Brain Attain LLC

A Neuroimprovement program utilizing neurofeedback, and brain based holistic interventions for chall

Operating as usual

04/01/2021

Hello visitors. People still visit this site far more than my new site. Please check out Vibrant Brain Body and Soul Wellness. I needed to create a PLLC and started a new practice in conjunction with Grand Blanc Psychology PLLC. We have brain training on site as well as brain health home programs with telehealth. you can text at 248-819-4567 for quickest response.

Sharon Alair Bergman MA LLP
Neurotherapist.

05/14/2020

Hi all This is an old facebook. I guess I need to find a way to delete. I have a new home protocol with all kinds of treatment modalities and my new Business Name is Vibrant Brain Body and Soul Wellness. My number is the same. I take BCBS and BCN. I am only doing Tele health currently.

Email still works: [email protected] but I check only every once in a while text is always best.

Lives in the Balance and Dr. Greene's approach 11/22/2016

Lives in the Balance and Dr. Greene's approach

Just went to see Dr. Ross Greene and got inspired again. His method is so wonderful and has helped so many. I needed a refresher

www.livesinthebalance.org

Get his new book: Raising Human Beings, it is powerful...Oh wait we are supposed to let go of power and embrace collaboration. It is transformative!

Sharon Bergman

Lives in the Balance and Dr. Greene's approach

11/22/2016

Black Friday special. Last time prices will be this low for Brain Attain. $250 for a full Brain Map with TLC brainstates narrative report and Neuroguide Maps. Last time 10 session special will be offtered at $650.00.

With my new program I will still have a sliding fee scale, for those in great need, but come January with the new program the fee will be $95 per session. It is time to break free of the constraints of the medical field and embrace a wellness approach. New systems, pulling together the knowledge of 30 years of practice in a comprehensive package coming out in January. Get on board now! During the holidays get your brain maps done and get an intensive (10 sessions in two weeks). To get a jump start on the new year.

Coming Soon: HPN high performance Neurofeedback, Neurofeedback for animals, Energy healing, Cognitive recovery program and more. We will be posting our fundraiser soon. The fundraiser will bring in Top level research grade equipment and programing. Also a portion will be put aside to help those who cannot afford a cycle of training (working with Healing Complex KIds on how to set that up).

Evaluate the blocks, Understand how to shift, and Heal! More is coming soon. There are limited spots available for this special so first come first serve!.

Sharon Bergman

01/08/2016

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Attention Research Update

April 2014

"Helping parents, professionals and educators stay informed about new research on ADHD"

David Rabiner, Ph.D. Research Professor, Duke University





Strong New Support for Neurofeedback Treatment for ADHD

Neurofeedback - also known as EEG Biofeedback - is an ADHD treatment in which individuals learn to alter their typical EEG pattern to one that is consistent with a focused, attentive state. This is done by collecting EEG data from individuals as they focus on stimuli presented on a computer screen. Their ability to control the stimuli, for example, keeping the smile on a smiley face or keeping a video playing, is contingent on maintaining an EEG state consistent with focused attention. Neurofeedback proponents argue that this ability generalizes to real world situations and results in better attention during academic and related tasks.

Although neurofeedback for ADHD has been controversial for many years, research support for this treatment is growing. In fact, in October, 2012 the American Academy of Pediatrics rated neurofeedback as a Level 1 “Best Support” Intervention for ADHD; this is the highest possible rating and at the same level as medication treatment and behavior therapy (you can find the ratings athttp://coe.csusb.edu/documents/CRPsychosocialInterventions.pdf ). My sense, however, is that many scientists who study ADHD would regard this rating as premature based on current evidence.

How do the benefits of neurofeedback for ADHD compare to those provided by stimulant medication? Medication remains the most widely used ADHD intervention and examining this question is thus important. In a prior issues of Attention Research Update - see http://www.helpforadd.com/2003/may.htm - I reviewed a study comparing neurofeedback to medication treatment. Both treatments yielded significant benefits and did not differ significantly from one another.

An important limitation of this study, however, was that children were not randomly assigned to medication or neurofeedback treatment; instead, parents selected the option they preferred for their child. This limits the conclusions that can be drawn in several important ways. First, without random assignment, preexisting differences between children whose parents preferred neurofeedback and those who preferred medication may have influenced the findings. Second, without random assignment one cannot determine whether neurofeedback is effective for children with ADHD overall, or only for those children whose parents select it.


