Clients and their families share their experience of brain training at the nctNeurofeedback clinic
Amanda, mother to a 9 years old with ADHD
I cannot thank Rachel enough. From the first day that I met her to discuss my son who has ADHD I felt her knowledge, professionalism and warmth.
When we first started the sessions my son was extremely difficult, he was running out of the classroom at school and refusing to learn. He was extremely emotional, hyperactive and not really sleeping.
Within 6 sessions the first thing I noticed was that he was falling asleep and staying asleep until morning within half an hour of getting into bed.
Soon his emotional outbursts became a lot easier to manage and the meltdowns that lasted for up to an hour were diffused in minutes.
He is also less fidgety now and a very happy and confident child. He is no longer running out of the classroom and is learning and a pleasure to be around.
My son was on medication for his ADHD which has come down to the lowest dose now. We are hoping to completely take him off the medication very soon.
I am so glad we found nctneurofeedback and would recommend it to anyone who was in a similar position to me 2 years ago.
Rebecca, mother to a 20 year old with anxiety related learning issues
His improved ability to work is certainly a credit to you and all the work you have done with him to date.
He could never have done it without you so thank you!
Linda, mother to a 24 year old with ASD
Firstly just to let you know how much improvement we are seeing in J. He is more observant of things going on around him, calm almost all of the time, time managing much better than ever before. These are just some of the things that come to mind as I am typing to you.
Thank you for all you are doing.
Linda, mother to a 24 year old
just to say that almost everything about J's behaviour and interactions has continued to improve each week. Weaknesses still with sleep patterns and looking after his diet if I stop micro managing him. Social interactions seem to be improving and he has only had the occasional outburst while playing computer games. He is more interactive with us than a few months ago and less argumentative. Life definitely feels a little easier at home.
I hope today's session goes well, he really enjoys then and is interested in the oxygen levels you report back to him.
Thank you for everything you are doing with him
Richard, attendee of one of our ADHD talks
I attended this event where Rachel Langford gave an excellent interactive presentation covering the functions of the brain, medical research, analysis and findings and much more. Everybody gained a significantly better understanding of ADHD. I would urge educational professionals at all levels, who sadly were absent at this session, to make every effort to contact Ms Langford and the Neuro Cognitive clinic in Hendon for what must be one of the best local resources available, helping teachers, parents and children to understand this subject and best practices to achieve long term results
Dear parents, thank you to those mummies who joined us this morning. We had Rachel Brova (Langford), one of our mothers, a neuroscientist, who gave us a fascinating, productive introductory course on parenting and understanding the human brain.
She gave a glimpse of how she works with children/adults in balancing the brain to support behaviours.
She had us all mesmerised in how to support children who show difficulty in learning and behaviour.
Parents workshop on ADHD and the brain
Ethel (36) for memory issues, focus and stress management
Before I started training I experienced a lot of short memory loss, loss of events timings or details (had a wedding, but showed up on a different day), prepared a salad for an event and forgot to bring it. I had events planned in my head but remembered them on the wrong time. I also don't remember events from the past, but at the same time some of them I remember very vividly (what I was wearing and saying etc).
Today it never happens - I am more focused and concentrated, more organised, I have no more migraines and much less headaches. I am on top of things.
The most important thing for me is that I wake up early (with no alarm!) and wake up energetic.
I am naturally feeling ready to start morning routine as I am awake, while in the past I used to not feel awake before 11am.
I fall asleep faster and sooner (used to only be able to go to sleep at 1-2am and now can easily go to sleep at 11-12pm). I function better during the day.
I also learnt how to manage my energy - I used to take too much upon myself and then collapse and now I don't take too much on.
My training experience with the nctNeurofeedback clinic:
It is a very pleasant experience and nice atmosphere. There is always someone to talk to. I get a lot of explanations about everything we are training, why, what areas, exercise etc and the way they relate to my brain and targets.
Ari, 13 years old, for ADD
Trainer: What did you come to train your brain for and how did you see improvements?
Ari: Because of my ability to concentrate. I couldn’t focus much during class time and not for too long.
Now I can see a lot of improvement. I manage much more to focus. Even if I have 2 min during class when I realise I can’t focus, I can then continue concentrating for the rest of the time. I can now decide when I want to focus and can do it.
Trainer: If you were to tell about the brain training to a friend, what would you tell them?
Ari: I would tell them that they should try it because it can help even when you think that for you it won’t help, you should try and see that it can.
Trainer: How would you explain to a friend what brain training is?
Ari: You watch a video or play a game and the volume, the screen and the quality of the video changes according to the focus of the brain. So I want to focus as much as I can so I will hear the video better, so that my screen gets brighter, and I will be able to watch it better.
Trainer: how do you think the brain training you do in clinic apply to what you do in school?
Ari: because now I can decide that I want to focus and I do, even when the class materials are not very interesting. I can just decide to concentrate.
Alisa, mother to a 9-year-old with ASD
J is doing really well actually, his very settled back at school and the feedback from his occupation therapist is being really great actually. she said to me his like a child on medication, he is really, a lot more focused, and a lot more able to stay with the task. I think last week he even choose to do a kind of written more focused task rather than a very physical one, which he usually chooses. All sounds really great. really keen for him to get going again.
Let me know so I'll book him in..... he does keep telling me that he misses it and he's looking forward to going back to brain training. So yes, that's good news...