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
Initial Consultation - History taking
Explanation of process and decision making
Assessment of all sites depending on sensitivity
Consultation or results and planning
If the Map shows that the LENS program can help, we establish a treatment protocol and set up dates for intervention.
Treatment is carried out in week blocks separated by about 3-6 weeks depending on requirements. This allows the brain to adjust to the new learning and allows an evaluation of behaviour change.
Questionnaires are completed intermittently during the treatment process to track your improvements and changes in functioning over time. You can see graphs of changes.
Typical Treatment Process
Treatment requirements vary, depending on need. One set of treatments may be sufficient Typically three sets of treatments are sufficient but with more complex cases, the number of treatments and time can be greater. Treatment sessions last 30 - 60 minutes.
Brain Map sites, above
Brain Map and site elevations below
Costs: Costs are based on a $240 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.
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