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Posted on October 31 2013
In October 2013, Ready To Focus founder and clinical director Brad Oostindie traveled to Livno, Bosnia to train 3 education professionals to be neurofeedback providers. The 3 professionals work at the Educational Resource Center in Livno, an organization supported by World Hope International. Ready To Focus will continue to provide ongoing training and consultation to the clinic for the next 6 months, with the eventual goal that the clinic is self-supporting in all respects. With limited resources in the area, this service will provide hope and assistance to the residents of Livno and surrounding villages. A specific focus will be to provide this service to area children who are struggling with learning style issues, focus and attention span difficulties, and other developmental issues. Ready To Focus has a commitment to providing neurofeedback services and training around the world in addition to office and home based services in the U.S.A. In the near future, Ready To Focus will partner with Share Education in February 2014 providing a workshop, assessments, and home based training to expat home school parents and their children attending the annual conference near Budapest, Hungary.
Pictured below are two of the trainees in Bosnia practicing connecting the neurofeedback equipment to each other.
Posted on February 19 2013
On February 19 Ready To Focus founder Brad Oostindie had the chance to join Heath Mulliken and Anthony Casey on the The “Tech-ology” Show - an online show featuring technology, theology, and “everything in between.” They completed a quick overview of neurofeedback and then discussed how Ready To Focus has been providing neurofeedback services to Global Partner’s missionaries and aid workers around the world. They also discussed integration of behavioral healthcare services in the Christian arena and the mission/values of Ready To Focus.
Posted on August 23 2012
By Brad Oostindie
This August I had the unique experience of traveling to Istanbul, Turkey to present our neurofeedback program to missionary and aid workers in the European and Turkic-Arabic regions. Our connection to this group is via Global Partners, the outreach and mission agency of the Wesleyan Church. The workers in this region are involved in a number of different projects including partnerships with relief and humanitarian agencies, outreach activities, community building, and mentoring. All of the individuals and families in this program have raised support from family and friends back home to be on the field and have committed to a long-term stay in the area in which they serve.
The Ready To Focus program and in particular our home based neurofeedback program has been able to provide substantial help to many of these individuals and families. For both the adults and their children on the field we are able to provide help in dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, focus/concentration issues, learning issues, and issues related to chronic pain/migraines. Since our home based program allows for remote use of the equipment no matter where a person or family is located, the use of the program overseas has not proved to be overly problematic in terms of logistical issues.
Ready To Focus has committed to a another year of providing services to this area via two home based units. This is a very good resource to the individuals and families, who otherwise would either not have access to it or would not be able to place the costs for it within their budgets. This is our second year of participating with Global Partners, and we look forward to developing a strategy with them to provide even more services as we move forward. Both this year and last year we provided over 50 assessments and will provide home based neurofeedback to nearly 16 families. We also provided 3 presentations on how neurofeedback works and how it can benefit the participant. All of these services were provided at no cost to the participants.
For all of you who have participated in the Ready To Focus program we thank you for your involvement as all of our activities in the U.S.A. help fund this type of outreach and service. In a way you get to be part of helping out for the greater good as well!
Posted on June 16 2011
Are you a parent of a homeschooled child looking for a non-medication approach to your child’s focus and distraction issues? This program is specifically designed to provide help for the homeschooled student who is struggling with focus, distraction, learning issues, or test-taking anxiety. Ready To Focus will set up a neurofeedback program in your home and a psychologist will help you integrate it into your homeschooling activities to provide the help you are looking for. Most home-based participants in the Ready To Focus program run neurofeedback training sessions every day, which allows for clinical results to occur more quickly. We have been providing home-based neurofeedback services for years and know how to provide this type of service with quality, affordability, and with great results. Check out the research section of our website to learn about how neurofeedback can effective treat issues related to learning disorders, ADHD, among others. If your child is homeschooled and challenged by any of the areas listed above, the Ready To Focus homeschool program is designed to help you! Email us at Kristi@readytofocus.com or call 1-800-850-0535 for a free consultation with a psychologist to discuss your particular situation.