Training the brain to self-regulate
We have over 10 billion neurons in our cortex. If one of them does not do its thing, we may experience many different symptoms such as learning difficulties, seizure disorders, headaches, and many others.
The brain is an information system that process lots and lots of information all the time and at the same time. Most of what goes on in the brain, is the brain talking to itself about itself. One key aspect of brain function is that neurons don’t act alone.
When we are training the brain through Neurofeedback, we are looking at the batches of neurons performing in groups.
We think of Neurofeedback as a brain exercise , specifically exercising the brain to self regulate, this allows you to wake better, and fall asleep better, self soothe better, reduce your symptoms of migraine plus many more benefits of a brain that is able to self regulate.
We can be stuck in low arousal – and have trouble waking up and getting motivated, or we can get stuck in high arousal and have trouble falling asleep.
Within the first session and from session to session, we need to dial in what is the most comfortable reward frequency. Once we have that worked out, We can then become very clear on what areas of the brain we want to train.
We start with placing electrodes on the head, in specific areas based on the clients symptoms they are hoping to gain relief from. The feedback we receive from the brain waves, is looking at what the brain is doing and how it is preforming from moment to moment.
We then use those brain waves to drive the video game which is the feedback to the client. If the brain is going in the wrong in wrong direction obscures the game in volume clarity, visual clarity. The brain innately knows how it should behave so gets to correcting any feedback it deems as inadequate.
This is a skill that the brain learns, and once it has learned, It will not forget. Generally 20 sessions is enough to see a significant measurable change.
STRESS & ANXIETY
Anxiety is a common response to stress, and sufferers often feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and fatigued. Neurofeedback can help guide your brain to change how it responds to stimuli that disturb our physical or mental equilibrium.
Concentration, focus and emotional control are key to achieving optimal performance in all fields. Athletes and business executives are taking advantage of Neurofeedback technologies to learn how to utilise the full potential of their minds to reach their peak.
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