Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical method by which we can “exercise” the brain. We show your brain a reflection of its own activity while you sit back and enjoy a movie or a video game driven by your own brain waves! This allows your brain to recalibrate itself, resolving inefficiencies and mental blocks.
Neurofeedback trains your brain to self-regulate, much like a workout for the mind. This workout promotes neuroplasticity, or the ability to change and improve brain function over time. Self-regulation training strengthens and enhances the overall functioning of the central nervous system, thereby boosting mental performance, emotional control, and physiological stability.
Neurofeedback targets the bioelectrical functioning of the brain, which is often a more important concern than the notion of “chemical imbalance” typically focused on in many mental health conditions. When we train the brain for optimized function, the need for medication often diminishes or ceases altogether. Neurofeedback is somewhat like pairing the brain with a world-class personal trainer to achieve peak performance through guided exercise. Since this approach improves the brain’s fundamental ability to rewire itself from the ground up, training with neurofeedback can prove helpful with a wide variety of functional impairments.
In the case of organic brain disorders, we focus on helping the brain to fundamentally recalibrate itself, as opposed to scratching the surface by focusing exclusively on symptoms. In matters of dysregulation, there is not a disease to be cured and self-regulation may very well be a complete remedy.
Individuals of all ages can benefit from high-performance brain training. Neurofeedback can assist with everything from attention deficits, brain fog, disruptive behaviors, anxiety, depression, and autism to problematic drug and alcohol use, excessive stress, insomnia, migraines, and mental aging.
Peak performers also use neurofeedback training to enhance their abilities in competitive sports, professional pursuits, and the arts. The therapy itself is blissfully relaxing and fun, almost like a massage for the mind!
Sensors are attached to the scalp, allowing the state-of-the-art equipment to register and display your instantaneous brainwave activity. It is completely painless and does not involve the application of any voltage or current to the brain. Neurofeedback is an entirely non-invasive treatment.
A comprehensive computer analysis of your brainwave activity is conducted, and we proceed to show you the ebb and flow of your brainwaves, explaining specific insights that can be derived from the analysis. During the session, you’ll simply enjoy a brain-guided video game or watch your favorite movie. The specific brainwaves that we optimize and the regions that we target will be customized by our highly-trained technologists to meet your unique goals. Together, we will create a personalized brain training program best suited for you.
With successful neurofeedback training, medications targeting brain function may no longer be needed, or may be needed at increasingly lower dosages, as the brain takes over its own regulation. It is important for clients to maintain good lines of communication with their personal physicians regarding neurofeedback training and medication usage.