Neurofeedback for ED Recovery
Incorporating neurofeedback into your treatment plan can promote a faster and more effective eating disorder recovery. By relieving the nervous system from chronic stress caused by diet culture (and other stressors), neurofeedback works to balance your mood and appetite, and support healthy eating patterns and a growing sense of self-worth.
Available in-office or at-home.
Enhances the results of the therapy you are already doing. Achieve therapy goals faster and prevent relapse.
Improves energy, focus, mood, sleep, emotion regulation,
and eating regulation.
Can alleviate physical and mental health conditions beyond eating disorders, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, pain, sleep problems, chronic fatigue, and more.
What is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback brainwave training is an FDA-approved therapeutic technique for stress reduction. But in our experience, it's benefits extend beyond stress relief. With therapy, our clients report a reduction in disordered eating behaviors, feeling more comfortable in their bodies, improved awareness of hunger and fullness cues, better sleep patterns, and improved self-image. This holistic approach to healing promotes lasting positive change and supports individuals in their recovery journey.
How Neurofeedback Supports Your Recovery
Chronic stress is a significant underlying factor in eating disorders. The pressure from diet culture to conform to certain body ideals and eating patterns can create immense stress and anxiety for individuals. Additionally, personal adversities or trauma can further contribute to a chronically stressed nervous system. Stress sets the stage for eating disorders as it can dysregulate the appetite, eating patterns, and disrupt one's confidence and body perception.
Neurofeedback offers a solution by helping individuals with eating disorders settle and stabilize their central nervous system. By targeting specific brainwave patterns, neurofeedback is a fast and effective way to promote improved regulation of the body's systems, leading to many mental and physical health benefits. It can be particularly supportive for individuals dealing with eating disorders, as it can lead to improved mood, emotional health, and improved appetite and eating regulation.
Neurofeedback therapy offers a range of benefits to support individuals in their eating disorder recovery journey. Here are some key advantages:
Appetite and Eating Regulation
Reduce urges to disordered eating and stress and emotion-driven eating patterns. Increase awareness of natural hunger, fullness, and appetite cues, supporting a body-attuned approach to eating.
Stress Reduction & Improved Energy
Optimize the arousal level of the central nervous system reducing stress and anxiety or lifting energy as needed to improve overall mood, focus, and productivity. By calming the central nervous system, individuals can better cope with daily challenges and achieve a sense of emotional stability.
Inner Peace & Body Confidence
Reduce fear-based and self-critical thinking while fostering an inner sense of security. This provides a foundation on which individuals with eating disorders can develop self-acceptance, confidence, and a positive body image.
Improved Sleep & Reduced Pain
Promotes relaxation and regulated brainwave patterns associated with deep sleep, allowing patients to achieve better restorative rest. Alleviates chronic pain by reducing muscle tension.
LEARN ABOUT IT
Neurofeedback Brainwave Training
In this video, founder Alison Ross, LMFT provides insight on how neurofeedback supports eating disorder recovery by reactivating the brain's natural ability to regulate itself, assisting with emotion and eating regulation.
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How Neurofeedback Works
Training the Brain into Wellness
Relax in a Comfy Chair
During your neurofeedback session, you will sit comfortably in a chair while observing a pleasant scene or engaging in a neurofeedback game on a monitor.
Watch a Pleasant Scene
Electrodes will be placed in specific patterns on your head to capture brainwave activity without any invasive procedure. These electrodes transmit the brainwave data to a computer, which then analyzes the information and sends signals back to your brain through the scene on the monitor.
Develop Inner Peace
Your brain will adapt its activity in response to signals, finding a regulated state. With training, and over time, this regulated state becomes your new baseline, fostering mental clarity, productivity, wellness, and a profound sense of tranquility.
“One of the most remarkable changes was that my busy mind became a quiet mind. The critical thoughts that used to dominate my every waking moment stopped. I started to feel more calm, and to see myself in a new light."
Sue H, CA
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At Non-Dieting Health we know how deeply diet culture can impact the way we think about food and our bodies.
We provide fast, effective and cutting-edge therapy to support anyone suffering from disordered eating.
This work results in deep healing that profoundly changes how you think and feel about food, your body and yourself - for good.