Neurofeedback in Hendersonville

Neurofeedback in Hendersonville NC

Neurofeedback training is "exercise for the brain." Just like exercise strengthens muscles, neurofeedback in Hendersonville uses operant conditioning to strengthen specific areas of brain function - in the exact ways and in the exact areas that we have determined could be functioning better from your qEEG brain map.

The technology is fun

For patients, neurofeedback at Sage Wellness is easy to do. All you do is sit back, relax and watch a movie of your choice. During a neurofeedback session, a person's brain wave activity is monitored via sensors on the scalp. In fact, in a single neurofeedback session, the brain observes over 1000 times when it's on track and when it's off track which, over time, creates better function in the areas that we are training. This information is communicated to the individual with auditory and visual signals. When your brainwaves fire at a rate that's too slow, too often or too fast, the movie will dim on the screen and the volume will lower - providing real-time (immediate) feedback to your brain that something is out of balance.

This feedback helps you recognize when wanted and unwanted brain waves are being produced, and gradually, your brain learns how to create more (or less) of the brain wave patterns. In other words, you'll watch a movie, while your brain watches its own brain waves and self-corrects the areas that need improvement.

There is no way to do it wrong! There is no conscious effort, the brain is exercising while watching a movie. Kids especially enjoy the training, since they get to pick their favorite movies as part of the training sessions (from Netflix or a DVD.)

You can remain on your medications while training

You don't have to choose between Neurofeedback and medications, you can continue your medications while training your brain to function better. One of the goals is to eliminate dysregulated brain wave patterns which often reduce or remove the symptoms naturally, and therefore the need for medications used to help control them. We advise our patients to work with their prescribing physician directly about their need for continued medications or decreasing their dosages as their brain improves with training, because the way medications affect a dysregulated brain can be very different from how they affect a balanced, healthy brain.

What does a normal overall plan of Neurofeedback look like?

A typical neurofeedback session at Sage Wellness lasts 50-60 minutes, because in addition to a 30 minute Neurofeedback session, we spend the time beforehand to incorporate certain therapies (VielightAudio Visual Entrainment) that relax the brain and help prepare it for a better Neurofeedback session. Most patients report improvements after 5-10 sessions (but sometimes it's less, or more). A typical treatment plan is 30 sessions, because that's how long it takes for neuroplasticity to take place (this refers to the brain's ability to actually make new connections which support better brain function in the areas that we are training.)

Allow your brain to see how and where it has gone "off-track" and it will self-correct. It doesn't hurt. It's not unpleasant or uncomfortable in any way. And best of all, we are able to addresses the root cause of what's wrong, allowing your brain to get back to working and functioning well.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm


Tuesday
9:00am - 5:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm


Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm


Saturday
Closed

Each practitioner has their own schedule.
It is best to call to make an appointment with a specific provider.

Sage Wellness Group
820 Fleming Street Suite A
Hendersonville, NC 28791
(828) 696-8900