Frequently Asked Questions

What is neurofeedback?  Neurofeedback is exercise for the brain!  It teaches the brain to self-regulate, maintain flexibility, and smoothly shift between states of relaxation and arousal.  The brain produces and distributes electrical energy in various frequency bands referred to as delta, theta, alpha, and beta.  These frequency bands allow us to see which parts of the brain are active and in what locations.  The brain wants to run like a smooth machine and is always ready to be challenged. By using computers to make information available or to give cues to the brain it can reshape how it functions, regulates, and becomes more alert and attentive. Gradually, the brain learns, just like it learns anything else. And like with other learning, the brain tends to retain the new skill.

What does neurofeedback look like? Sensors are placed on the scalp using a cloth cap much like a swim cap. A computer interfaces with the wires to the cap to record the “ebb and flow” of your brain waves and is played back in a video game or DVD. You are instructed how to play the game or movie using only your brain waves, no mouse.

What is neurofeedback used for? Neurofeedback may be used for a variety of disorders, however, Neurofeedback is evidence based for ADD/ADHD. See http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/printerfriendlynews.php?newsid=157843

Who can provide Neurofeedback training?  Neuorfeedback should be provided by a mental health professional who has been Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCN) by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (see www.bcia.org). Providers at Old Market Neurotherapy are Board Certified in neurofeedback.

How can I learn more about Neurofeedback? Complementary introduction to our team welcomed! Free 30 minute person to person session with our practitioner or telephone call to answer any questions. No obligation, call 402-917-6418.

What research has been done on Neurofeedback? See www.bcia.org. The ISNR Comprehensive Bibliography of Neurofeedback Research  www.isnr.org

What can I expect during a neurotherapy session?  Each session is approximately 45-50 minutes with a combination of psychotherapy techniques including neurofeedback and biofeedback.  Since each client is different, the therapy provided will depend upon the unique needs of the client.  Neurotherapeutic approaches and techniques will be utilized in that one hour session which may include neurofeedback or other therapeutic approaches.

How do I get started? Call or send us an email.  Download and complete the forms under “Contact” heading (personal history, doctor’s releases, and consent for treatment).

What is the difference between neurofeedback and neurotherapy? There is a growing body of research demonstrating that the brain can be taught to self-regulate and become more efficient through neurofeedback, a type of biofeedback for the brain. This intervention uses sensors to monitor the brain electrical activity and is given moment-to-moment feedback about brain function.  How this type of intervention is combined with psychotherapy defines the nature of neurotherapy to change behavioral and psychological symptoms. Old Market Neurotherapy uses neurofeedback technology along with psychotherapy or neurocounseling perspective to challenge the brain to rewire itself.

Will insurance cover Neurofeedback? Medical insurance may cover Psychotherapy with Neurofeedback depending upon the concerns addressed. Old Market Neurotherapy will provide billing codes for you to contact your insurance.

How long does training take and how frequent should the training sessions be? The sessions should be regular and frequent, at two, three, or even more sessions per week.  Neurotherapy is a learning process, and therefore results are seen gradually over time.  In the case of ADHD, the average number of training sessions is 30-60.  EEG training is a learning process like exercise for the brain. The more often you exercise the quicker the results.  Initial progress can be seen within about twenty sessions but each brain is individual and results gained will be individualized.

What happens if the client is on medications? It is necessary for the client to communicate with their medication providers about participating in neurofeedback and the goals of neurofeedback. With successful neurofeedback training, medications to manage brain functions may not be needed or may be needed at a lower dosage.

Neurofeedback is exercise for the brain! It teaches the brain to self-regulate, maintain flexibility, and smoothly shift between states of relaxation and arousal. The brain produces and distributes electrical energy in various frequency bands referred to as delta, theta, alpha, and beta. These frequency bands allow us to see which parts of the brain are active and in what locations. The brain wants to run like a smooth machine and is always ready to be challenged. By using computers to make information available or to give cues to the brain it can reshape how it functions, regulates, and becomes more alert and attentive. Gradually, the brain learns, just like it learns anything else. And like with other learning, the brain tends to retain the new skill.

Sensors are placed on the scalp using a cloth cap much like a swim cap. A computer interfaces with the wires to the cap to record the “ebb and flow” of your brain waves and is played back in a video game or DVD. You are instructed how to play the game or movie using only your brain waves, no mouse.

Neurofeedback may be used for a variety of disorders, however, Neurofeedback is evidence based for ADD/ADHD. See www.medicalnewstoday.com/printerfriendlynews.php?newsid=157843

Neuorfeedback should be provided by a mental health professional who has been Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCN) by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (see www.bcia.org). Providers at Old Market Neurotherapy are Board Certified in neurofeedback.

Complementary introduction to our team welcomed! Free 30 minute person to person session with our practitioner or telephone call to answer any questions. No obligation, call 402-917-6418.

 See www.bcia.org. The ISNR Comprehensive Bibliography of Neurofeedback Research  www.isnr.org

Each session is approximately 45-50 minutes with a combination of psychotherapy techniques including neurofeedback and biofeedback.  Since each client is different, the therapy provided will depend upon the unique needs of the client.  Neurotherapeutic approaches and techniques will be utilized in that one hour session which may include neurofeedback or other therapeutic approaches.

Call or send us an email.  Download and complete the forms under “Contact” heading (personal history, doctor’s releases, and consent for treatment).

There is a growing body of research demonstrating that the brain can be taught to self-regulate and become more efficient through neurofeedback, a type of biofeedback for the brain. This intervention uses sensors to monitor the brain electrical activity and is given moment-to-moment feedback about brain function.  How this type of intervention is combined with psychotherapy defines the nature of neurotherapy to change behavioral and psychological symptoms. Old Market Neurotherapy uses neurofeedback technology along with psychotherapy or neurocounseling perspective to challenge the brain to rewire itself.

Medical insurance may cover Psychotherapy with Neurofeedback depending upon the concerns addressed. Old Market Neurotherapy will provide billing codes for you to contact your insurance.

The sessions should be regular and frequent, at two, three, or even more sessions per week.  Neurotherapy is a learning process, and therefore results are seen gradually over time.  In the case of ADHD, the average number of training sessions is 30-60.  EEG training is a learning process like exercise for the brain. The more often you exercise the quicker the results.  Initial progress can be seen within about twenty sessions but each brain is individual and results gained will be individualized.

It is necessary for the client to communicate with their medication providers about participating in neurofeedback and the goals of neurofeedback. With successful neurofeedback training, medications to manage brain functions may not be needed or may be needed at a lower dosage.

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