By: Richard Seldeen
Few things are harder on an individual and their family than a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD). In fact, in today’s society, there is constant exploration of health alternatives and strategies that can help those suffering with TBI or PTSD. From Military Veterans, Athletes, Accident Victims and MMA fighters, the desperate search for answers has grown in leaps and bounds demonstrated by the application of neurofeedback systems. While those suffering with brain imbalance are generally put on medication, drug free options are now changing the management and recovery of TBI and PTSD victims.
What Happens When One Experiences a Brain Injury?
When one experiences a brain injury, whether it was caused by a traumatic event or it occurred through an accident, brain injuries bring about drastic changes in an individual’s life. Therefore, learning to manage and recover from a brain injury is an enormous challenge. It is the reason that healers and healthcare providers are always on the lookout for more cutting edge technologies that make a genuine difference to those struggling with brain injuries. Fortunately, an exciting system called Neuroptimal Neurofeedback is changing the way we deal with brain imbalances. To understand how Neuroptimal Neurofeedback is making a difference, it’s important first to understand some of the indicators related to both TBI’s and PTSD.
What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)!
In simple terms, PTSD is a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress that occurs as a result of an injury or severe psychological shock. It usually develops in some people that have either seen a dangerous event or lived through a shocking or scary experience. Typically it involves constant and vivid recall of the experience. More often than not, if a person is suffering with PTSD, there is generally a change in mood and thinking. For example, the individual may have trouble recalling things that occurred during the trauma-related event. They may even have distorted beliefs about the world or themselves, such as thinking they are bad people. One of the more common behaviors of a person suffering with PTSD is avoidance. In other words, the person might try to do everything possible to avoid any people or activities that may stir up memories of the trauma. One might experience:
- Reliving a traumatic event with repeated flashbacks
- Recurring dreams of the event
- Frightening or disturbing dreams
- Trouble Sleeping
- Outbursts of anger
- Intense distress if exposed to anything resembling the event
- Preoccupation with possible unknown threats
- Constantly watching and scanning surroundings
- Being startled easily
- Having a persistent sense of insecurity
Common Behaviors of a Person with PTSD!
Living with PTSD is extremely difficult and can leave one with various behaviors that are both unpleasant and painful both to the sufferer as well as their families. Some examples of these behaviors include:
- Psychological numbing
- Inability to relate to others
- Chronic physical symptoms including pain, headaches or irritable bowels
- No sense of a future — no expectation of having a family, of having a career, or of living to old age
- Dissociation, whereby someone can experience de-realization or de-personalization
- Agitated behavior, difficulty concentrating, or developmental regression especially in children relative to toilet training or speech
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
All too often TBI’s occur from a sudden blow or jolt to the head such as when a person is in an accident. Other TBI causes may come about when a military person experiences gun fire, an explosive device or some other traumatic military experience. A TBI can also occur even if there is no direct jolt or blow to the head. To explain, if someone has been in a car accident, there may not be evidence of direct physical injury to the head, yet there may be bleeding between the skull and brain, ultimately causing a TBI. Regardless of how it happens, TBIs can range from mild to extremely severe and can leave one with a host of symptoms that are difficult to endure, resulting in the following:
- Headaches or neck pain that does not go away.
- Light-headedness, dizziness or loss of balance.
- Urge to vomit (nausea).
- Loss of sense of smell or taste.
- Ringing in the ears.
- Difficulty remembering, concentrating or making decisions.
- Slowness in thinking, speaking, acting or reading.
- Getting lost or easily confused.
- Feeling tired all of the time and having no energy or motivation.
- Mood changes (feeling sad or angry for no reason).
- Changes in sleep patterns (sleeping a lot more or having a hard time sleeping)
How NeurOptimal Neurofeedback Helps!
For those who work with patients that struggle with brain imbalances, it has been reported that Neuroptimal Neurofeedback is making quite an impact on management and recovery of brain imbalances and can be far more effective than medication. The reason being is that NeurOptimal Neurofeedback communicates with the brain in such a way so that the brain learns how to regulate itself and become more efficient. Ultimately, this type of training leads to symptom improvement over time with a decreased need for medication. In simple terms, Neuroptimal Neurofeedback brain training improves flexibility and resilience thus creating overall improved mental and cognitive functioning. In addition, NeurOptimal provider surveys have reported that with the application of Neuroptimal Neurofeedback training, there is a significant reduction in the severity and frequency of symptoms, for Neuroptimal Neurofeedback targets, balances, and optimizes brain function for individuals coping with symptoms associated with PTSD disorder and TBI’s.
Through consistent training, NeurOptimal helps to promote deeper relaxation, heightened mental clarity, enhanced cognitive performance and increased awareness. The protocol of NeurOptimal Neurofeedback also works in conjunction with Tesla Energy Lights and nutritional supplementation, as the combination is a powerful management and recovery program for those suffering with any of the above mentioned symptoms. The effect of NeuroOptimal Neurofeedback is dramatic and powerful and has been shown to improve the brain’s function on a multitude of levels.
About the Author
Mr. Richard Seldeen is a provider of NeurOptimal, a neurofeedback technology available to men, women and children who are struggling with brain imbalances such as depression, anxiety, addictions, ADD, and head injury. Also offered are the Tesla Energy Lights as fuel for integrating positive intentions and releasing stored physical energies. The combination of Tesla Energy Lights, NeurOptimal neurofeedback along with nutritional supplementation can assist with facilitating profound mental and physical transformation.