The Bright Brain Centre is a brain optimisation practice located in Central London specialised in EEG-based assessment of brain function and enhancement of brain functionality through evidence-based neuroscientific methods. Founded in 2016 by Nadia Hristova, the centre is currently the only place in London where you can optimise your brain health and function, using a personalised combination of neurofeedback, peripheral biofeedback and non-invasive brain stimulation. All sessions on our premises are planned, delivered and evaluated with greatest care by qualified, knowledgeable and experienced professionals.
Please, note that this is not a medical facility and we do not diagnose or treat medical conditions.
THE BASIS OF OUR APPROACH
Our work is based on the understanding that our everyday experiences, our mental states and behaviours are represented by distinct neural activation patterns in the brain. These activation patterns vary significantly from individual to individual and depend on multiple genetic, maturational and environmental factors. For instance, in the brain of a neurotypical person without history of a brain injury or trauma, who reports good levels of well-being and is able to efficiently regulate their emotions, we would find a strong connection between the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala and a healthy activated Anterior Cingulate Cortex. In contrast, in the brain of a person with a history of trauma, brain injury or genetic vulnerability, who struggle to regulate their emotions, we would frequently detect an over-active limbic system, an under-active prefrontal cortex, or disrupted connectivity between both brain structures.
These activation patterns can be measured and analysed with the help of neurophysiological techniques, such as electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Moreover, recent advances in applied neuroscience have enabled us to turn these same techniques we use to measure the neural correlates of our mental states, into tools that can help us change them.
In our clinic we assess the physiology underlying our mental states with the help of EEG (electoencephalography), HRV (heart rate variability) and SCR (skin conductance response) and we use these methods and the information they provide to train the brain to function in a healthier and more efficient way. To help the brain learn and create new connections, we also utilize neuromodulatory techniques, such as weak pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation, transcranial electric stimulation (tES) and photostimulation.
I. Getting in touch – Initial Consultation – You can contact us to discuss whether our programs are suitable for your goals and needs, or to book a brain assessment appointment. This initial consultation is offered via phone or over the net and it is currently free of charge.
II. The qEEG Brain Function Assessment – During your EEG-based brain assessment, we record and analyse your oscillatory brain activity under different conditions; at rest, while performing a cognitive task or while under emotional stress and look for the presence of any aberrant brain activation patterns related to the symptoms you may experience. Upon completion of the assessment and the EEG data analysis, we discuss the results with you and suggest the next steps.
III. The Personalised Neuro-program – Based on the results of your EEG analysis and peripheral physiology tests (where applicable) and on your goals, we design a personalised neurotherapy program to assist you in improving your brain performance and well-being. This neuro-program is designed around you, considering your goals, strengths, sensitivities, history and, most importantly, your unique brain profile. We deliver your program using a selected range of FDA approved scientific software and brain wellness equipment. Over the course of several months you will engage in regular neurotherapy sessions delivered at our premises and will also receive a suitable neuro-gadget to use at home to support and maintain the effect of the sessions. Your progress will be regularly assessed and your program will be adjusted to match your brain’s changing needs
While neuro-optimisation or neurotherapy is an approach to brain health with a proven track record of success, it shall not be seen as a single solution to all ailments. In most cases improvement in our cognitive, emotional and body health can be achieved by combining multiple life style changes and various therapeutic interventions. With this in mind, we have established and continue to develop an expanding network of trusted local health professionals specialising in neurology, neurorehabilitation, nutrition and osteopathy to provide you with access to a high quality overall specialist support, while undergoing neurotherapy sessions with us.
To find out whether we can help, or to book a brain assessment, call us on 075 26968907, email us at info [at] brightbraincentre.co.uk, or get in touch via the form below.