is Biofeedback?

Biofeedback is a training process where you learn to control some of your body’s processes, such as breathing rate, heat rate, and skin temperature to name just a few. Sensors are placed on your body and the signals are fed through an amplifier to a computer which analyzes and displays the data. By watching the computer display, you are getting ‘feedback’ on your ‘bio-logy’ through which you learn to control different parts of your body!

Biofeedback is based on the well-known principles of operant conditioning and has been safely and effectively used for decades to improve your attention, increase your health by lowering your stress response, lower your muscle tension and decrease your pain, among many other conditions.

Biofeedback appeals to people for a variety of reasons:

It's noninvasive. Sensors are only placed on top of your skin.
• It helps you to take charge of and improve your health – for example by learning to lower your stress level.
• It can help you improve your performance in different tasks or situations.
• It might reduce or eliminate the need for medications.
• It might be a treatment alternative for those who can't tolerate medications, when medications have not worked well, or for those who do not like the idea of needing to take medications.


is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that focuses on the functioning of your brain and nervous system.

During training, sensors are placed on your scalp and are connected to a sensitive amplifier and a computer running specialized software that, all together, detect, amplify, record, analyze and display specific brain activity. The resulting information is fed back to you in real time on the computer screen with changes in the feedback display indicating whether or not your brain activity is within the desired range of activity.

Based on this visual and/or auditory feedback, learning occurs with changes in brain patterns. These changes are associated with positive changes in physical, emotional, and cognitive states. Often you are not even aware of the mechanisms by which such changes are accomplished although people routinely acquire a "felt sense" of these positive changes and learn to access these states outside the feedback session. (Adapted from
Please watch the following short video to further explain the neurofeedback process: 

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Neurofeedback does not involve either surgery or medication and is neither painful nor embarassing.

While undergoing neurofeedback training, you are learning to modulate your brain activity at the level of the neuronal dynamics of excitation and inhibition which underly the characteristic effects that are reported.

Research demonstrates that neurofeedback is an effective intervention for ADHD and Epilepsy. Ongoing research is investigating the effectiveness of neurofeedback for other disorders such as Autism, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, substance abuse, traumatic brain injury and other pain disorders, and is promising. (adapted from

The Peak Brain Institute highlights the research on neurofeedback in the following areas on their website ( )
ADHD & Learning Disabilities
Autism & Asperger’s
Chronic Fatigue
Cognitive and Performance Enhancement
Cognitive Decline
Developmental Disabilities
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Substance Use Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussions


Contact us to see how neurofeedback training may help you!

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