Neurofeedback works to alter neurochemical and neuroelectrical systems thus improving arousal and balance of the nervous system. People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have persistent, upsetting thoughts (obsessions) and use rituals (compulsions) to control the anxiety these thoughts produce. Frequently, the rituals end up controlling them.

Individuals who use neurofeedback for OCD may experience an increase in:

  • feeling dramatically less anxious
  • having a renewed sense of well-being
  • feeling more comfortable and relaxed
  • feelings of being grounded and centered
  • renewed ability to set goals & manage tasks
  • feeling removed from the need to repeat behaviours