Modern neuroscience has shown us that we have more personal control over our brain than we ever thought possible. We can change attitudes, beliefs, emotional states, and behaviour; all by using the power of neurofeedback.
Brainworks offers a range of neurofeedback therapy programmes designed to help our clients benefit from the power of neurofeedback training.
Whether you are experiencing issues with focus and organisation, or sleep quality and anxiety, we have a training programme right for you.
Our programmes are also suited for those looking to maximise their performance in any area, and as a proud training partner of Team GB countless athletes have already taken advantage of the many benefits offered by professional neurofeedback training.
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Neurofeedback Research & Reading
Whether you are new to neurofeedback training or someone more familiar with the benefits offered by this form or brain training, there is a wealth of research available which will help you understand more about how neurofeedback therapy works and helps people in a huge variety of ways.
Below we have listed just some of the research and reading that will be of interest to anyone looking to learn more about neurofeedback training. Looking for more? Check out our neurofeedback research page.
Neurofeedback Resources for Beginners
The resources below provide a nice introduction on neurofeedback therapies.
Neurofeedback Resources for Professionals
Neurofeedback professionals will find the below resources of interest.
- Getting Started with Neurofeedback by John N. Demos
- Quantitative EEG, Event-Related Potentials and Neurotherapy by Juri D. Kropotov
- Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation by James R. Evans and Andrew Abarbanel
- Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback by James R. Evans and Andrew Abarbanel
- Evidence-Based Practice in Biofeeback and Neurofeedback by Carolyn Yucha
Peer Reviewed Resources on How Neurofeedback Training Can Be Applied
Neurofeedback therapy has many applications and can help clients in many ways. We have included just some of the peer reviewed research across a wide range of neurotherapy applications below:
Neurofeedback and Addiction
- Burkett, V. S., Cummins, J. M., Dickson, R. M., & Skolnick, M. (2005). An open clinical trial utilizing real-time EEG operant conditioning as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of crack cocaine dependence. Journal of Neurotherapy, 9(2), 27-48.
- Callaway, T.g., Bodenhamer-Davis, E. (2008).Long-term follow-up of a clinical replication of the Peniston Protocol for chemical dependency. Journal of Neurotherapy12(4), 243 – 259.
- Fahrion, S. L., Walters, E. D., Coyne, L., & Allen, T. (1992). Alterations in EEG amplitude, personality factors and brain electrical mapping after alpha theta brainwave training: A controlled case study of an alcoholic in recovery. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 16, 547-552.
Neurofeedback – Anxiety and PTSD
- Brody, S., Rau, H., Kohler, F., Schupp, H., Lutzenberger, W., & Birbaumer, N. (1994). Slow cortical potential biofeedback and the startle reflex. Biofeedback & Self-Regulation, 19(1), 1-12.
- Egner, T., & Gruzelier, J. H. (2004). The temporal dynamics of electro encephalographic responses to alpha/theta neurofeedback training in healthy subjects. Journal of Neurotherapy, 8(1), 43-57.
- Fisher, S. (2007). Fpo2 and the regulation of fear. NeuroConnections Newsletter, January 2007, 13, 15-17.
Neurofeedback – Attention Deficit, Autism and Asperger’s
- Alhambra, M.A, Fowler, T.P, & Alhambra A.A. (1995). EEG biofeedback: A new treatment option for ADD/ADHD. Journal of Neurotherapy,1(2), 39-43.
Pineda J. A. (2014) Neurofeedback training produces normalization in behavioural and electrophysiological measures of high-functioning autism. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. June, 369(1644) Abstract
Steiner N. J. (2014) A pilot feasibility study of neurofeedback for children with autism Applied Psychophysiological and Biofeedback. June, 39(2), pp. 99-107. Abstract
Knezevic, B., Thompson, L., & Thompson, M. (2010). Pilot project to ascertain the utility of Tower of London Test to assess outcomes of neurofeedback in clients with Asperger’s Syndrome. Journal of Neurotherapy, 14(3), 3-19.
You will find a more comprehensive list of peer reviewed studies which cover the application of neurofeedback therapy solutions across a wider range of uses on our Neurofeedback Research page.
A neurofeedback training session is quite pleasant, since you will be sitting comfortably in a reclined chair while the sensors listen to your brainwaves.
Since you will be working with a qualified neurotherapist one-on-one, the process will be straight-forward and stress free.
Some media (a video, music, or game) will tell you when your brain is meeting the training target vs when it is not, so you can learn how to move your brain in new ways.
Neurofeedback training is completely safe and non-intrusive.
Similar to how muscle strengthens after lifting weights, our neurofeedback training solutions strengthen your neural pathways thanks to our tailored exercise plans.
No one has been harmed by neurofeedback training in its 40 year history.
Like any new skill, the results of neurofeedback therapy compound over time.
Normally you will notice improvements even after your first few sessions, although these may be shorter in duration. With more consistent training, you will find that the benefits last longer.
We tend to work on the basis that most new clients will notice their initial changes within the first 4 to 6 training sessions, although a minimum of a dozen sessions are recommended for longer lasting results.
Of course, how soon and intense you notice changes will also depend on which neurofeedback equipment you use. More complex systems can yield results soon, whereas the use of simpler systems can mean that you don’t notice changes as quickly.
We work with all of our clients to tailor our training programmes to meet your most important goals, so you can expect to meet those goals discussed at the start of your training program.
Outside of those goals, many clients report the below changes:
- Regaining the vitality they had previously before other things got in the way.
- A feeling of being more comfortable in one’s own skin.
- More alertness whilst also feeling more relaxed.
Of course neurofeedback therapy is all about doing away with old habits and helping you better deal with the challenges and stresses that come up in day to day life. The results will be unique to you and your initial goals, but with the right training they can be long lasting.
Since neurofeedback training is similar to physical exercise, you are likely to notice some common side effects like initial tiredness and fatigue.
You are training your brain in a new way, and naturally mental tiredness can be experienced especially after your first few sessions.
Keep in mind that, since you are not putting anything into your body or brain whilst neurofeedback training, you will not experience any side effects like you might from medication.
For those with more serious emotional conditions or trauma, you may experience some increase in old familiar feelings initially before these pass away and reduce for good.
If you have any questions about what might happen during and after your first few sessions, get in touch with our team of neurofeedback experts.
The total cost of your neurofeedback training program will depend on how many sessions you decide on. We recommend a dozen sessions at the minimum to ensure longer-term results.
Below is a rough breakdown of our neurofeedback UK pricing:
- QEEG Assessment (90 mins) – £285 *required before all sessions
- 12 Sessions Starter Course – £1,650
- 20 Sessions Standard Course – £2,650
Still have questions? We have a more comprehensive list here of questions that people commonly ask before their first neurofeedback session.
Our Neurofeedback Process
Below we have provided an outline of what the neurofeedback training process looks like. Keep in mind that your training programme is tailored to your unique goals and objectives.
1. Goal Setting & Programme Planning
You will start by working one-on-one with our neurofeedback experts to identify your key goals and objectives, and tailor your programme to meet them.
2. Neurofeedback Training Sessions
Next you will actually do the neurofeedback sessions which will work to strengthen your neural-pathways and essentially exercise your mind.
3. Making New Neural Nets Dominant
In the weeks following your sessions you will be making new neural nets dominant over old ones, by making healthier changes and making decisions which align with your personal goals.