Did you know…….when you're awake, your brain generates enough electricity to power a light bulb. This is the power of your brainwaves and Neurofeedback.
What exactly is Neurofeedback? Neurofeedback is a way to quantify and train brain activity. The basic principles of how neurofeedback works are deceptively simple.
Electrical + chemical activity = the BRAIN. Communication between groups of cells in the brain generates thoughts, sensations, actions and emotions. The activity is detectable in the form of brainwave electrical impulses.
During a neurofeedback session, sensors detect your brainwaves in real time. A computer compares your brain activity to targets or goals for you to reach. Sounds and images from specialized EEG games (yes driving games) tell you immediately when your brain reaches your goal and when not - when you are activating or suppressing the target area of the brain.
Through this simple method, you learn how to quiet brainwaves associated with low performance and increase brainwaves associated with optimal brain function.
Neurofeedback is used to teach individuals with ADHD how to calm and concentrate, and is rated level 1 'best practice' intervention for ADHD by Practicewise (the research body of the American Pediatric Association). NASA uses neurofeedback to train astronauts. The US military use it to train their Special Forces, and have adopted neurofeedback as a new intervention for PTSD and traumatic brain injury.
Kristin Bowers, MA, LPC, BCN
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— Knowledge of Neurofeedback treatment and Biofeedback principles
— Explore the basic principles of EEG (electroencephalogram)
— Discussion and Demonstration of Neurofeedback
— Understand what conditions Neurofeedback treats and case outcomes