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 as a minimum 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 critical for training success. Ideally, one would start with three or more 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 be more likely to trigger various processes involved in neural rewiring. With the advancement through the training programme, the session frequency can usually be reduced to once a week or even once a fortnight.
In some cases, due to practical limitations, i.e. work or school commitments, people are not able to follow the suggested pattern, and are able come for training once a week only. Although this is also an option, it is far from an optimal one; particularly without prior experience, one hour of neurotherapy, in the context of 168 hours contained in a week, is simply not sufficient to sustain any changes .
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, however, 90 minutes are more appropriate when combining neurofeedback with non-invasive stimulation.
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 and the individual variability in response, 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 are necessary conditions for the neurofeedback training method to produce the desired results. 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 certain 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.