How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Some people can expect to notice some changes by ten sessions, while others achieve their goals by 20 to 40 plus sessions. Even before ten sessions, many clients report feeling better rested, having an improved outlook, and being able to engage more effectively with colleagues or loved ones, and so forth. These changes may or may not be related to the goals you came in with, but it signifies that change is happening. These types of changes are all evidence that your central nervous system is responding to the information it is receiving. The more training you do, the more ingrained it will be. It is much like learning a language or a physical skill like skiing. The more sessions you have, the stronger the skill. You can stop training whenever you feel ready and simply return for booster sessions, if you want a tune-up. Some clients continue training on a monthly or bi-monthly basis to great effect. There are Olympic athletes who are using Neuroptimal® to enhance their training and sport, as well as business people who get regular tune-ups to keep stress down and optimal performance up. The frequency of tune-ups depends upon how stressful of a life you are living.
Do the Effects of Neurofeedback Training Last?
Training with Neuroptimal® is actually a learning task. You get results because your brain is actively learning, even if you are not doing the learning consciously. For instance, once you learn how to read, you can’t unlearn. Your brain doesn’t forget. It may get rusty, but the effects of learning remain throughout your lifetime. However, your brain is living tissue and it can get knocked off course by stress, anesthetic, alcohol, unhealthy living, or even just by general difficulties in daily life. Fortunately, it’s easy to get back on track with just a few booster sessions. A previously trained brain quickly utilizes the neurofeedback information presented, as it already knows what to do with the information, and retraining is very rapid. So, if you find yourself hitting some roadblocks, you can quickly do a booster session or two to recover your optimal flow and functioning.