There are different types of neurofeedback that have come into existence not necessarily because one is better than another but because of differing schools of thought about how neurofeedback works, and efforts to improve people’s experiences of neurofeedback. Some clients respond well to one type while others respond well to another. Sometimes it is finances and/or location that influence our choice of neurofeedback treatment.
Understanding what some of the differences mean to you as a client is important so we will endeavor to help you understand them. Neurotherapy should be administered by a tertiary qualified Health practitioner e.g. Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Medical Doctor, Clinical Social Worker, etc.
Please check a neurotherapists qualifications. At a minimum they should have a degree in a health science, will be registered with AHPRA or similar, and if not certified in Neurofeedback, then working toward this. Non-professionals are not held to standards, nor are they trained to identify and report serious conditions that require medical assistance. Consult with a neurofeedback professional first before investing in home based systems as some are simply gimmicks.
There are many types of Neurofeedback but generally they are all a form of complementary medicine that can help to treat symptoms of a wide range of psychological and physiological disorders.
Neurofeedback (or EEG biofeedback) uses technology that measures information about how the brain is performing. This information is provided back to the brain in real time to guide the brain toward adjustments that will calm or regulate the central nervous system (brain), and improves performance which in turn better enables participation in counselling and learning self-regulating strategies.
Types of Neurofeedback
Types of Neurofeedback available at Neurotherapy Victoria:
- Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS)
- Infra Low Frequency (ILF) - Othmer System
- Traditional Neurofeedback
- Heart Rate Variability (HRV) - Biofeedback
- Integrated Listening System (iLS)
- Body LENS
- Low Level Light therapy
Neurotherapy can help reduce symptoms associated with a number of disorders such as
- Anxiety, Depression and other Mental Health Disorders
- Autism, ADHD/ADD, ODD
- Addictions, Substance Abuse
- Chronic Pain; Illness & Disabilities; Headaches/Migraines
- Insomnia & Other Sleep Disturbances
- Seizure Spectrum Disorders
- Trauma PTSD
- Performance & poor concentration or focus