Boost your brain for 2020  - students can achieve Distinctions

(1) Good syncronised brain (isf neurofeedback) + (2) Good study skills + (3) Good Teacher  

  • You are reading this because you already have a good teacher (3) & for some study skills (2).  As a psychologist involved in study skills 1991, University of Victoria, Canada, I can tell you study skills is a must.  Now complete it with neurofeedback (1).
    Nature must combine with nurture.
  • All brains are created differently.  Some are blessed with well syncronized brain waves that makes understanding the day's lesson so easy while some are quite the opposite.
  • Neuroplasticity exist in all of us and all it needs is a boost/trained/tuned towards optimal levels.
  • Brain training increases neuro networks for the whole brain.  This is why you NEED TO TRAIN the whole brain.  (training just the frontal lobe is the weakness of head band therapy).
  • Good brain training will see electrodes being shifted to different locations, and with different combinations being applied onto the scalp to achieve syncronicity.  In practice we combine a 2-19 electrodes onto the scalp to "CONNECT", increase neuro connections taking into consideration the brain's amplitude, asymmetry, phase, coherence levels.

8 Ways Neurofeedback Improves Academic Performance.  Neurofeedback is effective for students of all ages. (you need to train the whole brain not just frontal lobes for focus.  You need to train memory  which most headband type of "training" neglect).

1.AttentionBeing a good student requires one to sit and listen during lectures and classes. Neurofeedback improves the brain’s ability to maintain attention for longer periods of time which directly impacts how much information is absorbed in any given class session. Neurofeedback is particularly necessary for students who struggle with ADD or ADHD, as it minimizes distractions.

 2. Focus – Students often face heavy workloads and long study hours during the day. Neurofeedback directly improves students ability to focus, making it easier to complete work with speed and accuracy.  This is called fluency or mastery .

3. Memory – Studying for certain subjects often requires a substantial amount of memorization for exams. Neurofeedback works to enhance the brain’s ability to absorb and hold information for easier recall in times of need.

4. Test Performance – If a student struggles with test taking in general, neurofeedback strengthens the student’s ability to focus while actually taking the tests, promoting better test outcomes. Test results are sure to reflect a person’s strengthened ability to memorize as well.

 5. Sleep Quality– The success of students is heavily determined by the amount and quality of sleep a person gets. The brain does not function at highest capacity if the brain is tired. This is especially important for a math exam.  Neurofeedback specifically improves overall sleep quality.

6. Anxiety Reduction –  ISF Neurofeedback is used to lower a person’s anxiety. When it comes to school performance, anxiety can be crippling, especially in times of high stress such as during final examinations. Training the brain to function calmly and effectively will reduce anxiety levels, setting a student up for success.  This is important for athletes too.

7. Mood Improvement The spillover effect of stresses of life outside of school do not disappear during the semester. If a person struggles with mood issues, such as depression, this will have a negative impact on school performance. When the brain is functioning more calmly and working at it’s highest optimum frequency, depression symptoms often decline and/or disappear.

8. Learning Disability Improvement – If your child or you struggle with a learning disability, school can be much more difficult with which to keep up. Certain tasks may take longer and may not register as easily. Neurofeedback works to reduce the symptoms of learning disabilities to ensure for better success. Each person has different, unique needs, which is why neurofeedback sessions begin with taking a quantitative EEQ brain map to pinpoint where in the brain these issues are initiating. The protocol for the neurofeedback sessions is then determined based on these individual needs.

Neurofeedback reduces stress for school teachers, increase clarity or executive functions.  School Teachers spend lesser time to grade assignments and have more time to relax after neurofeedback training.  Ask for ISF neurofeedback.  

 

How does brain training work?

Knowing exactly where to train is the key.

  1. Step 1 :  QEEG - quantitative electroencephalogram.  You can train when you can see where to train.  Is it focus, memory, comprehension, clarity of thought that requires training?
    (QEEG is a brain scan/brain mapping).

    PSLE Candidate doing well
  2. It takes 20 - 60 sessions (20min/session)
  3. This is not a miracle 24/hour pass test or exam.  Brain training builds neuro networks like building muscles, it takes time.
  4. If you cannot complete 40-60 sessions, do not start.  Training needs time to train all sites.
  5. All brains are different, hence 40-60 sessions to see a difference.

Stress, depression, meltdown?

This is due to the over activity and unregulated brain waves.  ISF Neurofeedback is the key to quickly reduce this over activity in the brain.  (Totally non invasive and drug free).
You will need 10 sessions done in 5 visits in 2 -3 weeks for effective calming.

Types of Neurofeedback training used here:

  • This type of  4 channel clinical Neurofeedback, ie. minimal 4 channels - 5 electrodes on scalp + 2 ear clips.
  • ISF Neurofeedback - 2 channel or 19 channel.  (This is the cutting edge of neurofeedback - I am the only licensed therapist in Malaysia & Singapore.

Many parents spend thousands of dollars on tuition per annum ( ISF NFB cost 20% of that).  Like building a muscle in the gym, the training last for years.
Once the student becomes intrinsically motivated, the rest is smooth sailing the brain waves.  

Charges:

  1. Package 1: 1200 (10 x 20 min sessions)  Note:  2 sessions will be done per home visit
  2. Package 2: $2000 (20 x 20 min sessions)  Note:  2 sessions will be done per home visit
  3. Package 3: $3200 (40 x 20 min sessions)  Note:  2 sessions will be done per home visit
  4. QEEG 3d scan:  $800 (Free scan after/post 40 sessions)  

 

Research Articles:

  • IQ - Neurofeedback.  Othmer, S (2000). Refer to changes in IQ of up to 23 points. Increase in TOVA scores (a common measure of attention and performance) for 85% of 726 students and 363 adults.
  • EMG and EEG biofeedback training in the treatment of a 10-year-old boy. Tansey, M. A. (1991) Australian Journal of Psychology, 43(3), 147-153. Average 20 point improvement in IQ for 24 children.
  • Neurofeedback Combined with Metacognitive Strategies. Thompson & Thompson (1999) Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedbck, Dec; 23(4)243-63). Average 12 point improvement in IQ for 111 adults and children.

Neurofeedback for sports:

Focus - relax - release

singapore sports school
Reduce anxiety, Increase focus... calm steady and ready to squeeze "one shot one kill"

Neurofeedback improves athletes focus and reduces anxiety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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