And Now, a Word From our Renters! – NeurOptimal Reviews

Posted by Sara St. John

Latest NeurOptimal Review from a renter in San Diego:
"It was totally wild.  After my first session I felt my body relax in a way that I had never experienced before.  It made me realize how tense I've been for my entire life."

Neurofeedback for Families

Neurofeedback Training is safe for anyone to do. Why? Nothing is added to your system. In fact, in 2018 The FDA approved the *NeurOptimal system as a Wellness Device.  In other words, this effective neurofeedback training is 100% safe and natural, It's easy to use (5 EEG sensors on scalp and ear, tap and go!) and does not need any diagnostic tools for it to work. The training is unique to every brain, allowing the Central Nervous System to re-organize itself on its own time and pace. Here are a few good example of families who did the training at home together and noticed a variety of results even some surprising ones from parents. 

Parent and Teen Training Together with The NeurOptimal Home System

Simon*, 51 years old, who had rented a system because his teenage daughter was experiencing anxiety after a friend had attempted suicide.  He had heard that neurofeedback could help and he didn't want to put her on medication.  I had encouraged him to train as well because we see the best results when parents train during the same rental period as their children.  (Read more about how parents' nervous systems affect their childrens'.)  When we checked in after their second week of renting (he was training 3 times a week on himself) he described a "profound level of relaxation."  This new experience made him realize that his baseline state was actually a high level of stress and anxious feelings of worry and fear.  But previous to his first neurofeedback session it was all he knew.  "I started to think about my childhood and I realize how scary it was but how I had just sucked it up and carried on.  Now I realize my body was still in a state of terror and it's now starting to relax."   

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child sitting in front of a neurofeedback machineChild Training for Performance Anxiety

"We rented a neurofeedback home system for our 8-year-old daughter who was wetting the bed every night.  After the third session she stopped the bed wetting and she's so much calmer.  Then we started training our other children as well.  We realized that everyone could benefit.  I have to say, after a month our house is much calmer."

Here's another renter in Washington State who is training together with his 9 year old son. The father sought out neurofeedback training to support his son's focus issues at school:

"Thank you! I'm so grateful, I'm seeing little things that have changed in such a short period. After three weeks of training I notice he is much more alert now.... He has changed a lot. Something interestingly awesome happened after about 3-4 sessions. My son is terrified of bugs.... He spaz out when he normally see them in the house. So a couple days ago a bug passes in front of him and he killed it, then said "I got him". He was calm about it. Really amazing, I'm not sure if it's the neuroptimal training, however he has never been that calm around bugs.

I have done about 6 sessions and find myself crave them. They are mesmerizing for sure. I feel calm, focused... Feeling really good.....nothing really gets to me........ So amazing."

Read Also: How Neurofeedback benefits families when training together 

Tal, father of four, told me his story when, after his first month of renting, was inquiring about purchasing a system.  He was very disciplined with training everyone twice a week, which is key to good results and said he was really noticing how the tone of the home was more peaceful.  His wife, who "usually is very anxious about the children" he noticed was not as worried about them. Read more neurofeedback therapy reviews: Getting best results when training – consistency is key!


ny-neurofeedback-clinic-union-square-neuroptimal-sessionTraining with neuroptimal is like "cross-training" for the brain!  Communicating Directly With The Central Nervous System. Brain Training With NeurOptimal® Can Enhance Mental Acuity And Feeling More Calm & Relaxed.


A Review After 2 Months of Neurofeedback – Tim's Story

"The first change that I noticed during the two months of training was an improvement in word recall and articulation. I experienced this after the first 5-6 sessions.  Since then I have also noticed improved attention and find myself getting "lost" (in a good way) in my work a bit more often than I used to. I did not see an improvement in sleep patterns. I actually have been having more trouble with sleep than usual but I am attributing that to some other health issues in my life. However, I have noticed an increased resilience to lack of sleep. Losing a couple hours of sleep has far less of an impact on my productivity and quality of life than usual. I am not sure if this is a good thing or if it can be attributed to neurofeedback but it has been a clear and definite change worth noting. In addition to these observations, NeurOptimal sessions are just flat-out relaxing and enjoyable and I am glad I got the chance to give it a try! I have had 2 or 3 pretty serious bumps to my head in my life and based on the research I have come across, neurofeedback is one on the best ways to mitigate the downstream neurological effects.

– Tim, 53 year old sales executive, sent us his feedback after renting a system for two months.  He trained 3xs week during those two months.  

*All names changed for privacy reasons.

Does the Neurofeedback Training Last?

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. So much like reading, once your brain knows how to read, it can't "not know." Your brain doesn't forget. It may get rusty, bit the effects of learning remain throughout your lifetime.

How Does NeurOptimal Neurofeedback Work?

When the brain is about to change states and perform an action it produces an electrical “dance” called turbulence. The neurofeedback system identifies the turbulence and through immediately stopping the music/audio in that millisecond the brain’s orienting response is triggered.  The orienting response is the process every brain uses to assess changes in their environment.  The brain uses auditory changes as it’s primary way to sense change because we can hear 360, as opposed to visual which is limited to 180 degrees of perception.

The orienting response  is the brain’s automatic response of ‘coming into the present’ in a similar way as to when you are lost in a daydream and someone calls your name, you automatically orient yourself in the present. This response is triggered when the music stops.  It automatically comes in the present and identifies what the needs are for the here-and-now as well as “sees” what it’s about to do automatically.  If it identifies an activity that it is about to perform that is not in alignment with present needs it will automatically adjust it’s activity.

For example, if the brain is alerted to come into the present and it ‘sees’ that it is in a safe environment and is reading a book, and it sees it is about to perform a stress response, such as to scan the environment (hypervigilence), it will immediately change it’s functioning to allow for a sustained focus.

The brain is designed to optimize it’s functioning.  The neurofeedback system allows for the brain to see it’s own maladaptive habits and change them as it sees fit.  There is no outside variable forcing change.  

The neurofeedback system is like a mirror and each central nervous system (CNS) changes itself to optimize its own functioning, whether it be an ability to focus when needed, go into sleep mode at night, be calm when there’s no danger, etc. Watch how a session looks like here.

*NeurOptimal is not a treatment, it's not treating a pre-determined goal!


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I'd like to Start! What Are My Neurofeedback Training Options & Cost?

Most cost-effective training option is to rent a home system which provides the same training as in our clinics. Cost range from $600 per month and up and a session can be as low as $60. If renting the Unlimited Package plan and train the whole family, the cost is $30 per day. Renting is by far the top choice for families with a busy schedule, no appointments to make and one can train in the comfort of your own home. The training is exactly the same as at any neurofeedback clinic or practitioner offering neurofeedback sessions with the NeurOptimal No 3 system. One can also come in for a session at one of our locations (NYC, Pasadena, Boulder). Cost per session range from $125 and up but we offer a discount on the first session for new clients. The equipment is also available for sale which can be used for home or for professional use, price range from 7K and up, view pricing here and learn more about buying a unit. Often our clients rent a machine first and then decide to buy. 

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ABOUT AUTHORSara St. John

Sara St. John, started with neurofeedback training in 2011 as a customer. She loved it so much that she switched careers and became a certified NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback Trainer in 2015. She came to Neurofeedback Training Co with expert operations and communication skills from her previous 20-year career as a graphic designer. She is the rental manager and coach for the West-coast region- California, Washington and Oregon.

Expertise: NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback, wellness coaching 

Location: Pasadena, 28 N. Oak Ave., S. 204, CA 91107 or pick up the home rental in Northeast LA (NELA)
Email: sara@neurofeedbacktraining.com
Phone: 323-686-2717