NeurOptimal® is a highly personalized brain training software that prompts the central nervous system to help make the best use of your brain's neural resources.
Neurofeedback training for the brain is similar to physical training for the body. Much of our suffering comes from pervasive recurring thoughts and feelings in which our minds become emotionally stranded or cognitively "stuck." Neurofeedback prompts the brain to draw from its existing resources and pull itself out of these mental "ruts." The result is a more open and positive mindset in which obstacles are more manageable and problems more resolvable.
Much like a mirror that promotes self-correction, NeurOptimal® monitors your brain waves and then provides "feedback" to your central nervous system about what it has just done. When the software detects a tremor in your brain wave pattern, it sends an audible signal that encourages the brain to "reset" and self-correct.
Adults, as well as children, have used NeurOptimal® neurofeedback to address the negative effects arising from depression, anxiety, PTSD, Alzheimer's, autism, developmental disorders, learning disorders, sleep disorders, bipolar disorder, misophonia, and other complaints.
The FDA has approved neurofeedback as effective for stress reduction. As of November 2012, the American Pediatric Academy (APA) has endorsed neurofeedback as a "Level 1/Best Support" treatment for children with ADHD. Furthermore, the APA has equated neurofeedback with medication in terms of efficacy for resolving ADHD.
During a NeurOptimal® brain training session, you wear two tiny sensors on your head and ear clips on your ears that record the electrical activity of your brain. You sit in a comfortable chair and listen to music while watching a never-repeating fractal image or a movie. Through tiny pauses in the music, NeurOptimal® is communicating with the brain, letting it know what it has just done. These interruptions give the opportunity to the brain to self-correct into a more natural, relaxed and effective pattern. After a 33 minute session you feel refreshed, relaxed, and in a higher state of mental alertness and flow.