"In my opinion, if any medication had shown such a wide range of benefits [...] it would be widely used and accepted... This is a field that we should take very seriously."
Professor Frank H. Duffy, Harvard, 2000



Without the strong commitment of biologists, chemists, physicists and other experts from various fields of knowledge, medicine would not have evolved as it has over the last century. But as Dr Daniel Amen laments, until now, psychiatry, the field of medicine that deals with mental health and cognitive skills, has barely studied the activity of the organ it is supposed to treat. Psychiatry, together with the whole field of mental health, has so far taken an interest in brain chemistry and what we can observe and understand about it: dreams, emotions, dashed hopes, beliefs... This is already a very, very good thing, but why not also take a completely different approach?
This is what Neurofeedback is doing: shifting the whole paradigm. It’s all about analysing the electrical functioning of the brain. We literally give it the information it lacks to repair itself and/or to achieve its full potential.

Indeed, the more your brain can adjust to the changes it comes across in a day, the better you'll feel. On the other hand, the less flexible your brain, the more stressed and fatigued you feel at the end of the day.
Neurofeedback activates your brain in an ideal way so that, just as with EMDR, it leaves the old patterns patterns and can then find a better adjusted and efficient way of working, all by itself. We can even say that by informing it, in real time, of how it is working, we give it the chance to activate or strengthen other synapses thereby altering the flow of information and enabling it to attain its full potential.
Contrary to the Analytical Neurofeedback system, the technology we use, "NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback" from the Zengar company, works on the entire central nervous system for an apparently better and quicker result.
So we do not work on each symptom or pathology with a predefined programme.

While it has received some recognition by the FDA in the United States (not harmful), Dynamic Neurofeedback is not yet recognised as a proper medical treatment, but it can be compared to a training session. In his book entitled "The brain's way of healing", Norman Doidge, psychiatrist and researcher, writes that the American Academy of Pediatrics has recognised Neurofeedback as a treatment as effective as medications for eliminating symptoms of ADHD. He adds that Neurofeedback has been approved for the treatment of anxiety disorders, migraine, certain types of epilepsy and autistic symptoms. Many studies relating to other disorders are under way.