Who is it for?
Who do you see?
We do brain training with adults ages 18 and up, and teens and kids on a referral basis. This neurofeedback is great for anyone who has a brain.
Do you see kids?
We see teens and kids on a referral basis. Feel free to get in touch!
Do you see senior adults?
We love working with older adults! Age doesn’t stop your brain’s ability to adapt, learn, and change.
Do you take insurance?
We do not process insurance. We can provide a receipt if your insurance plan reimburses for out of network neurofeedback (most do not).
Why is it so much cheaper to buy in larger packages, and more expensive for individual sessions?
Training your brain works best when done consistently in a limited time, over at minimum 20-40 sessions, so we try to make it more affordable to follow through with enough sessions that you’ll really see the effects and freedom of your training in your life. We offer payment plans for each package to try to keep it accessible for more people.
Do you offer payment plans?
We enthusiastically offer payment plans for our packages. We want the most people to be able to get the most benefit from neurofeedback.
Is this technology FDA approved?
Yes, NeurOptimal® has been designated a General Wellness Product by the FDA. It’s not a medical device, so we can’t use it to make claims of diagnosing, treating, or curing disease, of course, but we have found the benefits of training the brain to affect every area of life.
Is anything being put into my brain?
Nope. We attach five small sensors to your head and ears, and they are there to observe, not change, your brain’s electrical activity. The system monitors that activity and when it picks up on signs you’re beginning to transition toward sub-optimal or inefficient patterns, there will be a microsecond glitch in the music that alerts your subconscious to this inefficient activity.
That little glitch is the only feedback your brain is getting, just via sound. But don’t underestimate the power of sound because it’s one of the most powerful ways for our brains - especially our stress systems - to learn, because they rely so dearly on sound for survival.
Does NeurOptimal ® Neurofeedback replace therapy, doctors, medications, etc.?
No. Our process helps support and promote a lot of wonderful things in your life, but is meant to contribute to general wellness, not replace any part of your wellness plan.
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How long will my appointment be?
The appointment should take about 45-50 minutes. The neurofeedback program itself lasts about 33 minutes, and it takes a few minutes to get you set up and then to finish up. Your first session will last a little longer so we can go over how you’re currently experiencing life, and how you hope to see things change.
Can you give more details on how NeurOptimal® works?
Here’s a great interview with NeurOptimal® co-founder and scientist Valdeane Brown, PhD., interviewed by Dave Asprey on his Bulletproof podcast several years ago.
Do you do a brain map?
No. We have several reasons for not doing a QEEG brain map before you get started like a lot of systems do.
With our style of system, they are not necessary. NeurOptimal® does not rely on a diagnosis or pushing your brain toward goals based on a diagnosis, and that is what brain maps help with other than providing a baseline. Once NeurOptimal® has alerted your subconscious (via sound) that your functioning has become sub-optimal, it allows your brain to choose where it would like to go next, instead of taking it in a certain direction.
We believe the most empowering baseline and measure of growth is how you are experiencing changes in your life. We use tools to help you track how you’re feeling in various areas of life - and look forward to celebrating with you how you’re feeling in all those areas, too. While brain maps can provide some measure of baseline, we acknowledge they are only a snapshot of a moment in time, and only part of the picture since your brain and brain states shift moment to moment (and truly microsecond to microsecond) in response to myriad factors.
Brain maps are expensive. They usually cost several hundred dollars before you even touch the actual neurofeedback brain training part of the process. Given 1 & 2 above, we think the cost is unnecessary for helping you with this style of neurofeedback, and prefer to keep the cost as accessible as we can.
They’re just not our focus as much as providing a passive, relaxing training experience for you is. We’ve got great contacts we know and trust if you’d like a referral.
Is this brain training stuff just a trend popular with biohackers and yoga/meditators?
1) No, this isn’t a trend. Neurofeedback has been around for about 40 years, and this style evolved out of traditional neurofeedback about 20 years ago. 2) This is so much more than mere optimization or performance enhancement when you’re already feeling great (which it also is), but it’s incredibly supportive and resilience-building when you’re down. Here are a few inspiring stories (video 1 trigger warning: sexual assault/violence).