Want to achieve deep relaxation in just 20 minutes? Find out more about neurofeedback therapy in the forest of dean…
EDIT 2021. Since the pandemic I no longer offer neurofeedback therapy, as all my work is conducted via Zoom. If you’re still looking for a practitioner, please contact me and I’ll see if I can recommend someone to you.
Neurofeedback, also known as EEG (electroencephalogram) biofeedback is an exciting, cutting edge technology that helps retrain your brain to improve its function.
While neurofeedback can be used to treat many conditions, we use it solely to help with relaxation and to address sleep issues. We use two protocols – one to synchronise alpha brainwaves and one to balance SMR.
You may have already heard of alpha brainwaves. These are prominent in the brains of people who meditate regularly and also when you’re ‘in the zone’ of relaxed focus. When we help get these brainwaves into a more coherent state through neurofeedback, you can start to feel more relaxed and regulated.
SMR is good for sleep onset and physical relaxation issues, as well as maintaining a focused relaxed state. SMR training can help you feel calm, focused and increase your ability to relax. It is helpful for people who have a body ready for sleep, but a mind that is full of racing, obsessive thoughts and refuses to switch off at bed time! And also for people who find it difficult to relax tight muscles, such as stressed people who always have tight shoulders.
During a neurofeedback session, you will have small sensors put onto various sites on your head -these sensors record what’s happening with your brain.
The SMR protocol is done with the eyes open, you simply listen to sounds through the computer speakers and watch colours changing on a screen. Each time your brain increases SMR, it is ‘rewarded’ with sound and a visual.
The alpha protocol is done with eyes closed. For this protocol you just listen to sounds – either through the computer speaker or through headphones. Again, when your brain hits certain targets, it is ‘rewarded’ with a sound.
After a session, most people report feeling very relaxed and ‘chilled out’. After a few sessions clients report having better quality sleep.
Ready to experience deep relaxation in just 20 minutes? Book your first session of neurofeedback therapy in the forest of dean now.