Neurofeedback works to reduce dysfunctional brain wave patterns, increase brain connectivity and functionality, and optimize brain health. It is a safe and effective treatment option for many mental and neurological conditions including: ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, stress disorders, PTSD and other stress related disorders, headaches, head injuries, sleep issues, stroke recovery, and peak performance.
How does Neurofeedback work?
Neurofeedback is a process of recording brain EEG signals and selectively feeding information back to the brain to encourage the brain to function more efficiently. Conventional neurofeedback is an operant conditioning process whereby the brain is directed to make certain changes and rewarded when it does so. This typically is based on brain map recordings. An emerging approach is not guided by a map, but rather, relies on the brain’s innate ability to self-correct. Neuromodulation works in a similar way, but does not require input from the brain. Both approaches are effective as evidenced by pre and post QEEG brain mapping.
Direct Neurofeedback is a form of passive ultra-low power stimulation feedback that is a primary modality for resetting the brain by gently nudging it out of stuck patterns. Using an adhesive paste, electrodes are attached to the scalp, the mastoid bone behind each ear, and the back of the neck. The device records the dominant EEG frequency and feeds back to the brain a tiny pulsed electrical signal at a variable frequency offset. The client cannot feel the signal, but the brain perceives it and begins to re-organize itself in a more efficient and flexible manner. The positioning of the electrodes provides a whole brain treatment. This is a simple, non-invasive way to tap into the brain’s natural neuroplasticity and its innate wellness memory.
Clinical trials with retired NFL players suffering from the effects of repetitive head trauma, established the efficacy of this approach. Many players felt a positive shift during the first treatment. After 20 sessions, the researchers found significant symptom reduction and normalization of their brain maps. The positive results are lasting and there are few, if any, minor temporary side effects. Clinical practice in many clinics has produced positive results for a wide variety of presenting conditions for young and old alike.
The Neurodynamic Activator is more commonly called the pROSHI, or master teacher. It is a photic stimulation approach to neuromodulation. By presenting a complex random flash pattern mimicking a flexible efficient brain, the brain will go into an error detection and correction mode. Because the signal is constantly changing the brain cannot entrain on a particular frequency. This results in the brain becoming dis-entrained from dysfunctional patterns. The pROSHI is a great stand-alone or complement therapy to neurofeedback treatment.