LENS Neurofeedback

lens n lea2Mentor Dr Len Ochs, Founder of  LENS Low Energy Neurofeedback System

How does the LENS work?
We apply sensors to the scalp to listen in on brainwave activity. We process the signal by computer, and extract information about certain key brainwave frequencies. The results are reduction and/or elimination of the symptoms. The sessions are gentle (usually the client feels nothing during the session), and the changes are lasting. 
LENS does not require any focused attention and initial results are typically seen in 1-4 sessions. This makes LENS an excellent option for all individuals, who are unable to attend for lengthy periods of time and/or who are unable to understand instructions or stay focused for any length of time.

What conditions does the LENS help with?

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Sensory processing disorder (SPD)
  • Learning difficulties
  • Language & developmental delays
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Mood swings
  • Migraine
  • Addictions/Dependencies
  • Fatigue

I have used LENS therapy to help hundreds of children improve their learning ability and minimise symptoms of those on the autism spectrum disorders. Here are two examples:

  • A two year old boy was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. He was without speech and eye contacts. He has been receiving the LENS therapy and now at 16 years old, he passed all his school gradings, and ready for his ‘N’ Level examination this year.
  • Another girl, aged ten, was diagnosed with global delay development. I have been giving her traditional neurofeedback therapy weekly for the first 2 years. Gradually, we switched her to LENS therapy on monthly basis, and further reduced the therapy frequency to quarterly basis. She passed her NT examination, and proceeded to graduate with a Nursing certificate in ITE. Today, She is a full-time Nurse.

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 benefited 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.

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.

What is Neurofeedback ?

Neurofeedback is direct training typically provided by health professionals such as psychologists, family  therapists, and counselors. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment and that information is brought back to the person by way of the sensors.  Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback, because it is based on electrical brain activity, the electroencephalogram, or EEG. Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation.  Self-regulation is a necessary part of optimal brain performance and function. Self-regulation training allows the nervous system to function better. 

The LENS is a specific kind of Neurofeedback that operates much more rapidly that traditional Neurofeedback and has qualities that make it much easier to use with people who can’t sit still. 

With the LENS, the client doesn’t need to “do” anything, and there is nothing to learn.  The typical session with the LENS lasts 3-4 minutes.  This means that the LENS works well for people who either cannot or will not pay attention to a computer screen for longer time periods. 

Additionally, the LENS works much faster than traditional Neurofeedback with the number of sessions ranging from as few as 1 to an overall average number of sessions of 20.

The LENS works well with problems of the Central Nervous System, which can be numerous. These include symptoms of anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy. 

How does the LENS work?

We apply sensors to the scalp to listen in on brainwave activity. We process the signal by computer, and extract information about certain key brainwave frequencies.  Through a patented process, we then bring this information back to the client down the sensor wires to the person’s skin.  The results are reduction and/or elimination of the symptoms which previously interfered with the client’s quality of life.  The sessions are brief (usually 3-5 minutes), gentle (usually the client feels nothing during the session), and the changes are lasting with some exceptions: with symptoms of progressive conditions such as Parkinson’s and MS, the treatment needs to be ongoing to sustain the improvement.

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