Neurofeedback training sessions explained
What happens in a NeurOptimal® training session?
Before your first neurofeedback session begins, your NeurOptimal® trainer may have you fill in a brief questionnaire describing how you are feeling. Then, she will have you sit in a comfortable chair facing a computer screen.
Next, she will attach tiny sensors near your scalp and three clips on your ears to pick up delicate electrical activity of your brain. Much like an EKG or ECG, the NeurOptimal® system is simply reading this signal. Nothing invasive is involvedwith the training process.
Your trainer will then give you some earbuds. She will start the program for you and then the brain training begins. You will listen to music during which you may notice very brief pauses in the sound. The very precise timing of these interruptions gives the brain vital information it needs to reorganize itself to operate more optimally.
You don't have to do anything while all this is happening. It's all right to close your eyes and 'zone out' and just let your brain do its job. Length of the brain training can vary, but a session usually runs around 35 minutes.
Because NeurOptimal® is non-invasive and does not push the brain in any 'direction' it is highly unlikely you will feel any side effects following a session. Any noticeable shifts in your mood, awareness or energy level after brain training really depends on the individual and can vary from session to session. The main point is that transformation with NeurOptimal® happens without any conscious effort from the user.
Do the effects of NeurOptimal® last?
Training with NeurOptimal® is actually a learning task. You get results because your brain is actively learning, even if you are not doing the learning consciously. So, much like reading, once your brain knows how to read, it can't 'not know'. Your brain doesn't forget. It may get rusty, but the effects of learning remain throughout your lifetime, according to the brain's own intrinsic wisdom, with no conscious effort from the user.