What is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback, is an innovative treatment that involves giving real-time feedback to an individual about the way their brain is functioning. In doing so, neurofeedback allows the individual to make changes to keep their brain operating in an optimal state.
Changes in the way an individual's brain is operating is measured by the brain’s electrical activity, or more specifically, their brainwave frequencies. Our brainwaves contribute to the way we all think, feel, and act. And irregularities in your brainwave frequencies can lead to a number of difficult-to-deal-with symptoms.
What does neurofeedback treat?
Neurofeedback can be used to treat mental health disorders, brain injuries, and neurological conditions such as:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attachment Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Mood Disorders
- And more
Anyone who is interested in improving their overall cognitive function can also benefit from neurofeedback therapy.
How does neurofeedback at home actually work?
Remote neurofeedback, which you practice at home, works very similarly to clinic-based neurofeedback training. To begin, you’ll complete a qEEG brain mapping procedure. This can be done at your clinician’s office or remotely.
A qEEG brain map will help identify areas of your brain that could be contributing to the dysfunction. Here at Braincode Centers, we use the findings of your brain map and an in-depth intake form to understand your unique state of mind, symptoms, concerns, and goals to create a customized training plan.
Next, you’ll receive a home neurofeedback device from Neuropeak Pro, one of the industry’s leading providers of remote neurofeedback coaches and equipment. Once you’re ready to begin your training, you’ll want to find a quiet, calm space in your home that’s free from distractions.
Adjust the headset snugly around your head and your brain training coach will guide you through your first training session. And your training sessions will be very similar to how neurofeedback therapy works at our office. When your brain is operating in an optimal way, you’ll be rewarded with an auditory or visual cue, such as music or a video.
Through operant conditioning, your brain becomes aware of desirable and undesirable outcomes (which is the presence or absence of a reward) and works towards achieving the desired outcome. This helps create new neural pathways and brainwave patterns, which helps reduce your symptoms over time.
Your brain training coach will check in with you regularly and make adjustments to your personalized training plan as needed.
Learn more about home neurofeedback devices
If you’re interested in learning more about home neurofeedback devices, reach out to us at Braincode Centers. We offer remote brain training with top-of-the-line equipment and coaches.
Contact us today to learn more about our offerings and how you can get started today.