Meet The Team
Registered Psychotherapist, EMDR Practitioner and Clinical Hypnosis Trainee
When I first heard about NeurOptimal® neurofeedback, my initial thought was “if I can make that kind of difference in peoples’ lives, how can I not do it? Isn’t this why I am a psychotherapist?”
When I first acquired neurofeedback, my father, who had been ill for quite some time, was nearing his end. I spent the next 4 months with him as much as I could. I was also the only one using my new neurofeedback system. As I had never lost a parent before, I can’t compare. What I can say is that the brain training has helped me through a tremendous loss, and a very difficult time.
It continues to help me be a better therapist; I also feel clearer, more balanced, and full of positive energy. And yes, it makes a difference in my personal life too.
Neurofeedback has played a tremendous and pivotal role in my life. Initially, it helped me through a very rough patch during my Undergrad in Business. When there seemed to be no more light at the end of the tunnel, 2 neurofeedback sessions a day over a period of time made all the difference. Did I understand how or what was happening in my brain? Nope. But after a couple of days, and then a week and another week, I started to believe in my capabilities again.
Although I have now successfully completed my Undergrad as an Honours student, I still make time to do periodic neurofeedback sessions. Not only do they help me rise in the morning, but they allow me to manage more at work without feeling like I’m “barely treading above water”.
Regardless of what we go through in life, we can always improve our mind. Just like my idol LeBron says,”If the mind is sharp, everything else will follow”.
When Annika isn’t training at Wiseman Counselling, she spends her time creating content for The Blooming Flower, a women empowerment blog based in Toronto. As a self-help bookworm, weightlifting connoisseur and nature lover, Annika is nothing short of a health and wellness enthusiast.
I did not understand the breadth of my trauma when I first learned about NeurOptimal® neurofeedback. Many painful experiences had been buried deep within my subconscious mind. At the time, I was not receptive to any kind of outside help because I wasn’t even aware I had trauma to straighten out.
Neurofeedback has helped immensely to establish a sense of calm in my everyday life. Once a highly anxious individual, I am much more confident and open than before. If I could describe my social anxiety as a smooth line graph, the dips are far less dramatic. I can actually sit through a dinner table conversation! Who knew?
In addition, I have recently taken up singing and writing (two of my favourite childhood hobbies). Now more than ever, I feel like myself because I’m able to take part in the creative processes that bring me joy and make life meaningful. Neurofeedback is a game-changer.