War film, American Sniper, is the all-time highest grossing January film with more than $200 million at the box office in the last two weeks. At the center of the film is Chris Kyle, played by Bradley Cooper. Kyle is known as the most prolific sniper in military history who served four tours in Iraq. When he came home, he reached out to Veterans in need, especially those who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
According to the Mayo Clinic, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. (Learn about PTSD Symptoms here)
At Edge NeuroFitness, we don’t diagnose, treat, or prescribe, but what we do is help people to see what their brains are doing in real time action on a big screen TV. Most often, in PTSD cases or in anyone suffering from negative repeating thoughts and sensitivity to certain trigger situations, we see a pattern of hyperactivity in high frequency brain waves. You can actually watch it happen in specific areas of the brain that process emotion.
Why do I share this? Because help is available! Yes, drug-free help without unwanted side-effects in the form of EEG Biofeedback also known as neurofeedback to show the brain how to self regulate and stabilize EEG rhythms that get out of balance after traumatic experiences. Usually people report a general sense of calming, improved sleep, less depression, and decreased anger. Find out what people are saying about their experience with our neurofeedback on our testimonials page.
Many of these symptoms are plaguing our veterans upon return from active duty in the military. Most important, we need to spread the word that this help is available from a wide network of volunteers such as Edge NeuroFitness as our way to say thank you to those who have served our country.
For information on Homecoming for Veterans www.hcfv.org
For more information from Becky Bassham on how Neurofeedback works, what it is and how it can help so many common symptoms, such as PTSD Symptoms, that are linked to behavior, emotions, attention, sleep, and many other conditions visit http://www.edgeneurofitness.com/