Neurofeedback is a challenging and enjoyable regular activity that helps women to better focus their attention on the daily challenges that life presents.
The women who have received Neurofeedbck treatment in our program have provided positive feedback on ways that it has helped strengthen their recovery.
Some of the benefits of Neurofeedback we have documented include:
- better stress management
- improved concentration
- improved sleep
- reduced anxiety
- more effective problem solving in school and career
How the Process Works
Andrea Brokaw (pictured, left) facilitates our Neurofeedback Program.
Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that presents a patient’s brainwave activity in real time using a video display technique that allows the patient to learn how to control and change his or her brainwaves to healthier “patterns” or function.
Through several sessions, the patient learns to control objects on the monitor, in essence using his or her mind to play a video game. As the patient’s brain function improves, the difficulty of the game is increased.
The neurofeedback procedure at The Victorian begins by assessing the brain activity. This is done by using EEG recorded brainwaves (or brain signals) and analyzing their relationship to the ability to learn, concentrate, and control emotions.
This comprehensive analysis is used as a guide to re-train specific areas of the brain using exercises that target the identified brain areas that are compromised.
Neurofeedback focuses on the underlying cognitive brain functions to improve brain-processing. The Neurofeedback procedure focuses on symptoms of issues that include:
• Disordered Eating and Addictive Behaviors
• Anxiety/Panic Disorder
• Learning Disabilities
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
A study conducted by the department of Family Practice and Community Health, Medical School, found that Neurofeedback was successful in treatment for addiction in adults and promising as a treatment modality especially those with stimulant abuse and attention and conduct problems.
Visit the EEG Spectrum International website to read a case study that demonstrated that after a completion of 10 SMR sessions, a 42 year-old male with 28 years of alcohol abuse and depression, reported that he no longer craved alcohol. Depression also lessened after two weeks of treatment.