Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback, or neuro biofeedback, has been one of my most effective rehabilitation strategies. It is incredibly effective at improving so many of the symptoms of TBI at the same time- attention, mood, cognition, pain, sleep. —
You are hooked up to an EEG, which will monitor your brain waves. It is frequently described as acting as a mirror which allows your brain to realize it has been doing something incorrectly, which then allows the brain to heal itself in that correction. I would watch a movie attached to the neurofeedback equipment. When I was fully concentrated, a drum “reward” would play. If my brain waves showed distraction or stress, the sound and, eventually, the display would fade, which my brain would obviously interpret as negative feedback. —- I spent one week doing two sessions per day because I was only home for spring break. That week was brutally exhausting, but it gave me the most noticeable improvements up to that point (about two years post-accident.) I felt as if the fog had lifted. My mood, concentration, and anxiety all improved drastically.

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