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The Neurotherapy Clinic Victoria

Yarra Ranges Counselling

Dependency and Substance Misuse

Neurofeedback is a non-confrontational, non-blaming therapy that approaches addiction and substance misuse as a problem of dis-regulation of the brain. Neurofeedback aids in the reguation of the brain function enabling the person to pursue other complimentary therapies to strengthen their gains.

With the aid for tools such as QEEG and Loretta and other software, we can identify which of the many addiction profiles may apply. Neuromodulation/ neurostimulation have been successful in reducing the cravings for substances and reducing reactivity to enviromental factors that trigger the need to seek out escape or self-medicate. We work with you to form a collaborative plan to fulfil your goal whether that is abstanence or harm minimisation.

We know that ‘…tendencies arise in the parts of our brains governing some of our most basic and life-sustaining needs and functions: incentive and motivation, physical and emotional pain relief, the regulation of stress, and the capacity to feel and receive love’ (G. Mate, 2008) therefore therapies have to address those complex needs.

At the Neurotherapy Clinic we assist the client seeking help with dependencies and substance misuse, to determine the underlying cause of the behaviours. Options for neurotherapy are discussed, and therapies that are complimenary to neurofeedback/neurotherapy such as EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness etc are explored.

Resources:

In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction, explores addiction as a symptom of distress, from the pain of individual trauma and family history to the spiritual emptiness pervading our entire society. Dr. Maté weaves brain science, case studies, personal testimony, and social critique into a powerful and kaleidoscopic look at one of our culture’s most perplexing epidemics.’