New Research Comparing Medication to Neurofeedback

Two recently published studies addressed this limitation by randomly assigning children with ADHD to either medication or neurofeedback conditions.

Study 1 - The first study [Duric et al., (2012). Neurofeedback for the treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD: A randomized and controlled clinical trial using parental reports. BMC Psychiatry, 12, 107] was conducted with 91 6 to 18 year olds (mean age of 10.5) in Norway. Participants were randomly assigned to receive neurofeedback, stimulant medication, or both neurofeedback and medication.

Neurofeedback treatment was conducted in 3 40 minute session per week over 10 weeks, i.e., 30 sessions total. The primary focus was to decrease theta activity and increasing beta activity. This is consistent with numerous findings that a high theta/beta ratio is a reliably found in individuals with ADHD (for a very interesting and important study of this issue, see http://www.helpforadd.com/2013/september.htm ).

Children in the medication group received treatment with methylphenidate, the generic form of Ritalin. Medication was provided 2X/day at a dose of 1 mg per kg.

Children in the combined group received both treatments.


Results - Parents completed ratings of core ADHD symptoms before treatment began and 1 week after neurofeedback had been completed. Children in all groups - neurofeedback, medication, and combined - were reported to show significant reductions in inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms. Although differences between the 3 treatment groups were not significant, the effect on inattentive symptoms appeared largest for the neuorfeedback only group. An unexpected finding was that for all groups, the impact on hyperactive-impulsive symptoms was consistently larger than for inattentive symptoms.


Study 2 - A second study published earlier this year [Meisel et al., (2014). Neurofeedback and standardized pharmacological intervention in ADHD: A randomized controlled trial with six-month follow up. Biological Psychology, 95, 116-125) extends this work by obtaining feedback from teachers in addition to parents - including assessments of educational performance - as well as 2- and 6-month follow up data.

Participants were 23 7-14 year-old children with ADHD - 11 boys and 12 girls; the study was conducted in Spain. Participants were randomly assigned to neurofeedback or medication therapy. Neurofeedback consisted of 40 sessions (approximately 30 minutes/session) provided over 20 weeks. As above, treatment focused on suppressing theta activity and enhancing beta activity.

Medication treatment was with methylphenidate at a dose of 1 mg per kg following Spanish national treatment guidelines for ADHD. Children receiving medication continued to receive it across the 6-month follow up period.

Data was obtained pre-treatment, immediately after neurofeedback ended, and again 2 and 6 months later. Mothers and fathers completed ratings of core ADHD symptoms, oppositional behavior, and functional impairment. Teachers also rated ADHD symptoms, oppositional behavior, and children's performance in reading, writing, math, and oral expression.


Results - Immediately following neurofeedback treatment, maternal ratings for both groups indicated significant reductions in inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms; declines in attention difficulties were more pronounced and differences between groups were not significant. Significant reductions in oppositional behavior and reductions in overall functional impairment were also reported. These improvements were generally maintained at the 2- and 6-month follow up.

Reports from fathers were less consistently positive. For neurofeedback, ratings of inattentive symptoms showed significant reductions at each period but were of lesser magnitude than what mothers reported. Declines in hyperactive-impulsive symptoms and oppositional behavior were not significant. Results for the medication group were similar; the only difference was that fathers reported lower oppositional behavior at 6 months, a reduction that was not evident in the neurofeedback group.

Results from teachers were especially interesting. For the neurofeedback group, significant reductions in inattentive symptoms were only marginally significant at the immediate post-test, but were both significant and of large magnitude at the 2- and 6-month follow ups. The same was true for hyperactive-impulsive symptoms and oppositional behavior. At post-test, teachers also reported significant gains in all academic areas, except for math which was marginally significant. These gains generally persisted across the 6-month follow up.

For the medication group, significant reductions were also reported for core ADHD symptoms and oppositional behavior. The magnitude of these improvements tended to be larger than for the neurofeedback group, but not significantly so. However, no improvements were evident for any academic area at any time point.


