What is Neurofeedback Treatment?

How your brain performs and processes information is important to your well-being. When it is imbalanced, it can impact your mental and emotional state, making it more difficult to focus and function. Neurofeedback treatment is an alternative therapy that measures brain waves and uses this information to create training options to improve the brain activity. At Triune Therapy Group, we use neurofeedback as one of our treatment options to help our patients lead healthier, happier lives.

Neurofeedback treatment works on improving the patterns of electrical activity in the brain. Just like training your body, the brain can be trained to function in a different way. Using monitoring systems that measure and record the brain activity patterns, neurofeedback treatment can teach patients to control their brain patterns using games and modules. This can improve how they process information and balance the brain for healthier function.

Illustration of neurons.

Effective Treatment for PTSD

One of the groups of people that neurofeedback therapy has been effective treating are those with PTSD. Because of the trauma they experienced, those with PTSD may have imbalances in their brain patterns. This can cause extreme anxiety when their “fight or flight” is triggered when a real threat is not present. One of the benefits of neurofeedback therapy is that it helps those with PTSD learn to regulate their brain activity better to control the area of the brain that reacts to perceived threats, improving their anxiety and focus. There is ongoing research showing this type of therapy can greatly reduce and even eliminate PTSD symptoms, improving the quality of life for those suffering from this condition.

If you are interested in learning more about neurofeedback treatment or other therapy options we offer at Triune Therapy Group, contact our clinic in Los Angeles to schedule a consultation.