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Brain Training Biofeedback Neurofeedback ADD ADHD Concentration Focus Mental Clarity

Brain Training:

Completing the ADD Centre Brain Training Program results in:

  • Sharper Focus

  • Improved Attention

  • Improved Stress Management

  • Reduced Anxiety 

  • Increased Calm

  • Better Self-Regulation Skills


Brain Training, also called Neurofeedback or EEG biofeedback, uses your brain’s ability to learn and adapt to improve brain function. This exercise for the brain uses a computer to give immediate feedback of your mental state and it results in positive changes due to neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change with new learning.  

To achieve improved brain performance small sensors are placed on the top of the head and on each ear.  These electrodes measure brainwave activity and relay the information back through a computer.  The client knows instantly if they are “in the zone”, showing a healthy brainwave pattern associated with calm focus. A trainer sits with them as a coach, providing strategies that promote staying in the zone. Eventually they learn to produce that mental state of calm focus in everyday life and become more effective at school or work, in social interactions and in sports.   

When the brainwave patterns shift into a CALM, FOCUSED, RELAXED state, then the computer feedback facilitates maintaining that state, and the brain begins to learn. 

Here is a sample feedback screen, the BOWLING SCREEN:

When the client feels calm, focused and mentally relaxed the bowling ball moves down the alley and gets a strike! 

Neurofeedback Biofeedback Game ADD ADHD Self-Regulation Stress Management

Here is another example: SAILBOAT RACE SCREEN:

The AIM is to get the Green Boat to win! This is done without using a keyboard or mouse – only your brain! 

Sailboat Game Biofeedback Neurofeedback Calm Relaxation Breathing Heart Rate Variability ADD ADHD

The Green boat will move ahead only when the client is calm, focused and mentally relaxed.  The Green boat is competing against Inattention/Daydreaming (yellow boat) and anxiety and worry (pink boat).  The client can use their breathing and heart rate at the bottom to help them win the race.  Learning to achieve greater heart rate variability (breathing and heart rate in sync) improves stress management and helps increase calm, alert brainwave patterns.


Self-regulation skills are better predictors of success in life than intelligence. Neurofeedback is a well-researched method that improves self-regulation of attention and emotions. Better self-regulation skills lead to improved performance in athletics, studying and employment.   


LORETA neurofeedback is an advanced form of neurofeedback training. It involves wearing a cap that measures 19 sites on the head. With this approach we can see what is happening at 47 Brodmann areas in your brain. In addition, the complex mathematics involved in LORETA allow us to train amplitudes, coherence and phase at 47 Brodmann areas. Communication between sites deep in the cortex can also be influenced.  This is why some call it Deep Brain Neurofeedback. This program also allows us to train networks in the brain.  Networks are areas of the brain that work together to perform a function.  There are networks associated with executive function, attention, mood, anxiety, and pain. As we are able to target many locations at once, we are able to see the effects of the training more quickly than traditional neurofeedback.  

The training itself involves receiving feedback in the form of a DVD movie or animation. When the client is able to move their brainwave patterns in the right direction (direction toward resolving symptoms) then the DVD movie/animation will play. The client learns what it feels like to be in the desired mental state (often a state of calm, relaxed focus and concentration). They can also learn to regulate brainwave patterns in order to normalize brain functioning in areas where they are having difficulty. A simple example of this would be a person who has difficulty reading. After practice they are able to achieve this state more easily and their brain begins to function in a more optimal way. 


We began using LORETA neurofeedback in our centre several years ago. Our preliminary results with clients experiencing head injury, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, and ADHD have been impressive and we are hoping to publish research in the near future.  


Our LORETA neurofeedback training program is based on a complete assessment of the brain (brain map) and is tailored to the client.  We collaborate with the client to decide what the best training program will be for them and then we update it after every 10 training sessions.


Some of the symptoms and areas of concern that can be worked on in training include the following:

  • Anxiety

  • Dyslexia

  • Migraines

  • Difficulties interpreting 

  • Attention Deficits

  • Executive Function

  • Short Term Memory

  • Nuance, Innuendo and Emotions

  • Balance Problems

  • Depression

  • Face Recognition

  • Slow Reader

  • Blurred Vision

  • Hyperactivity

  • Sleep Problems  

  • Chronic Pain

  • Impulsivity

  • Anger Management 

  • Mood Swings

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