Neurofeedback

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 previously required medications.

Neurofeedback

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 previously required medications.

  • Neurofeedback involves a training process in which an individual learns to self-regulate his/her own brainwaves using “feed back” through computer games/DVD’s as formulated by normative z-scores.  A cloth cap much like a swim cap (with built in sensors) is used to record your brainwave activity, which is processed by a computer, given back to the individual and provides the feedback for the brain to learn new patterns.
  • Neurofeedback uses the learning model over multiple sessions over a period of time.  The brain seeks pleasure; 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 stops it is because your brain is not performing.
  • 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 twice a week or more for a period of six months.  Each session lasts appropriately 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. 
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