The NCH is one of the first neurofeedback centers in the Netherlands. Neurotherapy is an advanced type of neurofeedback, integrating multiple forms of biofeedback and supporting therapies. We are a small organization with highly skilled personnel and the emphasis is on a tailor made approach with personal care for the client.

Neurofeedback is an evidenced based treatment for sleep disorders, ADD/ADHD and eplilepsy. In addition neurofeedback is successfully used as treatment for a wide variety of other disorders ranging from concentration disorders to autism.

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Most cognitive complaints find their origin in the workings of the brain. Mental, emotional and physical imbalances are often a reflection of improper brain function. Neurofeedback helps the brain to regulate and direct the body’s physiology; this results in more resilience to stress, enhanced concentration, more energy and better sleep. Neurofeedback enhances your performance in your professional work, at school and  in sports.

 

Our center is specialized in neurotherapy, an integration of neurofeedback, biofeedback, nutritional science and psycho-neuro-immunology. In addition we use the Integrated Listening System to treat specific (learning) disorders such as dyslexia. Neurotherapy is fun to do and is suitable for both adults and children.

Neurotherapy is not invasive; you will train yourself which is an empowering sensation. For more details please visit our faq.

Applications

ADD and ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is characterized by inattention and easy distractibility. In Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) this concentration problem is combined with more symptoms like restlessness and impulsivity. Studies show that 80% of the ADHD population suffer from depression and/or anxiety disorders. Neurofeedback is an evidence based treatment for ADD and ADHD and has proven to be a safe alternative for Concerta and Ritalin. Neurofeedback helps to reduce ADD and ADHD symptoms by harmonising brain activity patterns.

Concentration problems

Concentration problems  occur when the frontal lobes don’t function well and filtering processes are suboptimal. Both adults and children today are exposed to a high intensity of information affecting processing abilities, which in it’s turn can result in reduced concentration. Neurofeedback trains the brains to handle tasks more effectively. Neurofeedback contributes to better multitasking skills and improves neuronal processes that are involved in working and learning.

Dyslexia and dyscalculia

People with dyslexia have difficulty reading and / or spelling. Dyscalculia means that the person has trouble with processing numbers. In both dyslexia and dyscalculia certain centers in the brains do not operate well enough.Sometimes the working memory is impaired, but there may also be a lack of communication between important brain regions. With the help of a detailed brain activity measurement (EEG), we can identify the relevant areas of the brain where the dysfunction is localized. Neurofeedback can then be deployed to specific brain areas in order to enhance performance.

Autism and PDD-NOS

Although there are differences in symptoms, disorders in the autistic spectrum have a number of similarities. There are often problems with social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and there usually is resistance to change. In most cases, the brain lacks  flexibility and shows a reduced communication between the left and right hemisphere. For each client we specify a personal treatment to maximize the effectivity. Neurotherapy may not cure autism, but it can effectively reduce symptoms and improve behavior and wellbeing.

Trauma and PTSD Treatment

In posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) the emotional tension in the brain is so excessive that it periodically causes flash-backs of the traumatic events. Past events then dominate contemporary emotional life. During the past 10 years we have gained much experience in the field of trauma release. A special program has been developed whereby retraumatization is no issue any more as one does not have to delve into past experiences. Through neurotherapy emotional release  can be guided and processed during sleep in dreams. This leads to more peace, better sleep, improved concentration and more emotional stability.

Depression

Depression is a chronic disorder characterized by lethargy and a low zest for live. According to scientific studies antidepressants are hardly more effective than placebo medication, and often have serious adverse effects. Neurofeedback is increasingly regarded as a safe treatment for depression. By focusing on frontal brain regions  the balance in alpha activity between left and right hemisphere is restored, resulting in a gradual relief of depression. Often traumatic experiences underlie the incidence of depression; in these cases detraumatization needs to take place before restoring the frontal alfa balance. This approach also reduces the risks of relapse.

Migraine and tension headache

More than 99 percent of all headaches are tension headaches or migraines. A typical migraine attack often begins as a pulsating pain on one side of the head, often lasting three days or more. Migraine may be accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Tension headaches are more diffuse and can involve a sensation of pressure or clamping. Neurofeedback helps with migraines and tension headaches by reducing the brains occasional tendency to overstimulate itself. People experience more peace and the frequency and intensity of headaches gradually decrease.

Sleeping problems

Sleeping problems can have various causes, such as nightmares, stress or disruption of the biorhythm. Neurotherapy can be a lasting and effective way to treat sleeping problems;  it works on different levels of the brain and it has no side effects. Analysis of the EEG brain scan will disclose the cause of the sleeping problems. Subsequently, the brain is trained to enhance specific frequencies that are associated with sleep and relaxation. Other brain frequencies, associated with anxiety and stress are reduced. This leads to more relaxation when you are awake and a deeper and more restorative sleep.

