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Brain Training! Self Matters offers natural alternative treatments to improve the general functioning of the brain by strengthening, calming & improving its stability & flexibility. Neurofeedback is one of those interventions Amanda Burns is committed to a holistic approach that includes biological influences on mental health and wellness.

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What is Neurofeedback?
The first thing to understand is how the brain regulates the body’s processes. The brain is the nervous system's command center, which sends information to various parts of the brain and body on how to respond and function. The nervous system operates using an electrochemical process to direct the actions of the body's multiple systems. An electrical charge moves through the neuron itself, and chemicals are used to transmit information between neurons. Medications work with the chemical process, and Neurofeedback works with the electrical process (brain waves).
 
Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback or Neurotherapy, is a non-invasive technique used to help the brain self-regulate for better overall brain functioning. The electroencephalogram (EEG) is another name for brain wave recordings, and with EEG monitoring, we observe your brain in action from moment to moment by monitoring brainwaves. We show you your brain activity, and we help you change it by rewarding shifts toward a more functional and stable brain state. It is a gradual learning process and is brain exercise (training) for better overall brain performance.
 
The EEG involves using sensors that digitalize brain waves, and with special software, the brain's activity is measured and reflected back through a video display. When the brain is allowed to see its activity (like a mirror), it can then adjust itself for better physical and mental performance. Nothing is ever transmitted into the brain. Through the particular placement based on a careful assessment of symptomology, brain activity found in the EEG is recorded and fed back to that brain through visual, sensory, and auditory means. Neurofeedback is no electricity to the brain.

By improving self-regulation of brain activity, clients can be helped to function better
cognitively, emotionally, and behaviourally. Your brain changes itself. You do not have to "think about" it or "try." The choice of where to train and which protocols to use is based on the training plan. Over time, as the brain is conditioned or trained into new, healthier brain wave patterns, and symptoms improve.
Are you interested in learning more?
Please feel free to contact me for additional information or check out the following resources:

Videos:
 
What is Neurofeedback? 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6XeCwFQrCA&t=33s
 
Neurofeedback and Autism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiHFI36wmzo&t=6s
 
Neurofeedback and ADHD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYLtM0RrIJU&t=2s
 
Neurofeedback and Chronic Pain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qocxopS5fc
 
Addictions and Neurofeedback
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0TRmIg6Vx8&t=8s
 
PTSD and Neurofeedback
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkZzGX8MOkQ
 
Peak Performance and Neurofeedback
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elbarHFHVRM&t=3s

What Is Neurofeedback? How Brain Training Can Benefit Kids, Families,
and Adults 
https://youtu.be/HxHR7InSQ1c

Readings:
  • A Symphony in the Brain by Jim Robbins.
  • Brian’s Legacy by Siegfried Othmer and Brian Othmer
  • Making a Good Brain Great by Daniel Amen, M.D.
  • Restoring the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach to Health by Hanno W. Kirk
  • ADD The 20-Hour Solution by Mark Steinberg, Ph.D. & Seigfried Othmer, Ph.D.
Additional Information:
  • Many empirical articles can be found doing a PubMed search or other search engines
    that can access empirically reviewed articles and studies.
  • You can also learn more at www.EEGinfo.com/research