The non-drug training that gets people off of psych drugs.
ADD or AD/HD stands for Attention
Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It is characterized by
inattention, distractibility, and impulsivity. There may be or may
not be hyperactive squirmy and fidgety behavior. AD/HD
affects 5-10% of children and continues into adulthood with transformed
symptoms. The problem too often results in failure and tragedy in
some realm of life.
Do not mistake long periods of hyper-focus on a game as evidence
against ADD. The real problem is poor self-regulation of
attention. It is flexible concentration and adaptable emotional
intensity that promotes success.
We often see certain problems associated with AD/HD. These
include learning disabilities, defiant attitudes, mood problems, and
sleep disturbances. These related issues are not helped by the
stimulant medications typically prescribed by physicians.
There is an elegant non drug solution to ADHD with many
advantages. Since 1970, brain training with an EEG has proven
effective for a growing number of physical and psychological
complaints. AD/HD has been a leading area of research and
application for direct brain training.
The idea behind this training is that when you interact with a
display of your brain waves, you can self-repair the underlying
problem. Instead of working chemically, brain training corrects
the electrical properties of the brain. This training is a form of
biofeedback which has been shown to reliably reduce symptoms in about
150 diverse disorders.
The advantage of clearing ADHD with training are that when the
underlying disorder is cleared, the related learning, mood, and attitude
problems also fade away. Research also shows the training to be
highly effective and to be sustained in long term follow up
studies. Side effects are rare and minimal.
Brain wave training involves simply learning to operate an efficient
and quiet mind. The brain, EEG and software control any favorite
music CD and computer images. When the mind is more calm and
focused, the music plays and graphics move. When the mind is
turbulent, the music and graphic pauses briefly. The thresholds
are set so the music play 95-99% of the time. This play-pause
contrast guides the trainee toward a calmer and more focused mind.
The benefits are gradual and pervasive.
Brain training is also used for achieving optimal performance.
Studies measuring IQ show an average of a 12 point gain. Brain
wave training is used by athletes, performers, students, executives and
military officers. They appreciate the improved mental focus and
the emotional regulation that allows them to stay focused in the
performance zone. Greater resilience and flexibility of the
central nervous system is desirable in any human endeavor.