HOW IT WORKS
Your brain has an organic ability to heal itself. Neurofeedback provides a mirror for your brain to show it what patterns it is using. This allows the brain to correct 'out of shape' patterns and make intrinsic changes.
Your experience will be one of listening to relaxing music and watching visual images on a TV screen. Children are welcome to flip through a book, watch a parents iphone or i pad, color, etc. while listening to music.
Small flat electrodes for electroencephalography (EEG) are placed on the ears and scalp (attached with a soft paste). Our software can 'listen' to the electrical patterns of your brain. Anytime your brain is ready to make a switch in pattern it will be provided with feedback in the form of an interruption through the music and visual images. This feedback allows your brain to change its pattern into one that feels more comfortable.
It is a safe and gentle approach. The software only listens, and interrupts the music as a "cue" for your brain to hear.
Eventually your brain knows that it is switching on its own, and will learn to stay in the more comfortable and positive patterns even after the session is over.
All are welcome here. Mothers who would like a treatment are welcome to bring their infants with them. We are a breastfeeding friendly clinic!
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
Meet Your Trainers
Occupational Therapist, Psychotherapist
Martha is passionate about helping others reach their highest potential. Martha's work over the past decade has focused on helping those who have sustained brain injuries caused by stroke, concussion, or trauma. More recently she is working towards certification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Martha first discovered NeurOptimal® when searching for a gentle way to calm anxiety and reduce panic attacks. Excited by the personal benefits in symptom reduction and improved mental clarity Martha decided to share this wonderful technology in a warm, serene, and professional environment. She created Forest City Neurofeedback, where anyone of any age is welcome.
Occupational Therapist, Psychotherapist
Jared ‘s fascination with neurofeedback began when he discovered the heightened sense of clarity and sharpened focus it provided during personal sessions. Realizing the effective benefits neurofeedback can also have in reducing symptoms of anxiety, panic, drowsiness, and feelings of overwhelm, Jared began to refine his mental health skills and study psychotherapy to be able to offer this as part of his service with Forest City Neurofeeback. Jared’s background as an Occupational Therapist is working with mental health, addictions, and personality disorders. Jared loves working with any age group, including children.
Monica is always searching for unique and natural tools to enhance quality of life and return to meaningful occupations. A search for alternative approaches to managing ADD is what lead Monica to Neurofeedback. After learning about the gentle way in which NeurOptimal® can help individuals of any age, Monica became passionate to offer this service to the community. Monica has a wide range of clinical experiencing ranging from physical rehabilitation, brain injury, chronic pain, lactation consulting, mental health, and geriatrics. Monica believes that we all have the innate power within us to heal.
Paula is an Occupational Therapist with experience working with school-aged children, adults recovering from a traumatic brain injury, and mental health. Paula has specialized training in concussion management, Problem Solving Therapy (PST) for Depression, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD, and Cognitive Behaviour Treatment (CBT). Paula is passionate about working in a model of treatment that is client-centred, evidence-based and recovery focused. Paula appreciates the aspect of supporting clients and families in identifying goals that are important to them and working collaboratively together to reach those goals .
Rose Carey has gained a variety of experience working with individuals with neurological conditions, chronic pain, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries, and mental health conditions. Rose’s clinical experience spans a variety of community, hospital and outpatient programs. More recently, she has learned the many benefits of neurofeedback and has integrated such into her clinical practice. Rose completed a Bachelor of Art, Honours Kinesiology from Brock University and went on to earn her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Western Ontario.