Welcome to our latest blog post, where we delve into the world of neurofeedback, a groundbreaking approach to enhancing brain function and focus. Neurofeedback, a method of training the brain, works by using real-time displays of brain activity to teach self-regulation of brain functions. This fascinating concept isn't just theoretical; its real-world impact is vividly brought to life in our featured video testimonial. Here, you'll hear directly from a child and their mother as they recount their transformative experience with neurofeedback, specifically focusing on its remarkable ability to improve concentration and attention. Additionally, we'll explore one particular neurofeedback system that's been making waves: NeurOptimal. Chosen for its impressive safety profile and lasting results, NeurOptimal represents the forefront of neurofeedback technology. Join us as we uncover how this system stands out in the realm of cognitive enhancement and brain health.
What Is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a sophisticated brain training that uses real-time displays of brain activity—most commonly electroencephalography (EEG)—to teach self-regulation of brain functions. It operates on the principle of optimizing brainwave activity for better task performance. Essentially, it teaches the brain to shift and fine-tune its brainwave patterns to better suit the demands of current tasks.
During a neurofeedback session, individuals receive real-time feedback about their brainwave activity. This feedback acts as a guide, enabling the brain to recognize and modify its own patterns. As a result, the brain learns to produce brainwave frequencies that are most conducive to focus, relaxation, or other desired states, depending on the task at hand. This process of self-regulation is key to improving cognitive function and overall mental performance, making neurofeedback a valuable tool for enhancing brain efficiency and adaptability.
Neurofeedback has been in use for over 30 years and has seen significant growth in research. Particularly, there is an expanding body of studies focusing on a variety of issues, including an extensive amount of research on ADHD.
Neurofeedback has evolved into two primary generations. The first generation requires the creation of a brain map and relies on an expert trainer to set specific protocols for each individual. The second generation, known as Dynamical Neurofeedback®, revolutionizes this approach by integrating brain mapping in real-time and operating in a fully automated manner. This advancement makes it particularly suitable for safe home use, offering a more user-friendly and accessible form of neurofeedback without the need for constant professional oversight. Currently, there are many linear neurofeedback systems such as EEGer, BrainCore, BrainPaint are a few, but there is only one Dynamical Neurofeedback® system, NeurOptimal®.
Why We Chose NeurOptimal® for our children's program
At Neurofeedback Training Co., we chose NeurOptimal® as our neurofeedback system for our children's program due to its unparalleled safety, effectiveness, and technological advancements. NeurOptimal® stands out as the latest generation in neurofeedback technology, known as Dynamical Neurofeedback™. This system offers gentle yet precise feedback, allowing the brain to self-correct and rewire for healthier patterns. Its unique design is especially beneficial for children, who naturally respond more rapidly to neurofeedback than adults. NeurOptimal® operates on the principle of organic brain improvement without nudging the brain into 'typical' patterns or introducing micro-currents for change. Instead, it focuses on providing auditory cues to help the brain recognize and adapt its maladaptive brainwave patterns, leading to enhanced emotional balance, focus, and organizational skills in children.
Moreover, NeurOptimal® is ideally suited for home use, thanks to its AutoNav technology. This innovative feature automates the neurofeedback process, eliminating the need for parents to set or change protocols. With just a few clicks, sessions are up and running, tailored uniquely to each child's brainwave activity and needs. This means every session precisely mirrors the brain's maladaptive patterns, offering highly personalized and effective training. The ease of use and safety profile of NeurOptimal® make it an optimal choice for our program, providing children with a secure, effective, and accessible path to improved mental and emotional well-being.
Luigi's Journey to Academic Success: A Neurofeedback Story
Join us as we hear from a mother and her son, Luigi, as they share their transformative experience with neurofeedback. Discover how this innovative brain training method significantly boosted Luigi's focus, leading to a remarkable improvement in his school performance and grades the following year. This testimonial offers a heartening glimpse into the real-life impact of neurofeedback on a child's academic journey.
This interview took place a year and a half after he completed 3 months of weekly neurofeedback sessions. Read more on Luigis improvements here.
Understanding the safety of neurOptimal Neurofeedback
NeurOptimal® neurofeedback is absolutely safe for use. The key to its safety lies in its non-intrusive approach. Rather than adding anything to the brain, NeurOptimal® works by simply making the brain aware of its own activities. It specifically targets the automatic functioning part of the brain, which is responsible for managing our fear responses, fight/flight/freeze reactions, sleep, attentiveness, and executive functions. By bringing these maladaptive patterns into the brain's own awareness, it leverages the brain's inherent ability to adapt to new information. This natural responsiveness allows the brain to enhance and optimize its own performance, leading to observable positive changes and improvements.
