Neurofeedback (NFB), also called EEG biofeedback, is based on electrical currents in the brain. The goal is to regulate and thereby, optimize brain function. For example, if the brain is under-functioning in an area, such as we see with depression or low mood, NFB increases faster brain waves and decreases slower brain waves in that area of the brain. The result is improved mood, as well as overall functioning. Electrodes are placed on the head; the number and location depend on the issue being treated. Clients attempt to maintain a state of "relaxed focus" while they watch a display on a computer monitor. Feedback is auditory (more beeps when the brain is responding well) and visual. Videos about neurofeedback and the treatment process are available online. Neurofeedback has been demonstrated to help with a variety of issues, including:
Depression, low mood
Anger, oppositional behavior
Neurofeedback provides a way to reduce the issues that stand in the way of a fuller life. Combined with traditional counseling techniques, NFB is a highly effective way to improve performance, address life issues, and move forward in achieving your desired goals.
Kalamazoo Neurofeedback and Counseling Center (269) 330-7030 KalamazooNeurofeedback.com
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