Neurofeedback

In neurofeedback training, also called EEG Biofeedback, you will work with a trained mental health professional to work out strategies for handling problems of daily living. Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment and reward the brain for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. This is a gradual learning process moving toward self-regulation, a necessary part of good brain function. Self-regulation training allows the system (the central nervous system) to function better (eeginfo.com).

Our neurofeedback is combined with our other therapies to maximize the benefits.  Neurofeedback can address:

  • Attention
  • Executive functions
  • Stress management
  • Memory
  • Sleep disorders
  • PTSD and crisis recovery

Click on the links below for more information about neurofeedback.

This link has numerous articles that might be helpful:  http://eeginfo.com/research/

YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=FLqX1V_8CS_Y8RsGmtgBBcIA

What is Neurofeedback? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6XeCwFQrCA&list=PL418929DD931E3A46

Peak Performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elbarHFHVRM&list=PL418929DD931E3A46&index=9

Focus/ADD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYLtM0RrIJU&index=10&list=PL418929DD931E3A46

Autism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiHFI36wmzo&list=FLqX1V_8CS_Y8RsGmtgBBcIA&index=24

While neurofeedback training generally helps the client move toward better self-regulation, periodically it may cause unwanted effects, such as agitation, anxiety, drowsiness, fogginess, spaciness, and sleep dysregulation. Such adverse effects should subside promptly with additional treatment.

Similar to counseling/coaching, neurofeedback is as much an art as it is science. While many people have been shown to benefit from it, the results cannot be guaranteed.  Whether or not a particular individual will benefit from neurofeedback depends on many factors, including how serious the problems are, how long the individual has had these problems, how well the person functioned before the problems began, how much support is available from family members and/or friends, and how motivated the individual is.  On the average, two thirds of all clients show improvement during therapy.