Neurofeedback: A Promising Approach for Trauma Healing

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There is increasing recognition that unresolved trauma underpins many mental health problems.
A range of treatments have flourished to promote healing from trauma, with talk therapy and medication being well known.
However, there is another type of therapy that requires no pharmacological drugs and no need to revisit painful memories.
In this article, we will explore neurofeedback, also called neurotherapy, as a promising approach to trauma healing.
We examine how it works, look at a typical session, then review the evidence and criticisms of the approach. We also take a brief look at training options and neurotherapy books well worth reading.
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