Who Can Benefit?
Anyone with a brain! Trainers and clients- millions and growing- have used the neurofeedback to address a number of physical, emotional, and cognitive complaints with great success. Including:
ADHD- In November of 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) endorsed neurofeedback aka EEG biofeedback as a “Level 1/ Best Support” treatment for children with ADHD. Furthermore, the AAP has equated neurofeedback with medication in terms of efficacy for resolving ADHD.
PMS, Menopausal Symptoms
Anger, Jealousy, Emotional Reactivity, and More
Focus and Organization
Childhood Academic and Physical Delays
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Brain Fitness & Aging Well
Peak Physical & Mental Performance
Improved Academic Performance
Sensory & Auditory Processing
Marriage and Family Tensions
How Does It Work?
Neurofeedback training for the brain is similar to physical training for the body. Much of our suffering comes from pervasive recurring thoughts and feelings in which our minds become emotionally stranded or cognitively “stuck”. Neurofeedback prompts the brain to draw from its existing resources and pull itself out of these mental “ruts”. The results is a more open and positive mindset in which obstacles are more manageable and problems more resolvable.
Not all neurofeedback is created equal. You may hear other providers talk about “protocols” and use expensive testing to determine how your brain compares to a “normal” brain and then “push” the brain to look more “normal.” This can lead to unpleasant side-effects and I will let you draw your own conclusions about that…
Our system is different. There is only one you and we think that is a good thing! Much like a mirror that promotes self-correction, our dynamic neurofeedback program monitors your brain waves and then provides “feedback” to your central nervous system about what is has just done. When our dynamic neurofeedback system detects a tremor in your brain wave pattern, it sends an audible signal that encourages the brain to “reset” and self-correct. But it is not “forcing” or “pushing” the brain to do anything,
Think of it like the rumble strips on the side of the road. They simply provide information to let you know you are leaving your lane so you can correct your path. It is neither good or bad. It is just information and you decide how to proceed. Much like the brain, you will self correct. However, if there is a bee in the car, and you run over the rumble strips, you will most likely ignore the strips to get off thee road and out of the car! The brain wants to be efficient and limit suffering. It knows what it needs to do when it is given the information.
Although the technology is complex, the process is simple, painless, and non-invasive. It is just learning. You learn to alter your brain activity the same way you learn every other skill. No one had to teach you to walk. You learned through feedback and practice. What is new in neurofeedback is that you are guided by a form of learning that was previously not available to you. With neurofeedback, you get instantaneous information or feedback about changes in your brain’s electrical activity at 256 times per second.
In 5-10 neurofeedback sessions, with feedback 256 times per second, you get over 10 million chances to learn! That’s a lot of repetition and practice! Brain science has shown that repetitive exercise of brain networks results in brain change. This is called neuroplasticity. Neurofeedback allows you to harness neuroplasticity to get to the root of the problem and reshape your brain. Come train with us today and see just how effective neurofeedback can be!
How Many Sessions Will It Take?
The number of sessions can vary depending on the issue. Everyone is different, but we do have statistics based on other client’s experiences that may give you an idea for your particular situation. Twenty is about the average. For some it will be less and others it may be more. Many of our clients start to see results in as little as 1 session, with the most typical being improvement in the quality of sleep, mood improvement, and general overall cognitive improvements.