Thursday, November 29, 2018

Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury in Malaysia - Ken Case (Clinical Neurofeedback Method)





Testimonial from Ken's Wife:

My hubby has TBI due to hypoxia, involuntary movement issue due to cardio arrest, and visual problem. These conditions cause him to experience loss of memory, have a foggy brain, and he is unable to read, write, work and see well. 

My hubby did hyperbaric oxygen therapy and occupational therapy, but the result is not obvious or significant. 

After 80 times of neurofeedback, he can read now, both short-term and long-term memory have improved, his involuntary movement issue is slightly improved, and he is able to write better than before, can do math and play piano as well. 

He is now more confident and, in the process to prepare himself to teach again. Also, it helps him to increase his energy. I found that neurofeedback is so valuable as it gives hope to my hubby to start his new life again. The staff here are very helpful, they assisted me in understanding every aspect of neurofeedback and make me feel confident of this method.




BEFORE Clinical Neurofeedback Treatment: The brain showed underarousal (red in circle area). It may lead to impaired executive functioning and overall brain functions problem. Red in color indicates that the underarousal problem is very obvious.


AFTER Clinical Neurofeedback Treatment: The brain has improved significantly (red in circle area). Now we can clearly see that there are few points show in orange color, and those areas actually represent his current main concern (involuntary moment etc). Thus, we can tailored made new training protocol to train the brain, likes a muscle.


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Remark: Our client's information will be kept strictly confidential all the time. All testimonials and photos have been acknowledged and provided by past and current clients of New Mind Brain Health Centre (Brain Health Specialist, Hiro Koo). 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Accredited Goulding SleepTalk® Consultant Malaysia - Hiro Koo 潜意识教育法官方认证咨询师


SleepTalk® for Children is a process that only takes two minutes of your time and lasts a lifetime for your child. It is a process that is easy to learn and it is a gift to give when your child is in a light sleep. The process is safe, ethical and positive. It builds on the underlying self-esteem of the child resulting in behaviour changes and the process is non-intrusive.
Once you learned the skill and practice it on your child continuously, your child will have more emotional confidence, resilience against negative suggestions and will be happier thus leading to happier families.

Contact us via 0167154419 (whatsapp) now to know more about how to learn the Goulding Sleep Talk technique.

潜意识教育法 – 古尔丁“与孩子在睡眠中谈话”Goulding SleepTalk™ for Children – 会发展您的孩子的灵魂和情感力量,是一种非常简单,也是很容易被掌握的技巧,只要您能在每个夜晚抽出几分钟时间,您用心地去做,您会看到奇迹发生在你的孩 子身上。



What Professionals Say

“Children deal with trauma in a different way to adults, often not able to express what they are feeling as a result of any trauma. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the most debilitating anxiety disorders, creating a number of behavioural and emotional changes in children that, if not treated properly, stay with the child for the rest of his or her life. PTSD is formed when the unconscious mind is involved in death, disaster, rape or early physical danger. SleepTalk® has been shown to be one of the most effective ways of treating such traumas in children, bypassing the normal communication methods and allowing the unconscious to let go of the intrusive thoughts, flashbacks and anger associated with such memories.
Using strategies that the unconscious understands, SleepTalk® forms a direct path to the parts of the memory holding high levels of anxiety and distress, encouraging the mind to reframe the original event and strengthening the self-image and an awareness of safety. With the parents involved in the process that awareness of safety is enhanced. I highly recommend SleepTalk® for all anxiety disorders in children.”
Gary Johnston. Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Specialist in Trauma and PTSD
“I am a qualified medical practitioner and psychiatrist. I have used the technique of SleepTalk® for many years. “SleepTalk® is a safe, effective and a very valuable process. I have found it useful in my clinical practice and recommend it highly.”
Dr. Eileen Feeney, MB, BCh, BAO, DCH, FRANZCP
Registered MD and Psychiatrist
“SleepTalk® is a sensible practical and easy-to-follow method of communication important messages to the subconscious mind. This process should be used by all parents, educators and health professionals and the practice adopted in the management of all disorders in which the mind plays a significant role.”
Professor Ian Brighthope, MBBS, Dip Ag Sci, FACNEM, FASEM, MAIAST
Fellow of Australasian College of Nutritional
and Environmental Medicine
“By hearing enough examples of positive and effective thoughts, delivered by a person with whom the child enjoys a close and loving relationship, the child can eventually discard negative feelings and self-defeating statements and replace them with powerful and useful ones. In this sense SleepTalk® shares many parallels with a well recognised psychological I therapeutic approach known as self-instruction or self-verbalisation.”
Alex Bartsch, BA (Hons) Psychology
Director, Zenith Professional Development
(Corporate psychology consultant 
and former Victoria Police Homicide Squad Detective)
Cherie de Hass lectures both here in Australia, Asia and Europe and contributes to many magazines, writes articles on herbs and well-being, has a busy practice in Melbourne and is now treating the fourth generation of many of her patients.
She states: “I have used the Goulding process for over thirty five years. This is not a therapy and does not involve taking medications – just a commonsense approach to parenting. My daughter Monique, whose formative years, benefited greatly with SleepTalk®, giving her self-confidence, security and love. Monique now uses this incredible therapy on her own children with wonderful results.  One day when discussing her childhood and SleepTalk®, she told me when she was a little girl, she would sometimes hear me come into her room and would pretend to be asleep, because she loved hearing me tell her all those positive things that made her feel, peaceful, happy, loved and very safe!
Now three generations, and thirty five years later, I know my grandchildren will continue using this miraculous process to help them achieve their goals and aspirations, to teach others how a happy and healthy mind can help overcome many of life’s obstacles that maybe thrown our way.
SleepTalk® is one of the most valuable and credible processes that I have encountered in over thirty five years, and is suitable for children of all ages and stages of development.”
Cherie de Hass,
Fellow, Australian Natural Therapies Association
 Former Presenter: Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Naturopath, Author and Media Writer
“SleepTalk® is an invaluable aid for families and therapists in improving family attitudes and intimacy, the program is easily and unobtrusively implemented and can be readily adapted to suit all children and family contexts.
Dr. Janet Hall, MAPsS
Clinical and Counselling Psychologist
“SleepTalk® is positive, natural, non-invasive and non-harmful treatment regime, the benefits of which can literally last forever. There is no doubt that the time is now right for the benefits of the Goulding SleepTalk® process to be disseminated more widely among healthcare professionals and the general community. I wholeheartedly support Joane’s effort to make SleepTalk® more widely known.”
Jeff Berger, BA (Psych), BTH, Grad Dip.
Counselling Psychologist

