How does neurofeedback work?
Neurofeedback is not a medication. It is an intervention therapy used to reduce or eliminate a variety of cognitive, emotional, and physical symptoms. It trains your brain to function more efficiently and effectively. Through the use of special equipment, we observe the brain in real time and then show the brain its own activity. The brain is rewarded by changing its activity to more favorable patterns.
We apply electrodes to the scalp to observe brainwave activity. Nothing goes into the brain, we simply observe the brain and the ebb and flow of this activity is shown back to the person in the form of a video game or movie. Eventually the brainwave activity is "shaped" toward more desirable, more regulated performance. The frequencies we target, and the specific locations on the scalp where we listen in on the brain, are specific to the conditions we are trying to address, and specific to the individual.
What is a neurofeedback session like?
Neurofeedback is non-invasive and it does not hurt. The electrodes used to detect and read the brainwaves are applied on the skin of the scalp with hypoallergenic paste. Once the electrodes are in place the client simply watches a movie or plays a video game while the neurofeedback takes place. The neurofeedback lasts about 30 minutes and clients may notice changes immediately or within 24-36 hours after treatment.
What Symptoms Can Neurofeedback Help Reduce?
The following is not a complete list. If you do not see the condition you are interested in listed please contact Taylor for a consultation to see if neurofeedback may be right for you.
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder- PTSD