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The Healing Power of Neurofeedback: The Revolutionary LENS Technique for Restoring Optimal Brain Function Paperback – April 21, 2006
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“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)
"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)
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“A superb book that chronicles the development of a technique that will revolutionize mental health care.”
--Siegfried Othmer, Ph.D., BCIAC, chief scientist of the EEG Institute
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.
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If you think this treatment might be for you, and want to explore it further, I do believe this book will help you understand how this treatment came to be and the principles involved. It can be technical, but I found it facinating and enlightning.
The one star rater felt this wasn't biofeedback/neurofeedback. I disagree. LRNS takes the brain wave pattern and offests it by a tiny amount and feeds it back... the brain then tries to follow the new frequency, leaving behind the old, dysfunctional frequency. Certainly seems like neurofeedback to me. Me, the patient, had to put forth no effort or practice, other than attend the appointments. I would live on bread and water to be able to afford these treatments, that is how much difference they have made in my life. Best of healing to you.
I became somewhat obsessed with keeping up with this field and all the variations of treatments, and I have directed many people to various practioners in my state. I have attended multiple conferences as a layman just to keep up with advances and spin-offs from this treatment. My bookshelves at home are full of publications on this subject because I so strongly believe in the physiological principles being discovered in this area. This book finally explains in clear, understandable language what Len Och's protocol does, or at least what is known up to this point. Most importantly,it brings together a comprehensive view that needs to be understood both by the public and practitioners of the trade. Chapter Twelve discusses all the other modalities of treatment of disorders and how all of them are important and how possibly none of them alone is the only answer to many complicated disorders. This field of treatment addresses many things that mainstream medicine presently is not addressing, and this book offers other avenues to explore. I think the author explains that enigma as well as anyone I have read. For anyone practicing, or for anyone trying to decide if it is a protocol that might improve their lives or a loved one's life, this is a must read.
Considering 1 in 13 US school children are on psychiatric drugs LENS neurofeedback is a great alternative to drugging our kids. In fact it seems a good alternative to try for anyone on psychiatric drugs.