What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, also called EEG Biofeedback, is biofeedback
for the brain. Neurofeedback is a safe, non-invasive clinical approach that teaches
the brain how to function better. Neurofeedback training can help create significant,
life-long improvements in areas such as cognitive function, focus and attention,
mood, anxiety, performance, and behavior.
Using EEG sensors, brain wave activity is measured and
fed back to the client via computer interface - typically in the form of a video
game and/or music. Through the principles of learning and conditioning, the
feedback teaches the brain to make healthier patterns by rewarding the brain
when it does so. Once these healthier brain patterns are practiced and learned,
improved brain functioning results with changes that are typically permanent.
In most cases, neurofeedback can
reduce or eliminate the need for medication. Ongoing
collaboration with a client’s medical team is offered to help determine if
and when a client is ready to reduce or discontinue a prescription.
Neurofeedback can help improve a variety of conditions, including:
Trauma and PTSDMood Disorders
Peak performance training
Relaxation and stress reduction
Migraines and Tension Headaches
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
TBI and Concussions
Sessions are 45-50 minutes. Similar to many exercise or strength training regimens, 2-3 times a week of brain training is recommended to achieve optimal results. Although this requires a significant time commitment in the short term, the positive aspect is that a client typically only needs to train for about 3-4 months to see significant and long-term changes occur.