...thank you once again for helping me with my migraines. I feel I have overcome a HUGE hurdle and brought back positivity to my world...it's easy with less pain!

 - Holly

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I could see daily improvements...

in my sons behavior.

 - Katie

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Traditional Neurofeedback involves direct training of brain wave function for the purpose of developing more efficient patterns of brain-wave activity. This improved self-regulation of brain-wave activity transfers into improved self-regulation of emotions, behaviors and cognitive functioning. 

Traditional neurofeedback begins with a client interview. Then, depending on the client's symptoms, options are discussed as to which type of neurofeedback would be best for the client. We may recommend specific standard protocols for Anger Issues, ADHD, PTSD, and Insomnia. More often than not, we use Z-score training.

Z-score training begins with an assessment of brain-wave activity in the form of a QEEG (Quantitative Electro-encephalography) or "brainmap". The information from the assessment and the client's reported symptoms are referenced to specific brainwave patterns often associated with various of symptoms. This cross-matches the client's brain-wave patterns with the clients' emotions, behavior, attitude or cognitive functioning. Together, this information is used to guide counseling sessions and neurofeedback training, as far as the location of training and what kind of response we would like to see. The goal being enhance emotional, behavioral, and cognitive performance.

During neurofeedback training, the client's brain-wave activity is monitored by placing sensors on the scalp. The client is then provided live, real-time "feedback" in regard to this activity. Depending on the type of neurofeedback being provided, the client may be engaged in various activities, such as playing a video game, practicing relaxation techniques, watching a movie or doing homework. The goal is to reward specific brain-wave activity so you can learn to produce more of this desired activity, when appropriate. Rewards are provided through auditory and/or visual feedback, depending on the particular training and client preferences. Over time, your brain associates the preferred brain-wave activity with positive outcomes, which makes the particular brain-wave activity more readily available when needed. Typically clients must attend multiple sessions over an extended period of time for lasting benefits.

Traditional neurofeedback is a non-evasive option that has been found successful for:

     Improving attention

     Depression

     Anxiety

     Sleep problems

      Diminishing learning disabilities

     Stress Reduction

     PTSD

     OCD

     Many other types of symptoms

Traditional Neurofeedback

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