We say that Neurofeedback teaches the brain self-regulation. What does this actually mean?
Self-regulation is teaching the brain and body how to function in a resilient way. When the brain self-regulates, it automatically and unconsciously deals effectively with the physiological functioning of the body, emotional control, and mental performance.
As we feel better, both physically and emotionally, we live happier and more productive lives. Our functioning on a daily basis becomes easier and we become calmer, less reactive and more stable. In terms of behaviors that can be controlled, we become less impulsive and better able to think about the consequences of our conduct. As a result, we make better behavioral choices that lead to positive consequences in our lives.
Self-regulation addresses physiological arousal, instabilities, and disinhibitions, allowing you to have better control over symptoms like panic attacks, migraines, tics, difficulty sleeping, erratic swings in mood and chronic pain. Neurofeedback can bring an immediate reduction of these symptoms with the first session, however repetitive training is required to maintain these changes.