Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback in which individuals learn to improve their brain function. It involves placing small sensors on the scalp and observing changes in the individual’s brainwave activity on a computer program. By visibly observing your brainwaves, we are able to compare these measures to that of healthy and/or high functioning individuals. We utilize that data and together, train your brain to create new pathways. The goal of analyzing brainwaves is to have the individual being treated learn to regulate or control his or her own brain states. Having the ability to find certain brain states when needed, allows individuals to function within certain situations in a more comfortable way.
Conditions that are effectively treated with Neurofeedback and are backed by research are but not limited to ADHD, insomnia, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and minor TBI (traumatic brain injury). Neurofeedback is also used to help improve athletic performance, concentration, memory, enhance creativity, problem solving, reduce performance anxiety, and increase self-confidence.
I believe that adding Neurofeedback to our practice gives us the ability to help individuals with their health on a new level. By having Neurofeedback accessible to patients, it allows individuals to get the mental health that they desire in a direct and impactful way. Neurofeedback has the capabilities to help individuals in many different ways – whether there is a struggle with anxiety or a desire to have better focus, Neurofeedback can be a helpful tool!