Anxiety disorders can take the form of panic attacks, phobias, performance anxiety, social anxiety or stage fright. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and a healthy coping mechanism. However, when it becomes an overwhelming dread of everyday situations, it can interfere with the ability to function. Symptoms or behaviors of anxiety disorders can be mental, emotional or physical.

Mental and emotional symptoms or behaviors include:

  • Excessive, continuous worry and tension
  • Unrealistic perception of problems
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of restlessness or being “on edge”
  • Being easily startled

Physical symptoms often consist of:

  • Muscle tension
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Tiredness
  • Dysregulated sleep patterns, including difficulties falling or staying asleep
  • Trembling

Therapy such as medication can produce results, but these results are largely reversed when treatment is stopped. They can also be addicting or have negative side effects.

Results with Connectivity Neurofeedback:

One major advantage of treating anxiety with Connectivity Neurofeedback is that it is a non-invasive procedure with no adverse side effects. It has been proven effective in several studies with many showing positive lasting outcome. Connectivity Neurofeedback is best used in combination with other techniques, including Relaxation Therapy and Cognitive Therapy, to produce greater desired effects. The Neuroconnection recognizes the need to look at anxiety in the context of the individual’s life and to develop a comprehensive plan utilizing Connectivity Neurofeedback while also addressing these environmental contributors.

The Neuroconnection has achieved the following results in treating anxiety:

  • Increased calm and ability to control the “flight or fight” response to stressful situations
  • Improved focus and performance
  • Decreased irritability 
  • Fewer avoidant behaviors
  • Increased engagement and involvement in novel situations without fear
  • Fewer somatic symptoms
  • Decrease or elimination of need for psychotropic medication

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