Personalised Brain training for mind and soul
Sleep is usually one of the first things to change with neurofeedback training. Sleep is essential to how we recuperate physically and mentally, and the time when our subconscious mind digests the impulses of the day.
Ideally, we’d like to fall into a deep sleep simply by closing our eyes at night, and wake up refreshed, with the solutions to problems we thought we went to bed with, and a positive mindset with regard to the challenges and opportunities of the day ahead. Sadly, many find it difficult to relax the mind to such an extent, and often resort to (self-) medication. This is different to being in control, choosing what one does or needs to relax.
Neurofeedback training aims to help the brain self-regulate and find the appropriate level of arousal at night in order to relax, let go, and fall into a deep sleep.
With a brain map we can identify which brain areas to train in Personalised Brain Training. Where a client presents with such a diagnosis, we rely on referral from and close collaboration with the respective medical professional. Neurofeedback London-Brighton does not provide diagnosis nor medical interventions.
It is a non-invasive therapy. The most common sleep issues neurofeedback can impact are:
Sleep quality and memory consolidation increased with neurofeedback training.
Insomnia symptoms and sleep quality improved in older adults.
Significant post-treatment improvement after neurofeedback training on all primary insomnia scores. Post-treatment, all participants were normal sleepers and showed improved sleep and daytime functioning.
Neurofeedback London-Brighton does not provide diagnosis nor medical interventions nor medical advice and is not medically trained. By engaging in neurotherapy, you confirm that you have sought medical advice and are keeping your relevant medical professional informed of therapy progress.
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.