WHAT HAPPENS DURING A NEUROFEEDBACK SESSION?

A NeurOptimal neurofeedback session is an effortless and effective brain training method. It’s non-invasive and safe neurofeedback training for kids and adults alike.  Learn how many sessions you need and best practices and cost.

This video describes what will happen during your first NeurOptimal session, including how this kind of neurofeedback technology works, what you might feel and the best way to train. 

 
 
 

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN BRAIN TRAINING WITH NEUROPTIMAL

Sensors are placed on your scalp and ear which read electrical signals coming from your brain. The software reads the signals 256 times per second! That’s how fast your brain is communicating. When the NeurOptimal software detects turbulence in your brain activity, it creates a micro-interruption in music. Why interrupt the music? It signals to you to pay attention to what’s going on. Through the training you are learning to use better information-present moment information-rather than staying stuck in your habitual patterns.

And how do you feel afterwards? Clients report feeling calmer, more grounded, less stressed, and more focused.

A good analogue is like when you are daydreaming and in a daydream you (your brain) are not aware of what is happening, not until someone calls your name (the music stopping in neurofeedback) and you simultaneously realize that you were lost in a daydream, and recognize the quality of that daydream, as well as take in information about the here-and-now. Learn more about how NeurOptimal works >

Training with NeurOptimal® is actually learning a new, more effective, way of being. 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. Read more FAQ's here >

NEUROPTIMAL FAQs

How long is a neurofeedback session?

A regular neurofeedback session lasts 33 minutes and the in-office visit takes a total of 45-50 minutes. However, when renting the equipment for home use, an extended version 44 minutes is also available. It's the same training, just 10 more minutes of a work-out, or a nap for yourself!  Learn more about renting cost here or schedule an appointment at one of our locations here.

How many neurofeedback sessions do people typically need?

The number of sessions varies depending on why the person is training.  And when clients have more stressors they often want more training.  In general most clients train somewhere between 10-30+ sessions.  Some people fall in love with the training and decide they want to own a system, like buying a treadmill for home use. Those people are often interested in optimal health, and want to keep their brains in top performance.  

How can I get best results from Neurofeedback Training?

When you start training, by either coming in for sessions or renting a neurofeedback device from us there are some key dos and don'ts that we have a significant impact on how quickly you'll notice changes which you can read more about in our blog post: What you must know for best results

What’s the purpose of the music?

How neurofeedback works is actually not about the particular sound or sight but rather how the orienting response of the brain gets triggered by stopping the music or visual display.  We are “bio-hacking” by interrupting the habitual patterns of the brain through the use of the brain’s natural information gathering process, the orienting response. It’s triggered by interrupting the music which triggers the awareness response of the automatic functioning CNS to come into the present moment . This serves as an opportunity for the brain to see it’s habitual mal-adaptive choices and then to correct them, hence the resolving of symptoms such as heightened feelings of worry and fear, which is the body’s fight / flight response, which is only supposed to be used when here’s an immediate threat to the body’s safety.  When the brain sees this habitual choice is inappropriate for the here-and-now it will change course.

So while there is the necessity for sound it’s not the particulars of it, that make the neurofeedback effective; it’s the interruption process at the exact millisecond the brain is about to change states (read by the EEG patterning of the brain) and perform an action that is key for the ‘feedback.’


Why NeurOptimal Neurofeedback? Learn how NeurOptimal works >



NeurOptimal Reviews and Success Stories

Although NeurOptimal neurofeedback training does not treat specific conditions, specific symptoms are alleviated because you are improving the overall functioning of the central nervous system. 

Success Stories >

Rent or Buy Neurofeedback Equipment

  • Same training as in office visits

  • Easy to use and just as effective

  • Saves in overall neurofeedback cost

  • We ship throughout U.S. & Canada

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Where can I find a neurofeedback trainer near me?

We provide NeurOptimal sessions at several locations in US.: