What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is an exciting applied science where psychology and physiology meet. Neurofeedback training focuses on the brain and takes into account behavioral, cognitive, and subjective aspects as well as brain activity. When you give the brain information about itself, it has enormous capacity for change. Neurofeedback provides the brain information, almost instantly, and asks it to make adjustments. The computer used acts as a high-tech mirror, giving simultaneous feedback about the brain and rewards the brain for reaching optimal brain wave patterns targeted to address the problem. Whether symptoms are caused by ADD/ADHD, a learning disability, head injury, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, autism, cognitive dysfunction associated with aging, or other brain-related conditions, neurofeedback training directly retrains the electrical activity patterns in the brain. The exciting thing is that even when a problem is biological in nature, neurofeedback can provide an option for those who want an alternative treatment to medication.

Who is using Neurofeedback?

Generally people who are experiencing symptoms of or have been diagnosed with the following disorders use neurofeedback:

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Depression

  • Conduct Disorder

  • Migraines

  • Sleep Disregulation

  • Epilepsy

  • Substance Abuse

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Cognitive Impairment

  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

  • ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

  • MTBI (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury)

  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Increasingly, neurofeedback is also being used to facilitate peak performance in executives and athletes. We can also help to maintain good brain function as people get older. The good news is that almost any brain can be trained to function better.