What Clients Are Saying…
Raquel has been incredibly supportive and understanding of everything that I’ve been going through and she makes the sessions go by with ease. I feel like she is easy to trust, and she always has amazing feedback to offer me. I highly recommend neuroptimal and Raquel to anyone who is thinking about making some serious changes in their life.
Everyone has struggles and difficulties now and then but, when the struggles become too overwhelming, it is important to seek help and support whether it is for yourself or a loved one.
Raquel has a unique way of helping people by utilizing the Central Nervous System which, of course, includes the Brain. Raquel uses this approach since the brain learns and develops a habitual way of behaving due to experiences in our lives.
Through Neurofeedback Training, the brain has a chance to “rewire” and “heal” from traumatic experiences.
In conjunction with the Neurofeedback Training, Raquel’s Breaking Barriers Coaching complements her client’s healing of developing a NEW MINDSET with NEW RESULTS.
I highly recommend Raquel Younglove’s healing approach and technique to bring about life changing results. If you want professionalism, trust, hope and results, call Raquel and she will be there for you!
Annette Skok (Navy Veteran)
The Neuro sessions helped my son make corrections to his sleep patterns, helped with his concentration, and allowed him to keep his anxiety under control. He is no longer in need of anti-depressants to manage this. He is getting regular sleep without melatonin and is no longer suffering from panic attacks. He also has ADHD and I swear this has also helped with this. He is back in college and excelling! His brain is being retrained to stay on task and organized. He still gets anxious but can manage it.
The coaching is a blessing from above. Raquel has a way of uniquely reading you, the room and the situation. She is higher qualified in what she does. Her compassion to help others is like no other. Our son started with 2-3 sessions a week with her. And he is now at 1 a week. He has grown leaps and bounds in just a few months. He trusts her and she is so good at showing him different perspectives that he may not have seen before. The confidence he has added is so wonderful. He says she is easy to talk to and understand. She has also worked with us as parents to better equip us. Taught us to step back, have patience, and “plant a seed and let it grow” as she would say. As a mom it’s hard to watch your child struggle and she has allowed me peace of mind. She is a busy woman but has made herself available when we had bad moments and needed guidance.
I have never met anyone like her. Her willingness to do whatever it takes to help is beyond any other professional I have ever worked with. I love her spirit and faith as well. I love that she can roll that into her coaching. WORTH EVERY PENNY WE HAVE SPENT!
I highly recommend Raquel to anyone who wants to improve their brain and their life.
Doug W., PhD
I began my search and had contacted other organizations associated with brain training but did not get the honest and caring responses that I received from Raquel Younglove. As soon as I contacted her, it was obvious that she not only provided means for healing, she was truly compassionate and deeply cared about those with whom she associated (her clients). I flew from my temporary home in Europe to Colorado and I actualized my new journey of healing. Due to my state, I arranged for two five-day sessions with a three-week break between them. Afterward, the change was, for lack of better words, amazing. IT WORKED!! I had finally been put on a path of contentment and peace. After all I had been through, I was actually experiencing a sense of peace and my thoughts were ones of a positive nature instead of violence, anger, hate, revenge and death. I regained my ability to love and experience a deep compassion. To this day, I have not had one episode of feeling sad and down and I am thinking clearly instead of constantly looking through a haze that caused my mind to see a blurred interpretation of life. The Optimized Brain gave me the tools/ability to cope with daily events and those individuals a person perceives as antagonistic/negative. I can actually go to a social event and enjoy myself!
Lastly, I must add this; I believe in my heart that the success I have experienced is also due to Raquel Younglove. Raquel’s kind and loving thoughts, words and actions are true and come from a depth within her spirit that just can’t be explained with words. She has a personal loving touch that goes beyond the norm. In summation; for me brain training and The Optimized Brain worked. I’m positive that it can work for others no matter what their goal is. However, to “optimize” the opportunity, a person must have a desire and be ready for change. A person needs to be open, listen, learn and possibly go through a lifestyle change (walk a different path of life). It’s worth it……..it is a new peaceful dimension; a continuing journey of constant growth that will go on until the light goes out.
