• Biofeedback

    BIOFEEDBACK

    Helps to decrease the body's responses to stress and anxiety, and to reduce pain.

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  • Neurofeedback

    NEUROFEEDBACK

    This real-time auditory and visual feedback allows individuals to train their brain toward a more consistent and desired level of functioning.

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  • Brain Music Therapy

    BRAIN MUSIC THERAPY

    Helps to improve sleep, decrease anxiety and stress, decrease frequency of headaches, migraines and more.

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  • SmartDriver

    SMARTDRIVER

    Helps young adults and the elderly develop skills needed to become alert and safe drivers.

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Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback, also called EEG Biofeedback, uses electroencephalography to measure electrical activity of the brain.  Neurofeedback involves monitoring your brain waves to detect the brain going “off-track”.  This real-time auditory and visual feedback allows the individual to train their brain toward a more consistent and desired level of functioning.

Based on the same principles as general biofeedback, neurofeedback provides the opportunity to learn about brain wave frequencies.  Various brain waves are associated with different states of mind.  Slow brain wave frequencies (known as delta and theta) are connected with sleepy, daydreamy, and meditative states.  Medium range brain wave frequencies (known as alpha and SMR) correlate to the sense of being alert, focused, and able to process information.  High brain wave frequencies (known as beta waves) are associated with various intensity levels of anxiety.

Research has shown that EEG activity recorded in children and adults suffering with ADHD have consistently reported an abnormal abundance of slow wave frequencies and have fewer faster wave frequencies (Lubar & Lubar, 1999). Through use of neurofeedback, patients are able to learn to increase the desired frequencies associated with alertness and behavioral control while decreasing slow waves associated with daydreaming and loss of focus, thus leading to improvement of intellectual functioning, attention and behavioral control (National Institute of Mental Health, 2005).

How We Do It

In our Brain Fitness Center, we offer Neurofeedback utilizing the following methods:

  • Neurofeedback, sessions conducted with a trainer, one on one, in the office.
  • SmartBrain Games, a combination of training in the office and at home
  • SmartMind® (in office or office/home combination training)
  • Brain Music Therapy, self-training at home or work through music.

Your brain produces electricity. By placing sensors on the scalp, we can record the electrical activity (brain waves) on an EEG. These brain waves are displayed on a computer screen.

At the same time, other non-invasive sensors can be placed on the body to measure additional parameters (heart rate variability, skin temperature, skin conductance, and electrical activity of the muscles).

While watching a computer screen and playing computer games protocols with your brain, the individual learns to focus (keep the brain waves in the proper frequency). This ability to focus can produce positive feedback on the computer, for example, in the form of making the computerized image move, score points, or move from one picture to another.

Regular brain training leads to improvement in performance, allowing the person to reach their desired state of brain activity. With adequate practice, one can access their desired brain frequencies without the computer’s feedback.

Typically, 40 to 60 neurofeedback training sessions are needed to see a significant improvement in the above listed conditions/symptoms.  Testing will be conducted to assess the level of improvement between pre- and post-training.


INSTITUTE FOR PERSONAL EXCELLENCE, P.A.
A BRAIN FITNESS CENTER
2304 Wesvill Ct. Suite 280
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 786-9700
www.ipebraintraining.com
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