Neurofeedback is a computer based non-invasive, drug free learning strategy that helps to establish and maintain a state of balance within the brain. This state of balance is established by learning to regulate brainwave frequencies. Research has demonstrated that particular patterns of these frequencies can lead to either chronic negative thinking, low grade fear, anxiety, poor attention skills, and dysfunctional behavior or a state of general well-being, heightened mental clarity, optimism and a sense of peaceful contentment.
How Is Neurofeedback Done:
An individual sits or reclines in a comfortable chair and has sensors attached to their scalp. These sensors measure the electrical activity at specific sites in your brain. This information is then transferred onto a computer screen where feedback, via a computer game, is provided back to the client. Through this feedback, a client is able to learn which brainwaves to produce that help to establish and maintain physical and mental well-being.
What Is Neurofeedback Used For:
Because neurofeedback is so successful at helping to establish a state of balance within the central nervous system, it has wide application for treating the symptoms of numerous conditions such as:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Panic Attacks
- Mood Swings
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Sleep Disturbances
- Migraine and Tension Headaches
- Memory Disturbances
- Attention Issues
- Auto-Immune Disturbances (Lupus,Fibromyalgia, Crones)
*Long Term Results
*Beneficial for Adults and Children
For Further information about Neurofeedback please check out the following websites.
Recommended Books About Neurofeedback and Neuroplasicity:
A Symphony in The Brain, by Jim Robbins
Open Focus Brain: Harnessing the Power Of Attention To Heal The Mind And Body, by Les Fehmi and Jim Robbins
The Brain That Changes Itself , by Norman Doidge, M.D.