Neurofeedback is a safe, non-invasive process which can improve life for many people with debilitating neurological symptoms. Research has shown that people of all ages can see dramatic improvement in the following:
- ADD and ADHD
- Brain Injury
- Chronic Pain
- Addiction and more.
Neurofeedback is not an instant process. It takes time for the brain to change and learn over multiple sessions. But eventually people can reduce or eliminate their reliance on medications. Neurofeedback has been proven to change the brain.
Neurofeedback has 3 main goals:
- Identify irregular brainwaves (Alpha, Beta, Delta and Theta).
- Guide those brainwaves back into regular patterns.
- Teach the brain to maintain regular patterns permanently.
Neurofeedback works primarily by monitoring brainwaves on the surface of your head. To start, small electrodes are placed on your scalp with tape or a cap. These electrodes have a paste on them which makes it easier to pick up brainwave patterns. For the next 30 minutes, you get to watch a movie of your choice, listen to your music or listen to an audio book. That is all that is required of you.
Neurofeedback is non-invasive, uses no drugs and does not involve any radiation.
During a normal session the computer is monitoring your brainwaves, looking for any that are out of the normal range. When it finds one, the system triggers a response that changes the movie or music. This change is not annoying, but it is subtle enough to get your attention and make you focus more.
Refocusing corrects the irregular brainwaves, which then move into the normal range. At that time the movie or music will resume normally. This process is called Operant Conditioning. Over the course of multiple sessions, the brain eventually learns to make healthy patterns on it’s own. At that time, no further neurofeedback sessions are needed.
If you’d like to learn more about neurofeedback and if this therapy can help you find solutions, please fill out the form below to request an appointment or visit our Clear Mind Center of Carolina website.