Nuerofeedback Therapy

Seeing someone you love get slowly and agonizingly devoured by addiction is truly heart-wrenching. Help the important men in your lives get their lives back with a little help from Merito, a rehab facility exclusively for men. We offer a wide range of treatment options for a more effective recovery and lasting sobriety.

More often than not, patients suffering from alcohol or drug addiction are also afflicted with co-occurring mental disorders. With this fact at the forefront of our minds, we at Merito apply a dual-diagnosis approach, making sure to address each patient’s unique case from various points of view. Apart from making use of psychotherapy to heal a person’s emotional and psychological well-being, we back it up with neurofeedback therapy as a means to improve brain wellness. Dating to the 1960’s, this process has been adapted up to the present time due to its positive effect in improving the recovery progress of drug and alcohol rehab patients.

The Principle Behind Neurofeedback

Also called EEG (Electroencephalogram) Biofeedback, neurofeedback serves as an addiction treatment option most suitable for patients suffering from co-occurring anxiety disorders. Its goal is to help patients restore normal brain functions and thus become more open and receptive to psychotherapy.

  • Its main objective is to aid in stabilizing the brain to somehow alleviate psychological conditions associated with addiction.
  • On the other hand, it is emphasized that the program is meant to supplement the psychotherapy approach. Not considered as a main or independent treatment, neurofeedback is used in preparation for and in conjunction with psychotherapy and other treatment methods.
  • It promotes, stimulates and improves the wellness, receptiveness, responsiveness and self-correcting function of the brain towards treatment. Self-correction is one of the brain’s natural functions.  When the brain is in its relatively normal and healthy state, it can remarkably cope and adapt to various changes in the body.  However, it does have its limits.  Drug or alcohol abuse and addiction can be extremely damaging that the brain is rendered virtually incapable of correcting itself.
  • Furthermore, it aids in the re-training of the central nervous system (CNS). In this way, the treatment and rehabilitation (both on the physical and mental aspects) are better-received, thus making progress and sobriety more attainable.

“We take care of our dental health. We don’t care for our mental health… I think the solution to making this world better is if we would just be healthy, mentally.”
– Howie Mandel

What to Expect During a Neurofeedback Session

Neurofeedback is not at all an unpleasant experience. A patient’s brainwave pattern will simply be subject to careful monitoring. When a tremor or irregularity is detected, the patient is informed to try and somehow ‘reset’ his brain. Here’s a more detailed description of the session.

  • A thorough assessment from our experts comes first. Basically, the patient will be asked to write down the particular turning points in life that have negatively impacted him mentally and emotionally.
  • The session will be conducted in a private room where there are peace and quiet. The patient will be positioned in a comfortable, reclining seat.  Brainwave sensory attachments will determine and connect his brainwave patterns to a computer for careful monitoring by our technician.
  • A selection of music will be heard, the effects of which on the patient’s brainwave pattern will be observed. It is during the occasional irregularities in said pattern when he will be signaled and prompted to retrain his brain.  This non-invasive approach could last around 30 minutes.

Patients claim to have had deeper slumber after a neurofeedback session. They also feel less stress and more clarity. Merito finds this process truly indispensable in helping patients overcome withdrawal effects, avoid relapses, or get back on track after an inevitable relapse.

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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