What happens during a neurofeedback session?
During a neurofeedback session, you sit comfortably in a chair, often watching a show, with electrode sensors on your scalp. These sensors only read the electrical signals produced by your brain and transmit them to a computer; they don’t transmit any type of signal to your brain. The computer then monitors your brainwaves, provides feedback to help start training your brain to rework its current pathways. When you engage in neurofeedback, you actually get to see a visual representation of the ebb and flow of your brainwave patterns in real time as your brain responds to the images or sounds you’re presented with. As your brain continues to subconsciously practice efficiency, your brainwaves gradually improve and you get better at controlling your thoughts, emotions, and actions. Like any new skill, neurofeedback therapy works over time, through reinforcement and repetition.
What ages can benefit from Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback can help adults of any age and children as young as three.
How often do I need to do brain training?
A minimum of 2-3 sessions per week is required during the first half of your program. Sessions are then planned accordingly and may be completed between 3 months to one year, depending on the treatment plan for each individual.
How long does a training session last, and how many sessions do I need?
A training session lasts about 30-45 minutes. For neuroplasticity to be effective a minimum of 30 sessions is required. At Dynamic Balance, we use a 40 or 50 session system. Depending on the severity or your case or other physiological symptoms such as inflammation or extreme trauma, a client may need more.
How long until I see results?
Many clients begin to respond to Neurofeedback after about 8-10 sessions and continue to experience improvements throughout the course of training and thereafter. This is a client centered treatment program and integrating subtle modifications to behaviors, and education to support the training is important for its success.
How long will the effects of Neurofeedback last?
Studies have shown improvements from neurofeedback last far beyond the training program has completed. The research this far shows over thirty years.
Is Neurofeedback an evidence based program?
Multiple studies have demonstrated Neurofeedback’s effectiveness since its development in the 1960’s. Please see our Neurofeedback and Resources tab for peer reviewed papers, articles, books, and podcasts on Neurofeedback and biofeedback science as they become available and updated for the various conditions listed.