About Neurofeedback Training
Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback. It's a training process that uses technology to provide you with more information about what your body is doing than your ordinary senses provide. This "feedback" helps you learn to use your mind to develop greater control over your body or, in the case of Neurofeedback, your brain.
EEG Biofeedback is also known as Neurofeedback.
Electroencephalogram (EEG): The EEG is a moving image that represents the general state of the central nervous system.
What is Biofeedback Therapy?
Treatment based on the fact that any physiologic mechanism that can be "fed back" to an individual's awareness can be controlled by that individual.
What is Neurofeedback Therapy?
Virtually all physiologic processes are governed by the brain. Therefore, by gaining control over the brain's processing function (as seen from the EEG), a person gains control over the primary mechanics of their psychophysiology.
What Neurofeedback Training Can Do For You And How:
It's simple. The quieter the brain, the easier it is to attend. The deeper the attention, the better you learn. Raise the level of your attention measurably, absorb more information, earn better grades.
Increase your ability to deeply relax, minimize pre-competition jitters, and develop a sharper focus with appropriate visualizations. These abilities are characteristics of great athletes.
Relax and unfold unconscious material, access creative imagery, and reduce wasted energy while increasing focus. Relieve chronic pain.
Reducing stress, quieting the mind, and focusing attention allows you to process and synthesize information and complicated facts more thoroughly and effortlessly. Experience a new level of awareness and increase your ability to transform stress into a productive mindset, enabling you to think more clearly and creatively.
In Personal Growth
Neurofeedback training is a form of electronic mirroring that allows you to get to know yourself better. Learn to deeply quiet the mind. Particularly well suited to those interested in the classic mindfulness and meditation models.
Healthy Brain Waves
Individuals with healthy brain wave patterns feel good most of the time, recover quickly from stressful events, and are also physically healthier. When a person is ill or injured, electrical messages to and from the brain become blocked. This can cause changes in brain wave patterns making the brain unable to tell the body to make necessary chemicals that keep the body in balance. Some people are born with unhealthy brain waves, which can cause them to have learning disabilities or cognitive/behavioral problems.
There is much scientific interest being generated internationally by the continued research into the application of EEG biofeedback to attention deficit/hyper-activity disorder, addictive disorders, post traumatic stress disorders, closed head injury, asperger's syndrome, autism, some forms of epilepsy and pain management. In addition research is underway for many other health applications.
Neurofeedback Treatment Procedure
The staff at Alpha Behavioral Care are experts in the proper administration and use of EEG Neurofeedback equipment. The actual procedure is completely painless and consists of simply placing sensors on your scalp and ears which then send your brain wave information to a computer. The computer screen shows you what your brain is doing. When your brain sends a healthy pattern to the computer, you will see visual displays and a tone will be heard. With time, your brain will automatically start to produce healthier brain waves. Healthy brain wave patters allow your brain to release the right chemicals in your body to keep you happy, healthy and balanced. In certain instances, we supplement neurotherapy with medication for optimal results.
To repeat, during EEG Neurofeedback, nothing is put into your brain; the sensors merely monitor your brain's activity. We cannot read your mind, or change any of your beliefs but we can help you have a better understanding of what is happening physiologically to your body when you are stressed.