Neurofeedback—What’s it all about? Can it help with anxiety, depression and ADHD?
This amazing new technology has proven effective for treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, fibromyalgia, migraines and a host of other disorders. How does this happen?
We start with completing a brainmap that consists of applying EEG sensors to the head and measuring the brainwave frequencies. It is there where we find the inefficiencies in the brain such as the brain operating too fast where anxiety is often present or the brain operating too slow which is common with depression. The brain map will provide a guide to show what brainwave frequencies need to be trained up or down to normalize the brainwave activity.
Once the brainmap is obtained, brainwave training will begin. This is a form of operant conditioning—-establishing a new, more efficient and effective neural pathway. This is done with the client listening to music or watching a video. When the brainwave moves into the desired new zone, an auditory or visual reward is given. The brain “likes” these rewards and the new pathway is encouraged to stay in this new pattern. Repeated training conditions the neural pathway to become the new norm. Once this happens, symptoms of disorders begin to be reduced and eventually can become significantly reduced or eliminated.
For more information, contact our Neurofeedback Practitioner, Pamela Key for complimentary consult. [email protected] or (706) 425-8900 Ext. 702