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What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a form of brain exercise designed to strengthen internal regulatory networks. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment by monitoring brain waves. We reward shifts toward a more appropriate and stable brain state by giving the client information about the brain's activity in the form of success in a video game. The brain responds to reward-based learning, each individual is challenged at their own level. It is pleasant and relaxing, a gradual learning process. Our goal is to guide the client to the brain state where they feel the most comfortable: alert, mentally and emotionally calm, and physically relaxed. The response to this training process is often quick and profound. With adequate reinforcement the effect can last a lifetime.
How is Neurofeedback done?
How neurofeedback works... To read the brain wave activity sensors are attached to the scalp with EEG paste. It is painless and does not involve the application of any voltage or current to the brain. A computer processes the brain waves and extracts information from them. We show you the ebb and flow of your brain waves, and the information we obtain from them, in the form of a video game. We instruct you how to play the game using only your brain waves. (Everyone can do it.) The specific brain wave frequencies we reward and the sensor locations on the scalp are unique to each individual.
"Neurofeedback is a non-invasive intervention which has been shown to enhance neuroregulation and metabolic function. In contrast to behavior therapy, positive outcomes as a result of neurofeedback training are achieved over the course of several months rather than a year or more of intensive training. Neurofeedback has no adverse effects while psychopharmacological interventions...are associated with side effects. Outcomes of neurofeedback training are maintained over time and do not reverse after treatment is withdrawn."
-Robert Cohen, Ph.D.
How it works...
Self-regulation training enhances the function of the central nervous system, improving mental performance, emotional control and physiological stability. This process helps individuals who are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, brain injuries, migraines, ADHD or insomnia. The goal of self-regulation training is symptom relief. For individual's with developmental disabilities we can exercise and strengthen specific areas of the brain. We often see significant developmental gains in areas such as self-control, social and educational skills, IQ, sensory processing, speech, and coordination. Neurofeedback is most well known for its success with ADHD. Recent research on neurofeedback for autism spectrum disorder found an 89% success rate with a 40% reduction in core symptoms as the result of twenty neurofeedback sessions. With additional sessions greater gains can be achieved.

How can neurofeedback be successful with such a wide range of conditions? The brain is the central control mechanism of the nervous system, impact the function of the brain and you can impact everything from sensory processing, to behavioral and emotional control, sleep, movement, pain perception and learning. Many of our clients are able to avoid, reduce or eliminate medication.

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