Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback and neuro-biofeedback, works directly to
train your brain to better regulate itself by learning to change the EEG or brainwave output
from the brain. It does this by actually making your brainwave patterns perceptible via
computer-based visual and auditory feedback. Then through the use of special training
software your brain learns to change it's brainwave patterns to reduce or eliminate the
symptoms of the dysregulation in the brain that underly many conditions.
Research has shown it to be an effective method for training the brain to increase focus and
decrease hyperactivity associated with ADHD. It is successfully used for re-training the brain
in order to reduce headaches, the effects of brain trauma, anxiety, stress, PTSD, pain
management, substance abuse, addictions, and insomnia. All of these dysfunctions have a
central nervous system component and affect the brain's output, not just brainwaves that are
part of the dysregulation, but also interfering with what those areas of the brain control - e.g.
focus, impulse control, motor control, sensory integration, etc. - so that by training the brain
to change its EEG patterns it learns to change the symptoms, the behaviors, or the mental
processing that was being interfered with by the brain's dysregulation.
QEEG brainmapping is used to determine the areas of the brain that are functioning out of the
norm and to guide the development of EEG training specifically designed for the individual.
Neurofeedback isn't just used for clinical applications. It is also used for peak performance
training and meditation training. It is used for training top athletes, NASA astronauts, jet fighter
pilots, golfers, performing artists and more.
Dr. Edwards works with adults and children using neurofeedback training. For more
information on neurofeedback from the International Society for Neurofeedback and
Research click here.
text © copyright 2010 L. Edwards
"Transform Your Mind,
Transform Your Life"
Lawrence Edwards, PhD, BCN, CHT