At the Landmark Center for Behavioral Health, we offer Neurofeedback, a type of biofeedback that uses electroencephalographic (EEG) measurements. Neurofeedback was first discovered in 1963 and is now being applied to a wide range of disorders. The scientific principles behind Neurofeedback are elegantly simple. When the brain works, it generates small electrical voltages. In Neurofeedback, these voltages are measured with modern computer equipment connected to small, painless sensors that are applied to the person’s scalp and earlobe. The signals measured are not random, but rather are organized into rhythms of varying frequencies that reflect different emotional and behavioral states. When the brain produces a positive signal, the person is rewarded with a pleasant audio-visual display. The objective of treatment is that, the individual will learn to recognize the state of balanced brain function and spend more time there.
Neurofeedback is very effective in treating a variety of emotional and behavioral disorders, including: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), generalized anxiety, addiction, and headaches. In addition, Neurofeedback can help enhance performance for athletes, businesspersons, and entertainers. Neurofeedback does not require (or restrict) the use of medications and does not involve any form of electrical or magnetic stimulation of the brain (the sensors are for measurement only).
Each person’s response to treatment will occur at a different pace, however, meaningful changes in brain function often require 20-40 treatment sessions, and in some cases, more. For some people, Neurofeedback is preferable to psychotherapy because traditional forms of counseling often require as many or more sessions and do not provide the client with objectively measurable results. At the Landmark Center for Behavioral Health we utilize a process of consultation, clinical evaluation, and treatment planning before initiating a course of Neurofeedback training. Please feel free to contact our office for further information or to schedule an initial consultation.