Neurofeedback is a relatively new biofeedback technique that focuses on helping a person train themselves to directly affect brain function. A reputable and scientifically proven technique practiced by specially trained practioners, neurofeedback, is a gradual therapeutic learning process that takes time and focus.
A neurofeedback treatment session is typically conducted at least once a week by a trained professional who acts as an active and supportive guide and teacher. Electrodes are applied to the individual’s scalp, which allow the patient and therapist to “listen in” on brainwave activity. A computer compares your brain activity to targets or goals for you to reach. Sounds and images tell you immediately when your brain reaches your goal and when not – when you are activating or suppressing the target area of the brain. Through this simple method, a client learns how to quiet their mind by using their your own brainwaves. Individuals learn how to manage symptoms of depression, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, sleep disorders, headaches, migraines, and other emotional issues by managing how their brains function. Best of all the process allows persons to manage these concerns without medication.