Neurofeedback has shown improvement in developmental trauma, PTSD, ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, mood disorders, addictions, eating disorders, OCD and more.
Neurofeedback is biofeedback on the electrical activity of the brain. Neurofeedback or EEG biofeedback, is a self regulation technique in which the individual learns to alter her/his brain activity. During the training, an electrode(s) are placed in a predetermined location on the scalp, and the brain activity (EEG signal) is being measured, i.e. protocol. The brain activity is fed to the computer and gets analyzed. When the brain activity is “good” the individual receives in real time a visual and audio reward. Over time, the individual learn to alter his/her brain activity. These changes may improve the cognition, emotions and behavior functioning.
The protocol is individual and is based on the individual symptoms and goals, brain mapping, research and experience.
Adverse reactions are mild and transient, and quickly resolved when addressed (either by modifying the frequencies and/or the location). Possible reactions include tiredness, headaches, sleep disturbance, and reactivity.
Biofeedback is a learning process, in which the individual increase (or decrease) behavior through the use of reinforcement (positive or negative).
How does it work? A sensor that records the physiological activity is placed, the signal is analyzed in the computer that provides a real time feedback to the individual. Over time, the individual learns to improve the physiological activity.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
Physiology of HRV: HRV stimulates the vagus nerve is connected to the brain stem and help the brain to switch from fight or flight mode to relax mode. The brain stem is connected to the limbic system, which helps the limbic system to calm.
include a clinical evaluation by a neurologist.
Quantitative EEG (qEEG)
An event related potential (ERP) is the EEG response to a cognitive stimulus. that is a direct results of a specific sensory, cognitive or motor event. This measure provides an on invasive means to evaluate brain functioning. The ERP is measures in different structures of the the brain depending of the function that is evaluating, at least 13 components can be evaluated d anompatread with normative database which will guide better therapeutic recommendations and more precise neurofeedback protocol.
These techniques allow the clinical practitioner to fully understand brain function through precise interpretations and localization of brain structures that will be target for the training.
qEEG/ERP are now in extensive study to showed biomarkers for mental disorders. The new approach assumes that a psychiatric diagnosis is made not only from behavior, but also from the knowledge of which brain system is impaired.
This information will be use for the following:
- Targeting the training protocols
- Findings more adequate pharmacological treatment
- Recommending more appropriate therapeutic approaches
- Evaluating the progress throughout the program ( this can be an objective measure to validate the brain function progress from the different phases of the program)
Home Based Neurofeedback
We are offering home based neurofeedback during this stay-at-home time!
Our goal is to provide neurofeedback (NFB) opportunities to people who live far away and don’t have an easy access to a NFB practitioner. By participating in our home-based neurofeedback services, you will be able to perform the neurofeedback sessions in the comfort of your own home, while having the supervision of our expert staff at Boston NeuroDynamics.
How does it work?
We will provide you with all the equipment that you will need through a no-contact pick up process. Through telehealth communication, we will train you how to do the equipment safely and confidently. Then, all the sessions will be done remotely, one-on-one with a neurofeedback provider.
Our course “Introduction to Neurofeedback” is a 36 hour BCIA acreditied Certified Training. It fulfills all the criteria of didactic training necessary for BCIA board certification in Neurofeedback.
For more information including upcoming training dates, a course guide, and registration forms, click here.