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Neurofeedback Enables Better Brain Functioning

Neurofeedback, also known as “brain training” or “EEG biofeedback”, is about “feedback” from the brain and it helps train brain activity and improve cognitive performance. It works by  placing a few harmless sensors (readers)  on the scalp to measure and monitor brain activity intended to train someone to gain voluntary control over that brain function. Neurofeedback is a subset or a type of biofeedback. It’s a real procedure that involves brain training to improve mental performance or alleviate specific issues. The objective of a neurofeedback training session revolves around training the brain towards optimal function allowing individuals to self-regulate.

Conditions that can be improved by neurofeedback and biofeedback are: anxiety, depression, add/adhd, learning difficulties, PTSD, insomnia and other sleep disorders, hypertension, stroke, chronic pain, asthma and chronic fatigue syndrome.

How Does our Brain Work and Why is Neurofeedback so Effective?

Our brain is electrical and operates as one big neural network constantly sending signals and communicating with other areas of our brain and body. Brainwaves are produced by synchronized electrical pulses from  neurons communicating with each other. The speed of the electrical energy flowing through the brain is known as our processing speed or brainwaves. Brainwaves provide a great deal of information on how we are feeling and functioning. Brainwaves breakdown energy by speed and depending on your brains speed we can identify states of distractibility, focus, relaxation, stress, underlying moods and overall brain function.

At New Mentality, thanks to cutting edge technology and science-based tools and techniques we can now see, analyze and understand how your brain is performing and create training programs to improve its performance.

BRAIN WAVES FUNCTION AND SYMPTOMS :

DELTA: SleepyDreaming. Too much: Brain injuries, learning problems, inability to think, severe ADHD. Too little: Inability to rejuvenate body, inability to revitalize the brain, poor sleep.
THETA: Drowsy Meditative. Too much: ADHD, depression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattentiveness. Too little: Anxiety, poor emotional awareness, stress.
ALPHA: Relaxed Reflective. Too much: Daydreaming, inability to focus, too relaxed. Too little: Anxiety, high stress, insomnia, OCD.
BETA: Alert Working. Too much: Adrenaline, anxiety, high arousal, inability to relax, Too little: ADHD, daydreaming, depression, poor cognition.
GAMMA: Peak Concentration and high levels of cognitive functioning. Too much: Anxiety, high arousal, stress. Too little: Poor memory, impaired mental processing and learning disabilities.

 

 

 

 

What Exactly Happens in a Neurofeedback Training Session

During a neurofeedback session, you sit comfortably in fornt of a computer for 20-30 mins that will monitor your brainwaves , with a few sensors placed on your scalp in front of a screen or monitor. EEG sensors that monitor/read your brainwaves are a core aspect of all New Mentality neurofeedback programs. Sensors are harmless and non-invasive and only read your brains electrical impulses called waves.

During the session you will be asked to watch a movie you like, play a game or listen to music.You will be asked to watch a movie you like, play a computer game or listen to music. The screen/monitor or the sounds/tones that you hear helps generate the feedback during the session.

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EFFECTIVE:
Science based tools with proven results

HARMLESS: Non-invasive, only reads  brain waves

EFFORTLESS: Watch a movie, music or play a game

 

The essence of Neurofeedback is the “FEEDBACK”

If your brainwaves are not firing at the desired speed you will receive negative feedback (the movie pauses, the game stops or music stops). This process is acting as a reward or conditioning system for your brain. With this type of immediate feedback your brain will learn when something is out of balance and it will also learn what it needs to do to get back on track. Good performance = Positive FEEDBACK (you can see the images or hear the sounds) | Poor performance = Negative FEEDBACK ( you can’t see the images or hear the sounds)

Throughout your training program we will be monitoring and tracking your progress after each session. Here you will learn more about your brain waves and you’ll have the opportunity to see a visual representation of where you’re starting but also each session along the way. This is a feedback process, so coming into each session prepared to provide feedback on “any” observations is key (big or small). Overtime you will notice changes to your results screens which should also begin to correlate with the changes you will notice in your daily life.

