Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays of brain activity to teach self-regulation of brain function.
This ability to measure and monitor the brain’s activation level in response to different types of stimulation provides brain health clinicians insight into identifying pathologies, deficits, or deviations from the norm, and in turn, devise a brain training program of neuro-conditioning exercises.
Neurofeedback exercises are designed to target improvement in specific functional areas of the brain: motor planning, auditory imagery, expression, language comprehension, executive function, spatial orientation, or visual processing. Neurofeedback and neuro-conditioning can improve sleep patterns, help with anxiety and depression, and help relieve migraines or chronic pain. It can also be helpful in managing attention and emotions. Neurofeedback training can also be helpful in the treatment of seizures, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and autism.
“I was on so many drugs (Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Wellbutrin, Clonidine, Risperdal, Trilepal). I have no friends and always got into trouble at school. After neurotherapy I feel calm and happy. Life is better, I have friends, I am doing good in school. I get along with my parents and siblings better than ever before. I am off almost all of my medication.”
— 19-year old male, anger issues and impulsivity
“It changed my life! I found freedom from prescription medication, insomnia, anxiety, fear, bipolar mood swings, and anger. It opened my brain and allowed me to connect with a higher power. My entire life has improved so drastically. I no longer feel like I am disconnected. I have control over my emotions. Even my balance and coordination improved!”
— 25-year old female, bipolar disorder
“Neurotherapy has given my life back. I was so depressed and lethargic, I had to force myself to get out of bed in the morning. Now, I am up each day with a smile on my face, raising my daughter like I always wanted to!”
— 30-year-old female, depression and ADD
How It Works
Neurofeedback training measures brain activity like brain waves and helps you make more or less of certain patterns. It can change the way one area of the brain talks to another, and allow you to change attention, emotions, and behavior. With neurofeedback, your brain changes itself, and when it does, you can improve issues in the brain. Neurofeedback also improves performance, which can help anyone, including athletes, business owners, and students. Instead of helping you think, neurofeedback changes your brain. With neurofeedback, you can discover how changing your brain can change your life.
Neurofeedback works by placing sensors on your brain in order to measure your brain activity. The system gives you feedback based on how alert you are. For example, you may be playing a video game or watching a movie. You learn to change what is happening on the screen by changing your brain activity, learning new patterns. Your brain learns and remembers these patterns and measurable changes occur after brain training.
Once your brain learns from neurofeedback, you don’t tend to forget it, just like learning to ride a bike. And the changes you make from neurofeedback can have a profound effect on other areas of your life, including your attention span, mood, migraines, and more.
If you or someone you know could benefit from neurofeedback or the other types of brain training we offer here at NeuraPerformance Brain Center in Denver, contact us today!
Neurofeedback at NeuraPerformance Brain Center in Denver
Neurofeedback scanning and training are safe, non-invasive, and painless. In a typical session, you will sit in a comfortable chair, in a quiet room, in front of a computer screen. You will wear a cap that houses electrodes; these electrodes are positioned to correspond to the areas of the brain you will be training based on the plan developed from your initial scans. A video with sounds will play on the screen. As you watch the video, your brain “responds,’ and you will receive visual and auditory reinforcement based on your responses.
For example, you may be “driving a car” on the screen, and the activity in your brain in response to what you see will determine if the car stays on the road, veers off, or crashes. The “better” you drive the car, the more visual and auditory “rewards” you are presented with. Brain activity is displayed on the screen allowing you to read, understand, and influence brainwave activity.
Ultimately, neurofeedback and conditioning translates to improved brain performance, normalized behavior, and stabilized mood and overall well-being. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a consultation.