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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 function.

 

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 well.

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:

gAD/HD, Aspergers, Autistic Spectrum
g Learning Dysfunction, Dyslexia
g OCD, Tourettes Syndrome
g Seizure disorders
g Headaches, Migraines
g Depression, Affective disorders
g Brain Injuries and Strokes
g Memory problems
g Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue
g TMJ (Jaw) disorder
g Stress related problems etc.

NeuroTherapy is a painless and non-invasive procedure!

 

See Research References Supporting the use of Neurofeedback for AD/HD

 

 
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