Neurofeedback for ADHD Evidence-Based alternative to drugs
What is Neurofeedback Brain Training for ADHD symptoms ?
Brain regulation is the ability of your brain to operate appropriately given the circumstances in front of you – it’s how we control our work, school or social lives. It’s a very important function that most people take for granted. However, sometimes the brain can become dis-regulated, as with many ADHD symptoms*, and can cause a sufferer tremendous difficulties in life.
*Note that we use the phrase ‘ADHD symptoms’ not ADHD. This is important to explain because at BrainTrainWA we offer help with symptoms, we do not need a diagnosis to be able to help.
At BrainTrainWA we provide Neurofeedback. It’s an evidence-based, safe and effective approach to reducing the symptoms of ADHD in children, youngsters and adults.
We work with the related ADHD symptoms, which we consider as signs of deregulation in the brain:
- Inattentiveness – parts of the brain associated with concentration might be under aroused
- Hyperactivity– parts associated with physical activity might be over aroused
- Impulsiveness – the parts associated with self-control might be under aroused
Neurofeedback works so well because it is able to focus on each of these areas to restore brain regulation.
Neurofeedback gives us the possibility to focus on each of these areas to restore the brain regulation again. For example, training the left front side of the brain helps improve planning and organization, which supports the ability to hold a plan in mind and finish tasks. And by training the right side we can support physical and/or emotional calming.
Neurofeedback has shown to be a powerful, evidence-based and highly effective tool to improve brain regulation and reduce the symptoms of ADHD in children, youngsters and adults. It provides a safe alternative to medication, meaning you can avoid the wide-ranging and potentially serious side effects attributed to psycho-stimulating medication like Methylphenidate (otherwise known as Ritalin).
Will the effects of Neurofeedback brain training be permanent?
By providing feedback, the brain is trained to regulate itself to the point where it does not require the feedback anymore. You are training the brain to perform naturally the functions it was once finding so hard to do. There have been studies of 100 children demonstrating that the results last at least 3 years (Monastra, 2005) below, also below is a case study of a boy whose results lasted at least 10 years:
Tansey, M. A. (1993). Ten-year stability of EEG biofeedback results for a hyperactive boy who failed fourth grade perceptually impaired class. Biofeedback and Self-regulation, 18(1), 33-44.
Some people might call this a ‘cure’ for ADHD. With problems of brain disregulation, we would say there is not a disease to be ‘cured’, and restoring self-regulation using Neurofeedback may be a complete remedy.
In October 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the professional body for Peadiatricians in the USA, who also act as the ‘NICE’ equivalent by publishing clinical guidelines, declared that Neurofeedback (also known as EEG-Biofeedback) meets their highest levels of Evidence-Based Practice. Read more about how they reached this conclusion in this free report.Get in contact today to find out more or call BrainTrainWA on 0330 111 3299 to book your initial, no-obligation meeting.
Next steps: how is the brain train program structured?
If after your initial consultation our Neurofeedback Practitioner believes the treatment could help you or your loved one, and you are comfortable with the approach, we will invite you to commit to an initial training programme.
To get lasting results we recommend a minimum commitment of 20 sessions; each session taking approximately 45 minutes from arrival to departure. And like with all training programmes, the more frequently you train the better. But just like exercise, it’s important not to over train.
For details on pricing please visit our pricing pageWe’d love to hear from you and discuss how we can help you with a safe and effective treatment for ADHD. Please call us today on 0330 111 3299.
High success rate for brain training for ADHD
At BrainTrainWA we are focused on successful treatment of ADHD with safe and effective brain training techniques. Helping you and your family is our number one priority.
The overwhelming majority of patients who come to Neurofeedback practitioners for Neurofeedback treatment make tremendous improvements, in many cases life changing. The success rate is 85-90% but we cannot guarantee that Neurofeedback will work for everyone.
And because we are only happy when your treatment is successful, and we are so confident in the benefits of Neurofeedback, if your training is not delivering the results you expect, you may cancel at any stage. and we will return the balance of your treatment fee* to you. We hope you view this as a sign of our integrity and that it will give you complete confidence in our organisation.
*We will calculate the difference between the fee you paid and what the price would be under our ‘Pay As You Go’ price list. We will refund this difference less a cancellation fee of 20%.
To read more about what gives us this confidence, please read the page on Recognised HistoryDo you want to know more about Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD? We’re happy to explain everything you need to know. Please call us today on 0330 111 3299.