will be sitting in a comfortable chair.The therapist will attach sensors at different locations on your
scalp, ears, and possibly your hands.To guarantee a good connection, some paste will be placed on the
skin.This may feel cool and will
be cleaned off at the end of the session.
the session, you will be asked to observe a screen or monitor or to close
your eyes.You will be aware of sounds that come and go
at times.If you find any of the
displays or sounds to be annoying, you should mention this to your therapist.Often, these sounds or displays can be quickly changed to something
Relax!If your eyes are open, notice any changes on
the visual display.If there are
any sounds or tones, allow them to be present.If you find the sounds or display to be irritating, let your therapist
therapist will monitor the sensor readings to observe general trends and
to adjust settings as appropriate. During the first several training sessions,
it is best for your therapist to be present during the entire training session.After several sessions, some clients prefer
to be alone during parts of their training and may ask to do so. Others
find the continual presence of the therapist to be more comfortable.You may want to make your wishes known about
this during the training.
the therapist if you feel any unpleasant feelings or sensations such as,
agitation, strong emotions, headaches, or sleepiness.When such feelings or sensations, occur, a minor adjustment in the
settings can be helpful to make the experience more comfortable.
deep relaxation (alpha-theta) training, clients may have different experiences
at some points during their sessions.These
may be some or all of the following:
memories resurfacing with mild or strong emotions
cool or chilly
of muscle tension (muscle twitches)
sensations of falling
many sessions of deep relaxation training (alpha-theta) some clients may
report intolerance to alcohol or addictive drugs and may experience flu
like symptoms after drinking.
Beta/SMR training, clients often experience some or all of the following
sensations during or after a session:
(In Rare Cases)
improved ability to remain calm under stress
biofeedback training sessions, it is important to discuss with your worker
how you feel.Clients who feel sleepy,
sluggish, or less than alert should inform their therapist before leaving
the office.It is important that
clients feel completely alert if they will be driving after leaving their
sessions.Clients should be prepared
to remain at the office for a while or arrange to get a ride home. Often
some brief training at higher frequencies at the closing of a session can
help clients be alert and focused.
rare circumstances, clients may need to delay their departure or obtain
a ride home if they feel sleepy or less than alert.Clients must not drive if there is any impairment in their ability
to drive safely. Just as you would not want to drive when too sleepy late
at night, it is important it be absolutely safe to operate your vehicle.
people may begin to notice some differences in how they feel at the first
session. However, it is more common for effects to be gradually noticeable
within 5-10 hours of training.
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