Neurofeedback is a treatment approach which measures brain activity via electrodes placed on the scalp, with activity then visualised on a monitor. This allows a person to voluntarily control brain activity by influencing the signal on the screen. Over a gradual learning process, the brain is rewarded for changing its activity to more appropriate patterns.
We strictly administer Neurofeedback following a comprehensive assessment, so that the program is of optimal benefit to the patient.
Getting a good night’s sleep is important for people with mental health issues such as ADHD. By training the brain to less overactive states, Neurofeedback can make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Neurofeedback is proven to be safe and other than feeling a little tired after a session, there are no side-effects to this brain training technique. Unlike certain ADHD medications, Neurofeedback therapy has the advantage that it does not cause sleep problems (actually it may improve sleep), stomach pains, nausea or agitation
An average of 20 – 30 sessions is typically needed, with sessions held at least twice per week. After completing their Neurofeedback Program, most patients enjoy long-lasting benefits.
The efficacy of Neurofeedback relies on a gradual and natural learning process in the brain, like learning a musical instrument or sport. Once the new brain activity has been learnt, the positive effects can be sustained. Think of it like a “gym for the brain“.
We only apply protocols which have been rigorously tested in science and use technologies that are supported by these studies. By doing a comprehensive QEEG and sleep assessment, our Psychologists and Psychiatrists are equipped with a deeper insight into your sleep activity, ADHD or ADD symptoms and can tailor the program to your individual brain activity.