How do I do Neurofeedback?
The same cap used during the brain mapping session is placed on your head. The sensors measure your brain activity in real time. A computer program is set up to read your brain activity and to ‘reward’ your brain when the activity falls into the target range. For example, an individual struggling with anxiety, insomnia and racing thoughts may have a brain that is running too fast in some areas. To combat this, a reward (such as a Pac-Man moving on a video game, a movie that fades in and out, or a tone sounding) is provided every time your brain slows down in the target area. As sessions progress, you will learn how to slow your brain down, even without the ‘reward.’
A re-assessment takes place approximately every fifteen sessions to ensure that recovery is progressing. During each session, your clinician will speak with you to evaluate your progress. The intervention plan will be modified as appropriate to maximize recovery and support your concurrent therapies. If there is no progress, it will be recommended that intervention be discontinued.