Neurofeedback therapy helps to reduce busy brain, improve focus, and enhance attention. This is a scientific, evidence-based, and drug-free treatment that is FDA approved for treating ADD/ADHD.
- 1. What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a safe, non-invasive training technique for enhancing brain wave patterns. Unlike medication, nothing is put into the body or brain. This form of training does not push one into alternate mental states or functions. The training is very gentle, and nothing is forced.
2. What are the Benefits?
The essence of neurofeedback is self-regulation, teaching the brain to regulate itself. Training is a process of undoing limiting mental habits that are no longer useful. Because nothing is being put into the body or brain, there are no side effects. Many patients report (with a smile) experiencing increased focus, relief, happiness, & freedom from medication.
3. What is A Typical Neurofeedback Session?
During each 45 minute session, you will sit in a chair or on a couch. Sensors are placed on the head to detect brainwave signals, and these signals are transmitted to a computer with special software that amplifies the data. The computer allows you to listen to music as a form of auditory feedback while you watch for graphics for visual feedback and play video games. If you are able to regulate the waves correlated with attention and arousal, the graphics and audio will remain uninterrupted, while large deviations will cause a momentary pause in the game or image. The brain responds to the feedback and moves towards more adaptive and flexible functioning, especially if there is any change or removal of feedback. During the course of repeated sessions, typically 20 to 40, you will change your brain patterns to improve attention, focus, energy, and increase your ability to respond effectively under stress and pressure.