Neurofeedback has been demonstrated to be highly effective in treating varying degrees of psychological and physical disorders. It uses state of the art technology to allow individuals to gradually change his or her own brainwave patterns for optimal functioning.
An optimally functioning brain has the flexibility to change states of attention and arousal. Each situation requires an appropriate mental state. A brain in which there is dysregulation will have difficulty in doing this. It is out of sync with itself.
Neurofeedback is based on the principle that disorders stem from an over- or under-activity of a part of the brain. Neurofeedback assumes that the brain’s electrical activity is a reflection of mental states and that this activity can be trained.
Many disorders are a result of a dominance of undesirable brainwave frequencies. Through neurofeedback, we strive to lower the intensity of the frequencies that are causing these symptoms.
Neurofeedback has no side effects. Because it is a learning process, negative information that is not reinforced will not remain.
This short video (8:33) provides a great review of neurofeedback and the brain (courtesy of EEG info).