What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback. Biofeedback can be applied to any part of the of the nervous system. EEG biofeedback, or neurofeedback, is focused on the brain.
Though based in technology, neurofeedback is a 100% non-invasive, drug-free, brain training system that helps the central nervous system make the best use of your brain’s natural resources. The NeurOptimal® system is extremely powerful and effective, but truly holistic. That’s because nothing is forced. It doesn’t need to be, due to the neuroplasticity of our brains.
Biofeedback/neurofeedback has been around for almost 40 years, but has advanced greatly. It used to require a room full of computers and technicians. As technology has advanced, so has the interface. Today, neurofeedback can be far more easily, and less expensively, administered. That means client anxiety is greatly minimized.
We begin by identifying symptoms by frequency and intensity, so we can more objectively monitor changes as your training progresses. You’ll settle into a comfortable chair as five sensors are attached to your head that will feed your brain wave patterns into the program software.
You simply relax while listening to music and possibly watching a screen. You’ll hear occasional “skips” or interruptions in the music – this is the signal that prompts your brain to “reset” and optimize itself.
Even very small children can enjoy neurofeedback with only minor modifications. No effort is required on the user’s part. Other neurofeedback systems require the user to interact by playing games or solving puzzles during sessions. This additional level of interaction is unnecessary with the NeurOptimal® neurofeedback system. This means that certain clients, who might otherwise be unable or unwilling to participate, can still benefit from neurofeedback.
At the end of your visit, you’ll typically feel less stressed and more mentally clear. Many users experience deeper sleep and more vivid dreams after their very first session.