FAQ- NEUROFEEDBACK TRAINING SESSIONS

Is the training safe?

Yes, neurofeedback  is a 100% safe, painless and non-invasive training method, which allows the brain to reorganise itself in a gentle and natural manner. Some mild side effects, such as temporary light tiredness, have been observed but they are transient and usually fade away within a few sessions.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of training sessions needed varies depending on many individual factors, such as symptom severity, age, training commitment and engagement, life-style and nutrition. We recommend a starter course of 20 sessions.

How frequently do I need to come in for training?

In our experience, frequency and regularity of the training sessions are decisive for training success. Ideally, one would start with two or three sessions a week and would maintain this frequency over the first two-three weeks of their training programme, as this would help the brain to “tune” into the training procedure faster and would reliably trigger the process of brain rewiring. With the advancement through the training programme, the session frequency can be reduced to one session a week or twice a month. In some cases, due to practical limitations, i.e. work or school commitments, people are not able to follow the suggested pattern, but can come for training once a week only. This is also an option, however, it would slow the training progress. 

How long does a training session last?

The length of an individual training session varies from 45-50 minutes to 90 minutes, depending on the individual needs of each client. Most people achieve good results with 45-55-minute-long sessions.

When will I notice a change in my symptoms?

Most people notice subtle changes within the first 6-8 sessions, however due to the nature of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the training process, the training effects often become clearly noticeable towards the end of the starter course.

I want to start sessions but I am planning a holiday in a month time. Would it be still ok to start now?

Regular attendance and engagement is a necessary condition for the neurofeedback training method to work. We recommend completing a minimum of 10 consecutive training sessions before taking a break.

Do I need to make any changes in my lifestyle for the length of the training period?

Whilst some lifestyles support brain functionality better than others, we are aware that quick life style changes are not always possible. You can find some suggestions here.

Do I need to change my diet for the period of training?

The neurofeedback training triggers changes in your brain and body, requiring an extra amount of energy to complete and sustain. We recommend supplementing your diet with Omega 3 oils and B vitamins to support the process of neural rewiring. More on our diet suggestions here.

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