Our Process

Synopsis of symptoms

Synopsis of Symptoms/History

Individuals who qualify and decide to receive treatment at Sunshine Neurofeedback access our confidential client portal where the patient (or parent) completes a brief series of online assessments describing current symptoms and past history. These take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. The information provided will be coordinated with QEEG findings to maximize the effectiveness of treatment.

QEEG Brain Mapping

An electroencephalogram (EEG) records electrical activity and brainwave frequencies that are representative of underlying cortical brain activity. A quantitative EEG (QEEG), used by Sunshine Neurofeedback, applies sophisticated mathematical and statistical analysis to compare EEG results to age- and gender-controlled norms. This painless process involves the patient being fitted with a cap that reads electrical impulses across primary regions of the brain. The patient sits comfortably in a recliner while mapping occurs, first with the eyes closed, then with the eyes open. The process takes between 15-20 minutes to complete.

Child receiving neurofeedback treatment
Child receiving neurofeedback treatment

QEEG Brain Mapping

An electroencephalogram (EEG) records electrical activity and brainwave frequencies that are representative of underlying cortical brain activity. A quantitative EEG (QEEG), used by Sunshine Neurofeedback, applies sophisticated mathematical and statistical analysis to compare EEG results to age- and gender-controlled norms. This painless process involves the patient being fitted with a cap that reads electrical impulses across primary regions of the brain. The patient sits comfortably in a recliner while mapping occurs, first with the eyes closed, then with the eyes open. The process takes between 15-20 minutes to complete.

View of brain charts

Report of Findings

Patients return to the office for a report of findings within a few days after completing the QEEG. At this meeting, the patient or parent is provided a detailed, multi-page report that illustrates the patient’s brain performance. The clinician discusses how the QEEG results translate with the patient’s current symptomology, a treatment plan is recommended, and then any remaining questions are answered. The patient or parent then selects a bundled payment package and schedules a date for starting neurofeedback sessions.

Brain Training

Whether receiving treatment at our office or using a portable home unit, each neurofeedback training session lasts approximately 30 minutes. A small amount of conductive paste is used to affix small sensors to the scalp at specific “focal sites.” In addition, metal clips are placed gently on the ear lobes. While the patient watches a show of their choosing on a TV screen, the sensors read brain activity and transmit this information to a computer that adjusts the image on the TV screen. Whenever the brain is functioning as desired, the image on the TV screen grows brighter and more audible. The brain responds to this real-time feedback by reorganizing itself in an effort to keep the video playing clearly. This process positively reinforces optimal brainwave patterns, creates new neural pathways, and trains the brain to consistently function in a healthier way.

Patient receiving treatment
Patient receiving treatment

Brain Training

Whether receiving treatment at our office or using a portable home unit, each neurofeedback training session lasts approximately 30 minutes. A small amount of conductive paste is used to affix small sensors to the scalp at specific “focal sites.” In addition, metal clips are placed gently on the ear lobes. While the patient watches a show of their choosing on a TV screen, the sensors read brain activity and transmit this information to a computer that adjusts the image on the TV screen. Whenever the brain is functioning as desired, the image on the TV screen grows brighter and more audible. The brain responds to this real-time feedback by reorganizing itself in an effort to keep the video playing clearly. This process positively reinforces optimal brainwave patterns, creates new neural pathways, and trains the brain to consistently function in a healthier way.

Side view of brain

Completing Treatment

Patients’ progress is monitored throughout the treatment process via symptom tracking, analysis of brainwave patterns during sessions, and remapping when appropriate. Treatment is considered complete after the initially prescribed course of treatment has concluded and the patient reports satisfactory change in symptomology.

What Clients Are Saying

“I was able to get off sleeping medication and sleep better than I have in years.”

Lisa, 62

“My son, 8, is showing more control of his emotions and his irrational temper tantrums have greatly reduced.”

Chris, 37

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