Personalised Brain training for mind and soul
Daniel Webster uses a specialised form of neurofeedback to provide Personalised Brain Training:
Children, Teenagers and Young Adults: We can assess and assist cortical maturation; improve academic performance, social integration and behaviour; eliminate fear and anxiety to further self-confidence, and relaunch positive developmental trajectories. This includes autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD, mood regulation, learning issues and self-harm
Adults: Stress, anxiety, trauma, mood regulation, motivation, focus and sleep; Long Covid; Menopause
Psychosis: Neurofeedback provides a safe, medication-free approach to restoring calm and confidence, and alleviating symptoms in Bipolar Disorder, OCD and Schizophrenia
Autism: an evidence-based approach to improving cognitive flexibility, sensory integration, behaviour and social interaction, Daniel has achieved transformative results
Rehabilitation: symptoms demonstrably improve in stroke / TBI / concussion, and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. Brain maps can identify functional connectivity issues that are otherwise difficult to observe or measure. Neurofeedback has been shown to strengthen white matter.
Daniel progressed from providing Othmer Method / ILF, which he learned under direct supervision by Sue Othmer, to David Kaiser’s Default Network Training, which is qEEG-based and the most effective neurofeedback method available. He is currently the only provider of Personalised Brain Training outside the US, contributes actively to its further development and teaches clinicians and mental health professionals. Daniel has extensive experience working in high-support environments with children and adults on the autistic spectrum as well as with severe mental health issues, e.g. schizophrenia.
Daniel Webster offers the most advanced neurofeedback methods as home visits and intensive courses, in the UK and internationally.
Most clients find 10-20 weekly sessions produce transformative results. Sleep improvement, and a feeling of emotional groundedness tend to emerge within the first few sessions. The training effect quickly builds up as we address brain areas responsible for regulating mood, motivation, attention and focus, and our ability to regulate physiological arousal. Anxieties subside and social interaction takes on new dimensions. We feel valued, able to express our unique skills and strengths, and performance improves, paying dividends on the investment in Personalised Brain Training.
Intensive courses involve two sessions per day over the course of a week or longer. Transformative results can be achieved in a short time period, where we accomodate 10-20 sessions in the UK or internationally. Children enjoy the exceptional screen-time during their school holidays, balanced with activities in and around London. Adults find this a similarly efficient use of time off work, combined with a trip to a new location, and gain additional confidence from negotiating novelty and finding acceptance in a welcoming environment, providing a more effective re-set.
Hybrid courses involving intensives and weekly training are a convenient way of achieving faster results, utilising term breaks and vacations, or long weekends.
Neurofeedback training provides a complementary approach to mental health.
We are exercising the pre-conscious mind and showing it more efficient ways of sensory processing, all in a non-invasive, medication-free way.
The process involves watching movies, receiving auditory feedback and passively letting the brain learn new behaviour.
We can train our brain to be more stable, flexible and adaptive.
This has shown to be effective for ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, autism, schizophrenia and neuro-degenerative conditions, among many other mental health issues.
Effects are shown to be lasting, providing a basis for resetting trajectories and maximising our potential.
Anxiety clouds our perception and curtails a positive outlook.
Left untreated, a negative feedback loop can ensue: We lose synchrony with our environment, resulting in reduced drive, motivation, activity, interaction, recuperation (sleep) and functionality. Physical manifestations ensue, and we enter a negative feedback loop.
Anxiety is a result of inefficient sensory processing. This leads to dysregulation in our body’s reticular activating system, responsible for physiological arousal regulation, and can have debilitating manifestations such as panic attacks.
As such, it starts in the head, though its manifestations can quickly become physical. Pain perception has neural correlates. With a Kaiser Neuromap we can identify dysrhythmia of relevant brain areas, and then train these with neurofeedback.
We take a holistic approach – as well as training brain areas responsible for arousal, mood and vigilance, we restore focus, drive and motivation, thus restoring self-confidence in a multi-faceted way.
With a Kaiser Neuromap, we can assess vulnerabilities and treat these with neurofeedback in a non-invasive, enjoyable and medication-free way.
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PTSD is essentially when we’re not expanding – when we are restrained in our ability to unfold our personality, ambitions and realise our dreams.
Our ability to emotionally self-nurture becomes impaired, and we begin to worry about the future, ruminate about the past. We become subtly detached from the moment and its meaning. This is the beginning of mental health issues.
Sleep quality suffers, as does our focus and productivity, and anxieties emerge, together with mood dysregulation, all of which impacts our social interactions and ability to synchronise with others, emotionally and functionally.
With Personalised Brain Training, we look to break the negative feedback loop and re-establish functionality and a healthy sense of self.
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Neurofeedback training is a complementary therapy approach to helping young people attain their best developmental trajectory and thus maximise their opportunities. From infants to pre-teens, adolescents and young adults, we can assess a young brain’s maturity and structure an effective, personalised, non-invasive and medication-free intervention that is enjoyable – it involves watching movies of choice.
Neurofeedback training has helped many children, teenagers and young adults realise their true potential.
Neurofeedback is an evidence-based, medication-free approach to resolve ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety, dyslexia, behavioural problems and many other developmental challenges.
