What Can Neurofeedback Training Help With?
- Anxiety and worry
- Sleep issues
- Obsessive and/or compulsive symptoms or behaviors
- Attention and focus
- Goal completion
- Chronic pain
- Gastric issues
- Nervous system issues
- Countless physical health issues
- Peak performance for athletes or high achievers
- And so much more…
What is Neurofeedback?
You can think of NeurOptimal® training as holding up a mirror to your brain. Imagine you had not seen yourself in a mirror in a long time. Once you see your reflection you naturally start adjusting yourself , maybe standing a little taller, straightening up your hair and so on. The mirror provides the information you need to correct and adjust yourself. And so it is with the brain.
How Does Neurofeedback Work?
The brain has an inherent ability to self-correct when given the right information and NeurOptimal® is designed to provide the brain with the information it needs to make its own adjustments. Inconsistency, or abrupt changes in electrical activity in the brain, undermines optimal functioning of the brain. NeurOptimal® detects these abrupt changes and informs the brain of these sudden shifts through interruptions in the sound you are listening to. These almost imperceptible pauses invite your central nervous system to pull away from this lass-than-ideal path it is on. This happens over and over until the natural self-correction becomes your new normal and your brain functions more efficiently, effectively, and comfortably. When this happens, you sleep better, are less stressed, can focus more easily and feel the joy of an easier life, despite the challenges you may face from the outside. As our brains function, every second of every day, each function or neurological act produces electrical frequencies. Over time, due to life, trauma, and other factors, these in neurological acts become habitual to our brain, sometimes in sub-optimal ways.
Your Brain Knows Best
The brain has an inherent ability to self-correct when given the right information and NeurOptimal® is designed to provide the brain with the information it needs to make its own adjustments. NeurOptimal monitors brain electrical activity and habits in real time (monitoring 256 data points per/second). When the brain is about to act or change directions, it produces a slight flutter in electrical activity. NeurOptimal picks up this flutter through the sensors on the head, and reflects it back to the brain through interruptions in the sound/music the client is listening to. The brain’s orienting response is initiated by this feedback, essentially showing the brain what it is doing and asking the brain with each change, “Is this the appropriate way to respond to the environment, situation, thoughts, or challenges present at this very moment?” When given this direct moment to moment information, the brain makes appropriate changes and builds more appropriate, efficient and effective habits. Your brain knows what is best for it and is self organizing and self correcting when given the right information to do so. NeurOptimal acts as a mindfulness trainer for the unconscious central nervous system, helping your brain to be more self-aware, present, flexible, resilient and therefore learning to function its best over time. Because this is a learning process for your brain, significant, long term effects take consistent practice over time.