What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, also called EEG Biofeedback, is Exercise for the Brain! It is evidence-based, extensively researched, interactive, and fun. This proven non-invasive neurotherapy teaches your brain to function in a more balanced and healthful way. It does so by shifting the way the brain produces and distributes its electrical energy. Four divisions of electrical impulses make your brainwaves: Delta, Theta, Alpha and Beta.
These frequency bands tell us which parts of your brain are active and which frequency bands the brain should be using to complete a given task or activity. For instance, when we are balancing our checkbooks or in a class following directions, certain areas of our brain will need to be active and using the faster frequency called Beta. On the other hand, if after a long day we wish to relax and wind down, a different part of the brain will need to be activated using the slower brainwave frequency called Alpha.
The goal of Neurofeedback is to improve the brain’s ability to self-regulate, maintain flexibility, and smoothly shift between states of relaxation and arousal. Since the brain also controls Attention Regulation, Emotional Regulation and Affect Regulation, this ultimately allows the entire Central Nervous System to resume normal functioning.
Here at Serenity Zone, with two locations in Oceanside and Island Park, NY, we have been helping people successfully train their brain to change their health and life for more than a decade. Using our evidence based neuro-therapeutic approach to identifying the underlying causes, we prescribe a corrective plan that often includes neurofeedback to help restore function and optimize health.
How Does Neurofeedback Work?
First we begin with a qEEG brain map to see exactly how the Frequency Bands are firing where the imbalance is and to what extent.
Once the dysfunction is located and severity determined, a corrective care plan will be recommended to you by our team of brain training specialists.
You will begin care 2-3 times each week that retrains your brain in as little as 12 weeks. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it is scientifically shown to work. The great thing is, you don’t DO anything- your brain does the work while you sit back and enjoy a movie. With each session, your brain waves will become more regulated and optimized for balance and improved function.
This re-patterning of the brain, is accomplished by a proprietary integrated system that uses Braincore Neurofeedback brain training technology to “wake up” and “work-out” parts of the brain and allow the brain waves to re-regulate the areas to begin to work together in a healthy, organized manner.
In a few short weeks, with BrainCore Neurofeedback sessions, the training will begin to create new pathways and re-balance brain waves so your brain can work in an integrated and functional manner. As the brain patterns change, function is restored and health is optimized. When the brain is healthy, the body is healthy, allowing you to experience greater health, happiness and wellbeing.
What Conditions and Why Are So Many Different Ones Helped by Neurofeedback?
Many disorders are caused by poorly functioning patterns in the brain. Extensive research shows that the brain can restructure itself and learn more adaptive patterns at any age, which improves function. Neurofeedback is actually changing imbalances and altering brain pathways, not targeting specific disorders. This amazing ability of the brain is particularly noticeable in cases of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke or other physical trauma to the brain. Regardless of whether certain areas of the brain are overactive or underactive, Neurofeedback helps the brain to self-regulate and ultimately produce more healthful brainwave patterns and change thinking and behavior patterns.
Here at Serenity Zone
We use the BrainCore Neurofeedback therapy and neuroimaging technology (QEEG) to map the brain. This allows us to discover how each individual’s brain is dysregulated and contributing to their symptoms.
Once we determine where the affected areas are, we create a corrective plan of care using the most cutting-edge neurotherapies and brain training tools to optimize the exact networks and pathways of the brain so the person can improve function, health and wellbeing.
Care plans will typically include a combination of one or more of the following corrective and natural brain health modalities: Braincore Neurofeedback, Biofeedback Stress Management, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Light Therapy, Relaxation Therapy, Autogenic Training, Individual or Group Counseling.
This comprehensive approach to your health, delivers the correction, skills and habits needed to continue improvement so you can optimize your health and life.
Understand Your Brain
Understand the symptoms that may be associated with specific brainwave imbalances.
- Cognitive Impairment
- Focus and Attention Issues
- Socially Inappropriate
- Easily distracted
- Excessive Speech
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Learning Disorders
- Autism / Asperger’s
- Victim Mentality
- Excessive Self Concern
- Passive Aggressive
- Avoidance Behavior
- Withdrawal Behavior
- Tension Headaches
- Obsessive Thinking
- Excessive Rationalization
- Poor Emotional Self-awareness
- Panic Attacks
- Chronic Pain
- Dislike Change
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If you’re interested in learning more, we’re happy to spend time with you on the phone to see if the services we offer would be a good fit for you. Contact Us Today to Get Started Training Your Brain to Change Your Health & Life.
Learn more about Brainwave dysregulation and how BrainCore Neurofeedback Therapy helps.