A resilient brain returns to its baseline quickly and doesn’t sabotage itself by remaining stuck on repetitive self-critical thoughts or negativity. Individuals with resilient brains report being happier and successful in their lives. Neuroptimal® monitors your brainwaves and gives subtle cues to the brain when it detects inefficient functioning. When the brain is performing fluidly the Neurofeedback equipment plays music or a visual. When the brain’s activity becomes inconsistent or less smooth, the music is interrupted momentarily. The interruption gently cues the brain that it isn’t performing optimally. All of the learning happens outside your conscious awareness. Your brain learns when it is stuck and when it is jumping around inefficiently. As your brain begins to operate more efficiently, the system adjusts itself automatically in response to your brain’s activity, individualizing the training microsecond by microsecond to your own brain’s functioning. In this manner the learning continues based on your brain’s response to the training.
Neuroptimal® works by training the brain to be more flexible and resilient. This is done by stimulating and interacting with the brain and offering the brain the information it needs to function gracefully. All of the things you do every day require different states of consciousness and awareness; from being alert and focused all the way to being asleep. Great flexibility is required to shift your various states of awareness seamlessly from one task or activity to another, continuously throughout the day. A lack of flexibility can adversely affect your performance and your mood, and leave you feeling drained and stressed at the end of the day. Most of us only have a very limited number of states of awareness available to us, and are not able to access states of consciousness that utilize higher frequencies. A truly flexible mind allows you to respond appropriately to an increased range of situations and environments.
As you get better, the level of difficulty increases automatically. With practice your brain function naturally improves and becomes more fluid, helping you become more effective in your personal and professional life. Your progress will be monitored and before each session begins, your baseline will be established. The baseline will measure how efficiently and effectively your brain is working. The software will chart your brain activity. After the session another reading will be taken and compared to your baseline. These readings are recorded in your profile and your brain technician will be able to monitor your progress. The trainer will be an important resource in exploring the effectiveness of your training sessions. Others can often see your progress before you can. In the end, it is always how you are doing in your life that counts.
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, processes and stores information, and formulates appropriate responses. This is all made possible by a vast and wonderful neural network. It is estimated that the human brain has 15-33 billion neurons and each neuron may have as many as 10,000 synaptic connections. Neurons communicate with each other using electrical signals. The electrical signals emanating from the brain are measured as brainwaves. The frequencies of the brainwaves tell us a lot about the state of the brain at a given moment.