Neurofeedback is a non-invasive method of direct brain function training. It is a type of biofeedback and is also called EEG Biofeedback. The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) defines biofeedback as “a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance.”
BBRS utilizes Brain Master Discovery system for evaluating your current state of brain health. What does that mean? Brain health is flexibility in your thoughts, physical actions, and function. There are many brain waves: delta, theta, alpha, beta, Gamma and others. Your brainwaves should be flexible like a wave at a football game. Your brain waves should allow you to move in and out of your daily encounters.
However, because we often experience stressful situations, it is possible for our brain waves to become “stuck”. When our brains become stuck, it affects the function of our body, our emotional outlook, and our physical abilities. Often times we can make a shift for ourselves and begin to move forward again. However, sometimes we cannot. When you are not able to do this for yourself, Neurofeedback sessions can help you regain flexibility and break the “stuck” pattern.
At BBRS our services include Quantitative EEG (qEEG), which is a digitized analysis and is commonly referred to as “Brain Mapping”. The map measures the electrical patterns at the surface of the scalp reflecting cortical activity and the activity is known as brainwaves. Your brain creates simple electricity through electrochemical processes which allows your brain to carry out learning, communicating and managing emotions, just to name a few. Brain mapping is a method of recording the electrical activity in the form of brainwaves.
Following the assessment, a neurofeedback plan is created. Neurofeedback is a practice in self-regulation. If an individual is struggling to focus, the practice of neurofeedback creates the time and place to practice focus. The practice of neurofeedback usually requires 40 sessions. Neurofeedback EEG cap or leads are placed on various places on the head. The brain communicates with various placements in order to establish rhythmic communication throughout the entire brain.
The goal in neurofeedback is to use your own brain’s activity as a form of therapy to exercise the ability to self-regulate your thoughts and body. Neurofeedback is something that you are designed to do. However, when you are “stuck”, you simply have temporarily lost the ability to do it on your own. Neurofeedback is a real-time therapy allowing you to reconnect to yourself.