- Written by the loving mom of a preteen with learning challenges 12/15:
As a neurofeedback provider, Pam is simply the best. She is incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and supportive. She takes the time to make a personal connection with her clients. Additionally, Pam actively listens to concerns, discusses them, and creates a plan for clients to address the most pressing needs through neurofeedback. My son has been working with Pam for over a year now doing neurofeedback, and the results have been amazing. As a person with ADHD, anxiety, and disabilities in reading and writing, my son faces many challenges day to day. Neurofeedback has helped him to better regulate his emotions and become a more flexible thinker by adapting better to changes in routine.
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2. Testimonial by Elizabeth Blaidd, CEO 5/2016
Pam’s Neurofeedback treatments have changed my life-literally. It’s been like breaking through a veil that I didn’t know was there-and finding a new way of being on the other side – a me that no longer makes choices that create more stress, anxiety and overwhelm. My baseline default setting is changed and my life is now changing to match that. Just astonishing! I don’t have words, because I didn’t know this- or that this version of me was even possible. Thank you, Pam.
3. Testimonial by Howard H
By telling my own story, I hope that Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines suffering with the emotional and physical pain of PTSD and mTBI will overcome their biases and seek treatment. My intent is to get those who suffer silently to identify with the symptoms, the pain of suffering, and the joy of treatment.
When we MEDEVAC a Soldier from the battlefield with a visible wound, we givehim a medal and call him a hero. It is not the same for the countless Soldiers, Sailors,Airmen and Marines who return home with PTSD, whether caused by or in conjunctionwith mTBI or not. I think this classification may be part of the barrier to treatment.
A study that’s been done of Soldiers returning home from Iraq found that only 40% of service members with mental problems said they would get help. In many cases this was due to the soldiers’fears about what others would think, and how it could hurt their military careers (Hamblen, 2010). I believe strongly that if PTSD is redefined as an injury then Soldiers will treat it like an injury.
I am certain that, like me, a lot of Soldiers do not consider getting their “bell rung”as a serious brain injury. It is, and, what is more frightening, is that several lifetimeincidents have the potential to lead to long-term health issues. The long-term healthaffects of multiple concussions is further complicated by the frequency at which theyoccur. Some of the best data available today is coming out of the sports industry,specifically American football.
A treatment that I have used is Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG) biofeedback. This therapy has derived from the diagnostic tool of the EEG used to monitor electrical brainwave patterns. Like infrared light therapy , the client is subjected to audio or visual stimulation in an effort to retrain my brain via the monitoring of electrical impulses. Studies show that most individuals with mTBI improve on neuropsychological tests as a result of this therapy (Thatcher, Walker, Gerson, & Geisler, 1989, p. 105). Copies of my brainmap indicate significant improvement over the year of therapy that included discussion therapy, infrared therapy, acupunture, and qEEG biofeedback or Neurofeedback therapy.
Today I am completing my PhD in Organizational systems with the hope that Soldiers who return home with PTSD and mTBI will have treatment options available to them and they will not suffer silently as so many still do today. After neurofeedback, I have noticed improved mental abilities and fewer symptoms. What I like most is that the process is drug-free and easy to self-administer. Thank you!– Howard H., Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army
4. A veteran tells his healing story