How does neurofeedback work?
NeurOptimal® neurofeedback works by training the brain to use the present moment to decide what to do next, rather than old, often maladaptive patterns. It does this by triggering what’s called the orienting response, which is the brain’s ability to sense change in the environment and take in new information about what is different.
More specifically, during a neurofeedback session, EEG sensors are placed on the head and ears to collect the information about the brain’s activity, which gets fed into the technician’s computer. You sit and listen to music (children can watch a movie or listen to their favorite music). When your brain is about to do something new, i.e. change states, it does a certain kind of “electrical dance”, which the software identifies. When that “dance” is detected the computer program stops the music in milliseconds. What the stopping of the music does, is trigger the orienting response and the brain “comes into the present” and sees what it was about to do and also takes in information about the external environment. And all of this it does in milliseconds and outside of your conscious awareness.
A good analogue is like when you are daydreaming and in a daydream you (your brain) are not aware of what is happening, not until someone calls your name (the music stopping in neurofeedback) and you simultaneously realize that you were lost in a daydream, and recognize the quality of that daydream, as well as take in information about the here-and-now.
Who can benefit from THIS KIND OF BRAIN TRAINING?
Anyone. 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. It 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
What is the cost OF NEUROFEEDBACK TRAINING?
Because NeurOptimal is safe and a fully-automated program there are a number of choices for how and where one trains. Go to our other website for training options & costs. We also offer neurofeedback home rental systems to train at home, which allows for more flexibility and convenience. To learn more about this, go to our website Neurofeedback Training Co.for more information
Training with a home system can save clients over 60% in cost, with the convenience of training when it fits clients’ schedules. It is also a cost-effective way to train a family.
“My daily stress has lessened and my focus has enhanced.”
“These training sessions have literally changed my life.”
“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.”