What Can It Help?
What can it help?
Neurofeedback is designed to work best with your own brain.
It doesn’t attempt to “fix” predetermined conditions or pin down specific problems. This can be a limitation with other neurofeedback systems where resolving a problem in one area could cause problems elsewhere.
The NeurOptimal® system is a proprietary neuroscience-based technology, specifically designed with the naturally non-linear function of the human brain in mind. It works with the dynamic nature of your brain in a way other systems can’t. It can address a wide array of complaints without specifically targeting- or potentially excluding others- from the outset. Clients typically notice better sleep, increased mental focus, and better emotional stability as their first symptomatic shifts.
Neurofeedback is non-invasive, with no side-effects. Depending on the symptoms you’d like to address, most people require 10-15 sessions, although up to 30 may be required for some. The ideal number of sessions can’t be precisely predicted, but your response and symptom resolution are monitored carefully to determine the appropriate length of your training. Regardless of the optimal number for you, know that results won’t diminish over time. The brain naturally retains, and builds upon, its learning.
Neurofeedback may be used to address:
|ADHD/ADD||Memory loss and “brain fog”|
|Autism Spectrum Disorders||Poor focus and concentration|
|Learning disabilities||Migraines and Headaches|
|Bipolar Disorder||Chronic pain|
|Insomnia and irregular sleep issues||“Chemotherapy” brain|
|Anxiety and Phobias||Addiction recovery|
|Degenerative illness (Dementia, MS, Parkinson’s)||PTSD|
|Panic attacks||Anger issues|
|Eating disorders||Stroke recovery|
Human suffering often originates from “stuck thinking.” Pervasive recurring thoughts, feelings, and rigid cognitive patterns can cause the mind to become emotionally stranded. Stuck thinking can be incredibly distressing- it can feel like you’re being held hostage by your own mind! 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. Obstacles are more manageable. Problems become more resolvable. Even the experience of pain and discomfort can be adjusted, as more healthy neuropathways are trained.
Neurofeedback has been used for the following types of physical, emotional and cognitive complaints with great success:
PHYSICAL, COGNITIVE AND EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES
Both adults and children have used neurofeedback to address negative effects arising from depression, anxiety, PTSD, Alzheimer’s, autism, sleep disorders, misophonia, and other complaints. **The FDA has approved neurofeedback as an effective modality for stress reduction.
In addition, the American Pediatric Academy has endorsed neurofeedback as a “Level 1/Best Support” treatment for children with ADHD. Furthermore, **the APA has equated neurofeedback with medication in terms of efficacy for resolving ADHD.
Neurofeedback encourages an overall positive mental outlook and a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection. If you’re generally looking to enhance daily health and wellness, neurofeedback training can be an excellent supplement to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
BRAIN FITNESS/AGE REMEDIATION
Along with healthy lifestyle choices, neurofeedback can be a powerful tool to mediate naturally-occurring, age-related cognitive decline. Just like working out at the gym benefits your physical body, neurofeedback keeps the brain flexible and resilient. It can help improve memory, recall, and overall cognitive dexterity.
PEAK PHYSICAL AND MENTAL PERFORMANCE
Improving communication between the right and left hemispheres of the brain can cause improvement in many areas. Some clients observe clearly diminished performance in specific areas, whether physical or mental. However, even clients who don’t notice severe deficits benefit greatly from neurofeedback. Physically, they often report an increase in “performance edge,” resulting in improved physical coordination and athletic performance. Improved emotional resiliency and relationship-building skills are also often reported. Better brain balance simply means you operate at a higher level of performance.
IMPROVED ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE
Because neurofeedback training enhances concentration and focus, students and business professionals love neurofeedback, too. Unlike “smart drugs” or neuro-enhancing pharmaceuticals, neurofeedback is 100% drug-free and has no known side effects.