"If you're looking for new ways to treat old problems you will find this an invaluable resource." (Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide, Nov-Dec 2006)
“This is a book that should be on the bookshelf of every primary care physician, neurologist, neurosurgeon, pain management specialist, psychologist, and clinical social worker. This book is a must-read for anyone who has had a history of head trauma (who hasn't?), as well as anyone who knows someone with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, ADD, or autism.” (Richard A. Bernstein, M.D., FCCP)
". . . offers a new methodology which may be of help to a wide variety of conditions for which there has previously been little hope." (Mark A. Lawrence, M.D., May 2007)
"Doctors at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital began noticing last year that MRIs left people with bipolar disorder in much better moods. . . . it suggests that magnetic fields can alter the biology of the brain, and may cause other effects we don’t understand yet." ("Health & Science News," The Week)
“Kudos to Stephen Larsen for the accomplishment of a superb book that chronicles the development of a technique that will revolutionize mental health care . . .” (Siegfried Othmer, Ph.D., Aug. 18, 2006)
". . . an important alternative to chemical approaches for such chronic behavioral disorders as ADHD, and monopolar and bipolar depression." (Aznet News, Oct-Nov 2006)
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Doctors at Harvard Medical School's McLean Hospital began noticing last year that MRIs left people with bipolar disorder in much better moods. . . . it suggests that magnetic fields can alter the biology of the brain, and may cause other effects we don't understand yet.
Health & Science News, THE WEEK
According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year 260,000 people are hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries. The Brain Injury Association reports 1.5 million injuries annually, many of which go undiagnosed but which can lead to various cognitive and emotional impairments. Traditionally the methods for resolving these impairments have been limited to drug therapy or surgery.
This book explores an alternative, highly effective technique of restoring brain function: the Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS). Developed by Dr. Len Ochs in 1992, it has had extraordinary results using weak electromagnetic fields to stimulate brain-wave activity and restore brain flexibility and responsiveness. The treatment works across a broad spectrum of human activity--both on the basic functional level and in the more subtle areas of cognitive, affective, and spiritual processes that make us truly human. While the LENS treatment has had remarkable results with individuals who have experienced severe physical trauma to the head and brain, psychotherapist and neurofeedback researcher Stephen Larsen also sees it as an important alternative to chemical approaches for such chronic behavioral disorders as anxiety, ADHD, monopolar and bi-polar depression, and childhood developmental disorders. The Healing Power of Neurofeedback chronicles the development of this groundbreaking technique and includes case histories that demonstrate the validity of this dynamic, emerging healing modality.
STEPHEN LARSEN, PH.D., is Psychology Professor Emeritus at SUNY Ulster and the author of The Shaman's Doorway and The Mythic Imagination and coauthor of Joseph Campbell: A Fire in the Mind. He has been using the LENS clinically since 1996 and biofeedback since 1975 in his psychotherapy practice. He directs the Stone Mountain Center for Counseling and Biofeedback near New Paltz, New York.