Neurofeedback is a process that offers relief from a range of conditions, and is also useful in optimal performance training. It teaches your brain to balance its wave patterns to promote the desired functions. This is a simple, painless, and safe process that relies on a proven training method called operant conditioning.
What does neurofeedback help with?
Neurofeedback has been shown to be effective for addressing:
- Poor sleep
- Other trauma-related conditions
Often, neurofeedback can reduce or eliminate the need for medications for these conditions. Because it addresses brain function directly, neurofeedback can also help athletes, performing artists, and business executives attain optimal performance by enhancing focus and productivity.
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I use a three-part process for neurofeedback work with my clients:
- Assessment – We begin by doing a scan of your brain wave activity at 19 locations around your scalp. Called a QEEG, this process is painless, and takes about 45 minutes. The scan can’t read your thoughts, and does not put any information into your brain. It is an EEG reading of the electrical pulses your brain produces. Check back soon for a blog article that describes this process.
- Analysis – After we do the scan and take other information through an interview, I consult with one of the top QEEG/neurofeedback experts in the country to analyze the information. We create a personalized program for you, that’s specific to your unique brain wave patters, symptoms, and goals.
- Training – Because this part relies on a teaching process, we call it training instead of treatment. To you, it can feel a lot like playing a video game or watching a video. Over 30-40 sessions, twice a week for an hour, we train your brain to achieve the desired balance of delta, theta, alpha, and beta waves. When your brain makes the desired patterns, we reward it with success in the game, or the video playing correctly. When it does not make the desired pattern, the game or video doesn’t play properly. Check back soon to see videos about this process and how it works.
Once your brain learns to make these adjustments consistently, you typically do not need additional training. Most clients begin to see some benefits after just a few sessions, and over 30-40 sessions, clients tend to see significant improvement.
Many clients are excited to discover that neurofeedback may be able to reduce or eliminate the need for certain medications. In these cases, the possibility of reducing or eliminating drug side-effects and costs make neurofeedback well worth the investment.
I encourage you to contact me with any questions, and to see if neurofeedback is a good answer for you.