Neurofeedback London – Brighton – Manchester provides Personalised Brain Training.

Neurofeedback is preconscious brain training aimed at enhancing our mental, emotional and spiritual health

Case Study - ADHD, Suspected Autism, Teenager, Behavioural Issues

Frances is having gender identity issues on top of his school life falling apart. 

Unfriended and too restless to focus, they are facing expulsion in the year before GCSEs. 

Their sleep improved after the first neurofeedback session.  

Within ten sessions, Frances was able to focus on their homework.  Hyperactivity subsided, better body awareness. 

After twenty sessions, Frances made conscious decisions to seek counsel, with whom they would for the first time engage in a productive manner. 

We continued with weekly / fortnightly sessions as mood and outlook on life gained positive momentum. 

Persons with an ADD / ADHD diagnosis often present with many more issues that just an attention deficit or distractibility: 

– sleep issues: onset and depth / maintenance

– impulsive aggression and rage

– anxieties and fears

– inflexibility and inability to take on new perspectives

– lack of self control

With a qEEG brain map, we can identify such vulnerabilities and work on the brain areas contributing to such behaviour patterns with neurofeedback training.

Case Study - Pre-Menopausal Depression and Betrayal

Neurofeedback training can improve sense of self and cortical functioning

Linda had been betrayed. 

Her depression resurfaced, the usual bubbly self subsiding into a self-conscious, dampened facade. 

A busy bout of work exhausted her to the stage she recalled the trigger warning sessions from previous stints in rehabilitation. 

She decided to reduce her hours and embark on a twenty-session neurofeedback course. 

Nervous excitement after the first session turned into a grounded sense of self.  Deep sleep took on a new meaning.

Self-criticism subsided, Motivation returned. 

Being on her own was no longer her refuge of choice; instead she rekindled productive relationships, and set aside people and places that were soaking up her energy. 

After five sessions she exclaimed, “it’s worth it”. 

Having and using this time to optimise her mental and emotional well-being is a reward for her to prepare for the opportunities ahead. 

She is planning a week-long intensive, watching two movies a day whilst training her brain.   

With FMT protocols we will address her brain fog and working memory.

Case Study - Autism, Young Child

Repetitive restrictive behaviour in autism illustrated with ordering of things or toys before treatment with neurofeedback

Karl is five, energetic and was unable to express his feelings or needs.  

He became aggressive and appeared to have no sense for the impact his violent outbursts have. 

Three ILF sessions induced enough calming and trust in the electrodes that we were able to do a qEEG brain map. 

Over the next ten sessions his sleep became deeper and he became noticeably more aware of others and their possible reactions. 

By now we were able to extend sessions to over an hour at a time.

Karl’s moods stabilised and his focus improved sharply.  He began to speak fluently in his mother tongue.  

After fifty sessions we reduced training intensity to once per week and do intensives instead during some school holidays.

Working memory improvement from neurofeedback training for menopause

Case Study - Stroke / Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Claire is a 48-year old female who is three years post-thalamic CVA (ruptured aneurysm).  In particular, her physical symptoms included severe muscle contractures in her wrist and elbows leading to impaired movement, as well as being wheel-chair bound.

After two neurofeedback sessions, she got her wrist and elbow released.  

Claire was getting active elbow extension and shoulder flexion after five sessions.  Pain was also resolved in her hand, which had been a major issue previously.

Functionally, she achieved improved independence in dressing skills, required only minimal assistance with bathing, and was able to walk with a cane.  

After thirty neurofeedback sessions, Claire started walking without her cane. 

Significant improvements (over 50%) included: 

 – Working memory, chronic aching pain, attention deficit

 – reduced night sweats, vertigo and hot flashes

 – improved body awareness, balance, fine motor coordination, muscle spasticity, reflux and chronic nerve pain

 – significantly reduced paranoia

Case Study - Marriage Problems

Sean and Sairah were going through a difficult patch in their relationship.   

They had endured a year’s worth of noisy renovation work on their doorstep while they were looking after two years of looking after her mother and raising a newborn. 

Self-diagnosed as PTSD, they were loathe to engaging in ‘softer’ therapies at this stage, for multiple reasons. 

A brain map confirmed they both had similar parietal dysrythmia, affecting their ability to self-nurture.  Sensory stimuli were over-interpreted as relating to them (cingulate hyperunity). 

Sleep improved after the first sessions, which Sean was tracking with an app as well as realising subjectively. 

Sairah’s stress levels reduced substantially.  The incident whereby she slammed the plates because she felt suddenly overloaded, never repeated. 

