What is Neurofeedback?
What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a gentle and non-invasive training process which uses information from brain- wave monitoring plus feedback to alter patterns of behavior.
What are the benefits of Neurofeedback?
In this fast-paced world, the strain of balancing personal, work and spiritual interests is challenging. The ability to handle stress and maintain resilience is crucial. Many issues can impair that resilience. Neurofeedback helps people discover and develop their resilience in this uncertain world. People use this training to increase their functioning capacity…in their careers, relationships, sports performance, meditation practice or personal issues. It can also improve your memory, clarity and creativity.
Successful results have occurred with a wide range of issues: attention deficit and learning challenges; insomnia and sleep regulation; depression; anxiety; panic attacks; migraine; pain management; self-esteem; substance abuse; chronic fatigue; menopausal concerns; and more.
Method and Length of Treatment
Though our Neurofeedback technology is sophisticated, the sessions are relaxing and simple. Sensors containing a conductive paste are placed on each side of the head as well as two on each ear. No electrical or other input is used. The sensors pick up impulses from your brain and these impulses are relayed into our computer. Your task is simply to watch a video image on a monitor while you listen to music. (There is a selection of sound and video to suit your taste) When our computer program senses that your brainwaves are outside of the optimal range, the music and video will stop briefly. Your central nervous system, which orients around difference, will automatically shift your brainwaves to restore the sounds and images. No effort is required on your part. All you need to do is relax in a comfortable chair. In fact, conscious effort will usually interfere with a natural progression toward brainwave harmony.
The number of sessions required varies but usually ranges from 20 to 36. There is no standard answer to the number of sessions required to achieve individual goals. Indeed, there are some people for whom Neurofeedback is not the most effective tool. Some individuals will reach their outcome in 5 to 10 sessions — some people will have 60 or more. Ideally, you would be able to have two to three sessions weekly. However, if you have busy work and/or family commitments, it is possible to have only one session per week.
After a few Neurofeedback sessions, users report feeling more focused, calm and centered. They work faster, more efficiently and experience a significant reduction in physical complaints. They’re less bothered by doubts and insecurities and are more apt to experience confidence and satisfaction. Nagging, upsetting thoughts simply drop away with no effort on the user’s part. Free from distraction, the brain can focus on the present and naturally discover the best way to tackle the task at hand.
For individuals without challenging symptoms, pain or mental distress, Neurofeedback can improve healthy functioning, physical prowess, athletic performance and professional skills. By increasing focus, concentration, balance and attention, many individuals find themselves working more efficiently, achieving more with less mental effort. It feels like things just got easier, what athletes refer to as “being in the zone” or other people call being “in the flow”. People often report experiences of synchronicity increasing after a few Neurofeedback sessions. It also seems to improve relationships although this is not an area there are any guarantees for!
Neurofeedback research: http://www.eeginfo.com/research/research_text.html
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