What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, also called EEG biofeedback, is a safe and effective therapy technique that tackles the root of the problem by training the brain to better regulate itself. Years of clinical research have shown that certain patterns of abnormal brainwaves correlate with certain behaviors.
Patients typically come to the office 1-3 times per week and watch a movie or listen to audio that rewards their brain for achieving the desired behavior, such as producing more relaxation or less inattention. Over time, your brain learns how to keep this new level of functioning outside of your sessions and into your daily life. Unlike medication, neurofeedback is not a lifetime of treatment. However, training requires commitment and consistency. Neurofeedback can be provided as a standalone treatment, or alongside Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other interventions.
We also offer Myndlift home neurofeedback training.
What is 19 Channel LoRETA Z Score Neurofeedback?
While other clinics tend to offer 1-5 channel training, Behavioral Associates utilizes 19-channel neurofeedback (also know as LoRETA Z-score neurofeedback or “full cap” neurofeedback). This highly efficient form of neurofeedback trains up to 5,700 variables at one time. Loreta analyzes the density of electrical currents measured on the surface of the scalp and uses sophisticated calculations based on reference MRI images to pinpoint the source of these currents deep within the brain. This allows us to target many more areas of the brain than is normally possible with surface EEG, resulting in an increased ability to create lasting, positive changes in your brain.
What is a qEEG Brain Scan?
Before we begin to address your symptoms, we need to understand what is happening in the brain, where it is happening and how problematic the issue is. This is done through a qEEG brain scan. Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG or Quantitative EEG), often referred to as qEEG brain mapping, is an objective assessment tool used to measure the brain’s electrical activity (brainwaves) in the cerebral cortex.
The scan produces a series of visual maps that are analyzed in order for your licensed clinician to devise an individualized treatment plan, which includes neurofeedback training.This non-invasive scan is performed during a 45 minute session by placing an electrode cap on the patient’s head, which is prepped with special conductive gel. Subsequent brain scans are conducted every 1-2 months to monitor progress and measure results.