What Is Neurofeedback Good For?
Neurofeedback has proven successful with a great variety of disorders. It has been used very successfully with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Fibromyalgia, OCD, Migraines, Seizure Disorder and has been very helpful with Bipolar Disorder, Stroke, and TBI. Neurofeedback has been used to enhance peak performance in Athletes. PGA golfers, Professional athletes, business executives and individuals who simply want to improve their lives and perform better have benefited from the use of Neurofeedback.
Repetition to Create Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.
For Example, in 20 neurofeedback sessions, with feedback every half second, you get 72,000 chances to learn. That’s a lot of repetition and practice. Brain science has shown that repetitive exercise of brain networks results in brain change. This is called neuroplasticity. Neurofeedback allows you to harness neuroplasticity to get to the root of the problem and reshape your brain. Learn more.
Neurofeedback is just learning, guided by immediate feedback.
Neurofeedback is like the game when children must find a hidden object. You give them hints: “You’re getting warmer” when they get closer to the target, and “You’re getting colder” when they are headed away from the goal. With frequent enough hints, they can find the object, no matter where it is hidden. The hints are feedback about their efforts to reach their goal. If they learn from the feedback and adjust their search based on these hints, they will be able to reach the target.
When you do neurofeedback, the process is exactly the same – feedback guided learning. You are trying to reach your brain change targets. You get a cue or signal every half second, to tell you when you have reached the brain training target and when you have not. With 20 neurofeedback sessions, you get 72,000 hints. That’s a lot of opportunities to learn, to guide your brain towards your goals.
Recommended by leading doctors:
“With neurofeedback the child is exercising the nerve pathways that control attention and mental processing. As these neural pathways are exercised, children develop a sense of what concentration feels like, and they get excited about it. After practicing these exercises over a period of time, the pathways involved in attention and learning seem to work more efficiently. This enhanced brain activity becomes a natural part of the child's functioning.' -- William Sears, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and practicing pediatrician for more than three decades.”
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