The word is out and awareness is spreading about the fascinating field of neurofeedback training. If you are looking to enhance your brain's performance, flexibility and resilience, then you might consider finding a provider in your area. Here are the top reasons you might consider training your brain waves using EEG Neurofeedback training.
Many people struggle with being able to let go and focus on relaxing. This would be considered an internal battle between the sympathetic nervous system, known as body’s stress response system (which prepares us for fight/flight/freeze moments), and the parasympathetic nervous system, which is involved in relaxing the body and returning to homeostasis. Neurofeedback helps the brain respond to how it is functioning at each given moment during the training process and allows the brain to self-regulate these subconscious processes that we experience daily. Being able to relax has numerous health benefits to those who experience anxiety, depression, Autism and ADHD, and also helps individuals achieve the successful practice of mindfulness, yoga and meditation. The training process helps the brain to quiet the brain for relaxing, restoring and balance.
With the increase in reducing stigma surrounding mental health, awareness regarding alternative options are becoming more widely researched and published in the media. The benefits of practices such as using essential oils, massage, mindfulness, yoga, meditation, and neurofeedback training to help with symptoms of anxiety and depression have become more widely accepted and practiced. EEG Neurofeedback helps the brain train to a calm state and creates the resilience and flexibility needed to recover from the harmful effects of chronic stress that many who suffer with mental illness experience. We believe every brain is unique and has the ability to self-optimize. The Neurofeedback Center provides the ability for each person to experience healing and restoration in a non-judgmental, caring and respectful environment. Outlook, perception, and awareness are most often reported by those who train with us.
Neurofeedback training has been used to help those who suffer with sleep concerns for over 50 years. When the brain isn’t able to reach the deep restorative stages of sleep, impairments for many aspects of daily functioning will occur. A brain that can fall asleep, stay asleep and wake refreshed will show improvements in multiple areas of functioning including attention, memory, alertness, reaction time, behavior, mental health concerns, immune system function, and help the body respond to stress more effectively. Sleep is often the first reported change to occur for those who train in our center.
We all forget things at times, but when our forgetting, or memory impedes learning, we have a bigger problem. In order for learning to occur, the bottom and top parts of our brain must work together. If we are emotionally aroused, the bottom parts of our brain take over and do not allow the top part of our brain to process or have access to incoming information. The process of encoding memory thus requires a brain to be functioning in a state of calm, otherwise, the brain is functioning in a state of alarm, panic, and emotional reactivity and therefore memory is impaired. Memory is a very complicated process that we depend on daily to function and is imperative as we age. Research shows that Neurofeedback training aides in the ability to self-regulate and calm the emotional brain, so that information can be processed in the higher brain structures that are important for learning and memory to occur.
Exercise for your brain
The benefits of physical exercise is powerful for both our brain and body. Research suggests that exercising the body and brain can improve energy, mood, focus, outlook, metabolism, and reduce stress. Neurofeedback training is often referred to as exercise for your brain. During the training session, your brain is learning and responding, creating an exercise experience for the brain. Exercising the brain has numerous cognitive benefits relating to performance, but also has important anti-aging benefits. This is only exercise program you will find that requires no sweat, no effort and is pleasantly relaxing.