CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™ is a unique process that allows the brain to get out of frozen, stuck patterns.
In both CLARITY and Traditional Neurofeedback™, a few sensors are placed on the scalp. These sensors measure electrical activity of the brain and generate an EEG (electroencephalogram). This is an exact equivalent to the electrical activity of the heart generating an EKG (electrocardiogram). The amplifier and computer are used to analyze the electrical signals.
Traditional Neurofeedback Procedure
In Traditional Neurofeedback, the same sensors are placed on the scalp as in CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™, which create an EEG. Now, however, brainwaves picked up from the brain are transmitted to a computer screen. Many kinds of Traditional Neurofeedback then present the brainwaves as a video game or movie on the screen. The client sees his brainwaves on the monitor change in real time. Clients attempt to alter and train their brainwaves based on the feedback from the computer screen.
With Traditional Neurofeedback it is “mind” trying to affect “brain”. This “feedback” guides the client’s efforts to manipulate his brainwaves on the screen. The images on the screen are the only feedback that is given to the client. No direct signal is sent back to the brain.
In Traditional Neurofeedback often a difference is not felt in the first few sessions and it takes about 6 sessions to know if the client will benefit from sessions. Traditional Neurofeedback typically requires 30-40+ sessions, with a typical session lasting 45 minutes to an hour. Clients with ADD/ADHD or anxiety can find it difficult to sit for the 45 minute session and focus on the computer monitor and often do not feel the immediate benefits that CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™ offers.
- Client Active
- No signal sent back to brain
- Trains the brain
- More variable. Initial results 6-10 sessions
- Session lasts 45-60 min
- Typically 30-40+ sessions
CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™ Procedure
In CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™ a very weak, imperceptible signal is sent back to the brain. This signal causes tiny fluctuations in brainwave patterns and allows the brain to get out of frozen, stuck patterns and reorganize itself. This is a similar concept to rebooting a frozen computer. CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™ “dis-entrains” or “un-trains” the brain from unhealthy “stuck” neuronal pathways and allows the brain to get back into a healthy balanced state. Clients do not do anything other than sit still for a few moments during a session. The brief, tiny signal given to the brain through sensors does all the work.
The electrical activity from the brain determines the frequency of the signal that is going back to the brain. This signal is too small to directly cause stimulation or inhibition of neurons. However, by having a “disruptor” effect, the signal influences brainwaves. This change in brainwave frequencies then causes a change in the frequency of the signal going back to the brain. It is a direct feedback loop.
In CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™ clients generally notice changes either immediately or within the first two or three sessions. More immediate results, fewer and shorter sessions, and the ease and simplicity of sessions all distinguish CLARITY Direct Neurofeedback™ from Traditional Neurofeedback.
- Client passive
- Tiny signal sent back to the brain
- Un-trains the brain
- Initial results 1-3 sessions
- Session lasts 30 min.
- Typically 15-20 sessions total