 

ADHD Patient Results. Significant Improvement in a 10 Session Period

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Brain Function Analysis and the Training Plan for Mental Disorders.

At New Mentality we can monitor and measure your brain activity (by analyzing the brain waves). Brain analysis software like qEEG brain mapping helps identify the specific activities occurring in your brain. Brain mapping allows us to see what areas are over working, under working and working optimally and the areas that can benefit from the Neurofeedback training.

A qEEG brain map gives a visual representation on how your brain is functioning and gives you the ability to visually see your unique patterns of mental strengths and weaknesses categorized into executive processing, memory processing, visual, verbal processing and more. Then, the practitioners customize a training program to condition your brain to access a more efficient and optimal state.

 

Contact us today to start or to learn more about the New Mentality programs.

Or call to talk with a New Mentality staff 
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Biofeedback

New Mentality uses biofeedback techniques to control the body’s heart rate and breathing among other bodily functions that can impact an individual’s anxiety, mood and ability to handle stress.  Biofeedback is a simple process, in which you’re connected to sensors that helps the body focus on making subtle changes in your body, such as relaxing certain muscles, to achieve the results you want, such as reducing pain or anxiety as well as other physiological responses.

Through the training process of biofeedback you learn how to become more self-aware. Self-awareness improves your ability to reduce stress, improve sleep quality, reduce fatigue and restore clarity, focus and problem solving.

Biofeedback has physiological, mental and emotional benefits for people suffering from many health related conditions. Biofeedback gives you the power to use your thoughts to control your body.

 

Biofeedback Assessments and test measures:

1. Physiological stress test– this allows us to see the athlete’s natural response to stressful situations and his/her ability to return to normal states when the stressing condition has ended. This is huge in peak performance because athletes need to be able to recover quickly after a mistake or during stressful situations.

2. Reaction Time assessment and training

1.CPT (Continuous Performance Testing)- we can combine reaction time data with EEG and physiology (mind-body connection). This allows an in depth analysis of mind and body activity during sports reaction time training.

3. Biofeedback Training

a- EMG biofeedback- provides feedback on muscle tension. This type of biofeedback work well for people with anxiety, stress and/or chronic pain.

b- HRV biofeedback- trains people to change the variability and dominant rhythms of their heart activity.

c- Thermal biofeedback- this type of biofeedback uses a person’s temperature to assess the person’s physical state. A drop in hand temperature can be indicative of a person being stressed and tense. Training an individual to control their body temperature can be essential in peak performance training.

d- EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback)- is a form of biofeedback, that enables better brain functioning in the same way that appropriate physical exercise strengthens the body. Neurofeedback is the direct training of the brain, where one is able to monitor their own brain activity on a computer screen and then learn how to produce brainwave activity that promotes healthy brain function.

4. qEEG Brain Mapping– quantitative EEG gives our board certified provider an idea of how the athletes brain is performing. It allows us to see what areas can improve and benefit from neurofeedback training.

5. Coaching– this component of the program brings together the mind/body techniques learned through training. This teaches the athlete how to use and harness the new skills learned.

 

 


 


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qEEG Brain Mapping

What Is a Brainmap?

A qEEG brainmap gives a visual representation on how your brain is functioning and gives you the ability to visually see your unique patterns of mental strengths and weaknesses categorized into executive processing, memory processing, visual processing and more.

Think of a qEEG brain map as a mental fitness assessment for your brain. This is a non-invasive process, we simply read and analyze your brains electrical activity. The Quantitative Elecrtroencephalogram (qEEG) is a highly sensitive and reliable assessment tool used to evaluate brainwaves.  A qEEG brainmap gives us vital information to help identify areas of the brain that may be over-active or under-active. By identifying the areas with abnormal activity, we can predict what type of symptoms or challenges you may be experiencing. For example, if specific brain areas involved in focus and attention are functioning poorly, you may have difficulty paying attention and with brain mapping we will know exactly where to train to help you regulate more efficiently.

