– Dr. Terra Johnston (PhD, RSW), Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner
What is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a drugless approach to addressing brainwave imbalance. Brainwave imbalances can result or present as neurological conditions such as: ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, learning disorders, and depression. Rebalancing brainwaves can lead to improved functionality, health and wellbeing.
How does neurofeedback work?
First a comprehensive QEEG assessment—or brain mapping—is done to measure your brainwave patterns to determine imbalances. Based on your unique brain map, a customized plan of care is created to retrain and normalize your brainwave imbalances. Based on this customized plan of care, you will undergo a series of brain-training sessions using a state-of-the-art computer-based system.
Sensors are placed on the scalp in key areas of the brain. These sensors send information (neurofeedback) on your brainwaves to the BRAINCORENEUROFEEDBACK computer system which, in turn, sends information back to your brain through visual and audio signals. Through a process called operant conditioning, your brain will learn how to better regulate its brainwaves.
What is a typical course of care?
Each neurofeedback session can last between 30-60 minutes in length, and, depending on your customized plan of care, the number of sessions you may require can range between 20-40 sessions. Most patients show improvement within the first 4-8 sessions. Long term follow-up studies show results can last up to 40 years.