What is Neurofeedback or Neurotherapy?
You take medications that have limited impact, don’t work, or have side effects.
You have been to therapists who have given you many strategies that you just can’t seem to implement.
Do you know why you act the way you act? Why are you anxious? Why you can’t seem to do things with ease, despite your best intentions? Why do past experiences seem to haunt your present?
Neurotherapy works in the pre-conscious world of brain function, where the habits laid down by years or decades of experiences have programmed you to respond with behaviors you would like to be different.
With gentle but persuasive training, your brain can be guided to discover new response pathways unreachable by other means.
Benefits of Neurofeedback Training
- Lessen triggers
- Lessen mood swings
- Improves sleep quality
- Reduces stress level
- Reduces depressive episodes
- Increases cognitive performance
- Improves attention and focus
- Alleviates migraines and headaches
- Improves overall occupational functioning
- Improves social behavior, communication skills, and executive control
- Mood improvement
- Fewer fear responses
- Lessen hypervigilance
- Reduces PTSD symptoms
- Provides emotional stability
- Helps people live healthier, happier lives
- Reduces the desire to use drugs in opioid addicts
- Better coping mechanisms in day-to-day situations
- Helps the brain learn to regulate itself in a healthier way
- Helps alcoholics and people in addiction treatment to maintain sobriety.
This video shows the vast and interconnected network of neurons that make you — you!
What to Expect During a Neurofeedback Training Session
Neurofeedback training is a type of therapy that uses brainwaves to help improve function. It teach the brain, over time, how to regulate itself better and to incorporate that new learning.
During a neurofeedback training session, sensors are placed on the head to measure brain activity. This information is then used to provide feedback to the individual so that their brain can learn to better control its own activity.
Neurofeedback training sessions need to be regualr and consistent, at least twice per week. The number of sessions needed depends on the person’s condition and goals for treatment.
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Infra Low Frequency
Since its discovery in 2006, neurofeedback in the infra‐low frequency (ILF) region of the EEG spectrum (below 0.1 Hz) has matured into a therapeutic method applicable to the full spectrum of mental disorders. Pioneered by Sue and Siegfried Othmer of EEGInfo, the Cygnet software we use to train these low frequencies is the most widely used and technologically advanced in the industry.
Deep within your brain are networks which communicate at extremely low frequencies. They manage the second by second stability and flexibility of your brain, the platform which determines your reactions to the outside world. If those networks are not functioning well, you will exhibit the symptoms of that disregulation– sleepless nights, anxiety and depression, migraines, impulsivity, compulsivity, and far more.
Rather than impose a predetermined outcome based on comparisons to other brains, it is uniquely individual, informing the client of their own brain’s internal activity and allowing it to take that information to make adjustments in its own best performance. That is exactly how it is evolutionarily designed, it just needs good information. The technology is used to provide exactly that, your job as a client is to allow your brain to witness its changing dynamics and make the corrections needed for better function.
Default Network Training
Default Network Training or DNT was conceived by Dr. David Kaiser, one of the world’s leading experts in qEEG analysis. Based on his unique analysis of brain function using a quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG), this type of neurofeedback trains specific parts of the brain (Brodmann areas) to balance their energy, for your best performance. Any over use or under use of regions of the brain will result in behaviors that impede that best performance and, using this technique, proper function can be found or restored.
All areas of the brain are targeted, from the deepest limbic structures, like the amygdala and the hippocampus, which regulate your most basic, innate responses, to the prefrontal cortex, the final arbiter of your everyday functioning. And everything in between.
In addition to our extensive intake questionnaire, we employ sophisticated measurement tools to measure your brain’s current and ongoing performance levels. Both to guide our training and to track your progress along the way.
Continuous Performance Test
Our QIK® test gives well validate performance measurements of your brains ability to quickly and accurately perform a Go/No-Go task.
This quantitative scaling self report allows us to measure and track your response to the training over time.
This 45-minute video-based cognitive assessment gives you and us valuable information about your current cognitive performance. It will identify specific areas of challenge, and our training protocols can be modified to address those issues.
A comprehensive look at diet and lifestyle issues that we know can impact the success of improving your overall health. The brain can only work as well as what you feed it and how well you take care of it.
Founder of The Balanced Brain Neurofeedback Training Center