Your brain is responsible for everything from picking up a pen to choosing between the names “Constance Tiddlywink” or “Bert” for your pet spotted llama. Give your brain the advantage and measure the activity with a neurofeedback/QEEG assessment session at EQ-Advantage Centre for R195.
At the EQ-Advantage Centre situated in Westville, the highly trained clinicians focus on various alternative brain training techniques including Neurofeedback therapy. A Neurofeedback/QEEG assessment is a method through which the brain's activity is measured for either over or under-activity . Most people ignore their brain and only focus on training their body. However, if your brain is not working at an optimal level/optimally you may feel drained, tired, anxious, less motivated and stressed.
During the Neurofeedback assessment the different naturally occurring brainwaves are measured, using internationally recognised EEG sites. It is generally accepted that the left side of our brain is our logical side which is supposed to work faster than out right, more emotional side. If our brain is in a state of asymmetry you might experience symptoms such as anxiety, low self-esteem, depleted energy levels and depression. Higher amplitudes of slow brainwaves in the pre-frontal, frontal and central areas in your brain can cause concentration problems. Higher amplitudes of fast Beta brainwaves in your brain can cause stress, ruminations, worries, concentration and sleep problems.
The assessment is an extremely interesting process, utilising Quantitative Electroencaphalography (QEEG) to ascertain the patterns and distribution of activity throughout the brain. Through this method, you can find out how to train your brain towards positive change and optimal functioning.
The team of experts will develop a training plan for you. Neurofeedback training is fun, effective and long lasting. It strengthens the brain, calms it and improves stability and in short, it rewires the brain. Like a muscle or the ability of your llama to pick up small garden furniture, your brain gets stronger the more you train it.
During a Neurofeedback therapy session, sensors will be placed on your scalp and ears to record the electrical activity of the brain waves. The brain waves are converted into signals which are sent to the clinician’s computer and a picture of the brain’s electrical activity is displayed on it. In the meantime, you will be sitting in front of a second computer that displays a game or other programs. It is your brain waves that start and play the game and if you are not in the right brain wave the game does not work. Hence, the brain always looks for the right brain wave length in order to get the program to work properly. Neurofeedback therapy also works on the positive reward principle – the brain remembers the positive feeling of the new, beneficial brain wave form and is able to reproduce it in everyday life situations, thus symptoms disappear and moods are stabilised.
You may wonder, like people wonder about the meaning of life or whether those wrestlers know how funny they look in those Lucha Libre masks, how effective this therapy is. Clinical research shows that Neurofeedback therapy has an up to 80% success rate in reducing symptoms of ADHD/ADD, Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia, concentration problems, stress reduction, Migraines, phobias and panic attacks. It also helps with better focus, attention, memory and concentration levels, improved task completion and organisation skills, aids relaxation and better sleep, enhances moods and emotions, helps the brain to function at its optimal level and has none of the adverse side-effects associated with medication. However, Neurofeedback therapy can also be combined with medication.
According to the brain experts at the EQ-Advantage Centre, the desired outcome of Neurofeedback is the reduction of symptoms and a calmer, happier, more balanced state of mind. By challenging the brain, in much the same way as you challenge your body in physical exercise, you can help the brain learn to function better. The results of a Neurofeedback can be permanent, once the brain has learned to be in the right brain wave length, it is always able to go back into it. Give yourself the advantedge like many top athletes, coporates and others people like you and me have done already. Neurofeedback training is the fastest training tool for the brain in the world.