Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, drug-free and evidence-based treatment, that uses neuro-modulation training to allow the user to receive instant feedback of the electrical activity in the brain.
Once the individual is able to learn their brain patterns, they are able to regulate it to improve brain function, bringing regulation to either fast or slow waves.
Neurofeedback helps the brain by providing feedback through operant conditioning. The brain learns to receive reward when achieving certain frequencies and inhibit others, thereby way creating more effective and desired patterns that reflect synchronized internal rhythms.
Neurofeedback has achieved a great deal of evidence-based recognition in treating ADHD, however, the fact is that Neurofeedback can do much more. From treating developmental trauma,  to calming states of anxiety and depression to creating better sleep patterns and reducing pain, neurofeedback has been highly effective. Neurofeedback can help to stabilize over-arousal and under arousal-activation, and that can be applied to improve processes of attention, cognitive, immune, endocrine and autonomic nervous systems, as well as behavioural and emotional states. 
Just as every brain is unique, so is every learning process. Users can typically see some changes between 5-10 sessions, however, it is important to remember that Neurofeedback focuses to help the brain to learn and consolidate frequency patterns in different regions. Therefore more sessions may be required to achieved lasting, desired frequencies to synchronize rhythms in the brain.
For example: A minimum training program for ADD will be between 10-20 sessions, approximately 40 for ADHD. Clients with ADHD who are on medication may require more than 40 sessions.

The learning process can be influence by several factors such as life style, diet and nutrition, gut and brain issues, medication, history of concussions, developmental issues and how long this factors has been part of the clients life. Clients with more complicated conditions will be needing between 40+ to achieve sustain improvements. Benefits can be experience through the process but its the goal to make this training to last. 
Many clients start Neurofeedback training while on medication. Through the course of the process, they are able to gradually and with the support of their physician reduce the doses to a desire use. 
Each brain is unique in responding to wave training. Some clients might be able to notice changes between 4-10 sessions, while others might need longer periods to see more vivid and clear resolutions. Duration depends on the presentation of symptoms, medications and lifestyle. Typical treatment courses range between 10-40 sessions. 

  • Follow recommendations around sleep, nutrition and exercise. Being overly hungry can impact alertness and focus and the ability to sit still. This is especially true of children and teenagers.
  • Consult with our clinic about any medications you are taking that may affect your brainwave patterns. Do not discontinue your medications without your Doctor's supervision. However, know that some medications affect your EEG activity.
  • If possible, wash your hair and avoid using styling gels, etc. on the day of your QEEG Brain Map. Gels and conditioners can at times make it more difficult for the EEG sensors to make good contact with your scalp.
  • If you wear contact lenses, be prepared to remove them during your session (these can cause excess eye blinks / movements). Bring any contact lens solution and containers that you will need if you remove your contacts.
In Neurofeedback - either long or short session may be beneficial, depending on the client's unique brain and process. Typically, clients can train between 10 to 45 minutes at a time. It is recommended that clients train as often as possible to achieve consolidation. Some clients could train between once per week to two or even three times per week.
There are no serious side effects. After training, clients may feel the effects of training, much like after doing physical exercise. Clients may feel tired and have a slight headaches, but that is not typical. These reactions are temporary, or a sign of client's brain responding to training. Any side effects should be communicated to the Neurotherapist to adjust the protocol and tailor the protocols to help regulate or subside these abreaction responses.