We met with the neurofeedback specialist at the end of April to see how Chris’s brain mapping results looked now after he had undergone twenty neurofeedback sessions. As I expected, the results were good. His delta and theta absolute power readings in the Z scored FFT Summary Information sheet were now uniformly green instead of blighted by the occasional red mass. This looked like a good thing, and the specialist assured us that indeed it was. My son had improved in all functional areas and particularly in the critical pre-frontal cortex.
If you can understand the technical stuff that I just wrote, you are well ahead of me. I take it on faith from the impressive brain science jargon that neurofeedback can beneficially modify brain wave patterns. Does neurofeedback achieve the results it promises? I’ve no idea.
I do know that the neurofeedback specialist and I agreed that Chris was speaking more conversationally and on track than when he started the sessions. What I don’t know is if that is the results of neurofeedback or Chris feeling more relaxed with the man, or whether it was due to the many other things that are going on in his life right now, such as living on his own for the first time and having to get himself up in the morning and go to his vocational program.
Chris felt that much of the neurofeedback mimicked what he was doing in Focused Listening and what he understands about Rife frequencies. I can’t address that from a neurofeedback perspective but I’ll take his word for it. I do know from my own experience with Focused Listening how beneficial it has been for me. The key to logic and relaxation seems to be listening to high frequency sounds. In Rife frequencies, 528 herz is sometimes called the Cure-all frequency. Focused Listening emphasizes Mozart violin concertos (whch are in the 528 herz range). Neurofeedback frequencies are tailored to the individual’s actual brain wave patterns, which can be seen on the computer screen. I have no idea what the actual frequencies, in Chris’s case, are.
So, what was the outcome of the meeting with the neurofeedback specialist? Chris signed up for ten more sessions. He’ll be done by the end of July.
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This is exciting news, Rossa. I am thrilled to learn about Chris’s progress. I don’t specify a frequency for Focused Listening, other than the music be performed in the upper range of human hearing, along with the violins. But whatever moves Chris into greater happiness and independence makes my day. Bravo to all of you!
Really I want to emphasize how the warmth and empathy of the doctor, rather than the rigors of his practice are how I benefit most from this treatment. I am sorry if this is somewhat unfulfilling as a blog-post as a result; intellectually he’s very interesting. In one “Friends” episode Ross Geller and Rachel Green are waiting at a checkout when Ross flirts with the cashier; admitting he’s a paleontologist with a PhD, “I am like Indiana Jones.” This doctor really knows how to wear his hats.
So, what you are saying is that it’s the director’s personality that seems to benefit you more than what the treatment actually does for you. This is what critics say of a lot of alternative practices, but also of a lot of mainstream treatments. People feel that they benefit if they get along well with the person treating them.