Neurofeedback Therapy

What is Neurofeedback?

Neuroscientists now understand that the human brain has the capability to adapt and develop new living neurons by engaging in new tasks and challenges throughout our lives. A growing body of research demonstrates that the brain can be taught to self-regulate and become more efficient through neurofeedback (NF).

Neurofeedback is a form of direct training of brain functioning. The brain is observed in action moment to moment and is rewarded for changing its own activity to a more optimal pattern. This is a gradual learning process.

The theory behind Neurofeedback is that neurological dysregulation results when the brain is using the wrong brainwave, at the wrong time for the wrong task. This causes a state of neurological over-arousal, under-arousal or instable-arousal, some examples of which are in the table below:

      Over-Arousal   Under-Arousal   Instability 
    Anxiety
    Anger
    Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms
    Insomnia
    Impulsiveness
    Distractibility 
    Depression
    Lack of Concentration        
    Difficulty Waking                            
    Fatigue

     
    Migraine Headaches
    Seizures
    Bipolar Disorders
    Fibromyalgia
    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
                          

Neurofeedback has been found to be effective as part of comprehensive treatment of a range of clinical presentations, including symptoms of, but not limited to:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Migraines
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Tinnitus
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Peak Performance
  • Tourettes
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cognitive decline
  • Chronic Pain

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