What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is the direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently, allowing the relief of emotional and brain-based symptoms. Training your brain into better function has far-reaching benefits, as the brain controls your psychological health, emotional well-being, and every system in your body. As the weight room is to a coach, neurofeedback is one of many training tools used by mental health counselors. This offering is best paired with psychotherapy, acting as a supplement to the foundational work of talk therapy.
How Does Neurofeedback Work?
Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback, because it is based on electrical brain activity, the electroencephalogram or EEG. Using electrodes and special software, we measure the brain’s activity and reflect it back through a video display. The brain is rewarded for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. This is a gradual learning process, and on average can take 20 training sessions to experience change.
Neurofeedback addresses symptoms of brain dysregulation. By improving self-regulation of brain activity, we improve how our clients function cognitively, emotionally, and behaviorally.
Our Center uses the Othmer Method of NeuroFeedback, Cygnet software, and Neuroamp by BeeMedic. This method of neurofeedback is a symptom-based approach that does not require brain mapping. A person’s symptoms are tracked regularly, with a 1-10 rating by the client, as a guide towards relief.
Watch Emma Harter Explain the Neurofeedback Process
Who Can Benefit?
Individuals of all ages can benefit from Neurofeedback. It helps relieve symptoms of:
- Sleep disorders
- Cravings and addictions
- Low self-esteem and self-image
- Learning problems
- Headaches and migraines
- Trauma symptoms
- Head and brain injuries
- Chronic pain
- Trouble remembering, staying alert, concentrating
See eeginfo.com for further information on the research behind the Othmer Method.
Emma earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Utah. Emma joined the Counseling and Wellness Center at CCPC after working at the non-profit organization, Holding Out HELP, where she worked with and supported individuals who have experienced trauma and PTSD. Holding Out HELP provides resources and support for people coming from polygamous backgrounds. Emma is also Mental Health First Aid and suicide prevention trained.
After seeing the benefits of Neurofeedback Therapy in action at Holding Out HELP, Emma decided to pursue her training in the Othmer Method of Neurofeedback Therapy (Infra-Low Frequency) and is leading the development and launch of this new offering at the Counseling and Wellness Center at CCPC.
Self-pay and scholarships available.