Although military veterans and first responders are synonymous with PTSD, anyone who has been exposed to trauma can develop this psychological condition. Further, PTSD can stem from childhood, adolescent, or adulthood life experiences. People with PTSD often develop enormous amounts of anxiety in public, around new people, or new situations. Busy stores, birthday parties, and even traffic can overwhelm a person with PTSD and keep them from wanting to leave their homes. The result is a very sad, secluded life, and very few people are understanding.
The symptoms of PTSD manifest themselves differently from person-to-person, but the results are similar – fear, anxiety, and reliving the trauma. The good news? You don't have to continue this way.
Best PTSD Treatment
The good news is that you can find quality PTSD treatment in CT at the Center for NeuroPotential. Here, we use neurofeedback treatment to help our patients overcome the fear and anxiety that are standard with PTSD patients. Many of our patients feel the fear wash away during the first treatment, although some people require several treatments before they begin to notice results. Still, everyone who attends neurofeedback treatment for PTSD experiences marked improvement relatively quickly, especially when compared to the other forms of treatment that exist.
What are the Effects of Neurofeedback PTSD Treatment?
Neurofeedback helps people with PTSD to calm down, get centered, and find inner peace, and it's not temporary! It will stick with you. Unlike talk therapy, with neurofeedback, the patient doesn't need to revisit the traumatic events that led to the development of their PTSD in the first place. The goal of neurofeedback in PTSD treatment in CT is to help individuals manage their anxiety to the point where they don't feel as ramped up as they always do.
When you are no longer spending as much energy to cope with your anxieties and fears, you'll be able to spend that energy on other activities that lead to a happier, more fulfilled life. You'll appreciate finally being comfortable around people and going out into public to do normal things. Without debilitating anxiety and fear, you'll discover that it is much easier to connect with people on a much deeper level. Plus, the people in your life will also be very aware that you are much easier to deal and connect with.
What to Expect
The process is very passive. The patient will sit there with his or her eyes closed, and we'll show the brain what's happening inside of it. We use a returning micro impulse of information to show your brain a viewpoint from the outside. It's as if your brain is seeing itself in the mirror for the first time. When your brain sees this, it says, “Oh, why have I been doing that? Let's try something easier. Let's let go.”
Perhaps the best part about neurofeedback PTSD treatment is that there are no side effects, it's non-invasive, and you'll be back in your car driving home immediately afterward.