NEUROFEEDBACK AT HOME: RENT A PROFESSIONAL-GRADE SYSTEM
NeurOptimal® is a safe and effective brain training.
The NeurOptimal® Home System is a fully automated neurofeedback system and is specifically designed for home use. All our tablet-based system includes the latest updated NeurOptimal® software version 3.5.
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Neurofeedback Cost and Rental Plans
Choose between three monthly plans. Extend as long as you wish and upgrade/downgrade as you go along! Includes everything you need to train your brain at home.
Includes 12 sessions
$55 per session
Ideal for one person training 3 sessions per week.
Additional sessions used are $25 each, billed upon return.
Includes 22 sessions
$39 per session
Ideal for a family or those who would like to do more than three sessions per week.
Additional sessions used are $25 each, billed upon return.
$30 per day. Train up to 6 people*
Ideal for those who are training multiple people.
*If more than 4 people there is an additional $20 to cover the cost of paste. 6 or more people $125 additional cost.
*Residents of NY, CA and CO will be charged sales tax.
Please note: Shipment cost range from a flat rate of $45-90 depending on where the package is shipped to in the US ($45 local, $75 to residents in CA, NY, CO, $90 all other states, $150 to Canada). The shipping cost is not included in the above price and billed separately. The flat-rate shipment includes hassle-free returns. Minimum rental and payment is one month (1 month = 30 days). Pay as you go. After the first month, two week or a month rental cycle is available. See below for more details.
Get a system shipped directly to your home in two business days!
All our rental equipment and its components are wiped down thoroughly with a disinfectant prior shipment. We offer a flat-rate shipping cost with insurance throughout U.S. and Canada. Pick up for free at our NYC office location and when scheduling a session in Los Angeles/Pasadena.
3 Easy Steps To Rent
- Click here or fill out the form to the right
- After filling out the form, you will be prompted to add your reservation and create an account (no payment will go through until you have been assigned a system)
- Once you create an account, you will receive an email with a link to fill out an online contract via an app. Didn't receive the email? Check your Spam folder or reach out to us directly.
- If there is a wait, a reservation and filled out contract will get you on the waitlist. Payment will be processed once we have assigned a system and 24h before shipment/picking up. (We currently have no waitlist).
One of our rental managers, (Sara, Kim or Amy) will contact you to proceed with the rental, confirm your rental dates, shipping details, and prepare your system.
Have questions about the rental process?
Use Chat Widget in right corner to talk to one of our trainers and rental managers. Or call us at +1 347-835-5408 (weekdays only)
Step 1: Reserve a Rental
Good to Know Before Renting
- First come, first serve. We at times have high demand but we do our best to get a system shipped within one business day after a reservation and contract has been made. If there is a wait, a filled out contract and reservation will get you on the waitlist.
- A reservation and a signed contract is required to be on the waitlist and before we can ship out a system.
- Rental fee payment is collected 24 hours before shipment or scheduled for pick up
- Please note the shipping charges is not included in monthly plan. Signature is required if shipped.
- Sales tax applies to the rental cost if located in New York, California or Colorado
- Rental cycle dates will be set once system has been shipped/scheduled for pick up. The rental period begins the day after you receive your system and lasts 30 days (1 month). To be returned/shipped back on your due date.
- Pay as you go. Extend the rental after the first month. Upgrade or downgrade your plan as you go along. Sessions rollover to the next rental period. Two weeks rental extension is available after the first months rental. The cost as session count is half of the monthly plan's pricing.
- Excellent support and easy to use home system; we provide a printed step-by-step guide exclusive for Neurofeedback Training Co. renters on how to set the system up in your home. You will also be assigned an experienced neurofeedback trainer coach to guide you if extra help is needed.
Why Rent The NeurOptimal® System?
It is the same neurofeedback technology, same tracking tools, same results. We've been helping clients train at home for over 10 years!
Our home neurofeedback kit is ideal for people who want to optimize their school and work performance, enhance mental acuity, create calm, emotional fitness, manage sleep issues, or shift their unhealthy relationships with cravings. View the benefits here.
