What is Neurofeedback?
LifeWork is partnered with Revitalizing Brain to bring you Neurofeedback.
Neurofeedback utilizes a non-invasive technique for monitoring and normalizing brain wave activity. It is used to affect broad regulatory action of the brain, resulting in improvements in mood, attention, self-regulation and self-control, sleep, energy, and stress.
How does Neurofeedback work?
Neurofeedback uses operant conditioning to train the brain to produce more or less of specific frequencies. The sensors read the brain wave frequencies in real time; no stimulation is used. As these are achieved (either lower or higher) the brain receives a reinforcer. Over time, these reinforcers train the brain to stay in the certain desired range. For example, when a brain produces too much beta, a person often feels anxious and worries or ruminates. Neurofeedback can train the brain to produce less beta, thus allowing the person to feel more calm and relaxed.
Eventually the brain learns to stay in the healthy ranges without the reinforcer (reward stimulus), which is why the changes will be gradual. Ultimately, this is achieved by reconnecting functional pathways in the brain.
This video explains the techniques behind neurofeedback and its possible benefits for mood, attention and self-regulation.
What can you expect?
You will meet with a therapist to complete an initial evaluation. A report (Clinical Q) will be generated and read by your therapist. Those results will be shared during the following session. A tailored approach to match your self-report and the Clinical Q will determine where to begin—and you will be oriented to the process and begin training that day!
Conditions such as depression, anxiety and Attention Deficit Disorder usually respond well. Neurofeedback can also be used in combination with trauma therapy to address traumatic event(s). Overall, Neurofeedback typically takes 20-40 sessions for noticeable and lasting results. Most people train between 1-3 times per week for best results for 50-60 minute session times.
Receipts will be provided for insurance reimbursement.
Interested in learning more about Neurofeedback? Contact Revitalizing Brain at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (314) 737-0020.