I recommend her training to other veterans who also suffer for I believe it has helped me, and do believe it would help others as well, Thank you.CET
I wanted to take a minute and send you a thank you! Thank you for your neurofeedback services! My son, S. D. has had some struggles since the age of 2. We moved from another state here to Colorado Springs when he turned 6. We were quite nervous to be leaving our support network, his friends, and his school and creating such a big change. At first he was handling the new environment well, but as school started we could tell he was getting more anxious. He started having difficulty making little decisions, like what to eat for breakfast, which was unlike him. He was getting more and more difficult for his teacher and we could tell he was struggling. He wasn’t sleeping very well either.
I am happy to say after the 10 neurofeedback sessions we got our son, S. D., is back, my mom heart is very happy! Thank you for providing such a caring and calm environment to support him! His sense of calm is improved dramatically. He is laughing more and is calmer. His decision making got easier, and his executive functioning skills improved. He became excited to go to school and his behaviors improved tremendously. He is also sleeping very well. I am crying happy tears just thinking how far he has come in such short amount of time, thanks to you! I would highly recommend neurofeedback and your services!
Thank you for everything!S.D.s Mom
Upon completion, not only did I notice a marked difference afterwards, but it was also noticed that while I was undergoing treatment, there were differences in my actions/reactions by others. As I completed the sessions, it was observed by myself and others that these ailments were improving: I was becoming less hypervigilant, falling asleep easier/earlier (my insomnia is affecting me less), decreased sinus issues, less reactivity, decreased racing thoughts, improved focus (I have trouble focusing while reading, which I love to do), and overall becoming more even-keeled in my moods.
This training is one that I myself have had success with, not only by my observation, but also noticed by others as well. I have and will continue to recommend this to anyone. I also believe that this process will be especially beneficial to fellow veterans, and would push that not only WW promote it, but for the VA to adopt it as well.
You have been on my mind so much lately, hope all is well with you. You know how various scheduled yearly events remind us to think back to how it was during those events in years before? We just had our Colorado State Fair Cashmere Goat Show, which is held every Saturday of Labor Day weekend. It got me to remember back to previous State Fairs and how it was for me.
I am flooded with gratitude for you and your brain optimization work, the difference in me and the quality of my life is measurable. I am enjoying happiness and healthiness I never dreamed possible: still effortlessly sober, which in itself is an amazing feat; minimal aches and pains; satisfyingly high energy levels; sufficient mental clarity to deal with complex situations. And, recalling my first sessions with you still brings me a chuckle.
You and your amazing work have been on my mind so much the last couple of months, in exactly 3 weeks from today I will have been sober for 3 years!!!!! I am forever grateful for this gift. It would be wonderful to add another 10 sessions to my happy self.
You have been so much in my mind this last week, as I celebrate my fourth year of sobriety. Myself so grateful for you and brain optimization.
On one of those days I left the house and went to my networking meeting and the ladies could see my dismay and despair. I spoke to Raquel and she said to come see her she is sure there was something she could do. At this point there was nothing I wouldn’t do, there was nothing I wouldn’t pay to love being with my family and making the start of their day positive. So I set up a time.
We are very impressed with the results and I can’t tell you just how much I love my family again! The mornings are so peaceful and fun at the same time. We have time to play with each other and I never would have thought this was possible. I am glad that I was able to give my son his life back to him and let him gain control. He seems to be much happier, he engages in conversations more and he is able to read a book and sit at the same time.
All I can say is thank you, thank you and thank you! You have brought peace and harmony to my son’s brain but also to my family and there is no price value you can place on that. Thank you!
Thanks for all you did!
I spent my first tour of duty in Iraq from 2003 to 2004 spending the majority of my time in the middle of nowhere building livable conditions for the infantry as well as providing our own security. As soon as an area was livable, we moved on to the next place. In September of 2003, I was at a small camp, building an entertainment center for a couple infantry guys and a 120mm mortar landed 60 feet or so behind me, exploding, killing 2 EPW’s, injuring 1 soldier and throwing me to the ground with a superficial piece of shrapnel hitting my right butt cheek. I couldn’t hear for 4 hours. I got lucky… looking at the wall in front of where I was standing, there were 1 to 3 inch diameter holes in the concrete wall all around where I was standing. By all rights it should have killed me.
