Personalised Brain training for mind and soul
One of the first things to improve during neurofeedback training usually is sleep.
We can work on brain areas that influence sleep onset as well as sleep quality.
There are many manifestations of anxiety, including social anxiety and panic attacks.
Neurofeedback is an established, evidence-based treatment for anxiety.
It was found that neurofeedback training for anxiety and depression “results in enduring improvements approximately 80% of the time”
Confidence and social integration tend to improve accordingly.
Neurofeedback calms the mind and we can address brain areas contributing to suicidal ideation and intrusive thoughts.
We look to improve sense of self, reduce anxieties and strengthen inhibition levels while reducing self-directed impulsive aggression.
Neurofeedback for Autism has been shown to be safe, feasible and effective therapy approach to ASD across all ages.
Multiple studies show improved:
– cognitive flexibility
– facial recognition
– better behaviour
– attention, anxiety, aprosodias, social functioning
– sensorimotor behaviour
The functional connectivity between various brain areas allows us to see vulnerabilities to character traits or behaviour patterns.
A brain map is an analysis of brain wave behaviour as measured by a qEEG recording. We record 20 minutes of the brain activities with a 19-sensor qEEG recorder. There is no stimulation, and contact between the sensors and the head is via an easily removable gel applied to specific points. From this recording, we can generate a brain map using Kaiser Neuromap software.
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 and visual feedback to our brain.
With neurofeedback training, we can reduce stress, calm the mind and restore cortical functionality.
We take a holistic approach to healthy brain self-regulation, rather than categorisation or diagnosis. In our view, and experience, symptoms resolve when our system is balanced.
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.
Neurofeedback training is safe, effective and non-invasive.
There is no direct stimulation of the brain: We measure brain activity and provide feedback through changes in volume and picture size. The brain understands this and adjusts its behaviour preconsciously.
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. Note this is not diagnosis – issues found are necessary, but not sufficient conditions for a particular attribute and represent vulnerabilities.
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.
A two hour training sessions 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.
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 ten sessions. Generally, we would expect to doing forty hours or twenty sessions over two months, though this can vary.
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 is a safe, effective, non-invasive and medication-free method to improve mature development, focus, motivation and mood self-regulation in children and teenagers.
Training is an enjoyable process – the client watches a movie of choice. The brain is given feedback through slight changes in volume and picture size, and adjusts its behaviour pre-consciously in response. An advantage of personalised brain training is that we do not rely on talk therapy or counselling, and the individual learns in a non-authoritarian setting.
By training specific brain areas, we can help the maturation process in many ways:
– emotional self-regulation: mood swings, depression, hyper-activity, motivation, sense of self
– focus and attention: distractibility, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, reading difficulties
– mature development: Default Mode Network connectivity, dominant alpha rhythm, relational thinking (“It’s all about me” vs. “I’m not part of anything”)
– social engagement: understanding intention of others, desire to interact and communicate, approach / avoidance,
– sleep: ability to fall asleep easily, quality of sleep, enuresis, apnea
– working memory
– language: comprehension and speech generation, stutter, motivation to communicate, sense of situational appropriateness
– early trauma
– headaches and migraines
– developmental disorders: autism, Williams’ Syndrome, learning disabilities
Daniel Webster has extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adolescents. He holds an enhanced DBS check.
Consultations can be scheduled with Daniel – phone +44 (0)7966699430 or email email@example.com