NeurOptimal® has been effective in helping with attention deficit disorder / attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), memory loss, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and the cognitive side effects of chemotherapy (chemo brain).
NeurOptimal® neurofeedback has been effective in helping with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction recovery, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep disorders, migraines, headaches.
Students – NeurOptimal® neurofeedback helps with focus, engagement and increasing attention span. Students of all ages learn faster and more effectively. More of what is learnt is retained.
Business Professionals – NeurOptimal®neurofeedback helps with focus, attention, memory and managing anxiety. It helps increase immunity to stress and promotes a calm but alert state of mind. As with world class athletes, mastering one’s mental state is critical to successful business leaders.
Athletes and Performers – NeurOptimal® neurofeedback has helped opera singers, stage performers and athletes excel in their chosen fields. Where performances of world class athletes are separated by hundredths, sometimes thousands of seconds, tapping the potential of the mind can mean the difference between success and failure
NeurOptimal® is a neurofeedback system. Neurofeedback or EEG biofeedback is a safe, 100% non-invasive, drug-free, way of training and strengthening the brain to enable the central nervous system to make the best use of the brain’s natural resources.
In neurofeedback, a person’s brainwaves are monitored on a real time basis while listening to music played through the neurofeedback system. Tiny sensors are used to monitor the brainwaves. The process is totally non-invasive and safe. Much like an electrocardiogram (ECG) test for your heart, the sensors simply record the signals and do not put anything back into the brain. During a neurofeedback session information is provided back to the brain in a manner that exercises and trains the brain.
Neurofeedback systems utilize the brain’s ability to self-regulate and self-organize, when provided with needed information. NeurOptimal® provides information to the brain on a dynamic real time basis based on your moment to moment activity. By monitoring your brain wave patterns, NeurOptimal® is able to detect when your brain is moving into moments of instability or turbulence during shifts from one state to another. The system then alerts the brain to any turbulence or instability detected by a momentary pause in music being played through the system. The displays of turbulence or instability might be indications of a shift towards an undesired state such as a state of higher stress, a loss of focus or depression as examples.
As the brain starts to move into instability in a particular brainwave frequency range and the music pauses very briefly, the brain immediately brings itself “back to the present”. The pause in the music is the feedback provided to the brain that encourages it to “reset” and self-correct. This happens over and over again during the duration of the neurofeedback session. Over time, with continued training sessions, the brain learns to work around instabilities, instead of falling headlong into them, resulting in increased brain efficiency, brain flexibility and brain resilience.
Because NeurOptimal® works with the central nervous system at the rate and order of change it is comfortable with, and doesn’t push the brain in any direction, NeurOptimal neurofeedback training is very safe. In addition, the system is totally non-invasive. The sensors used to pick up the brainwaves simply record the signals much like the ones used in an ECG. Nothing is put back into the brain. Information presented to the brain is through earphones or speakers and through one’s normal hearing mechanism.