What is NeurOptimal?

NeurOptimal is considered by many to be the most highly evolved form of neurofeedback available today. After more than 40 years in the neuroscience field and related disciplines, Drs. Susan & Valdeane Brown, have developed a technology that gives feedback directly to your brain allowing it to regulate itself more efficiently.

What would someone be feeling that could benefit from NeurOptimal?

Your brain is capable of optimal functioning, but for most of us our central nervous systems many times exhibit:

  • Lack of performance on tasks
  • Random or scattered thoughts
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Overactive
  • Nervous
  • Tired
  • Irritable

Who uses NeurOptimal Neurofeedback?

Anyone with a brain! NeurOptimal is a great tool to have as part of a wellness program as it is designed to promote a flexible and resilient mindset. No matter where your life takes you, from athletes to executives to students, performers or artists, no matter the age—an optimal mindset helps you to be your best.

What does a brain training session look like?

During a NeurOptimal brain training session, you wear two tiny sensors on your head and ear clips on your ears that read the electrical activity of your brain. You lay down or sit in a comfortable chair, listen to music and close your eyes or watch a fractal image or a movie. Through tiny pauses in the music, NeurOptimal communicates with the brain, letting it know what it has just done. These interruptions give the opportunity for the brain to adopt a more natural, relaxed and effective pattern. After a 33-minute session, most feel refreshed, relaxed and in a higher state of mental alertness and flow.

Can I incorporate other modalities along with my brain training?

It is best to not overlap modalities. Brain training should be given the time to allow the client to hone in on how they are feeling and watching for shifts as they do sessions.

Is one session enough?

Every brain is different. Although some may experience a shift after one session, it cannot be determined how many sessions you will require or desire. It is a process of training and monitoring shifts in how you feel, react, behave, etc.

The client gets to decide when they feel they are functioning at their optimal level.

Who are our NeurOptimal practitioners here at Safe Harbour?

Nancy Champagne



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