Neurofeedback is simply a way to train your brain. Neurofeedback uses information from an electroencephalogram (EEG) to show the client real-time electrical patterns generated in their own brain cortex. The goal is to return the brain to a state of whole system homoeostasis or balance of activity.
Neurofeedback Training enables the individual to modify ineffective patterns, changing the brain's electrical activity for more optimal functioning. Training involves auditory or visual feedback to provide real-time progress and information back to the brain.
How is NeurOptimal® different from other systems?
There are a few key factors that distinguish NeurOptimal® from other neurofeedback systems:
1. NeurOptimal® is effective because it is designed to work best with your individual brain. It does not attempt to “fix” predetermined conditions or pin down specific problems. This was a limitation in many earlier neurofeedback systems. Often, resolving one problem in one area could cause problems elsewhere. The heart of the NeurOptimal® system -Dynamical Neurofeedback®- is a proprietary technology based in neuroscience and specifically designed with the naturally non-linear function of the human brain in mind. NeurOptimal® is built to harness the incredibly dynamic nature of your brain in a way other systems simply cannot match. As a result, this neurofeedback system can be used effectively to address a wide array of complaints without specifically diagnosing them from the outset of the training.
2. NeurOptimal® neurofeedback is extremely safe. Research shows your own brain “knows best” and therefore the NeurOptimal® brain training system does not force or “push” the brain in any one direction. Basically, Dynamical Neurofeedback® provides your brain with the information it needs to correct itself and function at its most optimal.
NeurOptimal® simply enables your own brain’s natural process of self-correction.
3. NeurOptimal® requires no effort on the user’s part. Some brain training systems require the user to “interact” by playing games or solve puzzles during sessions. This additional level of interaction is unnecessary with the NeurOptimal® neurofeedbacksystem. During a training session, you can simply relax and enjoy! The program can run while the client simply relaxes, sleeps, works, watches a movie, plays games or completes learning activities.