Can neurofeedback change your personality?


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Many clients here at Beaverton Neurofeedback come to us due to the challenges they face in their own personalities and moods. Do you find that you describe yourself or a loved one as unhappy, angry, conflict-seeking, stubborn, and anxious? Have you been lacking focus, motivation, and being unable to make or keep friends? 

These are some of the descriptions people use when they come in seeking resolution with the help of neurofeedback.

We all experience a wide range of feelings and emotions on a daily basis. Each of us has great days, but we also have “those” days when we feel depressed, bummed out and anti-social. 

It is perfectly normal and even healthy to experience anger from time-to-time, especially when you see something terrible like a person hurting our dog. If I were to smile or laugh at the scene, you’d think something is wrong with me, right? But what if you walk through your life feeling as if someone is hurting your dog every minute of the day? Day after day, month after month, or even year after year. Then it’s time for help.  

Kids Who Struggle with Social Life

How we feel, act, and relate to others on most days is what defines our personality. How others perceive us is a significant component of our character as well. If your child is struggling with peer and family relationships, it impacts you as the parent, sometimes hurting to your core.

Your child’s explosive temper and lagging social skills may keep them from being invited to birthday parties and play-dates. This spiral can affect their self-esteem, make them feel isolated, and as if they are a “bad” kid. Adults may think that your child just isn’t trying hard enough.

I love Dr. Ross Greene’s motto: “Kids do well if they can.” If your child is struggling, it’s because something is getting in the way of them successfully navigating school and peer relationships. That “something” could be an unbalanced brain. 

I love using a wheel analogy. Have you ever tried pushing a grocery cart with a wheel that squeaks or gets stuck? Imagine that you can’t trade it for any other cart and are left using this one with its unbalanced wheel. Now imagine having to push it around the store all day long for hours. By the end of the day, after trying to stay on course with your unbalanced cart, you very well may have a mega meltdown, snap at a fellow customer, or scream out of frustration. 

While our brain is much more complicated than a grocery cart wheel, when something in our brain glitches, sticks, or does not work as efficiently as it should, it can make our days miserable and unproductive. It will affect our ability to be patient and understanding with others. It will affect our self-esteem. It will affect our personality. 

Positive results of brain training. 

NeurOptimal® neurofeedback supports the brain to function more efficiently and run like a well-oiled machine. Clients report feeling calmer, lighter, happier, and having a more positive outlook on life. 

For children, these positive feelings translate into behavior that peers can relate to and understand. Now this child receives more praise from adults. They feel likable. They feel successful. They get better grades. Naturally, they can make and keep more friends. 

Adults who utilize NeurOptimal® experience these same benefits. They can focus and feel successful at work. Their professional and personal relationships, including marriages, improve. They begin to feel comfortable going out more and can manage stressful situations with success. These adults can stay calm and solve conflict more positively. 

Neurofeedback is a powerful modality that can change the personality traits that do not serve you so that your true self can shine.  

Check out how NeurOptimal® helped this individual with stress and social anxiety: 

Contact us today at Beaverton Neurofeedback to discover the benefits for yourself.