What Is Neurofeedback?

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woman with puzzle piecesThis powerful brain-based technique has been successfully helping clients around the world for more than 30 years.

Dr. Fibus believes that even the angriest individuals can learn to recognize and channel their anger through the development of better communication skills and other practical approaches. His counseling provides immediate, tangible results and long-lasting tools that can reduce anger and enhancNeurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, is what we call “brain training.” Just as a person might go to a gym to exercise the body, neurofeedback allows an individual to exercise the brain — even targeting specific areas for improvement.

What does Neurofeedback do and how does it do it?

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a simple electronic recording of a person’s brain waves. Using a little EEG paste, we attach small sensors to the scalp. The person won’t feel them, but they quietly read brain activity into a computer, which then translates that information so the person can view it on a monitor.

As the person reacts to questions and conversation, the EEG shows us what’s going on with his or her brain waves. Most people find it pretty amazing!

What’s more amazing is that an individual can learn to control brain activity, to stabilize reactions, through the video game training that’s part of neurofeedback. It’s easy, painless and even fun.

As the individual slowly learns to regulate “automatic” reactions, the training experience spills over into daily life to help the person manage relationships, emotions and mental performance.