FAQs – Stress

Some common questions you might have about the Montreal Neurotherapy Center.

Is Neurofeedback an approved treatment for stress?

The FDA has approved Neurofeedback for Stress reduction and the American Pediatric Academy has endorsed Neurofeedback as a “Level 1/Best Support” treatment for children with ADHD and has equated neurofeedback with medication in terms of efficacy for resolving ADHD.

What Brain patterns are we supposed to change for stress reduction?

One training we use at Neurotherapy Montreal is called Alpha Theta training. It essentially mimics the effects of meditation. In this case, patients are exposed to audio feedback with no visual stimuli. Its effects are much more dramatic and more rapid than traditional meditation.

What happens in the brain during the sessions?

With Neurofeedback the central nervous system can be stabilized. Additionally, the agitation caused by stress can be calmed down and self control can be increased. This will decrease feelings of anxiety or anger and improve, self-esteem, concentration and organizational skills.

How Does Neurofeedback Reduce Stress?

With neurofeedback, you learn to recreate a calm state and moderate your response to stress so that anxiety is minimized and occurs less frequently. EEG biofeedback gives the individual the mental skills to respond and adapt appropriately to stress. Neurofeedback (or EEG biofeedback) is a learning technique that leads to changes in brain wave patterns.

Is Neurofeedback an Alternative to Medication for stress?

As the brain learns to decrease anxiety and remain more calm, often less medication is needed. Medications tend to affect the entire brain, which is why some medications may cause side effects and you may become dependent on them to decrease anxiety.

Neurofeeback Treatment given at the Montreal Neurotherapy Center permit targeted healing without affecting the entire brain & body.