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How to Stop Bad Habits with Neurofeedback

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Bad Habits and Neurofeedback

At Neuro-Wave, we can help your brain change its patterns so that you can break free. Neurofeedback makes the brain and body stronger, better able to stick to your goals, and helps improve willpower.

We do this by finding the parts of the brain that are out of sync. We help get your brain back in rhythm, so it naturally becomes easier to stay calm. This helps you stay away from the habits you have relied on to make you feel better.

We use qEEG Brain Mapping to map your brain and then target the areas that are stuck in addictive or damaging patterns.


Birdcage with a cartoon Brain insideWhere Do Habits Come From?

According to neuroscientists at MIT, they have found, “that a small region of the brain’s prefrontal cortex, where most thought and planning occurs, is responsible for moment-by-moment control of which habits are switched on at a given time.” [1]

If you feel like you can’t break bad habits, whether it’s your cellphone, food, alcohol, or drugs, rest assured that it is possible to rewire your brain and learn how to stop bad habits for good. Neurofeedback can help. 

Bad habits stick around when your brain is out of sync. Oftentimes we know when a habit is doing us harm, yet we think we lack the willpower to do anything about it. Neuroscience has shown what can help get rid of bad habits.

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How Do Bad Habits Affect Our Health?

Bad habits can affect your health negatively, such as a poor diet or sedentary lifestyle. Binge eating, or simply taking comfort in eating unhealthy foods, can have negative long term consequences on your health. This is often a common habit that can be broken with the right help. Neuro-Wave focuses on the brain to help break bad habits.


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Bad Habits Can Affect the Family 

Bad habits can affect friends and family. If you find yourself spending more time on these bad habits than connecting with family, then it is time to take action. Maybe your friends or family have raised concerns, but they were met with defensiveness, cynicism, and arguments. You want things to change, but your brain keeps getting in the way. There are steps you can take that may be able to help you break these bad habits and feel more in control of your actions. 

How to Stop Bad Habits with Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive treatment that helps people break bad habits and addictions. If you are ready for change, reach out now! We can help. Call (253) 205-5762 to learn more about Low Energy Neurofeedback and Neurofeedback, and how they can help you.


[1] Trafton, Anne. “How the brain controls our habits | MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology.” MIT News, 29 October 2012, Accessed 25 January 2022.