What is it:
Neurofeedback therapy is a type of therapy that aims to help individuals learn to self-regulate their brain activity. It is a non-invasive and drug-free therapy that uses real-time displays of brain activity to teach individuals how to change and control their brain waves.
How does it work?
During a neurofeedback therapy session, electrodes are placed on the individual’s scalp to monitor their brainwaves. The brain waves are then displayed on a monitor or other feedback device, which allows the individual to see their brain activity in real time. The feedback device may also provide audio or visual signals indicating when the brain is producing the desired activity patterns.
The individual is then trained to alter their brain activity in response to the feedback provided by the device. Over time, the individual can learn to control their brain waves, which can positively affect a range of conditions, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, TBIs and autism.
Neurofeedback therapy has been shown to be effective in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings. It is a safe and non-invasive treatment that does not involve medication and has no known negative side effects. However, it is important to note that neurofeedback therapy should only be conducted under the supervision of a trained professional.
Who should do it?
Neurofeedback therapy can benefit a wide range of individuals, but it is particularly helpful for those who experience difficulty regulating their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
– Anxiety or Depression: Help individuals learn to regulate their brain activity to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
– ADHD: Neurofeedback has been shown to improve attention and reduce impulsivity
– Sleep Disorders: Neurofeedback can help people learn to regulate their brain activity to improve the quality and duration of their sleep
-Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): Neurofeedback can help individuals recover from TBIs by improving cognitive function and reducing symptoms such as headaches and dizziness.
– Chronic Pain: Neurofeedback help people to regulate their brain activity to reduce the perception of pain
– Athlete or performers: Neurofeedback therapy can help athletes and performers learn to regulate their brain activity to improve focus, concentration, and performance.