NeurOptimal® neurofeedback is a wonderfully safe, effortless and drug-free brain mirroring system for all ages. Many people have found that from between 6-20 sessions, symptoms fall away as the central nervous system naturally optimises its own functioning.
The game playing versions of brain training have been recently reported in NHS News
KING'S College, London also have a very recent more detailed article
A randomised controlled study of neurofeedback for PTSD can be viewed here
Although NeurOptimal® neither offers diagnosis nor treats conditions, it is a cutting edge version of some of the older video game based neurofeedback systems.
NeurOptimal® simply mirrors back to you in real time, your brain's electrical activity. The software does this through audio omissions, whenever your central nervous system breaches two preset parameters. This breach reflects a changed mindset which may or may not be a positive thing for you in a particular moment in time.
You may be switching from a calm brain state to an anxious one or from a focused brain state to feeling more agitated. These can be very subtle and outside of your awareness as these kind of changes happen at speed. The key point when working with NeurOptimal® is that you are simply brought back to the present moment where you subconsciously regroup and can then either continue or change your brain state (depending on what is best for you in that particular moment)
Mirror Your Brain
Importantly, we believe that given the right information, the human organism knows best and hence we make no interventions to your brain other than to hold up a mirror. The rest is left to you and all of this is done on a subconscious level
This means that during the 33 minute feedback part of the session, you may read, do homework, admin, watch a film or relax back and listen to music including specifically composed music that complements the feedback.
Neurofeedback is recognized by the FDA as a tool for relaxation.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed Neurofeedback as a "Level 1/Best Support" for children with ADHD, the same rating as stimulant medication.
Whilst NeurOptimal® does not diagnose or treat any medical condition, there is no surprise by these endorsements. In 2014 there were roughly 3.5 million training hours worldwide and an interesting survey is included below. This is an interesting survey if you are looking for into others experiences with specific symptoms
Over 250 Opportunities To Be Mindful Per Second
Your feedback constantly and gently brings your brain back to the present moment by missing a beat or two from a music file or film you may be listening to or watching.
It is therefore simply, a very deep training in mindfulness at the level of the central nervous system.
The training occurs away from consciousness and can actually feel deeply relaxing.
The applied neuro-scientific and mindful aspects of this particular form of Neurofeedback, train you to perform optimally as a stand alone.
It also compliments any therapeutic work that you choose to do with me
Why NeurOptimal® ?
– Dave Asprey
Clients often find NeurOptimal® neurofeedback systems effective in resolving issues in five general categories:
Wellness and Personal Growth
Personal and Spiritual Development
Slowing the Effects of Brain Aging
Achieving an Artistic or Athletic Performance Edge
Help with Specific Cognitive, Emotional, or Physical Challenges (e.g., ADHD, anxiety, chronic pain)
Enhancing Intelligence, Academic or Work Performance ( preparation for testing: improved focus, attention and retention, reduction of test anxiety for instance)
Boosting Natural Repair Processes
Many clients choose an initial boost of 6-20 neurofeedback sessions before starting therapy or many indeed incorporate neurofeedback into their therapy (thus having slightly longer sessions)
The stand alone neurofeedback training option is already growing in popularity as is the rental option with greatly reduced per session costs, training at your convenience and the opportunity to train whole families at no extra cost
Why not try it for yourself ?
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