Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I get started?
The first step is to record your EEG brain map. This will provide an objective picture of your brain activity. It will identify specific regions of your brain that may be producing too much, or too little electricity compared to a normative database of your same age and gender. A brain map takes about 1 hour of your time to record and is neither invasive nor painful. You simply wear a cap with 19 sensors that record your brain’s electrical activity while you relax in a chair.
Can I record a brain map even if I am taking medication?
Yes, continue to take your medications prescribed by your doctor. We know how medications affect your brain map and can account for this when reviewing the results.
Who reviews my brain map results with me?
Once the brain maps are fully processed, you will have a 1-hour consultation to review your brain map findings with our founder and director, Bryan Hixson. Mr. Hixson is one of the leading neuroscience experts in quantitative EEG brain mapping, neurocognitive testing, and cellular nutritional health. He is AARP’s brain health expert consultant for its Staying Sharp program as well as an EEG brain mapping contractor for the U.S. Army.
If I do a brain map, is neurofeedback my only option for improvement?
No, many clients can have significant improvements by simply addressing the cellular nutritional deficiencies identified from their brain map. Neurofeedback training is a powerful tool that accelerates improvements but in many cases is not the only option.
How successful is neurofeedback training?
More than 85% of our clients have significant improvements in their brain’s physiology as well as a reduction or elimination of their symptoms.
How long is each neurofeedback training session?
Sessions are scheduled at 45-minute intervals. The training portion is about 35 minutes.
How many neurofeedback sessions will I need?
This depends on the results of your brain map. Typically, the number of training sessions is between 10 and 20 to achieve the desired improvements.
Will my brain map improve after neurofeedback training?
We typically record a second brain map half way through your training sessions and then again at the end to confirm your brain’s physiology has improved.
Are improvements from neurofeedback permanent?
Once your brain activity has improved, this will become your new normal and stay that way. Post neurofeedback studies have shown no relapses even after 10 years.
Are there any side effects?
Neurofeedback is considered safe and effective and has no published long-term side effects. However, training can fatigue the brain, causing you to feel tired after sessions.