Twenty sessions brought the two back to a nurturing relationship they were ready to enjoy in time for Christmas.

Case Study - Autism (ASD), Trauma, Bullying

Jason, 22, suffered from trauma as a result of bullying at his workplace. 

He had been diagnosed ASD early in life and experienced the main following issues: 

 – anxiety

 – difficulty understanding conversations

 – lack of emotional and social awareness

 – low self-esteem

 – frequent intra-day mood swings

 – low sleep quality

Jason’s sleep improved after the very first neurofeedback session. 

By the fifth session, most issues had reduced by half in severity. 

 We continued through session 15, while Jason was finding a new work placement that suited him better.  Training effects were lasting. 

Two years later, Jason experienced a painful loss of a family member.  His condition deteriorated. 

We did five neurofeedback sessions; Jason subsequently held a confident talk at a mental health conference.

Case Study - Long Covid

Mary had contracted Covid in January and had almost been hospitalised.  Six months later, she was still working part-time from home and felt like a shadow of her former self. 

She was suffering from fatigue, anxiety and depression, and her sense of smell had not recovered.  Brain fog, which could also be attributable to her perimenopausal stage, significantly reduced her productivity and confidence.

Mary’s sleep improved from the first neurofeedback session, as did her physical stamina. 

Within three weeks, or five sessions, she noticed her sense of smell had begun to return. 

Motivation and focus improved substantially through session ten.  Mary felt reinvigorated and her self-critical thoughts subsided.  “I’m there for my family again!” she commented. 

We did another seven sessions, now spaced weekly, during which Mary remarked that she had never felt a clearer mind before.

Neurofeedback is Personalised Brain Training

With a qEEG Brain Map, we can find vulnerabilities, strengths and challenges. 

Neurofeedback training helps improve our sense of self, sleep, mood regulation, memory and focus.  

It is an evidence-based, scientifically proven treatment, medication-free and non-invasive.

The process is enjoyable – while watching a movie of choice, we give feedback to our brain by changes in volume and picture size.  Our brain preconsciously adapts its behaviour and learning occurs.   See here how it works.

Personalised Brain Training

Personalised Brain Training respects neurodiversity.

We take a holistic approach to achieving and maintaining mental health and optimal performance. 

With a Kaiser Neuromap, we can identify areas of strength and vulnerability.  

Neurofeedback Therapy is Forward-Looking.

Personalised Brain Training is holistic and forward-looking.

We equip the brain with efficient habits to develop resilience and sense of self.

Our identity is shaped in the present.  Neurofeedback is about learning to live in the moment.

Neurofeedback - Two Methods:

Neurofeedback London-Brighton-Manchester uses the most sophisticated methods of neurofeedback training. Daniel Webster studied each method under direct supervision of its founders: 

 – the Othmer Method / ILF (Infra-Low Training):  aimed at calming the reticular activating system

 – qEEG brain map based Personalised Brain Training to restore functional connectivity.

Neurofeedback training is a fast-growing complementary therapy approach.  Daniel Webster of Neurofeedback London-Brighton provides consultations to clinicians looking to enter the field and those seeking further insights into the most advanced neurofeedback technologies.  

One-on-one or group sessions can be tailored to proficiency and interest specificity, including the following topics: 

 – The Human Brain:  Overview of cortical functions by Brodmann Area and how we can train these

 – Neurofeedback Training Overview – Applications, Process and Case Studies

 – Specific Neurofeedback Training Modalities – 

  + ILF / The Othmer Method

  + qEEG-brain Map based Default  Network Training 

Daniel Webster has trained extensively with Sue and Siegfried Othmer in Los Angeles, and David Kaiser.  He practices neurofeedback training with both ILF and Default Network Training modalities, specialising in menopause, autism and schizophrenia, as well as their comorbidities.

Consultations can be scheduled with Daniel – phone +44 (0)7966699430 or email daniel@neurofeedback.io

Introduction to Neurofeedback, ILF / Othmer Method and Brain Maps

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Neurofeedback is a form of complementary therapy and should not be seen as a replacement for conventional medicine.  qEEG brain map-based neurofeedback training takes a more holistic approach to brain functioning, rather than just focusing on medical symptoms.  It is not intended as a form of diagnosis nor medical intervention nor medical advice per the disclaimer.

Personalised Brain Training - The Philosophy

Personalised Brain Training takes a holistic approach to achieving and maintaining mental health and optimal performance. 

With a Kaiser Neuromap, we can identify areas of strength and vulnerability.  

