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Neurofeedback

The scientific understanding of the way the brain works has been changing rapidly.  Just a couple of decades ago, brainwave patterns were believed to be unimportant and unchangeable.

We now know that these long held beliefs about the brain were spectacularly wrong. Neuroscience has advanced so quickly that health and fitness methodologies have yet to integrate many new findings from neurological research.

Neurofeedback employs a sophisticated, evidence-based approach with quantifiable results. The application of neurofeedback for anxiety, epilepsy and attention deficits date back to the 1970’s, and is best known in the United States and Europe. Since 2012, the American Society of Pediatrics has awarded its highest approval rating for neurofeedback: Level 1 outcome-based treatment for ADHD —It produces results as good as medication, but is much longer lasting and has no negative side effects.

Neurofeedback research is making exciting new discoveries daily, especially in peak performance and sports training. For example, half of Canada’s Gold medal winners at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games used neurofeedback in their training programs.

Neurofeedback directly trains cognitive function and improves electrical balance within the brain.  It helps you change your brainwaves, reduce neurological blocks, and increases self-regulation.  Imbalance makes us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, attention deficits, behaviour disorders, sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances.  We experience increased difficulty recovering from concussions and brain injuries, PTSD and other challenges.  Neurofeedback uses tiny non invasive sensors on your head, plus light and sound feedback that reward better brain balance.

You gain faster more effective information processing, increased memory, decreased stress, and better self control.

 

I had a traumatic brain injury.  Nothing was helping me regain my brain functioning.  Then I heard about Neurofeedback.  It is the one treatment that is helping me to regain my brain function.  I am able to sleep better, concentrate better, meditate and I hardly have any headaches any more.  It is not an instant cure but worth the time and investment – nothing is more important, well almost nothing, than a functioning brain. Thank you Tom and your Neurofeedback therapy!

BF

Brain Map Assessment
We place a cap on your head with 20 sensors that read the electrical activity in various parts of your brain.  Afterwards, we present you with a comprehensive assessment report and interpretation of your brain strengths and opportunities for improvement.  We are then able to train specific brain areas using light and sound feedback generated by EEG based computer software.

 

Regular

Brain Map
$300
  • Comprehensive assessment that records the brain’s electrical profile under different tasks.
  • It is necessary to have a brain map to tailor a treatment plan for your individual needs.

2 Package

Before & After
$570/80 mins
  • Maximize savings by purchasing 2 up front.

Neurofeedback Session

A typical session involves approximately 30-35 minutes of neurofeedback training and 15-20 minutes of on-going consultation. The neurofeedback specialist places sensors on the scalp using a small amount of conductivity paste. These sensors transmit your brainwaves to a computer monitored by the specialist. The sensors are safe, painless, and ‘passive instruments’. They only pick up and transmit the electrical activity of the brain – they do not produce any electric current.

Most people find training sessions easy and fun. Seated in a comfortable chair, you may watch visuals on a television screen, listen to a variety of tones and music.  This audio and visual feedback is specifically engineered to alert your brain how to regulate or improve processing functions. Throughout the session the neurofeedback specialist monitors the process and makes adjustments to ensure that the training is as effective as possible.

 

Individual Session

$90/50 min
  • Pay each session as you go

5 Session Package

$430
  • Maximize savings by purchasing 5 sessions upfront

How many sessions will I need?

Because brain training involves learning, every person is unique and the pace of progress is unique. Gains are cumulative – they build over the course of your sessions.

While some people may reach their goals within 10 sessions, others may need 20 or more sessions before all of their desired results are achieved. The assessment report will help narrow the likely range of sessions needed, but this estimate might increase or decrease as you experience progress.

Extended Health Coverage

 
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, our services may be covered by some extended health plans and British Columbia government funding programs such as Post Adoption Assistance Program and the Autism Funding Program and Crime Victim Assistance Program.  Please obtain approval prior to attending.

Research & Additional Information

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revised its “Evidence-based Child and Adolescent Psycho-social Interventions” and elevated Brainwave Biofeedback to “Level 1 — Best Support” as an intervention for Attention & Hyperactivity Behaviors.

The most relevant and high quality research can be found at these websites:

Comprehensive Bibliography of Neurofeedback in Scholarly Articles

International Society for Neurofeedback & Research

Biofeedback Certification International Alliance

Biofeedback Federation of Europe

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

In School Neurofeedback Traininng for ADHD

You can find many neurofeedback studies by searching well known neuroscience and medical research sites, including PubMed.

 

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