Do you ever feel stuck repeating the same patterns of behavior, even though you want to change?
Do you wish you could make yourself feel better or think more clearly but the harder you try, the more stuck you feel?
Do you know you're smart but somehow your performance doesn't show it?
Then you may be a good candidate for neurofeedback!
Neurofeedback, sometimes called EEG biofeedback, is an easy and noninvasive way to train your brain to work as it should. It has been used for over 60 years to treat disorders such as ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and traumatic brain injuries.
Neurofeedback Can Help With
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders in the US affecting more than 40 million people. Neurofeedback is an evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders.
Neurofeedback helps with concentration, focus, memorization and many other aspects of brain functioning such as regulating the level of anxiety. Neurofeedback is now a recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a preferred treatment for ADHD.
Neurofeedback targets specific areas of the brain and has been shown to help you perform at your best!
Neurofeedback is an effective way to deal with depression. It helps to decrease stress and improve memory.
We provides neurofeedback service that help PTSD. In conjunction with therapy, neurofeedback has helped people overcome their symptoms.
Neurofeedback is one of the most effective treatments for insomnia and other disturbances of sleep.
Benefits of Neurofeedback
In neurofeedback, we train the brain to become self-aware. The technology measures your brain's function at a given point in time and your brain learns to change its own activity and improve its own performance. You are at the helm of your own brain and you can steer it!
No Side Effects
Neurofeedback is safe and natural therapy that doesn't involve taking medicine or using devices that directly impact the body. It's all about mental health and wellness, which means there are no side effects.
Neurofeedback vs Medicine
Neurofeedback is effective without being invasive. Rather than administering a drug to treat the symptoms of a problem, neurofeedback actually addresses the problem itself.
Neurofeedback is a safe, noninvasive, and cost-effective treatment for a variety of conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), anxiety, depression, seizure disorders and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Neurofeedback is also effective for enhancing memory, improving concentration and learning new skills.
How Does Neurofeedback Work?
Neurofeedback treatment consists of these 4 steps:
- We email a profile for you to complete that includes a questionnaire about how you function (ie, how you sleep, your moods, attention, etc.). Complete this form and email it to our office.
- In the office, a trained and certified technician performs a quantitative EEG to measure your brainwaves. This is a simple procedure where we put a cap on your head.; the cap has sensors that measure your brain activity with your eyes open and your eyes closed. The process takes about 30 minutes.
- You return to the office for a review of those findings. If we recommend treatment, you will commit to usually 20-40 sessions, depending on the results of the QEEG
- You can come into the office twice per week for brain training, or you can rent a machine to train at home as often as you want and for multiple family members, if you want. Training is passive. You watch a video and your brain does the work. When your brain fires closer to the desirable level, the screen sends a reward of a bright picture, movement, and/or sound. Eventually, the brain learns to maintain that state more and more. It is "trained!"
History of Neurofeedback
In the 1920s, a German scientist, Hans Berger, developed a machine to measure the electrical current in the brain (aka, brain waves). About 30 years later, Dr. Barry Sterman at the University of Chicago discovered he could change brain waves of cats by consistently giving them a reward when their brain fired a certain way. Coincidentally, at UCLA, Dr. Joseph Kamiya proved the same thing with humans.
A few years later, Dr. Sterman tested the effects of a chemical to determine if it caused seizures. In this experiment, he used cats. He proved the chemical caused seizures in almost all the cats. The cats who did not have sezures were the very same cats whose brainwaves he had changed through the reward system! Consequently, more people developed interest in brain training. After more experimentation, scientists developed a protocol to help human seizure patients and found that 60% of the people saw a significant drop in seizure activity.