Neurofeedback is a complimentary therapy to help improve the funtioning of your brain, used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder / ADHD, Insomnia, Anxiety, depression & more. There are 2 types of neurofeedback used at Coffs Psychology & Neurotherapy, both use EEG signals.
What is EEG? An EEG or electroencephalogram is a test that measures electrical activity in the brain using small, metal discs (electrodes) attached to the scalp. Brain cells communicate via electrical impulses and are active all the time, even during sleep. This activity shows up as wavy lines on an EEG recording.
The types of Neurofeedback we use are:
1. SMR -Sensory Motor Rhythm.
Converting EEG signals to visual and/ or sound cues such as a movie or video game. When your brain uses more or less of selected brainwaves, the feedback changes to either clearer or fuzzier, for example a video may move faster or slower while registering the EEG.
2. LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System)
Converts selected EEG signals into tiny electromagnetic pulses which is fed-back to your scalp. Your brain seems to recognize this feedback in a way that allows it to loosen stuck patterns or otherwise become more flexible.
Neurofeedback rebalances brain patterns so you can implement strategies to progress further. When your brain functions better, you function better.
Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) The Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) is a practical application of Polyvagal Theory, designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioural state regulation, and social engagement behaviors through specially- filtered music. Utilising this music program can help us feel calmer, less bothered by sounds, and better able to notice our feelings.
Audio Visual Entrainment (AVE) Ave is a technique that utilizes pulses of light and sound at specific frequencies to gently and safely guide the brain into various brain wave patterns. AVE is reported to have side-ranging benefits: improved sleep, mental alertness/ clarity, energy, pain remediation, and improvements to hypertension.