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What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a way to read and train brain waves. It is a form of biofeedback referred to as EEG biofeedback. Reaching your mental health goals can be difficult no matter what, however, if your brain is creating inefficient brain waves it can be causing an ever greater roadblock to happiness, recovery, and even focus and clarity.
Since the 1960s scientists have been using this form of technology to read and map brain activity. With the readings, we can spot any inconsistencies and irregularities that may be causing some deeper problems manifesting in your day to day life. Certain brain wave patterns have been linked to certain mental health disorders. By having the awareness of activity disturbances, we can re-train the brain to produce more effective brain activity resulting in you achieving your mental health goals from the inside out without the use of medication.
Why Should You Choose Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback offers no adverse side effects, unlike many medications and many people have seen results in as little as 5-10 sessions. Having objective data to inform you of the way your brain in particular works offers a more comprehensive and specific treatment plan. Each protocol is based solely on your brain and created specifically for you. This approach is much more effective than most medications considering we can create a new drug for each client when we do in fact create a specific neurofeedback protocol for each client.
As a Board Certified Neurotherapist we offer Neurofeedback in addition to talk therapy. Please call or email us if you have questions regarding neurofeedback and we can set up a consultation.
How Neurofeedback Sessions Work
Many different disorders can be improved or be eliminated by using neurofeedback. First, a QEEG is collected. This involves placing a cap on the client’s head and collecting brain wave information from 19 specific sites. This information is processed, and a brain map is produced. The therapist then evaluates the data, completes a comprehensive health history, and then based on both symptoms and goals, develops an individualized protocol of successive neurotherapy sessions. Treatment is noninvasive, is not painful, but does require a commitment. Just as you must work out your body consistently to see results, neurofeedback sessions must be completed two to three times a week to be beneficial. The neurofeedback treatments involve placing sensors on the scalp. The sensors pick up brainwave signals which are first amplified and then filtered through software that works with a computer to generate real-time feedback. The brain activity is either increased or decreased in the identified areas until the optimal balance is achieved The typical treatment plan will vary from individual to individual, but most common disorders can be resolved in about 40 sessions.
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