It is a brain workout. It trains your brain to be more flexible and resilient.
The NeurOptimal® system interacts with the nervous system in a way that improves neural plasticity.
The more flexible your brain is, the more capacity you have for learning, resetting old patterns, and memory.
Neuroptimal users report improvements in these areas:
- Stress and anxiety
- Insomnia and other sleep irregularities
- Brain fog/chemo brain
- Traumatic brain injury
- Peak athletic and academic performance
How does NeurOptimal® work?
Neuroptimal monitors your brainwaves and alerts your central nervous system when it is not functioning smoothly.
When brain activity shows signs of turbulence, the music within the neurofeedback software is temporarily interrupted. This subtle cue alerts your brain that it is working inefficiently. With repeated session, the brain learns to “reset itself”
Because neurofeedback has been time-tested, it is also very safe. Side –effects are not experienced as the brain is not “pushed” to do something, rather it is a gentle reminder of how a healthy brain should function. Respected institutions such as the U.S FDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics have endorsed neurofeedback. Please visit www.neuroptimal.com for more information on research.
What happens during a NeurOptimal® session?
You will be seated in a chair or lie down comfortably. Your trainer will place sensors on your scalp and ears which will read your brain’s signals and feed them back to the system.
Next, you will have earbuds placed in your ears and then the brain training begins. You will hear gentle, relaxing music which is occasionally interrupted by skipping or scratching sounds. The very precise timing of these interruptions gives the brain vital information it needs to reorganize itself to operate more optimally.
Your job during the session is to relax, “zone out” and let your brain do its job. At the end of the session, your trainer may show you before and after pictures of your brain’s changed activity .
Nothing invasive is involved as the system merely cues your nervous system to do what is naturally best for your system.
That is highly variable. Most people report feeling more calm, energized, and alert. Most commonly, people find that the symptoms they struggle with seamlessly melt away. However, your symptoms may temporarily increase for a day or two before they start to resolve. The goal is long term improvement that typically occurs after 6-10 sessions.
Everyone’s nervous system is unique and responds differently. Expect to notice changes within 6 sessions. Often is takes less than that!
In each training session, your brain is actively learning, albeit unconsciously. Much like the learned skill of reading, NeurOptimal® cannot be “unlearned”; it remains throughout your lifetime. It may become rusty after a period without training but a few booster sessions is all it takes to get back to where you were.