Neurofeedback in Berlin, Munich & Mallorca
What is Neurofeedback therapy?
The private practices Dr. Scheib offer neurofeedback in Berlin and Munich. In our clinic on Mallorca and in Andalusia, we also treat various psychosomatic diseases with neurofeedback therapy. During neurofeedback training, deviant brain waves are trained and changed via operant conditioning until the patient’s complaints are reduced.
Certain psychological complaints with deviating brain waves can be recognized in the EEG (brain patterns). Certain pathologies show typical EEG changes, which are then used as the basis for an exercise program.
Treatment procedure for neurofeedback in Berlin, Munich & Mallorca
During our neurofeedback therapy in Berlin, Munich and Mallorca, the patient has to solve various tasks on a monitor, similar to a video game, but he only uses his thoughts to do so. The change in brain waves measured during neurofeedback is fed back to the patient as a successfully completed animation, and vice versa. In this way, neurofeedback therapy helps to influence the patient’s own brain activity. This process is continuously monitored and the program is modified according to changes in symptoms. The first effects are usually noticeable after about 8 to 10 sessions.
What is neurofeedback used for?
We use neurofeedback in Berlin, Munich and Mallorca for various psychosomatic clinical pictures. Complaints, such as sleep disorders, can be successfully treated within 10 to 15 sessions. For other disorders or pathologies, such as ADHD or depression, more sessions are usually necessary, depending on the severity of the illness. The method is non-invasive. It can reduce or completely eliminate the need for the use of medications.
- Neurofeedback therapy can be a treatment alternative when medications cannot be used.
- Neurofeedback can be an alternative when medications did not have a good effect.
- The treatment can be used as an alternative to medicines during pregnancy.
- Neurofeedback therapy has no side effects and is also suitable for children over 6 years of age and for adults with disabilities.
Neurofeedback is an evidence-based treatment method that originated in the USA in the early 1970s. There are now extensive scientific studies on the effectiveness of this method.
What is Biofeedback?
We also offer biofeedback in Berlin, Munich and Mallorca. In biofeedback, physiological parameters such as muscle tension, skin resistance, heart rate or temperature are derived and correlated via a computer program with graphic animation or acoustic signals. The patient can thus see or hear changes in his state of tension. He learns to influence them consciously. The procedure is evidence-based and works excellently for migraine, tension headache, incontinence and pain syndromes. A special application is biofeedback of heart rate variance (difference between systolic duration on inhalation and exhalation). This can be used to favorably influence high blood pressure and coronary heart disease.
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All procedures that may be used in our therapies
- Ketamine infusions
- Ketamine hypnotherapy psychotherapy
- Hypnosis / Hypnotherapy
- Behavioral therapy, also in virtual reality
- EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) trauma therapy
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
- HRV biofeedback and peripheral biofeedback
- Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)
- Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
- Autogenic training, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga
If our patients are already undergoing psychotherapy, we discuss their progress with their therapists.
In the case of trauma patients, our cooperation partners Frauke Nees and Jörg Böttcher join us. For children and adolescents:Psychotherapist Bibi Zazai.
Not all therapies can be offered at all of our locations at the moment. Contact us for further information
Frequently asked questions about neurofeedback treatment
For privately insured patients, treatment is usually covered – depending on the contract. For patients with statutory german health insurance, the decision is often made on a case-by-case basis. If a depression has already been treated several times without success, it is called therapy-resistant depression. In this case, the chances are good of the costs being covered or at least a contribution to the costs is approved.
We are currently the only center in Europe where ketamine therapy, rTMS, neuromodulation and intensive psychotherapy are offered simultaneously.
Neurofeedback is a sustainable effective method for the treatment of disorders of self-regulation and impulse control. The goal of the therapy is to improve the quality of life in various neuropsychatric disorders over several sessions. During a session, a client’s brain activity (EEG) is measured and converted into images via a computer. Through this visual feedback, unconsciously occurring neurophysiological processes can be made perceptible. During the feedback, tasks are set for the client to solve. These are posed in such a way that the brain must achieve a certain activity in order to receive positive feedback. This change occurs when concentration increases or perception improves. Using the principle of operant conditioning, the brain is made to show increasingly beneficial activity. Under the guidance of a therapist, clients can learn to perceive these neurophysiological processes. Misregulations can thus be recognized and effective countermeasures implemented.
The effectiveness and sustainability of neurofeedback therapy has been investigated and proven in scientific studies. It has been proven that the ability to control and direct one’s own bodily processes can be learned. Medications that only combat symptoms can often be reduced under bio/neurofeedback therapy. Neurofeedback does not act on symptoms, it addresses the causes. The S3 guideline on ADD/ADHD also makes clear recommendations for neurofeedback treatments. Only if neurofeedback is applied correctly is optimal effectiveness and sustainability possible.
Neurofeedback training should take place in a room with a feel-good atmosphere. The client sits relaxed on a comfortable chair or armchair. The application of the electrodes can be combined with a short introductory talk. During the session, the therapist should observe the client and the progress of the curves in order to provide assistance if necessary. If necessary, the training can be paused. After neurofeedback training, evaluation and transfer exercises should be done together. The transfer includes methods that help to transfer what has been learned into everyday life.