What is Neurobeedback?
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, evidenced-based intervention that assists in the training and reregulating of your brain. This intervention provides relief for a variety of symptoms.
What Does Neurofeedback Treat?
In most cases, neurofeedback can effectively reduce symptoms of:
- Bi-Polar Disorder
- Sleep Disturbances
- Anxiety & Depression
- Chronic Pain & Brain Injuries
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Memory related concerns
How does neurofeedback work?
Neurofeedback works by collecting information through EEG brain readings and scalp sensor placements. This information determines the areas in which your brain needs training.
Through a collection of notes, tones and images, your brain re-learns how to handle and process information.
What can I expect?
You will begin by completing a thorough evaluation with a clinician. This will help determine the areas of focus for you.
Next, a set of unique protocols will be established to work on your specific target areas (i.e. less anxiety, increased energy, reduced PTSD symptoms, etc.)
You will then meet with the neurofeedback clinician for a minimum of two hours weekly for your neurofeedback session.
How soon will I feel results?
Some clients report feeling a reduction of negative symptoms after two weeks of consistent training sessions. It is recommended to commit to the full course of 20-40 sessions, to achieve optimal and lasting results.
What if do not feel anything right away?
If you do not feel any change after four or five sessions, it is important to express these concerns to your clinician. As treatment progresses, the protocols can and should be adjusted to your needs.
Psychotherapist Sebern Fisher gave a great webcast on October 22, 2014 in the NICABM series, about neurofeedback (biofeedback to the brain), which gives us access to our brain function frequencies.
Neurofeedback, she said, is a computer program therapists use in their office, training clients on it to get them in touch with their own brain waves, learn what’s good for the brain, and calm their thoughts.
The Parent’s Guide to Neurofeedback for ADHD
We found this guide on Attitude: Inside the ADHD mind, that we think his helpful to understand how neurofeedback therapy can help with symptoms of ADHD, including improved attention, diminished hyperactivity and enhanced executive functions.