What is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a medical treatment that utilizes EEG technology to pinpoint imbalances in your brain and provide feedback about your brainwave activity in real-time.
Through the behavior-changing power of operant conditioning, you can quite literally rewire your brain to function better based on learned consequences. Here’s how neurofeedback therapy works.
When your brain is creating brainwaves that are within normal, or optimal, ranges, a positive reward is given during your therapy. Most often, this positive reward is either a movie, song, or video game of your choosing. The movie, song, or game will continue to play for as long as your brainwaves stay within optimal ranges. As soon as they move outside of optimal ranges, the “reward” is taken away, thus stopping the movie, song, or video game.
When this occurs, it signifies that your brain needs to work to get back to functioning in an optimal state. Repeated exposure to these positive and negative rewards helps to change the state of your brain and leads to lasting changes in the way it functions and responds to stimuli such as stress.
What types of mental health disorders can neurofeedback be used to treat?
Neurofeedback is used to treat many of the most common mental health disorders people face today, including:
- Anxiety disorders
- Attachment disorders
- Depression disorders
- Bipolar disorders
- And PTSD
Neurofeedback treatment can also be used to help manage many other conditions associated with mental health disorders, including insomnia and other sleep-related issues.
People who don’t have any mental health disorders can still benefit from neurofeedback too! Many professional athletes, scientists, and business executives incorporate neurofeedback training to improve focus, sleep, and overall cognitive performance.
Benefits of neurofeedback treatment
Struggling to manage your mental health is a challenge many people face daily. And even with therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes, sometimes that isn’t enough to alleviate symptoms. Here are some of the top benefits of incorporating neurofeedback into your treatment plan:
- Neurofeedback is drug-free
- Neurofeedback is an all-natural treatment option and entirely non-invasive
- There are no known side effects associated with neurofeedback treatment
- Neurofeedback treats the problem at the source rather than just masking the symptoms
- Neurofeedback offers long-lasting relief due to the fundamental changes it facilitates in your brain
- Neurofeedback puts you in control of your health and otherwise subconscious bodily functions
- And in some cases, neurofeedback can decrease or even eliminate an individual’s need for prescription medication
Learn more about Denver neurofeedback therapy
If you’re interested in talking to an expert about Denver neurofeedback therapy, reach to our team at McWhorter CNR. We’ll take the time to understand the symptoms you’re experiencing and the relief you’re hoping to gain.
Don’t wait any longer. Contact us today to get started with your brain training so you can better manage your mental health.