Who Benefits from Using NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback?
Every brain can benefit from using NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback! Even though neurofeedback has been around since the 1960s, it is only recently (more than 17 years ago) that this new way of doing brain training has been developed. NeurOptimal has created this unique and safe technology which helps every brain to function at its best, WHATEVER THAT BEST IS!
Children & Teens:
The number one issue I see in children and teens today is stress and anxiety. This can lead to kids who don’t want to go to school, experience learning problems, are disruptive in class and/or have poor performance academically. Many parents are requested to place their child/teen on medications but medications often have side effects and don’t seem to get to the root of the problem. The symptoms may be more suppressed but the changes only last until the medication wears off. What if you could change the brain without the need for medications and the changes were permanent? NeurOptimal® is 100% drug free and has no significant and lasting side effects (apart from improved sleep)! Levels of depression & suicidality also improve which is a growing concern especially for our highly sensitive and overwhelmed teens.
When children and teens train their brains with NeurOptimal® neuro- feedback, parents and teachers notice increased focus and attention, positive engagement, ability to organize their school work and to retain what they are learning. As the child/teen’s brain begins to function more optimally, teachers notice a shift in the child’s attitude and academic performance. School is not the only place that parents notice shifts in their kids when using NeurOptimal®. Parents report their children and teens are sleeping better, have enhanced sports performance, better peer relations, less reactivity to difficult situations, less arguing and resistance and a deeper awareness of self and maturity level. Teens often report better decision making skills as well and an overall increase in happiness.
For seniors fear of losing their mental faculties is right at the top of the list of their concerns about aging. In the past these problems were thought to be an inescapable part of growing old. With the rise in the number of cases of Alzheimer’s and dementia these concerns are even higher today. The good news is that help is available now in the form of NeurOptimal® neurofeedback. Just as physical exercise benefits the body, NeurOptimal® keeps the brain fit and resilient. One long term NeurOptimal® trainer who is in his seventies recently discovered that his telomeres were in his teens! The telomeres are a predictor of health and longevity.
Neurofeedback can help improve memory, recall and increase overall cognitive dexterity in older individuals. Even in the cases of stroke, surgery and dementia, positive changes can be noted. After training my 95 year old mother-in-law who has dementia we were surprised to see that she has not been declining with her memory skills. (This is after two years.) This is significant in serious cases of dementia. What a relief to have such a great tool for enhancing brain functioning.
Traumatic Brain Injury, Surgery & Chemo Brain:
Many people today are experiencing the negative effects of some sort of brain trauma. They may have many negative side effects and feel totally discouraged that their brain will recover and heal from their debilitating symptoms. The exciting news is that the brain has the ability to adapt and to regrow neural connections restoring more normal functioning. Some of the most powerful transformations I have witnessed came from people who had concussions and were able to return to more normal functioning. Not only did headaches and brain fog disappear, but also in some cases physical symptoms disappeared such drop foot or speech issues. Increased focus and attention as well as a greater sense of peace and ability to relax were also noticed. Some days I feel like I am witnessing miracles!
NeurOptimal® neurofeedback encourages an overall positive mental outlook and a deeper understanding of the mind/body connection. For those looking to enhance their daily health and wellness, NeurOptimal® neurofeed-back training can be an excellent supplement to a healthy diet and exercise routine. The benefits of training with NeurOptimal® are increased stability, flexibility, adaptability and greater resilience of the CNS (central nervous system) functioning. Deeper and more restful sleep is another benefit of training the CNS. Finally emotional stability is also enhanced making it easier to face whatever happens in life with greater ease and composure. NeurOptimal® works physically emotionally and spiritually to create a unifying consciousness. Some people call NeurOptimal® to be meditation on steroids!
Enhance Athletic or Artistic Performance:
Brain training helps the brain return to its natural state of optimal performance whatever that state may be. For elite athletes or artistic performers who need great mind/body communication, training with NeurOptimal® helps them to improve physical skills such as eye hand coordination or balance while enhancing their focus and emotional resilience. Being able to keep the mind and body relaxed even in stressful situations can give them that competitive edge which helps them achieve their goals of playing their best. Remember the brain is the control tower for the body! Keeping your brain tuned also keeps the body functioning at its peak.
People who have ongoing interactions with each other can greatly benefit from using NeurOptimal®. When more than one person in a family trains with NeurOptimal®, the positive benefits are enhanced since old problematic behavioral patterns are shifted allowing for more positive relationships and interactions. Self-sustaining problematic behaviors are largely unconscious and may be due to obsolete coping strategies which are not consciously recognized. When behavior has an unconscious component, it is very hard to shift it because its activations and the build-up of negative emotions as a result of being triggered, feel out of our control. Stuck patterns also influence how we perceive the world and our overall awareness and sense of happiness and satisfaction.
The changes with NeurOptimal® often are so seamless that the old ‘you’ becomes harder to recall as you settle into an increased capacity to relate better. Life experience is now driving the growth and transformational process as your family life improves and relationships become easier. People get along better, there are less outburst and communication is clearer between family members creating greater harmony and wellbeing.
People Who Have Experienced Trauma:
Unfortunately, for people who have experienced trauma their central nervous system has been overloaded with sensory signals, negative thoughts and overwhelming feelings. They may have triggering body sensations, flashbacks and nightmares, disturbing their days and nights. Intrusive thoughts, self-blame and shame, anxiety and panic attacks may grip their daily lives and they don’t know how to get back to normal functioning.
NeurOptimal® neurofeedback can offer the brain information about how it is functioning so it can sort out the confusing signals and relax the hyper vigilant states. Over time the brain can shift back into functioning in the present moment with a calm, grounded and balanced state of mind instead of dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. Other therapies such as EMDR may also be supportive but NeurOptimal® neurofeedback will help to relax the Fight, Flight or Freeze state and ease the stress and strain of the traumatic reactions. One of the beauties of this treatment technique is that it is non- invasive and can work fairly quickly to reprogram the brain into a more regulated state. This sets the stage for reprocessing the traumatic memories and returning to a healthier and more positive life.
Corporate & Executive Training:
One of the most important attributes to a company’s success is its employees. By decreasing stress and aiding longevity in the work environment the management helps the company achieve more productivity and success. Brains which are trained to function at optimal efficiency are the cornerstone to executive performance. Dealing with stress effectively, thinking clearly, being productive and having a clear focus is crucial for anyone on a team, especially CEO’s CFO’s and all other upper management staff. Without clarity at work and harmonious relationships, productivity levels go down and interactions between team members is affected. Increased awareness, living in the present moment, clarity in decision making, more intuition and increased creativity, positive coping abilities and mindfulness can be part of a healthy working environment when NeurOptimal® is used.