Neurofeedback is different from other forms of biofeedback by its focus solely on the brain and central nervous system. Neurofeedback takes into account behavioral, cognitive, and subjective aspects of individual function as well as brain activity. Neurofeedback challenges the brain to function better. This powerful brain-based technique is not new; it has been successfully helping clients around the world for over 50 years. It is a non-invasive technique with potentially dramatic results for a wide range of symptoms. Neurofeedback is neither experimental nor investigational.
Neurofeedback uses electronic monitoring equipment to provide moment-to-moment information to an individual on the state of their neurophysiological functioning via brain electrical activity. During therapy, sensors are placed on the scalp and then connected to sensitive, computerized electronic equipment that detect, amplify, and record specific brain activity. Neurofeedback sensors and equipment are passive – they only detect, amplify, and display the electrical activity of the brain. The brain’s electrical activity is then fed back to the client through visual, auditory, and tactile (the sense of touch) means. The clinician adjusts how and when feedback is provided to the client based on the brain’s electrical activity. The clinician monitors changes in the feedback signal(s) indicating whether the client’s brain activity is within the parameters of normal functioning. The brain uses the feedback to learn to function more efficiently guided by the clinician’s input. Changes in patterns of brain functioning are associated with positive changes in physical, emotional, and cognitive functioning. Often the client is unaware of the mechanisms that underlie the changes as they are occurring, although many report acquiring a ‘felt sense’ of the positive changes after the session.
We currently have two therapists offering NFB:
Todd Baker in our Keller, Southlake, and Bedford offices (self pay only)
Beth Ann Contreras in our Bedford office
Neurofeedback is commonly used for:
Neurofeedback is used to help regulate: