Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback therapy is a method to train our brain activity. Communication between groups of cells generates thoughts, actions, and sensations, which are detectable thanks to the brain waves that our brain emits from brain activity.
How are the Neurofeedback Therapy sessions?
During the first neurofeedback session, an evaluation session is carried out by performing an EGG.
By placing sensors on the patient’s head, we obtain a brain mapping, which illustrates how their brain reacts. Our experts compare the results with the optimal brain conditions of any person; which reveals the areas that require work.
Once the diagnosis is made, those areas that are considered to need reinforcement begin to work.
Our brain governs everything, our mental health, our psychology, and all parts of our organism.
In the United States, Neurofeedback is used to treat all kinds of disorders, and it is very common in childhood cases, where disorders and attention deficits are increasingly present.
Likewise, the elite corps of the United States armed forces and many athletes use it often seeking to be more complete, perform better, and improve their ability to concentrate in stressful situations.
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The new Neurofeedback treatment at home is now available, developed with the technology of Interaxon. With this service, Neuroscenter patients have an effective complement at their disposal.
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Virtual reality coming soon
We are working to incorporate virtual reality into our workouts in the near future thanks to the Oculus Rift technology. In this way we will improve the Neurofeedback experience.
The sessions are enjoyable and effective. The patient reclines comfortably in a chair while the sensors pick up his brain waves. Through a video or a game, you are informed when your brain is meeting the training goal and when it is not. Using this indicator, you learn how to move your brain in new ways – stretching your mental muscles, showing your brain the way to greater comfort, balance, and better function. Throughout the sessions, you will be working with a neurotherapist who will monitor and help you progress, working with you to ensure the best results.
Neurofeedback is effective in the vast majority of cases, and provides measurable results. Almost everyone responds to training, and the results achieved are long lasting. Our clients report a significant improvement in their goals 95% of the time, an exceptionally high rate of achievement. Like any therapy, neurofeedback works best with people who are motivated and want to improve. Our reputation is based on results, so if we believe that you will not benefit from Neurofeedback, we will not accept you as a client. It is important to be aware that a healthy diet and a limited intake of alcohol (or other toxins for the brain) is something that helps to maintain your achievements. It is important to note that a child or vulnerable adult living in a physically or psychologically toxic environment will have a more difficult time maintaining results, as will those with degenerative neurological conditions.
Yes, Neurofeedback is completely non-intrusive and safe. In the same way that muscles are strengthened after exercise, Neurofeedback strengthens neural pathways with specifically tailored exercises. It is simply a learning technique. In the 40-year history of neurofeedback, no one has ever been harmed. However, as with any form of exercise, there can be «side effects».
As with learning any new skill, the effects are cumulative. Most people experience improvements after the first few sessions; however, they will likely only last a day or two. After more training and extra reinforcement, the changes will last longer. As the psychological core improves, old habits naturally shift to healthier ones. Just like building a muscle, strengthening new neural pathways takes some practice.
Most clients notice their first changes in the first four to six sessions, however a minimum of twenty sessions is recommended to ensure that the changes are sustained over time.
Neurofeedback involves learning and each person is unique, so the type, order, and rhythm of changes differs from person to person. Young brains learn much faster than older ones, and small matters change faster than large ones. In general, the longer and more ingrained the symptoms, the more sessions are required. You can expect the improvement to be cumulative over the course of the sessions.
Average number of sessions: The average number of sessions varies depending on the type of equipment we are using in your case. Based on our equipment of 19 sensors, a «mental tune-up» would consist of around 20 sessions. For the treatment of autism spectrum and severe autoimmune disorders, a greater number of sessions is predicted with progressive gains throughout the course.
For most people, simply relieving uncomfortable symptoms is enough. Others want to advance or improve in other areas, or tackle new goals and challenges. Ultimately, self-improvement is a lifelong continuum. How much is enough is up to you.
We prioritize your goals so that they are realistically achieved through personalized training. Most people report a sense of regaining the vitality they had been losing as other things got in their way. A feeling of being more comfortable in your own skin; feeling more like themselves – alert and relaxed, alive and calm at the same time.
The changes are so organic to the brain that the way you feel and act seems perfectly natural, and this is how you are genuinely acting, “more like you” and less from automatic reactions. This does not mean that there are no more problems in life, but simply that they can be handled in a healthier way and the feelings will not be delayed as before.
A fully balanced state is experienced in the form of happiness, satisfaction, and clarity. Being in balance allows us to gain control and make decisions that we were not capable of before, such as abandoning stuck habits. It allows us the freedom to choose our reactions rather than being overwhelmed by them. A new perspective is something that can make a difference.
Neurofeedback is the brain equivalent of physical exercise, so the most common side effect is fatigue. As with physical training, after a neurofeedback session, the most commonly reported side effect is fatigue. While brain training is similar to physical training in many ways, the brain and body express the side effects of training differently. Fatigue, at the brain level, is experienced in the form of mental fatigue, in the same way that it happens after learning a complex mental skill, after speaking a language with which one is not fluent.
Because neurofeedback essentially consists of structured exercises for your brain, the term «side effect» does not apply in the same sense that it would apply to medications. Unlike medication, with neurofeedback nothing gets into the body or brain. If you have suffered a physical brain injury or head trauma, you are likely more sensitive to neurofeedback. You may experience nausea, dizziness and sensitivity to light as you regulate your brain function, it is part of the process.
During neurofeedback sessions we monitor your brain activity, so we can tell if your brain is getting tired, or overloaded, and adjust your training accordingly.
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