Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury ( TBI )
It's common knowledge that rest is the most important thing you can do for a concussion. But as neurofeedback is a non-invasive way to help the brain reorganize itself, it can be a support in the process of recovery from a concussion or traumatic brain injury.
Neurofeedback is not a treatment for a concussion. It is brain training technology which enables the brain to self regulate and optimizes brain functioning. Neurofeedback calms the central nervous system which improves focus, clarity of thought and sleep. It helps the brain operate in a more optimal way which can be particularly helpful after a trauma.
Alongside a doctor's care neurofeedback is one of few things that can help the brain recover. Feel free to call for a free consult to see if this would be right for you or a family member.
Is neurofeedback safe?
NeurOptimal® is approved by the FDA as a general wellness product so it is safe.
Why? Because nothing is being added to your brain. The training works by alerting your automatic functioning part of the brain to what it's doing (this part controls fear, flight/flight, sleep, attentiveness, executive functioning, etc.) so it can ‘see’ its own maladaptive patterns. Because the brain is designed to be responsive to new information, when a neurofeedback session alerts the brain to its own functioning the brain will naturally tweak itself to be the most efficient and effective response. When the brain is interrupted and alerted to its own behavior it says “hey, I’m about to create a stress response when I’m sitting here in a safe space. That’s not efficient or an appropriate response. I’m not going to do that.”
Why don't the effects wear off?
Training with NeurOptimal® is actually a learning task. You get results because your brain is actively learning, even if you are not doing the learning consciously. Like reading, once your brain knows how to read, it can’t “not know”. Your brain doesn’t forget.
However, life goes on and you can— and will— get "sideswiped" by stress, by the environment you live in, by alcohol, by an anesthetic, by the difficult daily lives we all seem to live. When that happens, a few refresher sessions will get you back to where you were. A "neurofeedback trained brain" is quickly able to respond to the new sessions. It's as if the brain says "I remember this!" and it goes through all the steps it went through in the weeks of initial training, but very quickly. So you are soon back into your good and stable place.