On Wednesday, December 5 NAMI Fairfield’s First Wednesday of the Month Speaker Meeting will present “Change Your Mind with Neurofeedback” featuring Gerry Radano, LMSW, AIBT.
For thousands of years, people have used meditation and prayer to change the brain by training the mind. For the past 50 years, Neurofeedback technology has made a much faster and easier option possible: Change your mind by training the brain directly! When you give your brain real-time information about its energy, you can teach it to calm down or speed up, to shift more smoothly and become more efficient.
Neurofeedback is a holistic, alternative modality that is drug-free, painless, and non-invasive. Neurofeedback acts as “Technological Cognitive Behavior Therapy” and treats many neuropsychological conditions which involve the self-regulation of the cerebral cortex of the brain. The effectiveness of this method is demonstrated in its ability to manage the cognitive processes of the brain including focus, memory, planning, learning, organizing, as well as regulating emotional tone and general over arousal of the brain.
Neuro/Biofeedback is a method increasingly being used by professionals in their practice to improve functioning of the brain, including: The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, the Olympics, and the US Government, to name just a few. Neurofeedback uses direct training of brain function to address problems of disregulation. These encompass numerous disorders including anger, anxiety, the autism spectrum, depression, attention deficits, oppositional behavior, migraines, obsessive compulsive disorder, sleep, dementia, PTSD, impulsivity; it also works to enhance academic and athletic performance.
Gerry Radano received a Master of Social Work Degree from Fordham University where she was trained as a clinician, an advocate, and an administrator. As a mental health advocate, she has done public speaking around the country to help take the stigma off mental illness. . She has studied Neurofeedback and Biofeedback at the Biofeedback Resources International Certification Program, BCIA, and has been certified by the American Institute of Biofeedback Technicians, AIBT.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 5 in the Eliot Room Library, First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield from 7:30-9 pm. It is open to the public, is free of charge, and light refreshments will be served. For more information please call Judy at 203-650-3463.
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.