Frequently Asked Questions

Now that you know • WHAT Neurotherapy is • WHY it is the right therapy for Functional Brain Disorders • WHY Neurotherapy works • WHO Neurotherapy is for and • HOW we do it, you probably have questions.

When you click on the little square with the “+” sign, you make magic happen and the answer appears out of nowhere. Be amazed!

We’re all for transparency. In order to provide context, we’ve listed our — very reasonable — fees on the “HOW” page, below the lineup of our services. But here they are once more:

Initial Consultation (30-60 mins): $50

Interpretation of psychometric questionnaires / evaluation of individual sensitivity, reactivity and resilience / introductory interview / case-specific questions and answers / therapy planning

Brain Assessment (60-75 mins): $300

Montage of 21-channel EEG-cap / 21-site LENS map / 19-channel EEG recording in eyes-open and eyes-closed condition / visual inspection and artefacting of recorded data / analysis with comparison to quality-controlled normative database / LoRETA. Does not include a written report.

Therapy Sessions (50-60 mins): $150

Individualised Neurofeedback-based Brain Training / Functional Medicine / Psychological Coaching / Trauma Resolution / Biofeedback etc. Sold in blocks of four: 4 x $150 = $600

No, Neurotherapy is not a medical treatment, but a Behavioural Therapy. There is no trillion-dollar industry behind it to pay lobbyists and politicians. So, clients need to pay for it themselves. At least, it’s worth it.

No referral or prescription is required. After studying this rich website, you can call us to make an appointment for a consultation.

Theoretically, a session should finish after 50 minutes. In reality, they take about an hour.

It depends on the case and the circumstances. Two sessions per week is the usual recommendation. However, we’ve also seen good results with only one session per week. It just takes more weeks, duh.

It comes down to weighing up several factors; affordability and the ability to persevere are two of them. In our experience, the most complex and difficult cases are often the least resourceful after a long history of failed “treatments”. In such cases, it can be smart to do three sessions per week to outrun the previously accumulated frustration.

Others have too many other commitments (e.g. job, kids), are used to putting others first and their own wellbeing last; and then one regular Neurotherapy session per week is better than none.

How long is a piece of string? Seriously, it’s impossible to answer this question generally. We often see the first positive changes within the first four sessions, but not always. We’ve had clients with decades-old, chronic symptoms who’ve become symptom-free in eight sessions, the majority need between 12 and 20 and there are cases that keep making progress beyond 40 sessions.

Consider this analogy: A morbidly obese chain-smoker wouldn’t expect to be fit for a marathon after a handful of workouts. Similarly, complex and difficult patients, struggling with lots of chronic problems and a long history of failed treatments, should not expect to be “cured” in four sessions. Not even Neurotherapy can achieve that.

Yes, they typically last. Studies even show further improvements in Brain function after Neurotherapy. However, in difficult complex chronic cases we may recommend regular/occasional booster sessions after successful resolution.

No, if you’re on psychoactive or pain medication, you can still begin with Neurotherapy. Typically, medication can/should be tapered down as soon as the first improvements occur in order to avoid drug side effects.

Yes. Neurotherapists don’t grow on trees and it is not always possible to find a competent colleague close to home. Gold Coast is a beautiful and popular holiday destination and we can arrange for up to twice-daily therapy sessions to make good use of your time.

No, we do not. Many of our colleagues specialise in working with children with attention issues, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning difficulties, Dyslexia and other behavioural problems.

In contrast, at BODY MIND & BRAIN, we specialise in helping adults and adolescents (>10y). Somebody has to.

Absolutely not. To help our clients, we • initiate tests and measurements at laboratories for General and Functional Pathology • interpret the results • recommend necessary hormonal or nutritional supplementation and • provide links to economical suppliers.

We don’t earn commissions, margins, bonuses or cuts, so our clients can be certain that our advice is purely based on expertise, research and experience.

If you’re currently suffering from suicidal Depression and severe PTSD, then successful Neurotherapy will hopefully change your personality back to what it was before.

If you’re currently a highly neurotic, multi-morbid chronic pain patient with a shopping list of symptoms, then we’ll do our very best to change your personality with Neurotherapy.

However, if you’re enjoying life as an entitled jerk due to a Narcissistic Personality Disorder, then Neurotherapy will not be able to change that.

Neurofeedback-based Brain training improves Brain function, but doesn’t alter personal values, core beliefs, behavioural habits and traits that make up people’s unique personality.

In short: Neurotherapy can help you become the best possible version of yourself.

Neurotherapy may be helpful whenever problems are related to Brain function, irrespective of the diagnostic label. When you think of “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)”, you wouldn’t expect Neurofeedback Therapy to be the solution, right? And yet, IBS typically responds very well to Neurotherapy, as shown in this Youtube clip (“A Changed Life”; 99s).

It is best to talk to us about your woes, so that we can advise you as to what makes sense and what doesn’t. We’re not going to talk anyone into Neurotherapy when all they need is a dentist.

Martin Brink is a • Board-Certified Neurotherapist (BCN / BCIAA) • Board-Certified in QEEG Analysis (QEEG-D / IQCB) • trained as a therapist in Integrative Solution-Oriented Psychotherapy • certified and licensed in Medical Rehabilitation • holds the German equivalent to a Master’s of Science and • has 35 years of experience in the therapy and rehabilitation of Body, Mind and Brain. He is a member of the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA) and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR).

Jessica has been Martin’s right hand for 20 years. So, if you have something important, then you better talk to her.

Applied Neuroscience/Neurotherapy is not taught at medical school and doctors today are rather overwhelmed with treating diseases, injuries and organ failures, as well as with administrative tasks and with running their own business.

Many docs are so busy that they can only talk to Big Pharma’s sales reps during their short lunch break. So, it is naïve to expect doctors to take an interest in a drug-free therapy for their patients with Functional Brain Disorders.

There are always specific, individual questions. That’s why we start with a personal consultation that allows for individual answers to specific questions. Go to the CONTACT page and make an appointment for that.

You’ve been very persistent
and I’m sure that you now
want to know …

Or is your inquisitive Mind
hungry for knowledge
and frothing for more …