, learn to communicate, learn behavior modification, self confidence, self control and learn to make age appropriate choices and understand that their feelings matter and they are important.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a psychotherapy process which helps process PTSD, traumatic events, anxiety, depression and other difficulties a client may experience. EMDR stimulates the brain with bi-lateral movements to naturally process any distress that is affecting a persons daily life.
What is it?
Neurofeedback which is also called EEG biofeedback is training in self-regulation.
Self-regulation is a necessary part of good brain function. Self-regulation training allows the CNS (the central nervous system) to function better.This is a gradual learning process.
As we age, neurofeedback can help to maintain good brain function. The good news is that almost any brain, regardless of its level of function, can be trained to function better.
Many issues that individuals have or develop may be due to the dysregulation of the brain. They include the anxiety-depression, attention deficits, behavior disorders, sleep disorders/disturbances, headaches/migraines, autoimmune disorders, IBS, hot flashes, PMS, athletic performance and emotional disturbances. Research has shown benefits with seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.
How it works:
This is a non-invasive and a passive experience. Electrodes are attached to the scalp with rubbing alcohol and electrode paste and the brain waves are then read as the client watches a video, plays a game or watches a movie. What is read back to the client is a mirror image of what the brain is doing through visual, auditory and sensory tools. The screen may move from full screen and shrink in size, the sounds in the ear phones may change in frequency along with the tactile sensory device.
The client gives feedback to find the optimal training frequency (OTF) which is client specific. Each brain is different and unique so in order to find the training specific for the client, assessments and time spent with the therapist to determine which protocols will be best to use.