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The Brain on Neurofeedback

What is Neurofeedback?


Neurofeedback is helping people of all ages and abilities improve their levels of concentration, achieve their potential, and enhance their mental health. Neurofeedback helps people recovering from injuries and decreases symptoms using drug-free, non-invasive state of the art technology to train the brain to improve itself.


For many, Neurofeedback has only recently been “discovered” but it has been around for decades. Over the course of 40 years, literally thousands of research studies have been done that have proven Neurofeedback’s power in addressing a variety of disorders ranging from epilepsy to autism and migraines to ADHD.


Neurofeedback is simply a way to train the brain. Neurofeedback uses information from an electroencephalogram (EEG) to show the client real-time electrical patterns generated in their own brain cortex. The goal is to return the brain to a state of whole system homoeostasis or balance of activity.


Neurofeedback training enables the individual to modify ineffective patterns, improving the brain's electrical activity for more optimal functioning. Clients report feeling calmer, clearer and less reactive after brain training among many other symptom reductions.



What Happens In A Session?


I will attach special sensors to the head that will measure the brain’s electrical activity. The sensors signal only go one direction, from the head to the computer, there is no electrical activity going back into the head from the sensors. The feedback the brain receives back from the computer is all audio feedback.


As the session starts, music plays though headphones or speakers. The client will begin to hear “skips” or interruptions in the music – this is the feedback signal created by computer that prompts the brain to “reset” and optimize itself.


During the training session the brain will do all the work, while the client simply relaxes and enjoy some free time. Clients can read, or even take a nap during the session and the computer and the brain will do the work in the background. The appointment will take about 1.5 hours total, with the computer program training the brain for 30 minutes.


At the end of a session, clients report feeling less stressed and have more mental clarity and focus. Clients often experience deeper sleep and improved well-being after their first session. Many clients notice improvements after just a few sessions, but repetition is needed to make results last long term.



What Does Neurofeedback Typically Help With?


Symptoms related to:

  • ​ Anxiety and Stress

  • ADHD/ADD

  • ​ Autism and ASD

  • Depression

  • Addictions

  • Vertigo and Dizziness

  • ​ Chronic Pain and Migraines

  • Sleepless Nights

  • Head Injury and TBI

  • Seizures

Many people, including myself, have experienced the benefits of Neurofeedback training including resilience to stress, improved sleep, and mental clarity.


If you are interested in more information or booking an appointment, contact me by email at cassie@optimalbrainbalance.com.






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