After watching her son struggle with severe impulse control, to the point where it was negatively impacting her family on a daily basis, Dianne Kosto became a mom on a mission. She had tried it all: private school, home school, boarding school, and even a military academy. But her son was always sent back home because he didn’t follow the program.
Dianne, this week’s podcast guest, found another way. Neurofeedback technology.
Dianne got trained in using neurofeedback, then helped her son and others in his boarding school use it to fill in gaps in the “brain wiring” that helped the brain regulate more effectively. And what she learned in the process became a whole new mission for her.
This week, we’re talking about brain regulation and rewiring to support people with challenges that are all over the map. Dianne shares where it can be used and how it can support just about anyone, because the reality is that we all have dysregulated brains.
About Dianne Kosto:
Dianne Kosto, Founder and CEO of SYMMETRY Neuro-Pathway Training is a Mom on a Mission to make Neurofeedback technology available to families and individuals. She wants to help other families avoid the trauma that her family experienced as a result of her son’s brain dysregulation. For years Dianne sought an environment that would help her son thrive as he was kicked out of schools and programs repeatedly. Dianne was given advice by physicians, psychologists, therapists, counselors, education professionals, and school administrators but no one told her about Neurofeedback. When people have dysregulated brains they struggle with physical and emotional pain, life is hard and relationships are damaged. Neurofeedback helps the brain learn to better regulate, when the brain is functioning better people thrive. Dianne knows that Neurofeedback saved her son’s life and restored hope for her family.
Jump in the Conversation:
[1:27] – A mom on a mission
[1:53] – Dianne’s story of change
[3:17] – Asking, “what happened to you?”
[6:14] – Learned about a neurofeedback company
[7:28] – Spark came back to her son’s eyes
[8:57] – After 40 sessions, he had the pause that he never had before
[10:35] – What neurofeedback looks like
[13:01] – We all need this in our homes
[14:03] – When the brain isn’t well-regulated they respond to the same things
[15:05] – Became a trainer for the company, then started own company
[16:35] – Requirements for training
[18:57] – What’s needed after therapy
[21:28] – Outliers from babies to peak performers
[23:58] – Next steps for neurofeedback technology
[26:33] – Uncovering even more issues
[28:01] – Getting out of the status quo in thinking about emotional outbursts
[30:24] – Turbo Time
[31:53] – Dianne’s passion for what she does
[32:35] – How other parents can be activists
[32:37] – Dianne’s Magic Wand
[35:28] – Maureen’s Takeaways
Links & Resources
- SYMMETRY Neuro-PT
- Follow SYMMETRY Neuro-PT on Facebook
- Subscribe to SYMMETRY Neuro-PT on YouTube
- Follow SYMMETRY Neuro-PT on Instagram
- Neuroscience basics
- Use for drowsiness detection
- EEG in meditation
- Email Maureen
- Maureen’s TEDx: Changing My Mind to Change Our Schools
- The Education Evolution
- Facebook: Follow Education Evolution
- Twitter: Follow Education Evolution
- LinkedIn: Follow Education Evolution
- EdActive Collective
- Maureen’s book: Creating Micro-Schools for Colorful Mismatched Kids
- Micro-school feature on Good Morning America
- The Micro-School Coalition
- Facebook: The Micro-School Coalition
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