How Does our Brain Work and Why Brain Mapping Is An Essential Tool for Brain Function Analysis?

Our brain is electrical and operates as one big neural network constantly sending signals and communicating with other areas of our brain and body. Brainwaves are produced by synchronized electrical pulses from  neurons communicating with each other. The speed of the electrical energy flowing through the brain is known as our processing speed or brainwaves. Brainwaves provide a great deal of information on how we are feeling and how our brain is functioning. Brainwaves breakdown energy by speed and depending on your brains speed we can identify states of distractibility, focus, relaxation, stress, underlying moods and overall brain function.

At New Mentality, thanks to cutting edge technology and science-based tools and techniques we can now see, analyze and understand how your brain is performing and create training programs to improve its functioning.

BRAIN WAVES FUNCTION AND SYMPTOMS :
DELTA: SleepyDreaming. Too much: Brain injuries, learning problems, inability to think, severe ADHD. Too little: Inability to rejuvenate body, inability to revitalize the brain, poor sleep.
THETA: Drowsy Meditative. Too much: ADHD, depression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattentiveness. Too little: Anxiety, poor emotional awareness, stress.
ALPHA: Relaxed Reflective. Too much: Daydreaming, inability to focus, too relaxed. Too little: Anxiety, high stress, insomnia, OCD.
BETA: Alert Working. Too much: Adrenaline, anxiety, high arousal, inability to relax, Too little: ADHD, daydreaming, depression, poor cognition.
GAMMA: Alert Working. Too much: Anxiety, high arousal, stress. Too little: ADHD, depression, learning disabilities.

qEEG Brain Mapping is diagnostic tool that helps our board certified neurotherapist understand brain function, the qEEG collects raw data of the brain. Also referred to as a brain map, it provides insight regarding different regions of the brain that are over-active as well as under-active brain activity. Universally, an over-active region of the brain can be identified in red/orange and under-active brain activity can be identified in blue/green.

What Happens During My qEEG Brainmap Assessment?

Getting your brain mapped is simple, painless and a quick process. During your initial assessment we will place an EEG sensor cap on your head, similar to a swimmers cap. We will place a little gel in the cap so that we can begin the recording process. We will then take you through a series of simple mental exercises while your brain activity is being recorded. After the recording is complete, we will meet with you to go over your results.

 

DETAILED: Extensive information about your brain’s function

HARMLESS: QEEG Brain mapping has “ZERO” side effects

USEFUL: Valuable and helpful information for mental health patients

 

 

The Brainmap Results

Once your brain mapping assessment is complete, we will get a visual representation of your brainwaves and your mental performance and you will have more insight of the overall functioning of your brain. New Mentality brain mapping provides information about cognitive functioning, memory, mood and motivation, focus and attention, processing abilities, learning abilities, stress and anxiety and more. This information will allow you to learn how your is brain functioning, and where and how much you need to improve. It also helps us to create a customized training program to improve your brain performance.

 

Brainmap-Results--New-Mentality-Pc

 

 

What is the Benefit of Understanding How Your Brain is Functioning?

Think about your Brainmap as a baseline assessment of your mental function. It is a measure of how your brain is functioning and most people find comfort and validation in getting a measure on those expectations and feel relief knowing that it can be shifted and improved through Neurofeedback and other techniques at Mental Edge Fitnesss Solution, Inc.

 

 

 

What Happens After I Have my Brain Mapped?

After we have completed the brain mapping process, from there we create a customized Neurofeedback training program if you need it, that boosts the areas of your brain that has too little or too much activity, and areas that are not coordinating at an optimal performance.

Neurofeedback, also known as brain training or EEG biofeedback, is about “feedback” from the brain and it helps train brain activity and improve cognitive performance. The objective of a Neurofeedback training session revolves around training the brain towards optimal function allowing individuals to self-regulate.

After several assessments, we will remap the brain to see your brain function improvement with visual and detailed information.

 

 

 

Contact us today to start or to learn more about the New Mentality programs.

