Neurofeedback is a noninvasive procedure that assists in building or rebuilding neural pathways, thus allowing the client to have healthier brain functioning.
Wires and sensors are placed on the scalp and ears, allowing our technology to monitor brainwave activity. During your session, you will be introduced to a stimuli, most often a movie or video. The software automatically detects when brainwaves are regulated and feeds this information back to the patient in real time. The feedback tells your brain to produce more or less of certain types of necessary brainwaves, encouraging your brain to behave in a certain way. When the brainwaves are dysregulated, the software interferes with the video screen and volume. The brain naturally alters its activity and is rewarded with clear image and sound when well regulated.
We use a qEEG to guide neurotherapy. Quantitative EEG (qEEG), also called “Brain Mapping,” is an extension of the visual EEG interpretation . qEEGs augment our understanding of brain function through identifying the location in which brain waves are dysregulated (dysfunctional).
There are four electrical impulses made by our brain, Delta, Theta, Alpha and Beta, that are called “Frequency Bands”. Frequency bands will be active or inactive, based on your state of mind or your working to complete a given task.
Using a qEEG is essential to tailor a therapy approach specific to the patient. The qEEG data is used by our team of clinicians, a Neurologist, and an Electroencephalographer to assess where dysregulation is present in the brain. We are then able to compare your symptoms to the findings in the reports, allowing us to treat you instead of just your symptoms.
Without the use of a qEEG, neurotherapists set treatment protocols by simply guessing what areas might be dysregulated. Though symptoms and disorders are often correlated to dysregulation in specific brain sites, this may not be the case for you.
We like to use a multidisciplinary approach and are happy to work with your provider in order to offer the most effective treatment possible.
Not everyone in the field of neurotherapy use qEEGs to guide neurotherapy; however, we see that it helps eliminate the guesswork on selecting the sites for neurotherapy.
First you would come in for the qEEG. We use your BrainMaps to help select the protocols for neurotherapy. After we’ve reviewed the qEEG results together, neurofeedback sessions can begin. The industry standard for neurofeedback is a minimum of 40 sessions, with at least two per week. Each neurofeedback session is 35 minutes, but some clients prefer to do double sessions, which is 70 minutes long. After your 20th session, we like to do a mini qEEG to check the progress and improvements of neurofeedback. After the 40th session, we will assess to see if more sessions are needed. The total number of sessions needed really depends on the person and the goal.
There isn’t much preparation needed for neurofeedback. However, you will get the most out of your session if you get a good night’s rest and eat a protein-filled meal (avoiding simple carbs/sugars) beforehand. We also recommend exercising multiple times a week.
BetterFly home-based technology is designed for supervised home training by professional neurofeedback practitioners. The technology is cloud-based and is user friendly and easy to use both by the supervising clinician and their clients who train at home.
The technology is cloud-based and is user-friendly for both the supervising clinician and clients training at home.
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