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Abbey Neurodynamic Center

Wellness Center located in Palo Alto, CA

Neurofeedback harnesses your brain's ability to correct weaknesses to become healthier and function the way it’s designed to. If you or your child suffers from cognitive, social, emotional, or behavioral impairments, licensed clinical neuropsychologist Richard Abbey, PhD, and his team at Abbey Neurodynamic Center in Palo Alto, California, are here for you. They offer advanced neurofeedback solutions to maximize brain function. Schedule an appointment with Abbey Neurodynamic Center over the phone to learn more.

Neurofeedback Q & A

What is neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, can improve the way you or your child’s brain functions. It’s a process of identifying target areas of the brain that can benefit from cognitive training. During treatment you attend weekly neurofeedback sessions. Your provider monitors your brain’s electrical activity while you learn new behaviors through a visual and auditory reward system.

What are the benefits of neurofeedback?

The benefits of neurofeedback at Abbey Neurodynamic Center include the following:

  • Improved cognitive function
  • Better social, emotional, and behavior patterns
  • Enhanced attention and focus
  • Less anxiety
  • Faster learning
  • Improvements in mood
  • Diminished ADHD and ADD symptoms
  • Improvements in post-traumatic stress
  • Reductions in autism-related symptoms

Neurofeedback can improve you or your child’s overall quality of life without taking medications, as medicines may improve symptoms but don’t always attack the source of cognitive or behavioral problems.

How does neurofeedback training work?

Your Abbey Neurodynamic Center practitioner uses a 19-channel EEG to determine if you have too little or too much activity in certain areas of your brain. Your doctor uses complex computer analyses to view emotional regulation centers and other areas of your brain that might be a source of undesirable symptoms.

During training sessions, EEG sensors and your practitioner compare your brain's electrical activity to a baseline goal. You pay attention and learn during 20 sessions and 70,000 learning opportunities that can change the way your brain functions.

Neurofeedback results in reshaping the brain and developing new neuronal connections by rewarding you for healthy brain activities. The procedure is fast and painless with no lasting negative side effects.

What happens after neurofeedback treatment?

You may require additional neurofeedback sessions to achieve the most desirable outcome but should notice improvements in cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning over time. 

To optimize your results get at least eight hours of sleep, eat a nutritious diet containing minimally processed food, exercise regularly, reduce screen time, and engage in mind-stimulating activities regularly.

Don’t live with learning problems, focus difficulties, or behavioral issues with simple, non-invasive solutions are within reach at Abbey Neurodynamic Center. Schedule an appointment over the phone to learn more about your options.