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Biofeedback for the Brain
by Paul G. Swingle
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Rutgers University Press, 2008 (2008)
* * *   Reviewed by Deb Kincaid

Paul G. Swingle, PhD, author of Biofeedback for the Brain: How Neurotherapy Effectively Treats Depression, ADHD, Autism, and More, likens biofeedback to physical exercise. Physical exercise strengthens muscles; biofeedback exercises the brain to work more efficiently. It's the brain's inefficiencies that cause symptoms characteristically labeled depression, bipolar disorder, autism, and others related to mental functioning and emotion. Once the inefficiencies are corrected, the symptoms disappear, and quality of life soars. Not only that, the process is painless and without side effects!

Biofeedback for the Brain explains how neurotherapy began, how the brain's activity is measured and analyzed, and how the inefficiency is corrected. He shows how biofeedback partners with other disciplines such as psychotherapy or family counseling to produce optimal results quickly. Commonly asked questions are straightforwardly answered within question boxes scattered throughout the text. Too, numerous patient case histories are related that demonstrate the effectiveness of neurotherapy.

Swingle states, 'Our ability to focus and comprehend is central to every facet of our existence. In order to enjoy the richness of life, we should not have to spend years taking drugs such as Ritalin or Prozac.' The author is not a champion of medicating our children or ourselves, and laments the 'pharmaceutical domination' found in health care. Swingle references hundreds of scientific papers and studies demonstrating the effectiveness of neurotherapy.

Swingle has over thirty years experience in the neurotherapy field, and is a practicing psychologist, certified in biofeedback and neurotherapy, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Biofeedback for the Brain is refreshing, inspiring, and authoritative. If you or a loved one suffers from emotional or psychological disorders, read this book. Then, look to neurotherapy as your primary care choice, rather than the one of last resort.

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