Phoenix Rising Behavioral Neurofeedback Orange County
Neurofeedback therapy is a highly effective, noninvasive adjunct therapy used in the treatment of addiction and mental health disorders. Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that focuses on regulating brain wave activities. The treatment sessions are added to the overall treatment plan to augment the effects of psychotherapy and other treatment elements.
One of the most challenging aspects of a sustained recovery from addiction or a dual diagnosis, when there is a co-occurring mental health disorder present, is the management of stress. High relapse rates can be attributed to the newly sober individual experiencing a stressor that results in anxiety, fear, or distress of some sort that can result in reaching for the substance as a coping tool. Neurofeedback can teach the individual, over a period of sessions, how to regulate their response to the stressor, and avoid relapse.
How Neurofeedback Works
During a neurofeedback session the individual is seated in front of a computer and sensors are placed on the scalp and ear. The sensors provide a mapping of the four brain frequency bands, Delta, Theta, Alpha, and Beta, which appear on the computer screen. During certain tasks or stimuli, the computer can monitor the individual’s brain frequencies and identify if there is dysregulation present among them. Specific tasks should elicit certain activity in a corresponding band, so when it is out of kilter the computer program, through music, games, or sounds, can condition the individual toward the appropriate neurological response.
Neurofeedback is based on operant conditioning and relaxation, working together to systematically shift the emotional response, or brain frequency, toward a more stable, measured one. Through the software used in a neurofeedback session, the individual is guided and trained, by the responses they receive, toward the reinforcement of the desirable neural reactions. Over time, the individual will achieve a conditioned response to stress that is calm and rational.
Who Does Neurofeedback Help?
Neurofeedback has been found to be effective in treating individuals with substance use disorders, certain mental health disorders, such as PTSD, anxiety disorders, sleep disturbance, and ADHD, and some neurologically-based medical conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, chronic migraines, stroke, and concussion. By regulating brainwave activity patterns through neurofeedback, the brain is taught to self-regulate.
Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health Care Services provides neurofeedback as an important treatment element for clients recovering from drug or alcohol addiction and dual diagnosis. Our clinical team has found that by adding this adjunct therapy to the treatment plan, clients enter sobriety with the ability to moderate their impulses and emotional reactions, resulting in a more stable, sustained recovery. Call 877-299-5694
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