“Without the Institute, our boys would certainly be on the streets by now and headed for a life in and out of juvenile detention and later, prison.”
– Gary, Client/Parent
Neurofeedback helps with everything from sleep problems to reactive attachment disorder. And it’s drug-free, pain-free, and safe.
What is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, is a safe, painless, and noninvasive method to improve brain activity. Through images and sounds, neurofeedback “teaches” the brain to optimize function. We’ve learned through our research that brainwave frequencies relate to arousal, attention, mood, and consciousness.
A person’s brainwave frequencies make a difference in his or her daily life. Neurofeedback can help you or your child to focus more clearly and maintain attention and positive mood, among other benefits.
When do we use neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is used as an aid for optimal brain function. People can enhance performance or seek treatment for conditions and injury.
Neurofeedback helps resolve:
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Severe conduct problems
- Specific learning disabilities
- Sleep problems
- Teeth grinding
- Chronic pain
- Stomach pain
- Reactive attachment disorder
- Substance abuse
- Weight problems
- Secondary stroke symptoms
How can neurofeedback help with so much?
Neurofeedback can help with a surprising array of different conditions as well as enhance peak performance. Stated simply, neurofeedback impacts central brain regulation and subcortical regulators common to all of them. And once the brain learns, it doesn’t forget.
How is it done?
We interview you to obtain your health history, assess brain function, and understand your symptoms. Next, we send you to our trusted colleagues/neurofeedback specialists. They place comfortable sensors on your scalp and monitor brain waves with an amplifier and a computer that processes the signal and provides the proper feedback. You watch a video game or display along with audio signals.
If your brain activity reacts positively, the video games move faster, or some other reward is given. If not, the video game is inhibited. Gradually, the brain responds to these cues, learning new and optimal brain wave patterns. As a result, your brain maintains greater stability, greater flexibility and faster recovery from anything destabilizing.
For more information, please read Neurofeedback: A Treatment for Reactive Attachment Disorder. You may also contact Forrest Lien for more information.
You may also go to the EEG Spectrum International website to obtain many articles and links at www.eegspectrum.com.