Louise and Neil,
I have just received some wonderful news. Anna-Caitlin informs me that
she has obtained 'distinction' in all her Christmas A-level (Business
Studies program) subjects. As I believe Neurofeedback contributed to
this achievement I am writing to share this with
I left messages for both of you as I was hoping to tell you personally.
thought you would like to know that I think there has been
objective improvement in James's concentration since christmas. Over
the christmas holidays we were doing two hours revision a day and
he needed most of it to be done with him. He was still extremely
agaitated about it and his concentration was very poor indeed.
This Easter, he did 4 hours a day in one stretch usually between 8 and
12. The majority of it he did himself, including reading longish
passages of text for his history revision. He did not do any reading at
Christmas, so this is a major step forwards and amazing! He also
is not continually complaining about his concentration in school
which he used to do, and I am sure would continue to do if it was
still a problem."
Dr. A Norris
struggled with nervousness and social anxiety my whole life and have
suffered fromdepression since 1997. Ever since the early 1990s,
I’ve been looking for something that would help me, but unfortunately
didn’t find it until 2008 when I stumbled across mention of
Neurofeedback on the internet and did some reading on it on various
websites. Thereafter, I bought and read the book ‘A symphony of
the brain’ by Jim Robbins and decided that Neurofeedback could possibly
help me resolve my problems. I did more research on the internet
to try and indentify a suitable Neurofeedback provider in Scotland or in the rest of the UK.
After that research and speaking to some providers on the phone
including Neil from PeakMind, I decided that PeakMind were the company
to go with.
made an appointment with Louise from PeakMind at Swansea University for
a qEEG and also met with Neil from Peakmind to receive training in how
to use the Neurofeedback home equipment and to collect the equipment to
take back home with me. So far I’ve completed 37 sessions and
although I have some way to go, I am able to concentrate better, I’m
feeling calmer, I’m more energetic, my depression has lessened, and I
believe my quitting smoking is attributable to the change in myself
brought about by Neurofeedback training. I therefore recommend
Neurofeedback training and think PeakMind are a good provider."
"She has made remarkable progress. She read an
entire book over the week-end which is a first. The improvement in
social skills are beyond just co-incidence. For example, before she
would drive people to distraction which alientated her from those she
really wanted to be close with. Now she has instead 3 girls pursuing
contact with her. It used to be the other way around! Before, ACE used
to stalk and run after children on the playgroup and physically force
them to play with her by pinning them down. I wish you had experienced
ACE at the age of 6. The difference is like day and night."
"Our son Luke is 12. He had ADHD diagnosed when
he was 6 and had been on methylphenidate every schoolday since then.
However he did get side effects like appetite suppression and
difficulty sleeping so we were keen to find another solution.
We live in Liverpool so there was no
way we could attend Swansea or Cambridge for sessions and so Neil
Rutterford at Peakmind trained me to give the neurofeedback. We have
been doing 2 sessions a week for the last 8 months.
Luke has been able to stop his
methylphenidate and is much more confident socially and has learned new
skills like badminton and skiing that he just didn't have the patience
off medication to try. His schoolwork isn't as perfect as it was on
medication but I think that is a worthwhile tradeoff.
I have to say that home training
takes an iron commitment and the software is not user friendly. If you
have the option office training is more straightforward. Having said
that we had an excellent service from Peakmind - everyone was really
friendly and helpful especially when I was struggling with the
practical aspects of home training. I got detailed and helpful feedback
from Neil by email every week while doing the training and he was also
available on the phone when a more in depth discussion was needed.
In summary I think that the neurofeedback has
been really worthwhile."
was diagnosed with ADHD and mild depression in 2006 and naturally my
psychiatrist provided me with drugs to help alleviate the problems I
was experiencing. I soon discovered however that drugs do not work.
They don't teach you how to take control of your symptoms through
training your mind. They simply cover up problems, much like sweeping
dust under the carpet. I then begin my journey of self improvement and
discovered neurofeedback. After reading it's theory and the evidence
behind it, I decided to pay a visit to Peak Mind in Swansea . At first
I was a little unsure as to how you were supposed to reach that 'peak'
state of mind that is required for the positive feedback. Eventually
however I began to understand how much control human beings have over
their minds. After 2 months of home training, I improved tremendously
in terms of my ability to maintain an attentive and relaxed state of
mind. Also, Im not as impulsive, I think before spending money, and my
mood has improved. I have the confidence now to go on to better things.
If you have have any mental or stress related illnesses, then
neurofeedback sessions should be your top priority. Phone Peak Mind
Matthew Kendell, Dover
sixteen year old son, Elliot, was diagnosed with severe ADHD at the age
of six years old. His symptoms were very effectively managed by Ritain
but the fact that he required extremely large doses of medication to
achieve the desired effect was a huge concern to us. Elliot was
considered an academically and musically gifted child, however, his
ADHD was so severe that we were unable to take him anywhere unless he
had taken medication.
During July and
August 2007 Elliot underwent a course of neuofeedback training
consisting of 30 sessions with PeakMind in Swansea. We were aware that
neurofeedback does not work for everyone, however, there is no doubt
that Elliot's behaviour and functioning have been transformed with this
treatment and incredibly he no longer requires any medication. As a
direct result of the marked changes in Elliot's functioning, our family
life has improved dramatically. Elliot is in his first term at a sixth
form college and is doing well studying A Level Music, Music
Technology, History and Politics. One of the most tangible and
remarkable results is that Elliot's flute studies are going from
strength to strength (he attained Grade 8 with Distinction at the age
of 13) and yet, prior to the treatment, Elliot was unable to perform
unless he had taken medication. Elliot is thrilled that he can now
function normally without the need for medication.
When I reflect on the significant changes that have occurred since
Elliot's neurofeedback training, I have no hesitation in recommending
neurofeedback to other parents with children with ADHD."
Julia Black, Mother of 16
year-old with ADHD
"Before I had the QEEG test with
PeakMind I did not understand why I had such a poor attention and
concentration span and unusual high levels of energy that prevented me
from achieving my full potential throughout my education.
Having the test confirmed that it was
in fact ADD that I have. Knowing this now has given me peace of
mind, especially knowing that there is a healthy form of treatment
available. Since all advice and service given has been extremely
helpful I would definitely consider treatment and recommend this
service to others who believe that they may have ADHD or ADD."
"Neurofeedback training with PeakMind
has been a very valuable experience for me. I was initially sceptical
about the process, but having undergone training for a couple of
months, I am totally convinced that it works. I have seen a significant
improvement in my ability to focus at work, and my colleagues have
noticed the same thing.
I am now more productive and less
anxious as a result of the training, and I am steadily improving with
each neurofeedback session. The techniques that PeakMind have taught me
have enabled me to control my stress levels and learn to concentrate
better, whilst remaining relaxed.
I would recommend PeakMind without
hesitation to anyone suffering from stress or lack of focus. The
quality of service is excellent, the sessions are very straightforward,
and neurofeedback training really works!"
Jake Major, director, iCreate
"Neurofeedback training with
PeakMind, really helped me with my stress levels, has given me more
confidence, also I now experience a better quality of sleep as I find
it easier to relax.
Altogether a very valuable experience, conducted under a professional
and caring attitude."
(Housewife and Grandmother)