What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is one of the more powerful transformative technologies available today. It is a gentle, non-invasive process that utilizes information about your brain waves to facilitate better mental performance, mental health, and overall well-being. It's like exercise for your brain, gently challenging it to develop the neural pathways it needs for better balance (resilience) and functioning (performance). As a result, you enjoy increased focus and concentration, more resilience to stress, and improved performance.
With NeurOptimal® neurofeedback—the cutting edge in neurofeedback technology and the only system we endorse at NeuroEdge® Coaching—each client's brain directs its own learning and response to the feedback. This is important because it means that each client will see benefits tailored to his or her own needs.
What Benefits Do People See with Neurofeedback?
Students see an improved ability to focus and concentrate, along with less frustration and a greater resilience to stress, resulting in improved academic performance.
Neurofeedback helps Athletes hone their ability to find and stay "in the zone," put to better use what they've learned during practice time, and thrive in the face of challenges—both on and off the field—that are inherent to the world of sports. Neurofeedback helps address traumatic brain injuries (concussions) by helping the brain to form new neural pathways.
Neurofeedback is perhaps best known for its help with symptoms of ADD/ADHD, as well as learning disabilities and anxieties/phobias. In many cases, symptoms are resolved to such an extent that ADD/ADHD medications can be dramatically reduced or eliminated. And because it helps train the brain to work more effectively and efficiently, people have reported increased test scores and higher grades. Kids often feel better and happier. And because they are better able to perform at the level they're capable of, they're more successful, which feels great. The benefits spill over into other areas of life.
Musicians see improvements in areas including musical understanding, imagination, communication with the audience, and mastering their performance. Performers find an ease on stage and and an increased presence. Artists see improvements in idea creation, getting "unstuck," overcoming writer's block, and finding the artistic "flow."