There were times when Dr. Katie M.* wondered how she was going to make it to the end of her work day. A 71-year-old internist with a busy practice in a major Northeast city, she started out her day exhausted, anxious, panicked, and depressed. And it only got worse.
Today, she says she’s a “different person,” thanks in large part to the services she received at the Center for Brain Training.
For years Dr. Katie would frequently wake up at 4 a.m., unable to go back to sleep. She’d groggily drag herself out of bed and do her best to be alert by the time she began seeing patients. Piled on top of sleep deprivation were depression, a condition that had haunted her for many years, constant fatigue, anxiety and debilitating panic attacks. Then COVID-19 hit, and those issues got even worse.
Feeling better quickly
Dr. Katie decided to take two months off work and go to Palm Beach County where her sister lives. During that time she completed 19 neurofeedback sessions over the span of two months at the Center for Brain Training, reporting noticeable improvement after just three or four sessions.
Open to alternative treatments
Dr. Katie is part of a small but growing segment of medical doctors open-minded about alternative therapies.
Her hometown therapist is also a neurofeedback practitioner and had been providing neurofeedback for Dr. Katie for several years.
“I trust my therapist implicitly, so when he told me about neurofeedback I knew it wasn’t going to do me any harm and had the potential to help,” she explained. “I wasn’t as skeptical as some of my colleagues can be.”
Center for Brain Training and difficult cases
While the neurofeedback offered by her therapist was helpful, they both felt she hadn’t made enough progress, plus her state was locked down due to the pandemic and she couldn’t see him in person. When he learned she was going to be near the Center for Brain Training in Florida he recommended she go see Mike Cohen, director of the center. Mike is known throughout the country as a neurofeedback practitioner who takes on difficult cases.
A combination of therapies
Mike created a combination of therapies that included neurofeedback, LENS (low energy neurofeedback system) and body biofeedback. He had her turn off the Wi-Fi at night in the house to minimize exposure to EMF’s (electric and magnetic fields) and improve the quality of her sleep. He also suggested she start on a regimen of supplements he recommends for optimal brain health.
“Within the first two weeks I started feeling better, and I just kept improving,” said Dr. Katie. “As I did more sessions my energy returned. I was sleeping less and waking up feeling more rested and less groggy.”
Returned to work rejuvenated
Dr. Katie returned to her practice feeling like a new person.
“I have so much more energy now,” she noted. “My focus is better. I am as energetic at the end of my workday as I am at the beginning.”
Her family members have noticed, too, that she has more energy and is “more present.”
“Huge difference” and “lasting” effects
“Doing neurofeedback at the Center for Brain Training has made a huge difference in my life, “ she said, “particularly in not being anxious all the time, and the benefits have lasted.”
A “totally personal experience”
“I loved going to the Center for Brain Training,” she continued. “It was a totally personal experience and the staff is terrific. I’m now able to get on with the things I want to do in my life rather than being slowed down by anxiety and depression.
“Doing neurofeedback at the Center for Brain Training was a total success.”
*Name changed to protect client confidentiality.