What is Neurofeedback?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Neurofeedback for relaxation training.
The American Pediatric Academy has endorsed Neurofeedback as a “Level 1/Best Support” treatment for children with ADHD.
Neurofeedback training for the brain is similar to physical training for the body. Much of our suffering comes from pervasive recurring thoughts and feelings in which our minds become emotionally stranded or cognitively “stuck.” Neurofeedback monitors your brain waves and then provides “feedback” to your central nervous system about what it has just done. When the software detects a tremor in your brain wave pattern (indicative of chaotic or unstable brain wave pattern), it sends an audible signal that encourages the brain to “reset” and self-correct.
Neurofeedback prompts the brain to draw from its existing resources and pull itself out of these mental “ruts.” The result can be a more open and positive mindset in which obstacles are more manageable and problems more resolvable.
Many people describe the effects of Neurofeedback as very similar to the impact of a consistent meditation or mindfulness practice: a pervasive sense of calm and focus.
The training system we use, NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback, is a 100% non-invasive, drug-free, brain training system that helps the central nervous system (CNS) make the best use of your brain’s natural resources. It has no known side effects.