The brain is very adaptable and oriented towards healthiest functioning, so providing it with cues and opportunities to practice effective regulation can help move your brain wave patterns from dysregulation to a particular pattern of calm, alert and attentive. Over time this new skill can be accessed more and more easily, and may even become automatic.
Neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback is a way to learn how to change your brain waves. It is a painless, non-medication procedure that occurs in the office. In session, one or two sensors will be placed on your scalp, and one clipped to each ear. I use an amplifier and computer software to show what is happening in the brain, at those sites, at that time. Then the you will play a video game using you brain. The game rewards your brain for new brain wave patterns, and this is how you learn. The new brain-wave pattern that you are learning is one that should allow you to operate more effectively.
EEG Biofeedback has been found to be helpful for treating
- Attachment Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Autoimmune Dysfunctions
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Chronic Pain
- Conduct Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
- Tourettes Syndrome