What is an Anxiety Disorder?
It's essential to recognize that anxiety can have different manifestations for different individuals. For some people, "butterflies" in the stomach can be a pleasant feeling, while others may have more acute reactions to certain situations such as panic attacks, nightmares, or intense thoughts.
Although there are similarities, there is a distinction between everyday anxiety and anxiety disorders. Experiencing normal levels of anxiety regarding something new or stressful can be expected. However, when it becomes uncontrollable or excessive and interferes with your quality of life, it could be a sign of an anxiety disorder.
The most common anxiety disorders include:
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Separation anxiety
- Illness anxiety
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Social anxiety disorder
Neurofeedback — A Holistic Treatment for Anxiety Disorders
Neurofeedback training is a type of therapy that helps people learn to self-regulate their Central Nervous System (CNS). This therapy can be used to treat a variety of mental health issues or conditions including anxiety disorders, depression, memory problems, focus issues, and impulse control problems.
Neurofeedback works at the subconscious level, which controls your behaviors, thoughts, and other bodily functions 90%-95% of the time. Through a process of measurement and reinforcement that’s provided via neurofeedback, one can learn to better regulate their brainwave activity. The goal is for the patient to become more aware of their own brainwave patterns and how those patterns affect their behavior.
During neurofeedback training sessions, the patient is connected to EEG sensors that measure brainwave activity in real-time. A computer then provides feedback in the form of audio or visual cues when certain brainwave patterns are detected. This feedback helps the patient become aware of their own cognitive functions and how they affect behavior. With practice and repetition, patients can learn to control these patterns and reduce anxiety symptoms.
Neurofeedback is an effective holistic treatment for anxiety because it works at the subconscious level where most anxiety originates from. It can help people gain insight into how their thoughts and behaviors are connected with their underlying emotions so they can make better decisions in stressful situations.
Start your Holistic Treatment for Anxiety in Denver
Do you want to improve your quality of life? Then you've come to the right place.
At Braincode Centers, we have a team of experienced professionals who specialize in treating different kinds of anxiety disorders and other mental health conditions. We'll develop a tailored treatment plan to address your mental health concerns and associated symptoms using a holistic method, which may include therapies like neurofeedback and/or biofeedback.
Contact us today to book your consultation and learn more about our drug-free options for anxiety treatment in Denver.