The wonders of science never cease. The Institute for Research and Assessment & Professional Development at Cal State University, under the guidance and leadership of the Director Dr. Connie McReynolds,Ph.D. , are sheparding a well researched Neurofeedback program for a broad population of participants, including veterans of war.
With the dramatic increase in the cases of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and head injuries; all modalities that are offered to abate the chronic symptoms that accompany the residuals of war are welcomed by both the veteran and their family and friends.
Through a collaborative partnership with San Bernardino County Veterans Affairs and the Research Institute veterans can receive up to 40 sessions of neurofeedback brain training.
Evidence based research has shown marked improvement in relieving some aspects of chronic pain, depression, and attention deficit problems. The symptoms of PTSD are on a rather broad spectrum, yet the ability to monitor brain waves can often identify the areas that can benefit from some fine tuning by way of the feedback mechanisms.
Neurofeedback works by training the brain to function at its maximum potential,which is similar to the way the body is exercised, toned and maintained. The technology is safe and effective or children and adults ages 5 to 95. The training is not a quick cure. It can take anywhere from 40 to 50 sessions of treatment. In private institutes the same sessions would costs thousands of dollars. The Institute for Research, Assessment and Professional Development charges fees on a sliding scale so that is available to a wide population. Veterans are eligible for scholarships by way of an extensive intake interview.
For more information you can contact the Institute at 909.537.5681 or visit the website at http://coe.csusb.edu/resources/coeinstitute/neurofeedback.html