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The Neurofeedback Assessment

Neurofeedback is a process...

It begins with an encompassing assessment that not only measures the brain, but the mind and body as well. This detailed multi-disciplinary approach paves the way for a highly targeted Neurofeedback training protocol, combined with the selection of the most compatible software and equipment.

I. The Mind-Body-Brain Assessment

While the brain’s activity would appear to be the first place to assess when beginning Neurofeedback training, it is actually only one piece of the crucial information needed for Neurofeedback training to be successful. There is a surprisingly complex relationship existing between the mind, the brain and the body, requiring all 3 to cooperate and interact in harmony. In order to get an accurate picture of one’s overall functioning; we need to understand the key role that each of these individual parts play and in turn what each contributes to the overall functioning.

IMPORTANT: In order for Neurofeedback to be most effective it is vital for the mind and the body to exist in a calm and relaxed state!

Part 1: Mind Assessment: How Thoughts & Emotions impact Brain Activity…
  • Our brain’s functioning allows conscious thought and emotional processing.
  • These thoughts and feeling can spark a stressful or fearful reaction signaling the body to prepare for a situation.
  • While seeing your brain and body actually change in real time on a monitoring screen, one is able to understand how triggers are impacting your functioning.
Part 2: Brain Assessment: Controlling Your Thoughts, Emotions and Bodily Function…
  • An overactive brain can create an environment where negative thoughts and emotions are constantly fueled. Calming the brain can have a positive impact on mental stability as well as your body’s overall functioning.
  • The body receives an overload of signals creating a never-ending cycle of fatigue, lack of focus, poor sleep, just to name a few.
  • We offer the full qEEG Brain Mapping analysis at The Center for Mind Brain Balance.
Part 3: Physiological (Body) Assessment: How the Body Triggers Brain Activity…
  • The body receives signals from the brain and sends information back again.
  • If the body becomes stuck in a negative or over-activated pattern, then regulating the brain essentially emulates only what the body can achieve.
  • We use a multi-tool approach in helping you identify any road blocks to successful Neurotherapy training. Biofeedback offers the individual a chance to see if his or her body is being overdriven without their conscious awareness.

Not all “Brain Maps” are Created Equal – Educate Yourself First!

The most important aspect of the Neurofeedback process is the initial assessment. However, not all providers utilize the benefits of the qEEG brain map. Some people rely on subjective symptoms from their clients to determine placement of the sensors for Neurofeedback. However, given that symptoms can overlap, this doesn’t always provide an accurate training platform. Others choose 1 or 2 common sites, where common problems may arise and use these sites as their foundation for creating a protocol.

The qEEG brain map is becoming the gold standard, offering an overview of the entire brain’s function and the connectivity between the sites. Training amplitude at each of the sites is not enough for some. Coherence is the speed in which the sites communicate with one another and this can now be trained on more advanced Neurofeedback systems. The qEEG collects data from the internationally accepted 10-20 sites, which are 19 spots on the brain that are recognized by all in the field. The qEEG provides colorful maps of the brain at each frequency, and allows the clinician a clear path for selecting a particular region of interest as well as what frequencies need to be slowed down or sped up.

The qEEG brain map is becoming the gold standard, offering an overview of the entire brain’s function and the connectivity between the sites. Training amplitude at each of the sites is not enough for some. Coherence is the speed in which the sites communicate with one another and this can now be trained on more advanced Neurofeedback systems. The qEEG collects data from the internationally accepted 10-20 sites, which are 19 spots on the brain that are recognized by all in the field. The qEEG provides colorful maps of the brain at each frequency, and allows the clinician a clear path for selecting a particular region of interest as well as what frequencies need to be slowed down or sped up.

Which type of Neurofeedback is compatible with your brain?

Traditional Neuorfeedback:

  • Trains 1-2 sites in the brain at once
  • Typical number of sessions: 25-50

Z-score Neurofeedback:

  • Train 1,2,4, or 19 sites at once
  • Typical number of sessions: 25-50

LORETA Neurofeedback:

  • Collects data at 19 sites, and triangulates hundreds of metrics
  • Typical number of sessions: 20-25

pIR Neurofeedback:

  • Measures bloodflow in brain
  • Typical number of sessions: 20-25
  • Raising temperature means more blood flow
This website is offered as a resource and learning tool for Neurofeedback training & finding a provider in Wisconsin.
Sponsored by The Center for Mind Brain Balance in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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