Summary and Implications

Across both studies, neurofeedback and stimulant medication treatment yielded significant and generally consistent benefits for children with ADHD. In contrast to prior studies comparing neurofeedback and medication, both employed random assignment. The second study had several additional strengths including collecting data from multiple informants - including teachers - and following children up to 6 months after neurofeedback treatment ended. It is thus especially promising that benefits evident for neurofeedback when treatment first ended were generally retained over this period. Medication related gains also persisted, which is not surprising given that children continued on medication.

Both studies have limitations that need to be recognized. The sample sizes were small which makes finding significant differences between treatments more difficult. Neither study was conducted in the US and one must be cautious about assuming the findings would apply to US children. However, there is no reason I know of why a different pattern of findings would be expected here.

Obviously, parents were not blind to their child's treatment; in the second study, there is no indication that teachers were kept 'blind'. The inclusion of data from 'blind' observers and/or objective measures of attention that are less susceptible to expectancy effects would have made for a stronger study. Apparently, objective assessments were collected in study 2 and will be published separately; I will be eager to learn what was found.

No mention is made in either study as to whether children actually showed improvement in producing and maintaining the EEG states that were targeted in training. This, as well as the absence of a 'sham' feedback condition makes it impossible to conclude that it was feedback on EEG states, as opposed to non-specific factors linked to neurofeedback treatment (e.g., therapist attention) that are responsible for the gains. The importance of these issues is discussed at http://www.helpforadd.com/2007/september.htm

I would also note that in both studies, children received a standard medication dose based on body weight rather than determining the optimal dose for each child via a titration trial. Standard dosing is not the best way to optimize medication benefits, and gains may have been greater if titration procedures were employed.

These limitations not withstanding, results from these studies suggest that the benefits of neurofeedback for ADHD may approximate those provided by stimulant medication. Study 2 also suggests that neurofeedback may produce academic gains that medication does not. Thus, while neither study is perfect (then again, no single study ever is) both point towards the value of neurofeedback treatment for many children with ADHD.


(c) 2014 David Rabiner, Ph.D.

Information presented in Attention Research Update is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Although newsletter sponsors offer products and services that I believe will be of interest to subscribers, sponsorship of Attention Research Update does not constitute a specific endorsement or guarantee of any company's product or services.

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This Weird Trick Can Cure Your Ear Infection 07/03/2015

This Weird Trick Can Cure Your Ear Infection

This Weird Trick Can Cure Your Ear Infection The pain of an ear infection can be debilitating. Instead of going to the doctor, try using this weird but effective all natural remedy method.

U.S. Media Blackout: Italian Courts Rule Vaccines Cause Autism 02/23/2015

U.S. Media Blackout: Italian Courts Rule Vaccines Cause Autism

Media black out here? Hmm...

U.S. Media Blackout: Italian Courts Rule Vaccines Cause Autism Both these Italian court decisions break new ground in the roiling debate over vaccines and autism. These courts, like all courts, are intended to function as impartial, unbiased decision makers. The courts’ decisions are striking because they not only find a vaccine-autism causal link, but they als…

09/09/2014

FED UP - Now Playing

And how many "therapists" reward with SUGAR!! how many churches, how many schools, are using lollipop and candy for "good behavior". Reward with something healthy not an addictive drug.

Robin Williams didn't die from a disease, he died from his choice - The Matt Walsh Blog 08/14/2014

Robin Williams didn't die from a disease, he died from his choice - The Matt Walsh Blog

Robin Williams didn't die from a disease, he died from his choice - The Matt Walsh Blog I’m not normally one to write a blog post about a dead celebrity, but then I suppose there is no such thing. There are only living celebrities, not dead ones. In death, wealth and prestige decay and we are brought into a new reality, the only Continue reading →

Timeline photos 08/13/2014

Timeline photos

Please share this number. You can make a difference.

Top Secret Drum Corps - Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2012 - 720p HD 06/12/2014

Top Secret Drum Corps - Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2012 - 720p HD

Rhythm feeds us very deep and the unity from doing a watching is amazing. All this drumming stuff coming back to focus in my life. That is why "riverdance" was so big it was the feet drumming the incredible rhythms.

Top Secret Drum Corps - Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2012 - 720p HD Top Secret Drum Corps is a precision drum corps based in Basel, Switzerland. With 25 drummers and colorguard members, the corps became famous for its demandi...

The REAL reason by children fidget 06/11/2014

The REAL reason by children fidget

And that is why I am starting to integrate movement activities into every Neurofeedback session. I am starting the Drum, Move, Balance, Heal program for all ages soon!

