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Our Tree

Our Tree

This is our tree that for years now has had a yellow ribbon and flags around it. Even when my husband is gone we still keep the ribbon up to remember the sacrifices of others and those who are not able to be with their families.

Recently the ribbon from years of wear has started fraying and was held on the tree by two little threads.

To me this represented our veterans, sometimes broken and torn by a long war but still holding on.

I managed to re-tie the ribbon with the extra part of the bow that was hanging down, because sometimes even our warriors need a little help to keep hanging on. Neurofeedback is the link that can help people hold on and build new strong connections both physically and emotionally, for not only themselves but their loved ones as well.

— Cynthia West, MSW, Neurotrainer,
Biobalance Integrated Wellness

Neurofeedback for Veterans and Military

  • Neurofeedback is a strength-based skill-training approach that is complimentary to military culture.
  • Research on neurofeedback and PTSD showed the elimination of the PTSD diagnosis among 100% of veterans who participated in studies. More info:
  • There is no need to recall or revisit memories for the process to work. Neurofeedback addresses PTSD and TBI at the root: the brain.

PTSD, TBI and Addictions:

There is a simple, evidence-based solution.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Alpha/theta protocols built into the BrainPaint® software provide means for gaining healthy control over “fight/flight/freeze” reactions associated with trauma. Research from two studies using these protocols with veterans resulted in 100% of subjects no longer meeting diagnostic criteria for PTSD (DSM-IIIR). Clinicians also notice an added protective factor of trauma resiliency. See

TBI/Head Injuries

Symptoms from head injuries vary widely and are difficult to manage. Sometimes the brain will go too fast or too slow, or show many variations of instabilities. Protocols are selected by the evaluation process, addressing each person’s individual needs. Neuroplasticity helps the brain to recover from injury.


BrainPaint® uses protocols from a large study that showed a 77% recovery rate for neurofeedback trainees as compared to a 44% recovery rate in the control group. Similar results have been found in smaller studies using alpha/theta protocols. BrainPaint® is now being used successfully in over 50 addictions treatment centers.

Overlapping Disorders

Many veterans and active service members experience combinations of PTSD, TBI, and substance abuse. The software in BrainPaint® wisely sorts the priority for training protocols.

Other Symptoms

Neurofeedback can be very beneficial for other symptoms experienced by veterans and caregivers including Vicarious Trauma, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, stress reactions, attention, and more.