About

Using NeurOptimal® neurofeedback is like having a “defrag” on your computer; supporting your brain to optimise by removing barriers so you can perform at your best and experience your flow. Doesn’t matter how old you are and what challenges you have, NeurOptimal® will work where you are at providing the information about itself supporting your brain to function optimally.

Neurofeedback has been around for many years, but its practical use was inhibited by the scarcity of a practical delivery system. In the past, a neurofeedback interface would require a room full of computers and technicians. Today, Zengar Institute, Inc. has created a simple, interactive software that harnesses this powerful technology in an easy to-use program that loads onto a laptop computer. Because NeurOptimal® neurofeedback has been time-tested, it is also very safe. Remember NeurOptimal® it is a training tool and not a treatment device.

NeurOptimal® works by monitoring your brain's  electrical activity and then provides “feedback” to your central nervous system about what your brain has just done in real time (no expensive assessments required). When the software detects a 'flutter' or shift in your brain activity pattern, it sends an audible signal that invites your brain to return back to the present where it can function best.  NeurOptimal® is very easy to operate and is and can easily be integrated  into a new or an existing healthcare  or performance practice or have your own Personal Neurofeedback System at home.  Most people once they receive their system are training within 30 minutes and if you may wish to take the next step and complete NeurOptimal Certification Training.

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NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback® takes advantage of the brain’s natural dynamical learning processes by giving the brain the information it needs to do the work itself. It’s like holding up a mirror to the brain so it can make its own adjustments. This gently, surely and powerfully enables the brain to function more efficiently. (neuroptimal.com)

Sub-Optimal Brain

There are a number of reasons why people train with NeurOptimal®, remembering NeurOptimal® doesn't fix issues but supports the brain to improve its overall functioning by providing feedback in real time. The list to the right will give you an idea of the signs of an inefficient brain. Many people use NeurOptimal® as a peak performance tool.  Imagine all the benefits when you are managing your stress well. The various complaints we all suffer can be considered signs the brain is not functioning at its optimal level.

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NeurOptimal® is used by people of different ages, cultures and needs. In particular we are seeing increasing people use it for general wellness reasons, managing stress, peak performing athletes, artists, and business people who want to achieve and maintain their edge.

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How is it possible that one tool can work for widely different brains and purposes? It’s all to do with brain optimization. Remember NeurOptimal® does not treat any condition but works where your brain at at moment by moment. The benefits manifest across many areas of functioning. Given the right information the brain can naturally optimize itself. It’s like holding up a mirror to the brain so it can make its own adjustments.

NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback® does not attempt to restore brain function to some presumed “average” or “best” level based on other people. Instead. It just provides information about ITSELF which supports your brain to reorganise so it can operate at its best.

What happens in a session?

The client will complete standard forms to help understand the clients needs and to ensure the client understands the process. In a quiet space and in a comfortable chair, the trainer will attach special sensors to the clients head that will feed the brains electrical activity into the NeurOptimal® program’s software. The training session is relaxing, enjoyable and typically lasts about 33 minutes. As the session starts, the client will hear music play though headphones and perhaps watch relaxing geometric images gently morph across a computer screen. You will hear occasional “skips” or interruptions in the music – this is the signal that prompts your brain to optimize itself. “NeurOptimal® is simple. But its simplicity belies its power. It’s powerful because it communicates directly with your brain, and there is nothing to interfere with that. There is no outside person having to evaluate or diagnose you, and no outside person deciding what training you need. It’s your brain effectively communicating with itself and making its own changes”. (www.neuroptimal.com)

Common Questions

How Many Sessions?

Because everyone’s brain is different, it is not possible to predict exactly how you will respond to the information NeurOptimal® provides. It also depends partly upon what your goals are. If you are training to feel better quickly, you might decide after 10-12 sessions that you have made enough gains and stop. On the other hand, if you are looking for lasting changes, 20-30 sessions is a better ballpark. The good thing is you can stop at any time and always pick it up again later if you so choose.

Do the Shifts Last?

NeurOptimal® is a learning task, like learning to ride a bike Once you know, you can’t “not know”, so the effects do remain with you. But your brain is also living tissue, and it can get “knocked off” by challenges such as the stresses of our everyday lives. When this happens, a session or two can help you get back on point, working at your optimal efficiency. Even if you come back many years later, the brain recognizes the NeurOptimal® process and is reminded of the earlier shifts. It can find its way back relatively rapidly -– much more quickly than the first time you did the training. It builds on your last lot of sessions.