On the journey to recovery, many people find that they need help managing their mental health in addition to overcoming addiction. At Roaring Brook Recovery, we offer neurofeedback therapy as one way to help our participants heal.
Neurofeedback therapy, also called neurotherapy or electroencephalogram (EEG) biofeedback, is a type of biofeedback that uses brainwaves to provide feedback about a person’s mental state. The goal of neurofeedback therapy is to help people learn to control their own brainwaves in order to improve mental and emotional well-being.
This therapy complements the other therapy services offered at Roaring Brook Recovery, such as individual therapy, group therapy, and medication-assisted treatment. Our participants receive neurofeedback therapy as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs.
If you are interested in learning more about neurofeedback therapy, reach out to Roaring Brook Recovery at 855.590.9944 today.
What Is Neurofeedback Therapy?
Neurofeedback therapy, EEG, or brainwave biofeedback is an intervention that maps and evaluates electrical activity and patterns in the brain. These sessions reinforce healthy brain function for participants also struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and attention deficits to help them maintain their recovery.
For many, addiction and mental health concerns are intertwined. Interventions that target both are critical for long-term sobriety, as ongoing mental health struggles can make recovery from addiction more difficult.
How Does Neurofeedback Therapy Work?
This type of therapy uses a variety of sensors placed on the scalp to detect electrical brain activity. During the sessions, participants will see and hear their brainwave activity in real-time. When the brain is functioning optimally, positive reinforcement is given through audio or visual feedback, like a video game. Over time, participants learn how to self-regulate their brain activity and improve the quality of their thoughts and emotions.
In a typical session, participants will be asked to relax in a comfortable chair while the sensors are placed on their scalp. The therapist will then help them get settled and provide instructions on what to expect during the session. The therapist will also be able to answer any questions that come up.
Once the session begins, the therapist will be monitoring the participant’s brain activity and providing feedback. The goal is for the participant to reach a state of optimal brain function, which can be different for each person.
What Are the Benefits of Neurofeedback Therapy?
Neurofeedback therapy can provide a number of benefits for people struggling with mental health concerns and addiction. Some of the most common benefits include:
- Improved mood
- Reduced anxiety
- Improved sleep
- Decreased cravings
- Improved focus and concentration
- Increased self-awareness
As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, neurofeedback therapy can help people in recovery learn how to self-regulate their emotions and thoughts, which can lead to a better quality of life.
The Role of Neurofeedback Therapy in Addiction Treatment
Our treatment team at Roaring Brook Recovery recognizes the importance of addressing both addiction and mental health concerns. That’s why we offer neurofeedback therapy as part of our comprehensive treatment program. This therapy can help program participants implement the healthy coping skills they learn in treatment and maintain their recovery after they leave our center.
Connect With Roaring Brook Recovery Today
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, we can help. Our team of experts is here to provide you with the resources and support you need to heal and recover. From case management to medication-assisted treatment, we offer a variety of services to help you on your journey to recovery.
Contact our team at 855.590.9944 to learn more about our neurofeedback therapy program and how we can help you or your loved one heal and recover.