Neurofeedback for ADHD Evidence-Based alternative to drugs

What is Neurofeedback Brain Training for ADHD symptoms?

Brain regulation is the ability of your brain to operate appropriately given the circumstances in front of you – it’s how we control our work, school, or social lives. It’s a very important function that most people take for granted. However, sometimes the brain can become dis-regulated, as with many ADHD symptoms*, and can cause a sufferer tremendous difficulties in life. *Note that we use the phrase ‘ADHD symptoms’, not ADHD. This is important to explain because at BrainTrainUT we offer help with symptoms, we do not need a diagnosis to be able to help. At BrainTrainUT we provide Neurofeedback. It’s an evidence-based, safe and effective approach to reducing the symptoms of ADHD in children, youngsters and adults. We work with related ADHD symptoms, which we consider to be signs of dis-regulation in the brain:

  • Hyperactive and impulsive childInattentiveness – parts of the brain associated with concentration might be under-aroused
  • Hyperactivity– parts associated with physical activity might be over-aroused
  • Impulsiveness – the parts associated with self-control might be under-aroused

Neurofeedback works so well because it gives us the possibility of focusing on each of these areas to restore brain regulation. For example, training the left front side of the brain helps improve planning and organization, which supports the ability to hold a plan in mind and finish tasks. And by training the right side we can support physical and/or emotional calming. Neurofeedback has shown to be a powerful, evidence-based and highly effective tool to improve brain regulation and reduce the symptoms of ADHD in children, youngsters and adults. It provides a safe alternative to medication, meaning you can avoid the wide-ranging and potentially serious side effects attributed to psycho-stimulating medication like Methylphenidate (otherwise known as Ritalin).

Will the effects of Neurofeedback brain training be permanent?

By providing feedback, the brain is trained to regulate itself to the point where it does not require the feedback anymore. You are training the brain to perform naturally the functions it was once finding so hard to do. There have been studies of 100 children demonstrating that the results last at least 3 years (Monastra, 2005) below; in addition, below is a case study of a boy whose results lasted at least 10 years:

Tansey, M. A. (1993). Ten-year stability of EEG biofeedback results for a hyperactive boy who failed fourth grade perceptually impaired class. Biofeedback and Self-regulation, 18(1), 33-44.

Some people might call this a ‘cure’ for ADHD. With problems of brain dis-regulation, we would say there is not a disease to be ‘cured’, and restoring self-regulation using Neurofeedback may be a complete remedy. AAP LogoIn October 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the professional body for Pediatricians in the USA, who also publish clinical guidelines, declared that Neurofeedback (also known as EEG-Biofeedback) meets their highest levels of Evidence-Based Practice. Read more about how they reached this conclusion in this free report.

Get in contact today to find out more or call BrainTrainUT at 801 686-9334 to book your initial, no-obligation meeting.

Next steps: how is the brain train program structured?

If after your initial consultation our Neurofeedback Practitioner believes the treatment could help you or your loved one, and you are comfortable with the approach, we will invite you to commit to an initial training program. To get lasting results we recommend a minimum commitment of 20 sessions; each session taking approximately 1 hour from arrival to departure. Like with all training programs, the more frequently you train the better, but just like exercise, it’s important not to over-train. For details on pricing please visit our pricing page

We’d love to hear from you and discuss how we can help you with a safe and effective treatment for ADHD. Please call us today at 801 686-9334.

High success rate for brain training for ADHD

At BrainTrainUT we are focused on successful treatment of ADHD with safe and effective brain training techniques. Helping you and your family is our number one priority. ADHD child The overwhelming majority of patients who come to Neurofeedback practitioners for Neurofeedback treatment make tremendous improvements, in many cases life changing. The success rate is 85-90% but we cannot guarantee that Neurofeedback will work for everyone. And because we are only happy when your treatment is successful, and we are so confident in the benefits of Neurofeedback, if your training is not delivering the results you expect, you may cancel at any stage. and we will return the balance of your treatment fee* to you. We hope you view this as a sign of our integrity and that it will give you complete confidence in our organisation. *We will calculate the difference between the fee you paid and what the price would be under our ‘Pay As You Go’ price list. We will refund this difference less a cancellation fee of 20%. To read more about what gives us this confidence, please read the page on Recognised History

Do you want to know more about Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD? We’re happy to explain everything you need to know. Please call us today at 801 686-9334.
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