What I love about Neuro and Biofeedback is that it is a non-invasive, non-confrontational, method of treatment that is effective in many ongoing physiological and neurological symptoms. In cases of PTSD, talking about feelings and emotions can be very difficult and stop someone from seeking treatment. However, with Neurofeedback we can let the brain do the work normalizing brain frequencies and states to initiate calm and peace. Talking and discussion come into play at their natural progression through the healing process and are not forced or even implied. It is your pace all the time where ever that may be.
Areas of treatment:
Feedback based on a computerized protocol
Operant conditioning is a process of increasing desired behaviors by rewarding their occurence. In EEG biofeedback, or neurofeedback, the desired behavior is an increase in certain types of brainwave activity. This activity is measured via the EEG and fed into a computer program where the therapist can determine what types of activity should be rewarded. The reward is then presented in the form of a computer game. When the person produces the desired brainwave activity, the game proceeds accordingly.
The EEG measures the tiny electrical traces of the neurons of the cortex of the brain. An amplifier is used to boost these signals so that they can be feed into a computer system. Certain brainwave frequencies are associated with distinct mental states. For example, concentration produces an increase in brainwave activity in the frontal lobes in a fast frequency range known as “beta.” Persons with ADHD, conversely, tend to have a higher than normal level of slow-wave activity instead, such as delta or theta.
Improved brain function
After a number of training sessions, the new brainwave behavior is well established. Progress is recorded with learning curve graphs, symptom checklists–and at times–with a follow-up QEEG.
State of the Art Technology
QEEG-guided neurofeedback makes use of a comprehensive EEG assessment in designing the training protocols.
Z-score neurofeedback provides the capability of training numerous metrics simultaneously, comparing brainwave activity to a normative database in real-time.
LORETA Z-score neurofeedback utilizes a 3-D localization of brain function—targeting the source of activity deep in the brain that traditional neurofeedback is unable to reach.