Is NFB only used alongside mental health issues?

Treatment right in your home? YES, so that your kids or parents are more comfortable.

Neurofeedback can also be used non-clinically for peak performance training, baseline data for sports players in case of head trauma/injury, certain sleep issues, and to track changes in brain function as a result of medication.

Is any electricity being put into my head?

No, no energy or electricity is put into your head. The equipment only “listens” to your brain waves.

How often must I attend neurofeedback sessions?

A minimum of 2 sessions per week.

How many neurofeedback sessions will I need?

Typically, 20 or more sessions are needed, but generally, less than 40 (for academic peak) depending on individual needs.  Generally, an observable change will require 20 sessions (ADHD, ADD, ASD, GDD, CP)

How long do the results of neurofeedback last?

Results will generally “stick” as long as positive mental and emotional environments and behaviors are maintained.

BEHAVIOR

While medication and behavioral interventions can do a good job treating the symptoms of children with ADD or ADHD, neurofeedback retrains the brain to regain better control and focus. This method is about building up the person, focused on the qualities they possess.

STRESS & ANXIETY

Anxiety is a common response to stress, and sufferers often feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and fatigued. Neurofeedback can help guide your brain to change how it responds to stimuli that disturb our physical or mental equilibrium.

PEAK PERFORMANCE

Concentration, focus and emotional control are key to achieving optimal performance in all fields. Athletes and business executives are taking advantage of neurofeedback technologies to learn how to utilize the full potential of their minds to reach their peak.

Over the years, certain neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) training protocols have been developed that are helpful with certain classes of problems such as attention, anxiety and depression, seizures and migraines, as well as cognitive function. There are a number of assessment tools we use to help us decide which protocols to use. These are simple neurodiagnostic and neuropsychological tests.

Through our years of experience with neurofeedback, we have reached the point of having very high expectations for success in training. When such success is not forthcoming, or if the gains cannot hold, then there is usually a reason for that which needs to be pursued. In the normal course of events, neurofeedback ought to work with everybody. That is to say, nearly everyone should make gains that they themselves would judge to be worthwhile. Our brains are made for learning and skill-acquisition. On the other hand, we are working with many families whose expectations have been lowered by their past experience. And they need to see progress before they will share our optimism. We understand that.It turns out that among the vast majority of clients (>95% in one clinician’s experience) the actual outcome exceeds the prior expectations. Against such low expectations, the changes that can be produced with neurofeedback may even appear miraculous. One EEG Biofeedback office has a sign on its front desk: “We expect miracles. If none occur, something has gone wrong.” What appears miraculous in all of this is really nothing more than the incredible capacity of our brains to recover function when given a chance. 

Is Neurofeedback equipment FDA approved? For what uses?

 We use BrainMaster, registered with the FDA and has two separate FDA 510k’s; however, not all neurofeedback equipment is registered with the FDA.