What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is a non-drug, reward-based training system for your brain. The brain needs healthy fast- and slow-moving brainwave activity to function at its best. Neurofeedback, a form of biofeedback, works to change the electrical activity of your brain. It’s a non-invasive treatment that works toward improving the source of your unwanted symptoms.

 

What is Neurofeedback?

 

Neurofeedback is a non-drug, reward-based training system for your brain. The brain needs healthy fast- and slow-moving brainwave activity to function at its best. Neurofeedback uses technology to change the electrical activity of your brain. It’s a type of biofeedback and is a non-invasive treatment that works toward improving the source of your unwanted health symptoms.

Woman running a mobile neurofeedback session at home on the couch.

How Does Neurofeedback Work?

All neurofeedback methods include EEG sensors that monitor your brainwaves, and a computer to send feedback back to you. There are different ways to receive this feedback. It can involve playing a game, listening to music, or watching a video.

The stimuli (game, music, or video) only operates smoothly when your brainwaves are functioning within an optimal range. This acts as a reward for your brain. When your brainwaves fire at a rate that’s not optimal, you’ll receive negative feedback (your movie pauses, the music stops, etc.). This tells your brain that something is out of balance and causes it to “figure out” how to return to a seamless movie, music, or game.

Over the course of a neurofeedback training program, your brain learns from this feedback. This can promote lasting structural changes within your brain. The brain then consistently operates within a more optimal range outside of your training sessions, alleviating your symptoms.

How Does Neurofeedback Work?

All neurofeedback methods include EEG sensors that monitor your brainwaves, and a computer to send feedback back to you. There are different ways to receive this feedback. It can involve playing a game, listening to music, or watching a video.

The stimuli (game, music, or video) only operates smoothly when your brainwaves are functioning within an optimal range. This acts as a reward for your brain. When your brainwaves fire at a rate that’s not optimal, you’ll receive negative feedback (your movie pauses, the music stops, etc.). This tells your brain that something is out of balance and causes it to “figure out” how to return to a seamless movie, music, or game.

Over the course of a neurofeedback training program, your brain learns from this feedback. This can promote lasting structural changes within your brain. The brain then consistently operates within a more optimal range outside of your training sessions, alleviating your symptoms.

What does Neurofeedback help with?

Neurofeedback is used to treat many conditions such as: ADHD and ADD, stress disorders, anxiety, panic attacks, Asperger’s, depression, headaches, migraines, concussions, some forms of memory concerns, and sleep issues.

Sleep and Mental Health

 

Athletes Use Neurofeedback For Peak Performance

Many professional athletes, Olympians, and even business professionals use neurofeedback to improve their performance through improved focus and stress management. Many individuals experience supplemental benefits to neurofeedback training, like improved sleep quality, less anxiety, greater ability to adapt and tackle daily challenges.

Our pro division has worked with NFL Quarterback Kirk Cousins, PGA Golfer Bryson DeChambeau, as well as several NBA, NFL, NHL teams, and other professional athletes.

Athletes Use Neurofeedback For Peak Performance

 

Many professional athletes, Olympians, and even business professionals use neurofeedback to improve mental performance and productivity through increased focus and better stress management. Many individuals experience supplemental benefits to neurofeedback training, which can include improved sleep quality, less anxiety, greater ability to adapt and tackle daily challenges and greater overall cognitive processing.

Our pro division has worked with the likes of Kirk Cousins (NFL Quarterback), Bryson DeChambeau (PGA Golfer), Tobias Harris (NBA Power Forward), the Orlando Magic (NBA team), the Portland Trailblazers (NBA team), and more.

Neurofeedback at Neurocore

Most of our neurofeedback programs begin with a comprehensive assessment. This includes standard checklists and forms, but we also include Heart Rate Variability testing, and a qEEG brain map. An Integrated Visual and Auditory Continuous Performance Test  (IVA) may be included as well.

This brain map looks at the brain’s electrical activity and guides your neurofeedback program based on your unique brain. Here at Neurocore no two clients have quite the same protocols. In order to get the most out of your training, we customize your program to fit your specific needs.

In-Center Neurofeedback Program

 

Neurofeedback can be conducted in different ways. Our in-center brain training is done by watching a movie while connected to brainwave-reading sensors. The movie will pause at times providing you feedback. As a result, this tells your brain subconsciously that your brain waves are not in the optimal ranges. When the movie plays uninterrupted, your brain is doing the right thing. Over time, your brain learns how to stay within the optimal ranges and improve symptoms.

At-Home (Thrive) Neurofeedback Program

man running a remote neurofeedback session using an at home neurofeedback program

Thrive is our at-home, mobile neurofeedback program, which provides the freedom to brain train anywhere, anytime. Train an unlimited amount from the comfort of your own home or wherever there’s an internet connection. You can choose to use videos as your feedback for training, like our in-center program, or try some of Thrive’s game options as well.

Contact Us

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Neurocore makes no claims that it can cure any conditions, including any conditions referenced on its website or in print materials, including ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, migraines, headaches, stress, sleep disorders, Alzheimer’s and dementia.  If you take prescription medications for any of these conditions, you should consult with your doctor before discontinuing use of such medications.