Neurofeedback

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Approved by the FDA as
Effective for Stress Reduction

Listed by the American Academy of Pediatrics
as an evidence-based practice for
the treatment of AD/HD – ADD

American Psychological Association
Top Clinical Efficacy Level
(Level 5: Efficacious and Specific)

NeurOptimal® is a 100% non-invasive and holistic method for restoring serenity, focus, confidence and wellness back into your life.

Frequently Asked Questions          Research

Neurofeedback with NeurOptimal® is a brain fitness program which facilitates a more efficient use of neural resources. NeurOptimal® is the most advanced brain training technology available today. The system works with the central nervous system and allows the brain to regulate itself seamlessly and become more resilient. This safe and reliable solution has helped thousands of people with cognitive, emotional or physical challenges including:
Stress / Burnout
Depression
AD/HD-ADD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
Anxiety / Panic
PTSD – Traumas
Sleep Problems / Sleep Disorders
Academic performance enhancement
Athletic performance enhancement
Brain aging symptoms (such as forgetfulness)

The brain is always able to learn. A brain maintains its neuroplasticity and given the right information, is able to create new neuronal connections.

What does more efficient brain function “feel” like?

The first thing most users notice is a substantial improvement in the quality of their sleep. Many report that they dream more vividly and sleep more soundly. After a few NeurOptimal® sessions, users report feeling more focused, calm and centered. They work faster, more efficiently and experience a significant reduction in physical complaints. They are less bothered by doubts and insecurities and are more apt to experience confidence and satisfaction. Nagging, upsetting thoughts simply drop away with no effort on the user’s part. Free from distraction, the brain can focus on the present and naturally discover the best way to tackle the task at hand. (For difficult, chronic mental health conditions, using neurofeedback in combination with psychotherapy is an even more powerful combination than either method alone.)

What does the research say about the effectiveness of neurofeedback?

As noted above, research has resulted in FDA approval of neurofeedback. In addition, research has found neurofeedback meets the American Psychological Association’s top clinical efficacy level for treatment (Level 5: efficacious and specific), and research resulted in The American Academy of Pediatrics listing neurofeedback as an evidence-based practice for the treatment of AD/HD – ADD.

The scientific evidence regarding the health benefits obtained by neurofeedback training is abundant and easily accessible online, as are many videos highlighting the benefits.

North Carolina Health News reported on the benefits of neuofeedback for PTSD IN VETERANS.

Much of the research has been done on ATTENTION DEFICIT and a Norwegian study found neurofeedback training to be just as effective as Ritalin for treating children with AD/HD.

Many people notice improvements in sleep, even when that is not what they are using neurofeedback for. ABC Affiliate News8 Health Reporter provides a story on the benefits for people with INSOMNIA.

SPORTS PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT is discussed in these videos by a golfer and professional race car driver, who also talk about being at PEAK PERFORMANCE IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE with neurofeedback.

Clinical trials related to neurofeedback are available on PubMed database.

Extensive research specifically related to NeurOptimal® is available on the Zengar Institute website.

A growing number of psychotherapists and health practitioners are adding neurofeedback to their practice as reported in this article from the Washington Post.

Below are a few references illustrating the extent and state of the research on neurofeedback:
Davidson, R. J., Jackson, & D. C., Kalin, N. H. (2000). Emotion, plasticity, context, and regulation: Perspectives from affective neuroscience. Psychological Bulletin, 126(6), 890-909.
Gyorgy Buzsaki: Rhythms of the Brain, 2006.
Doidge, Norman: The Brain That Changes Itself (2007). Hammond, D. C. (2005). Neurofeedback treatment for depression and anxiety. Journal of Adult Development, 12, 131-137.
Monastra, V. J., Monastra, D. M., & George, S. (2002). The effects of stimulant therapy, EEG biofeedback, and parenting style on the primary symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 27, 231-249.
Robbins, James: A symphony in the brain: The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback. 2005.
Van der Kolk, B. A.(2005). Clinical Implications of Neuroscience Research for the Treatment of PTSD. Annals New York Academy of Sciences.
Hill, Robert W. & Castro, Eduardo: Healing Young Brains, the Neurofeedback Solution, 2009.

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NeurOptimal® is a 100% non-invasive and holistic method for restoring serenity, focus, confidence and wellness back into your life.