Neurofeedback, also referred to as EEG (electroencephalogram) biofeedback, uses a computer program to observe, monitor and train a person’s brain wave activity in order to help the person learn how to better self-regulate.
Through the use of painless sensors attached to the head, the frequency and amplitude of one’s brain waves are measured. Then, while playing a video game with one’s mind, some brain wave patterns are rewarded and others inhibited. When engaged in neurofeedback, the person is rewarded for modifying EEG activity by changing their state, which makes the video game work. Through this gradual learning process the brain changes over time and becomes more flexible in the ability to shift states.
At the Cutchins Programs for Children and Families neurofeedback is used to help children and adolescents address concerns with some of the following:
- Emotional regulation
- Attention and focus
- Sensory processing
- Trauma-related symptoms
- Stress management
Neurofeedback is non-invasive and there is a growing body of research to support its effectiveness. Neurofeedback is often recommended for use with individuals with a variety of different diagnoses. Neurofeedback is also used for peak performance training.
For more information on neurofeedback please contact Tina Champagne: email@example.com