Neurofeedback (or EEG biofeedback) is a form of computer guided self-regulation training used to treat a variety of disorders such ADHD, depression, drug and alcohol addiction, and PTSD. Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback. Neurofeedback treatment developed from years of EEG research that shows that symptoms common to many disorders are associated with specific patterns of abnormal brain wave activity. QEEG-guided neurofeedback helps target specific brain waves believed to contribute to undesirable symptoms. During neurotherapy, you have 3-6 sensors attached to your head and ears that collect and send brain wave information to a computer for analysis and feedback. Neurotherapy often involves playing fun games, watching soothing imagery, or listening to pleasant music. You receive positive visual (through games, movies, graphs, etc.) and auditory (using music, sounds, etc.) reinforcement when your brain waves operate in desirable ranges. Although the sensors, computers, and wires can be intimidating initially, most of our clients find neurofeedback to be fun, peaceful, and relaxing. Please contact us for availability and cost.
- Neurofeedback is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment with little risk of dangerous side effects.
- Electricity is never sent to sensors during neurotherapy.
- Sensors only receive the brain's electrical activity and send it to the computer.
- Neurotherapy requires a significant time commitment since frequent practice of new brainwave patterns is required for sustainable change.
- You attend a minimum of 2 neurotherapy sessions per week for at least 45 minutes per session.
- Neurotherapy typically requires about 40 sessions, though 60 or more sessions are sometimes needed.
- Neurotherapy successfully treats a variety of conditions. However, no psychological or medical treatment works 100% of the time for all people, and neurotherapy is no exception.
"Introduction to Neurofeedback" June 2009. Details are here.