You’ve done your research on neurofeedback and you’re excited to get started. But how long does it take to start noticing a difference?
Think of neurofeedback as learning to ride your bike, write with a pencil or play the piano. You practice, practice, and practice some more and pretty soon you’re doing it without thinking about it. It may seem easy now, but your brain went through a learning process to accomplish the task. Neurofeedback is a learning process.
As you relax during your sessions your brain is learning how to produce more efficient and effective brain wave patterns. More efficient brainwave patterns help alleviate symptoms. Some people start to feel better and notice a difference in their symptoms by 10 to 15 sessions. The changes may be very subtle, like having a bit more energy, feeling more optimistic or maybe sleep improves. The amount of time that it takes for permanent changes to take place in the white and gray matter of the brain with neurofeedback is a minimum of 20 sessions. And what is even more awesome is that your brain will continue to learn after you complete your sessions!
Here are some tips to help optimize your neurofeedback sessions, so that you can start noticing a difference sooner.
If this feels overwhelming, we understand! You don’t have to make all of the changes at one time. All of Your efforts will work in tandem with your neurofeedback sessions to help improve your mental wellness!