What is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback also called EEG biofeedback, is brain exercise. Therapists observe your brain activity by monitoring brain waves. The neurofeedback mirrors your brain activity and helps the brain change by rewarding shifts toward a more appropriate and stable brain state. Your brain learns to change the brain waves which leads increased self-regulation.
Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation. Good self-regulation is necessary for optimal brain function. Self-regulation training enhances the function of the central nervous system and thereby improves mental performance, emotional control and physiological stability.
With neurofeedback we target bioelectrical functioning of the brain, which is a more important issue than the “chemical imbalance” that is often talked about. We are concerned with the brain’s internal regulatory networks, and we train the brain’s functional dysregulation. Simply by detecting the brain going off track through the EEG, we can train the brain toward enhanced stability and improved functioning.
Who can benefit from neurofeedback?
Individuals of any age can benefit from EEG training. Neurofeedback can help a variety of childhood problems including bedwetting, nightmares, attention deficits and other forms of disruptive and disturbing behaviors. Neurofeedback can assist adolescents who struggle with anxiety and depression or drug and alcohol use. For adults, neurofeedback can alleviate symptoms of physical and emotional problems such as migraines or PTSD. Neurofeedback can help anyone maintain good brain function as they age. Peak performers also use EEG training to enhance their abilities in sports, business and the arts.
Benefits for Children:
- ADHD / ADD
- Learning Difficulties
- Developmental Delays
- Sleep Disorders
- Athletic Peak Performance
- Anger Management
- Impulse Control
- Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors
- Attachment Disorders
- Tics and Tourette Syndrome
Benefits for Adults
- Improves overall focus and clarity
- Enhances peak performance for athletes, musicians and corporate executives
- Treatment of PTSD
- Adult ADD
- Emotional and Anxiety Disorders
- Sequelae of Stroke and Head Trauma
- Migraine Headaches
- Sleep Disturbances
Physical Therapy for the Brain
Through neurofeedback I can help you and/or your child optimize brain function and maximize potential to live life to the fullest. Neurofeedback is a computer based non-invasive, drug free learning strategy that helps to establish and maintain a state of balance within the brain. Neurofeedback directly trains brain function more efficiently. Therapists observe the brain in action from moment to moment. The feedback rewards the brain for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. This is a gradual learning process. It applies to any aspect of brain function that we can measure.
This state of balance is established by learning to regulate brainwave frequencies. Research has demonstrated that particular patterns of these frequencies can lead to either chronic negative thinking, low grade fear, anxiety, poor attention skills, and dysfunctional behavior or a state of general well-being, heightened mental clarity, optimism and a sense of peaceful contentment.
What can Neurofeedback help you with?
- Early Trauma
- Behavior Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Headaches/ Migraines
- Autism Spectrum