The benefits to neurofeedback and how it works
What is Neurofeedback?
The Colorado Center for Neurofeedback and Peak Performance offers Neurofeedback brain training (qEEG biofeedback). This cutting-edge training program plays a vital role in improving your brain’s self-regulating ability. Why would regulating your brain be important? Many mental health challenges are closely associated with some form of dysregulation in the brain and body, contributing to symptoms such as unhealthy thinking patterns or emotional distress. If we can improve our brain’s 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 enhance other forms of therapy you might be accessing.
Neurofeedback therapy can be incredibly effective for a number of mental health disorders as diverse as post traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. It can even benefit patients suffering from traumatic brain injury. Professional athletes have used Neurofeedback training to better their performance in sports. Neurofeedback training can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depressive episodes. It can also improve attention and focus. Patients experiencing Autistic Spectrum Disorder have see their symptoms such as perseveration, sensory integration, anxiety, irritability, social interpretation, verbal expression and focus can be targeted and managed with Neurofeedback therapy.
Advantages of using Neurofeedback:
Better sleep patterns
Increase in energy
Peak performance in sports, school, or work
Decrease in stress
Good coping mechanisms in day-to-day situations
Fewer fear responses
Less mood swings
How does it work?
The focus of Neurofeedback treatment is the central nervous system, and it works to enhance neurological regulation. A special EEG monitor and software are installed on two computers. As the client watches a game or movie, they will get visual and/or auditory feedback based on their brain’s activity and whether they are meeting the parameters set in their specific protocol. It is a research proven operant conditioning reward based system. Neurofeedback provides an opportunity for people to practice and reinforce healthy brain patterns and create new neuropathways so the brain can function optimally. Patients usually report an increase in mood, better sleep, reduced anxiety, and more after completing their Neurofeedback treatment.
If you are interested in the unique benefits Neurofeedback might have to offer, please contact us through our website, here, or give us a call at (303) 670-3931 to schedule a free consultation. We are available in the Denver Metro Area and Evergreen Colorado.