Burnout and stress

A burn-out is the result of continued stress, and is characterized by chronic fatigue in combination with a greatly reduced motivation. People with social strenuous professions, such as in healthcare and education, have a higher risk of developing a burn-out which has huge consequenses for mental, emotional and physiological wellbeing. We have developed a complete neurotherapy program in which people learn to recognize and cope with stress factors.  In the burn-out program we combine neurotherapy with nutritive interventions and techniques derived from psycho-neuro-immunology. We will guide you to an optimal energy level and teach you to preserve this in order to prevent relapses.

Traumatic brain injury and brain damage by CVA

Traumatic brain injury is most often caused by damage to the brain due to external factors (such as vehicle accidents, falls, fights and sports). Depending on the type of injury, brain damage might range from minor (such as a mild concussion) to severe (such as major diffuse brain injury). Cardiovascular problems may lead to infarctions (bloodclot in veins or arteries of the brain) or haemorrhages.The remaining  symptoms are  usualy concentration problems, lack of impulse control, memory lapses, loss of motor skills and personality changes. Often the affected brain areas appear underaroused and communicate  poorly with other areas. Neurofeedback training may restore function and  the processing ability of these areas. This is often accompanied by a marked improvement in cognitive and emotional functioning.

Whiplash

The NCH has extensive experience in the treatment of whiplash. Whiplash clients experience within a few sessions improved sleep, increased concentration and are better able to cope with the overload of stimuli. After about ten sessions, depending on the symptoms, brain functions like memory and shifting attention tend to improve.. Besides neurofeedback training we give advice on specific nutritional supplements and lifestyle adjustments in order to support the recovery process. Also other biofeedback techniques like heart rate variability (HRV) training are applied; the HRV training can be done inbetween sessions in the home environment.

Stressmanagement

Stress is a part of everyday life and most of us can cope with it. But sometimes the stress prevails and greatly limits the person in his or her functioning. Prolonged stress can even lead to burn-out. Our stress management package gives detailed physiological measurements based on in depth knowledge of the autonomic nervous system. With our stress management test we can study how people respond to stress. From this insight we can learn them to deal with everyday stressful situations and improve their stress resilience.

Meditation and Personal growth

Neurotherapy is increasingly used for meditation and personal growth. Using alpha and alpha-theta training, we help you to clear mental or emotional blockages in order to deepen your meditation. Neurotherapy is suitable for both novice and experienced meditators. Sometimes it is important to integrate unprocessed memories first. This will become apparent after EEG brain scan analysis.

 

Performance enhancement

Athletes and people who work at a high artistic or organizational level benefit greatly from neurotherapy. Especially during high performance internal coherence is a very important factor and may be decisive for success. Internal coherence is difficult to define, but it refers to: flow, purpose, inspiration, awareness and a deep connection with your passion. Our performance enhancement program accelerates the personal learning process in order to achieve internal coherence.

 

Health Awareness

The “Health Awareness “vision developed by Dirk Zoutewelle, is a holistic approach to health based on insights from nutrition and Clinical Psycho-Neuro-Immunology (PNI). The intensive exchange of knowledge between the NCH and the Dirk Zoutewelle Institute has led to a deeper understanding of the relationship between brain activity, metabolism, neurotransmitters, nutrition and disorders. This has led to better diagnostics and treatment protocols. We combine neurofeedback with specific advice in the area of PNI, lifestyle, and nutrition.

"Especially the openness and the broad approach were very welcome and uplifting. The combination of personal attention, my desire to recover and the training have worked well." Jaap, Bussum '08

Most insurance companies reimburse neurofeedback and neurotherapy partly  by an additional care package. Neurotherapy falls under psychological counseling or complementary/alternative medicine depending on the reason for treatment. In the policy conditions of your health insurance policy, you can read about the reimbursements you are entitled to.
Drs. Erik van Beuningen is registered as a psychologist at the Dutch Institute of Psychologists (NIP). All of our therapists are registered with the Department of Integrative Health Care (VIG) of the Dutch Federation for Healthcare (NFG). There is also a registration to the SRBAG.

Tax deduction

Our corporate clients and athletes who use neurotherapy for stress management and / or performance enhancement can apply for tax deduction.

Rates

Neurotherapy consists of a series of intensive one-on-one sessions. We strive to make  neurotherapy as accessible as possible for everybody.

After the intake with the client we design the most efficient and most appropriate treatment protocol. Everyone is unique and therefore our sessions are not all the same. How many sessions are needed varies individually. For optimal results we recommend at least 20 sessions. After 20 sessions a new QEEG brain scan is made and evaluated after which the necessity of further treatment is determined.

 

Prices

  • Comprehensive and detailed intake, including a 19 channel QEEG brain scan: € 380,-
  • Single neurotherapy session: € 95,-
  • All prices include 21% VAT

 

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Neurotherapy Center Hilversum is a non-profit foundation and pioneer in the field of neurofeedback in the Netherlands. Our mission is to give our clients the opportunity to  improve their own mental, emotional and physical health. In neurotherapy the brain itself works actively to improve its own functioning. A great positive aspect of neurotherapy is that the results usually have a permanent nature.
We work on research and development in close cooperation with Neurotherapy Centers for Health in the U.S. We also provide training to professional neurotherapists.


