Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Neurofeedback Work?

Neurofeedback means ‘brain’ (neuro) and ‘input’ (feedback). First, we identify the problematic brain patterns. The ones causing your symptoms. Then our specialized computer system teaches your brain how to find your healthy pattern, utilizing operant conditioning. Over time, the brain learns to stay in a healthy performance pattern. After training, it can stay there without the aid of technology. Basically, the computer teaches your brain to improve how it is functioning. Symptoms decrease as the brain works better.

The result… the brain is better able to regulate itself. This way your mind and body perform better. This, in turn, can reduce symptoms and restore balance and vitality. Unlike many other treatments that only medicate the symptoms, neurofeedback therapy gets “under the hood” to help restore balance at the source. Through neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to create new neural pathways over time,  Neurofeedback encourages the brain to change for the better. As such, many patients report optimization and a reclaimed life, months and years after ending the therapy.

What Happens During a Neurofeedback Session?

Neurofeedback Therapy capitalizes on Neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to heal itself through this learning process. The brain receives a reward in the form of auditory and visual feedback when it has proper brain signal use. Louder sound is the auditory feedback. At the same time, a brightening of the computer screen visually gives feedback to the person. If the person’s brain does not use the new better brain pattern, the audio decreases and the screen becomes dim. This is the lack of a reward. When the brain is using the new, better pattern the screen plays brighter and audio louder. In this way, the brain learns to improve its performance by working for the rewards and avoid the negative feedback.

How Do I Know If Neurofeedback Therapy is Working?

Improvement is measurable. The first signs of improvement are better thinking, feeling, and behavior. Emotional and self-regulation improve. You set goals at the beginning of your neurofeedback program and you will get to track your progress.  Neurofeedback Therapy is measurable at Brain Work Centers because of the use of the highest grade equipment that exists. We can, together, measure your results throughout your training program.

Each visit for Neurofeedback Therapy records a performance graph of your brain functioning. Thus, you can see within each session and across sessions as your brain signals and brain patterns are changing. With the change in pattern comes relief of symptoms. This is not a linear process.  Like a Rubik’s cube many changes are occurring to reach your desired results.

What is a Neurofeedback Session Like?
Sessions are quite pleasant. Once you are reclined comfortably in a chair you watch a video and relax. The advanced technology reacts to your brain pattern and plays brighter or dimmer accordingly. The brain bio-sensors are ‘read only’. They DO NOT put anything into your brain. They simply pick up on the brain signals and produce the feedback to help your brain learn to work better. In fact, your brain learns to produce more of the desired brain pattern and less of the undesired one. Through this simple method, your brain learns how to reduce brain patterns associated with low performance that creates problems like ADHD and anxiety. At the same time, it increases brain patterns associated with optimal brain function for calm-focus. This technique is much like physical exercises that strengthen and develop specific muscles of your body. Neurofeedback strengthens your brain’s muscle. The more your brain is exercised it reaches a new, healthier, stronger performance pattern. Like any new skill, it simply requires feedback and practice. After your session, one of our Neurofeedback team members will show you the graph produced by your session so that you can clearly see how your brain performed and improvements of brain functioning over time.
How Long Are Neurofeedback Sessions?

Sessions are approximately 35 – 40 minutes. Our skilled technicians apply sensors to your scalp and then the computer system does all the work.

Does neurofeedback work?

When and imbalance is detected and neurofeedback  is preformed, brainwave frequencies are optimized for improved function, health and wellbeing.  See our client testimonies. 

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