During a typical neurofeedback training session, you are sitting in a comfortable chair, engaged in a simple computer game or watching a movie. Unlike the rather passive process of leisurely watching, however, this is a very interactive process, as it is your moment-to-moment electrical brain activity that determines what happens on the screen.
When the electrical activity in key brain areas -the ones identified as needing improvement during your qEEG brain assessment – approaches the set training targets, and you are entering a desired mental state, then you are scoring points in the screen game, or enjoying a clear and continuous video stream. When your brain activity drifts away from the set targets, and your focus or calmness decreases, you are losing game points or the movie picture is disrupted.
Over multiple sessions, guided by this continuous real-time sensory feedback, you learn to regulate your brain activity, and to change your physiology to induce desired mental states. This engaging learning experience is accompanied by a seamless reorganisation (re-wiring) of key brain areas and networks. As a result, you become capable of replicating and maintaining the positive brain states evoked through the neurofeedback sessions, in everyday life situations, outside the training environment.
At the Bright Brain Centre, we offer the following neurofeedback training options:
19-Channel LORETA 3D Deep Brain Z-score, or Norm Reference-Free Training with Neuroguide or Brain Avatar for most accurate deep cortical localisation of the trained brain areas, where the aberrant activity is stemming from, a standalone training option, or combined with non-invasive brain stimulation methods.
19-Channel (full cap) Z-Score, or Norm Reference-Free Training, augmented with targeted non-invasive brain stimulation. Combining the best of the worlds of clinical neurofeedback and targeted non-invasive brain stimulation, we can create the optimal conditions for triggering and harnessing neuroplasticity in the brain.
1-to-4-Channel Norm Reference-Free Classic Amplitude and Bipolar Training such as SMR enhancement, developed by Barry Sterman Alpha-Theta (Peninston-Kulkolsky) or Alpha Coherence, (Les Fehmi), T4-P4 (Bessel van der Kolk and Sebern Fisher) and further database-free, “reward-inhibit” type protocols, as a standalone training or in combination with non-invasive brain stimulation techniques.
Infra-Slow or Infra-Low Oscillations Neurofeedback Training, working with the slowest oscillatory activity measurable on the scalp for accessing the glial cell activation patterns and promoting neuro-visceral integration