Neurofeedback - BrainPaint
What if you could learn to change your brain’s responses to the triggers that activate your addiction? BrainPaint® is an evidence-based EEG biofeedback system that activates the brain’s natural ability to form new connections in response to experience. One of the most innovative treatment programs Fountain Hills Recovery offers is the renowned BrainPaint brain-wave training system known as neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is on the cutting edge of the mind-body revolution.Advocates of BrainPaint and other forms of EEG therapy say that the treatments are a holistic way to help patients overcome problems such as addiction, depression, anxiety, mania and social phobias.
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WHAT IS neurofeedback?
A way to think of neuro-feedback is that your brain is a racecar, capable of incredible performance. Now imagine a driver behind the wheel who does not know how to properly shift gears. This is why some people find their brain encumbered by problems. Brain-wave training teaches the brain to work at its fullest capacity to switch gears as needed to improve its self-regulation of thoughts, feelings and focus.
Studies have shown that neuro-feedback improves abstinence rates and treatment-compliance rates when combined with a 12-step program. BrainPaint addresses issues such as anger, resentment, anxiety, depression, ADHD, eating disorders, PTSD, insomnia, migraines and more. Helping to heal these underlying issues frees the newly sober to be more present for their rehab program. BrainPaint follows the same model as personalized medicine, which includes practices that are tailored for each individual. Depending on your issues and goals, the BrainPaint system customizes each and every protocol just for you. And the best part, it does so without medication.
During sessions, clients can calmly observe things that would ordinarily cause them stress. They can train their brain into letting go of response patterns that are based on old or false beliefs. They are more connected emotionally, feel more peaceful and are more open-minded and less fearful.
HOW DOES Neurofeedback WORK?
A patient first completes a 90-question symptom assessment administered by a BrainPaint professional, who then evaluates the results to identify parts of the brain that may be under-aroused.
During a typical session, the BrainPaint professional applies electroencephalogram (EEG) sensors on the patient’s scalp that pick up electrical signals of different frequencies and wavelengths. The sensors may be adjusted 1-3 times during a 25-30 minute session.
During this time, the patient listens to audio tracks, and watches fractal visuals on a computer screen. BrainPaint aims to identify the types of patterns and music that induce a relaxed state, and then to reproduce (or “paint”) them by practicing becoming calm. Patients ideally learn how to activate certain centers of the brain that may be under-stimulated. Protocols are updated as the patient makes progress over time.
CAN Neurofeedback HELP ME?
Neurotherapy like BrainPaint is designed to help people with ADHD, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, brain injuries, mood disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, and sleep problems.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This dysfunction is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.
The core to the technology is that the brain can be trained to change a person’s behavior, for example with drug and alcohol addiction. BrainPaint treatment essentially ‘rewires’ your brain to eliminate harmful addictions and has successfully helped many find permanent sobriety.