What Is Neurofeedback Therapy?

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, brain-based biofeedback intervention that trains the brain to function in healthier, more efficient ways. With the assistance of a trained clinician, neurofeedback therapy allows an individual to tap into the brain’s innate capability to self-regulate and optimize itself. Over time, dysregulation is corrected leading to improved cognitive function, greater emotional stability, and increased quality of sleep.

Also known as EEG biofeedback, neurofeedback utilizes an electroencephalogram, a fancy word that translates from the Latin to “electric head picture.” This “picture of the brain” allows the therapist to read the electrical activity occurring underneath the scalp generated by the brain.

What Is Neurofeedback

How It Works

Neurofeedback training or therapy operates under a learning paradigm known as operant conditioning. Through the use of positive and negative reinforcement, the client is ‘rewarded’ when specified brain states are produced. The reward parameter is absent when the brain state is not met. Over time, the brain learns to produce the rewarded brain states in the absence of training, redefining a client’s baseline level of functioning.

Is Neurofeedback Safe?

Absolutely. At the basis of all neurofeedback training lies the biological principle of neuroplasticity, a discovery that the brain continues to grow, learn, and adapt throughout life. With neurofeedback the brain is safely engaged in new patterns of activity and connectivity that promote neuroplastic changes in brain function and neurochemistry. The result is experienced as shifts in behavior, improved symptomology and overall increased quality of life.

Types Of Neurofeedback Training

Our clinic utilizes the Neuroguide, NYU Brain Research Lab’s BrainDx, and QEEG Pro databases in our practice, equipping us to accurately assess and interpret QEEG brain maps.

There are several kinds of neurofeedback training that we offer here at Neurofeedback Services Of New York including Infraslow Frequency, Z-score, sLORETA, LORETA, Hemoencephalography, and traditional neurofeedback.

For an in-depth look into how neurofeedback works and to learn more about the various neurofeedback interventions we offer, take a few minutes to check out the following page:

Types Of Neurofeedback →

Try Neurofeedback Therapy and improve your mental health today!