ICYMI, Kourt’s latest obsession is neurofeedback.
“I’ve been learning about brain health for the past few months and have been doing neurofeedback sessions twice a week,” Kourt told us. “Since I started my neurofeedback sessions, I’ve been sleeping so deeply with really vivid dreams.”
Welcome to Neurofeedback 101.
First, a quick refresher on biofeedback:
It’s a mind-body therapy that teaches us how to change the way our body functions by measuring certain physiological signals and displaying the results.
An example that most of us are familiar with: —devices that track our heart rate to help improve our fitness levels.
Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback therapy that measures brain waves, and provides real-time feedback showing us how our brain is functioning. The goal of neurofeedback therapy is to help us change the way our brain responds to certain triggers.
Research about the benefits of neurofeedback is ongoing, but it has been shown to help with anxiety, depression, and ADHD.
Neurofeedback therapy used to only be available in a clinical setting, but there are some wearable tech options for those of us looking to get similar benefits at home. Kourt turned the team onto the Muse 2, a multi-sensor meditation device that gives moment-by-moment data on our brain activity, heart rate, breathing, and body movements.
Muse 2: The Brain Sensing Headband
“This item is a really cool tool that allows you to get the benefits of neurofeedback at home by analyzing your brain waves to help you learn how to meditate better,” Kourt says.
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