Neurotherapy what is it and what is it like?
During a neurotherapy session, sensors are placed painlessly on your scalp. These sensors read the electrical signals produced by your brain. Your brain gets feedback through sounds, music, or video- and through this reward system your brain learns to self-regulate.
As the brain continues this learning through practice in the neurotherapy sessions, it becomes more efficient and balanced. This gradually reinforces the desired brain wave patterns, helping to reduce symptoms. The neurotherapy process is just like learning any new skill or task; it works over time through reinforcement and repetition.
This process of learning is done through what is called neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is your brain’s ability to reorganize itself and build new neural pathways in response to your new experience or new environment. Neuroplasticity is essentially the “muscle building” part of your brain that strengthens desired pathways and creates new ones, in response to repeated thoughts and actions.
How Many Sessions are Needed for Optimal Results?
For most clients, 20-40 sessions will be needed for the brain to regulate itself, optimally. This learning process known as operant conditioning (think Pavlov’s dogs), requires reinforcing to maintain improvement in symptoms. One of the most amazing outcomes of neurotherapy is that symptom relief has proven to be effective long term (Some clients choose to do an occasional treatment as a “tune-up”). Treatments are personalized to each client and are designed to effectively relieve their symptoms.
What Does Neurotherapy Treat?
Neurotherapy alters brain activity and treats emotional dysregulation. It’s often used to treat the following conditions
- Anxiety disorders
- Addiction and substance use disorders
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Migraine and Cluster Headaches
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