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Neurofeedback/Biofeedback

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What does Neurofeedback help with?

Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback used to help many conditions such as:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD)

  • Stress disorders, panic attacks, anxiety, fears, and phobias

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Chronic pain

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Sleep issues

  • Cognitive performance issues

  • Poor concentration, slow thinking, and memory issues

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Depressive mood disorders, irritability, and mood fluctuations

  • Children behavioral issues (like tantrums), impulsive behavior

  • Addictive behaviors

  • Eating disorders

  • Motor and vocal Tics

 

How Does a Neurofeedback/Biofeedback Session Looks like?

Barcelona Counseling uses NeurOptimal® equipment for Neurofeedback. NeurOptimal® is non-invasive. No electricity, vibration, or external signal is going into the brain during your session. The feedback is created by listening to pleasant music and sounds. During your session, two small sensors are placed on your scalp, one on your left ear, and two on your right ear. You will be sitting on a reclined chair with a weighted blanket (blanket is optional). The experience is relaxing, pain-free, drug-free, and completely non-invasive. NeurOptimal® is 100% natural biofeedback.

 

How does NeurOptimal® works?

NeurOptimal® is a detection and monitoring system that measures the changes in the electrical patterns emanating from the scalp. The measurement rate is 256 times a second. The equipment is able to mimic the communication of the central nervous system. The biofeedback that the brain receive is simply information about its own activity. With two scalp sensors, and clips on each ears, the system is able to detect when the brain is about to shift states in an unstable way. When this happens, the systems delivers a break in the audio, which triggers a brain reflex called the Orienting Response. This process promotes systemic improvement in brain function. The process is natural, safe, and completely non-invasive

What are the side effects of Neurofeedback/Biofeedback training?

Neurofeedback training with NeurOptimal® only displays information about your brain activity, allowing your brain to self-correct. It is non-invasive, and does not include any medication or any preparation of any kind. As such, there are no known side effects to neurofeedback training using NeurOptimal®. 

Will the improvements of Neurofeedback/Biofeedback last?

The changes that neurofeedback training brings about are long-lasting. Brain training is like athletic training in the sense that we can’t just go to the gym once or twice or for a month or two and then never go back and expect to maintain the same level of fitness. Neurofeedback training is most effective when continued as part of your total fitness regimen. For some, this is monthly. For others, this is annually. And for still others, this is right before exams or a big presentation. It’s all up to you and what you want to achieve. Lifestyle including diet and exercise as well as stress levels have an impact on how you do as well. It is important to take good care of one’s self and one’s relationships after your initial trainings. The great part about that is, the benefits NeurOptimal® brain training brings (greater calm, better sleep, better focus, etc.) can make these tasks a bit easier.

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