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What is neurofeedback therapy?

Neurofeedback therapy provides a mirror for your mind to adjust itself. Imagine an athlete watching footage of herself in a game or a musician watching a performance to learn how to better himself.

 

Neurofeedback allows the brain to see what brain waves need to be adjusted to increase efficiency and cognitive ability. Through analyzing the feedback you can work out your brain like a muscle. Focusing on certain brain waves in specific areas of the brain can help with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD, learning and developmental delays, addictions, depression and more. 

Learn more about neurofeedback therapy from Dr. Yvonne Tate.

Used with permission.

Why does neurofeedback therapy work?

 

Neurofeedback is based on two concepts: neuroplasticity and operant conditioning. Operant conditioning is the process of learning by reinforcement. Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to adjust and make lasting biological changes because of learning. So when you learn something, your brain literally changes. By using this concept, neurofeedback therapy allows YOU to take control of your own mind and make those lasting changes.

What is neurofeedback therapy like?

Neurofeedback therapy is a noninvasive treatment led by you. A brain cap is placed on your head in a the first session to create a map of your brainwaves as well as identify any communication issues within the brain. After gathering this information, the therapist can identify target areas for following sessions. Nothing is sent into your brain; rather, you learn to actively change your brain waves.

In follow-up sessions, a video will be displayed on a monitor while you wear the brain cap. When you adjust your brainwaves to a certain level—predetermined to help your specific treatment goals—then the movie continues to play or the screen will brighten. The movie will stop or darken when the measure is not met. Because you are actively making these adjustments you are literally working out your brain and strengthening it. Once your brain learns these new patterns it tends to remember it and continue to regulate itself.

 

Neurofeedback therapy consists of one brain-mapping session with 40 feedback sessions, and it works for both children and adults. Through real-time feedback and rewards you can create a long term effect on your mind and address the underlying mechanisms stopping your mind from working to its full potential.

What can neurofeedback therapy help with? 

ADHD

ADD
ASD

Depression

Stress

Anxiety

PTSD

Insomnia

Seizure conditions
Emotional and/or behavior disorders

Learning and/or developmental delays

Eating disorders
Addictions

TBI

Migraines

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