The Science behind SPHERE™ Technology​

Neurofeedback can help the brain to gain greater control by bringing about a preferred, healthier state on demand.

Your body’s many systems are constantly responding to changes in your internal and external environments.  Functions like respiratory rate, heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature are continually adjusted to keep you in a state of balance. Your brain handles all of this subconsciously, but any disruption to this balance through trauma, stress or anxiety can hamper the brain’s ability to do this.

Neurofeedback helps to reset the brain’s balance so that your mind-body response to these triggers can be controlled and eventually, the idea is that, your brain will return to maintaining this balance by itself.

To fully understand Neurofeedback, we need a basic understanding of brain waves. Your brain cells generate electricity to communicate with each other and this electrical activity forms patterns called brain waves. Scientists have found five main patterns of brain waves: alpha, beta, delta, gamma, and theta. Each brain wave state corresponds to a different state of awareness.

Neurofeedback enables you to achieve a desirable state of mind. For example, alpha waves occur when you are relaxed. Beta waves are associated with alertness, but when maintained for too long can lead to feelings of fear and anxiety (for example with the “flight or fight” response).  So, if you are feeling stressed or anxious, helping the brain to increase alpha waves whilst decreasing beta wave activity can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.  Using Neurofeedback methodologies can be empowering as it puts you in control of the process.

 

Following a traumatic event, the typical stress-induced “flight or fight response” initiates a cascade of physiological changes you have no control over. Symptoms may include; increased heart rate and blood pressure, breathing becomes fast and shallow, and blood gets directed away from your brain and into your muscles. As far as the brain is concerned, every time you relive the traumatic event in your mind, it is re-traumatising and becomes more and more established. Neurofeedback can break this cycle or prevent it from happening in the first place. 

Stress Point Health has developed a proprietary algorithm based on the core principles of Neurofeedback to allow anyone to benefit from this form of therapy by simply using a smart phone.

Studies in the 70s through to the early 90s showed promising evidence that it could be an effective treatment for a variety of stress disorders. But with the introduction of pharmaceutical solutions, other treatment approaches were neglected.

Although there are a number of published studies around Neurofeedback and its efficacy, at Stress Point Health we are pioneering further research to fully understand its potential to treat a wide variety of mental health issues.

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