Personalised Brain training for mind and soul
Neurofeedback training offers a targeted, non-invasive method of addressing most mental health issues.
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.
Brain Self-Regulation is a necessary part of healthy brain function. The key point is that brain dysregulation is the root cause of numerous problems, including anxiety, depression, attention deficit, various sleep disorders, headaches, migraines, chronic pain, panic attacks, asthma, emotional disturbances and behavioural disorder
Organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, as well as dyslexia and trauma-induced conditions such as PTSD can thus be addressed. Neurofeedback training can also be applied to age-related conditions, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and stroke-related dysfunctions, with the goal of arresting and in some cases even reversing their progression.
Sensors placed on the head simply measure brainwave activity, that is then processed real-time and shown back to the brain via a screen – this is the feedback the brain uses to improve self-regulation.
No electrical current is passed into the brain – the four electrodes placed on the head with a sticky, easily washable paste pick up electrical activity on the scalp (EEG) and feed this into an amplifier. From the spectrum of brainwaves measured by these sensors, we can then dial into specific frequencies, like a radio, and show the brain what happens there. With this information, the brain is able to improve its self-regulation.
Sessions take between one and two hours, ideally two to three times per week, over a period of two to three months. Results are frequently observed in early sessions; further training helps the brain re-wire itself for sustainable progress.
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.
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 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.
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. 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.