Do Concussions Heal?

Most people with concussions will experience a complete recovery.

Concussions

Mild and severe Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussion and TBI) can cause upsetting changes to your mental health.

You may find that preexisting mental illness worsens after your injury or that new symptoms — such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, anger, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more — arise.

Mental Health = Brain Care

Concussions impact BOTH your brain and your emotions.

To successfully treat Concussions you MUST attend to your physiology as well as your psychology.

How do Concussions affect mental health?

Concussed players reported an increase in anxiety-related symptoms 24 to 48 hours after injury compared with the baseline.

As well as a significant increase in depressive symptoms from the time of their injury through recovery and one month after returning to play.

Counselling for Concussions

At the Alpine Clinic, our Counsellors understand the necessity to consider what happens in your body as well as in your mind.

We provide Counselling that helps address both the way the concussion has raised emotions in the mind and how it affects your brain in order to help you reclaim your sense of self-confidence and well-being.

Many of our clients combine Counselling with Direct Neurofeedback.

Direct Neurofeedback for Concussions

Direct neurofeedback is a brain technology that calms your brain and helps reset your nervous system.

You can think of Counselling as working on your mind, while the Direct Neurofeedback works on your brain.

By sending imperceptible micro-signals, to your brain, Direct Neurofeedback helps to get you out of stuck and frozen patterns of thinking and reacting. It clears brain fog and calms mood swings.

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"Incredible Clinic... I've had migraines for 28 years after a car accident and from my Direct Neurofeedback Treatments, they are gone."

"I started my treatments in November 2020 and my last migraine was in December 2020 - I had migraines close to every day."

"Many other changes happened as well, one very surprising one - I've struggled with being late since childhood and now I'm on time for everything. That in itself has been life changing."

"I do encourage anyone thinking of doing this to complete the 20 treatments recommended to ensure the changes are permanent."

"I have of course recommended family and friends and many have had great results as well."

Thank you to the team at Alpine Clinic for all your help... It's truly been a life changing experience!"

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How can you tell if a head injury is mild or severe?

Signs may not appear for days or weeks after the injury.

Some symptoms last for just seconds; others may linger.

Concussions are fairly common.

Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion Include:

  • Headache

  • Blurred or double vision.

  • Dizziness, balance problems, or trouble walking.

  • Nonfusion and saying things that don't make sense.

  • Being slow to answer questions.

  • Slurred speech.

  • Nausea or vomiting.

  • Not remembering what happened.

Neurofeedback Testimonials

“My husband was locked in a pattern of anger and frustration that took a hold of his personality after his head injury. Through the Alpine Clinic and Direct Neurofeedback he has regained his personality back and his relationships have significantly improved with me and his teen daughters. He has improved focus and mental abilities. He is no longer stuck in frustration.” SP

“I was at a cross roads with my anxiety and could see the impact it was having on everything in my life. I trusted Neurofeedback and the team at Alpine. My life is so different now, yet so what it should be. I no longer have brain fog, and I find myself truly stopping to just enjoy things. I used to have a constant inner dialogue that was pretty negative, and I have no idea where it went but its gone and good riddance!” JJ

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The Problem with Concussions and Anxiety!

"It can make you believe some crazy stuff. It can make you worry needlessly about things that haven’t happened yet and maybe never will. It can make you think that someone is mad at you when they really aren’t, or that they don’t care about you when they really do. Anxiety often takes you to the worst-case scenario."      Locke Hughes

Post Concussion Syndrome - PCS

Post-concussion syndrome, occurs when concussion symptoms last beyond the expected recovery period after the initial injury. The usual recovery period is weeks to months.

You don't have to lose consciousness to get a concussion or experience persistent post-concussive symptoms. In fact, the risk of developing persistent post-concussive symptoms doesn't appear to be associated with the severity of the initial injury.

Psychological conditions, which are present in about half of people with PCS, may include irritability, anxiety, depression, and a change in personality. Other emotional and behavioral symptoms include restlessness, aggression, and mood swings.

In most people, symptoms occur within the first seven to 10 days and go away within three months. Sometimes, they can persist for a year or more.

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“I sleep better, I ‘m not feeling depressed, the constant anxiety has gone, my thoughts don’t spiral.”

“After the first session I felt better for almost 24 hours. Then I felt the familiar surge of anxiety come back and slid back into that dark place I’ve been for many years.”

“After each treatment the negative feelings went away, and are now staying away.”

