What is Brain Training (Neurotherapy)?


Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. Basically, it is using a computer to observe the brain in action from moment to moment. Then, we show that information back to the person. And we reward the brain for changing its own activity to more functional and useful patterns.

This is a gradual learning process. It applies to any aspect of brain function that we can measure. Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback, because it is based on electrical brain activity, the electroencephalogram, or EEG. Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation.

It is simply biofeedback applied to the brain directly. Self-regulation is a necessary part of good brain function. Self-regulation training allows the system (the central nervous system) to function better. Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain dysregulation. Issues that can be associated with brain dysregulation include: the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.

What are our clients saying about Brain Training (Neurotherapy)?

  • “She communicates more; she is willing to attempt scenarios that at first seem anxious to her; she is not as negative; she is thinking more positive” (Mother of a teen with anxiety)
  • “[He has] improved focus and sleep; and school states that is he actively participating in groups at school” (Mother of a boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • “[She] appears more able to hold herself back, or “pause” at times when she’s frustrated. Her anxiety has decreased as well” (Mother of a girl with ADHD)
  • “Less headaches and improved concentration” (Man with post-concussion syndrome)
  • “[Child] has gone from a reactive child, to …[being able to talk about his feelings] and to using his sense now” (Mother of a child referred for intense, angry outbursts)
  • “My child seems to be able to better control his behaviour and keep himself in check. I can’t wait to continue and see the outcomes as we progress through” (Mother of a boy with anxiety and angry outbursts).