Benefits of Neurofeedback
A safe and natural approach
Alternative to other treatments that may have been ineffective
Involves no medication
No risky side effects
Teaches the brain without chemicals
Does not change your personality
Effects are long-lasting
Can be used in conjunction with other treatments
While under an MD’s supervision most people can either cut down or stop using medication after successfully completing the required number of sessions
EEG biofeedback, also known as, neurofeedback, has been used successfully with young children, teenagers, and adults of all ages.
Emerald Coast NeuroFeedback can help you feel better, improve focus, and enhance performance in all areas of one’s day-to-day life. The benefits of Neurofeedback are typically long lasting and can positively impact your life, mentally as well as physically. If you’re looking to improve your quality of sleep, concentration, self-confidence, or memory; while reducing stress and/or alleviating distressing symptoms, you are likely to benefit from neurofeedback. While Neurofeedback may be a treatment for more severe symptoms and diagnosed conditions, everyone can benefit from optimizing their brain’s function.
Improved Quality of Sleep
On average, a person needs 8 hours of sleep per night. Recent studies have shown that 7 out of 10 people are not getting the restorative sleep that one needs. Restorative sleep mostly occurs in the deeper stages of sleep and allow the brain and body to restore itself physically and cognitively. A variety of sleep issues including insomnia, problems falling asleep and trouble staying asleep, are a byproduct of brain over arousal, under arousal or brain instability. Emerald Coast NeuroFeedback trains your brain to regulate itself, which in turn helps one fall asleep faster, sleep longer and wake up well rested. Many who have insomnia or trouble falling asleep report dramatic improvements after just a few sessions of neurofeedback. Sleep is integral to our wellbeing and is often a contributing factor to many physical and mental health issues. A lack of sleep can lead to mood swings, increased anxiety, depression, cognitive impairment (forgetfulness, brain fog), daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and weight gain (obesity).
Neurofeedback Can Help Sleep Related Issues/Insomnia:
- Daytime Sleepiness
- Difficulty Falling Asleep/Staying Asleep
- Nightmares or Night Terrors
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Sleep Paralysis
Improved Attention, Focus and Concentration
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a common condition that can significantly impact your life. It can make it difficult to focus on tasks and maintain attention for long periods. Neurofeedback is a safe approach, without chemicals or medication, to help with ADHD by retraining your brain waves.
Whether or not you have ADHD, neurofeedback helps reduce distractions, filter out background noise, and stay focused on the task at hand for more extended periods. It can also improve executive functioning, leading to decreased impulsivity, improved decision making and mental clarity.
Low self-esteem can make you feel inferior to others and negatively impact how you see yourself. In some cases, this can even prevent you from achieving the optimum level of success and happiness in life. Neurofeedback sessions can help you gain a greater sense of self-worth by allowing you to overcome negative thoughts more efficiently and succeed at tasks that once felt impossible, improving your overall mental health. As a result, you’ll feel more relaxed and confident during social situations, which will make it easier to connect with others.
Reduced Stress Levels
High-stress levels can cause anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues that leave you feeling frustrated, worried, and anxious. Neurofeedback sessions can help reduce stress levels and increase relaxation in people with anxiety disorders, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other psychiatric conditions where stress is a factor.
EEG biofeedback gives visual and audio feedback to provide an experience to the brain of enhanced function, allowing the mind to improve its regulation of thoughts. This will allow you to relax more easily when stressful situations arise. When you have a regulated brain, it’s easier to deal with daily stresses, so you feel less anxious or stressed out about life in general.
Improved Mood and Mental Clarity
Neurofeedback sessions can help improve your mood by making it easier for your brain to recognize negative thoughts or feelings so that they don’t linger inside of your mind. When this occurs, it will be much easier for you to let go of negative thoughts or feelings. As a result, this will allow your brain to function more clearly, which will make it easier for you to focus on the things that matter most in life without having negative thoughts clouding your mind.
Neurofeedback isn’t just helpful when it comes to mental health issues like ADHD and anxiety; it can also help improve self-confidence in general. When you have high levels of self-confidence, everything seems more manageable because you don’t doubt yourself as much or worry about what others think about you. Neurofeedback helps improve self-confidence by teaching your brain to self-regulate and move out of states that support patterns of negative thinking that hinder progress and cause further stress or anxiety. You will feel more confident in all aspects of life after learning how to retrain your brain waves with neurofeedback therapy.
Improving memory through neurofeedback therapy can help with various cognitive issues, including ADHD, stroke recovery and learning disabilities. Studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of Neurofeedback for memory improvement in people with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, concussions, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other neurological disorders. Overall, the results were positive and demonstrated improved memory in patients who received neurofeedback therapy compared to traditional care alone.