your brain doesn't lie
The basic idea of neurofeedback is training in self-regulation, which allows our central nervous system to function better. During neurofeedback, we observe our own brain in action from moment to moment in order to understand how it responds to outside stimulus and our thoughts. When we start changing activity to more appropriate patterns, we reward our brain. This is a gradual learning process. Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback, because it is based on electrical brain activity.
Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain dysregulation like the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS, and emotional disturbances. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.
As we watch Kim’s experience with neurofeedback in this clip, notice her powerful response when she actually sees on the computer screen the ways in which she is stuck!
Dr. Dan explains that her “hyperarousal” is caused by childhood trauma. Hyperarousal is correlated with low social/emotional decision-making abilities, sleep difficulty, and low motivation, among a host of other problems. He works with Kim to reduce her hyperarousal, teaching her brain to function more efficiently.
NVC, EFT, and neurofeedback were the three main therapies Kim used in Wrestling Ghosts. But there are many others available to us.