WHAT IS NEUROFEEDBACK
Neurofeedback is a drug-free, non-invasive, form of brain self-regulation that improves the central nervous system by training the brain to operate at an optimal level.
The brain is the center of our central nervous system. It is a sophisticated command and control center that is responsible for controlling all the other systems in your body. It receives and processes information from your body and the environment and enables you to process and store information and formulate appropriate responses, much of it without your conscious awareness. This is all made possible by a vast and wonderful neural network.
When your brain is not regulating itself at its optimal performance, ramifications naturally exist. Neurofeedback is a methodology whereby the brain is trained to regulate itself at its optimal level.
NeurOptimal® is a non-linear Dynamical Neurofeedback™ system and as such is very different from other systems. It is designed to focus on the central nervous system - the hub of all functions in the human body. It is completely non-invasive and non-directive because it is based on understanding how the brain works as well as how it is best optimized.
With NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback, the trainer does not diagnosis or determine how much neurofeedback to provide, NeurOptimal® does it all. There is no need for outside tests like brain mapping to diagnose what's "wrong" or someone to decide what the central nervous system needs. You can simply allow the central nervous system to receive the pure information about itself — untainted by the beliefs of the trainer — and the brain organizes on its own. This is what the central nervous system is designed to do and NeurOptimal® is designed to rely on this inherent intelligence of the brain. As a result, the Neurofeedback process is perfectly, effortlessly, natural. And this is true no matter what the problem is — even if there was significant developmental delay or injury as far back as birth or even earlier. Every brain has the potential to optimize itself, if given the right information. If given information and left on its own to organize, the central nervous system will never hurt itself.
With other Neurofeedback systems, the practitioner pinpoints/labels a problem and provides Neurofeedback to target that issue, the reliance is on the practitioner to calibrate the technology to provide the proper stimulation and the desired feedback to the brain. While this type of "Operant Conditioning" can be effective, we now know that brains are extremely fluid and if one part is damaged or not functioning as it should, other parts of the brain fill in where that part is struggling. With traditional Neurofeedback the calibration and reward is still up to the practitioner. Conversely, with NeuroOptimal, the subjectivity of the provider is removed and the healing is placed on the whole brain rather than on the practitioner to subjectively determine which parts to "tune up." That is what makes NeurOpitmal® a non-linear dynamical process.
WHO IS HEIDI
Heidi is a Certified Advanced Neurofeedback Trainer with NeurOptimal®. She began using Neurofeedback in January, 2012 for Misophonia. She considers her Misophonia nearly cured, having eliminated chewing triggers and greatly reducing the remaining triggers, with the added bonus of eliminating her insomnia and increasing her focus. Heidi was so moved by her own success with Neurofeedback, she became a Certified Advanced NeurOptimal® Trainer in order to share the benefits of Neurofeedback training with others. Heidi desires to help others achieve their best brain functioning, especially children whose lives have been significantly affected by ADD.
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