It would be nice if the brain had a reset button, so it could go back to before things went wrong. Neurofeedback is the closest thing we have to a reset button. It consists of a technology that allows the brain to recalibrate itself to improve cognitive function, memory and timing, and to prepare for the formulation of new neural pathways.
Neurofeedback is one of several forms of biofeedback programs that interfaces brain wave recording with visual and auditory stimuli. In other words, the brain remarkably responds automatically without having to consciously think about what it is hearing and seeing. Simply by looking at the images and listening to the sounds, the computer analyzes the brain waves and adjusts or “feeds back” the stimuli accordingly. This feedback process trains the brain to utilize more positive and rewarding thought patterns.
Patients who use neurofeedback addiction treatment as part of a comprehensive program of recovery achieve the best results. At Sovereign Health, we also provide cognitive remediation, psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and lifestyle management, all geared toward reinforcing healthy neuropathways.
The advantages of neurofeedback
Neurofeedback improves brain functioning and quality of life by reinforcing optimal brain wave patterns that promote healthy thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Even NASA uses neurofeedback in its astronaut training program to maximize focus and attention. Neurofeedback is not harmful in any way when performed by a skilled provider. There are no X-rays, mind reading or manipulation. Some of the most advantageous aspects of neurofeedback include:
- Safety and efficacy
- Noninvasive procedure
- No X-rays or side effects
- Long-lasting results