Specifically, we look at functional brain areas.  There are around thirty areas of interest, and we can assess their relative performance both towards new and familiar situations.  

Each brain area governs a part of our performance, identity and social interaction.  

When one or more brain areas are dysrhythmic, that is, not contributing optimally, a vulnerability to certain behavioural patterns emerges.  

When viewed this way, we can obtain a granular picture of a person’s strengths and challenges. 

On the basis of a  qEEG brain map, we can now train the brain with neurofeedback.  Challenges thus become opportunities that can be addressed.  

Neurofeedback training is an evidence-based, effective and non-invasive treatment. 

With neurofeedback training, we show the brain more efficient ways of functioning.  

There are two types of effects:  

 – after a training session, there is generally an improved sense of self, calmness and confidence

 – in general, we have shown the brain a new type of reward – efficient functioning with respect to a particular brain area – and it will gravitate towards situations, projects, people and places that will support this in a virtuous, positive feedback loop

Training success thus depends on our ability to expose ourselves to such new stimuli and free ourselves from external factors that were reinforcing negative conditions.  The brain now knows to discern what is good, and we must allow it to take us there.

Neurofeedback Personalised Brain Training: The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself
qEEG brain map for personalised brain training in neurofeedback

Brain Maps and Personalised Brain Training

Neurofeedback for menopause

Brain Maps show Character Traits

With a Kaiser Neuromap, we can identify character traits, vulnerabilities and strengths. 

This particular type of brain map shows us relevant information about functional connectivity between brain areas that govern our behaviour patterns.

For the purpose of Personalised Brain Training, we are interested in more persistent attributes than simply states.  Kaiser Neuromaps make these uniquely identifiable and meaningful.

Many Kaiser Neuromap EEG brain maps for neurofeedback

Every Brain is Individual.

A brain map is a way to break down the sources of behaviour patterns in a highly granular form and represents these visually. 

Kaiser Neuromaps reveal the maturity of over 50 Brodmann areas – each with specific functions and contributions to our preconscious interpretation of our surroundings and how we interact with them. 

Instead of categorisation, we get a unique and individual representations of a person’s needs and strengths, and can apply a personalised holistic training approach.

Personalised Brain Training is a neurofeedback training method devised by founders of the field, Barry Sterman and David Kaiser.  

Neurofeedback process illustrated by electrode measurement analysed and transformed into feedback via a movie in visual and auditory form for the preconscious mind to process and adapt its behaviour to in a learning process.

Personalised Brain Training with Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback training is a process where we give the brain feedback about its own activity at a particular cortical site in real time, via visual, auditory or tactile means. 

 There is no direct stimulus to the brain and the sensors attached are for measurement of cortical EEG, or tiny electrical currents detectable on the surface of our head.  

This signal is then amplified and analysed by software in real-time, and this information is used to provide auditory feedback to our brain via small changes in volume.  

Our pre-conscious mind responds to the feedback and corrects its behaviour while our conscious attention is focused on the reward – watching the movie at full volume

A learning curve is observable as the brain adopts new behaviour patterns.

 

Neurofeedback Training calms the mind and restores functionality

With neurofeedback training, we can restore functional connectivity and thus calm the mind.  

The ability to balance instinct with reason enables us to share realities when needed and thus perform better in groups while preserving our individuality.

We take a holistic approach to healthy brain self-regulation, rather than categorisation or diagnosis.  

Neurofeedback is evidence based therapy with a wealth of over 2,000 peer-reviewed research reports per PubMed neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is evidence-based.  It’s first application was discovered in 1971 when it was used to resolve intractable epilepsy. 

There are over 2,000 peer-reviewed research reports on PubMed demonstrating efficacy across a number of pathologies. 

In the US, it is an accepted complementary treatment for many issues. 

The Process:

Kaiser Neuromap qEEG recording forms basis for neurofeedback personalised brain training

A qEEG recording takes about 45minutes for a 20 minute recording.

We analyse the data with Kaiser Neuromap software which gives us a unique view into character traits and vulnerabilities.  

Findings are presented in a separate conversation with a training plan.

Following a Kaiser Neuromap we do Neurofeedback Personalised Brain Training

 We use a movie of choice as the feedback mechanism – our conscious mind engages with the film, and feedback is delivered by small changes in volume or picture size.  

Our pre-conscious mind adapts its behaviour to preserve the more comfortable volume and picture size, and learning occurs. 

Volume changes are slight, not stop-start, and the process is enjoyable. 

Capturing the ultradian cycle with neurofeedback Personalised Brain Training using Kaiser Neuromap

A two hour training session allows us to do 90 minutes of neurofeedback. 

