Neurofeedback is a therapeutic intervention used to treat conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, sleep problems, PTSD, stroke, concussion, and other neurological issues. By training the brain to achieve more balanced activity, it can contribute to improved emotional regulation and behavior.
What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback therapy, also known as neurotherapy or EEG biofeedback, is a type of therapeutic technique that aims to help individuals self-regulate their brain activity. It’s based on the principle that the brain’s electrical activity, measured through an electroencephalogram (EEG), can be modified to improve various aspects of mental health, cognitive function, and emotional well-being.
Just as a mechanic can assess the condition of your car, neurofeedback uses technology to assess brainwave activity. This technology provides insights into where the brain isn’t functioning properly, such as in dysregulation caused by trauma. It then uses sounds or visual cues to reorganize or retrain these brain signals to respond optimally. Through this process, clients can learn to regulate and improve the way their minds function and relieve symptoms of various mental health issues.
During a neurofeedback session, electrodes are attached to the scalp to monitor brainwave patterns. These electrical signals are then displayed in real-time on a computer screen. Clients can see their brainwave activity and learn to modulate it consciously. Neurofeedback therapy is used for various purposes, including improving attention, reducing anxiety, managing depression, addressing insomnia, and enhancing overall cognitive function. It has also been used in the treatment of conditions like ADHD, PTSD, and epilepsy.
Neurofeedback evaluations can reveal if only a specific area needs to be fine-tuned, such as in the case of a stroke, or if certain neural hubs need to be treated, such as in cases of a concussion or PTSD.
Neurofeedback treats symptoms by addressing root causes. It looks for what specific brain pathways are out of harmony and then can apply a wide variety of methods and tools to specifically treat an individual’s issues.
Can Neurofeedback therapy Help?
Interested in how neurofeedback can help you? Check out our video series! Dr. Carl Schwartz discusses the background of neurofeedback and how it was developed to help people train and modify their traditional brain activity to impact thinking, behavior, and motivation.
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