Many mental health conditions and negative thoughts and behaviors are linked to stuck patterns of brain activity. Neurofeedback is a method of retraining your brain to let go of the unhelpful brain-wave patterns, and this, in turn, can relieve your symptoms and enhance your mental health. TMS & Brain Health in Santa Monica, California, offers IASIS microcurrent neurofeedback to help you cope with mental health conditions and lead a more fulfilling life. Call TMS & Brain Health or request an appointment online today.
Neurofeedback is a treatment that retrains your brain to address stuck or persistent patterns of thinking that lead to unhealthy behaviors. It uses positive reinforcement to encourage your brain to follow healthier, more productive thought patterns.
Neurofeedback isn’t a cure, but a method of training your brain to cope with negative thoughts and feelings. It helps you break the cycle of negative brain activity leading to unhealthy behaviors.
Your first neurofeedback session focuses on mapping your brain activity and identifying the brain waves produced when you have positive thoughts or have anxious, depressed, or other negative feelings. This map of brain activity shows your TMS & Brain Health provider what patterns are attached to your symptoms.
Then, they create a treatment plan to retrain your brain. You have a set number of neurofeedback sessions, typically one or two appointments each week. At the end of your sessions, you shouldn’t need additional treatment, although some patients have occasional “booster” neurofeedback sessions.
IASIS microcurrent neurofeedback sessions are relatively quick. Your provider attaches electrodes to your head while you relax in a comfortable chair. All you need to do is sit still for a few moments.
The electrodes don’t cause any shocks or pain; they monitor your brain waves and deliver microcurrents back to your brain, feeding back in response to your brain activity. The feedback is imperceptible to you, but your brain picks up on the current and adjusts accordingly.
The IASIS microcurrent neurofeedback offers many benefits. First, it is a drug-free method of coping with mental health conditions. Also, compared to many other treatment modalities, neurofeedback is quick. Not only are the sessions themselves much shorter than other neurofeedback options and different therapeutic approaches, but they also deliver rapid results. Many patients see an improvement in their symptoms after just three sessions.
TMS & Brain Health offers neurofeedback sessions to address attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The clinical team provides thorough assessments before recommending any treatment program.
If you’re interested in neurofeedback, call TMS & Brain Health or request an appointment online today.