How Neurofeedback Can Transform Your Life
The activity in your brain determines everything you feel and do. While some people have reasonably balanced brain function, many suffer with brain imbalances that disrupt their daily lives. Neurofeedback can help by optimising mental and emotional well-being through targeted brain training. Whether you’re managing stress, seeking better focus, or aiming for peak performance, neurofeedback is a poweful tool for for improving mental health across all age groups.
What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a scientifically validated, non-invasive form of brain training. It uses the principles of operant conditioning and neuroplasticity, allowing your brain’s natural ability to adapt and form new neural connections to improve your quality of life.
QEEG Brain Mapping: Using non-invasive sensors on your scalp, we measure and monitor your brain’s electrical activity. This information helps us understand what might be affecting your well-being. A unique, personalised training plan is then created, based on these findings.
Real-Time Data Analysis: Your brainwave patterns are compared against an FDA-registered Z-score database. This enables immediate adjustments to your training plan, ensuring it’s tailored to your current neurological state.
The Client’s Experience
During a neurofeedback session, electrodes embedded into a cap measure your brain’s activity. Positive brain changes are rewarded, with visual and auditory stimuli, usually through your choice of tv shows or films, guiding your brain toward a more comfortable, efficient state. You’ll know immediately when your brain is nearing the desired state—the movie will play, the music will continue. Conversely, when your brain deviates from this state, the feedback loop will interrupt the stimuli, providing an immediate cue for correction.
Who Can Benefit from Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is not just for those who are suffering who have issues to resolve; it can also elevate performance and focus in high-performing professionals, and athletes, and help with children’s developmental and learning skills. It is a universal tool for symptom resolution for emotional and brain-based conditions across all demographics.
Just like physical exercise targets specific muscles, neurofeedback exercises your brain, helping it reach a more comfortable and efficient state And, much like any other skill, mastering it simply requires time and repetition. With neurofeedback, you can take control of your brain’s activity, making impactful changes in how you feel, function, and ultimately, how you live.
Neurofeedback helps your brain learn to focus and concentrate at will. This training helps strengthen your neural pathways and gain greater control over your mind.
ADDitude magazine published an interesting piece exploring this very question and noted that, while the studies to-date have not been fully blind studies, neurofeedback training has shown promise to help with some ADHD symptoms.
That being said, if you suspect you or your child has ADD or ADHD, your first step should be to consult with a doctor. You should also share your decision to try neurofeedback training as a complementary therapy with your doctor.
I didn’t tell (my daughter’s) teachers anything about her having sessions, and all of them commented on how well behaved and focused she’s been. She’s so happy, and so good in herself.
(He) is sitting still, paying attention, concentrating and getting lots of positive feedback which is helping to build his self esteem. A few students / parents have commented to me how different he seems / is behaving in class. He is more motivated and willing to work!