What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, is a system of training the brain to reach a desired outcome. Using neurofeedback, the brain can be taught subconsciously how to regulate itself in order to diminish unwanted mental, emotional and/or physical disregulations that can occur throughout our lives.
Neurofeedback provides immediate information to your Central Nervous System (CNS) which is the "control center" for your entire body and regulates how your body will function. Imbalances in your brainwave activity significantly impact the ability of your CNS to function properly.
Neurofeedback training balances and regulates your brain wave activity thus allowing your CNS to function at its optimum. This is a natural, medication-free approach that allows your brain to regulate from the inside out.
How Does Neurofeedback work?
During training, sensors are placed on your scalp and earlobes. The sensors record the electrical patterns coming from your brain – much like a physician listens to your heart from the surface of your skin. No electrical current is put into your brain.
Your brainwave patterns of activity are compiled by computer software and multiple reports are generated to be interpreted by the neurofeedback provider. A training plan is then developed.
By showing your brain healthier patterns (via auditory and visual feedback), it learns to regulate, recondition and retrain itself. The brain gradually develops the ability to maintain that behavior by itself. It’s like taking your brain to the gym for regular workouts.