What is NeurOFeedback?

What is NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback®?

The brain training system we use is NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback. It is a sophisticated Brain Training tool designed to help optimize your life that was developed by Clinical Psychologists. It has evolved over the last 30 years with 4+ million sessions logged and thousands of people using it on a regular basis.

The NeurOptimal® system measures the differences in the electrical signal emitted from the scalp. This electrical signal is mathematically measured 256 times per second, by voltage changes and is read through the NeurOptimal® software program which initiates an interruption in the audio/video stream as it detects when a change is about to happen. The interruptions facilitate natural self-regulation in the brain and remind the brain to reconnect to its own internal resources.

One of our main goals here at Optimale is to demystify the innate capacity we have to heal ourselves and to the facilitate healing of others. We create a safe and comfortable environment for our clients to learn about themselves, heal and become a more optimal version of who they are. We offer non-clinical mental and physical health interventions as a complement to traditional clinical care in order to help our clients achieve their wellness goals more efficiently. The stress of daily life, as well as traumatic and stressful events, can reduce our energy levels, cause sleep disorders, create physical imbalances, and develop mood disorders. The work we do as NeurOptimal® Trainers, counsellors, and therapists allows us to optimize our clients' brain function, promote a more resilient mindset, help clients learn how to harmonize with their own brains and bodies, and generally feel more in sync with who they are.

How do Neurofeedback Sessions Work at Optimale?

Appointments for Optimale's training program last about 1.5 hours and includes Optimale Mind Training coupled with neurofeedback.

Optimale Mind Training allows clients to gain a deeper understanding of their unconscious beliefs, thoughts and emotions. Your trainer will help you understand how your brain works and how you can harness the immense capacity of your brain to self-regulate and therefore recondition your body and your emotional state.

NeurOptimal® neurofeedback is effortless Brain Training. After applying 3 clips and 2 small sensors, you simply relax in a recliner, watch the custom visualizer and listen to captivating music. Once the music begins, you will hear very brief, occasional interrupts. These interruptions are the feedback NeurOptimal® is sending. NeurOptimal®’s Dynamical Neurofeedback® technology measures brain behaviour from .01 hertz to 64 hertz, collecting and analyzing data 256X per second or, 500,000+ times in a single Session. This sophisticated process is exclusive to NeurOptimal®, Dynamical Neurofeedback®.

Optimale's training program helps people experience noticeable improvement with the following:

  • stress

  • sadness

  • grief

  • anxiety

  • trauma

  • headaches

  • migraines

  • sleep

  • focus

  • performance anxiety

  • sports anxiety

  • hand-eye coordination

  • concentration

  • multitasking

  • confidence

  • problem solving

  • weight loss

Who Uses NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback?

NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback is for everyone! It 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 lifestyle takes you—from athletes to executives to students, performers or artists, no matter the age– an optimal mindset helps you to be your best.

Neurofeedback is widely used by top tier organizations and individuals who want to improve physical and mental performance, such as athletes, professional trainers, business people, musicians, performers, and students. Neurofeedback is a tool that is used in schools, mental health facilities and by general health care professionals.

General Wellness

NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback encourages an overall positive mental outlook and a deeper understanding of the mind/body connection. For those looking to enhance their daily health and wellness, Neurofeedback Training can be an excellent supplement to a healthy diet and exercise routine. The benefits of Training with NeurOptimal® are increased stability, flexibility, adaptability and greater resilience. NeurOptimal® is not a treatment and does not target any specific issue, but because of the innovative way it works, many beneficial outcomes can emerge that are appropriate for that individual.

Corporate & Executive Training

Employees are the most important attribute to a company’s success. By aiding longevity in the work environment, a Trainer can help companies achieve new heights by rendering their best assets - their employees - at their best. Optimal nutrition and high efficiency brains are the cornerstone to executive performance. Fighting off stress, thinking clearly, being productive and having clear focus is crucial for anyone on a team, especially CEOs, CFOs, and all other upper management employees. Without clarity at work, efficiency suffers and eventually is reflected in productivity levels as well as interactions between team members.

Athletic Performance

Sports related performance factors in the brain can impact overall performance in a wide variety of athletics. Training one’s brain has the potential of improving hand and eye coordination, balance, as well as lead to quick error-free decisions achieving high performance. NeurOptimal® is ideal for professional and collegiate athletes as well as within emerging trends such as early performance improvement programs for young hopefuls.

Artistic Performance

NeurOptimal® can be used to recognize an artist’s true potential. Brain Training using NeurOptimal® has been reported to improve artistic performance – including interpretative imagination and musical understanding. NeurOptimal® Training has also helped dancers, writers, painters and singers, all with similar results.