Adam’s story: PTSD recovery journey
My journey to recover from developmental trauma with Neurofeedback
“Just over two years ago I began psychotherapy for developmental trauma. Since then I have done somatic therapy, EMDR, Internal Family Systems therapy, and traditional mindfulness exercises such as meditation and yoga.
These therapies have helped me tremendously and I would recommend them to anyone who is on their journey to heal from PTSD.
Still, after two years, I started to feel that my progress was slowing and decided to look for more therapy options.I first discovered neurofeedback training while reading Bessel van der Kolk’s “The Body Keeps the Score” and thought I’d give it a go.
After some research I came across BrainTrainUK and booked a consultation. From the very start, I found the people at BrainTrainUK to be extremely friendly and approachable, which I really appreciated as I have often struggled with anxiety in social situations as a result of my trauma.
During the consultation I was able to ask any questions I had and was offered a trial session with the neurofeedback apparatus. After that, my practitioner worked with me to create a training plan that fitted my therapy needs as well as my budget and schedule.
My training program was flexible and was shaped around my ongoing development.
Throughout the program, I felt well looked after and that my comfort was the main priority. I had progress reviews every session to make sure everything was going well.
Now, as a result of the training, I feel significantly more organised and focused in my goals, and I’m in an all-round calmer, happier state of mind. More than that, I feel renewed optimism regarding my trauma recovery and my future in general.
I now view neurofeedback training as an essential part of my therapy, and I only wish I had come across it sooner. I am very grateful to the folks at BrainTrainUK and for how they have helped me, and I would happily recommend them to anyone who is looking to use neurofeedback to address PTSD.”
Adam, age 32, October 2016.