Neurofeedback

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Is Your Brain Functioning Efficiently?

Your brain is capable of optimal functioning, but when your central nervous system is off kilter your brain operates inefficiently.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning central nervous system can include:

memory problems

poor performance on tasks

difficulty sleeping

feeling low or sad

difficulty paying attention

overactivity

feeling anxious

addictions

head aches

catching colds and infections

irritability

feeling stressed and overwhelmed

The Benefits of NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback

Though NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback is not a medical treatment for illnesses, many people have experienced relief from physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. The US Federal Drug Administration has endorsed neurofeedback as effective for stress reduction. Olympic-level athletes, students, musicians and business professionals have also experienced enhanced performance.

What is NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback?

It is a safe and effective computer-based program that provides feedback to your brain, allowing it to regulate itself more efficiently.

What Happens in a Brain Training Session?

During a NeurOptimal® brain training session, you wear two tiny sensors on your head and ear clips on your ears that record your brain waves. You sit in a comfortable chair and listen to music while watching a never-repeating fractal image. The music and images respond to your brainwaves as unproductive brain patterns create brief interruptions in the music or visual display. These interruptions signal the brain to self-correct into a more natural, relaxed and effective pattern. After a 20-30 min. session you feel refreshed, relaxed and in a higher state of mental alertness and flow.

For Students

Neurofeedback is a phenomenal learning tool. It helps with focus, engagement and significantly increases one’s attention span. Students of all ages can learn more quickly and effectively. They retain more of what they read and study. Teachers and parents often notice positive changes in performance and behavior after just a few sessions. The American Pediatric Academy has endorsed neurofeedback (aka EEG biofeedback) as “Level 1/Best Support” treatment for children with ADHD, rating it as equal to medication.

Some suggestions for the use of Neurofeedback are:

Wellness enhancement

Stress reduction

Facilitate return of veterans into home and work life

Academic and job enhancement

Athletic and sports training

Optimizing your intelligence with improved brain function

Preparation for testing: improved focus, attention and retention, reduction of test anxiety

As part of an anti-aging program

Enhancing creativity and awareness

Enriching partner, family and work relationships

 

Further Information

Be aware that while there are other forms of neurofeedback, NeurOptimal® is the only form that responds to the entire central nervous system.

See: http://www.neuroptimal.com 

 

TVOntario coverage of neurofeedback:

 

 

“I have seen more changes and gains with NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback than with any treatment process or medication in 30 years of working in mental health.”

Dr. Janet McCulloch, MD, FRCP (Psych), Kingston, ON

 

To book a complimentary demo session call 613-269-4427 or email journey@ripnet.com

 

“The winter of 2011 neurofeedback changed the life of a family member from one of complete paralysis to one of thriving. Since the following January when I acquired my own professional system and began training I have witnessed countless changes; primarily in people who had anxiety, depression and insomnia. It is such a joy to see these changes in so many – especially in the children and young adults who have their whole lives ahead of them.”
Carol Williams

“My thirteen year old daughter was experiencing a high level of anxiety every day. It impacted her socially, academically, emotionally and physically. She was not able to focus on her school work. She didn’t sleep well and she was not able to cope well with normal life stressors. Her daily anxiety is now to a point that she is sleeping and eating better. She no longer dreads going to school or engaging in activities outside of the home.”  LC

“For a long time I was ranked at 200 for the videogame I’ve been playing. That changed after a few neurofeedback sessions; I am now ranked at 80th. I also found I can look for better options and strategies when I am rock climbing.” NS, 19 yr.

“The training I have done with Carol has made me stronger, more positive, more understanding for sure, and much less angry and confused….”

“When I started doing neurofeedback I was not sleeping at night. I would be up almost every hour all night long. I used to look at the clock and think to myself, “Oh no, I still have hours until morning!” Now I am sleeping through the night with very few disturbances. It is wonderful! I find that my mind is very clear. I can do math calculations without a pencil and paper.”

“I feel as though I have come out of a long, dark tunnel and am now at the end of it looking out on a beautiful sunny day.  It’s such a relief to be able to look forward to the future with hope and even joy.” LP