What is Neurofeedback and How Does It Work?

Training your Brain for Optimal Health with Neurofeedback

At The Catalyst Center, we offer Neurofeedback brain training (aka EEG biofeedback). This is a cutting edge training program that plays an important role in improving your brain’s ability to regulate itself. Why would regulating your brain be important? Many mental health challenges have a close association with some form of dysregulation in the brain and body which can contribute to symptoms such as unhealthy thinking patterns or emotional distress. If we can improve our brain’s own ability to self-regulate, we can gain better control over our emotional and behavioral responses to events, relationships, or circumstances. Neurofeedback is one method of helping your brain learn how to regulate more effectively, and this can actually enhance other forms of therapy you might be accessing. The system we use at The Catalyst Center is called NeurOptimal, and uses a nonlinear dynamical approach to training the brain to function as well as it possibly can. You can find more details on our Neurofeedback page. If you are intrigued by the unique benefits Neurofeedback might have to offer, please check out the links below to several informational videos created by the Lake Erie Brain Performance Institue that will share more about how a nonlinear dynamical approach works and what is involved throughout the process of training.

Training Your Brain to Be Flexible and Resilient – Introduction to Neuroptimal Neurofeedback

In this video, you will get a feel for the basic ideas behind NeurOptimal Neurofeedback, and how it is similar and different from traditional approaches to Neurofeedback.

What is a session of Neuroptimal Neurofeedback like?

Here is a helpful video walking you through what a session of NeurOptimal Neurofeedback is like. Although this video describes the process at the Lake Erie Brain Performance Institute which is unique to their practice, we follow similar steps during our training sessions.

What kind of results can you expect with Neuroptimal Neurofeedback?

This is a great introduction to the impressive results researchers are seeing with NeurOptimal Neurofeedback.


Joey Tadie

Dr. Joey Tadie is a talented psychologist with a gift for connecting with people and helping them to transform their lives. It's like he can see who you could be, and helps you get in touch with that part of you and grow into it. Dr. Tadie has a genuine spirit and a deep and abiding faith in our capacity to grow and heal. An expert in psychological assessment, Dr. Tadie is an integral part of the assessment team at The Catalyst Center. He works from the perspective the assessment can and should be used as a way to create meaningful change in your life. Using the principles of Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment he analyzes the assessment data to discover what has been getting in the way of living the life you desire, and works collaboratively with you using his extensive expertise to create a road map of how to get there from here. Dr. Tadie utilizes his extensive training and experience as a psychologist to help you move past your challenges and live your life to the fullest. His disarming nature is well-balanced by his scholarly side; he is a passionate student of research, theory, and technique with several publications to his name. People love how he is both down to earth and deeply knowledgable about what works to help you create a your best life.