What our clients say
Greg, aged 9
A loving family
and 2 years' dedicated work with the behavioural support team wasn't
enough to help Greg control his angry outbursts. His oppositional
behaviour was affecting his performance, his friendships and the
well-being of his whole family. One day, just weeks before the summer
holidays, a particularly serious outburst resulted in his temporary
exclusion. A brain map, or 'QEEG' revealed unusually elevated levels
of high beta activity in the frontal and central areas. Using neurofeedback,
Greg increased his alpha activity. Gradually, as his behaviour came
under his control, his schoolwork and relationships improved and
he became 'a pleasure to teach'. Greg received the 'Most Improved
Student of the Year' award - and the coveted place at his next school
''Many people have helped
him throughout his school years, but I remain convinced that the outlook
for him would have remained poor without neurofeedback training. This
therapy has returned to me a very loving and loveable child'' Greg's Mum.
Nick, aged 9.
Nick's mum, herself
a childcare worker, stumbled across neurofeedback by chance. She
admits being sceptical about the idea at first, though she believes
that different approaches can act like 'keys' to unlock hidden potential.
Nick's fine and gross motor skills had always presented a problem
and, unsurprisingly, his QEEG revealed a generalised slowing of
the EEG spectrum. But after just 3 neurofeedback sessions, targeted
towards activating the sensori-motor strip, he was puting on his
own pants and socks for the first time! After 15 sessions he was
pedalling the shiny, unused bike that used to stand idle in the
driveway. And, when he returned to his occupational therapist after
a 6-week course of neurofeedback she was duly impressed. ''I was
surprised by Nick's sudden ability to do bilateral work - he had
come on tremendously!''
"sometimes parents of special needs
children just don't feel that they're getting anywhere, but since having
neurofeedback Nick's progress has been quite amazing - and it's not just
his motor skills, he's actually coming out of his own little world and
engaging in real conversation now!" Nick's Mum.
Ryan, aged 10.
A friend of Ryan's
mum saw an article about neurofeedback in a London magazine and
got on the phone to her right away. Ryan had ADHD and had been on
Ritalin for 3 years. It seemed to help at first, but despite his
IQ of 138, he was being educated partially in a special youth unit
and partially in a mainstream class with children much less intellectually
able. Ryan was tiny, pasty-faced, angry and violent. He was a poor
sleeper and a poor eater who was constantly battling with himself,
with school, with everybody. Ryan's mum made the journey south from
Lancashire and stayed with friends while Ryan did an intensive,
2-week course of neurofeedback training. He came off Ritalin to
have a brain map made which revealed a very high theta to beta ratio
(typical in ADHD brains). At the end of the first week, at a family
gathering, no one could believe the Ryan they saw. He was calm,
considerate - and making polite conversation...
"It was like a miracle - literally
like a miracle! He's put on a stone, he's grown about 4 inches, his face
has filled out and there's a sparkle in his eye. He used to say he wanted
to kill himself. Now he's got his head up and he's wearing hair gel! And
he actually played Monopoly with his sister recently - they've never,
ever played together before. We still have some work to do with his hyperactivity,
but we've got a home unit now and we'll do training with him every day.
I have hope for his future now. Neurofeedback has changed our lives. He
won't be going back on medication".