Skerrett Psychology now offers neurofeedback and biofeedback training for individuals six years and up.
Neurofeedback is a way to measure and train different wave activity in an individual’s brain. Every time a person thinks or feels, it is due to electrical signals firing in your brain. EEG and neurofeedback training has the ability to show the brain’s activity in real-time. Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, painless approach used to directly reshape and train the brain to function at an optimal level.
In a minimum of 20 sessions of training, an individual will learn to train and alter their brainwave activity through real-time feedback and continued practice. Neurofeedback can be used to help decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and ADHD, while improving emotional regulation and relaxation.
Optimal brain function is key in all areas of the sporting world. The better an individual’s brain is functioning, the better the performance.
Neurofeedback training can help improve an athlete's overall brain functioning levels, which may, in turn, help the athlete perform at optimum levels. Many professional athletic teams and individual athletes, for example, the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks, soccer’s Chelsea and Real Madrid, and Canada’s National Olympic Sports Centers, have utilized neurofeedback to aid in improving athletes’ performance levels.
Neurofeedback training can help improve an individual's focus and control and emotional regulation, and can improve brain function after a traumatic brain injury (concussion). Brain injuries can cause difficulties in areas such as attention, emotional control, anxiety, and overall mood. With the help of neurofeedback training, an individual is given the opportunity to improve their overall brain function after the initial injury has occurred.
Biofeedback on the other hand, is a technique utilized to learn how to control your body’s physiological arousal such as heart rate, respiration, temperature, and skin conductance.
Biofeedback training, like neurofeedback, is a non-invasive and painless technique where an individual is connected to sensors that help provide information about how your body reacts to stress. Biofeedback can help an individual focus on making changes in their body, such as relaxing certain muscle groups and reducing heart rate and breaths per minute, as well as lowering skin conductance.