Treatment

Complementary Treatment

At the Rocky Mountain Center for Epilepsy, we use a holistic bio-psycho-social model of care. Through our work together, we will support you in improving your quality of life. We’ll help you:

  • Learn healthy coping strategies for both real and perceived limitations caused by your seizures
  • Improve unwanted emotional aspects of your diagnosis, including shame, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and/or anger
  • Recognize seizure triggers and transform (not avoid) your relationship with them
  • Learn how to transform feelings of stress and overwhelm
  • Use nutrition/food to support greater brain health
  • Gain a deeper understanding of how nervous system activation builds increasingly: including anxiety, depression, symptoms of PTSD, and seizure activity
  • Learn how to down-regulate nervous system over-activation
  • Increase mindfulness and self-awareness in regards to smallest emotional, physiological, and physical changes, leading to your ability to “not go into a seizure”
  • Learn how to regulate your breathing (CO2 levels) to increase oxygen levels available to the brain
  • Explore questions, insecurities, and hopes around your diagnosis

We use a variety of complementary techniques, depending on each patient’s individual needs. Our work together may include psychotherapy and life coaching, mindfulness training and meditation, stress-reduction techniques, professionally guided support groups, biofeedback, neurofeedback, and aura disruption techniques. Use the following links to learn more about our specialties:

Resources

As with any condition, knowledge is not only empowering, but will help you cope with your epilepsy or non-epileptic seizures (NES). We’ve compiled a list of resources to support you. Some are specific for Colorado, and some are nation-wide. If you know of an organization, resource, blog you would like to add, please feel free to email the Rocky Mountain Center for Epilepsy and we will add your information. 

Resources for Epilepsy and PNES

Start your journey to a healthy, happy, and fulling life now. Call or email to set up your initial consultation. P: 303.258.1116  E: afra@rockymountainepilepsy.com

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