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NEUROFEEDBACK

Do you ever feel anxious, stressed, unfocused, unmotivated, lethargic, or just plain stuck?

It can be difficult to find the right tools or strategies to combat these “roadblocks” that inhibit you from accessing your fullest potential and leading a peaceful and satisfying life of stability.

NeurOptimal®, a subset of the Neurofeedback field, is a wellness service that is designed to work with and train your brain to develop healthier patterns and become more organized to reduce these mental roadblocks! Read below or give us a call to find out more information on how this service might be impactful or beneficial to you.

Neurooptimal neurofeedback can work to improve cognitive function. NO promotes self regulation through optimizing brainwave patterns. 

 

Neurooptimal neurofeedback can enhance cognitive abilities such as attention, focus, memory and mental clarity. 

 

Athletes: 

improvise focus and concentration

improved decision making under pressure 

Reduce anxiety and stress - the pressure 

improve sleep quality - allowing you to better prepared for the game or event

Reduce performance anxiety

 

Our bodies need sleep- are you having difficulty sleeping?

Sleep is needed for our body and mind to work at optimal levels. A good night's sleep is essential for our body and mind to work optimally. 

 

Neurooptimal neurofeedback can help with sleep management. 

Old Towne Counseling now offers NeurOptimal®
A modality within the Neurofeedback therapy framework!

NeurOptimal® is a wellness service designed to train and encourage your brain to develop healthier patterns. If you’ve ever felt unfocused, disorganized, anxious, or like your brain is continuously putting up roadblocks to prevent you from accessing your fullest potential, then NeurOptimal® neurofeedback might be beneficial. This service can increase brain organization and enhance flexibility and resiliency within your nervous system, which can allow you to feel more ‘on top of your game’ as you form patterns to enhance your daily functioning!

 

Sounds great, but how does it work and what does it look like? NeurOptimal® neurofeedback essentially provides your brain with information about what it has just done, which then enables the brain to organize itself more efficiently. During a NeurOptimal® session, you will wear two ear clips on the sides of your head that both contain sensors (they also can be placed on the top of your head). These sensors are able to detect very intricate electrical activity that is occurring in your brain. While you’re wearing them, you just simply relax by watching a movie or listening to music. NeurOptimal® is able to process your brain signals rather promptly, and when it notices one of these signals moving into a “roadblock”, the movie or music pauses briefly. This is what is meant by the ‘feedback’ your brain gets. That’s it!

 

This doesn’t always mean much consciously, and while you might not even notice them, your brain understands the timing and frequency of the pauses unconsciously – or underneath the surface – as they act almost like a “rumble strip” on the side of the road. From this feedback, the brain is able to adjust its activity or patterns to stay within the rumble strips without any additional effort from you! The brain continues to learn from this feedback and information it is given over time until eventually, it is able to organize itself more efficiently without your conscious awareness. You might begin to notice your identified roadblocks slipping away or not interfering much in your daily life anymore!

 

NeurOptimal® neurofeedback can help with so many different things, but we cannot guarantee or promise that it will cure anything. If you would like additional information or are curious about scheduling an appointment, please give us a call at 804-398-8401!

Child Counseling

Children with Autism?

NeurOptimal® can potentially be helpful as a complementary tool for individuals with autism, as it can improve brain function and performance. However, it should be noted that NeurOptimal is not a cure for autism, and should not be considered a replacement for traditional medical or behavioural therapies.

While NeurOptimal® can help improve brain function and performance, it is not specifically designed to address these specific symptoms or underlying causes of autism.

That being said, NeurOptimal® can be beneficial for individuals with autism by improving cognitive function, reducing stress, and improving emotional regulation. By improving these areas of brain function, NeurOptimal®  can help individuals with autism to better manage their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life.

It is crucial to keep in mind that neurofeedback is merely one component of a thorough autism support program. It should be used in conjunction with other therapies like occupational therapy, speech therapy, and behaviour therapy rather than as the only tool. 

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