With our rental system you can run brain training sessions for yourself and family, at home on your own schedule, and as regularly as you like, with 50% or higher savings compared with in-office sessions.
Six reasons why renting a home system is the most effective neurofeedback training option:
Saves in cost
Same exact training as in-office visits
Easy to use. Watch a video here
Includes all materials needed to do brain training at home, each system comes with a printed manual
Train multiple people at home. Only requirement is to send us a Consent Form for each person training. If you need to train more than 6 people, contact us by filling out the form)
Our team of experienced trainers will guide you through the renting period if you need extra help
NeurOptimal is fully automated neurofeedback system. During a NeurOptimal session you can read, talk, play a game on a separate device or simply sleep or "zone out" while training. Watch our video what happens in a session and why that is.
Neurofeedback Training with NeurOptimal® Is...
- 100% non-invasive brain training approved by the FDA as a Wellness Device.
- Designed to support the brain’s natural, innate learning process. How it works
- Fully automated neurofeedback technology; No diagnosis, brain mapping or expert trainer setting protocols. Learn the difference.
- Effortless training and simple to use equipment. Sleep during a session is encouraged. Watch our video; "What happens in a NeurOptimal session."
The changes are amazing. I was on a hike with my husband today and he told me about how I went from a terrible self-destructive state to being more joyful! He also noticed that we haven't had one fight in over a month!
– E.M., California (Google Review)
We have used the machine twice and it’s helping tremendously already! My child enjoys it so much now that she asks for it. Whomever designed the instructions, did an incredible job. They are very helpful. Thanks so much for all of your help!
After having a few neurofeedback sessions in-office, I decided to rent a machine to save in cost. It has helped managing my stress better and feeling more focused at work. I now feel more relaxed and happier – especially in social settings which was a nice surprise benefit.
Related: Watch client testimonials here
Q&A On Neurofeedback
The latest generation called Dynamical neurofeedback, which is fully automated and uses real-time data to provide feedback, does not require setting protocols and, therefore, is appropriate for home use. It is designed to be used by clinicians and directly by consumers. Currently the only Dynamical system is NeurOptimal®.
NeurOptimal® neurofeedback, which is designed with unique technology called AutoNav. AutoNav allows for each session to be uniquely designed to give feedback to the client based on the dysfunction shown in the EEG output of the brain in real-time. AutoNav does not require the user to set any protocols; the system software calculates when to give feedback so running successful sessions every time at home or in an office is possible.
Doing neurofeedback on most home devices is very easy; most people learn how to run sessions in 15-30 minutes. The set-up varies, though, depending on what system you are using. There are small, smart-phone based devices that are not as advanced as the ones on dedicated computers. Either way, the set-up is simple and the instructions are easy to follow.
With the NeurOptimal® system for home use, all you need is a comfortable chair, a small table to place the computer, and a mirror for seeing where to attach the head and ear sensors (5 sensors total). To start the program you just press three buttons on the computer. That’s it!
Home neurofeedback is much less expensive than doing sessions in an office setting. Office sessions cost anywhere from $125-$300 depending on location and expertise of the trainer conducting the sessions. It can be a lot to spend if you are not sure neurofeedback is right for you. For example, NeurOptimal® home neurofeedback sessions can cost as little as $30 a session. There still is a financial investment as most rentals are by the month, but the cost of conducting a series of brain training sessions is much more economical when done at home.
Temporarily, you can feel worse but that is usually temporary. Factors that can impact how you feel afterwards include which neurofeedback system you are using and why you are training. With protocol or linear systems, whereby a trainer sets targets for specific brain frequencies to change, if the trainer is off the mark the client can experience temporary side effects due to the suppression or augmentation of the brain frequencies. Usually feeling minor discomfort such as being a little charged, or sluggish, with those feelings changing in less than 24 hours.
