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.
Different brain areas and networks govern our behaviour. For example, there are parts of our brain which control mood regulation; spatial distractibility; physiological arousal; our sense of self; self-critical thoughts; anger and emotional attachment; and there are various sources of anxiety.
A brain map shows us which brain areas are behaving immaturely, and thus expose us to vulnerabilities or mental health issues.
Rather than fitting people into categories – diagnosis – we can assess vulnerability to behaviour patterns. Every brain is different. A brain map provides a more granular approach to understanding our strengths and weaknesses.
Neurofeedback lets us train dysrythmic brain areas. With sensors comfortably fitted to the brain areas we want to train, we detect brainwave patterns real-time while watching a movie. When these patterns are inefficient, the volume drops momentarily. This is the feedback we are giving our brain, short and instantaneously.
The brain area we are training recognises this – while our conscious mind is focussed on the movie – and adjusts its behaviour to restore the normal volume. With repetition, throughout a session, learning occurs.
Meanwhile our conscious mind is solely focussed on the movie; the training process is passive in this sense.
The drop in volume is subtle, so we continue to understand the flow of the movie. No current or electrical stimulation is fed to the brain; sensors simply read brainwaves and the feedback is purely audio-visual.
Rather than engaging the conscious mind, which slows us down, we are training preconscious processes.
This equips us with the ability to live in the moment and attain our potential (if we have to resort to conscious control, we are not living in the moment).
We take a holistic approach to healthy brain self-regulation, rather than categorisation or diagnosis.
Personalised Brain Training is an advanced qEEG brain map-based approach to neurofeedback training developed by the founders of the field. Taking Othmer Method / ILF training methods further, it employs Default Network Training protocols as developed by David Kaiser.
Neurofeedback training is an evidence-based complementary therapy. Its efficacy was first demonstrated some 50 years ago, and with advances in technology, training protocols have become more efficient and the feedback method – watching movies – thoroughly enjoyable.
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 challenges.