Research has shown neurofeedback to be an effective intervention for ADHD and epilepsy. It is a promising, non-invasive modality to lessen insomnia, anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, depression, substance abuse, traumatic brain injuries and more. It can improve concentration, memory, cognition and creativity, focus, self-confidence and performance in sport, on-the-job and in the arts.
Neurofeedback works by providing visual or auditory or tactile feedback to a client based on client brain wave patterns. A technician sets up conditions of training (much like a personal trainer would adjust a weight machine or resistance on a bicycle to fit the physical fitness of a client), adjusting the modality, location and strength of the training feedback.
The goal of training with neurofeedback is to reduce symptoms and patterns of mind and body related to brain function. Training rewards brain wave patterns that establish better brain balance. For example, a child or adult with inattention or impulsivity may train with sensors placed on the forehead, connected to a computer which plays a movie when the brain is within a desired range. But, when the brain wave pattern is out-of-the desired range, the movie or game stops or shrinks, and the sound fades. Based on the repeated “learning” through this feedback process (the movie shrunk when the child wasn’t paying attention), the client learns to produce the desired change in brain wave patterns. Thus, symptoms begin to change as the brain restores or learns the healthy brain wave pattern.
Neurofeedback can be used with children, adults or seniors. It is an effective alternative to medication, or may be used in conjunction with medication and/or nutritional supplements, or as an adjunct to psychotherapy since it can impact emotional processing, release trauma patterns and enhance a sense of well-being. A qEEG brain map is recommended prior to neurofeedback to guide training. Training is not recommended for individuals on psychoactive medications, alcohol or marijuana; please read the Consent Form to learn more about contraindications for neurofeedback training.
At Better Brain Balance, we use the BrainMaster Discovery and the Clear Mind Center NeuroIntegrator2 for neurofeedback training. We have found these to be the powerful and effective. Typically, 20-40 training sessions are needed, but this will vary for each individual. Training involves 2-5 sessions per week, 10-45 minutes of feedback per session. In our practice, training sessions are generally scheduled for 60 minutes.
In the hands of a trained neurofeedback provider, there are few, if any, negative side effects reported in the literature, or in our clinic. Most clients find the trainings enjoyable and engaging. Our practitioners are certified in Neurofeedback by the BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance), qualified professionals who have received hundreds of hours of training.
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“I’ve been receiving Neurofeedback and nutrition counseling from Lori Miller for sleep issues and fatigue for about 3 months. Although my issues aren’t fully resolved, I’ve seen significant improvements. Where I used to struggle to make it thru the day, I now have consistent 5-star days where I amaze even myself! I am running again, and have more energy than I have for years!
Lori is a very caring and dedicated and knowledgeable health professional. She’s spent considerable time outside of my training sessions researching my concerns to help me understand my options. Never failing to help me find an answer to each question I asked, no matter how small. She has a gift for making me feel very supported. I recommend Lori to anyone seeking improved health.”
“I worked with Lori Miller on a daily basis doing neurofeedback for the better part of a month. When we started, I was plagued by recurrent memories that caused anxiety on an almost continual basis. Although my wife was persuaded after several weeks that the neurofeedback was making a major difference, I wasn’t convinced of a lasting benefit until the end of the process. At that time, something happened that was financially shocking. Ordinarily, I would have veered into a mental rehashing of similar situations along with a large amount of self-blame. I would also have imagined the various negative potential consequences, again and again ad nauseam.
While I did engage in some self-blame, there was NO anxiety. I found this shocking. Instead, after an afternoon spent in sadness and distractive activities, I found myself focused not on frightening scenarios but instead on specific things I could do to reverse my fortunes. This has continued now for 3 days. Needless to say, this kind of shift should prove quite valuable–and not just financially. It would be easy to miss such a profound change because something unwanted is just gone.
I’d also like to say that Lori is a delight to work with. She is extremely attentive to her client’s welfare, caring, patient in explaining the technical aspects, and views the client as a whole person. She integrates the neurofeedback with an impressive knowledge of nutrition and diet, and weaves them together seamlessly into a prescription for self-improvement.
I think that most people would benefit from a series of sessions with Lori, and I am delighted that she has joined Dr. Fred’s practice.
I started going to Lori because I was diagnosed with RSD/CRPS after I fractured my wrist and hand, and I wanted to do everything I could to improve my condition. After doing my initial brain map, I saw Lori several times a week for a couple of months, and am confident that the sessions helped my hand. As a “bonus,” I feel better overall, and learned a lot about the way my brain works. Lori took the time to research my condition and look for any possible ways to get results. Lori is a wonderful person to work with, and I highly recommend working with Lori.
I just did a big grocery shopping and didn’t feel dizzy and confused and exhausted, all because of your brain training.
What’s even more amazing is before that I had gone to a long church service. And last night I went out to a concert, to which I drove. And before that I purged lots of things from my clothes closet and dresser. And before that I went for a one hour walk. And the night before that I went to an evening meeting. And before that I cooked a big meal. And before that I spent hours researching and interviewing professionals for two family situations. And before that I went to a pilates class.
Before brain training, I might have been able to do 2 or 3 of those things in a week. And I would have had to rest hours between.
While I am tired today, I feel like it’s an earned and healthy tired. And I am taking good care of myself.
I want to thank you so much for your good guidance and careful coaching on brain training, nutrition and self care. I had really thought that after 20 years of struggling, doing everything possible to heal the brain injury, I would never be able to be a regular member if society, much less a contributing member. Thank you.
“After suffering a few concussions, I was really struggling and depressed. Only after neurofeedback training with Lori, and her encouragement for changing the way I approached my health and my life, was I able to feel normal again. Now, I’m pursuing my dreams as a filmaker and writer. Thank you, Lori!” PH, Denver