1. LENS Neurofeedback and Biofeedback

LENS Neurofeedback and Biofeedback

LENS Neurofeedback and Biofeedback
Counselling in Kelowna and Vernon, British Columbia and Online Counselling

LENS Neurofeedback

Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) is an innovative, effective and a natural approach for emotional regulation. Neurofeedback is a form of EEG biofeedback based on the electroencephalogram. It is a scientifically proven brain-based technique that helps clients balance and normalize their brain function and body regulation.

Neurofeedback provides a brain-body connection to overall wellness by helping to regulate the nervous system. The brain communicates internally with electrical impulses called brain waves. The brain waves occur at different frequencies in the brain. Neurofeedback uses technology (a computerized system) to speak directly to the brain.  This communication is similar to holding a mirror up to the brain and allowing it to “see itself”. Once the brain is presented with this new information it will make necessary changes using what is referred to as neural-plasticity. LENS works to lift suppression in the brain allowing the brain to be more flexible and function more optimally.

LENS Neurofeedback helps the brain to develop new neural pathways, to get “unstuck” from repeated patterns with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD and more. Neurofeedback provides a nice integrated approach to trauma counselling to help alleviate many symptoms of emotional stress and trauma. It helps the brain to self-correct and allows the client to develop new ways of thinking, behaving and feeling so that you can be at your best in life and in relationships with others.


Joan vonNiessen


Contact Joan about Neurofeedback: [email protected]

Contact Joan about Neurofeedback: [email protected]


LENS is remarkably effective, and over 85% of people who have used LENS have benefited significantly from it. Results can be seen quickly, often beginning within the first session, and are long lasting. LENS Neurofeedback is scientifically proven to work with many presenting issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sleep Issues
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Concussions
  • Mood Issues
  • Anger/Explosiveness
  • Chronic Headaches/Migraines
  • Chronic Stress
  • Cognition and Clarity
  • Performance Optimization


LENS is a special type of Neurofeedback that lifts suppression in the brain. Suppression of brain waves which causes Central Nervous (CNS) issues. By giving the brain a chance to lift suppression of the brain waves it allows the brain to “reboot” or “reorganize” itself which causes the brain to function more optimally and be more flexible.


  • Cognition – Problems sequencing, memory, providing and maintaining attention, concentration, clarity and organization.
  • Mood – Anger, sadness, explosiveness.
  • Motor – Lack of grace, problems of eye-hand coordination, balance, increased muscle tone (from spasticity) and tremor.
  • Motivation – Problems initiating tasks, shifting from one activity to another, and/or completing tasks.
  • Anxiety – Problems of anxiety system activity (too much uncomfortably-contained energy), persistent “anxiety”, restlessness, rumination, agitation, distractibility, difficulty breathing, palpitations, tremor exacerbation, and sleep interruption.
  • Reactivity – Hyper-reactivity, hypersensitivity, multiple chemical sensitivities.
  • Pain – Brain-generated pain and vascular pain.
  • Fatigue – Fatigue; or fatigue as a phenomenon secondary to the effort of trying to overcome the pain and/or the above impediment to functioning more easily.
  • Performance Optimization – Increases in functioning in the above areas in absence of any diagnosis.


LENS is non-invasive and not painful. The electrical current coming from the sensors attached to your scalp is less than the electrical current coming from your watch. LENS works well with symptoms caused by Central Nervous System dysfunction. During the session, two or more electrodes are placed on the scalp and two electrodes are placed on the earlobes.

Clients need a series of sessions for the brain to “hold on” to the changes in the brain. The recommended number of sessions is 10 with more complicated medical issues requiring longer treatment up to 20 or more. Most people will see shifts in their nervous system and symptoms within the first 4 sessions.

Clients will complete a thorough history of their symptoms and will track changes as they progress with LENS.


To learn more about LENS please visit Ochs Labs. (Visit LENS Resources for research into LENS or download research resources.)

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