What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback teaches the brain to optimize its brain waves patterns.
Sometimes, our brain waves can be dysregulated because of trauma, anxiety, depression or other issues.
Neurofeedback addresses the core of the problem.
What Is NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback?
NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback uses advanced neurotechnology to monitor the electrical activity of the brain.
It is designed in a way that allows it to directly affect the central nervous system. NeurOptimal alerts the nervous system when it is about to shift into a less effective way of functioning.
Using subtle audible signals, NeurOptimal allows the brain to know when something is going wrong. The brain can then begin to reorganize itself, getting rid of reoccurring thoughts, habitual negative emotions, and unhealthy patterns.
This form of neurofeedback is a wellness tool that trains the brain.
How is it different from the traditional neurofeedback model?
- NeurOptimal® addresses the full range of all the available brainwave frequencies simultaneously. This means you don’t get the side effects that often come from neurofeedback, which works with only a few frequencies at a time.
- Neurofeedback tries to isolate problem areas and then target them. With NeurOptimal® neurofeedback, your central nervous system will be utilizing the training in a way that is intrinsically right for you. It will be working across all brainwave frequencies at the same time.
- With NeurOptimal®, is not necessary to do an assessment process known as QEEG (quantitative electroenceph – alogramsaves) which saves time and money.
- The NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback program is like your own personal trainer. It corrects you as you train, forming a better you that’s based on your unique needs and strengths.
What To Expect in A Session
Your First Session:
There are a few forms you will be asked to fill in so that I can gain a better understanding of your background, your symptoms, and your current experiences.
I like to start my intake session by asking some questions about how you heard about NeurOptimal® neurofeedback, and what you hope to gain from our sessions.
Your introductory session includes a 15-minute neurofeedback demonstration. I am happy to answer any questions you may have during that first appointment or at a later time.
Getting Hooked Up:
While you sit in a comfortable chair, two small sensors are attached to the side of your head with a water-soluble conductive paste. These sensors will pick up the weak electrical activity of your brain.
Three more sensors are clipped onto your ears – two on the right side and one on the top left side. These sensors are needed to detect your energy and separate it from the energy frequencies that are already present in the room, such as phone signals.
You can choose to listen to music if you’d like.
You can also choose what activity you’d like to be busy with- some people like to relax or take a nap, while others prefer to draw, read, or visit with me.
Even if your conscious mind is preoccupied with what you are doing, the subconscious still monitors what is going on, and will notice the changes that happen during training.
You will either be wearing earbuds or listening to music playing in the room.
You can also watch a nearby monitor if you like. You may notice pauses or interruptions in the music. This is sending important feedback to your brain.
These interruptions (which may sound like glitches in the music) are communicating with your central nervous system.
These signals alert your brain when something starts to go wrong, whether it is an anxious thought or a traumatic memory.
Our brains are incredibly resilient and flexible. Given the right feedback, the brain can amazingly “self-correct” itself.
How does it help?
NeurOptimal® users with concussions or head trauma, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, addictions, headaches or migraines, have reported great results.
There are millions of neurofeedback users around the world who enjoy the benefits of reduced stress, improved sleep, and relief from a broad spectrum of conditions that used to hold them back from becoming all they were meant to be.
If you’re an athlete that would like to optimize your training and get more in tune with your body, NeurOptimal® can boost your training experience.
Reach out today
To find out about NeurOptimal® services in Rockwood, Ontario get in touch today. You can call or fill out the contact form.