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How Does NeurOptimal® Brain Training Work?

How Does NeurOptimal®  Neurofeedback Work?

Every day you use various levels of consciousness to accomplish tasks. Whether planning, calculating, or creating, your brain needs tremendous flexibility to shift from one mode to another. The heightened state of awareness necessary to complete a work task is not the same as it is for sleep. That’s why brain training for flexibility is so important.

NeurOptimal® is essentially a brain workout. It trains your brain to be more flexible and resilient. The NeurOptimal® brain feedback system interacts with your central nervous system in a way that improves neural plasticity. A mind that is more flexible adapts and responds quicker and more appropriately to changes in your environment.  The more easily your brain adjusts to changes encountered in a normal busy day, the better you feel. A lack of brain fitness, on the other hand, can leave you drained and stressed at the end of the day.

NeurOptimal® can also help build brain resilience, or an increase in the central nervous system’s ability to “bounce back” from a negative event.  Negative feelings associated with a personal conflict or bad day at work can hover hours after the actual event has passed. The destructive effect of nervousness, repetitive or self-critical thinking is magnified in more severe events such as physical or emotional trauma or the loss of a loved one. Instead of staying stuck in the negativity of these events, the resilient brain will snap back and return to its normal baseline more quickly. Individuals with a more resilient brain report feeling happier and enjoying a more profound sense of peace.