Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS)
Low Energy Neurofeedback System or LENS is an FDA approved neurofeedback system that applies a small electrical impulse, much smaller than the dose you receive when you use your cellphone, directly to the scalp in order to help the brain regulate itself.
LENS has been found by clinicians to be helpful in the treatment of ADD/ADHD, Depression, Anxiety/OCD, PTSD/Trauma, Traumatic brain injury and concussion.
Some of the benefits of LENS include increased and improved quality of relaxation, decreased anxiety, improved attention, improved concentration and decreased distractibility, increased energy and decreased fatigue, improved mood and decreased feelings of hopelessness, lifestyle changes may feel less challenging to accomplish.
LENS is easy! Sessions are shorter than most traditional talk therapy sessions, the results are rapid and often seen in the first several sessions, the process is effortless and there is no homework and nothing to practice. Those who are interested in a drug free approach to making lasting change may find this method especially appealing.
How Does LENS Help?*
In the early 1990's, Len Ochs, Ph.D. developed the "Low Energy Neurofeedback System" (LENS) as a drug-free method to enhance the flexibility and functioning of the brain. The LENS treatment will help provide your brain with the opportunity to have an experience that is different than what it is used to doing automatically, and therefore provides you a chance to experience life differently.
"LENS is like a reset button that unlocks the brain for optimum functioning. Neuroscientists believe that the brain's defenses against stressors and trauma create neural gridlock. The Low Energy Neurofeedback System works around these blockages addressing the brain in its own electromagnetic language. LENS allows the brain to 'reboot,' restoring optimal functioning."
-David Dubin, MD courtesy of Jeffrey Rutstein, PsyD
For Children, Teens and Adults Who Experience:
ADD/ADHD - LENS decreases distractibility and impulsivity, and increases focus and the ability to concentrate. Life becomes much easier and manageable and less of a struggle.
Anxiety - LENS powerfully decreases anxiety and the tendency to worry. It helps you to live life with less fear and with a greatly improved ability to relax, to better handle stress, and to face challenges with a sense of calm and resilience.
OCD, Autism, Aspergers, Tics - LENS can help reduce or eliminate OCD, increase social awareness and sensitivity in individuals with Autism and Aspergers, and can help to reduce or eliminate the tendency in individuals with tics.
Depression - LENS can help with Depression, sometimes even when it has been resistant to other types of treatments. It can increase energy, focus, brighten mood and outlook, and help begin to restore a sense of hope and healing.
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Multiple or Environmental Sensitivities -LENS helps with increasing energy, decreasing fatigue and pain, restoring mental clarity and enhancing memory.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Concussion - In mild and moderate TBI, LENS has helped improve concentration, focus, memory, energy, clarity, and the ability to multitask.
Addictions/Substance Abuse -Since LENS effectively helps with Depression, anxiety, and impulse control, it supports your attempts to break free of substance dependence and addiction.
Athletes and anyone who desires Performance Enhancement - The LENS supports and enhances optimal and peak performance in sports, as well as in most areas of life.
BELOW ARE THREE EXCELLENT INTRODUCTORY VIDEOS ABOUT THE LENS MADE BY MY COLLEAGUE DAVID DUBIN, MD: