The NeurOptimal® proprietary neurofeedback system is a highly personalized brain training software that prompts the central nervous system to help make the best use of your brain’s neural resources. Neurofeedback training for the brain is similar to physical training for the body. Much of our suffering comes from pervasive recurring thoughts and feelings in which our minds become emotionally stranded or cognitively “stuck”. Neurofeedback prompts the brain to draw from its existing resources and pull itself out of these mental “ruts”. The result is a more open and positive mindset in which obstacles are more manageable and problems more resolvable. Much like a mirror that promotes self-correction, NeurOptimal®’s proprietary neurofeedback program monitors your brain waves and then provides “feedback” to your central nervous system about what it has just done, invites the brain to the present moment, disrupts patterns of instability, and allows the brain to reorient itself. It is through this training process that the brain promotes flexibility and improves resiliency.
Like training a muscle, we train the brain to consistently produce healthier brain wave patterns resulting in improved mood, sleep patterns and cognitive performance. We do this by measuring your brainwave activity 256 times a second simply by placing painless sensors on your head and ears. Once hooked up to the NeurOptimal® system you simply lie back and listen to music. During the 35-minute session the NeurOptimal® system monitors the electrical activity in your brain and provides real-time feedback to you via clicks or pauses in the audio. The subtle cue alerts your brain that it is opening inefficiently and your central nervous system changes accordingly.
With repeated sessions, the brain learns to “reset” itself and function more smoothly. Over time, NeurOptimal® adjusts itself automatically in response to your brain activity, individualizing the training microsecond by microsecond to your own brain’s functioning. It doesn’t use presets and doesn’t compare your brain to anyone else’s. Each session is unique to you.