What Is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, also known as EEG-Biofeedback, is a natural evidence-based system that improves symptoms related to depression, anxiety, trauma (PTSD), ADHD, ADD, eating disorders, insomnia, fatigue, traumatic head injury (TBI), migraines, performance anxiety, Asperger’s, autism, tantrums, nightmares, fears, phobias, panic attacks, stress, pain management, and fibromyalgia.
There are various neurofeedback systems on the market. The system that we use at Counseling and Resource Center of Dearborn is BrainPaint:
• BrainPaint has been a recurring guest on CBS’s The Doctors, Stan Lee’s Superhumans and Discovery Science.
• BrainPaint is among the 10 companies selected by StartUp Health as a “Healthcare Transformer” for dramatically improving healthcare while reducing costs.
• World class athletes have used BrainPaint to go on to win the World Cup and to medal in the Olympic Games.
• BrainPaint is like a workout for your brain with lasting results. What if you could work out at the gym twenty times and keep the gains forever? That is what BrainPaint can do.
How Does BrainPaint / Neurofeedback Work?
BrainPaint gives you actual visual and audio feedback of your own brainwaves. What we have discovered is that when you can see and hear your own brainwaves, your brain naturally adjusts to a healthier state, calming the brainwaves that are too active, arousing those that are too slow. For example, people with anxiety usually have over-active brainwaves; those with depression often have brainwaves that are too slow. Individuals impacted by trauma and certain other concerns often include brainwaves that are both too active and not active enough. BrainPaint helps your body naturally re-balance your brainwave activity to where you feel your best. Once your brain knows how to do this, it is able to maintain this balance, just like when you learned how to ride a bike.
How Long Does It Take For BrainPaint To Work?
Generally people notice improvements within the first 5 to 8 sessions. It is recommended that BrainPaint is done twice weekly to help your brain learn the new ways of functioning more quickly. Thus, in three to four weeks, people generally see improvements.
For longer lasting and often permanent results, 20 to 30 sessions are recommended. Thus, longer lasting permanent results are often achieved in 10 to 15 weeks.
How Much Does BrainPaint Cost?
BrainPaint can often be billed through your insurance, similar to psychotherapy. We can review your insurance and help you to know what your insurance will cover. Often, it will be similar to your psychotherapy benefits, thus having the same copay and deductible as you would have for psychotherapy.