Neurofeedback is a specific form of biofeedback in which individuals develop increased awareness of and the ability to alter their brain’s electrical activity. Over time, the brain’s baseline changes, naturally creating the desirable brain activity.
Neurofeedback is effective with a variety of symptoms and presenting problems, which include the following:
- Mood Disorders
- PTSD, Developmental Trauma
- Stress reduction
- Insomnia or Sleep Difficulties
- And Many More!
What to Expect
Sessions typically last 30-60 minutes and are conducted in conjunction with Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biofeedback treatment. Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, passive treatment and creates change via the brain’s natural learning ability. Individuals have several electrodes placed on key-identified areas on their head during training sessions, which serve as a real-time measurement of brain activity. Feedback is then provided via audio or video.
A good candidate for neurofeedback is able to commit to consistent training at one or two times weekly, and is motivated to work toward emotional and behavioral change. Gersten Center does not provide Neurofeedback services to individuals with chronic substance use, epilepsy, or traumatic brain injuries. Please reach out to us at 847-329-9210 for more information and our knowledgeable staff can help you determine if neurofeedback is right for you.