Anger

 

There are many studies demonstrating that Neurofeedback can improve  impulsivity, which can be a factor in uncontrolled anger.

One study (Hammond, D. C. (2010). LENS Neurofeedback Treatment of Anger: Preliminary Reports. Journal of Neurotherapy, 14(2), 162-169) describes two case reports with significant traumatic brain injuries and histories of chronic anger and violent behaviour. The results support the potential of Neurofeedback to produce significant improvements in anger control, which has implications with many diagnoses, including traumatic brain injury, juvenile and adult correctional populations, and domestic violence.

In another study, 46 participants were trained. The results suggest that Neurofeedback training can significantly improve anger control and reduce angry outbursts. The authors of this study noticed that the success rate is substantially higher than previously published studies using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or anticonvulsant therapy: Walker, J.E. (2013) QEEG-guided neurofeedback for anger / anger control disorder. Journal of Neurotherapy. 17(1) 88-92.

With Neurofeedback anger is approached in a different way. Instead of trying to manage anger, Neurofeedback training can help changing the feelings of anger. By stabilising and calming certain areas of the brain that are deregulated – the reason why uncontrolled anger occurs – impulse control will increase, while emotional reactivity (anger, rage irritability), muscle tension and negative thoughts decrease.

 

To learn more about Neurofeedback for Anger, visit www.braintrainuk.com