Neurofeedback is a painless, noninvasive approach that allows the individual to gain information about his or her brainwave activity and use that information to produce changes in brain activity. Think of Neurofeedback as a personal training session that challenges the brain to better function. Training the brain to function at its optimal potential is similar to the way the body is exercised, toned, and maintained. When you give the brain information about itself, it has an enormous capacity for change.
Neurotherapists use cutting edge technology to help calm and stabilize the brain. Neurofeedback reads a client’s brainwaves, or EEG, and uses that information to create “feedback” as part of a video game or movie to show the brain what it is doing. Brainwave activity adjusts speed, activity, volume, and visibility of the screen. When the brain sees that it is controlling what is happening on the screen, usually after a few minutes, it will use that “feedback” to adjust its own activity to be more calm, more stable, and better regulated.