NEUROFEEDBACK

Questions and Answers

What Is Neurofeedback?
How Is Neurofeedback Done?
Who Benefits from Neurofeedback?
How long does the treatment take?
Are there any adverse side effects?
How can I get more information about Neurofeedback?
 


 


 


 

What Is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is a technique designed to teach people how to control their brain waves. Many individuals with attention problems are producing more slow brain waves (theta) and fewer fast brain waves (beta). Since slower brain waves indicate mental drifting and faster brain waves are associated with concentration, individuals are trained through neurofeedback sessions to increase their fast brain waves while reducing their amount of slow brain waves.


 

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How Is Neurofeedback Done?

Neurofeedback is a user-friendly procedure by which brain wave activity is detected. Using a computer and video displays, individuals are able to learn how to control their brain waves. You are rewarded for producing fast brain waves (concentration waves) and inhibiting slow brain waves (drifting waves). As you train yourself to control your brain wave activity you are at the same time strengthening your attention, concentration, and learning abilities.


 

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Who Benefits from Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is beneficial for just about anyone wishing to improve their concentration level.   Training sessions can be customized to meet an individual's needs.

Neurofeedback can be used by ADD sufferers to learn how to concentrate. The technique is also useful for advanced concentration and peak performance. 

Neurofeedback also has the potential to improve your learning ability, behavior, school grades, self-esteem, job performance, and overall interactions with others.


 

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How long does the treatment take?

The average length of neurofeedback training is 50 sessions. Although benefits can be noticed after approximately 10 sessions, you need to continue neurofeedback to ensure that you have learned the appropriate skills. Two sessions per week are required until sufficient progress has been made. By the end of the 50 sessions, the person is weaned off the procedure. The benefits of neurofeedback last beyond the neurofeedback sessions.


 

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Are there any adverse side effects?

NO. Neurofeedback, unlike the commonly prescribed stimulants, has no negative physical side effects.

Moreover the training appears to produce permanent alterations in learning and behavior.


 
 

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How can I get more information about Neurofeedback?

You can visit my Neurofeedback page

 


 
 
 

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