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The Team

Erik van Beuningen

As a biological psychologist Erik van Beuningen has a broad interest in human behavior. For ten years he has worked with great enthusiasm as neurofeedback therapist within the NCH. Erik’s  personal attention for the client and his humour all contribute to optimal results in the training. Erik has thorough insight in scientific aspects of neurofeedback and continues to develop and share his knowledge with colleagues.

Babs Stulemeijer

Working with people is the common thread in the life of Babs Stulemeijer. Ever since she was 18, she worked in health care with a great deal of passion. After training professional nurses for 15 years in Australia and the Netherlands she became interested in change processes in adults, an ideal background for neurofeedback. Babs runs an independent coaching practice since 1993. In 2008 she added neurotherapy to her skills and since 2011 she works as a NCH therapist.

Guusje Roozemond

After having worked for ten years as an environmental engineer the path of Guusje Roozemond led to Thailand and Malaysia. In Kuala Lumpur, she founded a center for personal growth. In 1997, back in the Netherlands she came in contact with neurofeedback while working at the Fred Foundation. Here she saw a huge potential for the wellbeing of people. Guusje founded the Neurotherapy Center Hilversum together with Erik van Beuningen and Jan Souren. As director and neurotherapist she is very passionate about improving this revolutionary technique through practice, research and education.

 

Malcolm Halfhuid

Malcolm Halfhuid is a neurofeedback therapist and co-developer of HeartLive, a unique heartrate based biofeedback device. After having graduated in Information Technology Malcolm achieved his his Bachelor's degree in Neuropsychology. These two directions are combined with great satisfaction in his daily work. Malcolm believes that each client, in close cooperation with the therapist, is able to break trough negative behavior patterns himself. Cooperation with the client leads do more long term solutions than telling the client what he or she should do.

Friso Bergsma

Due to his holistic view of man, wellbeing in all aspects of life is the most important for Friso. In neurotherapy he found an integrated approach and an appreciation for the whole when it comes to improving health. Besides having his own practice he works with great satisfaction since 2009 as a NCH therapist. Besides neurotherapy  intakes and trainings Friso also is the one who organises the Integrated Listening System.

Joanne Bouland

Since 2003 Joanne works part time as a neurotherapist at the NCH. "There is a pleasant and harmonious atmosphere in the workplace which ensures that we as a team can invest in a good client-therapist relationship," says Joanne. She gets a lot of satisfaction from the excellent results achieved with the clients.

Marga Ledder

As management assistant Marga is responsible for the administration and service desk. She is the one you will usually encounter first on the phone or at the office. Marga is an organizational centipede with a smile for all who enter the premises. Positive contact with people is very important to her. In her spare time she is a  Quantum Touch therapist.

 

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Professional Association


Since 2005 Neurotherapy Center Hilversum is a member of the Professional Association for neurofeedback therapists within the Dutch Federation for  Health Care. In order to ensure consistency and high quality treatment, we are a member of the Foundation for Complementary Healthcare Professionals Registration (SRBAG). On going education for our therapists assure professionalism and knowledge of the highest possible level. In addition, our affiliation to the Dutch Federation for Healthcare (NFG) ensures quality control and certified training within the field of  integrated medicine. A Complaints and Disciplinary Board are both part of the NFG.
The NCH is registered to: AGB code: 94-(0) 03415.

 

Neurotherapy Centers for Health

The Neurotherapy Center Hilversum has been working closely with Marty Wuttke since 2003. As a founder of Neurotherapy Centers for Health in the United States Marty Wuttke is one of the pioneers in neurofeedback and visits the Netherlands regularly to provide trainings and workshops

 

Education

In collaboration with the education committee of the Neurotherapy Platform the NCH provides a comprehensive educational program to become a neurotherapist.

Basic training

In our basic course you learn the practical and theoretical principles of neurotherapy. In the second half of 2013 a new basic course will start. The courses are held in small groups up to 10 students. The training consists of at least two series of six-day theoretical courses and a period of practical training. For more information please contact us.

 

Personal training course

In addition to group training we offer personal training courses to become a full accredited neurotherapist. In the personal course, for individuals or pairs, the principles and application of neurofeedback  is intensively studied. The advantage of this more personal approach is that you can determine your own learning pace and schedule. At the end of this course you will have a solid knowledge of the various facets of neurofeedback, neurotherapy and the fields in which they are deployed.

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Neurotherapie Centrum Hilversum

Oude Loswal 32
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Opening Hours

The Neurotherapy Center Hilversum is open six days a week:

Monday / Friday: 09.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 18.00
Saturday: 09.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 18.00

also open on Saturdays

09.00 - 13.00 uur / 14.00 - 18.00 uur