Ok… before we begin my first session, I receive the report of findings from my QEEG. It turns out that my brain has some over-arousal issues and some inhibitory issues which explain some of my symptoms such as inattention, insomnia and anxiety. As a matter of fact, I have to pick the 10 most prominent symptoms that we will be tracking in each session to determine my progress. So, here are the 10 symptoms I am most interested in alleviating:
- Memory problems
- Poor facial recognition
- Decision making
- Episodes (we refer to these bizarre dissociative experiences that I have as episodes, and agree on what we mean by them for the purposes of tracking symptoms)
The QEEG findings match my symptom choices pretty well down the line.
Also, the four most dysregulated areas of the brain are highlighted and these areas will determine the protocols chosen. These will be the areas where the retraining takes place and new neuronal pathways are laid. In my case, the areas selected pretty well correlate to my symptoms. Perhaps, I will go into the specific areas and the related brain wave patterns at some point, but I am anxious to describe my first session….