What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback training is exercise for your brain. In the same way people use physical activity to keep their bodies healthy, we use Neurofeedback training to keep your brain healthy. Neurofeedback training can help with cognitive and mood symptom correction, stress management and performance optimization.
Neurofeedback training works by strengthening and balancing brainwave activity. This is done through the use of a sensitive electronic instrument called an electroencephalograph (EEG) that measures the frequency and strength of an individual’s brain electrical activity. This information is processed and almost instantaneously presented back to the individual in the form of both visual and auditory stimulation. This feedback allows the individual to learn to produce new desired brainwave patterns.
At first, the changes in brainwave activity are brief and transitory. Through practice with multiple Neurofeedback training sessions, the new electrical activity in the brain will become more firmly conditioned in patterns associated with better performance.
Is Neurofeedback Training the same as therapy?
No. Neurofeedback is a specialized form of biofeedback. This training utilizes the process of neurofeedback to learn and strengthen desired brainwave activity. Thus it is a training process rather than a therapy process.
How long does Neurofeedback Training take?
To establish and consolidate changes in brain waves usually takes 20 to 30 neurofeedback training sessions. These sessions take about 40 minutes and can be done twice a week or more.
What does Neurofeedback Training cost?
The qEEG assessment costs $500 + HST and training sessions are $850 + HST for 10 training sessions. A Home Training kit can be rented for $1500 + HST per month, which allows you to train anytime in your own home and includes unlimited training sessions. Please note a fully refundable deposit for equipment rental is also required.
How is my individualized Neurofeedback Training program created?
Your Neurofeedback Training program will begin with a thorough and holistic assessment to establish a picture of performance issues and a baseline EEG recording.
This assessment procedure allows us to then determine an individualized training program to help you learn to train down or train up brain wave patterns for symptom management (correction), stress management (prevention) and performance management (optimization).
You will establish a performance baseline, which is then tracked throughout the course of your trainings to monitor changes.
How do I sign up for Neurofeedback?
Call or email Humanitas Inc to start your Neurofeedback Training Program.