Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A NEUROFEEDBACK SESSION?
Neurofeedback sessions are both relaxing and enjoyable. They are 30 minutes long, during which you will be watching a movie or listening to music of your choice. Sensors, designed to monitor your brainwave output while you are training are placed lightly on your scalp.
When out of balance patterns are measured, a response is triggered from the software that pauses or dims the video or music. Your brain senses the change and subconsciously modifies itself back into a more balanced pattern. With repetition of this process, eventually your brain learns to stay within healthy ranges on its own without neurofeedback.
WHAT DOES A NORMAL TRAINING PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?
Each program is independently designed based on the results of your brain map. Much like going to the gym, every person requires a different length of time to improve. A typical training program will consist of 20 – 40 sessions for most people.
WILL THE EFFECTS OF NEUROFEEDBACK LAST?
Yes. That`s one of the key benefits to this unique technology. Long term follow-ups have been done on many patients over the years. Dr. Joel Lubar at the University of Tennessee has followed ADD clients who’ve sustained their improvements from neurofeedback for 10-20 years.
Research following epileptic patients 12 months after brain training shows the effects on epilepsy still holding.
DOES THE NEUROFEEDBACK INTERFERE WITH MY MEDICATIONS?
Neurofeedback training is a natural process. As a result, there are no side effects, allowing you to continue with your medication regimen. Our goal is to work with you and your prescribing physician to determine if you may be able to reduce or eliminate medications, based on your results.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS FROM NEUROFEEDBACK?
Results will vary from one person to the next. Some feel different within a couple of sessions, while tougher conditions will take many sessions to see any noticeable results. It’s important to not get impatient and listen to the practitioner. Some patients find it helpful to journal their daily changes as they notice them occurring.