What a powerful story from such an amazing person. Thank you Jennifer for sharing your story with us, for letting us be part of your journey and sharing your outlook for the future with us all.
“Thank you! I have been training my brain every day since the last time we spoke. I took some time off as you know, and, the results and effects Neuroptimal has is amazing, over and over again!. At this point, during these at important game of this season, I notice improved calmth, I feel I can process information a lot faster and easier, and, during this stressfull event, I find it less difficult to find the right words in my conversations. It even helped me to improve my English!”
– Govert Viergever, Olympic Dutch Rower
“Although I had only run 6 or 7 sessions, I did feel my focus was stronger, and I had much less anxiety while on stage, doing my routine & poses. I believe it certainly helped me win first place in my class in the Provincial Bodybuilding competition.”
– Tim Astrologo, Mr. Quebec, Middleweight Class, 2017
Zengar has been developing a Neurofeedback system for years that they have referred to as a Non-linear Dynamical® approach to brain training. But what in the world does that mean? It is sometimes difficult to call this system ‘Neurofeedback’, because this educational brain training program has very little in common with the Linear approach that so many people understand as Neurofeedback.
It helps to understand a little more about the brain. The Brain is ever-changing. Neuroplasticity is an example of how the brain is constantly changing and evolving. Did you know, every time we learn something new the brain is actually making a structural change to itself?! The Central Nervous System (CNS) communicates through the detection of change. The brain’s ability to create neuro-pathways and adapt to a new set of changes is essential for learning and ‘surviving’ …this is called a ‘self-organizing dynamic system’. At the same time, the brain is inherently geared towards the ‘general’ (imprecise) self-regulation based on information. In other words, the brain does not require absolute (or precise) information to learn from, it is always learning and drawing conclusions and formulating, judging, comparing from what information it has received visually, auditorily, tactilely and so forth. What we mean by this can be explained better in an analogy.
A child does not require being taught the ‘BEST’ way to walk (standing so many inches apart) – but rather through experimentation the brain discovers and develops an internal balance and a natural gait unique to that individual. The brain processes and assesses feedback (information) from its own muscles & muscular-skeletal system about its position and stability in space and finds a comfortable stance.
NeurOptimal® has been designed to work in conjunction with the way the body communicates to itself. The training program is Infinitely cycling thereby mirroring through an auditory and visual feedback system a process for the brain to self-regulate. No ABSOLUTE values are ‘augmented’ or ‘inhibited’ as with a Linear process, because as trainers we understand that the brain inherently knows what is ‘best’ and understands the “amount” of activity required for specific functions. NeurOptimal® also understands that individual ‘needs’ vary from brain to brain. So, who better to regulate that than the inherent wisdom of that person’s own brain?
To better understand the process of the CNS let’s compare it to an orchestra. We can think of the instruments as the different parts of the brain…when the brain is healthy all of the parts play together, and are balanced, making an incredible harmonious sound. However, when one instrument is:
In a different ‘time signature’ playing notes too long or short compared to the rest of the orchestra, there is a mismatch in ’Duration’.
If any are ‘too loud’ or “too soft”, there is a mismatch in ‘Intensity’
If any are off key, too sharp or flat, the mismatch is in the ‘Frequency’
Or if any of the information is just ‘off-beat’ or changing the melody, this is noticed as a ‘Shift’.
As the NeurOptimal® system constantly detects these 4-D changes in the brain’s electrical activity (DIFS) it mirrors back to the individual that one or more of these is in the process of change within the CNS – and this gives ‘feedback’ to the overall balance.
The DIFS detection built into the NeurOptimal® software system is mathematically calculating and detecting the change in the cortical activity millisecond by millisecond. This mirroring indicates the information that change is about to occur and the interruption is the feedback that is informing you in “real time”. Then the CNS in its own intrinsic wisdom, makes the changes it deems necessary for personal transformation.
Therefore, it doesn’t really matter if you have migraines, attention problems, sleep issues, fatigue, anxiety, depression or any other ‘symptom’. The symptom is just your body’s way of saying “Hey, pay attention to me, I am not balancing well and need NeurOptimal®!”
Gold medalist at the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Para Games Ms. Nur Syahidah preparing for her upcoming event by training with NeurOptimalAlex Theoret
“I had an opportunity to undergo a dynamic neurofeedback system to help jumpstart my brain/mind.
When I was first introduced to NeurOptimal, I was a bit sceptical on the idea – “how does it work?”, or “will this have any side effects on my brain?”, etc. But, I decided to give it a shot anyways.
Today is my 4th session, and I can feel some effects on my body and mind. I’m feeling calmer, relaxed and generally having a productive practice day (most of the time).
I also find myself having an early deep sleep.
I’m looking forward for my upcoming sessions, and hopefully this will improve on my performance on the field.”
– Nur Syahidah Alim
Marco developed seizures when he was 13 – he is now 25.
They were bad.
Not long after, I took him to do neurofeedback using a traditional system and qEEG. (Not NeurOptimal). For 15 months Marco did not have any seizures because the neurofeedback was keeping his delta waves down. However, he started developing side effects – tics, tardive dyskinesia, muscle spasms etc. so we stopped. I felt that there was a huge margin of human error involved with the determining of the protocol for the neurofeedback which is essentially unavoidable. This was a major factor in my decision to buy a NeurOptimal system, knowing that it is fully automated and does not require a human to make any decisions on behalf of the brain. I’m so glad I did!
He’s been seizure free since the summer of 2014 and has been doing NeurOptimal since Oct. of 2015. We did an EEG this year and his EEG was clear of any seizure activity so his Neurologist has been reducing his seizure medication. I attribute this normal EEG to NeurOptimal. My son’s neurologist confirmed that a person may be asymptomatic of seizures (not be having seizures), but their EEG can still show seizure activity in the brain; so it was very amazing that my son did not show any seizure activity on his EEG considering his long history of intense and continuous seizure activity.
T.B., Boca Raton, Florida
Govert, Dutch National Team Olympic rower just won over Zengar’s support for the next Olympics! Hear from Govert, how NeurOptimal® has helped him with his Olympic training.
“I have been competing as a professional CrossFit athlete for 5 years and was a Division 1 Collegiate Rower. I have always struggled with anxiety which would hinder my social life, training, productivity and confidence. After learning about NeurOptimal, I was excited to try something that may help me become more focused in life and competition. Thus far, I have noticed increases in my productivity and focus. I have been more organized and still get my training done compared to the past when my anxiety would stop my training. During this recent stressful competition time, my anxiety has been up and down – understandably. I know that learning how to deal with anxiety is a process and cannot be fixed in one session. I am hoping to follow through with NeurOptimal training and have learned the importance of training the mind.”
“Just letting you know my daughter got 1st in Maths test today. She has always been average at Maths. Huge improvments in one month. Mind blowing really. The training also gave her more confidence as she lacked confidence towards maths. Changed the emotion towards it from negative to positive.