Alternative Behavioral Therapy

About Neurofeedback

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Introduction

Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that involves training mental states and/or brain waves.  An electroencephalograph (EEG) monitors brain function and feeds that behavior back to the individual through visual, audio, or tactile stimulation.

Neurofeedback was discovered by Barry Sterman while doing a study on seizures for NASA. 

  • "Electroencephalographic and Behavioral Studies of Monomethyl Hydrazine Toxicity in the Cat" M. B. Sterman, Ph.D., R.W. LoPresti, Ph.D., M.D. Fair-child, Ph.D.
  • AMRL-TR-69-3 Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory Air Force Systems Command Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio

There are many different successful ways of practicing Neurofeedback.  The more we learn about the brain and the better technology gets, the more ways we learn to interact with the brain. 

Infra-low and phase training

My approach is mostly phase coherence training and infra-low fluxing wave training.  This activity incorporates the training of alert mental states.

Alpha-theta

Alpha-theta training is a form of Neurofeedback that involves deep state processing.  This is an eyes-closed training that helps resolve unconscious learned behaviors.  This type of therapy may not be available to every patient. 

SMR training

Sensorimotor rhythm (SRM) training is the oldest form of Neurofeedback and is the same training used by Barry Sterman when he discovered Neurofeedback.  This treatment has been used for sleep disturbance, focus, seizure reduction, and many other disorders. 

Alternative approaches

There are many other approaches to Neurofeedback.  Other approaches and protocols may be discussed as needed on a case to case basis.  Biofeedback is occasionally incorporated into Neurofeedback to increase efficiency.