If you are struggling to get to the “zone” or "flow" state, it may be that your mind isn’t operating at peak performance which can hinder your physical ability. Perhaps you are struggling with something that’s causing anxiety, or you’ve had trouble sleeping lately. Whatever it is, you just feel like you’re off your game. Instead of “nailing” that race time, you’re missing it. This could be happening literally, but it can also be a metaphor for how things are going in your life right now. As if you just don’t feel like you're meeting your full potential. Take a moment to consider if this has been happening to you lately. If so, it might be time for neurofeedback for peak performance.
How Does Neurofeedback Therapy Work?
Think of neurofeedback for peak performance as a process for retraining your brain. Right now your brain may be struggling with anxiety, stress, OCD, sleep issues, even addiction problems. These all sap energy from your brain. That mental energy, which typically could be used for better means, is being siphoned off by these problems.
Neurofeedback therapy involves using EEG readouts of your brain waves combined with a reward system to retrain your brain. Both you and your therapist are able to see these brainwaves on a computer screen. In turn, your therapist helps to make adjustments that are helpful for your brain. This allows your brain to make positive changes that help it to function better. Thus, you feel better and are able to be more effective at what you do. The brilliant aspect of this process is that you can see the changes occurring in real time as your brainwaves are being displayed on the monitor.
Taking advantage of neurofeedback for peak performance is an exciting opportunity to get back “in the zone.” By participating in neurofeedback therapy sessions that combine EEG readouts with suggestions from your therapist, you can begin to see real change. In time, with neurofeedback for peak performance, you’ll be able to meet your full potential.
Many professional athletes utilize neurofeedback to enhance their sports performance, including members of the US Olympic Ski Team, Olympic beach-volleyball player Kerri Walsh-Jennings, and members of the Italian soccer team.
We provide state-of-the-art QEEG guided 19-channelLORETAz-scoreneurofeedback. Few other neurofeedback providers can make this claim. 'QEEG guided' means that all evaluations begin with a quantitative (computer digitized) EEG (electroencephalogram) with age-matched normative data base comparisons. Two and 3-dimensional brain maps are generated that reveal areas of dysregulation within networks or between major networks of the brain. The QEEG findings guide the individualized treatment protocol so that only those areas of the brain that play a role in the patient's symptoms are targeted for treatment. In addition, LORETA (low resolution electromagnetic tomography) enables neurofeedback training in brain regions below the scalp surface and out of reach by other neurofeedback approaches. Since all behavioral health conditions involve networks in the brain, LORETA neurofeedback has the potential to help a wide variety of disorders. A few of the conditions currently treated with success are ADD, ADHD, ASD, Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, Learning Disorders, Memory or other cognitive problems such as mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury), and addictions. Treatment occurs over approximately 20 sessions (two or three times weekly) by providing a reward (a desired video plays) whenever selected EEG parameters move in the direction of increased stability, efficiency, and improved regulation. The sophisticated software makes thousands of calculations per second and directs the video to 'play' or the screen to 'brighten' whenever the patient's brain wave activity moves toward normality as measured by instantaneous comparisons to an age-matched reference data base. With continued training, the brain begins to 'figure it out' and learns to produce normal brain wave patterns outside of the training session. Research indicates that these gains are maintained long after the training is completed although some 'refresher' sessions may be necessary on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. Patients who choose Peak Performance Neurofeedback can expect individualized treatment plans and neurofeedback training protocols based on quantifiable, objective data from state-of-the-art software called NeuroGuide (see www.appliedneuroscience.com for more information). NeuroGuide is the first neurofeedback software to integrate standardized training via z-scores and LORETA technology. This takes all of the 'guesswork' out of developing individualized treatment plans and targets only those brain regions or networks that are dysregulated.