Who Is It For? | Benefits
WHAT IS NEUROFEEDBACK USED FOR AND IS IT EFFECTIVE?
Who should use neurofeedback?
Anyone can benefit from neurofeedback training, just like anyone can benefit from going to the gym. Unlike other neurofeedback systems, NeurOptimal is a fully automated neurofeedback system - the expertise is built in. It's also effortless brain training - the brain is doing all the work!
Health advocate and entrepreneur Dave Asprey claims “NeurOptimal brain trainer is the most powerful and affordable neurofeedback technology available.” Learn the benefits of the training, read success stories and learn how to get started.
What Is Neurofeedback Used For?
The uses of neurofeedback vary widely. This is possible because the brain is involved in much of the body’s functioning so many areas can improve from neurofeedback training.
The two broad areas are specific concerns and overall wellness.
The neurofeedback systems that are either FDA approved as Medical Devices or are in the process of being researched for that designation, specifically target symptom relief from various disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and ADHD.
It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to register the equipment with the FDA to review as either a Class 2 Medical Device or as a General Wellness Device. The determination depends on what benefit the manufacturer wants to make from the device specifically in this category and whether it is for treatment or training purposes.
The neurofeedback systems that are designated by the FDA as General Wellness Devices are considered safe to be used for overall wellness purposes by the general public and do not require supervision by a healthcare provider. They are brain training, not treatment devices.
Why NeurOptimal Neurofeedback?
At Neurofeedback Training Co. we use the NeurOptimal neurofeedback system for sessions and rentals. This second generation neurofeedback system works by training the brain to use the present moment to decide what to do next, rather than old, often maladaptive patterns. It does this by providing precisely timed interruptions in music, which allows your natural orienting response, to engage and process the new, critical information for change.
What Neurofeedback Training Can Do For You:
Meet your wellness and personal growth goals
Achieve your athletic goals (decreases sport anxiety, performance anxiety, social anxiety)
Help your relationship goals by supporting mood stability and calm.
Enhance academic performance (better focus at school and work)
Is NeurOptimal a Safe Brain Training System?
Yes. NeurOptimal is a safe and effective brain training method. Why? Because nothing is being added to your brain. it is through feedback that your brain functioning improves itself. There is no electricity added to your brain, which is a common assumption people have when they see EEG sensors attached to the head.
In 2018 the NeurOptimal neurofeedback system became FDA approved as a General Wellness Device.
How many neurofeedback sessions do I need?
Natalie Baker, Advanced NeurOptimal® Trainer answers one of the top questions about neurofeedback training and also how NeurOptimal works.
Are all neurofeedback technology the same?
Educate yourself as much as possible about the different types of neurofeedback systems. Advanced NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback Trainer Natalie Baker explains the difference between non-linear (NeurOptimal®) and linear neurofeedback.
What Can I Do While in Session?
A NeurOptimal® session is 33 minutes long and a very relaxing experience. Since the NeurOptimal neurofeedback system is an automated brain training system and no conscious effort is required on your part. The success of the training comes from the communication between the software and your brain.
Video Testimonial from a Parent and Child
Mom with 8 year old son with focus issues: "The biggest change I’ve seen is that he’s more confident and positive.”
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.
Scroll down for more testimonials.
How Neurofeedback Training Helps Musicians & Artists
Musicians are the first to say that mind and body synchronization are essential to peak performance. In this video, Alex Lambert, drummer and former NYC neurofeedback trainer, discusses how neurofeedback has influenced his skills, decreased his performance anxiety and improved his overall experience with music.
How Neurofeedback Benefits Pregnant Women
Listen to a Heather talking about how neurofeedback training has benefited her experience being pregnant and reduced her worry and fear.
The NeurOptimal brain trainer is the most powerful and affordable neurofeedback technology available. Learn about the EEG technology and how it transforms your brain, upgrades athletic performance, …and abusive relationships.
–Dave Asprey, biohacker and Founder of Bulletproof Coffee
- Bulletproof Podcast: Listen to an interview by Dave Asprey with the co-founder of NeurOptimal, Dr. Valdeane W. Brown.
- Beautifully Broken Podcast: Listen also to an interview by Freddie Kimmel with founder of Neurofeedback Training Co. Natalie Baker: Episode 38, "Neurofeedback to Optimize Your Healing Process."
Neurofeedback Benefits for Kids and Adults
Some neurofeedback devices use micro-stimulation, which adds electricity to the scalp. Genuine neurofeedback systems such as NeurOptimal and Lens don't. Read our article to learn what's safe and what you should know when deciding about brain training with neurofeedback. Kids enjoy a NeurOptimal session because they can draw, play, read or talk while in a session.
Neurofeedback Results in Children and Teens
In children, the results are primarily noticed in parents and teachers, although older kids with greater self-awareness do report noticing specific changes or they report liking neurofeedback but can’t specifically say why.
The benefits of neurofeedback for children and teens include:
- Less fighting with siblings
- Better able to focus on schoolwork
- Feeling less fearful
- Managing sleep and bed wetting
- Worrying less
The benefits for adults include:
- Sleep management
- School / academic performance
- Executive functioning
- Emotional fitness and resiliency
- Mental fitness for anti-aging
- Stress management
“Renting a home system was easy to use and cost effective. I feel more at ease now in social settings and feel calmer than before.”
I noticed PROFOUND changes: changes in behavior, thinking, and habits that I had been working on for years unsuccessfully. It was a win for me. I'm not suggesting it is a magic wand or will do all the work for you, but my results were pretty amazing.
Andrew, CA (rented a unit for 3 months and then decided to buy)
After a neurofeedback session, I feel more calm and grounded, and find that problems are affecting me less. The subtle feeling of being more present lasts, and having once had several weekly sessions, an occasional refresher session helps me retrieve that state more easily.
Shelly in-office sessions in NYC (12 sessions)
After three weeks of sessions, training three times per week, neurofeedback has literally changed my life.I see so many positive shifts in my daily life
Neurofeedback training helped manage my stress levels especially as I was preparing for a test
My husband was a former athlete. After the first few sessions, I noticed a significant difference in his mood, it's been years since I saw him that happy
– Lisa, rented a home unit for the whole family
3 TRAINING OPTIONS
RENT: Same training as in-office sessions but at a more affordable price. TOP CHOICE FOR FAMILIES!
BUY: Systems for sale for both home use or health clinics.
- Cost per in-office session: $125 - $160 (depending on location)
- Cost of a neurofeedback home rental: $650 - $950 per month. With a rental, you're able to run sessions at your home on your own time and pace, and for 50% savings over in-office sessions. Depending on the rental plan, cost per session range from $40 to $65 and we also offer an Unlimited Session plan. All our rentals feature the software NeurOptimal 3. Learn more about renting here
- Cost of buying the NeurOptimal Equipment (home or professional use): $7000 and up. If you want to bring neurofeedback into your clinic, click here. If using the system only for home use, click here.