LENS Neurofeedback – (Low Energy Neurofeedback System)
What is LENS Neurofeedback?
The LENS, or Low Energy Neurofeedback System, is a unique and effective form of neurotherapy that facilitates changes in people of all ages with a wide variety of presenting issues. As a result, it has the capacity to address numerous symptoms and deficits. It is remarkably effective, and over 85% of people who have used the LENS have benefitted significantly from it. Results can be seen quickly, often beginning within the first session, and are lasting.
It may be utilized as the primary treatment approach, or as an adjunct to other therapies. Patients across the lifespan, from young children to older adults, have benefited from LENS.
How Safe Is LENS?
LENS is extremely safe. In over 75,000 clients treated with LENS, there has not been a single reported case of enduring negative effects.
“LENS is an FDA-certified Class II device. It is 510K exempt. The Class II 510K exempt medical device classification is a less restrictive certification than a 510-K, meaning that LENS is considered by the FDA as safer than the 510-K devices–which includes most other biofeedback and neurofeedback devices.”
What can LENS help with?
LENS can help you if you face challenges in many areas, including but not limited to:
LENS is exceptionally effective at reducing of anxiety. Most clients begin to experience improvement within 4-6 sessions. LENS also improves resilience, the ability to handle stress, and helps create a sense of calm in difficult situations.
LENS helps lift depression—sometimes even when it has been resistant to other treatments. Energy and motivation can also increase, and a client may once again experience a positive sense of health and well-being.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):
In mild and moderate TBI, clarity, concentration/focus, memory, multi-tasking and energy can significantly and quickly improve.
LENS decreases impulsivity, distractibility and hyperactivity. The world becomes easier to navigate. Life becomes less of a struggle for the patient and parent.
Because LENS is so effective at treating anxiety, depression and poor impulse control, it can be tremendously helpful for people withdrawing from, and working at staying away from, addictive substances.
Autism, Asperger’s, OCD, Hair Pulling, Eating Disorders:
Again, because LENS is so effective at treating anxiety, depression and poor impulse control, there is often dramatic improvement in a variety of disorders where these symptoms are present.
What makes LENS different from other forms of neurofeedback?
Each client’s EEG signals are unique to them and constantly changing. The LENS measures these ever-changing signals of the client and matches the feedback to the client’s own physiological (neurological) fingerprint.
Unlike LENS sessions, traditional neurofeedback sessions (1) require conscious effort and attention to stimuli by the client, (2) sessions last 45-60 minutes each, and (3) results are typically attained over 40 or more sessions. On the other hand, LENS does not require any focused attention, and the person does not need to do anything specific during the session. The sessions themselves last between a few seconds and a few minutes. Initial results are typically seen in 1-4 sessions, with the average number of sessions per client of 11. This makes LENS an excellent option for all individuals, including those who are unable to attend for lengthy periods of time and/or who are unable to understand instructions.