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Kristine Stein

BSc, MS in Herbal Medicine & Nutrition, BCIA Certified Neurofeedback Clinician

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Kristine Stein holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s Certificate in Herbal Medicine & Nutrition from the California School of Herbal Studies. She is also a BCIA Certified Neurofeedback Clinician. Kristine uses her knowledge and years of experience in multiple healing modalities to assist clients on their health journey. Kristine really enjoys educating her clients and providing them with the tools that they need to restore their health. One of Kristine’s biggest passions is working with plants and herbs. She is the owner and operator of Brew City Botanicals which creates handmade organic body care items and currently is a Level One Certified Aromatherapist working on her Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner certification.

Mona Eberle

MSc in Health Fitness Management and Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy, BCIA Certified Neurofeedback Clinician

About

Mona has years of world-wide experience in Naturopathic Health and Nutrition. She holds a BSc in Exercise Physiology from the University of Munich, an MSc in Health Fitness Management and Nutrition from the American University in WDC and an MSc in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dublin, Ireland. Her passion is to empower clients to become their own best health advocate and to support them on their healing journey, no matter what dis-ease they are struggling with. She is delighted to be here in beautiful Wisconsin and loves the kindness and gentle spirit of the Mid-Westerners.

Manda Johnson

Licensed Massage Therapist & Certified Health Coach

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Coach Manda brings years of experience in natural healing to her massage practice. She received her training at the Wisconsin School of Massage Therapy and is certified in CPR AED, first aid for Health Care Professionals and as a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Elizabeth Bisswurm

Neurofeedback Technician

About

Elizabeth works as a neurofeedback technician and loves to help clients improve their health naturally. She also serves as a front desk attendant.

Benefits of Neurofeedback therapy for insomnia

Neurofeedback improves sleep onset, quality, and consistency. A good night’s sleep contributes to your ability to concentrate and make good decisions effectively throughout the day. Without sleep, memories aren’t consolidated, healing doesn’t occur, and the brain can even start eating itself. After one night of sleep, a person becomes exhausted and easily annoyed. Multiple nights without enough sleep contributes to chronic pain, cognitive deficits, and slowed impaired coordination.

Psychotropic medications, including sedatives, hypnotics, anticonvulsants, and antidepressants are most effective at treating short-term situations like traveling in a new time zone and recovering from surgery. Therapy and healthy lifestyle changes are more effective at treating long-term insomnia. Evidence shows that retraining the brain impacts sleep regulatory mechanisms, allowing people to sleep better.

Common sleep issues that improve with neurofeedback include:

  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty getting to bed
  • Difficulty waking from sleep
  • Not feeling rested after sleep
  • Physically restless sleep
  • Sleeping too long
  • Nightmares
  • Sleepwalking
  • Bedwetting
  • Bruxism
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep terrors
  • Dysregulated sleep patterns

Sleep is complex and involves many systems throughout the body. It’s impossible to say that sleep problems always improve as a result of neurofeedback. Our natural health practitioners will monitor and adjust your treatment based on your specific results.

How does neurofeedback work?

Neurofeedback works by retraining the brain and improving brainwave function in the key areas of your brain affected by insomnia. Poor sleep is a result of low alpha response. When you close your eyes, alpha should increase, causing you to feel calm, cycle into theta, and eventually fall asleep. If your alpha rhythm is interrupted by something (mental illness, trauma response, chronic pain, apnea) – falling and staying asleep becomes difficult or impossible.

We’ll record a brain map to identify which part of the brain has an EEG problem – that part of the brain is responsible for your lack of sleep. The strategy of neurofeedback therapy builds on instrumental conditioning: behavior that is rewarded is more likely to reoccur. When the brain produces healthy brainwave patterns and its own alpha waves, it’s rewarded by providing feedback.  As the brain is rewarded, new responses, patterns, and pathways develop to improve brainwave function. Better and longer sleep is one of the first improvements seen from neurofeedback training.

How quickly does neurofeedback work?

Patients see positive results from neurofeedback therapy gradually. For most patients, initial progress can be seen within 15 sessions. A typical treatment can take between 20 and 60 sessions depending on the severity of your condition. Sleep may improve surprisingly fast for clients who have seen a list of specialists and struggled with sleep for years. Sleep is complex, so it’s important to remember that results will vary on a case by case basis.

Neurofeedback therapy is a drug-free, pain-free, non-invasive method of treating insomnia. There are no risks of side effects and the results are long-lasting. More than 1,800 certified neurofeedback providers report success on using neurofeedback training to treat insomnia patients.

Contact Total Health for a no-charge consultation at our Menomonee Falls or New Berlin locations.

Additional Resources

Reasons for Chronic Fatigue

Reasons for Chronic Fatigue

Listen in as Marty Johnson explains what organs could be affecting your energy level causing you to be fatigued. Plus, how to address these health concerns.

HOW DOES A BRAIN MAP WORK?

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Our method is known as a Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) and provides a detailed, accurate recording of your brainwave function.

How to Choose the Right Sleep Aids for Your Sleep Problems

Everyone with problems sleeping has a unique issue. Here's a few unique solutions you might want to try.

Neurofeedback and Essential Oils for Stress and Anxiety

Neurofeedback and Essential Oils for Stress and Anxiety

it is easy to speculate that essential oils high in monoterpene compounds can be an excellent choice to safely manage stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.

Frequently Asked Questions About Neurofeedback

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Find out the first steps, what happens during a normal Neurofeedback session, what a brain map is needed, when you will see results, and more.

Can Neurofeedback Help Improve My Sleep?

Neurofeedback for insomnia instead of turning to supplements or medications.

For those of us struggling with sleep, whether it’s trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, we know how devastating and health robbing insomnia can be. There are no simple answers, no quick fixes, no one pill fits all ...

How Neurofeedback Helped Mona with Her Sleep Problems

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For me, my stress ignited terrible sleep patterns, leaving me with less than 5 hours of sleep per night for many years. Unless you have experienced insomnia, no one really understands how devastating poor sleep can be an...

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