The Process

How it Works

We’ll be your guide for brain enhancement and evaluation. Our goal is to treat neural activity that is dis-regulated and back up our results with multiple tests and data points so we can help you create long-lasting changes.

So, what is qEEG Brain Mapping anyway?

Electroencephalography (EEG) is the measurement of electrical patterns in the brain’s cortex from the surface of the scalp. It reflects cortical activity, also known as brainwaves, and can show areas where there is too little or too much activity, as well as areas that are not fully engaged or processing efficiently.

Quantitative EEG (qEEG) is the analysis of the raw data in 19 areas of your brain displayed in pictures and is also called “brain mapping”. This interpretation helps us look further into your brainwave patterns and ratios to create an individualized treatment plan for you.

Setting up brain map with coaching client

What will my first session be like?

The first time you come in, we’ll discuss your intake form and then do a brain map. You’ll get an electrode cap to wear and we’ll use saline on sponges to make the connection to your scalp. Nothing about this process should hurt or feel uncomfortable. You’ll then be asked to sit as still and as calm as possible for about 20 minutes, first with your eyes open, and then with your eyes shut. It should take about a week to process the data before we can discuss a fitting protocol to help you reach your goals.

Although we can provide certain markers for some disorders, we are not here to diagnose. We are simply here to listen to your struggles, discuss your hopes and dreams, and take a look inside your brain to analyze where certain issues might be stemming from. Then, we can create a plan of action to promote a balanced optimized brain in the desired neural networks.

Neuro RX with EEG on coaching client

Our 5 Step Process

1. Consultation:

We start by listening. Often people have already consulted many experts by the time they find us and are feeling frustrated. Through our initial consultation, we seek to understand your unique challenges, determine whether our services are a good fit, and answer any questions you have about the process.

Family session in Frisco with Hoberman Sphere

2. Clinical History & Goal Setting:

Before we start, you’ll fill out a clinical intake form followed up by a discussion with us about your symptoms and challenges as well as your personal goals and what you would like to achieve throughout your time here at Amazing Brains.

Family brain map review

What are the main goals our clients have seen success with?

  • improve focus
  • improve mood
  • improve sleep
  • improve memory
  • improve performance
  • increase energy/motivation
  • decrease anxiety
  • decrease brain fog
  • decrease headaches
  • decrease stress
  • decrease depression
  • decrease anger
  • decrease rigidity
  • decrease addictive tendencies or cravings

3. Brain Map & Review:

Every client starts by getting a brain map (qEEG) that will take a comprehensive picture of your brain waves and help create an individualized protocol to recondition your brain wave activity for improvement in symptoms and to help you reach your goals.

EEG scan with coaching client

Each session, electrodes will be placed on your scalp at designated sites based on your protocol and will generate pulsed electromagnetic frequencies (TACS) to shift brain patterns. During your treatment, your coach will discuss progress and guide you through strategies you can use at home to optimize your results. We’ll start off with the lowest amplitude and increase depending on your sensitivity. Rare sensitivities to the electrodes include some itchiness, tingling, or eye flashes (the phosphene effect), and will typically go away as you habituate to the treatment. Neuromodulation increases blood flow and oxygen to your brain, so it’s very important to stay hydrated to avoid headaches.

4. Regular Brain Training Sessions:

Once a treatment protocol is designed, we perform regular neurostimulation sessions using specialized computer equipment, an amplifier, and sensors placed on the scalp at your unique designated sites.

Neuro RX headset and reading a book

Your brain and body are connected. The choices you make regarding health, hygiene, and self-care can actually change the levels of neurotransmitters in your brain. The gut makes up more than half of the serotonin in your body! Although research shows guidelines of best practice for healthy living, there is no true one size fits all solution. Different routines and practices can shift brain waves to help you optimize your protocol and see results faster.

5. Retesting & Results:

After 10 sessions, we do another brain map to see quantifiable results and discuss a new treatment plan if it is beneficial to continue.

Setting up EEG cap on coaching client

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How it’s done at Home

We have teamed up with Newmind technologies to offer cutting edge research-based neurofeedback from your home. Once you enroll in a program and have your first session, we can discuss home options. 

If you choose home training, you will be given a Newmind device to use at home and instructed how and how often to utilize that device.

Manikin wearing EEG cap and AVE glasses

Trust the Science

Over 700 Peer-Reviewed Studies

There are over 700 peer-reviewed studies using neurostimulation in the scientific literature, so we can verify it’s legitimacy.

Over the past 10 years of Amazing Brains operating we have used a variety of systems and approaches with varying results. This hard-earned wisdom has lead us to find devices, protocols, and lenses that really work with our clients. Think about it as we want to use the right tool for the job and having a diverse tool belt really helps.

Learn More about The Science

NeuroField equipment

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What Others are Saying

“This Organization is Devoted and Passionate”

I met with Micah Shanser at Amazing Brains to learn more about neurofeedback and its utility in treatment of various mental illnesses. Micah was incredibly knowledgeable and gracious with his time in explaining neurofeedback in an easy to understand format. It is clear that this organization is devoted and passionate about what they do and I would highly recommend them to other professionals looking for consultation.

Lauren, Psy D., LP

“To say that Amazing Brains is life-changing is an understatement.”

I came here to get help with anxiety and intense stress. I’ve realized that my anxiety and stress are the results of my perception of situations and for the longest time I didn’t know why I was feeling the way I was. This newfound understanding is because of the brain work I’ve been receiving. Many times throughout each day I think about how thankful I am that I’ve found them. I can’t recommend Amazing Brains enough. They’ll change your life!

Destia – Current Client

“I am grateful that Micah has been a part of my son’s journey towards wellness.”

A life changing event caused my son to became isolated and depressed.  After hearing about Amazing Brains from a friend, I was willing to give it a try and thankful my son agreed.  Over the past year Micah has been instrumental in helping my son acquire skills which have enabled him to move forward with a healthier life.  Micah quickly developed a trusting and nurturing relationship with my son.  He was patient with the process and adjusted sessions between neurofeedback and outdoor settings as needed.  His explanation of the process and sharing of the brain scans was amazing.  It really helps to understand the individual and leaves you amazed at the human brain!  Micah provided hope and confidence of a happier future.  A future that included school, outdoor recreation and happy days ahead.  The change I see in my son from the impact of time spent at Amazing Brains is beyond measurable.  Micah has been my God-send — he truly delivered the help we needed and I will forever be grateful.