Or call to talk with a New Mentality staff 
704.799.1270 (office)

 

 

 

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My fourteen year old was struggling. We found out about New Mentality from a friend and have never regretted giving it a try. My son has more confidence, his grades have improved, he sleeps better, and he has a happier feeling about life. My daughter is going to the sessions now. I cannot say enough positive things about our experience at New Mentality. I am so thankful for the people who work at the office and for this awesome therapy.

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New Mentality is a great place to go for help! All the staff is friendly! Tracy is beyond wonderful to work with! She is always upbeat and has a personality that is infectious! Absolutely loved working with her!

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My family started at New Mentality about 4 years ago. We have seen the most amazing changes. My son was having problems with socializing. After 2 weeks at New Mentality I couldn’t believe the change. He went from this quiet shy boy to a constant chatter bug at home. My daughter was taking medicine for focusing. After a few weeks, she was able to come off her medicine and had tremendous improvement at home. I can’t say enough great things about our experience here. It has been truly life changing.

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Tracy and her staff have been a God send to our family. Our son first and 3 years later, myself. Our son struggled with anxiety from birth. It was starting to affect his everyday life. We wanted to try something other than medicine, if possible. I researched biofeedback and stumbled across New Mentality. Our son loved seeing Tracy and looked forward to his sessions with her. After 20 sessions his anxiety was completely gone! We are so thankful for Tracy and biofeedback. New Mentality gave us hope without medicine! I highly recommend giving it a try if you struggle with anxiety or any other cognitive behavior disorder.

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Wonderful experience here! Tracy Alston and her team are so nice, knowledgeable and professional! Have found Brain Training to be so helpful and have had multiple people in my family go here!

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I love going to New Mentality it is an absolutely a delightful place to go to therapy. They always have smiles on there faces. I would highly recommended everyone to go to New Mentality.

K.T | Google Review ★★★★★

 

Tracy is so very knowledgeable. Her services have helped our family out immeasurably. I would most definitely recommend them to anyone and everyone.

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Amazing people. I can not speak highly enough about Tracy and her team. They truly care about you.

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incredible program with marked improvements across the board. Staff are professional, caring and a pleasure to work with.

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Wow, all I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW. I went to New Mentality coming out of rehab and a pattern of addiction, not just to Rx drugs and alcohol but also to anger. I was functioning as an adult, (dad, husband, steady job), but dying on the inside. Inside a few weeks of Neurofeedback therapy and my wife first noticed the difference(s). My mind had suffered a car crash concussion when I was in the USAF and that led to a pattern of drug use to alleviate pain and alcohol filled in the gaps as well. Now for the first time ever, I think clear thoughts, sleep deep sleep, cope with all levels of stress and anxiety, have a sense of Peace, and I am able to perform and behave like I’ve never been able to ever before. I am ready for anything and what’s amazing; my addiction(s) no more, anger, no more, frustration, no more. My life is responding as well with opportunities and possibilites like never before.  My 13-year old daughter was having some teenager issues as well and we brought her in for counseling and Neurofeedback. Same reaction, same results, WOW, WOW, WOW.  Regardless of what you are going thru you can benefit from the owner, staff and therapies offered at New Mentality.New Mentality saved my life. Read that again and don’t let it slip past. New Mentality saved my life.

E.P | Google Review ★★★★★

Dr. Tracy and her staff are unbelievable. They are so caring for anyone that walks in the door. They have helped us with so many challanges…anxiety, ADD, insomnia, brain fog, low self esteem, just to name a few. Highly recommend New Mentality to anyone and everyone.

J.H | Google Review ★★★★★

 

Contact us today to start or to learn more about the New Mentality programs.

Or call to talk with a New Mentality staff 
704.799.1270 (office)

  • Select Option
  • Start the Program
  • Free Consutation
  • Have an Appointment
  • More information / Question
  • Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Government Programs
Programs
  • Patient Age
  • 6 to 13
  • 14 to 18
  • 19 to 25
  • 26 to 35
  • 36 to 50
  • 51 to 65
  • 66 and Over