We are excited to announce a new Partnership: Denver Neurofeedback sessions available in office!
Interview with Miriam Bellamy, LMFT, NeurOptimal neurofeedback Trainer and Psychotherapist in Dener, CO.
Natalie Baker: First off, thank you for partnering with us, and offering a discounted first session to clients.
What made you decide to bring neurofeedback into your psychotherapy pracitice?
Miriam Bellamy: You're welcome. I'm excited about the partnership. I have been in practice for 20 years, working with parents and couples to achieve their goals for their marriages and for their kids, and I have never seen a more effective tool for getting people unstuck than dynamical neurofeedback. It had a profound impact on my own personal work, my family, and on my kids who struggle with ADHD and dyslexia.
What are the 3 things you think are essential to optimize brain health?
I am clear that neurofeedback is not a quick fix but rather a powerful tool for a family or individual to reach their goals. I believe that the keys to successful brain training for the long term are:
- adopting a broad perspective on anxiety and emotional problems,
- careful involvement of the extended family when appropriate, and
- commitment to the process, including regularity with the neurofeedback sessions
What are the biggest stressors you notice impacting your Denver clients?
My clients often have young children or teenagers and they want to give their children the best chance they can in life. But marital conflict, infidelity, and the stress and worries of parenting often times get in the way. Many of them have had marriage counseling or parent coaching that hasn’t quite made sense to them in application. Many of them are looking for a different perspective and more powerful tools to help them find their way through the challenges more effectively.
How have you seen anxiety impact families?
From my years of training and working with families I have come to think of anxiety differently than most people. A lot of folks tend to think of anxiety as psychological, or existing only in one’s mind. I see anxiety as existing in a group and as highly interactional and dynamic. What’s exciting about the dynamical neurofeedback perspective is that anxiety is constantly in motion, which means not set-in-stone, which means there’s hope for change. If anxiety is considered an illness, then people tend to try to “fix” it—or fix the one struggling with it. When that doesn’t work, which is often the outcome, people tend to feel helpless, and not much good comes from that. When people start to see that anxiety is a group problem, they can begin, in a non-blaming way, to learn about their own part in keeping it going. I think neurofeedback training is an amazing tool to help individuals along in their own personal growth and their ability to see how they are impacting the groups they are close with.
Neurofeedback Training in Denver: 827 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203
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Neurofeedback Denver therapist Miriam Bellamy, LMFT, has been in practice and helping couples and families for 20 years. A student of Bowen Family Systems Theory, her work skillfully avoids the limitations of conventional psychotherapy. Ms. Bellamy has been married almost 17 years and has two teenage daughters. She enjoys playing the guitar and getting together with extended family.