Our daily living is a continuous spectrum of consciousness using analogy of musical notes. Higher frequency brainwaves are more like a subtle high pitched flute. Lower frequency brainwaves are like a deeply penetrating drum beat. It’s important to understand the subjective states associated with these brainwave frequencies ranging from anxiety to ADHD to depression. Like a “symphony in the brain” the higher and lower frequencies link and are coherent with each other through harmonics.
- Neurofeedback may be helpful for children, adolescents, and adults with seizure conditions, behavior disorders, attention deficits, autism, ongoing developmental delays, acquired brain injuries, birth trauma, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, stress issues, and insomnia or interrupted sleep patterns, as well as those with age-related cognitive loss.
- Neurofeedback uses a learning model whereby the brain is challenged much as muscles are challenged when working out at the gym. The brain seeks challenges; therefore, as the individual starts to master the current level of difficulty, the therapist gradually increases the level of difficulty in order to continue challenging the brain. For example, when your brain is approaching a more efficient setting then the sounds and images of the DVD or video game play, but when the movie slows down it is because your brain is being challenged to rise to the next level. The next level is guided by a brain map using z-scores from a researched database.
- Neurofeedback is for people of all ages and is effective for people both on and off medications. Typically 30-60 sessions are needed depending upon symptom severity and complexity. Clients may notice behavioral and cognitive improvements after 20 sessions. Frequency of training is usually once or twice a week for a period of six months. Each session lasts appropriately 30-45 minutes. Much like physical exercises develop specific muscles, the more your brain is exercised the quicker it reaches a more comfortable and efficient state. Each client has a unique brain with its own learning curve, so results will vary.
- Neurofeedback is a non-intrusive (some say fun) therapy available to learn mind & body self-regulation methods. Individuals are “coached” to change dysfunctional patterns. Eventually most people can reduce or eliminate symptoms and previously required medications. Therapist is certified in Neurofeedback.
WHAT OUR PEOPLE SAY ABOUT NEUROFEEDBACK ….”I used to have really bad insomnia. I would be awake for hours trying to fall asleep and then would wake up repeatedly and would take forever to fall back asleep. After a few sessions of neurofeedback, I’m able to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep until I have to get up for work. I’m also doing neurofeedback to target the addiction trait in my DNA since I’m Native American. I’ve done quite a few sessions and one addiction is gone and the other one is subsiding.” K.T.