Direct Neurofeedback is a unique treatment that allows the brain to get out of frozen, stuck patterns. In Direct Neurofeedback clients generally notice changes either immediately or within the first few sessions. Immediate results, fewer and shorter sessions, and the ease and simplicity of treatment all distinguish Direct Neurofeedback from traditional neurofeedback.
In all neurofeedback some sensors are placed on the scalp. These sensors measure electrical activity of the brain and generate an EEG (electroencephalogram) just like the electrical activity of the heart generates an EKG (electrocardiogram). Then a very weak, imperceptible signal is sent back to the brain. This signal causes a tiny fluctuation in brainwave patterns and allows the brain to get out of frozen, stuck patterns. It’s like rebooting a frozen computer. Direct Neurofeedback “dis-entrains” the brain from unhealthy stuck pathways. Clients don’t do anything other than sit still for a few moments. That brief, tiny signal to the brain does all the work.
Direct Neurofeedback is a positive feedback loop. The electrical activity from the brain determines what signal goes back to the brain. This signal causes a change in the brainwaves. This change in brainwaves then causes a change in the signal going back to the brain.