My second tour was I guess a little mellower. I spent 2008 to 2009 in Afghanistan. I spent most of my time in the middle of nowhere in the north half of Afghanistan preforming quality control inspections on local national built projects. There was minimal to moderate in-coming mortars with the occasional direct fire. Near the end of that tour I was moved down to Kandahar and did anything from quality control to contract representative to helping survey in a mine field.
When I returned home, I had been married for 1 year (most of which was spent deployed) and now was trying to get back to real life. I never had experience with kids before and found integrating into a family, having a new wife and 3 kids to be a real challenge. My post-traumatic stress progressively went downhill. I was angry all the time. I was frustrated because I didn’t believe anything was wrong with me, it was everyone else. I was drinking (3) 1.75 liter bottles of rum a week and going out to bars on top of that. I wasn’t sleeping and was even having black outs.
After several months of this and a lot of convincing, I finally sought help for my post-traumatic stress. I tried everything I could find to get help. I started with traditional therapy then moved on to EMDR, and ended up on medications. Some things only helped a little and some not at all. This continued for the next 3 years. Long story short on this part, I almost ended up losing everything, even one step away from my life. I had nothing left to lose. I needed help and was willing to try anything.
I completed brain training 18 months ago and it’s given me my life back. For this I have to thank Raquel Younglove at The Optimized Brain for her dedication, my wife for finding this amazing training and for standing by my side throughout all of this and my family and friends for their support. Thank you will never be enough for all these people.
I am here to assure all that know us that there is hope… it can get better… you don’t have to give up! It is not a “cure”, it is a remedy. It will allow you to be able to deal with “you” again. Feel like “you” again. It takes a little time, a small effort on “your” part, but it can be done… and it’s worth it!
It’s been 4 months, almost 5, and I will always talk highly about the brain training experience I had with Raquel Younglove!
I was so happy and excited when I discovered brain training, because it was not another pill, it was a cure! It was the light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel. The testimonies I read gave me hope that I didn’t have to be this way for the rest of my life! My husband and I signed up together almost immediately.
The sessions were very comfortable. The rooms were dimly lit, and the chairs made you feel like you were floating on air. After the sessions, we would go eat a meal high in animal protein, drink lots of water, and then we would go for a walk. The area had plenty of activities! We would take a walk at the Garden of the Gods, the zoo, or just around the adorable little town of Manitou Springs. I began to test myself after the fourth session. I was feeling really good, and brave for once. I knew at the zoo they had a ski lift (which I NEVER do), so we went straight there and I rode the ski lift! I didn’t have any anxiousness leading up to the ski lift or getting on the ski lift, or once we were on! I had a blast! I was even leaning over the bar to point and look at things! It was unreal! In the past I was terrified that one movement would have made the ski lift fall from the rope to the rocky cliffs below. That thought did not cross my mind once! This was huge for me!! The next night, we went to the cave of winds. We had been in Colorado Springs just 2 months prior and I couldn’t even make it past the entrance. This time, I made it past the entrance and through the entire cave without once having the slightest feeling of anxiousness! I was enjoying it so much that I took pictures the whole time! The last time I was at this cave I had a massive panic attack at the entrance and started to hyperventilate! The whole time I was terrified I would be buried alive in this thing! This time was amazing! By the time we were finished with all 10 sessions I felt like a new person!! I continue to feel this good everyday! My mind is not running 90 miles a second anymore, and my anxiousness is gone!
I can’t thank Raquel and her team enough for the wonderful deed they have done in my life!
I didn’t know just how emotional the week was going to be when I started but I had many moments of crying and learning to release sorrows, loss and control. I feel after 10 sessions that so much good has been started, a foundation laid. Now it’s up to me to depend on God to continue helping me grow and become stronger. I have a wonderful amazing husband that has supported me every day and finally we’ve walked through something that he consistently says he sees a change! Praise God! He is the ultimate healer but God has used the brain training to do what I was not able to do on my own. I have many areas of growth to walk through and I’d love to have another turn in the chair but my anxiousness is near gone most days, I typically sleep very well, for the first time in almost 17 years, I don’t have nightmares of losing loved ones and if my mind tries to go there, I’ve been given the tools to grab onto that new waive of the brain that knows truth from fantasy anxieties. I feel I can finally approach life and feel hopeful again!
