What does a typical Neurofeedback session look like?
One of the most common questions we hear practitioners, parents and prospective clients ask is - "how does a Neurofeedback session work exactly?".
While we love explaining the step-by-step process of a typical session at the clinic, a video demonstration makes it easier to understand.
If a client is coming in for Neurofeedback Brain Training, they will start their session by finding a comfortable position in their chair. We then fit an appropriately sized QEEG cap on their scalp and apply a small amount of conductive gel to each of the 19 electrodes. Our caps are designed to measure and track real-time brain activity, measured in microvolts of electricity, which is sent to our computer software for interpretation.
As the practitioner, we establish the targeted networks and frequencies we aim to train and strengthen using Neurofeedback. We then set the session protocol, thresholds and level of training difficulty unique to that client to ensure a highly-individualised treatment approach.
Once a perfect signal is detected and the protocol is selected, the Neurofeedback session can now commence.
As you can see in the video, the computer on the left is tracking our clients' brainwaves in real-time. Every time their brain activates in a particular way and within set parameters, they receive a visual reward; this is the screen getting bigger! Watch how our clients' screen changes in size.
Over a number of sessions, the brain learns to activate those specific pathways and frequencies that receive a positive reinforcement (visual reward) and suppress pathways that don't receive a reward.
Neurofeedback is a learning process. The brain gains conscious control over it's own activity and can therefore lay down neural pathways to support learning, cognition, memory, mood and overall mental wellbeing.
If you have any questions regarding Neurofeedback or you would like to book in for a consultation, please don't hesitate to contact our clinic.