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What is a Neurofeedback Session Like?

Neurofeedback training is a learning strategy that enables you to actually change your brain waves. When you have information about your brain waves presented to you, you can learn to change them. Your neurotherapist is like a personal trainer for your brain.


A neurofeedback training is painless and non-invasive. One or more sensors are placed on the scalp and one on each ear. Your brain waves are displayed to you in the form of a video game or other video display, including sound. You control the video game entirely with your brain. As desirable brain activity increases, the video game moves faster, or you achieve some goal in the game. As undesirable brain activity occurs, the game responds negatively. Gradually, your brain responds to the cues of the game and brain wave learning occurs.


Neurofeedback therapy sessions last from 40 minutes to an hour, and are usually done from one to five times per week. Some improvement is usually seen within the first ten sessions. Once goals have been reached, the benefit seems to be permanent in most cases.


Neurofeedback therapy can make a dramatic difference for some people. Contact the Parsippany Counseling Center to find out if it can help you or your child.


I hope you will take time to view this video presented here by my colleague, Mike Cohen, in Jupiter, Florida. He explains more about neurofeedback, how it works, what it helps, and why it’s different than other available options.

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