My journey has been long, it’s been long for my husband and those beside me but through it all we pray we may have something to share. This, is worth sharing! Thank you Raquel and staff for allowing God to use you in this manner, may you be blessed!
After the first/second session, I have been able to fall asleep, almost as fast as my husband, which, in of itself, is amazing. After the third/fourth sessions, my brain calmed down. And by the sixth session, it was so quiet in my brain it was odd. I still wonder if this is how *normal* people’s brains are. This part feeds in to most of my problems. I sleep better because I am not constantly making lists, or worrying. I don’t have anxiousness because I’m not constantly going over situations. I no longer obsess over things I said or did/didn’t do, which has also boosted my self esteem. I also don’t feel so stressed out all day from all the things going on in my brain, which has helped my temper. My throat no longer clinches when I have to speak publicly and I no longer worry if I am going to say the wrong thing, or an idiotic thing.
Everything this process has done for me has made a tremendous impact on my life, my marriage and my parenting. I highly recommend having it done. Everything is still you, you still have the same thought process, and feelings about situations, it just helps you process things the right way.
Then my chiropractor recommended Raquel and her brain work for my confusion. I was ready to try anything at this point and signed up. My first indication that things were shifting was my mood. I was SO MUCH happier than I’d been even BEFORE my fall. Then I realized how good I felt in my body. Aches and pains I had learned to live with disappeared. Then I slowly saw the difference in my organization skills. I could FINALLY attack my desk and actually do something with the piles rather than just shuffle them from one side to another. 3 months later and I’ve really made good progress. Being in sales means I have to be at the top of my game to make any money. I’m making phone calls, hitting all my appointments, remembering who I’d send what to, enjoying talking to new people and have seriously increased my commission checks each month.
Thank you Raquel and brain training. I’ve already started to send my family for the work as well!
I had the sessions and have experienced great improvement in my energy level, my balance and dizziness!!! As long as I continue to eat protein to” feed my brain” many times a day, I’m not aware of my dizziness!! What an easy solution to feeling good again by eating protein, drinking water but first by having this non-evasive therapy!!! I highly recommend this to any one who needs help in this area!!!!
I also feel strength in myself that was not present before. The fight or flight response is certainly more fight. I am not a victim of circumstance anymore.
I am once again feeling the courage and high self-esteem that comes with creativity. Sometimes it’s like a high, I can do anything I WANT.
My feelings sadness and or feeling down have improved greatly. I have very few moments that I would say that I was sad and if I am experiencing sadness, it’s certainly for shorter periods of time.
My sleep has improved also. I have experienced several nights of uninterrupted sleep, gaining 4-6 hours rather than the 2 hours which had been the norm.
I believe that my anxiousness and calm have also improved; I can see that in the absolute confidence that I have about managing anything that may come along. This has been the greatest gift of the program. I feel like a member of the human race. I have thoughts and ideas that I am able to verbalize with defined clarity.
Thank you so much for your kind and gentle approach. I felt safe with you as I went through the program and I believe that helped create the atmosphere for a successful experience.
After the third day I started noticing that I was feeling more upbeat about life. I was able to have a conversation with my husband without being sent into an emotional spiral when he brought up a difficult subject. It has been four weeks since the sessions were completed and I am still able to have calmer conversations as well as being able to feel an intense emotion start and then have it dissipate after a few seconds. This is really helpful as I continue with my healing from sexual abuse in that I am able to do the work required without being drawn back so deep emotionally that it drains me.
I highly recommend this for anyone who wants some extra help in overcoming a particular mental or emotional challenge.
I have come along with the right counseling and brain training enhanced my functional and healthy thought processes. I feel that things are not in such a crisis as before. Unforeseeable events take place in everyone’s life and decisions have to be made. Brain training allows me to use my tools so that I can make more focused and conscious choices in my life and be happy.
