Questions about the Harmonized Brain Centers are important to us. We encourage clients and the public to ask questions about the Harmonized Brain Centers as we believe educating our clients and potential clients is something we value highly. As the old saying goes “there is never a bad question” and hopefully you can find your answer on our website. If for some reason you are not satisfied then please email us at info@HarmonizedBrainCenters.com or please give us a call at 719-661-6422. We are committed to helping our clients achieve the full potential of their brain by using the cutting edge technology of LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) and other common sense modalities. No method is 100% effective; however, our methods have proven to be safe, efficient and effective for our clients. So if you have questions about the Harmonized Brain Centers, please ask.
The LENS is a specific kind of Neurofeedback that operates much more rapidly than traditional Neurofeedback and has qualities that make it much easier to use with people who can’t sit still. With the LENS, the client doesn’t need to “do” anything, and there is nothing to learn. The typical session with the LENS lasts 3-4 minutes. This means that the LENS works well for people who either cannot or will not pay attention to a computer screen for longer time periods. Additionally, the LENS works much faster than traditional Neurofeedback with the number of sessions ranging from as few as 1 to an overall average number of sessions of 20. For more information on LENS click here.
Neurofeedback is direct training typically provided by health professionals such as psychologists, family therapists, and counselors. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment and that information is brought back to the person by way of the sensors. Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback, because it is based on electrical brain activity, the electroencephalogram, or EEG. Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation. Self-regulation is a necessary part of optimal brain performance and function. Self-regulation training allows the nervous system to function better. This training will take an average of 40± sessions. For more information onregular Neurofeedback click here.
We have found LENS to be the most cost effective and efficient neurofeedback system on the market for the client and the practitioner. Traditional neurofeedback typically takes 40 sessions to see sustaining results whereas LENS gets the same if not better results in 10 sessions. During LENS treatment the client is non-participatory but during traditional neurofeedback the client needs to focus and concentrate for up to 45 minutes to an hour a session.
LENS treatment can be used in addressing a variety of conditions that appear to be associated with irregular brain wave activity. Some of these conditions are hyperactivity and ADD, learning disabilities, conduct problems, sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-concussion syndrome, seizure disorders, autism spectrum disorders, migraines, chronic pain, and addiction among others. Sometimes if a client is just looking for optimal performance, LENS can help with that too as LENS helps the brain self-regulate to its most efficient pattern possible.
As many as it takes for each unique individual to feel substantially better on most symptoms identified on the CNS Questionnaire. Generally after an intake, map and three sessions, a therapist might be willing to make a prognosis (ten sessions might do it, or “this looks like a longer process, twenty minimum and maybe more–are you up for it?”). It is generally better to spread the treatments out more and more and “taper off” rather than stopping abruptly, and our clinical experience has been that the effects last longer.
We have no recorded instances of the LENS causing harm from structural changes to anyone in over twenty years of use with One million clients and over Four million sessions of the LENS and its predecessors. The LENS provides information in the form of biofeedback. By using feedback frequencies that are closer to the brain’s own than something like the powerful MRI field, tRMS , or even pulsed magnetic stimulation, the LENS achieves brainwave changes with gentle feedback information that may also be obtained with considerably stronger signals. We have no indication among professional providers (who talk to each other daily on a list-serve) of any long term “messing up” of anything, rather the reverse. And while no harm has ever been recorded, any kind of change process, even beneficial ones, can be temporarily disruptive The clinician providing the service can give you an estimate of just how disruptive one might expect the changes to be by evaluating your symptoms, sensitivity, hardiness, reactivity, and your history to maximize the support for you.
The longer the course of treatment with continual improvements, the more “permanent”. If, however, during an early “honeymoon phase” (a not infrequent experience) the person is so much better that they think they are “fixed” and stop abruptly. In this case, there may be regressions, and the old patterns (brain memory, muscle memory, old habits) may reassert themselves. However, for people who are quite robust underneath, but had a sudden setback, a very few treatments may suffice. Under these circumstances, the nervous system and body prefer the flexible and healthy state, and it can last even with so few treatments. We liken treatment of LENS to slightly adjusting the rudder on a ship. It might night seem like a big change at first but over time your ship is heading in a whole new direction after the adjustment.
No, LENS treatment is provided by Certified LENS Practitioners only, typically a psychologist, a counselor, a psychotherapist or other health care providers. You can visit ourFIND A PROVIDER page for a complete and current listing of certified providers around the globe.
You sit in a comfortable chair while a sensor is placed on different parts of your head. Each sensor is in place for about 20 seconds each; most people won’t feel anything, while occasionally a client may feel a slight tingling sensation to the area. The total process lasts about 4 to 5 minutes and you are not required to “do” anything other than sit and be comfortable.
LENS Therapy is effective in the majority of cases and is one of fastest working neurofeedback progams available.
More than 95% of our clients report significant improvement towards their goals and the results are long lasting.
