Before the first session, we will have you fill out a survey listing the concerns and/or goals that have brought you into our office.
You will sit in a big comfortable chair, and we will place ear clips and two small sensors on the sides of your head. These pick up the electrical activity of your brain. You relax and listen to music or watch a movie. NeurOptimal® processes your brain signals very rapidly, and when it detects them moving into an “instability,” the music or movie pauses very briefly. This is the “feedback.”
Oftentimes this pause is inaudible; however, unconsciously your brain understands the mathematics behind the timing of the pauses, which act a bit like a “rumble strip.” The brain adjusts its activity without any effort from you, to stay “within” the rumble strip. The brain does this on its own — NeurOptimal® doesn’t tell it to.
The training session is relaxing and enjoyable and typically lasts 33 minutes.
At the end of a session, you will most likely feel less stressed and more mentally clear. It is unlikely you will experience any negative after effects, as NeurOptimal® does not artificially “push” the brain in any specific direction.