Sierra Counseling | Neurofeedback
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How Does It Work?

sue_jonUsing sensors and special software we simply measure the brain activity and reflect it back through a video display. When we allow the brain to see its own activity, it can then adjust itself for better performance and function. Nothing is ever being transmitted into the brain, we are only recording and using the information revealed to us through the EEG.

By improving self-regulation of brain activity, we improve how our clients function cognitively, emotionally and behaviorally. This applies whether the client is an adult suffering from symptoms like chronic headaches, or a child dealing with more severe disorders like autism or epilepsy. It can also be a very useful tool for athletes, entrepreneurs or anyone looking to maximize their performance and function.

Who Can Benefit?

184331641Individuals of all ages can benefit from Neurofeedback. It helps relieve symptoms of:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety, panic, hypervigilance
  • Sleep disorders
  • Cravings and addictions
  • Low self-esteem and self-image
  • Depression
  • Learning problems— ADHD/ADD, lack of focus
  • Headaches and migraines
  • PTSD and trauma symptoms
  • Anger
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Trouble remembering, Staying alert, Concentrating

For videos and futher information regarding attentiion deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, autism spectrum, brain injury, conduct disorder, substance abuse/addiction, fibromyalgia, insomnia, peak performance, pain, PTSD, depression, and many other topics go to eeginfo.com and eegspectrum.com.

BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance)bcia.org – visit this site to read “Learn About Disorders Treaed by Bioofeedback” in the Consumers menu.

Board Certification demonstrates professionalism and adherence to carefully developed standards as a healthcare provider. Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) procedures follow the Department of Health & Human Services Guidelines. Healthcare professionals who achieve BCIA Certification demonstrate commitment to professionalism by completing basic degree and educational requirements, endorsing a rigorous code of professional conduct, learning to apply clinical biofeedback skills during mentorship, and passing a written examination. I am BCIA Board Certified in 2008] and have earned the designation BCN, which means Board Certified in Neurofeedback.

BCIA is the only institute recognized worldwide that grants biofeedback and neurofeedback certification to health care professionals. The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe (BFE), and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) all endorse BCIA certification. BCIA was established in 1981 to certify individuals who meet education and training standards in biofeedback and to progressively recertify those who advance their knowledge through continuing education. Currently, more than 1,500 healthcare professionals have achieved this certification in 25 countries.