What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is training for your brain, just like the gym is training for your muscles. However, instead of training to grow bigger muscles, neurofeedback trains your brain to work harmoniously and efficiently towards a more desired, healthy state. This training can be vital for those with mental illnesses, neurological diseases, and head trauma because of the disruptive changes in brain activity that such issues can cause(1). For example, someone with chronic anxiety might have underactive alpha brain waves which strongly contribute to panic attacks and restlessness(2). Fortunately for us, our brains are adaptable. With enough neurofeedback training, our brains can correct the preexisting imbalances, form lasting positive changes, and significantly improve behavioral function.