How It Works

Neurofeedback is a medication-free treatment for those who struggle with anxiety and other conditions.

How Neurofeedback Works

At the Colorado Neurofeedback Center, we’ve experienced the powerful effect neurofeedback has on patients who suffer from a wide range of mental conditions. We’ve seen how negative thought patterns can become negative habits that take their toll on the way a person thinks, acts, and leads their life.

If you want to experience a well-researched treatment that is considered a reliable alternative to medication, then neurofeedback may be the solution you’ve been looking for.

What is Neurofeedback?

In the simplest definition, neurofeedback is a method of therapy where equipment is used to display your brain activity and teach you to improve negative thought patterns. For many patients who’ve tried it, neurofeedback has helped them eliminate their tobacco cravings, overcome anxiety, and conquer a wide array of mental health conditions.

What is Your Most Pertinent Problem?

The specific condition you want to target is discussed beforehand, and that will be the focus of your therapy sessions. For example, if you’re obsessive-compulsive, but also extremely depressed, then one of those will most likely be chosen at a time – that way we stand the best chance at helping you understand and self-regulate your condition.

How it Works - Understanding the Neurofeedback Process

We prioritize comfort and strive to ensure your neurofeedback experience leaves you more relaxed than when you came in. Your neurofeedback will involve sophisticated equipment that will monitor your brain activity and provide valuable feedback to our councilors. This feedback is used to help you understand the way your brain reacts to certain words, thoughts, and patterns.

Brief History of Neurofeedback

  • Neurofeedback was invented in 1924 by Hans Berger from Germany
  • It soared in popularity in 1968’s when Dr. Joe Kamiya published an article on how it affects the brain in Psychology Today.
  • In Dr. Joe Kamiya’s experiment, some patients learned to control their Alpha brain waves at will after neurofeedback training.
  • In the 1970’s, Barry Sterman used neurofeedback therapy to suppress epileptic seizures.
  • As of 2017, Neurofeedback certification is supported by the Mayo Clinic, Washington State Legislature, and other respected organizations.

Cutting Edge Technology – The Tools of Neurofeedback

We believe that using the best equipment is vital to accurate neurofeedback. Check out the two primary pieces of gear we use to treat patients in neurofeedback sessions:

Deymed Amplifiers – Fast and Effective at Monitoring Brain Activity

Our Deymed Amplifiers are capable of checking your brain the standard 256 times in a single second – and can go as high as 4096 times per second if necessary. This remarkable speed allows us to maximize the accuracy of your neurofeedback sessions. Plus, we can give immediate feedback on your brain activity.

EEG Cap – Using 19 Electrodes to Maximize Accuracy

Traditional neurofeedback therapy typically uses 2-3 electrodes to monitor brain waves. We use EEG Caps that include 19 electrodes which monitor various parts of your brain. With our EEG Caps, we can detect even the most subtle brain activity no matter where it occurs.

Try Neurofeedback Therapy in Colorado Springs, CO

Curious about how neurofeedback can improve your well-being? If you want to try neurofeedback in a stress-free, relaxing environment, then Colorado Neurofeedback Center is the ideal place. We understand how anxiety, ADHD, depression, and other conditions can affect your quality of life – we began our journey as patients and have experienced effective treatment ourselves. Feel free to contact us with your questions or to schedule a neurofeedback consultation.