WHAT ARE THE benefitS OF NEUROFEEDBACK TRAINING/biofeedback EEG?
Anyone can benefit from this kind of brain training. Unlike other neurofeedback systems ( that train specific sites on your brain based on your symptoms, NeurOptimal Neurofeedback trains your entire central nervous system to perform optimally. Neurofeedback gives your system feedback about its maladaptive patterns and your brain decides how to use that information to improve its overall functioning. The NeurOptimal neurofeedback training system adds nothing to your brain, therefore, it is very safe.
What results can I expect?
When the brain is trained with NeurOptimal neurofeedback, clients may notice the following:
- Feeling calmer
- Increased mental clarity and focus
- Dropping away of fears
- More appropriate response to situations
- Feeling lighter and greater ease
- Increased motivation and ability to accomplish tasks
Conditions that are helped by the NeurOptimal system
Although NeurOptimal neurofeedback does not treat specific conditions, specific symptoms are alleviated because you are improving the overall functioning of the central nervous system.
A recent survey of NeurOptimal trainers comprising 1.2 million sessions found these areas of function improved with training:
- Stress— worry and fearfulness
- Anxiety, panic, hypervigilance
- Sleep disorders
- Learning problems— ADHD symptoms, lack of focus, inability to attend to tasks
- Headaches and migraines
- PTSD and trauma symptoms
- Head and brain injuries
- Cravings and addictions
- Low self-esteem and self-image
- Stuck patterns of thinking and behaving
Sleep & Neurofeedback
One of the first positive shifts from neurofeedback training is improvement in sleep—sleeping more soundly, falling asleep more quickly, not waking up in the middle of the night, and feeling more rested—even when sleep is not the presenting concern.
Why is that the case? The brain is starting to regulate itself more effectively by applying what it is learning in neurofeedback: using the present to decide what to do next, not old habitual information. As a result, at night the brain is “seeing” that the body is tired and safe so, therefore, it is OK to switch out of “alert” mode into “rest/repair” mode.
Tips for Good Sleep
- Go to bed and get up roughly at the same time each day (even weekends)
- No stimulating activities just before bed—get that TV out of the bedroom!
- Bed is just for sleeping, decrease associations with non-relaxing activities such as computer work
- When you are ready for bed, do a body scan
- What gets in the way of good sleep?
- Alcohol—it can help you fall asleep but then wake you up later when its metabolized
- Alcohol (get it?!), nicotine, caffeine, antihistamines, alpha blockers, beta blockers, antidepressants,
- Upsetting conversations, media input, and movies just before bed
- Heavy, rich meals late in the evening
- Drinking a lot of fluids in evening, which require getting up in the night
What Our Neurofeedback Patients Say
“My depression has lessened and my focus has been enhanced.”
“These treatments have literally changed my life.”
“Neurofeedback with Natalie Baker, has been the the best thing I’ve ever done to improve my life, both personally and creatively.”
“The greatest impact is that I feel more mentally grounded and focused.”
“After the first six sessions, I found that I was sleeping more soundly and that I no longer woke up prior to my alarm clock ringing.”
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