Anxious, Self Harming & Depressed
Since I started using NeurOptimal neurofeedback I noticed I am not as anxious. I am coping better in my life and I have grown more resourceful and independent. I am also better able to share my feelings. NeurOptimal is an outstanding way to learn how to not worry so much. It has also helped me to break out of my shell and to enjoy new experiences.
– 14 year old male – R.S., Waterloo Region, Ontario
My son is almost 17 and has been struggling through normal teenage angst. We felt that the root of his stress may have in part been due to poor sleep. As a child he did not sleep through the night until he was 7 years old, and from then on sporadically. He had tried NeurOptimal in its infancy and he was open to trying it again. After the first session he slept through 6 out of 7 nights and then returned for a second session. Since then he has almost exclusively slept through the night. He completed 8 scheduled sessions and is now driving his own scheduling returning as he feels it’s needed. He is finding life much less stressful. Sleep is amazing!
– A.B. mother of 17 yr. old, Waterloo Region, Southern Ontario
Anxiety and OCD Behaviors
NeurOptimal neurofeedback was recommended to me by my son’s psychotherapist. While traditional counselling worked in some areas, my son suffered from extreme anxiety which did not respond to this type of treatment. Thankfully, once he started using neurofeedback, we saw immediate results. These improvements have been long lasting and have drastically improved his day to day life.
While Jan and her staff are wonderful, an additional benefit that helped our very busy family schedule, is that neurofeedback can be self-administered… at home from a unit we rented. Given both the success and convenience of neurofeedback I would strongly recommend this form of treatment.
– J.S. mother of 11 year old male, Northwest of Toronto, Ontario
Anxiety & OCD Behaviors
Last March our son was diagnosed with OCD and anxiety. The recommendation was drugs and counselling. I did not want him taking medications at 12 years old as the possible side effects can be worse than the condition being treated. My husband’s massage therapist recommended Jan Yordy and NeurOptimal neurofeedback since she had had success with it for her son.
Our son was having issues with excessive hand washing, spraying himself with cleaners, afraid to touch things that he felt had been compromised and more. As a parent it was very difficult to deal with the multiple idiosyncrasies.
Our son was shocked when after his second session of Neurofeedback he was able to touch his door knob. He was very happy, he said “Look Mom, Look Mom, I can touch my door knob!”
Now our son has progressed with the use of Neurofeedback. His hand washing has become more normal. He has become calmer and he is now better able to help himself and not get caught up with his compulsive (OCD) habits. I am proud our son has been able to break free and is enjoying life more.
The NeurOptimal neurofeedback is an amazing discovery. A person can now have their brain working with them rather than against them. I am so very thankful to have found this alternative brain training.
– L.L. mother of 12 year old boy, Waterloo Region, Ontario
Self Esteem & Pain Relief
I began NeurOptimal with the hope of clearing negative images about myself that I’ve carried since my divorce in 2013. I did the intellectual work of addressing these issues, but they continued to linger in my body.
The result of my first session was unexpected. I experienced a significant lymphatic response. I have suffered from painful breast congestion for 25 years, with only short pain free periods. After the first session my pain disappeared and my breasts were less congested, actually feeling lighter as a result of the fluid drainage.
It has been two months since my first session and my pain has not returned. During that time I completed three more sessions. Along with the unexpected elimination of my pain I am also enjoying relief from the negative thoughts that would surface in my mind.
– Female late 40s, A.B. Waterloo Region, Southern Ontario
PTSD & Early Trauma
I am grateful for the many benefits I’ve received from using NeurOptimal. Effects from PTSD like intrusive thoughts, social anxiety and being quick to startle are greatly diminished. My ability to plan ahead and remember important details has improved significantly. I am even more motivated and disciplined in my guitar practice session.
– 59 year old female, B.B. Waterloo Region, Southern Ontario
Counsellor in Alberta
I was introduced to NeurOptimal Neurofeedback after consulting with Jan about my clinical work. I work primarily with individuals who have experienced trauma, many of whom have received previous clinical services with limited success. I often felt challenged when clients entered counselling and basic self-regulation skills were too overwhelming to complete or didn’t seem to help. When I began using NeurOptimal with clients, I felt more confident about my ability to meet clients where they were. Many clients have felt encouraged that there is a system that can begin to help without having to extensively review their trauma history. I often recommend NeurOptimal at the beginning of counselling services when clients are feeling overwhelmed and their nervous system is showing signs of dysregulation. I have found NeurOptimal prepares clients well for memory processing work. I have observed since incorporating NeurOptimal into my practice that clients feel less defeated and more optimistic about the counselling process and their ability to make changes in their life. I have noticed that symptoms shift faster when using NeurOptimal, which is very encouraging for clients.
– C.B., Fort McMurray, Alberta