NeurOptimal® neurofeedback is a brain training system that helps the central nervous system make the best use of our brain’s natural resources. It is a version of biofeedback for the brain. Biofeedback means giving information about itself, so it can understand what is happening. This feedback helps your brain to re-organize and normalize itself.
NeurOptimal® trains your central nervous system to be more resilient and flexible, improving your brain function.
It can be used for many reasons to help you with specific cognitive, emotional or physical challenges (e.g. anxiety, ADHD, depression, sleep issues) as well as enhance personal growth (resilience, confidence, enriching relationships) and help you achieve better mental and physical performance (motivation, productivity, focus).
During a NeurOptimal® session, you will have some sensors that will go on your head and ears that monitor the electrical activity of your brain. You relax, close your eyes and listen to music or watch a movie, and when your brain starts creating any sort of instability or turbulence, the system senses it, and you will hear some brief micro pauses in the music. The brain notices this subtle cue that brings it back to the present moment, away from the anxiety or negative thinking. It’s like holding a mirror up to the brain – your brain learns when it is stuck on repetitive thoughts or when it is jumping around inefficiently. With repeated training sessions, the brain learns to “reset” itself, to return to its baseline quickly and function more fluidly.
Unconsciously our brain understands the mathematics behind the timing of the pauses, which act a bit like a “rumble strip”. The brain adjusts its activity without any effort from you (you can be completely zoned out if you want), to stay “within” the rumble strip. The brain does this on its own – neuroptimal doesn’t tell it to. Imagine you are walking along a path on a cliff side, in the dark. You’d probably be floundering. But then a flashlight is shown showing the cliff edge. The flashlight doesn’t tell you what to do, but now you can use the extra information you have (the location of the cliff edge) to walk more certainly along your path. The brain learns from the information it is given until over time and without your conscious awareness or effort, it learns to organize itself more efficiently. And this manifests in your life by blocks dropping away and life just seems easier.
NeurOptimal® is free of side effects and it works with your brain at its own pace and in the order that is right for you. It also has been proven to have long-term benefits.
The training itself is simple, safe, non-invasive and effortless on the part of the user and the result is a better you: more centered, focused and creative: less reactive or anxious.
NeurOptimal® brain training is like having a personal trainer or yoga instructor – the system points out and helps you correct your form as you train. Over time, NeurOptimal® adjusts itself automatically in response to your brain’s activity, individualizing the training to your brain’s functioning. As you get better, the level of brain training increases automatically. With practice, your brain fitness naturally improves, and you become more flexible and resilient.
NeurOptimal® helps you be the best you can be!
The number of sessions varies depending on why your are training. And when clients have more stressors they often want more training. In general most clients train somewhere between 10-30+ sessions.
All brain training session packages are non-refundable and must be used within six months of purchase.