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What is Neurofeedback?

Brainwave training makes your brain more flexible.  This allows a person to quiet a racing mind when it is time to sleep and to put fast thinking waves in charge when faced with mental challenges.  Neurofeedback is biofeedback of the brain waves.  Probes are put on the head in strategic places to measure the brainwave frequencies that are dominant.  This information is given to the person in a way that allows learning to occur.

Playing a simple game or manipulating a picture helps the brain to learn what it needs to do for successful training.  You don’t need to know how to cause the brainwaves to function the desired way, your just need to know what you want to happen to the game or the picture.  Brainwaves bounce around continually and when certain configurations cause a reward the brain will respond.

Neurofeedback and seizures

Neurofeedback is highly effective for prevention of seizure activity.  This is the most studied of the neurofeedback benefits.  The process is simple and the results are quickly observed.  I recommend neurofeedback for anyone with seizure activity. 

Children with autism often develop seizure activity during adolescence.  I recommend all autistic children to do neurofeedback training for seizure prevention before puberty.

How long does Neurofeedback training last?

The training once completed can last the rest of a lifetime.  When the brain is learning how to function in an orderly way and eliminating confusing or disorderly activity, it will continue to use these new skills and will constantly reinforce the learning.  The results will be lasting.

Allergies, food intolerances, poor digestion and poor nutrition can make it more difficult for the training to hold.  Toxic environments either physical or psychological make it very difficult  to retain benefits.  All of these conditions can be identified treated naturally making it easier for the training to hold.  It is very important to be thorough when discussing medical and family history so these conditions can be treated making neurofeedback training more successful.

Neurofeedback and ADHD

Often people with ADHD and hyperactivity have high levels of slow brain waves dominant when they are struggling with an activity.  By learning how to reduce the slow waves and increase the faster waves they are able to focus for longer periods of time and complete tasks much faster. 

These slow waves are often responsible for hyperactivity.  Just think back to a time when you were in a dimmed lecture hall about 2:00 in the afternoon.  Did you feel sleepy?  What did you do to stay awake and alert?  Most people will fidget to stay awake.  Adults can do this without bothering others too much.  Children tend to be disruptive when they are trying to stay alert.  Often this causes them to be in trouble and starts a very discouraging cycle of failure.  Neurofeedback can help these children to stay alert and focused during these tasks.

But My Child Can Concentrate for Long Periods of Time When He Wants To

This is a classic response from parents when they try to help their children to overcome ADHD symptoms.  I say this is a great sign that with brain wave training they can concentrate on many other tasks also.  It is easy for them to concentrate on activities that interest them.  Let’s be realistic and admit that often tasks that are difficult for these children are just not that interesting to them.  There is nothing wrong with that.   They just need to learn how to access these same brainwave activities that help them concentrate on interesting activities and use them to focus on less interesting but very important tasks for learning.

The Gift of Neurofeedback

Children deserve to have a happy and carefree childhood.  Neurofeedback training can take away the trauma of difficulty in school and with homework, leaving much more time for making great memories of growing up.  Give your child the gift of brainwave training while they are young so they can benefit for the rest of their life.