Discover the outcomes a Boulder neurofeedback trainer sees when children and parents train together in our interview.
Do the Effects of NeurOptimal® 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, but the effects of learning remain throughout your lifetime.
However, your brain is living tissue, and you can get "knocked off" by stress, toxins, and poor nutrition. When we notice we are less resilient or more irritable, a few booster sessions will get us back to where we were. A "neurofeedback trained brain" can quickly utilize the information NeurOptimal® is offering. It's as if the brain says, "I know what to do with this!" So you quickly get back into your good place.
If you are going through a more difficult time, you can quickly do a session or two at one of our neurofeedback clinics to recover your optimal flow and functioning. Our system is also available for rent per month, which is the most convenient and cost-effective option, especially helpful for families who want to train together.
Explore Family Success Stories with Neurofeedback!
Welcome to our collection of testimonials, where the true value of personal experiences shines through. When exploring the potential of a new tool like neurofeedback, it's incredibly important to hear from individuals who have walked a similar path. These shared stories offer insights and perspectives that resonate more deeply when they come from those who are just like you. We are thrilled to present these accounts, showcasing real results and the transformative journeys of our clients. Their stories are not just narratives of change; they are a testament to the possibilities that neurofeedback can unlock, and we are excited to share their inspiring experiences with you.
Reviews from a family training together
This was a wonderful experience! We rented a unit for 6 weeks during the coronavirus pandemic and used it as a family. I noticed that I was much calmer and less reactive inspite of all the anxiety around me. It was very easy to do and I started seeing it as relaxing "me time". My husband said he was feeling more focused and my son said he "felt happier." We will definitely be renting on a yearly basis for "boosters". I highly recommend this if you feel anxious, reactive or have some internal tension you want to work through. =)
–C.L, Los Angeles, California. Yelp review
Our family of three had a great rental and neurofeedback training experience. Being able to speak with someone personally and get our questions answered so quickly was very nice. All of us benefited from the training sessions ; overall I feel more relaxed, procrastinate less and am in a more cheerful mood, my teenage daughter seem also less moody and she doesn't feel so anxious around school and tests and my husband says he sleeps deeper. Thanks again!
– A., Washington State
Chris and Paige, mother and 10-year old, both trained for six months, 2-3 times a week:
Neurofeedback has literally changed my daughter's life. We have seen so many positive shifts her overall wellbeing and focus at school.
Lashona mother in California, rented a system for three generations of family members:
Hi - I'm happy to share my own experience as I got better results than I expected. I have a toddler that had trouble going to sleep at night. Every night at 10 pm, she started crying out loud and couldn't stop until 1 am. She used to take a break and start crying all over again around 4 am. 2 weeks after initiating the neurofeedback therapy, she started going to bed around 9 pm and eventually 8 pm. Sometimes she used to fall asleep during the therapy. I have another child that was getting poor grades at school. He had trouble focusing and critical thinking was a challenge for him. He started the therapy as well. His grades are improving and he loves participating in class now. Finally, my mom. She didn't have energy to do anything around the house. I told her about the neurofeedback therapy and at first she didn't believe in it. When she saw the little one going to sleep earlier, she decided to give it a try. She said that she started feeling better after 2 sessions. Now she gets up every morning and spends more time with us. Thank you for coming up with this beautiful technology and making it available families in need like mine. You definitely changed our lives. As a main caregiver, I really want to thank you for making our lives easier and more enjoyable. You guys were definitely an option that we didn't know about. I wish we would've done it long time ago. Thank you again.
– L. Fontana, CA., September 2020. Read Yelp Review
As we wrap up this insightful journey into the world of neurofeedback for children, it's clear that this innovative approach offers a promising path for enhancing focus and cognitive development. The experiences shared in this blog highlight not just the effectiveness but also the adaptability of neurofeedback in addressing the unique needs of each child. We hope these stories have inspired you and provided a deeper understanding of the potential benefits of neurofeedback.
We invite you to watch our detailed webinar on neurofeedback for children to continue your exploration and gain even more knowledge. This resource is an excellent opportunity to delve further into the science, benefits, and practical applications of neurofeedback. Click the link below to access the webinar and embark on the next step of your learning journey. Discover how neurofeedback can make a significant difference in the lives of children, fostering their growth, focus, and overall mental well-being.