“I’m only 7 sessions in but there is no way I’ll turn back now.”

“The staff is amazing. Positive, helpful, supportive, friendly. And the Neurofeedback is totally worth it. It’s hard to spend money on your own wellness sometimes but this makes everything better.”

“The only other thing that has helped me like this was 2 weeks in the Peruvian jungle on an Ayahuasca retreat. I’d try this first though :)”

"For me it was one of the best decisions of my life. I was short tempered and used to do lots of self talks and analyzes."

"I have noticed the change of how I was processing and behaving differently after 4th or 5th sessions."

"I have been practicing yoga, meditation and mindfulness techniques for long time. What I have achieved in terms of inner state of peace and calmness with 20 sessions of Direct Neurofeedback equals to few years of constant deep meditation practices."

"The team, Claire and Laura, are amazingly professional, comforting, responsive, caring and honest!"

"I was so skeptical at first, read many articles about it and consulted with few expert friends, it took me a year to decide about taking the sessions and my conclusion: This technology works."

Claire Maisonneuve, director

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TESTIMONIAL - Dr. David Dyment MD, CCFP says,   

"As a family physician in Burnaby B.C., I have been referring patients to Claire Maisonneuve for the past 27 years. The feedback I have received has been remarkable. She gets results and I would strongly recommend Ms Maisonneuve for anyone seeking couples or individual therapy."

Over 30 years of helping clients make break-throughs in their lives. 

Concussions - Optimize Your Mental Health Two Ways

Counselling

and/or Direct Neurofeedback

Mental Health is expressed as;

Your ability to overcome problems and flex as change happens.

Your comfort with social connections, and your ability to find purpose in your life.

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Take the Next Step

Individual counselling is a process through which you would work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore your feelings, beliefs, or behaviour.  The process can help you work through challenging circumstances, identify aspects of your life that you would like to change, resolve difficult relationships with others, set personal goals, or work towards a desired change.  …. more

Neurofeedback is a drug free therapeutic approach to overcoming anxiety, stress and other performance inhibiting emotions. It provides immediate results, in fewer and shorter sessions with a greater ease of treatment. It is completely natural, painless, effortless, without any side effects and has lasting benefits for those who prefer an alternative to medication, or who wish to try something in addition to or instead of counselling ....more

Testimonial - Anxiety

“After going to a bunch of different places, finally with Claire I learned some helpful things about myself and picked up some skills that have changed how I deal with feeling anxious and worrying that I’m going to have a panic attack. Now I know I can manage my emotions, they’re not managing me, and I don’t wake up wondering how bad my day might get.” C.W. Vancouver

Counselling Testimonials

"My decision to choose Alpine was probably the important decision that I have ever made in my life and I will always consider Skyelar Napier one of the most influential people in my life. I am so blessed to have this relationship and am so grateful for all that the clinic and the professionals who work there have, and continue to do, to help me make the best of each day." G. W.

"The professionalism I encountered enabled me to take the leap of faith – and accept that I truly needed my counsellor's help.  The structure and continuity enabled step-by-step progress. The building blocks are solid. The timeline – given the massive result – was short, just months in duration."  L.B. Surrey

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How to Reset the Anxious Brain

Direct Neurofeedback

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Benefits of Direct Neurofeedback

  • - Greater comfort in social situations.
  • - Boosts confidence.
  • - Sleep easy and long.
  • - Energy improves.
  • - Take more risks.
  • - Anxiety, stress, panic, & depression quickly reduced.
  • - Calms the mind quickly.
  • - Reduces mental tension.
  • - Brain fog lifts – greater clarity.
  • - The brain learns how to function more optimally and continues to improve itself.
  • - Results are amazing – you'll know in hours.
  • - Benefits are lasting.
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The Next Step is Yours - Take It!

A Personal Letter To YOU,

It takes courage to initiate a change in your life - especially one that has been weighing you down for a long time. It is almost as if that which you want to get rid of is a familiar friend. In reality it is your enemy, that undermines and restricts you everyday.

Isn't it time to finally throw the enemy out and live the rest of your life free?

The expertise we have at the Alpine Counselling Clinic is unsurpassed. The thousands of clients we have helped to make significant changes in their lives over the past 30 years, bears good testament to our professionalism and commitment.

If you are hesitant in any way about taking the next step, call the number below and ask for me personally - so we can talk. I guarantee your satisfaction. 

Claire Maisonneuve, director Alpine Clinic.

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