Another area of improvement for Malachi has been his awareness of his surrounding and social skills. He has made profound improvements. Prior to brain training, he could not sit down to dinner and interact with the family. He would be looking off, making noises, and having a very difficult time sitting. We would not even take him to the grocery store or out to dinner. Now while we eat, you can see him watching how his siblings interact, how we talk to each other, and then do what he sees others do. This is such a big jump for him. In years past, he was always in his own world, not aware of his surroundings. He did not make eye contact or even acknowledge others unless you made him acknowledge you. Now, his eye contact is much improved. I can watch him absorb the world he is in and become his own person in this world. He also refused to go into the movie theater. Now, he is requesting to go see movies. He is telling me which ones he wants to go see.
Malachi has always had a private tutor for school. In the beginning, to get him to preform simple tasks like write his name or the alphabet was a tremendous effort. Now we are moving to an organized set curriculum. He is able to sit for a good length of time and focus on tasks. I cannot say enough good things about rain training. Living with Malachi has been a process, and I believe that Brain training was one of the tools that have helped him in the thing called Life.
I received a concussion a couple of weeks ago from a random incident that caused me to hit the back of my head very hard on the pavement. I went to the ER two times at the recommendation of doctors with concerns about brain bleeds due to the symptoms I was experiencing. There was no brain bleed; however, they did suggest going to a neurologist for rehabilitation if symptoms continued.
I texted Raquel and she suggested coming. As a single mom of 4 and with a lot of preparation for mediation that was a month away, I didn’t think I could make it happen. However, after seeing some testimonials online about brain training and brain concussions, I decided I couldn’t afford not to do this with the potential long term issues of concussions. Thankfully, I was able to find a cheap plane flight and friends provided housing and car rides.
For the 8 days BEFORE brain training:
Headache (at different places in my head at different times)
Extremely tired (in bed almost all day)
Eyes hard to open for long
Brain would get tired of thinking
Poorer impulse control (like with eating junk food, worse temper)
Anxiousness and feeling sad and down symptoms
Mixing up words, or couldn’t think of the right word
Dizzy after standing up
Sensitivity to noise
Sensitivity to bright light
Twitches on the right side of my body
I feel better than I did before the concussion.
Thank you Raquel!!!
Fast forward to the week after our training together, and the weeks following – wow. My husband and I both returned to daily life hopeful and with some serious decisions for lifestyle changes – particularly a better diet and simplifying our lives rather than running around. The tension in our relationship was lessened and has continued to dissipate each day. We don’t react; we feel like we actually have the presence of mind and self-control to act upon a situation. When we get in an argument, it does not inevitably spiral as it did before – we seem to both get over things more quickly and are certainly not so sensitive. I think for both of us, the most significant change for us was emotional healing from a lot of past hurts.
In addition, I viewed my daughter differently and have been able to have a lot more patience and be less rigorous in my standards and expectations, both for myself and her.
My physical state has changed – I went from not have the energy to take a walk to running on the treadmill for 20 minutes straight just two weeks later! Now I am training for a Marathon relay race in June. My mental clarity is much better and my self-control regarding food and spending money is back! Yay!
Thank you Raquel and Jon – you both were very personal and caring. I believe the training program truly gives real benefits and even more so when you really make better choices afterwards. So far there have been 8 members of my family who have benefited.
Essentially brain training saved my sanity and gave me the ability to go home and handle the ever increasing problems of my marriage with emotional strong-ness. To be there for my sons and give them the stability and love that will hopefully help them grow strong of character and happy despite everything. It has helped my confidence, and helped me take control of my own happiness, instead of depending on others for it.
Another thing to add onto the testimony is my obsessive dwelling is gone. If I find myself starting to dwell, I can stop it. The exercises throughout the week/sessions are still helpful as well. I am able to let things go easier, hurts, anger…
I am so grateful for the second chance at life. Feeling sad and down is something that I am deathly afraid of now after going through it. The best thing about brain training is it’s a drug free! 🙂
After completing 10 sessions of brain training his vision has improved significantly! He was seeing 20/200, no depth perception, failed color blindness test as well as the visual field test. No wonder he was having trouble in school. Now he sees 20/20 and passes depth, color blindness, and visual field tests.
He is also making friends and keeping friends for the first time. Neighborhood kids are literally knocking on our door daily asking him to play.
