Brain Mapping allows for more information than just right brain verses left brain!
Brain mapping creates a map of the activity in the brain. The initial assessment takes approximately 3.5 hours. Doctors measure brain activity while the client lays back in a chair relaxing. Sensors measure the brain waves in order to display the information onto a computer display. The evaluation takes place at Balanced Mind Centers.
The doctors review the data collected so they can form a diagnostic specific protocol for the individual. From that point forward, practitioners visit the individual wherever is most convenient for the therapy session. In addition, one of the most amazing factors of Neurofeedback is that we come to you and do the sessions where it is most convenient and comfortable for you. The doctors look at several different factors when reviewing the brain mapping results.
Brainwaves are generally classified into 4 distinct frequencies or speeds – delta, theta, alpha and beta – and our state of consciousness depends on which waves are dominant. Delta waves (.5-4 Hz) are dominant during sleep. Theta waves (4-7 Hz) emerge as you drift off to sleep; this is the “twilight,” hypnogogic state in which dream like images can surface. Alpha waves range between 8 and 12 Hz, characterized by calm, relaxed and meditative feelings, day dreaming and unfocused thought. Beta (12-36 Hz), which dominates our normal waking state, has been subdivided into SMR (12-15 Hz), beta (15-18 Hz) and high beta (19-36 Hz). SMR is characterized as a relaxed, but alert state; it is sometimes described as “highly alert, physical stillness.”
Brainwave training protocols enhance brain function by design to enhance brain function by increasing the brain’s production of “situationally healthy” brainwaves and decreasing the presence of “situationally unhealthy” waves. Training protocols affect a combination of signals, depending upon therapy goals and any brainwave dysregulation that may be present. In conclusion, protocols are specific and appropriate for different problems. Each protocol fits each person individually by design.