Since its discovery in the 1960s, neurofeedback has evolved significantly, spawning various methods, as well as an increase in opportunities for use. There are many different methods currently in use that have all evolved from the same root but have developed in quite different directions. One such method is Infra Low Frequency Neurofeedback (ILF-Neurofeedback), also known as the Othmer method, which is an individualized neurofeedback method guided by the client's unique responses.
Clinical applications of neurofeedback are recommended for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autistic spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, addiction, and more, as well as other applications such as pain management and peak performance.
To date, many studies have shown that neurofeedback therapy is an effective, non-invasive, efficient complementary treatment for many brain dysfunctions.
In a neurofeedback session, electrodes on the head record neuronal activity, and a computer program translates EEG data into an animated display with visual, auditory, and tactile feedback. These feedback signals mirror the brain's activity, allowing it to subconsciously identify and internalize patterns. Neurofeedback enhances self-perception, aiding self-regulation and optimization.
Research indicates that ILF Neurofeedback influences neuroplasticity by facilitating the formation of new neuronal connections. Ultimately, this improved brain connectivity results in better concentration and balances performance with internal arousal.