This technology has changed Cole’s life. We are so grateful!
I also know you were interested in quality of sleep. I am happy to report that training has made a huge, HUGE difference in my sleep. Before I was sleeping all the time, and just barely functioning enough to go to work. Now I sleep soundly throughout the night, and maybe take a nap or two during the week tops. I sometimes still feel a little tired, if I don’t give myself enough time to sleep, but overall I am very impressed with the results and I believe that it could be contributing to me being able to work through some of the other difficult issues I am dealing with now.
I must admit, I was a bit skeptical of The Optimized Brain program at first, but a friend gave a very promising recommendation after a family member of her’s experienced great success after he had struggled for some time. I decided to give it a try. Am I glad I did! By the third day of training (about 5 sessions), I noticed a considerable difference. A sense of calmness came over me that I had not experienced in years. My cravings for alcohol were all but gone, and I was sleeping much better.
It has been about a month since I finished the sessions, and I have been feeling better every day! I no longer have the need for most all of the feeling sad and down and anxiousness medication that I was taking. My primary care doctor cannot believe the improvement. In fact, all of my friends and family are also amazed.
I believe that brain training makes perfect sense. It is as if my brain has been “enabled” to function the way it is supposed to. What a wonderful feeling to regain control of my life. Thanks a million times over to Raquel for her professional and caring manner. I would recommend her and the program to anyone who might need some help.
Don’t wait – give her a call!!!
My spiritual awareness is much deeper and I am able to just sit and meditate on what life is bringing my way. Through this meditation and a more balanced brain I can clearly envision what paths to take now and what can be put off until later without the thought that I have to complete everything, and by not completing something it is not the end and was never meant to be. The world will not spin backwards and you just keep moving forward. There is a reason for everything and everything has its reason.
For improved physical health/balance, I have seen a change in my energy levels and strength. I recently performed a bench press after not having performed one in over a year and noticed a 29% increase. I attribute this to the minds ability to provide an even clearer picture of what I wanted to accomplish.
Thanks to Raquel Younglove and brain training, I am achieving more goals and maintaining a calmer outlook on life.
After my sessions with Raquel, I was finally able to release all of these issues. Since these issues were so ingrained (my psychiatrist mentioned they would be extremely difficult to overcome) it is a miracle they are gone. Even issues that were not on my agenda to resolve have been released! In addition, I used to think obsessively about some things, and with just four sessions this has been resolved. I am no longer down or anxious. These issues were very stressful so finally being able to release them was a godsend. I am a much healthier person now that I have had services.
I am very grateful to be able to move beyond these problems and would recommend Raquel to anyone wishing to resolve any issues.
I think about you often and remember my peaceful experience in Colorado with great joy. I am actually doing very well and getting ready to make some major life changes.
After I left you I definitely could tell a difference in my general outlook and overall attitude. I seem to have a calm surround me that I have not known in many years. My decision making is more precise and level of alertness and ability to be present in the moments of each day is drastically improved.
There is something else which is difficult to explain. I can’t quite put my finger on it but I seem to have really shifted from my old rigid patterns and appear to be much more “footloose and fancy free”. This is significant because most of my life I have always had to have a plan, know exactly what was mapped out ahead of me and would worry myself to death if there was even a hint of uncertainty. I lived and died by the daily planner and to get off schedule was a grave offense in my well directed days. Even reading those words now make me cringe at how regimented I was with everything including the minimal amount of time I allowed myself to relax. Truth be told, I didn’t know how to just “be”.
Here’s the interesting thing, I am in the middle of transitioning jobs, completely changing my career path, going back to school and moving across country again, and to the amazement of myself and just about everyone around me, I remain calm, cool and collected without a worry in the world. My faith could move mountains. I now know that everything will be ok despite having zero certainties ahead of me. This is living!
I did sort of a purging when I returned from Colorado. I cleaned out and began packing. I’ve done this many times over the years. Only this time it was different. I realized how very few “things” I needed to really function each day. In the past three months, I have minimized in every area of my life and now feel like I have “more” than I ever had before. By more I mean in the way of time for myself, more confidence, a clearer way forward, even if I don’t know exactly what is ahead of me I feel good things and abundance all around.
