Dr. Richard A. Wyckoff & Associates
What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is much like a tune-up for your brain. It has been shown to help your brain develop richer capillary beds for enhanced blood flow and also to encourage brain cells called neurons to establish new complex connections.
How Does it Work?
Sensors placed on your scalp translate electrical activity in your brain into signals you can see and hear on television. Because you can see the tiniest changes instantly, you can learn to control your brain activity through subtle changes in thinking, breathing, attitude and imagination.
Does it hurt?
No! It is quite pleasant. Most people report enjoying neurofeedback very much, and some refer to it as “a mental massage.”
Why does this help?
When you learn to increase brain activity in specific ways your brain starts to develop. Much like exercise increases muscles mass, neurofeedback increases capillary and neuronal complexity. This can often result in positive changes in how you think, feel and behave.
What else will I learn?
In addition to improved mental performance you will also learn effective life work planning skills. This can include an exploration of your attitudes, values and beliefs that cause you to
perpetuate excessive stress.
Is it hard to learn?
No. Most people learn enough in fifteen to twenty sessions to significantly improve their lives. Sometimes additional sessions will help chronic disease, mood or behavior issues and reduce the need for some medications.
Is it Expensive?
Not compared to the alternative. Some insurance companies will pay for medical psychology services including neurofeedback. Research has shown that these services can significantly reduce the need for more expensive hospitalization, surgeries and other medical care.
Do I need a psychiatric diagnosis?
No. If you have a stress related disease, neurofeedback and medical psychology counseling may be submitted to your insurance company as direct treatment of that medical condition. It Sounds too good to be true. Of course these services, like any health care, cannot guarantee success. And they may not be appropriate treatment for diseases that have not been shown to be responsive to these procedures except on an experimental basis. Most important, you still have the responsibility to use what you learn to modify your lifestyle. But many people just like you are discovering that they can take charge of their health and their life and use these services to help lead a healthier, happier and more successful life.
Neurofeedback May Help:
◊ Attention Deficit Disorder
◊ Chronic Pain
◊ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
◊ Depressive Disorders
◊ Post Traumatic Stress disorder
◊ Traumatic Brain Injury
Call For a Free Initial Telephone Consultation:
Sometimes it is difficult to ask for an appointment for something you don’t completely understand. That is why we are always pleased to take as much time as needed to answer your questions and help you decide if neurofeedback is right for you. We do not charge for these initial telephone calls even though they often take 20 minutes to half an hour.
Call to schedule your initial phone conversation with Dr. Wyckoff.