HOW TO GET STARTED WITH NEUROFEEDBACK SESSIONS
To begin, schedule your first visit with one of our neurofeedback providers or NeuroCoaches. Provide some necessary information so that we can select the right clinician and brain focused wellness program to address your specific concerns. Do not make changes in medications beforehand. Any change in medication needs to be overseen by your physician.
If you have any questions about the “getting started” process or difficulties with one of the steps, please contact our 24/7 telephone line at (323) 705-3031, and a NeuroCoach will get back with you as soon as possible.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM FIRST NEUROFEEDBACK SESSION
Unlike traditional neurofeedback, in which you actively regulate your brainwaves, Direct Neurofeedback is effortless. All you do is sit there, and your brain does the work. It’s quick too, with the first appointment taking less than 45minutes.
For a few seconds to a few minutes, a tiny and subtle electromagnetic signal (1/300th of that emitted by a cell phone) is delivered. This signal causes a slight fluctuation in your brainwaves, which allows your brain to reorganize and better regulate itself.
The majority of individuals report initial improvements in the first session. These initial improvements are temporary, lasting from a few hours to a few days. With further sessions, the improvements are more enduring. On average 15-20 sessions are needed. Visits are usually not required on an ongoing basis.
DIRECT NEUROFEEDBACK FAQs
Neuroscientists believe that the brain’s defenses against stressors and trauma can create gridlock or “stuck” brainwave patterns. This can cause the nervous system to get stuck using these dysfunctional patterns. CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™ sends a customized imperceptible micro stimulation to the brain. This is helpful in relaxing the nervous system, which allows the brain to escape from these frozen and dysfunctional neuronal pathways. This brain is able to reorganize and stabilize itself. Clients often feel less reactive and more resilient immediately following this reorganization.
This change in brainwaves that is produced during a session of Clarity Direct Neurofeedback can help improve a sense of well being associated with diminished anxiety, effects of traumatic brain injury, depression, PTSD and ADD/ADHD. Neurofeedback is a general process that relaxes the nervous system and optimizes brain function.
A typical session lasts half an hour. After taking a follow up history of events since the last session, the clinician cleans skin on the scalp. Small sensors are then applied. Based on the client’s brainwaves, CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™ sends tiny brief signals to the client’s brain. Initial response is usually within a few minutes.
Yes. All modalities used at LA Neurofeedback are safe, non-invasive techniques. The micro stimulation that Clarity Direct Neurofeedback sends to your brain is 1000 times less powerful than holding a AA battery up to your head. Our system is very safe and uses a FDA registered EEG amplifier.
Myndlift helps a person learn how to control, or self-regulate, their brain waves. The headset is simply used to listen to and record the brainwaves, it doesn’t transmit or otherwise change anything in the brain. Through the process of simply wearing the headset and playing the games the brain will teach itself to better regulate its activities.
Clarity only effects the brainwaves that are stuck or frozen in dysfunctional patterns. Healthy brainwaves are resilient and go back to their healthy patterns.
Over 85% of those experiencing anxiety related symptoms notice a difference in the first couple of sessions if clarity will be benefical for them. Over 80% of those experiencing depression related symptoms report a difference after a few session.
Yes. Clarity and Myndlift are safe for all ages.
We usually see clients on average 15-25 sessions. After that last session, we occasionally see clients for “tuneups” on an as-needed basis.
You will notice changes within the first 1-3 sessions. However, initially, these changes are temporary. Clients must complete 6 sessions in the first 3 weeks, to create a foundation. Clients must then complete the remaining 14-19 sessions to feel optimal. The full program is needed to make the changes long-lasting.
We do not take insurance nor can we provide a superbill.
Our intro session is $89 to make sure you are responsive to neurofeedback. Moving forward, sessions range from $150-$250, depending on the NeuroCoach you book with. We offer discount rates for packages purchased. Please ask your NeuroCoach about this at your first appointment.
Contact (323) 705-3031 to Schedule an Appointment & Get Started on a Session Today!
WEST LA OFFICE
12121 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 810, LA, CA 90025
Phone: (323) 705-3031
Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 6:30pm
SANTA BARBARA OFFICE
2329 Oak Park Ln., #1, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: (805) 322-4375
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday – Monday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
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