This advanced brain training technology, developed in part by, NASA-level engineers works by triggering what’s called the orienting response, which is the brain’s ability to sense change in the environment and take in new information about what is different. Neurofeedback uses real-time displays of brain activity to teach the brain to self-regulate. The brain then uses that data to adjust itself, in the same way that you might be inspired to fix an-out-of place lock of hair while looking in the mirror. As the brain changes, the feedback changes. Think of neurofeedback as a kind of learning for the brain. The promise of neurofeedback is to shift our brain waves back to health without the use of drugs. Clients suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, anger, depression, etc., can simply sit in Mind Gym's comfortable chair for half-hour sessions and get a "mind fit" tune-up.
It makes sense that neurofeedback is safe when we remember that the process is simply one of learning or training. When you are doing neurofeedback, the therapist is seeing your brain activity and getting hints when it is headed in the direction of improved functioning.
No side effects.
No significant or negative side effects
Over the long term, it is cost effective.
Promotes internal control
Medication promotes external control.
Does not cut the skin or enter the body
Neurotherapy is a contemporary mental health option for people suffering from ADHD/ADD, depression, learning disabilities, attachment disorders, addictions, and insomnia to name a few. Neurotherapy, also called neurofeedback, EEG biofeedback, or brainwave training displays real-time EEG activity through sensors placed on the head. Once initial information is gathered, neurofeedback can be used to teach the brain to operate more effectively by providing auditory and visual feedback that rewards the brain. This process creates training for brain wave patterns and improves challenging roadblocks in the counseling process. Neurofeedback is a suitable option for individuals who do not respond well to medications or who are looking for a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals.
Seeking a Better Option
Do not respond well to traditional approaches.
Benefit from psychotherapy and neurofeedback.
Seeking Self Regulation
Want to self regulate brain functions.
Seeking a Natural Option
Are looking for a natural alternative to medication.
Why use Neurofeedback for your own wellness?
Clients can see the alternatives to medications and the side effects along with the long terms consequences they have on children. Clients are looking for healthy alternatives.
It makes sense to retrain the brain. Practitioners’ can assist clients only so far in meditation, yoga, and deep breathing. Neurofeedback helps the individual learn to regulate their brain and increase or decrease certain brain activity.
Neurophysiology and science is compelling. When someone changes his/her EEG one is by definition changing activation and timing patterns.
These affect different pathways and feedback loops into the brain. When understood these mechanisms, neurotherapy, becomes understandable as an effective adjunct to counseling or psychotherapy.
Poor Medication Results
Clients need more help than medications and psychotherapy.
Symptoms improve more rapidly than normal psychotherapy.
Well Documented Results
Proven life-changing results in children & adults.
Considered well-researched and evidence-based.
Neurofeedback does not specifically target any disorder. Instead Neurofeedback changes timing and activation patterns in the brain. The goal is to slowly guide your brain back into normal, healthy ranges and reconnect neural pathways that have been disconnected. The result is an improvement in brain regulation, which in turn impacts a variety of symptoms.
90% of children who die
by suicide have a mental health condition
70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition
1 in 5 adults or 43.8 million in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year
Adults in the U.S. living with serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than others
We have watches that count each step we take, phone applications that tally each calorie swallowed and burned, "smartshirts" that measure our heart rate and respiration. We are living in an era of personal data tracking — yet many experts say we're missing a huge opportunity to use our body's data to change our physiological activity for the better.
Researchers are beginning to develop new forms of neurofeedback, which could help people learn to alter patterns of brain activity associated with any number of maladaptive cognitions and behaviors. Early studies indicate that feedback with real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) could help in treating clinical disorders including depression, schizophrenia, addiction and chronic pain.
The goal of mindfulness training is to help the client become aware of and accepting of, his or her full experience as it occurs moment by moment. Awareness and acceptance leads to a release of stress, sadness, anger, and anxiety. The goals of mindfulness training are to help reduce and eventually eliminate harmful neurocognitive states and processes that arise from inefficient neurological and electrical patterns in the brain such as destructive rumination, worry, self-blame, judgment, negativity, pain and more. A client who learns the skills of mindfulness tends to achieve better emotional, mental, relational, and physiological regulation over time. This skill can offer a constant source of comfort, stress-reduction, insight and illumination.
Reduce stress by improving distress tolerance
Reduce anxiety by improving distress tolerance
Achieve better emotional regulation
Therapist, Shelli Myles answers the frequent client questions. From brain mapping to her introduction to neurofeedback, her dedication and determination to helping clients overcome their struggles is evident. Lead by more six years of experience, Shelli Myles is the voice you can trust.
As we near our yearly celebration of things for which we are thankful, I am mindful of your organization and the many instances of dramatic healing that are occuring through neurofeedback around the world - due in large part to your efforts. Blessings to you and that which you seek to accomplish.
Steve EnriquezDenver, CO
My adopted daughter who is highly ADHD and has difficulty focusing in school has been on medication for over 6 years. She completed neurofeedback and has been taken completely off her medication for the past 6 months and is doing great in school. She has not had any behavioral issues reported by her teacher since her treatments. I was not sure what I thought about neurofeedback but am glad we tried this form of therapy and got her off medication for her own health.
