How does LENS treatment happen?
The assessment involves taking a case history and developing a Neurotherapy Brain Map. The LENS Brain Map results show which cortex areas are dealing with too much or too little electrical activity, and provides a guide for treatment.
The map shows which sites are to be treated and 4-5 sites are treated in each session with treatment lasting a part of a second to a few seconds on each site.
The aim is to provide the brain which has been "stuck", with just enough information to learn the very slight fluctuations in brain waves. These brainwave fluctuations are small enough to allow the brain to begin the change process. Some individuals notice improvements after just one session, while others need more time.
For LENS Neurotherapy treatment, all the client has to do is sit in a comfortable chair and close their eyes at intervals for about 10 seconds, while the brain gently does the work.
Neurotherapy Assessment and Treatment
Explanation of process and decision making
Assessment of all sites depending on sensitivity
Consultation on results and planning
If the Map shows that the LENS intervention can help, we establish a treatment protocol and set up dates for intervention.
The intervention consists of a series of sessions, each targeting certain sites. The frequency and number of sessions depend on need. Two sessions a week for two weeks followed by a short break has been found to be a useful schedule but the actual schedule will depend on progress.
Treatment sessions last 30 - 60 minutes.
Questionnaires are completed intermittently during the treatment process to track your improvements and changes in functioning over time. You can see graphs of changes.
Brain Map sites, above
Brain Map and site elevations below
Costs: The initial assessment session is charged at $390 for up to 2 hours, which can be taken over 2 sessions).
Intervention sessions are charged at $180 per consultation hour.
Private health (with the necessary extras) may be claimed for a portion of these fees.
Mental Health Care Plan holders pay a gap per session.
NDIS participants pay the NDIA per hour recommended fee for psychology.
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