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What is Neurofeedback?
A way to alleviate symptoms is through Neurofeedback, which is a noninvasive and painless intervention. Neurofeedback, also called EEG Biodfeedback, is a process whereby brainwave activity is monitored and subsequently trained to function at its optimal level. The brain learns to self-regulate through visual and audio feedback. A self-regulated brain optimizes mental functioning and emotion regulation. Neurofeedback can be used to supplement therapy or used in place of traditional talk therapy. Clients often find this process to be very relaxing.
How does neurofeedback work?
Monitoring devices placed on the head measure the physiological and nervous system functioning through your brainwaves. Your brainwave activity is mirrored back to you through the visual feedback in the form of a video game or movie. The audio and visual feedback will reward the brain for having activity in areas we wish to enhance and will not reward when brain activity occurs in areas we wish to diminish. There are no electric shocks.
What can I expect?
Neurofeedback is a relaxing procedure and will leave you feeling calm and comfortable. It will typically require 10-20 sessions before you experience a change in the body and brain. Once we have obtained the desired results maintenance sessions are conducted. It is important to note that every individual and brain responds differently to treatment. Although neurofeedback is painless, it may cause temporary discomfort such as sleepiness or headaches. Side effects are quickly remedied during session.
What can Neurofeedback help with?
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD): "American Academy of Pediatrics announced neurofeedback is a Level 1- best support treatment for ADHD/ADD symptoms"
- Bipolar Disorder
- Chronic Pain
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Attacks
- Peak Performance (Athletes, Executives)
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Pre-Menstral Syndrome
- Sleep disorders
- Teeth grinding/TMJ