However, it is often forgotten head trauma that leads to a person’s anxiousness months and even years after an injury. A racing mind that makes it difficult to sleep, or anxiousness that seems to be getting worse over time can be the result of injury from the past. Even small bumps to the head can cause loss of concentration and attention — a growing concern with student athletes.
Other common symptoms of head trauma are memory loss, foggy thinking, procrastination, light sensitivity, and diminished confidence. People with a history of “fender bender” whiplash or of playing contact sports typically do not make the connection when experiencing such symptoms.
LENS Neurofeedback relieves anxiety due to head trauma by loosening up stuck brainwaves which then allows the brain to reset.
I recently had a client report to me that his anxiety had gone from an “8” to a “2” after just four sessions of LENS. After a full course of treatment (13 sessions in his case) his life has changed. He wakes up looking forward to his day. He solves problems that used to keep him from completing daily tasks. He is no longer watching the clock to have his first beer of the evening. His mother reports that even his voice has calmed down.
This client’s best guess is that his brain trauma came from playing one season of football during his senior year in high school which was almost six years ago. His anxiety did not start immediately, but instead has grown worse over time.
In general sufferers of brain trauma report feeling more relaxed and having better mental clarity after just two or three sessions. A new balance in the brain functions typically results in better sleep, better moods, more self-esteem and better focus.