EEG Biofeedback / Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback is a technique which allows training the
brain to improve the regulation of all bodily functions.This exciting
field is well established with nearly twenty years of success and has
roots in the field of biofeedback.The brain is encouraged to modify
the brainwave activity as monitored by an EEG machine.
A computerized EEG program presents a video and audio
signal to ease the person into a more adaptive state of mind.The therapist
applies small electrodes onto the client’s scalp at specific locations.
These electrode sites are selected through a full-cap EEG recording
and QEEG assessment performed during an evaluation in advance of the
therapeutic sessions.The client then watches a computer screen and typically
also listens to an audio track.The audio-visual signals provide feedback
to the client reflecting their EEG or brainwave signal and often other
indicators of the bodies ability to self-regulate.
Clients are encouraged to allow or cause the screen
and/or sound to change in some pre-specified manner.This change occurs
on the screen and/or audio in response to the client’s ability
to modify their brainwave output so as to reduce problematic areas of
function and encourage preferred and more beneficial brainwave and bodily
The exciting advantage provided by Neurofeedback is
afforded by the volitional control elements of the patient learning
to enter and maintain a more beneficial state of brain and body function.In
that they learn to make these changes, they obtain more lasting effects
in ways which may significantly improve their quality of life.
NeuroTherapy, otherwise known as EEG Biofeedback, or
Neurofeedback is a method of training brainwaves to improve brain function.It
has it’s origin in biofeedback.Neurofeedback has been used to
improve mood and stress related symptoms and enhance performance in
academics, business, sports and the arts.
NeuroTherapy is essentially a training process where
people can learn to shape their brainwaves and establish improved brain
and body function.Biofeedback has provided a well established history
of helping people learn to better regulate their bodies.Nearly three
decades of research in neuroscience and major advances in digital technology
have made it possible to record, analyze and feed information back to
the brain about it’s brainwave function so it can learn how to
better regulate itself.As the brain improved it’s self-regulation,
it improves it’s auto-regulation over other bodily functions as
In NeuroTherapy, the brain’s electrical activity
is recorded, real-time, and as the brain produces desired patterns the
patient gets visual and auditory rewards.The brain responds to this
feedback by producing more of the desired characteristics leading to
lasting improvements in function over a series of sessions.
A patient usually trains for two to three sessions per
week which typically last about thirty minutes.These sessions continue
until they meet their desired goals. The total number of sessions required
to reach an individuals desired goals will vary.
What problems can it help?
The brain controls and regulates every other process
in the body at some level.Problems in areas such as attention, impulsivity,
and emotions respond well to NeuroTherapy.Because the brain is involved
in the regulation of body functions as well as our mental function,
there are a wide range of health related areas which often respond well
to this treatment approach.
NeuroTherapy has been helpful for:
Aspergers, Autistic Spectrum
Injuries and Strokes
Pain, Chronic Fatigue
related problems etc.
is a painless and non-invasive procedure!
See Research References
Supporting the use of Neurofeedback for AD/HD