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Neurofeedback is a non-invasive process – no injections, pills, etc. We simply connect the sensing (monitoring) leads/wires to different parts of the scalp using a paste that washes off with warm water. The other end of the wire is attached to a computer. Brain waves are sent through an amplifier so they can be seen on the computer screen and recorded for analysis.
The leads do not send electrical charges through the brain -- in fact they don't send anything through the brain. The leads simply read and record brainwaves through the scalp, in a way similar to how an EKG reads your heartbeat. The computer makes a sound every time the brain does the ‘right’ thing, and the brain responds to that sound. This adjustment occurs over and over again until the brain has trained itself to stay in a more regulated state. Eventually, the symptoms that were being experienced will be greatly reduced or no longer be present. This could mean improvement in mood, hyperactivity, impulsivity, irritability, depression, anxiety, or any other symptoms that have been shown to benefit from neurofeedback treatment.
Our clients come to get help with dysregulations of the brain that have been medically diagnosed as:
If you are considering Neurofeedback Therapy for yourself or a loved one, we're available to answer any additional questions you may have.
Neurofeedback has been known or demonstrated to help people suffering from:
Children and adults of all ages use neurofeedback to address everything from sleep disorders to substance abuse and learning disabilities. Most say it dramatically changes their lives, and many say that they see a difference in just a few sessions.
If you decide to undergo neurofeedback, you’ll be joining the likes of business executives and students, parents and veterans, and even Olympic athletes. Everyone looking to achieve peak performance can benefit from neurofeedback.
Brain waves are electrical signals produced by cells in the brain called neurons. Certain brain waves increase or decrease depending on what a person is doing.
Neurofeedback is non-invasive. Leads are placed on the scalp with a washable paste called Ten20 Paste (washes out with warm water) to record the brain waves and then are sent to an amplifier so the brain waves can be seen on the computer screen. The leads do not send electrical charges through the brain, in fact they don't send anything through the brain. The leads read and record the brain's waves through the scalp similarly to the way an EKG lead reads your heartbeat.
Research information dates back to 1929 when German psychiatrist Hans Berger started studying EEG's. Dr. Barry (Maurice) Sterman was the first to discover usefulness for people who suffer from seizure disorders in the 1950's. This opened the door to many scientific studies and research articles.
Training sessions are dependent on the amount of dysfunction. Generally speaking most people will do between 15 and 40 sessions. The closer the sessions are together, the quicker the results.