Dynamical (NeurOptimal®) neurofeedback does not force brain frequencies to change but is purely feedback for the brain to use to change itself. Because there is no pushing brainwaves there are no traditional side effects. The client can still occasionally report “feeling worse” if they previously were disconnected or numb to body sensations, and/or the body’s needs. For example, it is not uncommon during the first session if a client is sleep deprived from being anxious, to fall asleep during a session and wake up feeling very tired. This tired feeling, though, is not a bad indicator, but rather indicates that the brain is starting to adjust to be in alignment with current needs (i.e. the need for sleep). It has shifted from the hyper-arousal ‘go-mode’ into relaxation mode because it is in better attunement with its needs. The feeling of tiredness is accurate to the brain’s state of exhaustion.
Another reason clients can report feeling worse temporarily is because neurofeedback training is comparable to learning any kind of skill, progress tends to be non-linear. Rewiring the brain to optimize its functioning takes practice and experimentation. Progress may fluctuate over time especially in the beginning as the brain gains new footing and begins to release old patterns. As a result, during the initial stages of training, clients may feel "better" then have a day of "it's worse" or "I lost my gains." In truth, progress towards regulation is happening, it's just not linear. When clients are prepared for the positive shifts to be wobbly at first and require more training for steady change, tend to do well through the initial period. They are prepared and stay the course.
As we learned during the COVID pandemic, appointments we can do from home are more efficient, and those include neurofeedback sessions. Neurofeedback at home is not efficient, though, if we don’t make the time to run sessions! Setting a schedule like you would if you had an office appointment is a good strategy. Home neurofeedback is also not efficient if you are training on an inferior product that is not designed to create the specific long-term improvements.
The number of sessions you should do at home per week will vary depending on the device you are using. When you start brain training a comparable activity is learning a new language. The more you practice, the faster you become proficient. With NeurOptimal® neurofeedback you can train as frequently as daily. We recommend clients doing home neurofeedback to start with daily or every-other day for the first month, then switching to a few times a week for the next
two months. Over time, clients see stability in the changes to mood and cognitive functioning, as well as see the influencers, such as a particularly stressful event, that can cause a ‘wobble’ whereby there is a reversion back to mal-adaptive patterns. When a wobble occurs, a few daily sessions help to reestablish the changes.
Within the field of brain training, what you pay for your device is often on par with the level of sophistication of the device and the potential benefits. For example, a system that has decades of research and development behind it is going to cost more. Another factor is the cost of the neurofeedback hardware. Some headband devices have a simple low-cost headband with dry sensors and use a smartphone app, while others have EEG leads, software, an amplifier and a computer.
To find the best neurofeedback at home near you google “neurofeedback near me” and look for four pieces of information from the business listed: what type of neurofeedback they use (protocol or nonlinear), whether they offer a home rental system, cost, and reviews.
One way to tell if it is protocol neurofeedback, which often is not eligible or ideal for home use, is whether a QEEG brain map is required before training begins. If it is, then they are using a protocol system.
If you don’t find anyone near you, then switch your search to “home neurofeedback rental”. Many businesses with rental units will ship systems to customers out-of-state.
Professional-grade neurofeedback equipment that you can use at home will offer some home guidance. With systems whereby protocols are being set, it is required to have regular check-ins with the trainee to assess changes and to reset protocols. Quality sessions depend on regular communication.
With fully automated systems, i.e. NeurOptimal®, home guidance is not required but often helpful for answering questions and discussing the number and frequency of sessions.
Brain training in general is most successful when the gains from neurofeedback are supported by lifestyle changes that are good for brain health. Often the home guidance includes discussing changes to diet, sleep and exercise that can augment the training. A skilled neurofeedback trainer will wait until there are some gains from the neurofeedback, such as greater calm and ability to organize and focus, before discussing tweaks to lifestyle.
Q&A On Renting a NeurOptimal Home System from Us
All of the equipment and supplies needed to do neurofeedback training at home, including conductive paste. Headphones are not required, but any earbuds or regular wired headphones can be used if you prefer them (instead of the system's speakers). High-speed internet access is recommended in case you require technical support.
