What is the procedure of a neurofeedback training?
Before a training session begins, a detailed initial discussion (anamnesis) takes place between trainer and client, during which stimulus-response tests can also be carried out. If there are indications for the implementation of training, the trainer will draw up a treatment plan.
Training sessions are usually held one to three times a week. After about 20 sessions, the actual condition achieved is compared with the training goal and a decision is made as to whether the training should be continued unchanged or modified. Since a Neurofeedback training always works with rewards for achieved goals, the client is allowed to choose the type of reward in the form of a certain melody, a video clip or a game scenario. There are a variety of suitable ways, for example in a computer game scenario, to change parameters in such a way that the client can follow his training success in each case. Towards the end of the training, the intervals between sessions are increased to test the stability of the goals achieved. If the training results achieved prove to be stable, the training can be terminated.
For most training variants, a single-channel recording of the EEG amplifier is sufficient. The client then gets by with three electrodes that are attached to his head with adhesive paste.
Does neurofeedback training cause side effects?
The training is completely non-invasive. There is therefore no risk of injury or infection. The electrodes, which are attached to the head, do not send current pulses, but merely pick up the brain’s own emitted electromagnetic waves and transmit them to a computer for amplification and further processing. There is therefore also no risk of injury from possible actively induced electric shocks in use with the Bio- and Neurofeedback Training