How does NeurOptimal Neurofeedback work :
While a client listens to music, sensors placed on the client’s scalp reads his/her brainwaves (EEG) into a computer that monitors the EEG activity. When the EEG shows redundant, diffuse, disorganized turbulence, ( signs of habitual stress), this is called to the attention of the brain by pausing the music. Since the brain is constantly scanning it’s environment for differences, it notices this change, assesses that there is no need for stress, and relaxes, which turns the music on. Repetitive interrupting of the habitual stress response with assessment followed by relaxation re-trains the brain to maintain calm and focus on real and present input, rather than building stress upon stress to crescendo levels. This all happens on the subconscious level which is not only exponentially faster than the conscious mind but reduces the conscious mind’s complicating interferences. In this way, the brain learns to stay in the present rather than recycle yesterday’s dramas or future worries. It is more agile in its response to what is actually happening. As the brain relaxes, the body relaxes using its innate ability to heal and grow.
No matter what diagnostic label or at what age one starts the training process, every brain can benefit including high performance athletes, executives and performing artists as well as people with ADHD, migraines, sleep issues, trauma, autism and more. It’s a gradual training process working toward optimal mental functioning in 10-30 sessions for life-long changes at affordable cost.
Because one’s own brain is training itself, the progress is gentle and subtle. Just like training your brain to multi-task by repetitively taking on one more activity and letting the brain accommodate, one doesn’t realize how much stress one takes on until it’s overwhelming. So too, the brain gradually accommodates to de-stressing. To measure progress, the client is given a 3 page initial questionnaire, which is then compared to the same questionnaire after 10 & 20 sessions. It’s interesting to see how surprised people are at their changes.
As training progresses, individuals may find that their need for medications change. It is important for participants to communicate with their prescribing physician regarding their progress and medication dosage levels. Dynamic interpersonal changes may also require adjustments in family, friend and group interactions.
Clients report feeling happier, calmer, more focused, grounded, more efficient, and clearer thinking as a result of their neurofeedback training. See Resources and YouTube testimonials.
75% of InnerWave's clients improved their symptoms significantly!