What is Child Anxiety and Can Neurofeedback Help?

Symptoms of child anxiety can include feelings of restlessness, fatigue, lack of concentration, irritability, headache, stomachache, feelings of worry, and sleep disorders.
Some people can experience panic disorder which can cause panic attacks. Panic attacks can present as heart racing, sweating, chest pain, trembling and feeling out of control. People with panic disorder often worry about when the next attack will happen and actively try to prevent future attacks by avoiding places, situations, or behaviors they associate with panic attacks.

Social anxiety disorder is an intense, persistent fear of being watched and judged by others. For some people, this fear may get in the way of going to work, attending school, or doing everyday things. People with social anxiety disorder have a general intense fear of social or performance situations.

Separation anxiety is often thought of as something that only children deal with. Children with separation anxiety disorder fear being away from the people they are close to. They often worry that something bad might happen to their loved ones while they are not together. This fear makes them avoid being alone or away from their loved ones.

Neurofeedback: A Great Option for Children with Anxiety

How can we help our anxious children?! At Breaking Through Intensive Therapy, we believe we have a really great option!Ā 

We offer NeurOptimalĀ® Neurofeedback whichĀ can train the brain to work differently. Our brains function in neural pathways and tend to use the same pathways when they become familiar. Our brain doesnā€™t change pathways unless it can find comfort in new pathways. Thatā€™s where NeurOptimalĀ® Neurofeedback can help!Training your brain with NeurOptimalĀ® can begin to introduce the brain to new neural pathways and show the brain different options. The more the brain is trained, the more familiar the new pathways will become. When the brain begins to function in new pathways, we will begin to noticeĀ a change in our behaviors, feelings and emotions.

So over time,Ā the brain can begin to make different choicesĀ when it is confronted with anxiety. Now when your child experiences anxiety, their response may be different and less of a struggle.Ā The brain will find comfort in the new response and your child will learn to handle their anxiety in a less, stressful way.Ā This could help your child beĀ more relaxed,Ā haveĀ more confidenceĀ andĀ have the ability to be more independent.Ā 

Let us know if we can help you and your child. Training your brain together can have even more benefits.

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