We're definitely doing something right! Our 6-year old son has become very polite, courteous and agreeable. He is concerned about other's feelings and whether he is being good. He is showing more initiative to do things that he has been asked to do. He has drawn more pictures in the last three weeks than in three years.
Angela CaneCherry Creek
Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD & ADD
ADHD & ADD
Because of rapid improvements in attention and reduced hyperactivity, many children with ADHD have been treated with stimulants. However, improvements in social and academic skills following stimulant treatment have not been reported. In addition, concerns with the benefits and side effects of long-term stimulant treatment have also been noted. Many clinical trials have found that neurofeedback (NF) effectively treats the symptoms of ADHD. The effects of NF have been described as improved attention, decreased hyperactivity, and increased academic and social skills. However, other studies have only found improvements in attention , and two studies with large sample sizes did not find significant improvements in core ADHD symptoms.More Research
Neurofeedback has been used in phobic and psychiatric populations to decrease anxiety. In a randomized controlled trial (RCT), females with spider phobia underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) neurofeedback, which decreased self-rated anxiety levels as compared to cognitive reappraisal controls and decreased insular activity. In a pre- and post-test study, high frequency beta neurofeedback training in a PTSD population showed decreased self-rated anxiety. Finally, in a quasi-randomized study of psychiatric patients with prominent anxiety symptoms, alpha EEG biofeedback decreased Taylor’s Manifest Anxiety Scores in all anxiety groups.More Research
A robust body of research documents found that there are biological predispositions that often exist for depression, anxiety, and obsessive–compulsive disorder. However, new research has shown that medication is only mildly more effective than placebo in the treatment of these problems. In treating these conditions, neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) may offer an alternative to invasive treatments such as medication, ECT, and intense levels of transcranial magnetic stimulation.More Research
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The attached study represents a ‘‘proof-of-concept’’ pilot for the use of neurofeedback with multiply-traumatized individuals with treatment-resistant PTSD. Participants completed 40 sessions of neurofeedback training two times per week with sensors randomly assigned (by the study coordinator, who was not blind to condition) to sensor placements. They found that neurofeedback significantly reduced PTSD symptoms (Davidson Trauma Scale scores averaged 69.14 at baseline to 49.26 at termination), and preceded gains in affect regulation (Inventory of Altered Self-Capacities-Affect Dysregulation scores averaged 23.63 at baseline to 17.20 at termination). Read attached research to see a roadmap for future research.More Research
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Seventy-one patients with recurrent migraine headaches, aged 17–62, from one neurological practice, completed a quantitative electroencephalogram (QEEG) procedure. All QEEG results indicated an excess of high-frequency beta activity (21–30 Hz) in 1–4 cortical areas. Forty-six of the 71 patients selected neurofeedback training while the remaining 25 chose to continue on drug therapy. Neurofeedback protocols consisted of reducing 21–30 Hz activity and increasing 10 Hz activity (5 sessions for each affected site). All the patients were classified as migraine without aura.More Research
Learning Disabled (LD) children
Neurofeedback (NFB) is an operant conditioning procedure, by which the subject learns to control his/her EEG activity. On one hand, Learning Disabled (LD) children have higher values of theta EEG absolute and relative power than normal children, and on the other hand, it has been shown that minimum alpha absolute power is necessary for adequate performance. Ten LD children were selected with higher than normal ratios of theta to alpha absolute power (theta/alpha). The Test Of Variables of Attention (TOVA) was applied. Children were divided into two groups in order to maintain similar IQ values, TOVA values, socioeconomical status, and gender for each group.More Research
Learning Disabled (LD) children
Recent studies have suggested that an impairment of information processes due to the presence of cortical hyperarousal might interfere with normal sleep onset and/or consolidation. As such, a treatment modality focussing on CNS arousal, and thus influencing information processing, might be of interest. Seventeen insomnia patients were randomly assigned to either a tele-neurofeedback (n = 9) or an electromyography tele-biofeedback (n = 8) protocol. Twelve healthy controls were used to compare baseline sleep measures. A polysomnography was performed pre and post treatment. Total Sleep Time (TST), was considered as our primary outcome variable. Sleep latency decreased pre to post treatment in both groups, but a significant improvement in TST was found only after the neurofeedback (NFB) protocol. Furthermore, sleep logs at home showed an overall improvement only in the neurofeedback group, whereas the sleep logs in the lab remained the same pre to post training. Only NFB training resulted in an increase in TST.More Research
Poor self-regulation of arousal is central to the behavioral difficulties experienced by children with traumatic caretaker attachment histories. EEG biofeedback teaches children to self-regulate brain rhythmicity, which may in turn affect global improvements in the areas of attention, aggression, impulse control, and trust formation. Research literature reports successful use of neurofeedback for children with ADHD, autism, asthma, stroke, and migraine. This study extends current research by investigating the effectiveness of neurofeedback in reducing behavioral problems commonly observed in abused/neglected children.More Research