A Neurofeedback device gathers information about the brain’s automatic (and often inefficient) activity and feeds or mirrors back that information in a way that will elicit the brain’s organic self-correcting behaviour. Unlike other neurofeedback systems, when training with the NeurOptimal system there is no conscious action made to effect the change. There is no diagnosis nor any brain mapping needed. It is the automatic brain “communicating” with itself – effortlessly!
What is NeurOptimal® and How Does It Work?
NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback* trains the brain to function optimally by using present-moment information rather than habituated, often maladaptive, response patterns. During training the brain uses visual and auditory information offered by NeurOptimal to re-organize itself and release old patterns of “stuckness.” The result is effortless transformation with little unwanted effects. Clients train for a variety of reasons: for personal/spiritual growth, peak performance, promote a healthy sleep habits, and cope with stress better.
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What happens during a Neurofeedback Session?
During a NeurOptimal neurofeedback session you wear two small sensors on your head and clips on your ears that measure your brainwave activity. You sit in a comfortable chair and listen to music and can also watch fractal images on a screen. (You can also close your eyes, and, if you fall asleep, the training still occurs.) When the computer identifies brainwave patterns that are habitual, it stops the music. You may hear “scratching” sounds when this is occuring. These interruptions signal the brain to self-correct into more relaxed and effective patterns. Often clients feel clearer and more at ease by the end of the 40-minute session.
What neurofeedback is NOT…..
- adding anything to or “shocking” your brain. All the changes that occur come from your own brain deciding how to optimize its functioning based on the information communicated back to it through interruptions in the music.
- treating specific disorders. Rather, the brain is training in using feedback in order to self-correct. As a result, functioning improves in many areas of one’s health. The training does not require you to make any effort during the session in order to be effective; rather,the central nervous system integrates the feedback outside of your conscious awareness. “You mean I don’t have to do anything?” “Yes, that’s right!”
- changing your personality. If you identify with your agonizing or obsessive thought patterns and they start to dissipate, you may want to examine who you are beyond those symptoms. This shift is often a time when clients find a more creative, playful self.
*NeurOptimal® is a training, not a treatment. Consequently, NeurOptimal®does not require diagnosis or treatment planning. You should be under the care of a physician for any medical disorder.
“Whenever I am starting to lose my way or feeling my stress levels arising again if I have another session or two of neurofeedback it helps me get back on track. It makes no sense to me but I do experience results.”