Our next meeting

Thursday 28th February 2019

  ADHD talk  

Over recent years neurological investigations have begun to make substantial strides in understanding the causes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ATHD).

Researchers in different countries have established that the problem is often due to deficiencies in certain neurotransmitters which can cause a range of problems including difficulty in focusing, anger control, mood swings, anxiety attacks and even OCDs..

Rachel Langford

Rachel Langford

lectures for private groups, conferences, onlineworkshops and anyone who wants to learn about the brain.
Some of the topics she discusses are: Stress related physical and neural disorders and therapy, ADHD non-Ritalin therapy via brain-wave and oxygen patterns analysis, consciousness and awareness, brain and romantic relationships and more.
Her first book 'Wanted: a knight in shining Armour' was published (in Hebrew) in 2009 covering interviews and studies in the field of neuroscience and romantic relationships. Interviews presented are personal stories of people searching for love in different ways. The book offers an insight to relationships and emotions from a scientific aspect.
More about Rachel’s activities on her website http://www.rachelangford.c
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Inevitably a doctor's usual response to dealing with these conditions is to resort to pharmaceuticals to counter these chemical deficiencies.

Sometimes, probably in most cases that may prove to be the answer. But with around a fifth of patients chemical medication fails to provide the answer. And even in those cases which respond to drug regimes, parents are frequently worried about side effects and look for other options.


Which means alternative responses are needed to try to overcome problems in school, with family members or wider emotional disturbances.

And that is where our February speaker Rachel Langford's research is proving to be so encouraging.

For Rachel is a neuroscientist scientist, lecturer and clinician whose areas of special interest include consciousness and behaviour – inevitably an area of particular concern to hypnotherapist,
Her work also covers diverse areas covering brain treatment for ADHD, the neuroscience of romantic relationships as well as brain functions in minimally conscious states in the medical setting.

Rachel is head of the NCT Neurofeedback clinic in NW London which offers treatment for children and adults suffering from ADD and ADHD and specialises in the assessment of brain function, personalised neurofeedback training and Hemoencephalography (HEG) training.

HEG is a type of neurofeedback using sensors on the forehead which measure the heat of brain activity in the prefrontal cortex and has proved helpful with anxiety, depression and migraines as well as ADHD

 

 

The meeting will takes place at the  at “The Carpenters Arms”, 12 Seymour Place,  W1H 7NE – just off Edgware Road & close to Marble Arch tube station.  Meetings start at 7.15pm

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