What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback (NFB), also called EEG biofeedback, is based on electrical currents in the brain. The goal is to regulate and thereby, optimize brain function. For example, if the brain is under-functioning in an area, such as we see with depression or low mood, NFB increases faster brain waves and decreases slower brain waves in that area of the brain. The result is improved mood, as well as overall functioning.
Electrodes are placed on the head; the number and location depend on the issue being treated. Clients attempt to maintain a state of “relaxed focus” while they watch a display on a computer monitor. Feedback is auditory (more beeps when the brain is responding well) and visual. Videos about neurofeedback and the treatment process are available online.
Neurofeedback has been demonstrated to help with a variety of issues, including:
- Depression, low mood
- Anger, oppositional behavior
Neurofeedback provides a way to reduce the issues that stand in the way of a fuller life. Combined with traditional counseling techniques, NFB is a highly effective way to improve performance, address life issues, and move forward in achieving your desired goals.
Neurofeedback has been researched for more than 50 years. Below are links that will launch a search using Google Scholar of the most recent research publications on neurofeedback and these selected topics.
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Pediatric Autoimmune Neurospsychiatric Disorders (PANS and PANDAS)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Run your own search using Google Scholar.