Neurofeedback is a method of therapy supported by the Mayo Clinic, Washington State Legislature, and other respected organizations. It involves using sophisticated equipment to examine your brain activity and to teach you how to improve negative thought patterns. The equipment’s role is to give you insight into yourself at a deeper and more accurate level than other forms of therapy. Neurofeedback has helped millions of people eliminate tobacco cravings, overcome anxiety, confront trauma, and conquer a wide array of mental health conditions.
If you want to experience a well-researched alternative to medication, then neurofeedback may be the solution you’ve been seeking.
What Is Neurofeedback?
How Neurofeedback Works
We first identify the specific condition or pattern that you want to focus on during your sessions. For example, if you’re obsessive-compulsive, but also extremely depressed, then there are two negative patterns to address. We will choose one to target first in order to give you the best opportunity to understand and self-regulate your condition.
When you come in for a treatment session, a special cap made of stretchy material will be placed on your head. There are 20 small holes in the cap that will be filled will a cool gel. We use a cotton swab to apply slight pressure to simply ensure contact with the scalp in each of those 20 holes. It is a completely pain-free experience! The cap is connected to equipment to make your brain waves visible to the technician. The equipment gives feedback and insight into the way your brain reacts to certain words, thoughts, and patterns. This takes the pressure off of you to accurately share what you are experiencing because the technician can visibly see it.
These sessions are often scheduled for once or twice a week to total 20-40 sessions per condition treated. Patients have different needs and will heal at different rates, but we prioritize comfort during each session and strive to ensure your neurofeedback experience leaves you more relaxed when you leave than when you walked in each time.
Conditions Helped By Neurofeedback
Research has proven neurofeedback’s effectiveness at treating a wide range of mental conditions. These range from excess stress and anxiety to PTSD and ADHD. Neurofeedback has brought relief to patients with conditions such as:
- Learning Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Migraine and headaches
- Impulse Control Disorders
- Pervasive Development Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders
- ADHD & ADD
- Neurodevelopmental disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Obsessive and Compulsive Disorder
- Conduct Disorder
Neurofeedback is the leading alternative to chemical treatment – but only if you make the first move. If you are looking for an alternative to medication and traditional talk therapy, make an appointment with us today.
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