- Sleep Disorders
- Insomnia and sleep disorders
- Energy problems
- conduct disorder
- specific learning disabilities or ADHD
- Cognitive dysfunction
Neurofeedback, a form of biofeedback, begins with measuring electrical activity in the brain via a non-invasive EEG. We will analyse that information and programme a training goal into a computer, which will then run a video game for the participant to play.
The goal of the game might be for the brain to speed up, in the case of someone who is depressed, or to operate more slowly, if the person suffers from anxiety. In this way the brain learns how to more easily and more frequently operate at a more desirable level. When that occurs, many bothersome symptoms caused by the formerly dysregulated brain dissipate. Changes in the EEG due to feedback tend to correlate with improved behavior, mood and attention. Additionally, these changes often result in reduced reliance on medications or allow medications that weren’t working well to work better.
- Depression often shows up in brain imaging studies as too little activation in the left frontal lobe. By encouraging more activity over that area, depressive symptoms often decline.
- Problems falling asleep can often be improved by training for calmness over the right hemisphere’s central motor strip.