This captures an entire ultradian rhythm cycle and corresponds to the approximate duration of feature film movies.  

We can start with shorter sessions as appropriate, mainly with children.

 

Neurofeedback process using pictures in Japan

Ideally, we do three or more sessions per week to start with.  

We would expect to see responsiveness within the first few sessions and remap after twenty hours or about ten sessions.  

Generally, we would expect to doing twenty sessions over two months, though this can vary substantially. 

We can also accommodate intensives, where we do two sessions per day over a number of days, and have had good results with these.

Neurofeedback training relies on real-time EEG measurement, analysis and translation into feedback

Neurofeedback improves Mental and Emotional Capacity

 Now is always a good time for self-reflection and an opportunity to reposition our mental and physical well-being. 

Neurofeedback is a safe, non-invasive, drug-free approach to improving mental and emotional capacity.   

Peak performers increase motivation, enhance focus, report better sleep and stronger emotional balance. 

Challenges we address are symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep issues, trauma and pain perception. 

Children and teenagers learn better brain behaviours that translate into stronger social skills, focussed attention, reduced stress and anxiety, and as a result gain confidence and maturity. 

Age-related issues and developmental disorders can be addressed with neurofeedback

Sensory processing involves many pre-conscious brain area activation and neuronal information flows before we gain conscious awareness of impulses from our environment.  We rely on a mature activation of specialised brain areas and their smooth interfacing with relevant brain networks.  When either is compromised, we lose the ability to live in the moment, and pathologies result.  Focus, sleep, drive and mood regulation depend on an efficient functioning of our brain circuitry

With neurofeedback, we can identify which brain areas need training, and show the brain more efficient habits.  The brain now has the choice to apply what it has learned and integrate new behaviour patterns into our life.  

Neurofeedback training is non-invasive and drug-free.  Sessions involve watching a movie of choice, providing a reward to our conscious mind.  Sensors, applied comfortably with a washable, conductive paste, measure small currents (EEG) on our scalp that can be amplified and analysed real-time.  When undesired patterns are detected, the volume drops and the picture shrinks, and the brain pre-consciously adapts its behaviour to restore continuity of the film shown, i.e. the reward for our conscious mind.  Throughout a session, a learning effect can thus be observed.  

We train specific brain areas to learn a more efficient behaviour pattern.  The brain can choose to adopt this if it improves our overall functioning, and integrate better habits into our life – such as improved sleep, focus, drive and mood regulation.  Neurofeedback training is passive (for our conscious mind) and changes we make are voluntary, that is, they can be unlearned if they don’t serve a purpose. 

Neurofeedback training starts with a qEEG brain map, where we record the brain’s activity for about twenty minutes with different tasks.  Analysis of this data enables us to form a targeted, individualised training plan

Neurofeedback training sessions last between one and two hours, thus accommodating a natural ultradian attention rhythm as well as the duration of a movie.  We can train multiple sites during this time and repeat the process as needed.  Usually starting with three sessions per week, training can be adapted to be more or less frequent, and intensive courses involving two sessions per day over a week can also be accommodated.  Ten sessions will give a good indication of responsiveness, which besides subjective feedback we can ascertain with a further brain map.  Usually forty hours of neurofeedback can address most brain areas targeted,  though severity can influence this somewhat if certain brain behaviours are more ingrained. 

Our flexibility to change our surroundings, such as confronting relationships and ambitions, is key to enabling and ensconcing changes.  Neurofeedback training can be complemented with various types of therapies, including talk, touch and diet. 

Neurofeedback London-Brighton-Manchester does not provide diagnosis nor medical advice.  By engaging in neurotherapy, you confirm you have read and understood the disclaimer.

For more applications of neurofeedback training, see Who is it For?

Now also in Brighton and Manchester, contact Daniel on +44 (0)79666 99430 or email to discuss and arrange an appointment. 

Neurofeedback is a form of complementary therapy and should not be seen as a replacement for conventional medicine.  qEEG brain map-based neurofeedback training takes a more holistic approach to brain functioning, rather than just focusing on medical symptoms.  It is not intended as a form of diagnosis nor medical intervention nor medical advice per the disclaimer.

Neurofeedback for Clinicians

Daniel Webster studied neurofeedback with key founders of the field of neurofeedback in Los Angeles.  He provides consultations and bespoke training for clinicians interested in learning about neurofeedback and its applications.  

Neurofeedback is a Drug-Free, Non-Invasive Brain Training.

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