The actual treatment process is known as neurofeedback. Many people come to us with a lot of assumptions about what neurofeedback is and how it works, but put very simply neurofeedback is a learning process for your brain. We are teaching the parts of your brain that are dysregulated to not overreact or respond inappropriately using a reward based system.
Using rewards we teach your brain by having you play different games and provide valuable stimulus in order to teach your brain how to regulate and monitor itself through “feedback”. This all happens as we monitor your eeg in real time by placing three or more electrodes directly on your scalp. Similar to learning a new language it takes time and repetition for your brain to learn how to create new pathways, new brainwave activity, and flexibility within itself. Your clinician will help guide this process, but your brain does all the work for you! We have many clients that describe it as the most relaxing part of their day.
What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, is the process of measuring the brain’s electrical activity in real time and using the results as feedback to help teach self-regulation of brain function.
The Importance of Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback is a training program for your brain that teaches it to function more efficiently. Through neurofeedback therapy, we are able to attach sensors to the specific part of the brain that is functioning abnormally to measure the brain’s electrical activity, as well as provide clients with biofeedback so they are rewarded when their brain is functioning as it’s supposed to. These brain exercises train your brain to function differently and ultimately address the symptoms we are are trying to alleviate.
Neurofeedback at NeurOptimize
At NeurOptimize, our dedicated and caring staff will use the information obtained from the qEEG to determine the root cause of unwanted symptoms in order to target the associated brainwave frequencies. Once sensors are placed in the targeted areas on the scalp, clients will play games that use different types of feedback (auditory, visual, or tactile) to communicate with the brain. During these brain exercise games, our clients are enabled to alter their brainwaves to promote desirable brain performance.
You no longer have to suffer. Train your brain to function more efficiently with our neurofeedback services. Schedule an appointment at one of our Denver, Boulder, or Fort Collins locations.