When deciding to use NeurOptimal® in my private practice, its effectiveness was the number one reason. However, other benefits were also very attractive to me.
It’s non-invasive. Unlike other systems that may “push” or “pull” the brain into a pattern predetermined by the provider, NeurOptimal® simply gives information to the brain about what it’s doing. Just like a doctor using a stethoscope to listen to your heart does not put anything into your chest, the NeurOptimal® does not emit anything into your brain. It’s up to your brain to use the information to make adjustments or dismiss the feedback. Similar to practicing meditation or mindfulness, using NeurOptimal® brain training is safe, non-invasive, and free of side-effects.
It’s fully automatic. The system automatically adjusts to the changes happening in a person’s brain in real time. There’s no guesswork on the part of the user, and, therefore, there are no errors. Using this technology makes me feel confident that I won’t inadvertently do something that may cause unpleasant side-effects for my clients.
No brain map needed to start the training. Not all neurofeedback systems require a brain map. To me, it’s a relief that NeurOptimal® does not require it. Although it’s interesting to hold a report in your hands to see what’s right or wrong with your brain, the cost can be as high as $600 or more. It’s an unnecessary step. Most of us who choose to try neurofeedback already know that something isn’t right with our brain. We don’t need to pay for a brain map to tell us that.
No advanced degree is necessary to use NeurOptimal®. As a lifelong learner, I am all about continuous education. My favorite subjects are psychology, human behavior, and the brain, of course. But there is no need to go back to school to get a PhD, accumulating tens of thousands of student debt, just to use NeurOptimal®.
When explaining the user-friendliness of NeurOptimal® to my clients, I often use a smartphone analogy. Most of us are highly effective at using our phones without understanding all the behind-the-scenes aspects. NeurOptimal® is a highly complex and sophisticated piece of technology, yet super user-friendly for an average person. This makes it so accessible; anyone can learn how to use it. You can even check out my home rental or purchase program for your own use.
No diagnosis is required. NeurOptimal® has FDA approval as a general wellness device and is not a medically invasive treatment. While many of my clients seek brain training to address specific medical or mental health conditions, NeurOptimal® does not require that you have a medical diagnosis.
In fact, many students, athletes, and business professionals use it merely to “tune-up” their brains, make their brains more efficient, and to experience peak performance. Just like you regularly go for a walk or visit the gym to exercise your body, regular NeurOptimal® use keeps your brain in top-notch condition to deal with life's challenges.