What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive method of direct brain function training. It is a type of biofeedback, and is also called EEG Biofeedback. The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) defines biofeedback as “a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance.. Neurofeedback is an non-invasive, and drug-free therapy that strengthens desired brain activity. Although initially used to treat epilepsy, the beneficial uses of neurofeedback have expanded to include various neurological disorders including ADHD, PTSD, autism, anxiety, depression, sensory issues, migraines, and insomnia.
How Does It Work?
Neurofeedback, in a few words, is a non-invasive method of retraining the brain by taking advantage of its ability to learn new information.
The process: Electrodes are placed on the client’s scalp to record and amplify brainwaves that control auditory, visual and/or tactile feedback. With this, positive patterns can be strengthened, to overcome negative ones, thereby giving the brain a chance to be retrained. In general, neurofeedback training requires a minimum of 20 sessions, each session lasting bout 30-50 minutes.