All of our rental systems have the recently updated NeurOptimal 3.5 software (3.0 was released in 2018 and Version 3.5 in April 2022). Learn more about the latest NeurOptimal® 3 features here. Our rental units provide the exact same training as offered by neurofeedback centers or therapy offices that provide NeurOptimal@ sessions.
After completing reservation and contract, and a rental manager has confirmed a system, expect 2-3 business days shipping time via FedEx. (A complete reservation and signed contract will process your rental quicker). Read our shipping policy here.
After the initial month, you can extend your rental in two week or full month periods, for as long as you'd like to keep training. If you don't complete all your sessions, we recommend extending. The sessions rollover to the next rental period (except for Unlimited Use Plan). One can upgrade and downgrade as you continue to rent. Two to three months of rental is recommended for best results.
- We've been renting out home systems successfully since 2011
- All systems are up-to-date and includes the latest version; NeurOptimal 3.5
- Guaranteed Rental Experience: If a rental system is not running properly we will arrange a remote support call with a NeurOptimal technician. If the problem is not resolved, we’ll put your rental period on "pause" until we have sent you a replacement system.
- Experienced Neurofeedback Rental Coaches who are also training themselves. Read Amy's experience and neurofeedback results.
- Receive customized neurofeedback training tips. As a renter you are entitled to a 20 min call with a trainer each week.
- Training as a family? Read our blog to get the most out of your rental experience.
Learn what happens from reserving a unit to what happens at the end of your rental period.
Fill out a rental request form here. You will then be prompted to create a reservation in our Rental Portal.
Once you have created your reservation, you will receive an email with a link to our Rental Contract. For your security, you will need to confirm your email address with our online system before accessing the contract. A completed Rental Contract is needed before we can assign and ship a system to you. If you have any problems with the contract signing process, use the Chat Widget in lower right corner
You'll receive a confirmation email from our rental managers (Sara, Amy or Kim). Once we have assigned a system to you, we will email you the next business day to confirm the details of your rental, rental dates, etc. If you completed your contract on a weekend or evenings, we'll process it the next business day. Payment is not due until you rental is ready to ship!
Rental ships. Your Rental Manager will send you an email to confirm the rental. Shipments will include automatic update notifications from FedEx. Payment is due 24h before shipment Shipping within NY, CA and CO is $75 (includes return shipment and insurance). All other states is $90. Cost of shipment to Canada is $150. Please note: Due to the high shipping costs to Canada and states such as Hawaii and Alaska we ask renters for two months minimum commitment. Please note: A signature is required for FedEx delivery. We can also ship to a nearby FedEx office. If so, please provide us with the FedEx address in your reservation.
New Yorkers may pick up and drop off for free at our NYC location (office hours only). *If located in Denver or Los Angeles metro area the shipping cost is a flat-rate of $45 and includes return and shipping insurance. *Please note; If coming in for an in person session in NYC or Los Angeles (Pasadena), a rental may be picked up at no additional charge.
Receive the home unit and all accompanying materials, including paste, instructions and forms. Take your time to read through the printed manual prior your first session and check out set-up videos on our Support page.
Train your brain! Click here to view a short video on how to set up the EEG sensors and the equipment. You can use the system's built-in audio speakers for your training sessions, or any wired headphones or earbuds. We are also available if you have any questions. High speed internet access is recommended to allow the software to do automatic updates every 7 days.
We will be checking in with you periodically to see how your training is going and to answer questions. Make sure to fill out a Checklist Form every set of 8 sessions to track your progress!
A week before your training period ends, you'll receive an automatic email alert. A rental manager will also contact you to see if you wish to extend your rental. We strongly recommend training for 2-3 months period for best results. Sessions rollover from month to month if you haven't had time to complete all of the sessions included in your rental plan. When extending, your credit card on file will be charged the first day of the next 30 day period.
Returning the system: When your rental period is over, please use the same packaging and FedEx return label we provided (for all US rentals). If you do not use our packaging please buy your own. When shipping back the equipment, please ship the same day of your rental due date. We charge a late fee of $25 per day if we haven't received the unit back agreed to.
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