One of the cornerstone services offered at INPS is Neurofeedback
What is Neurofeedback?
Our brains are complex, interconnected systems that constantly filter out unnecessary information, focus on important information, and analyze our daily experiences. Simply put, our brains organize the stimuli we encounter to give meaning to our actions.In some cases, the different parts of our brain fail to communicate effectively, and the brain does not produce an organized pattern of brainwaves.Whatever the cause of the disconnect, the brain has trouble organizing information and filtering out irrelevant data, making it difficult to learn from our experiences or to plan for the future.
Neurofeedback is a process by which we can re-train our brains to make appropriate connections that produce appropriate behavior. INPS utilizes Multivariate Coherence Neurofeedback (also called Connectivity Neurofeedback) which uses 4 channels of EEG to train or strengthen connections in the brain. Much more precise and accurate than training coherence in pairs (a form of neurofeedback that has been used widely with neurofeedback and neuromodulation therapies) MCN demonstrates significant effectiveness in helping people with conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and developmental trauma, head injury, autism, learning disabilities, epilepsy and other related challenges.
How Does It Work?
During a Neurofeedback session, our client sits comfortably in a private room while a certified technician applies non-invasive electrodes (connected to an EEG) to specific locations on his or her scalp. The client then chooses between watching a movie or playing a video game. When the specified brainwaves are produced, the client sees a clear picture of the movie or hears a tone that “rewards” the brain and encourages it to produce more of the same brainwaves. When unwanted brainwaves are produced, the technician manipulates the movie or game to become hazy or stop altogether, discouraging the brain from producing the unwanted brainwaves, thus re-training how the brain makes connections.
What About Results?
A research informed, scientifically supported treatment that is gaining in popularity worldwide, Neurofeedback encourages the natural self-regulation of the brain by facilitating the production of specific brainwaves and inhibiting others. In so doing, this creates new communication patterns within the brain and improves brain function. By using a fully integrated approach to identifying, analyzing, and treating brain-related conditions, the results of neurofeedback can be consistently demonstrated in the improvement and well-being of our patients and clients.