Neurofeedback is a peaceful form of biofeedback offered to your brain through your senses, usually your eyes, ears, or touch. It uses your brain’s natural abilities to learn in order to help it function more efficiently. 

Neurofeedback has been used successfully to help people with a wide variety of problems, including: depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, addictions, PTSD, trauma, emotional dysregulation, serious behavior issues, pain, migraines, sleep issues, epilepsy, and brain damage from head injuries.

Many people chose to use neurofeedback because it is gentle and, unlike talk therapy, you don't have to talk as much about events or feelings. Neurofeedback is also ideal for children and adolescents, who often make much better progress with neurofeedback than with talk therapy.

Neurofeedback is non-invasive, meaning that it introduces nothing electrical or physical into your brain. It is painless and involves no surgery or medications. Neurofeedback is a typically a very mild, easy process, with minimal potential side effects.

Curiously, as client, you don't consciously do anything other than enjoy the feedback. The feedback is usually presented within a movie or game. The movie might stop or a spaceship might move faster, but you don't have to do anything besides pay attention.

Your brain is already an expert at shifting to meet current needs. It will decide how to use the data presented in the feedback for its own benefit. The goal is for your brain to learn how to move closer to optimal performance.

I offer several forms of neurofeedback.

Passive Infrared Hemoencephalography (pirHEG) is a neurofeedback technology with very low risks and high potential gains. A set of infrared sensors measure the excess heat expelled through the front of your head. The goal of pirHEG is to train the brain to prioritize brain activity in the prefrontal cortex, which is the executive functioning area located behind your forehead. The prefrontal cortex is often in competition with the emotional areas of the brain. PirHEG neurofeedback can bring balance and calm to your system by moderating overly reactive emotional responses .

Othmer infralow frequency neurofeedback (ILF) is a form of EEG neurofeedback that measures your brain's subtle electrical activity. ILF neurofeedback uses technology very similar to an electroencephalogram, or EEG. With ILF, like many forms of EEG neurofeedback, your brain is allowed to see its behavior and use that data to change its behavior.

Alpha-Theta neurofeedback is a form of EEG neurofeedback that can help process and resolve trauma and PTSD. Alpha-Theta allows you to deal with intense past emotional content subconsciously, without reliving the experience or risking re-traumatization. When your brain is ready for this method, it can be a very relaxing, refreshing, and transformative process.

Synchrony neurofeedback is a type of EEG neurofeedback that can help us achieve a mental state of calm focus. Many report that synchrony neurofeedback allows you to achieve a mindful or and meditative state more easily than with other approaches.

Are you wondering if neurofeedback could be helpful for you or a loved one? Please contact me. We’ll talk about what’s going on in your life and whether neurofeedback is likely to help.

Blog Posts About Neurofeedback

  • Video: Overview of EEG Neurofeedback
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  • Video: How Does EEG Neurofeedback Help With Migraines?
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  • Video: Neurofeedback for Children with Autism
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