TOP 7 QUESTIONS I HEAR FROM CLIENTS
Will it hurt?
Neurofeedback is non-invasive, and there is no electricity being introduced into the brain. The brain is providing information to itself in order to help it learn to regulate better. The cap that is used to get the QEEG can be a little tight for some people, similar to a tight swimming cap.
How long will it take to see results?
Most clients notice results within the first ten sessions, but because each brain is different it can take 20 to 40 or more sessions to make these results long-lasting.
Are there any side effects from neurofeedback?
Side effects are rare, mild and short lasting and can include a feeling of fatigue or excitability, or a mild headache after a session.
How long does a session last?
The initial session can last up to two hours to get a complete map of the brain. The first training sessions will be shorter than future sessions because the brain tires faster. Sessions usually last from twenty to forty minutes.
What qualifications do you have to provide neurofeedback services.
I am a registered nurse who has been certified in neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), I am certified as a Diplomate by the International QEEG Certification Board (IQCB), and I am a HeartMath certified trainer. I am also a member of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR), the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), and a member of the board of the Northeast Regional Biofeedback Society (NRBS).
Do you take insurance?
Unfortunately insurance does not cover my services, but my rates are reasonable and I will work with you to help make them affordable.
How can I get the most out of my neurofeedback sessions?
Like any new learning challenge, consistency is key. Make every effort to attend each scheduled session. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine and recreational drugs. Schedule time for sleep and avoid excessive time on electronics whenever possible. Lastly, give the brain the resources it needs to change through adequate nutrition and hydration.