What parents say

“My children have become calm again and the household is happier, thank you for giving me back my child.”
“I have been presenting the SleepTalk® with my son who is 9 yrs of age for 6 months and I have a new boy! He’s back to being my loving, caring and helpful son who has found his self-esteem and self-worth again. I am so proud of him and a huge believer in the SleepTalk® miracle. It is amasing. Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou!!!”
“Initially I didn’t think SleepTalk® would have the potential to work on my 3 year old daughter; however after trying the technique I found my 3 year old to be calmer and more settled with her bedtime routine. The SleepTalk® process was very easy to follow and manage. It has been a worthwhile contribution to my daughter’s very healthy sleeping routine.”
“Since starting the SleepTalk® process, the whole family has noticed an improvement in my son’s behaviour. It is hard to believe that with so little time and effort our daily lives have improved so much. My son is a much calmer boy now and has less tantrums, in fact it is now a rare occurrence that we have to send him to his room for time out (it used to be a couple of times a day at weekends). It is also a lovely time for me to go into his room at night and whisper to him which is a nice end to the day regardless of it being a good day or not. He is definitely waking up ‘bright and happy’ these days – we love it!”
“We have been continuing doing our SleepTalk® and have observed some pretty great developments with ‘N’ which are more obvious since his return to school. He seems to have acquired a whole new work ethic and is participating in school work activities and seems to be generalizing this knowledge outside of his school environment and is even doing some academic work ‘just for fun’! Oh My Goodness, I am so very thrilled about this!!”

What children say

“The fairies talk to me at night and they tell me they love me. They sound just like my Mum”
“I know you love me because you tell me so at night Daddy”
“Mum will you say those nice things to me again tonight”?

Source:
https://gouldingprocess.com/sleeptalk/testimonials/

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Clinical Neurofeedback Treatment for PTSD in Malaysia 脑波反馈疗法治疗创伤后遗症




临床治疗工作中,时常会有经历创伤的客户。创伤不只是生理上的,也可以是心理层面的创伤。
或许医院里常见的大脑扫描仪器看不见那些心理层面所造成的创伤,但当我们用Brain Mapping技术去窥探时,却不难发现那些疑似被创伤间接或直接导致的大脑功能失调状况。或许大家熟知一些心理治疗技术可以改善创伤症状,但其实还有一种针对大脑来训练的疗法却不为人知。那就是临床脑电波反馈疗法Clinical Neurofeedback Training。

或许市场上有许多打着脑波反馈技术的“课程”,但不是每一种都可以拿来帮助创伤相关心理问题的。有者主要是对专注力的训练有所帮助,有者则是放松用途。而临床脑电波训练疗法则需要有经验的脑波反馈治疗师去探讨影响脑电波反馈疗法的因素(如食物,身心,家庭环境等)与应该训练大脑哪个部位,该强度,该深度与频率等等,都是非常考究经验与训练背景的。时时与supervisor探讨训练结果也是不可少的,临床脑电波反馈疗法绝对不是傻瓜技术,戴上去就可以自动训练的方法。

比方说以下的这篇学术研究,就发现了脑电波反馈疗法技术效果可以媲美主流最有影响力与有效性的心理治疗技术。然而我们需要更多学术论文的出现才可以帮助把这门技术推向主流创伤疗法技术里。很可惜,这门技术并没有得到很广泛的认识。脑波反馈疗法治疗师,我在大马认识的少过10位,更何况从事脑电波反馈疗法的研究人员呢?当然少之又少。在大马,这门技术虽然广为教育界所认识,很少人知道它对情绪与心理等问题的益处。真希望我有生之年可以推广这门技术进到学术界与临床疗法领域。

Twenty-four sessions of NF produced significant improvements in PTSD symptomatology in multiply traumatized individuals with PTSD who had not responded to at least six months of trauma-focused psychotherapy, compared to a waitlist control group that continued to receive treatment as usual. The effect sizes of NF in this study (d = -2.33 within, d = - 1.71 between groups) is comparable to the results reported for the best evidence based treatments for PTSD: Prolonged Exposure, CBT and EMDR, which, like this study, also generally have employed TAU control groups, and better than any published drug intervention for PTSD Read more: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0166752
Neurofeedback is an innovative treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that is readily accessible to mental health therapists. As a widespread mental health concern with potentially devastating long-term consequences on psychosocial functioning, PTSD can also adversely impact biophysiological processes, particularly those related to the brain. Neurofeedback has shown promise in alleviating overall PTSD symptoms, including these underlying neurobiological consequences. Successful results have been found among clients with PTSD who have not been responsive to prior treatment modalities. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1524838018781103