Does neurofeedback Therapy Work? Is it safe?
Neurofeedback NeurOptimal® neurofeedback training does not treat specific conditions, it is an effective and non-invasive brain training method that improves the overall functioning of the central nervous system. In 2018 it was FDA approved as a General Wellness Device so yes, its safe for kids all ages and adults alike.
NEUROFEEDBACK REVIEW: Luigi's Story
Luigi's school performance improved significantly with neurofeedback training. This interview took place a year and a half after he completed 3 months of weekly neurofeedback sessions at our office in New York City.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT NEUROFEEDBACK
Is Neurofeedback Therapy Safe?
Yes. NeurOptimal® neurofeedback training is safe for anyone to use. Why? Because nothing is being added to your brain. The training works by alerting your automatic functioning part of the brain to its own actions (this part controls the fear response, flight/flight/freeze, sleep, attentiveness, executive functioning, etc.) so it can ‘see’ its own maladaptive patterns. Because the brain is designed to be responsive to new information, when the neurofeedback system alerts the brain to it’s own functioning the brain will naturally tweak itself to be the most efficient and effective response. It’s as if the brain, upon being alerted to it’s own behaviour says “hey, I’m about to produce a stress response when I’m sitting in a safe space. That’s not efficient or an appropriate response. I’m going to change what I’m doing.” Read more FAQ’s >
The way global information based neurofeedback works is giving your brain intelligent information about itself so that it can optimize it’s functioning. That’s how it can be diagnostically agnostic. Basically, NeurOptimal neurofeedback is teaching the brain to be smarter, learning to come into the present to gather info before it makes a decision rather than doing what’s habitual— worry being a common brain habit. NeurOptimal vs. the rest - Compare Neurofeedback Systems
What are the top benefits of Neurofeedback Training?
Training with the NeurOptimal system does not treat specific conditions - it’s exercise for your brain that is improving the overall functioning of the central nervous system. The benefits varies from person to person, but here are a some areas that can improve:
Feeling more confident (More certain and comfortable)
Feeling more calm
Enhances learning capacity, feeling more focused
Promotes healthy sleep habits (waking up feeling refreshed)
Helps manage stress better (Helps you become more flexible and resilient which makes coping with what you're dealing with easier)
Helps keep your brain fit (reduced feelings of performance anxiety (less stage fright) and/or sports anxiety, assists with weight loss goals)
Here's a recent review from a client:
I rented a home system for a month and two weeks during an unusual stressful period in my life. Prior to that I had gone to an office twice per month. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic I decided to rent and do the sessions at home. I did notice a greater sense of calm and increased awareness in my emotional wellbeing inspite of the chaotic times."
Mary, Los Angeles, CA
How long does neurofeedback take to work?
NeurOptimal training is a learning task and it’s for every individual to decide. Are you more consistently calm? Rested? Better able to focus? Resilient? We encourage our clients using a self-reporting Checklist every 8 sessions to compare what has shifted.
NEUROFEEDBACK Q&A VIDEO
Natalie Baker, founder of Neurofeedback Training Co and Advanced NeurOptimal® neurofeedback trainer answers one of the top questions about neurofeedback training and also how how this kind of brain training works.