Neurofeedback Therapy

What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is brain exercise. We observe your brain in action from moment to moment by monitoring your brainwaves. We show you your brain activity and we help you change it by rewarding shifts toward a more functional and stable brain state. It is a gradual yet dynamic learning process.

Neurofeedback is also referred to as EEG Biofeedback or Neurotherapy. The electroencephalogram (EEG) is another name for the brain wave recordings and, in this context, biofeedback refers to the process by which you learn to change your brainwaves and hence change your control of brain states.

Dr. Kelson discusses Neurofeedback therapy applied to veterans at the Salvation Army Bell Shelter.

How is Neurofeedback done?

Sensors are attached to the scalp with EEG paste to record your brainwaves. It is painless and does not involve the application of any voltage or current to your brain, so it is entirely non-invasive.

A computer processes the brain waves and extracts certain information from them. The ebb and flow of your brain waves and the specific information obtained from them, are shown back to you in the form of a movie or video game. The specific brainwave frequencies we reinforce and the sensor locations on the scalp are unique to each individual.

Does Neurofeedback cure symptoms or conditions?

In the case of organic brain disorders, it is just a matter of getting the brain to function better rather than curing the condition. In the case of disregulation there really is no disease to be cured. Where disregulation is the primary issue, self-regulation is likely the remedy. But the term cure again would not apply.

What happens if Neurofeedback clients are taking medications?

With successful neurofeedback training, medications targeting brain function may no longer be needed, or they may be needed at lower dosages, as the brain takes over the role of regulating itself. It is important for clients to communicate with their prescribing physician regarding neurofeedback and medications.

Calming and Healing

Neurofeedback can improve:

  • Addiction
  • Anger and Rage
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bruxism
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Hot Flashes
  • Migraines
  • Motion Sickness
  • Obsessive Worry
  • Panic Attacks
  • PMS Symptoms
  • PTSD
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Unresolved Loss or Trauma

For Peak Perfomers

For Peak Performance, Neurofeedback can improve attention, sensory processing, and physical movement.

Neurofeedback promotes a higher level of processing between the brain and body through the central nervous system. Who can benefit?

  • Sports Athletes
  • Actors
  • Announcers
  • Dancers
  • Gymnasts
  • Musicians
  • Working Professionals
  • High Adrenalin Professions

Improved Function in Children

Neurofeedback can improve:

  • Asthma
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Impulsivity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Tantrums
  • Test-taking Anxiety
  • Tics

Improved Function in Adults

Neurofeedback can improve:

  • Adult ADD/ADHD
  • Asthma
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Impulsivity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Rage and Aggression
  • Social Anxiety
  • Tics
  • Word-finding
  • Stutter/Stammer
  • Dream Recollection
  • Memory
  • Dementia symptoms

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call:

(310) 909-4538