Neurofeedback in Wisconsin - Locate a Neurofeedback Provider in Wisconsin

Different Types of Neurofeedback

After a comprehensive initial evaluation, there are several different types of Neurofeedback equipment and software that may suit your own particular brain's needs. Some systems are only capable of training one single location within the brain, while others are able to train the entire brain at once! Be it single- or multi-channel, the take-away is simply this; the best tool is the one that suits your own individual needs.

Traditional Neuorfeedback:

  • Trains 1-2 sites 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

How to Ensure Neurofeedback Success

In addition to the sessions, proper sleep and nutrition is key to creating positive change. Neurofeedback helps the brain learn how to self regulate, but it needs proper nourishment and energy to function properly. Biofeedback can also be a beneficial tool before sessions to calm oneself before starting neurofeedback. Most clinicians who offer biofeedback and neurofeedback, have the client do at least 5 minutes of heart rate variability training (breathing exercises/training).

Neurofeedback has research backing supporting its noninvasive effectiveness and use in numerous mental disorders, including depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), anxiety, sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, and other emotional issues. It can also be used to help people who have organic brain disorders, such as autism, cerebral palsy and seizures.

The key to successful neurofeedback training is to lower certain brainwave frequencies while promoting other, healthier frequencies. While this sounds difficult, it is done by simple repetitive training while connected to the electrodes. Effective neurofeedback training typically takes anywhere from 15 to 35 sessions. Unlike virtually all other treatment methods available, neurofeedback has no known significant side effects. However, not all people are appropriate candidates for neurofeedback treatment. Approximately 20% of people who try neurofeedback receive no therapeutic benefit.

Potential Barriers with Neurofeedback Training:

  • Medications can interfere with regulating brain function
  • Environmental Stressors – Neurofeedback trains the brain, but can’t make a household calm or a school compatible for someone
  • Highly resistant personality or defiant
  • Irregular session or abruptly stopping Neurofeedback training
  • Not having a solid treatment protocol (no assessment process)
  • Using Neurofeedback to fix a condition that isn’t often worked with
  • Types of equipment – does the machine offer a strong enough approach to the brainwave patterns in question (traditional vs LOREATA Neurofeedback)
  • Competency of Clinician/Provider
  • Flexibility of the Neurofeedback System – some computer programs are not easily changed and have general training programs, and can’t be customized for one’s individual needs
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