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Neurofeedback Therapy Offers New Option

Chau Nguyen, LMSW :: Dec 2, 2011 ::

What is Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback Therapy, also called Electroencephalogram or EEG Biofeedback, is a non-invasive, drug free, painless learning strategy that trains your brain.  Our brains can learn to be more adaptive, efficient and effective.  This has huge implications for overcoming life’s struggles.

Think of it like exercising at the gym. When we exercise, our bodies become stronger. With neurofeedback therapy, we teach our brain to self regulate, restoring us to healthy states.

We can help children, teens and adults living with...
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Asperger’s
  • Learning Differences
  • Emotional Self-Regulation
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Addictions
  • Anger / Rage
  • Migraines / Headaches
  • Sleep Issues
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain Training

A typical training session takes 35-40 minutes, once or twice weekly.  You or your child’s unique brain waves are monitored through an EEG while playing a specially designed computerized video game or program. Basically, the process allows you to watch and change the brain wave activity in specific areas associated with a particular difficulty.

Your brain does the work.  As your brain is rewarded through a video game, the brain wave patterns are actually changing themselves in the desired direction.  These changes enhance mood, thinking, and positive behavior.

Brain Mapping

Everyone’s brain is unique.  In order to know what areas of the brain to train, we must first “map” your entire brain.   We can see what is going on in your brain and compare the data to that of a larger, non-symptomatic population.  With this information, we design a brain training plan personalized to you.

Brain Train Results

We often see noticeable improvements in clients within ten sessions. However, additional sessions may be recommended based on your needs. With sufficient training and learning, results can be lasting and often permanent.  

Medication / Other Therapies

Neurofeedback is used as both a stand-alone form of intervention, or as an adjunct to medication and other forms of therapy.  It often results in a reduced need for medication, or discontinuation of medication, depending on factors including the severity of the condition.

Effectiveness

Neurofeedback therapy was developed and researched by scientists and NASA engineers in the late 1960’s.  In the last thirty years, there have been more than 1,000 published journals supporting its effectiveness.  The
research continues to emerge.  

In 2000, Harvard neurologist Frank Duffy noted…"The literature … suggests that EBT (EEG Biofeedback Therapy) should play a major therapeutic role in many difficult areas. In my opinion, if any medication had demonstrated such a wide spectrum of efficacy it would be universally accepted and widely used.”

Start Today

At LifeTrek, our trained clinician is here to get you started.  Are you or your child ready to unleash your potential brain power?