NEUROFEEDBACK

Almost any brain, regardless of its level of function, can be trained to

function better. Training one’s brain results in more optimal functioning,

thus improving mental and emotional health.

What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is state-of-the-art therapy that helps to strengthen, calm, and stabilize the brain. Also known as EEG biofeedback, neurofeedback training assists individuals in improving their overall functioning. It is a non-invasive, drug- free and painless method for… Read More

What conditions can it help?

Neurofeedback addresses numerous mental, emotional and physical problems of brain dysregulation.  A better functioning brain can improve sleep.  When you sleep more efficiently, you are more alert during the day. Neurofeedback can be helpful in managing attention… Read More

What Neurofeedback is not…

Neurofeedback is not electricity to the brain.  There are sensors attached to the scalp to measure electrical activity in the brain, like a stethoscope measures the heartbeat.  Neurofeedback is not mystical.  It is scientific,      with over 25 years of research…  Read More

How does it work?

The clinician takes a comprehensive assessment of reported symptoms, and  if available, combines this with another testing that has been completed.  Over a period of 25 years, models have been developed that correlate the assessment data with brain function… Read More

How do you know where to place electrodes?

Very simply, the left side of the brain controls under-arousal (e.g. depression), and the right side controls over-arousal (e.g., anxiety).  The area of the brain behind the forehead (known as the frontal lobe) helps regulate motivation, organization, impulsivity, learning from previous behavior… Read More

How does Neurofeedback evaluation differ from traditional psychiatric diagnosis?

Instead of looking at a cluster of psychiatric symptoms, then looking them up in the DSM IV (diagnostic manual for a psychiatric diagnosis), neurofeedback therapists look for underarousal… Read More

Symptoms and brain arousal states?

See attached chart… Read More

How long does the effect of training last?

In general, clients report that in many conditions, results are permanent.  Once the neuropathways are open and functioning optimally, they continue to do so.  If the client has done enough training and the right type of training, results seem to be permanent… Read More

Can Neurofeedback training be done while on medication?

Yes.  Clinicians report many clients to start neurofeedback while on one or more medications.  After a number of sessions, a reduction in medications is not unusual. In fact, it is one of the goals of neurofeedback… Read More

What are the cost and time commitments?

Training requires two sessions a week for the first 30-35 sessions. The brain is learning something new and needs to be reminded of the new learning. After these sessions are completed, the sessions will be reduced to once a week, then once every other week and then once a month. Read More

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY…

“In my 38 years of practice, I have never seen any treatment that comes close to producing the results that neurofeedback offers… I have seen results achieved in days and weeks that previously took months and years to achieve, using the best methods available to us.” 

Jack Woodward, MD, Board Certified Psychiatrist

“Without neurofeedback training, it takes incredible energy and ongoing supervision from parents and teachers to keep children with ADD on track.  It is wonderful to see children learning to do this for themselves as they learn to regulate their brainwaves using neurofeedback.  This is the most exciting thing I have done in my career as a psychologist.  Neurofeedback empowers people to make changes and achieve things that were just not possible for them before.”

Lynda Thompson, PhD, The A.D.D. Book, Canada

“Neurofeedback enhances functions in particular parts of the brain.  We measure real changes of the brain from neurofeedback when we do a neuropsychological assessment.  You can see the changes in neurobehavioral function…Neuro-biofeedback gives the brain direction – it tells the biochemical system which way to go to make its correction.  The brain needs that guidance, stimulation, and direction…it would take 3 – 5 years to do what I can now do in 3 – 5 months.” (In brain injury rehab) 

Angelo Bolea, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Maryland

“I have been a marriage/family therapist for over 20 years, and have looked at many alternative treatments. I found none that had results as significant as current neurofeedback therapy. Because of advances in technology (faster, more accurate computers and ways to view the brain), Neurofeedback is often the treatment of choice for many conditions… Providing better results faster.

Mary R. Vernon MS, LPC, Texas

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