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What is Neurofeedback

I added Neurofeedback therapy to my practice in 2002 after learning about its effectiveness with treating a broad range of problems. Neurofeedback often provides relatively rapid and more effective results than other forms of therapy.

What is Neurofeedback?

All moods, feelings, thoughts and behavior have their own brainwave activity. Likewise, problems in these areas are accompanied by specific brainwave patterns. When you train your brain to be more flexible and resilient, you can change established patterns and problems.

Neurofeedback is a safe and effective learning tool which actually helps retrain the brain so that you function at your best. With the use of Federal Drug Administration approved equipment, you view your own brainwave activity on a computer screen. Your brain automatically uses this information and learns to create different, healthier, and more effective brainwaves. In turn, you begin to experience more comfortable, healthier patterns of feelings, emotions and behavior.

Why do Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback in conjunction with psychotherapy is often faster, more cost efficient, safer and more effective than most forms of treatment available today. It does not have the unwanted side-effects often associated with medications. It has been used successfully with many problems including:

Attention Deficits (ADD/ADHD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Trauma (PTSD)
Behavior Problems
Chronic Pain Conditions
Chronic Fatigue

Learn More

Biofeedback for the Brain by Paul Swingle

ADD: The Twenty Hour Solution by Mark Steinberg and Siegfried Othmer

A Symphony in the Brain by Tim Robbins

View a VideoHow Neurofeedback Works:

Dr. Altman is a participant in the Neurofeedback for Veterans Project