5 Ways to Boost the Effectiveness of Neurofeedback Training for a Family

Posted by Natalie Baker, LMHC on Apr 19, 2015

Here are some useful tips compiled from advanced NeurOptimal Neurofeedback Trainer, Natalie Baker, to get the best results whether it is for yourself or training as a family.  Our goal is to make clients brain training experience the most beneficial.  To that end, I have compiled this list of tips for achieving transformation and for meeting your neurofeedback goals. 

How best to help a child benefit from neurofeedback?  

1. Two is better than one!

We are pack animals and betas follow the alpha. Children follow their parents.  When an “alpha” member (hopefully you read: parent) trains it helps the “beta” brains and boosts the effectiveness of their training. Why? Think of tuning forks that are close together. They will resonate at the same pitch. Mom and Dad’s nervous systems are a powerful ‘tuning fork’ for kids. If their brains train and come into regulation—that calm, focused, playful ‘pitch’—it is much easier for the child’s nervous system to resonate at that pitch.

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2. Schedule your neurofeedback training  

The most common ‘complaint’ I hear when clients return a rental machine is “I loved it. I just wish we had trained more!” Like anything we want to accomplish in our busy lives: if it’s not on the schedule it won’t happen. Make it a realistic time when you can count on 45 minutes of free time. And make sure that second family member is on a schedule too! 

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3. Make training a reward

Bill, a successful entrepreneur, who rented a home neurofeedback system, never missed a session. He told himself that during his training time he didn’t have to accomplish anything else. It became the two times during the week when he truly let himself relax. A gift to his brain and his go-getter mind! Read neurofeedback reviews from our rental clients.

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4. Listen to your body and get sleep

After ten sessions a client said to me, “Natalie, since starting I’m noticing how exhausted my body is. All I want to do is sleep!” This observation is common and some people try to push through it and maintain their 6 hours of sleep a night, while others yield and get more rest. Remember: a main purpose of sleep is to give the brain time to remove toxins that have built up throughout the day. Your brain is asking for what it needs to optimize it’s functioning. Please listen!

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5. Get the toxins out of your life and replace them with nutrients

The brain is only as effective as the building blocks it has to build and repair its roads and highways. One main toxin in our lives is sugar. The vitamin we’re often depleted in is Vitamin D—essential for our cheerful disposition. A trained brain becomes a better communicator of its needs. Pay attention you may have thoughts like: maybe I should do that cleanse I was thinking about. Or I should get a physical and check on my vitamin levels. A great place to start is on Dr. Hymen’s website. Read also our blog post about what foods to eat and avoid for your brain.

zengar-neuroptimal-home-training-systemInterested in Neurofeedback Training?

At Neurofeedback Training Co. we provide three kind of training options;

  • Schedule a session at one of our clinic locations: NYC, LA & Pasadena, or Boulder. Try-out offers available!
  • Rent an advanced home system: Same effective neurofeedback system as in our clinics. Rent month by month and extend as long as you wish! Sessions can be as low as $40 per session or more
  • Buy a home unit: Natalie Baker is also a sales rep. for Zengar, the maker of the NeurOptimal Neurofeedback System. She can guide you which neurofeedback machine to get, for personal or professional use.

 

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ABOUT AUTHORNatalie N Baker, LMHC

Natalie N. Baker, LMHC, is the founder of Neurofeedack Training Co. and certified Advanced NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback trainer. She holds a Master's Degree in Counseling and has been working as a psychotherapist since 1999. As a practicing Buddhist since 1991 and a meditation teacher since 1998, Natalie combines her Western and Eastern approaches to bring a broader perspective to mental health and wellness. In 2010 she added neurofeedback therapy to her practice as additional support for optimizing wellness.

Expertise: Psychotherapy, Neurofeedback & NeurOptimal Trainer Representative. 

Location: New York City, 32 Union Square, E1017, NY 10003
Email: Natalie@neurofeedbacktraining.com
Phone: 347-860-4778

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