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Healing Young Brains: The Neurofeedback Solution
“Neurofeedback is a scientifically proven from of brainwave feedback that trains the child’s brain to overcome slow brainwave activity and increase and maintain and its speed permanently. Neurofeedback is quick, noninvasive, and cost effective. In fact, 80 percent of the time, neurofeedback is effective, and there are none of the side effects associated with the drugs commonly used for such childhood disorders as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, sleep disorders, and emotional problems.
Healing Young Brains is the parents’ guide to all they need to know about treating their children with neurofeedback as an alternative to drugs.”-taken from back of book
ADD: The 20-Hour Solution
“ADD: The 20-Hour Solution explains how EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) addresses the underlying problem and characteristics ADD and ADHD, so that symptoms resolve and tangible improvement results. This book describes the method by which we can improve the brain’s ability to pay attention and regulate its behavior. It explains the self-healing capacities of the human brain and how it can learn or re-learn the self-regulatory mechanisms that are basic to its normal design and function.
The book shows:
What ADD really is and how the brain maintains self-regulation
How and why EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) helps people with ADD
What parents can do to get their child on-track to healthy adjustment and development
How to talk to doctors, therapists, teachers, and others about ADD
Good assessment procedures and how they contribute to effective treatment
How self-control, personal choice, and responsibility for one’s behavior relate to scientific principles of brain functioning
How to find appropriate resources and get started with neurotherapy”-taken from back of book
Getting Rid of Ritalin
“Ritalin is not always effective, it often has side effects and it does nothing to treat the cause of attention deficit disorder (ADD). Yet four million children take Ritalin to control ADD or hyperactivity.
There’s a better alternative, called neurofeedback, which the authors, a psychiatrist and a psychologist, have found effective for up to 80% of the hundreds of clients they have treated. Neurofeedback is a scientifically proven form of brainwave biofeedback that teaches patients how to overcome the slow brain wave activity that is at the core of ADD. Neurofeedback teaches the brain how to increase and maintain its speed permanently. Thus, it corrects the problem rather than treating symptoms. In addition, it is quick, noninvasive, and cost-effective.
Getting Rid of Ritalin gives you all you need to know about the subject, including the role of nutrition, the need to eliminate toxic substances, the health effects of too much television and the need for sensitive parenting. It even includes a list of neurofeedback practitioners around the country. Neurofeedback: It works better, it is safer, and it corrects the problem.”-taken from back of book.
A Symphony in the Brain
A Symphony in the Brain by Jim Robbins
“Imagine a procedure versatile enough to treat epilepsy, autism, attention deficit disorder, head injuries, addictions, and depression with no drugs or side effects, and to improve everything from golf scores to opera singers’ voices. These are only some of the claims made for neurofeedback, a controversial but effective treatment that is revolutionizing the way an incredibly broad range of medical and psychological conditions are treated.
In A Symphony in the Brain Jim Robbins traces the fascinating, untold story of the development of neurofeedback, from its discovery by a small corps of research psychologists, to its growing application across the country and around the world, to present battles for acceptance in the conservative medical world. Newly revised and expanded, this remarkable history offers a wealth of powerful case studies, accessible scientific explanations, and dramatic personal accounts that develop our understanding of this important field.”-taken from back of book
“In the late 1980’s, national attention came to ADHD and the medication most prescribed for it Ritalin. The glare of the spotlight brought reasonable concern and fear. Were too many children being placed on medication? Was ADHD a scapegoat for discipline problems in the schools? In the midst of the controversy, however, other important questions were lost. The questions each parent and individual must ask are: Do I have a correct diagnosis of ADHD? What kind of medication might be helpful? What else and should I do to help myself or my child deal with this problem? At the risk of sounding trite, “to take Ritalin or not to take Ritalin” is not the only issue.”-taken from back of book.
I Choose Life
“I CHOOSE LIFE is an in-depth look at the body’s ability to create health through the power of the mind. The self image we hold in our mind is a powerful blueprint affecting our total heath and ability to heal our body. Psychologist Dr. Patricia Norris explains how imagery and biofeedback techniques are used to develop a self image that is strong and effective, potentiating healing on all levels. I CHOOSE LIFE is a book for anyone wishing to understand the role that b eliefs, attitudes and expectations play in creating both disease and wellness. Norris clearly explains those methods of visualization which have proven to be most effective, describing her personal experiences with clients and documenting the powerful connections between the mind and the body. Highlighting her work Norris presents nine year old Garrett Porter as an excellent example of the effectiveness of these procedures. Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, co-author Garrett describes how he worked for a year with biofeedback, visualizations, relaxation, drawing, self expression techniques, and eventually totally eliminated his tumor. In addition to inspiring stories of personal healing, this book shares valuable information for everyone about the mind’s ability to transform the quality of life on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual”- taken from back of book.