What is Neurofeedback?
How Can Neurofeedback Help You?
If you are struggling with any of the following then Neurofeedback CAN help you!
A Traumatic Experience
Experiences that overwhelm or scare us can leave a lasting impression. The symptoms can leave us stressed, depressed, and have negative consequences for our work and home life.
People who struggle with depression often feel down for extended periods. They lose interest in activities that they once found pleasurable. Depression negatively affects millions of Americans each year. Stress and anxiety are related, but often confused. Stress is tension associated with a specific event (e.g. a test or a job), while anxiety is a non-specific worry about the future. To find relief, people with anxiety may turn to repetitive routines, preoccupations, or addictions.
Feeling understood and understanding one’s partner is what allows couples to deeply share one another’s lives. Often, couples struggle with communication issues, which actually mask deeper relationship issues.
Low Self Esteem
Self-esteem is a feeling of personal worth. It is important to be able to value yourself regardless of your current state of personal achievement, beauty, or intelligence. Your self-esteem creates the foundation for a full life, great relationships, and a feeling of well-being.
Trust plays a vital role in sustaining a relationship. People trust differently. For some, trust is established quickly, while others are slow to grant trust. Similarly, some are able to forgive quickly, while others find it hard.
Conflict resolution is an important part of any relationship. Conflict plays a vital role in allowing two people to reconcile differing needs. Unfortunately, when conflict is handled poorly, it can cause distress in the relationship.
Benefits of Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback works by training the brain to be more flexible and resilient.
This is done by interacting with the brain and offering the brain the information it needs to function gracefully.
You can think of all of the things you do everyday as requiring different states of consciousness or awareness, from being alert and focused all the way to being asleep. Great flexibility is required to shift your various states of awareness seamlessly from one task or activity to another continuously throughout the day.
A lack of flexibility can adversely affect your performance and your mood, and leave you feeling drained and stressed at the end of the day.
Most of us also, only have a very limited number of states of awareness available to us, not being able to access states of consciousness that utilize higher frequencies. A truly flexible mind allows you to respond appropriately to an increased range of situations and environments.
Do you have trouble relaxing after work or getting to sleep?
Do you have trouble being focused and on task during the day?
This is often related to your brain being stuck in the big slow frequencies, and not shifting smoothly among many higher frequencies as you move through your daily activities.
Resilience is the ability of the brain to bounce back from negative events.
These negative events may range from an argument, a bad day at work or something more severe like the loss of a loved one or physical or emotional trauma. A resilient brain returns to its baseline quickly and does not sabotage itself by remaining stuck on repetitive self-critical thoughts or negativity.
Individuals with resilient brains report being happier people with more joy, peace and flow in their lives.
Eliminate Stress and Anxiety – for Good!
Neurofeedback monitors your brainwaves and gives subtle cues to the brain when it isn’t functioning smoothly.
When the brain is performing fluidly Neuro Feedback plays music or a movie and when the brain’s activity begins to become inconsistent or less smooth the music and image is interrupted momentarily.
The interruption gently cues the brain that it isn’t performing optimally. Sounds simple. That’s because it is simple. The power is in the mathematics that lie at the heart of Neurofeedback.
All of the learning happens outside your conscious awareness. Your brain learns when it’s stuck and when it is jumping around inefficiently.
As your brain begins to operate more efficiently, Neuro Feedback adjusts itself automatically in response to your brain’s activity, individualizing the training microsecond by microsecond to your own brain’s functioning. In this manner the learning continues based on your brain’s response to the training.
Think of Neuro Feedback as a personal meditation teacher, or a dance or martial arts instructor, that points out and corrects your form as you train.
As you get better, the level of difficulty increases automatically. With practice your form naturally improves and becomes more fluid, helping you become more effective in your personal and professional lives. Your life begins to flow.
Many users have referred to Neurofeedback as yoga, or a gym, for the brain. In fact, it is as simple as giving yourself some “downtime” before, during or after your busy day – all you do is relax in a comfortable reclining chair – most of my clients like to use it as their “naptime” that they never gave themselves before
..and Neuro Feedback works perfectly each time whether you want to stay awake or take some downtime and have a nap. You will awake feeling refreshed and calmer than you have in a very long time.
Others in your life are often the ones to see your progress before you do. In the end, it is always how you are doing in your life that counts. To hear more about the experience of others please review our testimonials or contact us.
The brain is the center of our central nervous system. It is a sophisticated command and control center that is responsible for controlling all the other systems in your body.
It receives and processes information from your body and the environment and enables you to process and store information and formulate appropriate responses, much of it without your conscious awareness.
This is all made possible by a vast and wonderful neural network. It is estimated that the human brain has 15-33 billion neurons and each neuron may have as many as 10,000 synaptic connections.
Neurons communicate with each other using electrical signals. The electrical signals emanating from the brain are measured as brainwaves. The frequencies of the brainwaves tells us a lot about the state of the brain at a given moment.
The Science of Neurofeedback and How it Works!
Have you ever watched a video tape of yourself giving a speech or perhaps a presentation?
Did you learn a lot about yourself? No doubt you did.
This is called “The Observer Effect” – observation changes that which is being observed – and this is how Neurofeedback helps your brain present a better you.
How does observing apply to Neurofeedback and help you with your individual concerns?
It may remind you of Quantum Mechanics – but it is an easy concept when you think about watching a video of yourself, doesn’t it?
Well it is, Neurofeedback is simply a playback to your brain in order to show it how it is operating and performing – once your brain can “see” itself, it changes to improve – just like you do when you’re watching a video of yourself – being the observer.
Neurofeedback is a mirror for your brain to show itself it doesn’t need to worry or stress out. After 30 minutes of relaxing in a comfortable chair listening to music (our ears hear 3 times faster than our eyes see, so we show your brain a mirror of itself through sound), you leave feeling as if you just had a week of vacation!
And your life will love you for it! Your relationships will improve and your life will improve!!
Neurofeedback is non-invasive and no ‘effort’ from you is required.