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How Neurofeedback Can Help Your Therapeutic Process


Neurofeedback is a Neurotherapy technique that measures a client’s brain activity to help them understand how a situation or stimulus changes their brain activity and the effect of implementing strategies to regulate their brain activity for optimal functioning.

Why is Neurotherapy Effective?

By measuring and showing your client their brain activity, they are able to “see” and visualize their emotional responses to a situation or a stimulus. This technique can be helpful for showing a patient what happens when they feel anxious, and how their brain activity can change when they implement relaxation techniques.

Why Should I Provide Neurofeedback For My Clients?

Sometimes, clients may experience anxiety when performing cognitive tasks, which can lead to performance “choking”. This looks like a decline in performance of a task as the client enters an anxious emotional state. For example, a client may feel overwhelmed when they have to attend to many stimuli in a short amount of time, such as when one must dual-task. By using neurofeedback while a client completes a cognitive exercise involving dual tasking, this may help the client learn how to conquer their anxiety and perform the cognitive task with success.

Who Can Neurofeedback Help?

Neurofeedback can be used for a variety of clients. Often, people with anxiety disorders, depressionbrain injury, stroke, or learning disabilities may seek neurofeedback treatment. This kind of treatment can be offered by trained professionals, which include medical doctors, psychologists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists.

How Does Neurofeedback Work?

Neurotherapy is done using Electroencephalogram (EEG) electrodes or sensors, which are then connected to a computer that displays the client’s brain activity. First, a client undergoes quantitative EEG (qEEG) to identify which areas of the brain to focus on. Once a client undergoes qEEG, the neurotherapist will then tailor neurotherapy sessions according to which brain areas are acting abnormally.

Want To Learn More About Neurotherapy?

Interested in learning about how you can combine neurofeedback and cognitive training? Listen and watch these audio and video clips below to learn more about cognitive training with neurofeedback.

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