What is NeurOptimal®?
NeurOptimal® works with the central nervous system -your brain- by targeting shifts in the brain’s activity that can undermine optimal brain function. NeurOptimal® picks up information from the brain as its occurring and mirrors it back, allowing the brain to reorganize itself. As a result the brain becomes more stable, and flexibility and resilience are improved.
So let’s talk about the brain and how it works. The brain is a very complex structure. It processes massive amounts of information, develops responses and applies them, mostly without our awareness. When we are learning behaviors, neural connections are strengthened with repetition and our behaviors often become an unconscious and uncontrolled response. Unfortunately we sometimes solidify mal-adaptive behavior patterns in our brains because of circumstances outside of our control. By the time we become aware of these patterns, they are usually difficult to change because they are supported by powerful unconscious neural connections.
What Happens During a NeurOptimal® Session?
During a NeurOptimal® session you wear ear clips and two small sensors on the sides of your head. These pick up the delicate electrical activity of your brain. You relax, close your eyes and listen to music. NeurOptimal® processes your brain signals very rapidly. When it detects them moving into an “instability”, the music pauses very briefly. Consciously of course, this has no meaning for you— in fact you may not even notice. But unconsciously your brain understands the mathematics behind the timing of the pauses and adjusts its activity without any effort from you.
How Can NeurOptimal® Help?
Promotes healthy sleep
Helps improve mental sharpness
Feel more confident, comfortable and calm
Promotes relaxation, which as a part of a healthy lifestyle, may help with anxiety
Helps you become more flexible and resilient which makes coping with life stressors easier
Improves instruction following, concentration, problem-solving, multi-tasking, resource management, logic, pattern-recognition and hand-eye coordination
Enhances learning capacity
Assists with weight loss goals
Helps improve performance anxiety and sports anxiety
Is it Safe?
YES. NeurOptimal® is completely non-invasive and non-directive. There is no electricity or vibration or external signal into the brain. It does not do anything to influence any outcome. Instead it is up to your brain to use the mathematical information it receives, or not — as it will. For this reason NeurOptimal® is an extraordinarily safe tool for self-optimization. In fact, history of its use world-wide, as revealed in two extensive surveys, indicate that we have now logged well over three million hours of safe usage and it was approved by the FDA in 2018.
NeurOptimal® is safe for any age.
What to Expect
Your NeurOptimal® certified clinician will have you fill out some symptom screening documents, and will go over these briefly to get an initial base line. They will explain to you the procedure and expectations of NeurOptimal® and how it works. You will receive NeurOptimal® brain optimization for around 35 minutes. After your session, you will process your experience with them, and they will answer any questions or comments that may come up.