What is Neurofeedback Therapy?
Neurofeedback Therapy uses brain functioning and behavior therapy to help individuals heal.
Practitioners of Neurofeedback Therapy use biofeedback to make the brain behave in a more functional manner that can assuage the symptoms of some mental health concerns. Neurofeedback Therapy involves retraining your brain to get the desired outcome.
In Neurofeedback Therapy, the counselor measures your brain activity while receiving a stimulus. For example, your counselor may ask you to think about a time you were stressed, then monitor your brain’s response. By seeing these effects immediately, you can work on making changes in your body, such as breathing deeply, so your responses become more helpful.
Neurofeedback Therapy sessions usually involve having painless sensors attached to your head. Your therapist will then explain what the machine says about your brain and body responses. You might listen to music or watch a calming video while connected to the device. Then, you can watch in real-time as your brain and physiology change. Your therapist will help you understand the changes and what they mean for you and your mental health.
Neurofeedback helps you learn to self-regulate when in stressful or emotionally-distressing situations. It can be helpful for people with various mental health concerns.