Neurofeedback is non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, brain exercise. We show your brain a reflection of its own activity while you sit back and enjoy a movie or a video game driven by your own brain waves! This allows your brain to recalibrate and self-regulate its own functionality over time.
Neurofeedback trains your brain to self-regulate, much like a workout for the mind. This self-regulation helps your brain flex its own muscle using neuroplasticity, or the ability to optimize and improve function over time. Self-regulation training strengthens and enhances the overall function of the central nervous system and thereby ramps up and improves mental performance, emotional control and physiological stability.
Neurofeedback targets the bioelectrical functioning of the brain, which is actually a more important concern than the “chemical imbalance” that is typically focused on in many mental health conditions. We are focused on optimizing the brain’s internal regulatory networks. When we train the brain toward better function, the need for medication often diminishes or ceases altogether. Neurofeedback is somewhat like pairing the brain with a world class personal trainer to achieve peak performance through continuous exercise. This peak neuro training can prove helpful with a wide variety of functional impairments.
In the case of organic brain disorders, it is a matter of getting brain function to improve rather than “curing” the condition. When dealing with problems of dysregulation, there is not a disease to be cured and self-regulation may very well be a complete remedy.
Individuals of all ages can benefit from high performance brain training. Neurofeedback can assist with everything from attention deficits, brain fog, disruptive behaviors, anxiety, depression, autism, problematic drug and alcohol use, stress relief, insomnia and migraines; along with maintaining good brain function in old age.
Peak performers also use Neurofeedback training to enhance their abilities in sports, business and the arts. The therapy itself is blissfully relaxing and fun and feels almost like a massage for the mind!
Sensors are attached to the scalp with a conductive paste which allows the state of the art equipment to register and display brain wave activity. It is completely painless and does not involve the application of any voltage or current to the brain. This is an entirely non-invasive treatment.
A comprehensive computer analysis of your brain wave activity is conducted and we show you the ebb and flow of your own brain waves and the specific information that can be obtained from them, synthesized in the form of a video game or while watching your favorite movie. The specific brain wave frequencies we reward and train, and the sensor placements on the scalp are uniquely determined by our highly trained technologists, who will customize a personal brain optimization training plan best suited for each individual.
With successful neurofeedback training, medications targeting brain function may no longer be needed, or may be needed at increasingly lower dosages, as the brain takes over its own regulation. It is important for clients to maintain good lines of communication with their personal physicians regarding their neurofeedback and medication usage.