Also known as EEG biofeedback, neurofeedback utilizes an electroencephalogram, a fancy word that translates from the Latin to “electric head picture.” This “picture of the brain” allows the therapist to read the electrical activity occurring underneath the scalp generated by the brain. Then, it gives real-time feedback about how the brain is functioning. This helps clients gain awareness and control over their brain function.
How It Works
Neurofeedback training or therapy operates under operant conditioning, or positive and negative reinforcement. Through reinforcement, the brain is “rewarded” when specific brain states are achieved. However, there is no reward when the desired brain state is not met. Over time through neuroplasticity, the brain learns to produce the rewarded brain states. This redefines a client’s baseline level of functioning.
People with conditions such as Autism, ADHD and ADD, anxiety, and PTSD are able to make incredible progress towards better brain health. Similarly, neurofeedback therapy has a proven track record of helping those with chronic pain to live more rewarding lives with less pain. This can benefit from anyone with fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other painful conditions. Other people have experienced a complete recovery from traumatic brain injuries, migraines, and OCD. Neurofeedback can treat a huge range of conditions. Please reach out to us if you have questions about neurofeedback therapy.
Is Neurofeedback Safe?
Absolutely. The brain continues to grow, learn and adapt throughout life. With neurofeedback, the brain is safely engaged in new patterns of activity and connectivity that promote neuroplastic changes. This improves brain function and neurochemistry. The result is experienced as shifts in behavior, decreased symptoms from conditions, and overall increased quality of life.
Types Of Neurofeedback Training
- Z-Score Training
- sLORETA Training
- Traditional Neurofeedback
Our clinic utilizes the QEEG Pro databases and Neuroguide in our practice. This equips us to accurately assess and interpret QEEG brain maps. There are several kinds of neurofeedback training that we offer here at Neurofeedback Services Of New York including Z-score, sLORETA, LORETA, and traditional neurofeedback.