In an increasingly distracting and chaotic day-to-day environment, focusing on important tasks can seem impossible. If you’re struggling with maintaining concentration, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with concentration due to environmental or mental health challenges, and it may feel like your mind isn’t what it used to be.
The truth is, the factors that contribute to difficulty concentrating are complex, and it’s easy to blame ourselves. Thankfully, qEEG brain mapping enables us to identify the source of concentration difficulties in the brain, and neurofeedback training allows us to remove interference to focus by healing brain function.
What is Neurofeedback Training?
Our brains utilize different types of waves for different situations. For example, beta waves are more common when we’re focused and engaged, while theta waves are more common when we’re relaxed or daydreaming.
Neurofeedback training is an incredible tool that lets us retrain the brain to emphasize activity that results in focus and concentration while moving away from activity associated with daydreaming and scattered thoughts. By making these adjustments with the help of neurofeedback training, we can help your brain unlock its full potential and hone its cognitive abilities.
Neurofeedback training helps the brain function more efficiently by first observing brain function, then sending information back visually or auditorily to reward the brain for changing its activity to more appropriate patterns. This training helps the brain learn self-regulation and function more efficiently.
How Neurofeedback Training Works
During neurofeedback training, electrodes are attached to your scalp to track brainwave activity. You are placed in a relaxing environment and can choose whether you would like to listen to music or watch a TV show. During this time, the electrodes track your brain activity and send signals that are processed in a computer, and specific information is extracted. Certain frequencies are targeted to address specific conditions. Each appointment typically takes around 30 minutes of active training. Most patients require between 10-15 sessions to start experiencing symptom changes.
What Does Neurofeedback Address?
Neurofeedback training can address issues of brain dysregulation including ADHD, anxiety, depression, brain injuries, headaches, insomnia, chronic pain, PTSD, autism, stress, fears, phobias, mood disorders, focus, trauma, and emotional disturbances.
How Many Sessions Are Needed?
Individuals commonly need around 40-60 neurofeedback sessions. Most clients start with 20 sessions and track their progress with a brain map, and a new plan is then created. The number of sessions needed for optimal results depends on the patient’s area of concern and the severity of their symptoms.
Neurofeedback Can Help
The brain is capable of amazing things, and we can support it in everything it wants to achieve. At TN Neurofeedback, we use some of the most advanced technologies and research available to help heal the brain and retrain neural pathways. We’d love to chat more about how it can help.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about Neurofeedback Training and its benefits, fill out an online contact form to schedule a consultation at Tennessee Neurofeedback in Brentwood, TN. We look forward to addressing your needs and concerns safely and efficiently.