Neurofeedback training is an evidence-based and non-invasive treatment that helps adults and children train their brainwaves to achieve a healthier state – like exercise, but for the brain. It can help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, trauma and other conditions. It can also be used to improve performance and enhance one’s overall well-being.
It is a safe, effective and drug-free therapy that offers long-term, sustainable results.
How does it work?
After the neurofunctional assessment, the client is assigned a brain training programme tailored to their needs. During a neurofeedback session, the person doing the training will watch a video of their choice (it can be streamed from YouTube, Netflix, Disney+ or other platforms) and wear a headset (with the option of an additional electrode) that measures brainwave activity and offers real-time feedback:
When the brain activity is in the desired state, the video is brighter, and the sound is louder
When the brain activity is not in the desired state the video is dimmer, and the sound is quieter
The other feedback option comes in the form of games, the video below explains how it works:
Over time, these training sessions will help regulate your brainwaves and allow you to achieve your goals.
Is neurofeedback safe?
Neurofeedback is a safe, evidence-based treatment which has been used for decades. It can cause slight fatigue after the training session that will pass quickly. Similar to how your body feels after a workout at the gym.
How long is neurofeedback training?
Sessions typically last 20 minutes, one or two times a day, for about 3 months. Everyone's progress is unique to them, we'll meet regularly to monitor the progress of the training.
What do I need to begin training?
A neurofunctional assessment
A tailor-made training program
Neurofeedback kit: headset, external electrode, and conductive paste
A device to train on: a phone or a tablet
An internet connection
If you would like to read more about the research on the efficacy of Neurofeedback training, you can find more information here.
Here are some more stories of how people benefited from Neurofeedback training: