Neurofeedback is the brain receiving back information on what it is doing from the outside through modalities such as vision, sound or vibration. How the brain works and the electrical activity associated with this depends on feelings, thoughts, moods and sensations that form connections between brain regions or networks. A regulated brain will have these connections working in harmony. Neurotherapy has been shown to be effective in addressing dysregulation due to concussion, cognitive function, memory and sleep problems, ADHD, PTSD and depression as well as with traumatic brain injury.
During neurotherapy the function of the brain is assessed using mainly quantitative EEG recordings, which provides information on where abnormal activity is present in the networks by comparing to a population standard. From this assessment neurofeedback protocols are set up that compare the brains EEG rhythm with that of the standard and provides feedback to the brain via sight, sound or vibration. Operant conditioning is providing positive feedback, such as hearing music when the brain activity falls within the set range and the music lowering when the brain activity is outside of the norm.
Neurofeedback has been found to be effective in a wide range of conditions including ADHD, anxiety, depression and PTSD. Please speak to our staff or healthcare professional for more information.