I can say with absolute confidence that my time spent doing brain training training has enhanced the quality of my life and has allowed me the experience of regaining a peace of mind I thought would always be just outside my reach.
Raquel I can’t thank you enough. Please feel free to share my testimony with all. I am hoping to come and see you again in the next year if all works out.
I am so very thankful that you decided to become a technician, Raquel, you are the best and I really mean that.
Take care and God Bless You.
The passing of my father and the end of another relationship put a huge strain on my system. Raquel Younglove and services showed up in my life right on time to make these transitions more graceful. Raquel’s warmth and clarity is very healing to be around and her professionalism makes scheduling sessions and completing them smooth and easy.
I believe Raquel’s services can benefit everyone and highly recommend it for veterans struggling to manage the miserably chaotic symptoms of post-traumatic stress and/or brain injury.
Over the last year and a half my family and I have tried everything to try and get me back on track. Medication, counseling, emotional freedom therapy, trama release exercise and EMDR. All of these things either didn’t work at all or only lasted for a few weeks and then I was back in the dumps again. My father heard about brain training through a friend of his and we went down to Colorado Springs for a week session. I felt instantly better after the first 2 hour session!!! it was a miracle!!!. And it just got better after the days went on.
After the initial assessment we tried to figure out what was the cause of this sudden change that happened in my life. Raquel asked me if I had had any head traumas to either side of my head. I started listing where I had been hit in the head after each of my concussion and realized that all three had happened because I hit the left side of my head. We also realized that the last concussion I had was a few weeks before everything started going really bad for me. It was great to figure out the cause or leading factor that lead to this all happening.
I have been better than ever since my week session of brain training 3 months ago. I haven’t felt down at all and haven’t had panic moments since!! I started volunteering at my high school teaching math and I really enjoy it. I am going to go back to school this next semester and study Math for Secondary Education. Everything is just falling into place it is wonderful!
The success hasn’t just been mine either. Since I did brain training several of my family and friends have also done it and experienced similar life changing improvements after brain training.
I thank God for this miracle training, and Raquel for being such a kind, understanding, and knowledgeable brain technologist.
After going online I chose to work with Raquel. After seeing her picture and reading her background I felt an instant connection that she was the right choice for me. I completed a one week “intensive” but did not feel the effects until almost 3 weeks later. It was as though a cloud had lifted. I continue to be amazed by my overall mood, interactions and clarity of mind – and the list continues to grow. I cannot wait to share what I’ve experienced and learned with everyone who wants a better life.
My overall well-being has improved and continues to improve daily. I feel that my spiritual well-being was elevated as a result of my brain training sessions with Raquel.
With Sincere Gratitude and Optimism,
After completing my first 10 sessions I began to feel more relaxed, less confused and happier than I had felt most my life. I felt I could make decisions easier, felt hope for my marriage and for the first time in my marriage felt I could express my feelings honestly and without all the heightened emotions I had dealt with in the past. I feel more focused and am able to relax more than I have in years.
Brain training has helped me more than any counseling session or program I have completed in the past.
Raquel Younglove was very professional and compassionate with me through the whole process, and I would recommend The Optimized Brain to anyone who desires to be free from feeling sad and down, or is lacking motivation or focus, or who is dealing with addiction or fears.PC
I have come along with the right counseling and brain training enhanced my functional and healthy thought processes. I feel that things are not in such a crisis as before. Unforeseeable events take place in everyone’s life and decisions have to be made. Brain training allows me to use my tools so that I can make more focused and conscious choices in my life and be happy.
Since the training, I am in control of my thoughts, and therefore the negative judgments and outcomes are no longer running me. The changes in some ways seem subtle, almost like I can’t even believe I was stuck in so much absurdity before, but I know I was because I have journals that expressed where I was at with my ability to change negative patterns and behaviors. It truly is a feeling of being more balanced.”
Thank you so much for sensitive work with the brain training program. I feel that all my goals were met in a great degree including a few extras which I didn’t expect ! You are a joy to work with!
