About Neurofeedback

What is Neurofeedback?   Neurofeedback is brainwave feedback.  During typical training, two electrodes are placed on the scalp and one is placed on an earlobe.  A computer game provides instantaneous audio and visual feedback that reflects your brainwave activity.  The electrodes measure the electrical patterns coming from the brain much like a physician listens to your heart from the surface of your skin.  No electrical current is put into your brain.  Your brain’s electrical activity is relayed to the computer.

How is Neurofeedback used clinically?  Neurofeedback is a little like exercising or doing physical therapy with the brain to enhance cognitive flexibility and control.

Neurofeedback trains the brain’s potential, and works to regulate “disregulation” or central nervous system (CNS) related problems, including:

Sleep difficulties, migraines, focus and concentration, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, strokes, head injuries, deficits following neurosurgery, uncontrolled epilepsy, cognitive dysfunction associated with aging, depression, anxiety, OCD, or other brain related conditions.

How many sessions are needed?  How many times do you need to go to the gym before you get in shape? The answer is different for everyone. It could be 6, it could be 40 visits.  You are in charge.  You decide.

How long is each session and how often do I need to come for?  First initial appointment lasts any where from 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours. After that it’s about 30 to 45 minutes.  Once a week is typical.  But, three to four times a week can be helpful. However most people can judge how often to come for a session, once you have developed an awareness of the change you seek.

Resources:

For more information on Neurofeedback visit EEGExcellence.
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Articles:

- Controversial Neurofeedback Brain Therapy May Be The Answer to PTSD By Katie Drummond, June 20, 2011