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Val’s Views – The Principle Witness

"It really is that simple." Trungpa Rinpoche says something like, “Buddhism doesn’t tell you what is false and what is true, but it encourages you to find out for yourself.” Chodron, Pema. The Wisdom of No Escape: And the Path of Loving Kindness (p. 43). Shambhala. Kindle Edition. What is so different about NeurOptimal® compared to all the other neurotechnologies out there? I’ve talked a lot over the years about the very different mathematics that are the [...]

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Val’s Views – On the Road With a Maverick

“In 1970 I had a vision of what brain training could be in the future: a simple, powerful, and safe way to self-optimize that is so easy and intuitive that anyone can use it. NeurOptimal® version 3 is that elegant vision and it's here now." Why am I starting with this? Because that vision has animated all of my work as well as the work my wife Susan Brown, Ph.D. and I did to co-develop [...]

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Dear NeurOptimal® Trainers

Dear NeurOptimal® Trainers, I have been watching, reading and listening to the many comments about NO3 and the experiences that a few people are having with their Clients.  As many of you know our actions as a Trainer can and will affect our Clients, from subtle facial expressions (“hmmm…why did ‘it’ (NO3) do that”) to more overt statements, “I am not sure what is happening here” or “That’s weird, I would have thought the Interruptions [...]

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How Flexible Are You When Your Fist Is Clenched?

When our hands are relaxed and open, they can move fluidly, resiliently, from task to task—grasping items, reaching out to assist or hug someone, transferring easily from a writing to a driving position. But can you imagine moving from holding a child, to writing a check, or even to feeding yourself, with your hand squeezed into a tight fist? Chronic stress, compounded daily, creates a body filled with tension, leading to a tight, stiff Central [...]

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