Neurofeedback, also known as EEG (electroencephalogram) biofeedback, is a therapeutic program that provides immediate feedback from a computer-based program that assesses your brainwave activity. The program then uses sound or visual signals to reorganize or retrain these brain signals. By responding to this process, you learn to regulate and improve your brain function and to alleviate symptoms of various neurological and mental health disorders. This is Neuroplasticity or your brain changing itself through neurofeedback.
When It’s Used
Children, adolescents, and adults with seizure conditions, behavior disorders, attention deficits, autism, ongoing developmental delays, acquired brain injuries, birth trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and stress-related problems. Individuals with insomnia or interrupted sleep patterns, as well as those with age-related cognitive loss, may find neurofeedback helpful. Neurofeedback may also be used as an adjunct intervention with other forms of such as addiction treatment. Finally, neurofeedback is used in settings where individuals are seeking peak performance.
What to Expect
Neurofeedback therapy typically consists of sessions 2-3 times a week for an average of 20 – 30 minutes per session in a clinic. Some people need fewer sessions, while others require more. While you are sitting in a chair, the therapist will attach sensors to your scalp. A computer EEG program will process your brain signals and provide information about various brainwave frequencies. Using a program similar to a video game, you will watch the graphics or listen to music while your brain and central nervous system receive feedback signals from the program. The program will then begin directing your brainwave activity toward more desirable and controlled patterns. You will get immediate feedback from the program when your brainwave patterns improve. Between sessions, you should be able to notice changes in stress, sleep patterns, or mental clarity.
How It Works
Neurofeedback is not considered a cure, but rather a method of managing or regulating the workings of the brain so it functions in a healthier manner. This is achieved by repeated training sessions using a computerized neurofeedback program that teaches your central nervous system to reorganize and regulate brainwave frequencies. Neurofeedback assesses your brain and provides information about areas of dysfunction that are causing symptoms so that they can be treated directly. Various neurofeedback methods and equipment are used for different types of neurological problems.
The Tiger system is brought to you in the convenience and comfort of your home. Additionally, you are assigned a concierge, your personal coach who meets with you twice a month for 6 months to guide you through each step of the process. Additionally, Tiger has partnered with a next-generation company to provide a user-friendly, far easier to use neurofeedback training system.
Tiger’s program integrates heart-rate variability training with neurofeedback which studies have shown, amplifies results and provides you with a self-regulatory tool to manage stress and emotional challenges throughout your day.
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(Adapted from Psychology Today research article)