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Unlocking Your Mind’s Potential

How Neurofeedback Can Help You Invest in Your Well-Being

Q - What is neurofeedback? 

A - Neurofeedback, like biofeedback, is a noninvasive therapy in which subjects are taught self-control of brain functions via measuring brain waves and providing a feedback signal.

Q - Who can neurofeedback help?

A - Because neurofeedback helps people function better across the board, it can help anyone who is experiencing mental health issues, any kind of cognitive impairment, sports performance, learning disabilities, or neurological issues. More specifically, it can help anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Many people come in with a lot of unresolved trauma. Neurofeedback can help people with OCD and traumatic brain injuries. We can also treat children on the spectrum with autism, and we have kids and adults that we treat for ADHD.

Q - How do you begin the process?

A - We begin by doing a detailed assessment of the challenges that a client is experiencing. Our clients fill out extensive forms to help us identify everything we can help them with, so that when we start, we know how to use the system to benefit that client best. 

Q - What is a typical appointment like?

A - Once we identify a patient's issues and goals, we can then begin their neurofeedback sessions. Our practitioners apply an EEG (electrodes that measure the electrical activity in the brain) to the client's head and run the session. These sessions are short, only about 10 minutes or less.

Q - What occurs after the assessment? 

A - Based on the results we got from their assessment, we can determine how to use our systems best for that client. We use that information to guide our sessions; typically, we will need about 20 sessions or less.

Q - What are the expected results?

A - Everyone's healing path is going to be different, but it usually only requires a few sessions to see huge results and changes. Neurofeedback is a way to get to the root source of the issue and help them heal.

Deanne Allen-Williams, PsyDc, is the owner and president of Temecula Neurofeedback LLC and is the chief practitioner. 

Because neurofeedback helps people function better across the board, it can help anyone who is experiencing mental health issues, any kind of cognitive impairment, sports performance, learning disabilities, or neurological issues.