Conditions that can be affected
when the central nervous system is strengthened:
ADHD and focus
traumatic brain injury
How does it help so many things?
Although NeurOptimal neurofeedback training does not treat specific conditions, symptoms can be alleviated because you are improving the overall functioning of the central nervous system.
Neurofeedback can help any of the body’s emotional or cognitive processes that are influenced by the Central Nervous System. The brain’s entire conscious and unconscious ability for optimal complex processing is determined by how efficiently it functions. When the nervous system calms down it becomes more able to deal with stimuli so the person can tolerate what happens in the world better regardless of what was hindering the brain's ability to function properly to begin with. In other words, neurofeedback has the end effect of calming the central nervous system out of "Fight or Flight" and into "Rest and Repair".
Neurofeedback can improve functioning in these categories:
Physical, Cognitive and emotional challenges
Adults, and children have used neurofeedback to help address the negative effects arising from depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Alzheimer's, autism, sleep disorders and addiction.
Neurofeedback encourages an overall positive mental outlook and a deeper understanding of the mind/body connection. For those looking to enhance their daily health and wellness, neurofeedback training can be an excellent supplement to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Brain fitness/age remediation
Along with healthy lifestyle choices, neurofeedback can be a powerful tool to mediate cognitive decline that naturally occurs as we age. Just as physical exercise benefits the body, it keeps the brain fit and resilient. Neurofeedback can help improve memory, recall and increase overall cognitive dexterity in older individuals.
Peak physical/mental performance
A growing number of Olympic and professional athletes now use neurofeedback to provide that critical mental edge which often results in gold medals and championships. When competitors are separated by 100ths of a second, the improved mental focus and physical performance neurofeedback provides can mean the difference between winning and losing. But you don’t have to be a pro athlete to enjoy the benefits of neurofeedback.
Looking to improve your golf game? Want to be a better pitcher for your company softball team? Neurofeedback can help.
Improved academic and work performance
Because neurofeedback training enhances concentration and mental focus, students, executives and emergency workers have used neurofeedback as a critical tool to improve their performance in school or the workplace. Unlike so-called “smart drugs” or neuro enhancing pharmaceuticals, neurofeedback is 100% drug-free and has no known side effects (apart from improved sleep!).
Concussion or traumatic brain injury
NeurOptimal neurofeedback is designed to ignite your brain's own natural healing power, allowing it to become more efficient, flexible and resilient through self-correction. This has resulted in particular success for those dealing with the trauma of concussion.
Have questions about how this could help you or someone you love? Call me.
Of course there's a disclaimer: Neurofeedback has helped many people with many things. You can see from reading about it that that there is a logic for why it helps. But it helps at a very foundational, 'improve the basic functioning of your brain' way. NeurOptimal Neurofeedback is not a medical treatment, it is not used to diagnose or treat any medical or psychological disorder. Despite testimonials of incredible symptom reduction after training with NeurOptimal® by many users, this type of Neurofeedback is considered training, not treatment. If you have a medical condition, see a doctor.