Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately "feed back" information to the user. The presentation of this information — often in conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior — supports desired physiological changes. Over time, these changes can endure without continued use of an instrument.
Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention. Hypnosis may be used for unconscious exploration, to better understand underlying motivations or identify whether past events or experiences are associated with causing a problem. Hypnosis avoids the critical censor of the conscious mind, which often defeats what we know to be in our best interests. The effectiveness of hypnosis appears to lie in the way in which it bypasses the critical observation and interference of the conscious mind, allowing the client's intentions for change to take effect.
Hynopsis may be employed in the following circumstances:Trauma (incest, rape, physical and emotional abuse, cult abuse); Anxiety and stress management; Depression; Bed-wetting (enuresis); Sports and athletic performance; Smoking cessation; Obesity and weight control; Sexual dysfunctions; Sleep disorders; Concentration difficulties, Test anxiety and Learning disorders.
Neuropsychological evaluations are sometimes needed when it is suspected that there has been a decline in cognitive abilities. This may be the result of an illness, brain injury or aging. We can provide a wide range of cognitive testing to assess such things as intellectual functioning, memory impairment, language problems, attention and concentration. Call us to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your needs.
We understand that psychological evaluations are becoming increasingly common for a wide variety of problems. We are here to help you.
Some of the more common uses are for:
Every individual is unique and has different goals for treatment. We work with you to find a solution that best suits your needs. We employ a wide range of different psychotherapies, we can utilize behavioral techniques such as biofeedback, conduct assessments, we can work with your psychiatrist / physician or refer you to a qualified medical professional, or teach you techniques such as self-hypnosis. We do not expect you to make such an important decision based on what we say on our website or over the phone. We invite you to speak with a professional in a free, no obligation consultation to have your questions answered and to see if we are the right choice for you.
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