We’ve assembled a list of the most frequently asked questions so that you may gain a better understanding of Neurofeedback and how it works. If you have any questions that have not been addressed in this section, please feel free to call or email us. We are happy to answer additional questions or elaborate on any of the answers.
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, drug-free approach to treating symptoms of many neurological-based conditions. Much like you have a personal trainer to keep your body fit, you do Neurofeedback to keep your brain fit and flexible.
Although this type of training has been around since the 1960s, it has recently gained momentum with the medical community beginning in 2012 when the American Academy of Pediatrics rated Neurofeedback as a Level 1 “best support” Intervention for ADHD. This is the highest possible rating and on the same level as medication and behavioral treatments.
MasterMind uses state-of-the-art technology that monitors the electrical activity of your entire brain in real-time, while you are listening to music or watching a movie. When the system detects that the brain is operating inefficiently, it cues the brain by momentarily stopping the sound and/or video. These cues train the brain to correct itself and over time and with continued training these corrections become permanent. This learning takes place on a subconscious level so the recipient does not even know it’s happening.
Yes, MasterMind provides a non-invasive, drug-free, naturopathic approach to training with no negative side effects.
Everyone young and old can benefit from a well-exercised, more efficient brain. Keeping your brain fit and flexible allows it to adapt with ease to your ever-changing environment. Training with Neurofeedback helps to improve memory, focus, attention, creativity and adaptability and can reduce symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety. It’s also used for enhancing both academic and athletic performance.
Every brain is unique and it’s difficult to quote the exact number of sessions you will need to see the changes you are expecting. At MasterMind, we recommend a minimum of eight sessions over a four-week period. This commitment to training will give us the best indication as to how your brain is responding to the training. After the eight sessions, we will sit down and review your progress and determine together the training schedule that is appropriate for you.
- Our focus is on training, not treatment. No diagnosis is required.
- Our goal is to optimize brain function working on the whole brain simultaneously.
- Training takes place on a subconscious level requiring no active participation from the client.
- Training is drug free, non-invasive and does not push or pull the brain in any particular direction.
- There are virtually no side effects.
- Focus is on diagnosis.
- Training is limited to addressing a specific problem.
- They attempt to train the conscious mind to control brainwave activity requiring client participation.
- They push the brain to do more or less of something as decided by the practitioner.
- This type of training often has side effects.
While most Neurofeedback trainers (MasterMind included) do not accept insurance, many insurance companies are willing to reimburse the client if they have been referred for training by a healthcare professional for a specific problem. For example: ADHD, depression, OCD, behavioral issues, anxiety, PTSD, etc. Please contact your insurance provider directly to determine if you are eligible for partial or full reimbursement.
Single Session is $125.
Package of 8 sessions is $800.
Tune-up sessions for returning clients are $90.
For clients looking at more intensive training, larger packages can be purchased at a discounted rate.