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NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback

NeurOptimal® is a gentle, highly personalized brain training software that prompts the central nervous system to help make the best use of your brain’s neural resources. Everyone can benefit from this wonderful program! Please see below for some client’s comments about their experience with NeurOptimal®

Dynamical neurofeedback brain training is similar to physical training for the body, such as having a yoga or meditation  instructor or personal trainer. Much of our suffering comes from pervasive recurring thoughts and feelings in which our minds become emotionally stranded or cognitively “stuck”. Neurofeedback prompts the brain to draw from its existing resources and pull itself out of these mental “ruts”. The result can be a more open and positive mindset in which obstacles may become more manageable and problems more resolvable. 

Much like a mirror that promotes self-correction, NeurOptimal®’s proprietary neurofeedback program monitors your brain activity and then provides “feedback” to your central nervous system about what it has just done. When the software detects a tremor in your brain wave pattern, it sends an audible signal that gives the brain the opportunity to “reset” and self-correct.  The program is educating your brain about what is is doing at that moment in training. Our brains are designed to detect differences and minimize discomfort.  NeurOptimal® lets the brain know what it is doing moment to moment in training, providing continuous feedback throughout each training.

NeurOptimal® is not a medical treatment. It is a safe, non-invasive training tool that doesn’t force or “push” the brain in any direction.  NeurOptimal® has been designated a General Wellness Product by the FDA.

NeurOptimal® fits in very well with my education  program.  It is an additional tool to support people as they move forward to reach their full potential! I continue to be inspired and amazed by the positive shifts clients, family and friends experience using this wellness brain training program. 


What clients say……..

“When Joanne told me about NeurOptimal, it was pretty much our last resort. At that time, our 6yo was violent every day, multiple times a day. The constant threat of sudden violence erupting was exhausting. Bringing him to a grocery store usually meant some kind of unpleasantness, whether he was rolling on the floor protesting a decision or running away and hiding “for fun,” so we stopped taking him (which complicates daily life). Life felt overwhelming. Once we started NeurOptimal, we started noticing small shifts in his behaviour for a day or two after his NeurOptimal sessions. The treatments were weekly for about five months, and as they went on, the peaceful times would get longer. Now, he’s pretty much finished, and we go many days without violence. He still struggles with emotional regulation, and he does occasionally lash out, but he calms down MUCH faster than ever before (it used to take hours or days — during which he might appear calm, but the slightest thing would set him off again, even just asking him about his feelings). His teacher and caregiver also noticed a shift in his ability to calm down and handle things that before would have set him off for hours. He’s still a kid with a developing neocortex but life feels manageable again. And we can take him to the grocery store — even for a full shop! — and he doesn’t have any meltdowns or struggles. The difference NeurOptimal has made in our lives is incredible, and we are so grateful.”


“My husband struggles with anxiety.  As we work to find the right treatment, NeurOptimal sessions have really helped him be more engaged & improved his energy.  It has been a positive addition to his ongoing wellness.”


“When Joanne talked to me about my 11 year old son trying NeurOptimal I was skeptical.   My son was constantly getting into trouble at school with self regulation and getting frustrated with learning new concepts.  These behaviours would result in him being in the office.  With the NeurOptimal this past school year has been successful, his frustration level has decreased.  He is definitely calm and happy after each session, which makes me happy.  I will definitely continue with these sessions.” 


“When Joanne introduced me to NeurOptimal – I was so pleasantly surprised.  Much of my life I have struggled to keep my anxiety under control.  For the past year, I have managed my anxiety almost solely with NeurOptimal.  Each session I left feeling relaxed, peaceful and hopeful.  For me, it didn’t take long until my anxiety started to lessen.  I felt more balanced and better able to face life challenges.  At this point, I only do a tune-up session once in awhile, when I feel that stress or worry creep back in.  This keeps me on track.  It has made such a difference in my life!  Thanks Joanne.”


“I am a former paramedic with a diagnosis of PTSD. It’s been a long journey for me, therapies including hospitalization, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, group work, one-on-one psychologist sessions for over a year – by far, the greatest effect I have noticed was a combination of NeurOptimal and meditation. Joanne Smyth presented me with a reassuring approach, a comfortable environment, and a wellness program that truly made a difference. For me, the “sweet spot” was after about 5 sessions, but others I’ve discussed this with found results in anywhere from 2 to 10 sessions. This approach of neurofeedback and brain training gave me lasting results, evidenced by my experience of decreased symptoms of my PTSD, giving me decreased anxiety and depression, and boosting my confidence and outlook for my future. I can’t recommend Joanne and NeurOptimal enough – give yourself 10 sessions to see the difference in your life.”


My 14-year old daughter started seeing Joanne for NeurOptimal about 8 months ago.  She was starting to develop some real anxiety in many parts of her life, and our Natural Doctor suggested giving NeurOptimal a try.  My daughter was unsure about giving it a try, so Joanne kindly offered to come to our home for the first session.  What we noticed immediately, was how well she slept after a session.  She would go to bed and sleep soundly until the morning.  We started to see Joanne on a regular basis, and we were amazed by the results.  My daughter felt her anxiety completely settle down, and she no longer spent so much time worrying.  I also found that she would ask for sessions – whether she was feeling worn out, or if she knew that a more stressful time was approaching (dance recitals, big tests, school trips, etc.).  We also go for treatments when she is beginning to feel run down physically, because the session is like a boost to her immune system.  The other day she went for a session with Joanne.  When she woke up the next morning she said to me, “I started to think about my orientation day and wondered why I wasn’t nervous and then I remembered, I had been for neurofeedback last night!”  NeurOptimal continues to be an integral part of our lives, and I would highly recommend it to others.


Why should I use NeurOptimal® neurofeedback?

Some benefits of NeurOptimal®brain training may include: promoting healthy sleep patterns, waking feeling refreshed, helping improve mental clarity, focus and calmness, enhancing learning capacity and the ability to better manage stress.   


More information about NeurOptimal®

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