Daemen College Presents "NEUROFEEDBACK, A Treatment Option" April 25

NEUROFEEDBACK: Direct Training of Brain Function, Biofeedback Applied Directly to the Brain


April 10, 2012



Information:  Daemen College

                        Alumni Office

                        (716) 839-8212 


            On April 25, Daemen College will present “NEUROFEEDBACK, A Treatment Option,” presented by Judy Chiswell, Ed.D., OTR, BCIA-EEG beginning at 6 p.m. in the Wick Center Social Room. Chiswell is the owner of Hemispheres, a neurofeedback center located in Williamsville.  


            This event is free for students with student ID, and $12 general admission (Daemen alumni $8.00—PREREGISTRATION RATE ONLY. Call (716) 839-8212 before April 25, 2012).  


            What is Neurofeedback?

            “Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more optimally,” notes Dr. Chiswell. “Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback, because it is based on electrical brain activity, the electroencephalogram, or EEG. Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation: biofeedback applied directly to the brain. Self-regulation training allows the system (the central nervous system) to function better.   


            “Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain disregulation. They include, but are not limited to, the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, dyslexia, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, minor head trauma, and sport peak performance. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.”  


            Neurofeedback is typically provided by mental health professionals such as psychologists, family therapists, and counselors, usually working with clients one-on-one. The training may also be provided by nurses, clinical social workers, rehabilitation specialists, and educators. M.D.s also provide the service, but with the exception of psychiatrists will usually have the service provided by a trained staff person. 

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