I offer neurofeedback as a stand alone training, or neurofeedback and counselling combined to help you attain your best physical, mental and emotional health.
What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback a method of training the brain to function more efficiently. By measuring and analyzing brain wave patterns, and providing feedback that helps the brain change inefficient patterns, neurofeedback allows the brain to become more resilient and flexible. It is used with both adults and children to assist with the symptoms associated with anxiety, insomnia/sleep issues, depression, traumatic head injury, autism spectrum disorders, chemo brain fog, headaches/migraines, ADHD and PTSD and general stress. Neurofeedback is also used increasingly by athletes and performance artists for performance enhancement.
How does it work?
Much like a mirror that promotes self-correction, the NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback program monitors your brain waves and then provides “feedback” to your central nervous system about what it has just done. When the software detects a tremor in our brain wave pattern, it sends an audible signal that encourages the brain to “reset” and self-correct. Neurofeedback is similar to physical training for the body in that it allows for flexibility and strengthens the brain, returning the brain and central nervous system to a healthier and more natural state.
Neurofeedback training is based on the scientific finding that we can all learn to change our brain’s functioning through feedback about brain wave activity. The brain is capable of reorganizing itself to the point of producing new neural circuitry in response to specific training – this is currently referred to as “neuroplasticity”. Improving brain function helps to significantly reduce or eliminate the underlying causes of many conditions that cause discomfort.
The system that I use, NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback, trains your entire central nervous system to perform optimally. It gives your system feedback about its maladaptive patterns and your brain decides how to use that information to improve its overall functioning. Nothing is added to your brain, therefore, it is very safe.
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, effective and safe process to optimize your health.
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BA, MSW, RSW
Viviane Houle is a Registered Social Worker (#10977) with the British Columbia College of Social Workers. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honors) degree from the University of Alberta and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of British Columbia. She has worked as a counsellor with individuals, children and families for over 10 years. She is committed to developing her skills through ongoing education and training. Viviane is also a professional singer and integrative voice work therapist.
Viviane has helped clients with issues around anxiety, depression, chronic illness, loss and grief, change and transitions, life balance, relationships and divorce, personal growth, self-esteem, sleep problems, and stress management. She believes that each person possesses inherent basic health, goodness and capacities for self-healing. She works with individuals to help them access their own resources in order to develop their resilience, confidence and creativity in dealing with life circumstances, past, present and future.
Viviane’s approach is holistic (addressing the physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual needs of the clients) and integrative (drawing from a variety of therapeutic approaches depending on the needs of the client including client-centered, humanistic, integrative, and body-centered psychotherapy, therapeutic voicework, meditation and mindfulness approaches, and neurofeedback).
Viviane lives and work on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia.
Artwork by Donna Balma