Like any therapy, it works best for people that are motivated and want to improve. Attitude and willingness for change are critical. Our reputation is built on successful results so if we don’t feel LENS is for you, we won’t accept you as a client.
YES! LENS Therapy is completely non-invasive and safe. LENS is simply sending a small radio signal (less than what a digital watch uses) to the brain, disrupting clusters of frequencies that may have been locked together in rigid patterns and allowing them to become flexible again and organized in a more normal pattern.
Since its inception in the 1990’s, no one has ever been harmed using LENS Therapy. However, as with any “exercise” program, there can be side effects. You can learn more here
As with learning any new skill, the effects are cumulative. Most people experience improvements after the first few treatments but often they are so subtle, they don’t even realize it at first. After continued, consistent treatments, new patterns will emerge and the changes will be more significant.
As the psychological core improves, old habits will naturally shift into healthier ones. It is not unusual for things to change that you didn’t even think about when you came in, like headaches disappearing, increased energy, a more positive outlook on life. These are just great bonuses!
Since LENS Therapy is working with unique brain wave clusters and problems, there is no “set” amount of sessions you will need. Typically, the more long standing and entrenched the symptoms, the longer they will take to resolve. The effects are cumulative and once the brain has been retrained, the results are long lasting if not permanent.
During a treatment, all areas of the brain are treated. Some areas will react more quickly than others, while those that have been suppressed for a long time may need a little longer. We typically suggest a minimum of 10 sessions during which time we will be reviewing the results and producing additional brain maps to see changes that are happening. A recommendation for further treatment can be made at that time if necessary.
As the central nervous system becomes more regulated and symptoms subside, we often see a reduction in the amount of medication required to manage those symptoms. This is usually first apparent with sleeping medications, as sleep becomes easier without the outside help.
Any reductions in medication should be handled by your doctor. NEVER stop taking or alter your dosage of prescribed medications without consulting with the prescribing physician.
Harmonized Brain Centers has been operating full time since 2013 at our first location in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We are professionally trained and are certified LENS practitioners, with thousands of hours behind us. We are excited to expand our offices to Nashville Tn with the same dedication to professional service that we have always had.
Most clients report a feeling of regaining the vitality they had gradually lost as other things got in the way. A feeling of being more comfortable in their own skin; feeling more like themselves – alert and relaxed, alive and quiet at the same time.
The shifts are so organic to the brain that the way you feel and act seem perfectly natural – and it is, as you are acting more like yourself and less from automatic reactions. It doesn’t mean you won’t encounter life’s problems anymore, it just means you’ll handle them in a healthier way and the feelings won’t linger as before.
A fully balanced state is experienced as happiness, contentment, and clarity. Being in balance allows you to gain control and make choices that you weren’t able to before, as getting out of stuck habits allows you the freedom to choose your reactions rather than be over-run by them.
No! Absolutely not, there is no use of electric shocks in LENS Neurofeedback. The electric impulse we use is no more powerful than that of a cellphone. You will feel no pain when using LENS Neurofeedback. Promise.
LENS Therapy is the brain equivalent of physical exercises, and the most common side effect of physical exercise is that you get tired. As with physical training, fatigue is the most commonly reported side effect after a session.
Because LENS Therapy is essentially exercising your brain, the term ‘side effect’ isn’t applicable in the same sense as for medications. Unlike medication, nothing is put into the body or brain.
Those with more serious emotional conditions or trauma occasionally report an increase of old familiar feelings before the difficulty passes away and the issue fades out for good. It’s a bit like going to the gym and feeling that old injury acting up, revealing what’s beneath. People often report vivid dreams as the mind settles into a more balanced position.
If you have had a physical brain injury or head trauma, you will likely be more sensitive to LENS Therapy. You might experience nausea, dizziness, and light sensitivity as you ‘re-regulate’ your brain function. This is part of the process and is not long lasting.
The changes usually take place quite seamlessly. Based on your intake forms and your brain map, we generally have a good idea of what of these effects, if any, you might experience.
We monitor your brain activity during LENS Therapy sessions, so can tell if your brain is getting tired or overworked and adjust your session accordingly.
We don’t diagnose, nor is a diagnosis required to understand the problem. We map your brain, looking for areas of over or under-activity that correspond to your symptoms, and send a small radio signal to the brain to bring it to attention and reorganize the brain waves to where they should be.
The medical diagnostic model doesn’t fit well into LENS Therapy. From our point of view, functional brain disorders aren’t ‘diseases’ or ‘illnesses’. We do not view anxiety, depression, insomnia, concussions, PTSD, memory, focus, autism etc. as illnesses to treat, but as reflections of fundamental brain disorganization; any of which could benefit from LENS Therapy.
For this reason, LENS is better viewed as ‘personal training’ rather than a ‘treatment’; a way to shift your mind out of stuck patterns to relieve the corresponding symptoms. Nor is LENS Therapy a ‘cure’ for these diagnosed conditions; we work toward symptom resolution by resolving the underlying imbalances.
Most people are simply relieved when they finally know what’s wrong, and that something can be done to change it.
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