The technology of peak performance, happiness and well-being.
Millions of neurofeedback users enjoy the benefits of reduced stress, improved sleep and relief from conditions that used to hold them back from becoming all they were meant to be. Though based in technology, neurofeedback is a 100% non-invasive, drug-free, brain training system that helps the central nervous system (CNS) make the best use of your brain’s natural resources. NeurOptimal® is extremely powerful and effective. The U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration has approved neurofeedback for relaxation training and the American Pediatric Academy has endorsed neurofeedback as a “Level 1/Best Support” treatment for children with ADHD.
What is neurofeedback?
NeurOptimal®’s EEG biofeedback or neurofeedback system is a powerful technology that can greatly enhance your well-being and generally help you get the most out of life. Brain training can unlock untapped cognitive potential and help you achieve long-held goals and dreams. Biofeedback has been around for almost 40 years, but its practical use was inhibited by the scarcity of a practical delivery system. In the past, a neurofeedback interface would require a room full of computers and technicians. Today, Zengar Institute, Inc. has created a simple, interactive software that harnesses this powerful technology in an easy-to-use program called NeurOptimal® that loads onto a laptop computer. Because neurofeedback has been time-tested, it is also very safe. Respected institutions such as the U.S. FDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics have endorsed neurofeedback.
What Happens in a Brain Training Session?
During a NeurOptimal® brain training session, tiny sensors on your head and ears record the electrical activity of your brain while you sit comfortably in a chair listening to music. Through tiny pauses in the music, NeurOptimal® communicates with the brain, letting it know what it has just done. These interruptions give the brain the opportunity to self-correct into a more natural, relaxed and effective pattern. After a 30-minute session you feel relaxed, refreshed and in a higher state of mental alertness and flow.
How Do I Know it Really Works?
After training thousands of clients over 2.2 million hours since 1999, trainers around the world have shown NeurOptimal® to be 100% safe and report higher efficacy levels than those claimed for many medications.
What is NeurOptimal®?
NeurOptimal®is a safe, effective system that gives feedback directly to your brain allowing it to regulate itself more efficiently.
The Benefits of NeurOptimal®
Although NeurOptimal® is not a medical treatment for illnesses, many people have experienced relief from physical, mental and emotional symptoms such as:
- memory problems
- poor performance on tasks
- difficulty sleeping
- feeling low or sad
- difficulty paying attention
- feeling anxious
- catching colds and infections
- feeling stressed and overwhelmed
Athletes, business professionals, students and musicians have experienced enhanced performance with NeurOptimal®.
Whole Brain Health Coherence
Brainwave synchronization is the practice to entrain one’s brainwaves to a desired frequency or group of frequencies, by means of a periodic stimulus with corresponding frequency. Practicing meditation [and neurofeedback] on a regular basis enhances brainwave synchronization. Connectivity is fundamentally the brain’s ability to produce neuropathways. That ability is known as neuroplasticity. … Neuroplasticity is the key reason that the brain can reorganize itself by forming new brainwave connections throughout a person’s lifetime. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.
From THE SEVEN KEYS TO GREAT MEDITATION:
A Neuroscience Perspective by Jeffrey L. Fannin, Ph.D.
What is Neurofeedback?
From The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute
Neurofeedback is a research-supported treatment to sharpen attention, relieve anxiety, enhance mood, and improve learning and behavior—without medication. Neurofeedback makes use of the brain’s natural capacity to change by reshaping brain networks. Although we are all born with “hard wiring” – networks of neurons and connecting fibers – our brains are constantly being shaped by experience. Repeated experience results in increased connections among neurons and in greater strength in the existing connections. Small changes that are repeatedly reinforced lead to changes in how our brains work.
With neurofeedback, your brain changes itself, taking advantage of the brain’s ability to change itself. This is known as “neuroplasticity” and is the way we learn anything. For example, neuroplasticity allows you to become better at a sport with practice or to develop a new habit over time. Because neurofeedback is involved in helping the nervous system regulate itself, it can be used with patients of all ages with a wide range of concerns. Many people’s brains have become stuck in a rigid pattern of responding. With neurofeedback, we can help the brain to become more flexible and efficient, allowing you to be better able to adapt to challenges in the future.
Neurofeedback vs. Medications
The conventional approach to managing problems such as anxiety, depression and sleep problems is medication. Drugs can temporarily alleviate symptoms, but also come with undesirable side effects and never produce lasting changes: they don’t teach old brains new tricks. When discontinued, the symptoms are likely to return, because the brain hasn’t learned to operate any differently. With neurofeedback, we often see a reduced need for medication as brain regulation increases. As the brain learns greater self-regulation, it works more efficiently and reliance on medication is often reduced. Not every patient’s medications are affected. For some, EEG biofeedback seems to act synergistically with medication, allowing a better response, or stabilizing the use of medication. Neurofeedback can be complementary to other treatment approaches, helping them be more effective.