Neurofeedback includes a non-invasive computer-assisted, non-drug method of helping the brain become more functional, stable, and flexible. Sensors are put on the head to measure brainwaves (nothing is going to go into the head). A computer will analyze these brainwaves in real time. Then, it will “talks back” to your brain through the use of custom images and sounds. They encourage positive brain activity like attention, focus, and relaxation. During the same time, the program will discourage the kind of brain activity that leads to depression or anxiety. With repetition, it’ll becomes simpler for the brain to reach whatever the desired phase is for you to feel better, and all of this will occur as you relax!
How will neurofeedback work?
Neurofeedback will take advantage of your brain’s incredible capability of changing itself. This capability is well-known as “neuroplasticity.” It is the way learning will take place. For instance, neuroplasticity is what permits you to be better at a sport with practice or create a new habit over a period of time.
Studies have proven that all throughout life your brain continually adapts and adjusts as it confronts fresh experiences, new knowledge and different sensory input. The outcome is that with life experiences, various neurons fire, synapses will grow, and your brain remaps itself. Over a period of time neurofeedback assists in creating various structures and patterns that are more conducive to a peaceful mind and contentment. With training and practice, those patterns may generate a new way of life. The ability for change will continue into old age.
It’s encouraging news for the ones who suffer with disorders that are caused by poorly functioning brain patterns like depression, anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, and ADHD.