What is LENS?

The LENS, or Low Energy Neurofeedback System, is a unique and effective form of neurotherapy that facilitates positive changes in people of all ages and with a wide variety of presenting issues. As a result, the LENS has the capacity to address numerous symptoms and deficits. It is remarkably effective, and over 85% of people who have used the LENS have benefited significantly from it. Results can be seen quickly, often beginning within the first session, and are, with a few exceptions, lasting.

What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback, also called EEG Biofeedback, is a type of biofeedback that observes real-time brain activity and administers (‘feeds back’) that information to the central nervous system by way of sensors. The goal of neurofeedback is to teach self-regulation of brain function. Self Regulation allows the nervous system to function better, and is a necessary part of optimal brain performance.

What makes LENS different from other forms of neurofeedback?

Each client’s EEG signals are unique to them and constantly changing. The LENS measures the ever changing signals of the client and matches the feedback to the client’s own physiological (neurological) fingerprint.

Unlike the LENS sessions, traditional neurofeedback sessions require conscious effort and attention to stimuli by the client. Traditional neurofeedback sessions last 45-60 minutes each, and results are typically attained over 40 or more sessions.

The LENS, however, does not require any focused attention, and the client does not need to do anything specific during the session.

The LENS sessions are:

  • Gentle: the client often feels nothing
  • Brief: lasting between a few seconds to a few minutes
  • Effective: results are typically seen in one to four sessions
  • Efficient: eleven is the average number of total sessions per client

Ease and effectiveness makes the LENS an excellent option for most individuals, especially those who are unable to attend for lengthy periods of time and/or who are unable to understand instructions.

How does the LENS work?

In a LENS session, sensors are applied to the scalp to monitor brainwave activity. This signal is processed by computer, and information about certain key brainwave frequencies is extracted. Through a patented process, this information is fed back to the client down the sensor wires to the skin. This mirroring back of activity disrupts maladaptive patterns and allows the central nervous system to reorganize and move toward healing. The results are a reduction and/or elimination of the symptoms which previously interfered with the client’s quality of life.

What conditions does the LENS help with?

As a general guide, the LENS works well with problems of the central nervous system, which can be numerous. These include the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Reactivity
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • PMS
  • Cognitive Deficits
  • Behavior Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Attention Deficits
  • Motivation Challenges
  • Mood Disturbances (anger, sadness, explosiveness)

Additionally, the LENS is useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, autism spectrum disorder, and cerebral palsy, as well as inorganic brain injuries, such as concussive injuries, post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and birth trauma. Many children who have sleep problems, such as bed wetting, sleep walking, sleep talking, teeth grinding, nightmares, and night terrors, can be helped with LENS treatment. The LENS can also help in maintaining optimal brain function as people age.

Do the results of LENS last?

If the problem being addressed is one of brain dysregulation, which covers a variety of symptoms, then the answer is yes — LENS results last.

That being said, the LENS cannot do everything for everyone. Sometimes there are unknown issues, such as early-stage degenerative disease, allergies, strong reactions to some foods or pollens, or falls leading to bumps on the head that require longer or ongoing courses of LENS treatments. In some instances, direct medical help may be the best course of action.

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