NeurofeedbackNeurofeedback

Neurofeedback is a technique in which we train the brain to help improve its ability to regulate all bodily functions and to take care of itself. When the brain is not functioning well, evidence of this often shows up in the EEG (Electroencephalogram). By challenging the brain, much as you challenge your body in physical exercise, we can help your brain learn to function better.

A better functioning brain can improve sleep patterns. When you sleep more efficiently, you are more alert during the day. It can help with anxiety and depression, and with syndromes like migraine or chronic pain. Secondly, it can be helpful in managing attention - how well you can persist even at a boring task. Thirdly, it can help you manage emotions. Emotions may feel like the real you, but your brain has a lot to say about how you feel and react. If emotions are out of control, that's trainable. If they aren't there – as in lack of empathy, for example – that, too, is trainable.

Finally, there are some specific conditions where the EEG Neurofeedback training can be helpful, secondary to a mental health condition or on referral from a physician, including seizures, traumatic brain injury, and autism. In these instances the training does not so much get rid of the problem as it simply organizes the brain to function better in the context of whatever injury or loss exists.