During your neuromeditation assessment, you will meet your therapist and participate in a conversation to identify your symptoms, concerns and therapy goals.
Once your therapist has a clear understanding of your concerns and therapy goals, he or she will place a cap with sensors on your head and will record the electrical activity of your brain with your eyes open and eyes closed. (QEEG/Brain Map) Your brain changes function from state to state, so both measurements are important in assessment and treatment planning. If you are unable to complete a portion of the assessment (for example, some clients suffering from PTSD are unable to record in an eyes closed state), this will not stop you from proceeding with learning meditation skills, but will impact the method of teaching to ensure that the therapy goals are reasonable and achievable.
Your therapist will administer the Neuromeditation Styles Inventory in order to further understand your brain function, strengths and areas of concern. This, in addition to the QEEG/Brain Map, will assist with making correlations to brain activity patterns. Your therapist may administer additional assessments in order to gain further clarity regarding your symptoms and needs.
Each meditation style has a different brain activation pattern. The unique benefit of neuromeditation is that it matches the meditation style to your brain activity to strengthen those areas that are most impacted by your symptoms or that will benefit most from a specific meditative practice.
Processing and analysing a QEEG requires time outside of session. Your therapist will schedule a follow-up session with you to review results and discuss the meditation styles that best match your brain.
If you would like to receive a detailed report, please notify your clinician. Please be aware that there is an additional cost associated with this request.
The initial in-clinic assessment typically requires 1.5 – 2.0 hours, and the follow up session requires approximately 45 minutes.