Neurofeedback is a computer-assisted procedure to train the brain to develop a more coherent way of functioning.
The particular system I use, NeurOptimal®, promotes and facilitates the brain’s natural tendency toward self-regulation, resilience and flexibility.
This reorganization of the brain is associated to:
- Wellness enhancement
- Stress reduction
- Improvement in focus, attention and memory
- Reduction of test/performance anxiety
- Improvement in athletic performance
- Enhanced creativity and awareness
- Enriched partner, family and work relationships
During a neurofeedback session, you are comfortably sitting on a chair, listening to music, while some sensors attached to the sides of your head monitor your brain activity. With this information, the computer lets the brain know when you are moving away from a coherent pattern. The communication occurs through interruptions in the music, bringing your awareness back to the present moment. There is nothing in particular you need to do, as the brain gets information about its own activity through pauses in the music. This is why is called neurofeedback, that is, sending back information – feedback – directly to the brain about its own functioning.
As every person comes with their own brain and history, it is not possible to determine the exact number of sessions that are required in a specific case. What is is possible, though, is to track changes in a way that you can know when you have achieved your goals. This could happen after 10-12 sessions if you are training to feel better quickly, for instance, or after 20-30 sessions if you want lasting changes.
Training is gradual and accumulative, so you can stop at any point and resume later if you want.
Although neurofeedback and psychotherapy could be combined, please note that NeurOptimal® neurofeedback training is not considered to be psychotherapy or any other medical or therapeutic intervention. As such, my services as NeurOptimal® trainer are separated and independent from my practice as a Registered Psychotherapist.
To know more about NeurOptimal® you can click here.
For more details or to book your training sessions, please contact me at:
Phone: +1 (416) 912-1365
Email: urbanhealer (a) icloud.com
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