What is Neurofeedback? | A Quick Summary of It's Benefits

What is Neurofeedback - A type of therapy for ADHD, Anxiety, & Depressions

Recently, Guy Bender, CEO and Clinical Director of Connect Clinical Services, cohosted a dinner event with The Meadows Residential Treatment Center. His goal was to share his experience with his method of therapy and the problems he has solved in his practice with the treatment center. Guy explained what Neurofeedback Therapy is and how it can address brain dysregulation problems during the presentation. 

What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback Therapy, also called Neurotherapy, is a noninvasive brain training method that can help retrain the brain to function more efficiently. It does this by providing feedback to the brain about its electrical activity. As a result of this feedback, the brain learns how to self-regulate.

What Are Some Problems It Can Treat?

Neurofeedback therapy can be incredibly effective for a number of mental health disorders:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Substance Abuse
  • Addiction Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • other mental health-related issues

Neurofeedback is a great way to help the brain function better because it is non-invasive and natural. As a result, symptoms can be reduced and overall functioning can be improved.

How Does Neurofeedback Work?

The brain receives feedback about its activity through neurofeedback. The brain learns how to self-regulate through this feedback. Sensors are placed on the scalp in Neurofeedback Therapy. The sensors capture brainwaves and send them to a computer. The computer then displays this information in a way that is helpful to the therapist.

The disruption of brainwave patterns can lead to harmful biological activities and behaviors. For example, a client experiencing anxiety often feels on edge, hyper-aroused, and panicky as a result of too much fast-wave activity. Conversely, ADHD is characterized by slower wave activity resulting in symptoms such as brain fog, daydreaming, and trouble focusing. 

Neurofeedback Therapy For Anxiety

Is Neurofeedback Therapy Right For Me?

The most important thing to keep in mind is that Neurofeedback is not a miracle cure. It is a tool that therapists can use to improve brain function. The use of neurofeedback can reduce symptoms and improve overall functioning and the brain's activity can be regulated over time to prevent depression and anxiety.

If you or a loved one are struggling with mental health issues, neurofeedback therapy may be a promising treatment option. Anxiety, ADHD, depression, and many other disorders can be relieved with neurofeedback. It can also improve brain function in general. We are happy to answer any questions you have about Neurofeedback Therapy, so don't hesitate to contact us Connect Clinical Services at (281) 410-1008.