Why are we different?
There exist different schools of
thought and different types of neurofeedback services.
Different schools of thought use
different EEG systems and protocols. Some practitioners use subjective
symptoms versus data from a qEEG brain map to develop protocols for brain
1. Because every
patient is different, we use qEEG guided neurofeedback. That means we don’t
use a cookie-cutter approach based on your symptoms. We create custom
designed clinical protocols specifically for you based on your qEEG data.
2. We use Clear Mind Center’s cutting-edge innovative
technology because it integrates qEEG neurofeedback with brain
entrainment. The photic stimulation improves the
effectiveness of your brain training and will help you feel better sooner.
3. Our protocols
are based on the latest research. We train left-to-right non-linear dynamic
compensatory brain networks at homologous sites.
is based on the research of Pascual Leone and
others. Most practitioners who use 2 channels place the sensors on a
specific anatomical location. Since the brain is a non-linear dynamic
network, we train entire bi-lateral networks as seen on the picture on
the right. In doing so, we can account for compensatory processes and
manage horizontal and vertical integration at the same time. This means
we always work on cognitive function and emotional health at the same
time, while minimizing compensation.
our experience, this type of 2 channel training provides better results
than 19 channel z-score training. Because of the reported side effects, we
are currently not providing z-score training and will wait until the
technology improves to better manage compensatory issues.
that proves efficacy of neurofeedback for different conditions such as
ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, etc is all based on 2-channel
neurofeedback. There is currently little research available for 19
channel z-score training.
4. Our practice
director has many years of experience in analyzing qEEG brain maps. This
means that you don’t have the wait several weeks to receive your report and
hear the results. She usually can get this done in a matter of days. She
has been mentored by Dr. Richard Soutar, who is one of the pioneers in
neurofeedback and qEEG brain mapping with over 25 years of experience. She
continues to take seminars to learn about the newest technology and
5. We stay with you
while you train. We manage real time progress in a hands-on way by
monitoring your session while you are training. This allows us to optimize
your protocol during your session and ensure the best results of every
6. We provide
patients with the flexibility of using a home system, while we continue to
monitor them with cognitive performance testing, progress trackers and post
maps. However, keep in mind that home systems only provide a few protocols
and use a “one size fits all” approach to neurofeedback. The results of
your qEEG brain map will help us decide whether a home system is right for
7. As mentioned
above, we offer custom designed solutions. Sometimes this may also include
Alpha-Theta training, which helps you enter a deeper state of
consciousness. This type of training helps to resolve traumatic memories
and heal from conditions such as PTSD, anxiety, and addictive disorders.
8. If needed, our
holistic solutions can be custom designed to address underlying metabolic
and physiological issues inhibiting your brain function, as evidenced in
your qEEG brain map. If we do not address them, we can still train the
brain with neurofeedback, but it is usually a slower process. If we also
address the underlying metabolic issues and provide the right “fuel” for
the brain, patients train much better and usually need fewer sessions to
achieve their goals.
9. We offer
unlimited free computerized cognitive performance tests. Cognitive
performance tests provide a more objective way in assessing symptomatic
progress. The computerized versions of these tests are quick and easy to
do. These are standardized tests using published norms and are based on the
experience of decades of neuropsychological testing. A baseline test is
done before starting the training and subsequent tests are compared with
this baseline. Patients have a password and can perform the tests at home,
even after their training has finished.
10. Because we want
to help everyone in the Bay Area and beyond, we are working hard at keeping
our prices affordable while maintaining quality care. We provide unlimited
free cognitive performance tests to manage progress and have been offering
our qEEG brain maps at a 50% discount. The price for neurofeedback sessions
has remained the same for over 6 years. We offer a 10% discount on pre-paid
packages and 5% when paying in monthly installments.
say that we care about them. And it’s true. We wouldn’t be doing this type
of work unless we care for people and their families.
“Over the past nine years, I’ve
tried just about every protocol offered to relieve the symptoms of chronic
fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia: medications, up to 90 supplements a day,
acupuncture, three months of nothing but water, sprouts, seed and wheat
grass, detox cleansing diets, meditation, yoga,
exercise, chi gong—the list was endless. Neurofeedback has been, by far,
the most effective. It reduced my pain by 95%, and restored my sunny
disposition so that I could actually enjoy life once again. For the first
time in nine years, I was pulled out of the darkness and into wellness.”