How does Neuroptimal ® Neurofeedback work?

“NeurOptimal® brain training works as a ‘detection and monitoring’ system of the changes in cortical patterns within the brain. It mimics the communication of your Central Nervous System (CNS) by ‘mirroring’ the brain activity that can be undermining optimal brain function.”
NeurOptimal website

NeurOptimal® training is like holding up a mirror to your brain. You see your reflection in the mirror and naturally start adjusting yourself; your hair; your posture and so on. You receive information from the mirror suggesting adjustments may be  required.

The brain has an inherent ability to self-correct when given the right information. The NeurOptimal® system is designed to provide the brain with the feedback it needs to make its own adjustments. NeurOptimal® reads the electrical activity of your brain 256 times per second using five sensors connected to your ears and scalp, detecting moment-to-moment inconsistency or “turbulence” in the brain. The system notifies the brain of these sudden shifts through interruptions in the music you are listening to, inviting your central nervous system to pull away from the anxiety or negative thinking to a more natural, relaxed and efficient state. These shifts might be a due to a stressful situation at work, loss of focus, anxiety about past or future, or depression; really, anything that is going on for you.

The goal of neurofeedback is to train your brain to recognize and pull away from repetitive or self-critical thoughts, negative feelings and/or nervousness. Session after session, your central nervous system will learn new and improved ways to naturally self-correct until it becomes your new normal and you become a more calm, focused and creative you. A calmer central nervous system promotes healthy sleep habits, helps manage stress better, helps improve focus allowing you to feel the joy of an easier life, despite the challenges you may face from the outside. Safe, simple and effortless!

“Training with NeurOptimal® can have you at your best, in relationships, at work or school, on the playing field, in your life”.
NeurOptimal Trainer

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If you are new to neurofeedback, you probably have questions. As a NeurOptimal® user and trainer, I will be happy to share my personal and professional experience with you.