About Central Coast Neurofeedback
Who We Are
At Central Coast Neurofeedback, we provide neurofeedback services for providers, clients, and patients for all areas of need including ADHD, addiction, OCD, traumatic brain injury, memory, learning differences, and much more. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal brain function through individualized neurofeedback training. We believe that everyone has the potential to improve their brain health and we are committed to helping you reach your goals.
WHAT IS NEUROFEEDBACK?
What is neurofeedback?
The principles of neurofeedback are simple and based on how the brain naturally interacts with its environment. We track activity around us using information from our senses (seeing, hearing, touching, etc) and we respond to what’s happening based on our ability to process and understand that information. It’s the processing of the information where many of us run into a little difficulty.
Sometimes because of stress, or brain injury, or anxiety, or learning difficulties, or trauma, or whatever the reason, we have a harder time paying attention, or remembering things, or completing tasks. Our processing speed can slow down, trying to do normal daily activities can feel overwhelming and exhausting, and sometimes we ruminate and worry over the same things without being able to relax. Interacting with the world becomes harder and we feel that we need help.
Going to therapy, taking medications, and making healthy lifestyle changes can often improve how we feel, but sometimes we still struggle and look around for more. For some people, Neurofeedback is the missing piece because it specifically supports the areas of the brain that are having trouble processing information.
At Myndpro, we start with a comprehensive assessment that helps us pinpoint with precision which areas of brain function could use support, and then we design a custom feedback program to address them directly. We do this by setting up a feedback loop in which a sensory input changes when your brain activity changes. For example, an auditory feedback loop means that when the parts of the brain we are measuring change in the way that will help you process more easily, then the feedback sounds become higher and brighter.
Your brain responds to the changes in the sound pattern just like it would respond to any changes in its sensory environment, and because those sounds are keyed to a brain behavior, after a number of sessions your brain adapts how it engages those areas, becoming more flexible and increasing processing speed.
This is the same way your brain learns how to do anything: repeated exposure to an experience or activity, with someone providing feedback on your technique, produces a refined skill. This is how we learn to dance, play an instrument or a sport, or tell funnier jokes. Feedback from our environment teaches us better interaction skills. Neurofeedback is providing feedback on very specific brain behaviors, and this gives it the unique ability to help refine cognitive skills that help us relax, sleep better, focus on work, remember important things and enjoy life.