Imagine that you are driving on an adventure at sunset and Google Maps is guiding you to go down a dirt road which doesn’t seem like it is taking you in the correct direction. There is a paved road beside you but you can’t figure out how to get on it. Neurofeedback connects you to that road so that you can continue on your journey…
Neurofeedback simply boosts your brain to work better. Neurofeedback occurs every second of our lives such as when a toddler learns to walk but falls down, the fall (hitting the floor is the negative feedback) sends feedback to the brain. The toddler’s motivation to walk and the brain grasping what works (walking a few steps) and what does not work (imbalance-fell down) builds pathways that the brain will continue to use and build upon. Another example is learning to ride a bicycle which requires more than learning balance, coordination, and motor skills. The brain processes calculations without us having to think about it Click here to watch a video.
Neurofeedback monitors the brain wave activity and boosts the brain to correct itself, called neuroplasticity. It does not add electrical input to the brain, but measures activity from the brain as a microphone would.
While you are watching a movie or playing a game, the NFB software displays the feedback on the screen in the form of a white or black fog, or by changing the screen size. Your brain will do the rest.
Neurofeedback alleviates and relieves symptoms, non-invasively and drug- free. Our goal at Intellect LLC is for your brain to stabilize enough to allow your prescription drug provider to reduce the medications you may be currently taking.
With the power of neurofeedback, Intellect LLC may help you be who you really are.
It is time for you to take back control of your life, call today so that I can sit down with you and explain how I may help you be better.
There are many different systems, equipment, and practitioner training required to conduct neurofeedback. Intellect LLC utilizes Cygnet equipment and the Othmer Method from EEG Info. It is the world’s leader in the state of the art system in neurofeedback for therapeutic applications.
Other systems use the same protocols for everyone and train your brainwaves by comparing your brainwaves to a 20-year-old database of other people’s brain. There is no “normal brain.” We do not normalize or average brainwaves, our system individualizes our protocol to your symptoms and your brain. Intellect LLC wants to optimize your brain to reach its peak performance.
The Othmer method is the only system that we know of that provides ongoing support for practitioners through blogs with other practitioners throughout the world and phone calls with the scientists who developed the system. This ongoing support and worldwide collaboration are important to produce the best-individualized outcome.
The field of neurofeedback does not require licensure to demonstrate competence, education, or training, but the Cygnet/Othmer system does. Headaches and negative side effects can happen, and if the NF practitioner understands the system and how the brain works, they should adjust the system during the next session, and the side effects should go away.
To find a provider and learn more: eeginfo.com
Conditions neurofeedback may be able to reduce include:
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Chronic Fatigue
- Eating disorders
- Emotional dysregulation
- Mental health issues
- Mood disorders
- Peak brain or sports performance
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
**The American Academy of Pediatrics has identified that NFB is a level II evidenced-based treatment of ADHD.