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Focus and Productivity have three core components:
– Concentration: the ability not to be distracted and maintain attention on the relevant task at hand
– Planning and Organisation: understanding goals, working back to the present and structuring a workflow conducive to achievement, seeing the bigger picture and dividing projects into tasks, prioritising these and being flexible
– Motivation: having sufficient drive, optimism, persistence and endurance to implement plans and overcome setbacks
Each of these three components is governed by a different brain area. When one or more of these regions is dysrhythmic, we are vulnerable to focus issues.
Medication can help resolve some of these challenges, though from our observations, not all. Side-effects can include increased anxiety and slower growth.
With neurofeedback, we can train the brain. This is evidence-based, non-invasive, medication-free and enjoyable.
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Camilla had been diagnosed with anxiety, panic attacks, associated insomnia and mild depression. She was prescribed two anti-depressants – Mirtazapine and and SSRI – which she was able to reduce to a minimum dose over time. During the last three years however, she had six relapses, each following a similar pattern: Stress (emotional and work-related) and fatigue precipitated intrusive thoughts and worries, setting off a familiar path of insomnia; consequently higher anxiety, increased stress levels leading to panic attacks and depressive symptoms. The first few episodes were stabilised by resuming Mirtazapine, which helped restore sleep. The subsequent ones however failed to respond, taking months to stabilise sleep and reduce anxiety, which involved having to take time off work. In addition, she began to have somatisations, beginning in the spine and ultimately reaching her face. Migraines began to reappear when she became excessively tired.
Guided by a brain map, we began doing neurofeedback training twice a week. Camilla’s sleep became sound after the second session – “I feel pleasantly knocked out” – and she decided to reduce her Mirtazapine dose gradually in accordance with her prescribing GP. After eight sessions (four weeks) she was on the lowest dose, and even this left her feeling very groggy in the morning. Camilla had regained confidence in her ability to fall asleep, and stopped using Mirtazapine completely. Her anxiety levels were at their lowest, and she had began to work again, leaving a corporate environment to work with children in a mental health setting – a stressful yet engaging and meaningful activity. Her motivation had reached new levels, and she felt stable and confident, which showed in her stance and demeanour.
Ten sessions of neurofeedback training (each two hours) were sufficient to stabilise Camilla, restore her ability to sleep, and the confidence therein, as well as improving sense of self-worth, focus and motivation. She has not felt the need to use Mirtazapine again since.
Three months later, Camilla reports a major improvement in how she is able to set boundaries, both at work and in her personal life, and not neglecting her own well-being.
An example of a one-week intensive neurofeedback training course in London produced the pictured result. We were able to stabilise brain function by eliminating crucial psychosis and trauma markers.
Cognitively, this manifested in a new sense of calm, groundedness and self-confidence. Sensory overload, auditory sensitivity and thought confusion were substantially reduced.
Note results may vary.
Neurofeedback is a form of complementary therapy and should not be seen as a replacement for conventional medicine. qEEG brain map-based neurofeedback training takes a more holistic approach to brain functioning, rather than just focusing on medical symptoms. It is not intended as a form of diagnosis nor medical intervention nor medical advice per the disclaimer.
With a Kaiser Neuromap, we can identify character traits, vulnerabilities and strengths.
Different brain areas and networks govern our behaviour. For example, there are parts of our brain which control mood regulation; spatial distractibility; physiological arousal; our sense of self; self-critical thoughts; anger and emotional attachment; and there are various sources of anxiety.
A brain map shows us which brain areas are behaving immaturely, and thus expose us to vulnerabilities or mental health issues.
Rather than fitting people into categories – diagnosis – we can assess vulnerability to behaviour patterns. Every brain is different. A brain map provides a more granular approach to understanding our strengths and weaknesses.
Neurofeedback lets us train dysrythmic brain areas. With sensors comfortably fitted to the brain areas we want to train, we detect brainwave patterns real-time while watching a movie. When these patterns are inefficient, the volume drops momentarily. This is the feedback we are giving our brain, short and instantaneously.
The brain area we are training recognises this – while our conscious mind is focussed on the movie – and adjusts its behaviour to restore the normal volume. With repetition, throughout a session, learning occurs.
Meanwhile our conscious mind is solely focussed on the movie; the training process is passive in this sense.
The drop in volume is subtle, so we continue to understand the flow of the movie. No current or electrical stimulation is fed to the brain; sensors simply read brainwaves and the feedback is purely audio-visual.
Rather than engaging the conscious mind, which slows us down, we are training preconscious processes.
This equips us with the ability to live in the moment and attain our potential (if we have to resort to conscious control, we are not living in the moment).
We take a holistic approach to healthy brain self-regulation, rather than categorisation or diagnosis.
Personalised Brain Training is an advanced qEEG brain map-based approach to neurofeedback training developed by the founders of the field. Taking Othmer Method / ILF training methods further, it employs Default Network Training protocols as developed by David Kaiser.
Neurofeedback training is an evidence-based complementary therapy. Its efficacy was first demonstrated some 50 years ago, and with advances in technology, training protocols have become more efficient and the feedback method – watching movies – thoroughly enjoyable.
Neurofeedback is evidence-based. It’s first application was discovered in 1971 when it was used to resolve intractable epilepsy.
There are over 2,000 peer-reviewed research reports on PubMed demonstrating efficacy across a number of pathologies.
In the US, it is an accepted complementary treatment for many challenges.