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Neurofeedback and Biofeedback

Neurofeedback, SeattleWhat is Neurofeedback? Neurofeedback is biofeedback for the brain. Neurofeedback helps improve the functioning of the brain, calming it and improving its stability. Neurofeedback is easy, and any recipient of Neurofeedback can do it. The brain learns to increase certain brainwaves that are helpful for improved function. The brain can decrease excessive fast or slow brainwaves that interfere with good functioning. In time, the result is a healthier and better regulated brain. Neurofeedback enhances the use of psychotherapy, and can be used as a complement to or alternative to pharmacological or other therapies.

Neurofeedback and Biofeedback - CCM and Neurofeedback of Seattle in Seattle, WA

Neurofeedback sessions include brainwave exercises to train the brain by playing a computer video game. Neurofeedback uses metal pads that are placed on the scalp to provide brainwave (EEG) feedback. This feedback allows the client to manipulate and play the game simply through thought (no manual manipulation is involved during a Neurofeedback session). While the client is playing the game during a Neurofeedback session, her brainwave patterns and progress are observed on the therapist's screen, as he monitors brain wave responses displayed in the 3-D image above (color coded to represent Z-Scores. Green is optimal, blue and red represent under performance or over performance). The client is actively involved in the tasks designed to help improve their cognitive functioning through designed brain wave training protocols. Upon completion of a Neurofeedback session, client and therapist review the training data through 3D imaging and graphic depiction of what was happening in the brain during each training session. The LORETA Images above illustrate advanced brain analysis in 3D, Connectivity and Diffusion Tension Imaging that support the clinician using advanced software to assess the areas of the brain to obtain precision in addressing the challenging areas of the brain in both symptoms and locations.

How Does Neurofeedback Help?
Salvatore Barba, Deborah Houseworth offers Neurofeedback in Seattle, WANeurofeedback is also referred to as Neurotherapy, or Neuromodulation. Neurofeedback makes information available to the brain almost instantly, and asks it to make adjustments. This input provides the brain with greater ability to self-manage or regulate. State flexibility is inherent in the brain, and when the brain is diminished in flexibility, (known as stuck or fixated) a variety of problems can arise, such as impulsivity, ADD, anger, sleep problems, post-traumatic stress syndrome, anxiety, migraine headaches, depression and agitation. Neurofeedback increases state flexibility. Neurofeedback reduces stress and is relaxing, and provides a direct and lasting impact on brain regulation along with central nervous system function.

How is Neurofeedback Used Clinically?
The most common problems addressed by licensed and competent clinicians who use Neurotherapy and advanced analysis software (QEEG's-brain mapping, LORETA-Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography-3D in their practice are:

  • CCM and Neurofeedback of Seattle offers safe, effective Neurofeedback in Seattle, WAADD/ADHD
  • Peak performance training
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anger and rage
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Conduct Disorders
  • PTSD
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • Migraine and Headaches
  • Chronic Pain
  • Sleep Dysregulation
  • Autism
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder

What to Expect on your Initial Visit
Neurofeedback and Biofeedback - CCM and Neurofeedback of Seattle in Seattle, WAThere are a variety of ways to address most problems, we first obtain a complete history of the challenges that you want addressed on your first visit. During your first visit we will discuss your concerns in depth, and mutually decide what the best approaches are for addressing them. To make an appointment or inquire further, click here.

Center for Complementary Medicine and Neurofeedback of Seattle
4649 Sunnyside Ave N #344
Seattle, WA 98103

206-525-0750
deborahhouseworth@mac.com

Neurofeedback Seattle offers free parking and easy access to our Seattle location.

 

 

Neurofeedback and Biofeedback - CCM and Neurofeedback of Seattle in Seattle, WA