Frequently Asked Questions
Neurofeedback is a method of training the brain to improve function.
When the brain is not functioning well, evidence of this often shows up in the EEG (Electroencephalogram).
A better functioning brain can improve sleep patterns. When you sleep more efficiently, you are more alert during the day.
Neurofeedback can also help with anxiety, depression, migraines, and chronic pain. It can be helpful in managing attention – how well you can persist even at a boring task.
Neurofeedback can help you manage the emotions. Emotions may feel like the real you, but your brain has a lot to say about how you feel and react. If the emotions are out of control, that’s trainable. If they aren’t there—as in lack of empathy, for example—that, too, is trainable.
Finally, there are some specific issues where the EEG neurofeedback training can be helpful, such as in cases of seizures, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and autism. In these instances the training does not so much get rid of the problem as it simply organizes the brain to function better in the context of whatever injury or loss exists.
The NIC is an annual opportunity for affiliates and EEGer users to gather together and share clinical approaches and interesting cases.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend some time with other professionals who also have a passion for neurofeedback.
Also, several courses on aspects of neurofeedback are offered during this event.
Many of the participants in the Neurofeedback Interchange Conference every year are EEG Education & Research Affiliates, because cultivating a vibrant clinician community is a core value we all share. Still, it definitely isn't a requirement to attend! Our conference is an open forum for the exchange of ideas and experience for anyone interested in neurofeedback as a means of healing.
The conference program will be of interest to anyone practicing (or learning about) neurofeedback. There is a special focus on the software that our community uses, but we remain open-minded, and many clinicians will use different tools for different situations. If you are interested, you can learn more about becoming an EEG Education & Research Affiliate on the EEGER Affiliates page, and more about EEGer4 neurofeedback software on the About EEGer4 page
We are a network of clinicians, teachers and researchers dedicated to advancing the science and application of neurofeedback. If you want to learn more about this powerful treatment, or about what we do, please get in touch with us through the "Contact Us" link above, or visit us online at http://eeger.com.