Our approach: Client-centered based on your needs
Our programme starts with an Initial Appointment with one of our Neurofeedback Practitioners. After making an initial assessment of your situation and understand your symptoms, you can experience Neurofeedback with your first session. The Initial Appointment costs £85.To book your initial consultation, or to ask any questions about the process, please send us an email or call on 0207 118 0887 today. We’re always happy to help.
If you decide to go ahead, your Neurofeedback Practitioner will discuss your goals and symptoms and history in more detail. We will ask you to complete a symptom profile assessment with over 150 symptoms on. We also conduct a Cognitive Assessment, which tests out key cognitive functions, generates a report (example featuring two tests) and provides a baseline measure for cognitive improvements.
Your Practitioner will then map your symptom profile, history and goals to brain functions to develop a customised training plan for your specific symptoms and goals.
The Neurofeedback sessions
Each 45 minute training session (30 minutes of actual Neurofeedback) will take place in the caring hands of expert practitioners. The session will always begin in the same way with your Practitioner asking you about how you are feeling and if you have any feedback from the session before. She will be particularly interested in your sleep patterns as these indicate how well the training protocol suits your individual needs. You will then sit in a comfortable chair, and because we need to measure your brainwaves electrode sensors will be attached to your head. This involves cleaning the scalp with an alcohol swab and attaching the sensors with a special paste, similar in consistency to Vaseline. As the session progresses the sensor positions may be moved to provide measure activity in different parts of your brain. The activity measured by the electrodes will give information on how well your brainwaves are doing and will give you and your brain feedback about this. This feedback is provided through the use of video, audio and and touch. There is a choice of methods for receiving feedback. Most people choose videos. You can choose from a range of documentaries, TV shows or music videos, or bring your own DVD in. The video will vary in size and volume, and a cushion or soft toy will give you feedback through touch.
As you relax, the brain is able to ‘tune in’ to the feedback and adjust in response. This all happens subconsciously, which means you don’t consciously try to direct the brain one way or another, but just relax and allow the brain to use it’s own ability to self-regulate. Throughout your session, your Practitioner will check how you are feeling and will adjust the training plan as necessary. At the end of the session the sensors will be removed, your Practitioner will make notes, and you will be free to get on with your normal day.
Neurofeedback is a safe and effective brain training technique
Having electrodes attached to your scalp can be a concern for some people. We can assure you there is nothing to worry about. There is no pain and no risk whatsoever. The equipment is only there to pick up and record the normal activity of your brain, there is no transmission of any signal into the brain. Obtaining information directly from the brain and providing feedback straight back via the senses, in real time, is what makes Neurofeedback unique and so successful.