Neurofeedback (EEG Feedback)
Neurofeedback uses the brain’s own signals that are detected through EEG type electrodes (therefore the name eeg feedback) to give it real time feedback on its performance.
All connections and functions in the brain take place at different wavelengths that each have a frequency range. In the feedback session the different waves are analysed by the computer which is then used to give visual and auditory feedback in order to train the brain to optimise its functioning and performance.
This method has been widely used in the treatment of ADD, ADHD, Seizures, and Anxiety. Currently it also used in the treatment of Vestibular rehabilitation, and the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered a stroke (especially people with speech problems).
Neurofeedback is a form of training and needs to be seen as such. Research has shown that it can have a permanent effect for instance in the case of ADD. Children that have been treated with neurofeedback continue their improved functioning even after the treatment has stopped.
Neurofeedback has also been successful in stress management as well as maintaining peak performance in athletes and executives. It can also be used to teach the brain to go into a meditative state.
The length of treatment is usually an hour once or twice a week. The number of sessions will depend on the type of condition as well as the severity.
I have completed both the beginners and advanced courses in Neurofeedback in Germany .