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Queenswood Neuro-Biofeedback Therapeutics


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Queenswood, after a short hiatus, a name change, and a relocation to a healthy and cerebral wellness promoting community (Swift Current, Saskatchewan) and area, is on the precipice of a new and exciting re-invention of ourselves.  Although assessment will continue to be a central aspect of our service (it is, after all, my first love), we will be moving heavily into the therapeutic aspects of neuropsychology and biofeedback.  We offer several different cognitive retraining programmes now (some are Internet-based so they can be utilized wherever you are able to access the Internet), as well as other more face-to-face approaches (may require you to come to our health engendering community for a while).  We will be emphasizing Biofeedback (particularly for ADD/ADHD), Heart Rate Variability for anxiety and stress reduction (can also help with traumas), and, by the spring of 2016, a wide range of biofeedback applications.


ATTENTION SWIFT CURRENT, SASKATCHEWAN!!

Dr. Hallman has begun his last step in obtaining general biofeedback certification from BCIA.  During this period he is required to provide a BCIA certified mentor with the results of actual biofeedback training.  All training will be fully vetted and will conform to industry accepted standards.  He is looking for volunteers who would be willing to undertake such training.  Although nothing can ever be guaranteed, it may be an interesting process for you and it might lead to positive changes/insights.  All training will take place in the evenings or weekends.  He is looking for individuals in the following categories:

 - anxiety                               - Tinnitus

 - asthma                               - general stress

 - depression                          - general fatigue

 - migraine headaches              - optimal breathing

 - tension-type headaches        - optimal performance

 - essential hypertension          - irritable bowel syndrome

 - Raynaud’s Phenomenon         - TMJ disorder

 - chronic low back pain or other chronic pain disorders

If you are interested please email us.  Thanks


Dr. Hallman has being providing Neuropsychological and Psycho-Diagnostic assessment for all ages in British Columbia since 1981 and Saskatchewan since 1996. (Check here for Dr. Hallman’s Resume). He has significant experience with Neuropsychological, eligibility, psycho-educational, vocational/interest, or specialty assessment (such as for syndromes or spectrum disorders - FASD, ASD, and similar).  More information can be found at Assessment. Over the past 35 years, Dr. Hallman has provided comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and training for adults and children of all ages who display ADHD/ADD.


NEUROPLACTICITY

Dr. Hallman’s training approaches attempt to capitalize on the brain’s exquisite ability to modify itself (neuroplasticity) based on sensory inputs (vision, hearing, touch, taste, and smell) from the environment.  His approaches are state-of-the-art and may be more effective and efficient than either medications or talk therapy.  Exploiting the technical world we now live in, most of his training can be via the Internet in the individual’s home or anywhere there is access to a computer.


Many of Dr. Hallman’s training approaches address problems underlying ADHD, STRESS and ANXIETY REDUCTION, and MEMORY problems (adults and children) and similar. Stress is basic to many of the emotional problems and even mental health issues faced by individuals on a daily basis.  As such, it is of importance that we do something about it as, in 2007, the Journal of America Medical Association noted that workplace stress (and all stress by extrapolation) is as bad for your heart as smoking and high cholesterol.


WORKING MEMORY TRAINING

Dr. Hallman has qualified to offer COGMED’s training programme for working memory.  It is directed toward those who have a problem with working memory, or those who simply wish to increase their capacity for this important brain process, which underlies and is basic to most of what we do, day-to-day).

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HEARTMATH HRV

Dr. Hallman has completed the HeartMath training and has undertaken additional training in Heart Rate Variability (HRV) evaluations from a variety of sources which has lead to certification by BCIA.  He now provides training based on the HeartMath approach to HRV, as well as a large variety of approaches from other researchers.  Recently the HeartMath approach to HRV has been shown to be effective at treating PTSD with US veterans (click here).

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COGNITIVE TRAINING/RETRAINING

Dr. Hallman provides a wide range of brain training, cognitive re-training, and similar.  Whether the individual has a neuro-typical brain and wants to be more efficient, has processing problems and/or learning difficulties, has had a neurological insult (such as a car or recreational accident, or concussion, or stroke), are getting older (those dreaded “senior moments”), or have begun developing a dementia, cognitive training and/or biofeedback may help.  Dr. Hallman uses a variety of methods, from state-of-the-art electronic devices through low tech approaches that can be used anywhere.


In additional to comprehensive Psycho-Diagnostic assessments and training approaches discussed above, as noted above, Dr. Hallman is Board Certified in EEG-Biofeedback (Associate Fellow standing) and Heart Rate Variability Certification of Completion (HRV) with:











ENVIRONMENTAL/EXPECTATION/COMMUNICATION

If you have a child (or adult with IDD, see below) who is displaying significant emotional dysfunction, and no current approach seems to be able to successfully address these difficulties, look under Programme Development/QPRGI EEC or QMPS.  Dr. Hallman continues to present training in the EEC approach to small groups or anyone who is interested.


For those providing supports to individuals with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

 - click here



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