Neurofeedback FAQ's

Why we plateau and how we get stuck...

Better Understanding the Brain

The brain is capable of optimal functioning, but for most of us our central nervous system gets knocked off and even stuck from the challenges of daily life. 


Our experiences in life impact how our brain functions. The brain’s way of functioning that might have brought us comfort and helped us navigate what was going on at a prior point in time, might not be what is peak performance for us now.


We lose our ability to be flexible, resilient, and adaptable.


Imagine how great you could feel if your brain could operate at its full potential.


This is what NeurOptimal Neurofeedback can accomplish!


Experiencing improved clarity, reduced stress, and a greater sense of calm, regardless of what you have experienced in the past or are going through recently, is possible.

Benefits of Neurofeedback

  • Tap into full potential
  • Promote Healthy Sleep Habits
  • Increase resilience
  • Help improve mental focus and memory
  • Deepen self-awareness and empathy
  • Unleash Creativity
  • Enhance Learning Capacity

NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback is a 100% non-invasive, drug-free brain training technique that helps your brain make the most of its natural resources.


Developed by Clinical Psychologists Drs. Sue and Val Brown, NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback® has been time-tested over 20 years. Unlike traditional linear neurofeedback, which can cause deficits and side effects, NeurOptimal’s non-linear approach does not push or entrain the brain, but instead trains it. Just as physical exercise benefits the body, brain training can greatly enhance well-being and unlock cognitive potential, helping you achieve your goals and dreams.


The result is personal transformation with the ability to navigate and handle life’s challenges with greater flexibility, resilience and adaptability.

Yes, NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback is a safe, non-invasive, and FDA-approved wellness device, that utilizes the brain’s natural ability to optimize itself. Unlike linear neurofeedback systems that seek specific outcomes and push the brain to conform to average standards, NeurOptimal® uses interruptions in music to prompt the brain to observe itself and adjust itself in a way that best suits the individual.


With NeurOptimal®, there is no need for a doctor’s permission and it is considered a general wellness tool rather than a medical device. It empowers the brain to improve performance in a natural way and enhance mental, emotional, and physical well-being.


We are happy to report that our NeurOptimal® proprietary neurofeedback system is brain training software that provides your brain assistance in utilizing its best neural resources. By unlocking or “interrupting” some of the negative cycles and patterns of electrical activity in the brain, you open up your mind and life to a whole new world of opportunity for growth and progress.

Trainers around the world have shown NeurOptimal® to be 100% safe and report higher efficacy levels* than those claimed for many medications. – Zengar® Institute Survey of Trainers Dec 2008, 2013

Before your first NeurOptimal® Session, you will fill out a brief questionnaire describing how you feel and what you wish to achieve.


For your Session, you will either be seated or lying down. Sensors are placed on the scalp and ears that read electrical activity from your brain. Nothing goes back to your brain through the sensors. You are given earbuds to listen to peaceful, relaxing nature music during the brain training Session.


The music is the platform for the feedback. You will hear occasional “skips” or “interruptions” in the music; this is the signal that prompts your brain to observe what it has just done and the brain will then decide if it wants to make any changes to self-regulate or optimize.


Each Session is relaxing, peaceful and typically lasts about 45 minutes (the actual music plays for 33 minutes).

At the end of a Session, you will most likely feel less stressed, more relaxed and more mentally clear. Clients often report feeling “lighter.” It is highly unlikely you will experience any negative after-effects as NeurOptimal® does not artificially “push” the brain in any specific direction. Many users experience deeper sleep and enhanced energy. It’s that easy and completely safe!

Ahhh…you get to relax. You don’t have a job to do. You can have eyes open, eyes closed. If you get relaxed enough to fall asleep, which many people do, we highly recommend taking the opportunity to do so. Many clients call it a “nap with a purpose.”


Ultimately, your brain in its infinite intelligence is helping you break through to your peak function through the interrupts in the sound.


Your brain is doing the work in the session, observing itself so it can re-orient itself to help you be at your best.


Oftentimes clients will spend their time during the session reading or working on homework, or even working on a computer. 

NeurOptimal® is a brain training program that helps the brain observe itself in real-time through interrupts in the sound. These interruptions occur when the program detects that the brain’s electrical activity is about to make a change. The interruptions serve as a cue for the brain to observe the change that just happened and decide if it wants to make a change based off of that change


For example, when trying to balance on a surfboard, the brain recognizes the sensation of instability as discomfort and automatically works to reorient and self-regulate to help the individual stay on the board. Similarly, NeurOptimal® prompts the brain to observe the change, and decide if it wants to make a change to reorient or self-regulate.

NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback is unique among other neurofeedback systems because of its ability to work with the individual brain’s natural function. The Dynamical® Neurofeedback® technology is proprietary and based in neuroscience, specifically designed to harness the brain’s non-linear nature. This allows for a wide range of goals to be addressed without being limited.


Additionally, NeurOptimal® is safe and effective, as it provides the brain with the information it needs to improve itself without forcing or pushing it in any specific direction.


Unlike other brain training systems, NeurOptimal® is not creating side effects because it is not trying to force the brain to any setpoint. This allows for a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

Everyone is different, but most experience some of the benefits in just a few sessions. The best approach is to focus on self-assessment rather than a certain number of sessions or how a graph looks. Using the self-assessment tools are highly recommended for powerful feedback about progress. Based on observation and feedback from clients, desired results are often experienced around 20-40 sessions. Neurofeedback is a process not an event. It is a cumulative process. Many implement it as a lifelong wellness tool just like exercise, a healthy diet, or talk therapy.

Personal Wellness:
Mental and Emotional Fitness - Physical Health

Clients report struggles with poor habits, procrastination, disorganization, nightmares, sleep challenges, impulsivity, aggressiveness, hyperactivity, and obsessive behaviors, to name a few, are either greatly reduced or disappear.

Peak Performance:
Business Professionals
Athletes - Students

Imagine tapping into your A-game on a regular basis. No more feeling fearful after that injury. Imagine getting restful, restorative sleep and being able to remain focused, energized, and experiencing mind-blowing, mind-body connection where as quick as you can think it, your body can do it! That is the state that NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback® can assist you with experiencing.

All Life Stages:

NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback® can assist children, youth, and adults alike with increased focus, clarity, energy, patience, concentration, and self-confidence. 

NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback® is the most powerful supplement you can add to your self-care and lifestyle regimen.

You Don't Have to Settle for Less Than Your Best

Feeling Stressed, Anxious or Down?

NeurOptimal can help reduce stress and anxiety by improving the brain’s ability to self-regulate, which can lead to a more calm and relaxed state of mind.


NeurOptimal can also help alleviate symptoms of feeling down by improving mood, increasing energy levels, and promoting overall well-being.

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