Whether anxiety and depression coexist in the clinical context, or occur on their own, neurofeedback is a great addition to any other modality the person is already using to alleviate symptoms related to them. Calming the brain down allows for improved self-regulation, which translates into less agitation, better sleep, improved mood, and improved overall function.
There are different types of migraines, but they all share the same mechanism that results in an unstable nervous system. Neurofeedback can help migraines and its different variants by increasing stability in the brain, which make it less easily triggered. That can translate into fewer episodes of migraine or shorter and less intense episodes, increasing the quality of one’s life.
Head injuries can result in unstable neural circuits in different parts of the brain, having a negative impact on overall brain performance as well as specific functions. Neurofeedback training can help improve self-regulation and stability, allowing for symptoms related to injury to decrease or resolve.
Developmental disorders impact the way the brain is wired early on in life. Development interference then results in a variety of clinical presentations and symptoms related to physical, emotional, and mental aspects of brain function. With improved self-regulation due to the calming effects of neurofeedback, the brain can learn to better organize its own activity. That can lead to improved social-emotional awareness, better processing of sensory input, decreased reactivity and repetitive behaviors.
Symptoms related to attention deficit disorder make it challenging for one’s brain to perform optimally, oftentimes the person needing to work ten times harder than everyone else to achieve comparable results. By improving self-regulation through neurofeedback training, the brain can experience increased focus and attention, along with decreased hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
Our brains are built to learn and improve throughout our lives. When early brain development is interfered with, the brain will have a harder time processing and integrating information. That can further impact not just the academic development, but also the social-emotional aspects related to learning deficits, resulting in low self-esteem and self-confidence. Neurofeedback training can help the brain better self-regulate, allowing it to improve every aspect of the learning process.
Pain is a needed alarm for our nervous systems, alerting us when we are in danger of injuring ourselves. But in some cases, the pain signals continue long after the injury has healed or even when there was never any injury. Along with other intervention, neurofeedback can help the brain change the perception of pain and become more resilient.
Sleep is such an important part of human existence, which is why sleep disruptions have such a broad impact on our overall functioning. Whether the sleep disruptions are due to physical, emotional, or mental discomfort, neurofeedback can help calm the nervous system to allow sleep onset, improve the quality of sleep and therefore optimize overall function.
Increased calm awareness and focused attention allow anyone to achieve their maximum potential, whether they are interested in improving their athletic, academic, or artistic skills. Neurofeedback training allows the brain to reach its potential and is a powerful tool in supporting peak physical, mental, and emotional performance.