Neurofeedback Training

denver neurofeedback training

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.

Click here to schedule a complimentary 30-minute Meet-n-Greet session with our practitioners to learn more. We welcome your questions in person or in a telephone session! There is no obligation to proceed with neurofeedback following this introduction to neurofeedback.

Getting Started

Introductory Brain Health Consult

Complimentary Meet-n-greet with Lori Miller (30 min)
Bring your questions; learn if brain mapping or EEG Biofeedback is for you.

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