The REAL reason by children fidget A perfect stranger pours her heart out to me over the phone. She complains that her six-year-old son is unable to sit still in the classroom. The school wants to test him for ADHD (attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder). This sounds familiar, I think to myself. As a pediatric occupational the…

Timeline photos 05/05/2014

Timeline photos

: 03/17/2014

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This is an amazing DVD get it now! Sharon Bergman

: Healing Complex Kids provides hope and healing to families that are struggling with how to best help their special needs children. We have a strong dedication and interest in helping all families that struggle with finding the resources they need to maintain family stability.

: Warrior Moms’ Pajama Party 03/17/2014

: Warrior Moms’ Pajama Party

: Warrior Moms’ Pajama Party For moms of children with diagnoses such as ADD/ADHD, PANDAS, RAD, autism spectrum disorder, sensory issues, anxiety and depression, learning issues, and more.

03/16/2014

ALERT ALERT MY BUSINESS CARDS HAVE A TYPO AND THE PHONE NUMBER IS WRONG. FOR APPOINTMENTS OR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS PLEASE CALL 248-819-4567.
The numbers are small so no one caught it. Someone emailed me saying they could not reach me by phone. Please pass the word to contact me by email or use the phone number listed above
Thanks, I want to help so many people and this may have taken away a life changing experience for someone.

Timeline photos 03/10/2014

Timeline photos

The power of play has been on our minds lately.

Studies prove that children who have clean and safe areas to play perform better in the classroom.

Share if you want to see all children access their right to play!

How to Help a Child With Weak Working Memory 03/10/2014

How to Help a Child With Weak Working Memory

How to Help a Child With Weak Working Memory Executive functioning skills - Does your child have a weakness with verbal (auditory) or visual-spatial working memory? If so, you may find that it is greatly interfering with academic achievement.

Timeline photos 02/10/2014

Timeline photos

We are looking forward to watching Meryl Davis compete with Charlie White in the 2014 Winter Olympics. This Bloomfield, MI native was diagnosed with dyslexia in 3rd grade. She now attends the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she is majoring in cultural anthropology.

02/03/2014

SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL

FOR February 5 for $55.00/neurofeedback session schedule by February 5 and get additional $50 off copay.

We care about you!

Natural Remedies for Flu 01/26/2014

Natural Remedies for Flu

Natural Remedies for Flu Natural Remedies for Flu (flyer) (free flyer, download to share with family and friends) The flu is a viral infection easily spread by droplets from the nose…

Timeline photos 01/20/2014

Timeline photos

Timeline photos 01/18/2014

Please consider the suffering of these people regardless of how you feel politically. Brain Attain has offered at cost and free services to veterans with EEG INFO's veteran project.

DISCLAIMER: I didnt' write this, and it was given to me as a topic of discussion. I found it
UNEXPLAINABLE, INEXCUSABLE

I challenge you to read this and NOT have the will to click share.

No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay. While Politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States

This is for discussion only. Those who wish to attack me, then dispute it with the real truth!

Timeline photos 01/12/2014

Timeline photos

Share if you can read this...

Timeline photos 12/31/2013

Timeline photos

A sweet lesson on patience.

A NYC Taxi driver wrote:

I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.

After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940's movie.

By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.

There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard
box filled with photos and glassware.

'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman.

She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.

She kept thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing', I told her.. 'I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother to be treated.'

'Oh, you're such a good boy, she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, 'Could you drive
through downtown?'

'It's not the shortest way,' I answered quickly..

'Oh, I don't mind,' she said. 'I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice.

I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. 'I don't have any family left,' she continued in a soft voice..'The doctor says I don't have very long.' I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.

'What route would you like me to take?' I asked.

For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.

We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.

Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.

As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, 'I'm tired. Let's go now'.
We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.

Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move.
They must have been expecting her.

I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.

'How much do I owe you?' She asked, reaching into her purse.

'Nothing,' I said

'You have to make a living,' she answered.

'There are other passengers,' I responded.

Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug.She held onto me tightly.

'You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,' she said. 'Thank you.'

I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light.. Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life..

I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day, I could hardly talk.What if that woman had gotten an angry driver,or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?

On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life.

We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.

But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.

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