Some of the benefits I experienced: less identification in general…for example…instead of being thrown into a full blown panic I have some distance now; instead of jumping to conclusions and/or’ expecting the worst’ I question the negative belief pattern; in a nutshell it feels like the brain training gave me a kind of ‘reality check thermostat’. If I start to get distracted/confused when too many tasks are looming I can step back, slow down and ask ‘what is the priority here’; This has created a more peaceful existence for me and hopefully others around me as well. I am also more satisfied eating appropriately and less addicted to large amounts of sugar. It feels like these unconscious patterns in all areas have been lessened.
Since I last saw you many good things have occurred: A proposal for a grant came through after several months of preparation, inner turmoil, and struggle. I’ve taken steps to regain better health and am inspired to continue.
My work has been increasing which in turn has me less dependent on others. I feel, generally, less caught in the survival fears. I am also able to catch myself getting stressed…and going into a downward spiral with negative thinking. I very much appreciated your presence in doing this work.
I would love to come back!
Blessings your way Raquel!
N.C. Aspen, Colorado
Sending you and your Little Man a Big Hug!
It was not until I found brain training that the origin of my problems were all addressed and resolved. Brain training helped me realize that even with all the will power in the world, an unbalanced brain causes an extreme amount of resistance towards fighting the things it was conditioned to do through stress, trauma, and drug use. Overall, brain training has helped my body learn how to release fear, stress, and anxiousness as it’s initially coming, in turn making me more productive in my day-to-day life because I no longer feel like I have mental paralysis. It really does teach your brain how to tell the body to recover faster and more efficiently. I sleep better, exercise more, and laugh a lot easier now that aspects of my brain like serotonin and any other thing that was unbalanced is now in healthy proportion.
Brain training has definitely helped me with communication. I hardly ever get into arguments with my family or feel like raising my voice is my only option because I always felt like I was in survival mode. I can see way more of the actual meaning behind people’s words now than before when I was cloudy, and in terms of expressing myself, I am way more focused and succinct. Yet another great thing that I pulled out of the brain training was that I don’t overanalyze and microscope everything in my life that happens to me or is going on around me, which is ironic because I can see way more now about things that were going on for years with myself and in situations that I never could see before. My brain works nowhere near as hard to help me achieve much more.
With my addiction alone, the brain training helped me get off methadone successfully which people can take up to six months to withdraw from alone, and that’s just the withdrawal end of it. I was able to quit smoking marijuana after smoking it daily for years and years. I quit using opiates which my addiction was mainly attached to after it being tremendously hard for so long to quit. My cravings no longer grabbed at me and were so easy to not identify with and let float on by until eventually the cravings were less and less and less. Brain training made it a whole new ball game with my addiction. It no longer controlled me. I could control it, until there was nothing left to control because my body and brain automatically took care of any craving or momentary urge almost subconsciously on a day it might’ve come up, so my addiction felt like a completely different problem with a completely different name, and felt more like a fly I could brush off rather than a leech I needed to surgically remove. All in all, no matter what stressful thing that has happened to me or whatever turmoil my life might be in at any moment, I can always find a place inside of myself that I can find peace, be serene, and will always know that I am okay, which I believe everyone should have.
The most profound result I have noticed since returning home is my energy level has skyrocketed. Allen and I embarked on a cleanse and diet protocol with a dogged determination and commitment level like never before! Before our sessions with you it was always such a struggle with little or no success. I’m excited to report that to date Allen has lost 16 pounds and I have lost 12 pounds! At 55 years old I feel like I have my second wind with endless possibilities for the future! I’m anxious to visit you again soon.
Thank you for providing help in a caring, compassionate way.
Sending a big hug! Many Rich Blessings,
Since doing sessions, I am no longer feeling down, what used to take me three days to get done, I now get done in three hours. My sleep has more than doubled. I feel hopeful, I feel happy. “Things” don’t bother me, they just roll off. I don’t feel stressed by things anymore. Working with Raquel Younglove utilizing brain training has completely changed my daily quality of life. I’m so much more productive, alive, focused, hopeful and motivated.”
What I received was so much more than I could dream. My asthma is better, I remember to breathe, I am so much more at peace, I am more focused and my memory is better. I had a knee injury that I did not know that this would help, and I am walking better. This is the greatest gift I have ever received. Thanks Raquel!
PS. I plan to continue sessions!