Just like it was once thought that man would never achieve flight or that you couldn’t possibly accurately capture the flavour of buttered-popcorn and infuse it into a jellybean, it was also believed that there were certain functions in the human body that were beyond voluntary control. Harness your true potential with today’s Groupon: pay R315 for one neurofeedback assessment and training session at Neurofeedback.
is training in self-regulation based on electrical brain activity, the
electroencephalogram, or EEG. Self-regulation is a necessary part of good brain
function and training allows the central nervous system to function
better. It addresses problems of brain disregulation, types of which
are numerous, including the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits,
behaviour disorders, various sleep disorders and a variety of others.
During the session, electrodes are applied to the scalp to listen in on brainwave activity. Depending on the conditions being addressed and the individual, frequencies are targeted and the experts will listen in on the brain on specific locations on the scalp. The signal is processed by a computer, and information about certain key brainwave frequencies is acquired. Some frequencies are promoted, while others are diminished. Information is presented to the client in the form of a computerized game where individuals are taught to play the games using their brainwave activity. Changes in brainwave activity are fed back to the individual through visual and auditory information by the computer and when desired levels of brainwave activity occur, the individual is reinforced. You'll learn to change brainwave activity and also practice maintaining learned brainwave states when engaged in school or work related tasks (e.g. reading, writing), helping you to make use of the neurofeedback session in daily activities. Eventually the brainwave activity is re-trained back toward more desirable patterns.
Through changes in brainwave activity, reductions in symptoms are expected to occur and in time, symptoms may be entirely suppressed. Individuals who have experienced neurofeedback therapy have also reported improvements in school or work performance, social relationships, and self-esteem, as well as reduction in irritability and oppositional behaviour. Neurofeedback practitioners will use various assessment instruments to determine whether the desired changes in brainwave activity or behaviour have occurred.
Unlike medication, Neurofeedback rarely produces negative side effects. In fact, lack of side effects is a major reason for the use of the therapy.
A-maize-ing fact: As a result of an unfortunate incident Benny Hamil developed the ability to control corn with his mind from a head wound brought on by maize-meal. His powers included the ability to pop popcorn kernels at 100 yards and levitate up to 13 heads of corn simultaneously.