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The field of biofeedback allows us objective access to the brains functions. Today we have software that can convert brain signals into tangible data powerful enough to reveal the subjects decision process 2-3 seconds before they even make it!. This allows for the application of scientific methodology towards effectively diagnosing and treating the biological cause behind addiction. More specifically, we can use neurofeedback therapy to produce brain signals that will teach the brain self-regulation. Just how effective is neurofeedback therapy in treating addiction?

The true underlying cause of addiction is that the brain of an addict can no longer effectively self-regulate. We often see the signs of addiction through symptoms, not the cause. What neurofeedback offers is the ability to assess and pinpoint precisely where in the feedback loop the brain fails to function properly. Therefore, giving practitioners the opportunity to treat the cause, not the symptoms.

Iris Healing Retreat uses neurofeedback therapy to help its clients.

NOTE** 20-40 Sessions are required for long term success



Psychology of Addictive Behaviors

An Assessment of an Automated EEG Biofeedback System for Attention Deficits in a Substance Use Disorders Residential Treatment Setting

Julian R. Keith, Lobsang Rapgay, Don Theodore, Jeffrey M. Schwartz, and Jae L. Ross Online First Publication, September 1, 2014.
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In summary, automated neurofeedback can effectively improve symptoms of attention deficits in recovering illicit substance users in the context of a comprehensive residential substance abuse treatment facility.


Effects of an EEG Biofeedback Protocol on a Mixed Substance Abusing Population

William C. Scott, B.S.W., C.C.D.P., David Kaiser, Ph.D., Siegfried Othmer, Ph.D., and Stephen I. Sideroff, Ph.D.
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The present study supports the efficacy of an EEG biofeedback protocol as adjunctive therapy in an in-patient drug treatment program. This protocol appears to be beneficial for both sedative as well as stimulant substances of abuse. Success was determined by length of time in treatment as well as by abstinence one year after termination of treatment. Supportive data were provided through attentional/cognitive and psychological assessments. These findings extend the research employing alpha-theta EEG biofeedback with an alcoholic population to other drugs of abuse.


Plastic modulation of PTSD resting-state networks and subjective wellbeing by EEG neurofeedback

Kluetsch RC, Ros T, Theberge J, Frewen PA, Calhoun VD, Schmahl C, Jetly R, Lanius RA. Plastic modulation of PTSD resting-state networks by EEG neurofeedback
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This study thus showed that the function of key brain EEG neurofeedback in PTSD networks involved in mediating affect and cognition can be volitionally modulated in persons with PTSD with measurable outcomes on immediate subjective wellbeing.


Alpha-Theta Introduction

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The alpha-theta protocol apparently takes the client to a very specific frequency portal –4 to 12 hertz – through which emotionally painful events are easily accessed.


Brainwaves In Relation to Activity Levels

BrainPaint Results

Neurofeedback therapy


Ecological validity of neurofeedback: modulation of slow wave EEG enhances musical performance

Tobias Egner and John H. Gruzelier
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Data from two successive experiments were reported that document significant enhancement of music performance quality by means of an EEG neurofeedback protocol which repeatedly facilitates a wakeful eyes-closed state characterised by the progressive rise of theta over alpha band amplitudes.


Plastic modulation of PTSD resting-state networks by EEG neurofeedback

Rosemarie C. Kluestch, MSc, Tomas Ros, PhD, Jean Théberge, PhD, Paul A. Frewen, PhD, Vince D. Calhoun, PhD, Christian Schmahl, MD, Rakesh Jetly, MD, and Ruth A. Lanius, MD, PhD
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Alpha desynchronizing neurofeedback was associated with decreased alpha amplitude during training, followed by a significant increase (‘rebound’) in resting-state alpha synchronization. This rebound was linked to increased calmness, greater salience network connectivity with the right insula, and enhanced default mode network connectivity with bilateral posterior cingulate, right middle frontal gyrus, and left medial prefrontal cortex.


Training Brainwave Frequencies

Neurofeedback therapy