Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that focuses on the electrical activity in the brain. This intervention can be used to train the brain for healthy and efficient functioning. At Cornerstone we use advanced software, equipment and normalized databases to complete a comprehensive EEG or brain map of individual brain functioning. We use multi sensor equipment that ensures that we can train multiple areas of the brain during each session. The brain map is then used to build a comprehensive treatment plan and protocol for training problem areas and symptoms of the brain. The following are symptoms that can be trained through neurofeedback:
- ADD, ADHD, concentration and focus issues
- Chronic pain
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Symptoms from Strokes
- Negative thought patterns
- Motor/gait/balance issues
- Memory issues
Along with these symptoms, some individuals choose neurofeedback to simply ensure peak performance of their brains. These individuals may not experience debilitating symptoms, therefore training focuses on brain efficiency instead of symptom reduction.
Cornerstone’s comprehensive approach to brain health includes not only neurofeedback training, but neurotransmitter testing, genetic counseling related to brain health, lifestyle and nutrition counseling. We focus on the whole person: mind, body and spirit. And as always, trained and licensed professionals will be working with each individual through the process of treatment and training. Click here for more information on our comprehensive BrainHealth program.
Cornerstone is committed to providing excellent, comprehensive neurofeedback and Counseling care. Our Neurofeedback therapists are licensed mental health practitioners in the state of Oklahoma and all our providers are certified or working toward certification through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). Cornerstone is Tulsa’s leader in providing experienced and advanced comprehensive brain and mental health care.
Getting Started with Neurofeedback
If you have more questions about Neurofeedback that are not answered here please feel free to call our office for a free 5 minutes consultation with our staff. If you’d like a more comprehensive consultation, feel free to schedule a 30 minute appointment with one of our licensed professionals. Once you’ve made the decision that neurofeedback is the right option for you, contact our office to schedule an intake session and brain map. This session will take an average of two hours and will include meeting with a licensed professional to discuss symptoms and personal history as well as the initial brain map. After this session, you will meet with the practitioner to go over your results and form a protocol that is individualized to each clients needs and goals.
Once a protocol is established our professionals will proceed with neurofeedback training. The training involves the brain learning what normalized brain functioning looks like to reduce symptoms. As the brain learns how to function more efficiently, the learning becomes normalized and permanent. Number of sessions cannot be predetermined but practitioners may give an estimate. Ultimately time and intensity of treatment depends on symptom reduction and client participation in the treatment. All of this will be discussed and planned with the practitioner at the beginning of treatment. All practitioners will also be doing follow up brain maps to ensure that initial protocols are still relevant. If protocols need to change or if symptoms dissipate before the end of the planned treatment duration, a practitioner will discuss this with clients. This ensures that treatment is still progressing and clients are getting the best treatment for their financial investment.
Initial training sessions may only last 15 minutes as we help the brain transition into learning a more healthy way of functioning. Training is like a workout for the brain so we start slow to ensure that the training is not too taxing on the brain. Many clients will be tired after their training sessions and we ask for feedback to ensure we do not train too intensely. As training progresses sessions can last up to an hour. We recommend training 2-3 times a week to balance treatment progress and rest for the brain. Number of total sessions will depend on symptoms and desired results of clients. There are exercises and lifestyle factors that can effect training and all of these will be discussed with the practitioner.