Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback therapy, also known as EEG biofeedback or neurotherapy, is a non-invasive therapeutic approach that involves monitoring and providing feedback on a person's brainwave activity to help them self-regulate and optimize brain functioning

Neurofeedback Therapy


Neurofeedback therapy, rooted in the mid-20th century, emerged as a therapeutic approach by harnessing the real-time monitoring of brainwave patterns. In the 1950s, the discovery of distinct brainwave patterns laid the foundation, categorizing them into different frequencies associated with mental states. The 1960s introduced early techniques, such as alpha-theta neurofeedback, aiming to induce relaxation, while the 1970s saw the advent of sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) neurofeedback to enhance attention and reduce hyperactivity.

The 1980s witnessed neurofeedback's expansion in research and clinical applications, and the 1990s brought technological advancements in EEG equipment and made real-time monitoring possible. In the 2000s, neurofeedback gained popularity and diversified its applications, particularly in addressing conditions like ADHD, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Today, neurofeedback therapy is an established practice, with ongoing research exploring its efficacy for a range of neurological and psychological conditions.

Focus theme / core-concept

The central focus theme of neurofeedback therapy is the self-regulation and optimization of brain functioning through real-time monitoring and feedback on brainwave activity.


Improved Attention and Focus: help individuals, particularly those with attention-related issues like ADHD, enhance their ability to sustain attention and concentrate on tasks.

Emotional Regulation: Many people experience improvements in their ability to manage and regulate their emotions.

Reduced Impulsivity: supports individuals in gaining better control over impulsive behaviors, making it beneficial for those with impulsive tendencies.

Enhanced Cognitive Function: It may improve cognitive abilities such as memory, problem-solving, and processing speed, which can be beneficial for academic or professional performance.

Better Sleep: Individuals with sleep difficulties, including insomnia or sleep disorders, may experience improvements in their sleep patterns and overall sleep quality.


1. Optimizing Performance: Athletes, artists, and professionals may use neurofeedback to optimize their performance in various fields.

2. Managing Pain: This can be used to reduce the perception of pain and improve pain management.

3. Substance Abuse and Addiction: employed as part of addiction treatment to support individuals in achieving and maintaining sobriety.

4. Improving Quality of Life: enhance an individual's overall quality of life by addressing specific concerns and promoting well-being.

5. Personal Growth and Self-Awareness: A tool for personal growth and increased self-awareness.


Neurofeedback therapy employs various techniques and protocols to help individuals self-regulate and optimize their brainwave patterns. These techniques include:

Sensor Placement: Electrodes or sensors are attached to specific locations on the scalp to measure and record brainwave activity. The placement may vary based on the individual's specific goals and issues.

Real-Time Feedback: During a neurofeedback session, individuals receive real-time feedback on their brainwave patterns, which can be presented through visual displays or auditory cues.

Operant Conditioning: This technique involves rewarding individuals for producing desired brainwave patterns and helping them learn to self-regulate their brain activity. Positive feedback is given when the desired brainwave state is achieved.

Customized Protocols: Neurofeedback therapists create personalized training protocols for each individual, targeting specific brainwave frequencies and patterns based on their needs and goals.