Neurofeedback therapy and Brain Mapping
Neurofeedback therapy combines technology and mental health, allowing therapists new treatment methods. Part of neurofeedback therapy includes brain mapping, allowing clients to see the intricacies of how their brain operates. With that knowledge, clients will be in a position to take on neurofeedback therapy more confidently.
What is neurofeedback therapy?
Neurofeedback therapy is a treatment based on brain functioning and training. Professionals track and monitor brain activity using software to create training programs that reward and improve healthy brain activity.
Research has demonstrated that brains are malleable and can be retrained. More importantly, the brain learns from itself. In other words, you can reprogram malfunctioning parts of your brain. This is often done using video games that reward you for healthy brain function and penalize undesirable brain function. Over time, exposure to these rewards trains your brain to function appropriately.
This method of treatment can be used on patients ages three and up. It has been used to treat various issues, including anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, migraines, etc. At The Insight Clinic, we’ve made neurofeedback therapy more readily and affordable. Hence, clients can use it at the end of each talk therapy session at no additional cost.
One of the benefits of neurofeedback therapy is that clients can avoid medications to help treat their issues. With neurofeedback therapy, clients are more empowered to control their actions and apply coping skills learned in the session.
What is brain mapping?
Professionals can create a map of a client’s brain. Brain mapping refers to the use of electroencephalography (EEG). This information allows therapists to identify areas of the brain that are not operating as they should be, which indicates to professionals where the work needs to be done.
Not all facilities with neurofeedback therapy offer brain mapping, as it requires skill and unique technology. At The Insight Clinic, we are happy to help our clients further their healing journey by providing brain mapping. As our clients understand their cognitive functions better, it enables them to regain control of their lives and overcome problems.
Benefits of brain mapping
While only some people need to have brain mapping, the information accumulated during the process can pinpoint the challenges for the client. This, in turn, will lead to more focused treatment and a better outcome faster. Some of the benefits of brain mapping include the following:
Deeper understanding of diagnosis – sometimes, when filling out questionnaires, clients will identify what they think the problem is. Still, once a brain map has been completed, the difficulties could be discovered elsewhere.
Identifies brain functioning – a brain map will show what areas of the brain are working correctly and what parts are not. The parts that are not functioning properly can impact mood, sleep, behaviors, and more.
Treatment plan – once a proper and accurate brain map has shown where the issues lay, a solid treatment plan can be developed with the client. This treatment plan will focus on healing the parts of the brain that are not working correctly.
Knowledge – understanding the ins and outs of how our brains function can bring wisdom on other levels, including why past treatments didn’t work. This eliminates the trial-and-error method of prescription. It can also help therapists understand which medications could be effective.
How does brain mapping work?
Brain mapping is the first step to effective neurofeedback treatment. It is the process of creating images of how your brain functions. This gives therapists a better idea of where the issue and challenges lay.
The process of brain mapping begins with unique technology (called QEEG) and professional skills. EEG is the way brain waves are measured. This is done with a special cap with sensors to track brain activity.
Once the patient puts the cap on, it is connected to a computer with specialized software to track brain waves. This information is then used to create a map of your brain. The images will be 2D and represent a more topical style map rather than a 3D version of your brain. This data will be used to design your neurofeedback therapy treatment.
What conditions can be treated with neurofeedback therapy?
Neurofeedback therapy and brain mapping have been used to treat many client challenges. These include ADHD, anxiety, insomnia, eating disorders, addictions, depression, panic attacks, ADD, PTSD, and more. Patients can opt for this therapy rather than medications that lead to healthy brain function.
Can you combine neurofeedback therapy and medications?
Yes. You can undergo neurofeedback therapy to train those parts of your brain that are not working well, even if you’re taking medicines.
How to find a therapist that can brain map?
If you’re interested in brain mapping, you’ll need to find a therapist with the right skills and tech tools to do the job correctly. It starts with a bit of research and asking some questions. Not every facility that uses neurofeedback therapy offers brain mapping, so you’ll need to identify those professionals who provide brain mapping.
Not all negative reviews should turn you off the therapist. You can ask a therapist for referrals and also look online for reviews. Consider what other clients say about a therapist’s brain-mapping approach and treatment experience. Consider whether they’ve attempted to reach out to the pessimistic review writer to try and fix the situation. That demonstrates that the professional genuinely cares about their clients and their reputation.
Why trust The Insight Clinic
At The Insight Clinic, we aim to help you be your best. Our mental health professionals are trained to use a variety of treatments to help clients overcome their challenges. We have worked with clients to overcome many different conditions.
Our team is skilled and experienced at using neurofeedback therapy and brain mapping. Moreover, we offer this treatment as an affordable option open to everyone. Brain mapping has helped many people to understand their underlying issues better. It can help you overcome many conditions, including anxiety, depression, ADD, and ADHD. Contact us today and start your healing journey.