"The principal activities of brains are making changes in themselves."
Marvin L. Minsky (from Society of the Mind, 1986)
How do we do it?
First we use an EEG to see how you and your brain are getting on. This gives us a detailed map of how your brain is functioning - essentially a kind of neuro fitness assessment.
We combine this with what you tell us about where you'd like to go in your life, and we then develop a training plan to help you to achieve your goals.
Using a process called neurofeedback we help your brain learn to regulate itself more effectively. As it achieves an improved level of self regulation, its functioning becomes more balanced, and you get to do more of the things that you've always wanted to. Sound simple? .... It is!
Although our training programs rely on cutting edge neuroscience and sophisticated technology, all that you have to do is lie back and listen to a series of soothing sounds or play a movie or video game using your brain waves. Nothing too strenuous there!
Why does it work?
As your brain learns to change the pattern of its electrical activity, it has the potential to make changes to the way its 'wired'. The concept of 'neuroplasticity' has been around in different forms for some time, especially in relation to children, but it has only recently become clear that it applies throughout everyone's life.
Through neurofeedback we are able to assist your brain in making neuroplastic changes which can lead to long term improvements in how it functions. In this way, not only can neurofeedback help your brain to work better during the period while you are undergoing the training, the intention is that these changes will become permanent thereby improving your functioning in the long term.
Is this a scientifically based approach?
There is a large body of research that points to the efficacy of neurofeedback in optimising the way your brain functions. While we do not diagnose or treat specific conditions, there is evidence that as your brain learns how to regulate itself more effectively you may experience improvements in a wide range of conditions including ADD/ADHD, depression, PTSD, age related cognitive decline, addictions, psychological trauma and even physical assaults such as stroke or traumatic brain injury.
Neurofeedback is also used to enhance performance in a range of sporting disciplines, and by people in all walks and stages of life who wish to up their game.
Contact us to find out more about how to make friends with your brain and let it help you achieve your ultimate potential.