Think of Neurofeedback as a personal brain training session that challenges the brain to improve its function. Just as physical therapy strengthens the body…neurofeedback strengthens the brain. All learning is based on the brain’s ability to observe our behavior, take in feedback about the outcome of our actions, and modify itself based upon that feedback. All of our acts, thoughts, and feelings originate in and are modified by the brain, based upon this feedback process. Neurofeedback (also known as EEG biofeedback) allows the brain to witness and modify its own behavior through the use of a digital “mirror”... a brain/computer interface that lets the brain see its own activity in real time. When the brain moves towards a more regulated state, the computer interface allows the brain to receive auditory, visual, and tactile feedback that reinforces that positive change. Across time, this new more functional brain pattern is strengthened until it replaces former dysregulated patterns. When this happens, cognitive skills improve and behavior and emotions become better controlled.

Scientific research on Neurofeedback began in the 1960’s at UCLA and ongoing research has documented neurofeedback’s ability to improve a number of brain-based conditions, such as:

  • ANXIETY OR PANIC
  • DEPRESSION
  • MEMORY PROBLEMS
  • SLEEP PROBLEMS
  • CHRONIC PAIN
  • POOR ATTENTION AND FOCUS
  • CONCUSSION RECOVERY
  • POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
  • AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS
  • REACTIVE ATTACHMENT DISORDER
  • SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDERS

Brain imaging (fMRI) documents the physical and functional changes that neurofeedback makes in the brain.