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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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Myth Busters – Rumor Has It…

Funny how rumors get started...One person thinks they understand how something works and says, “it must work like this” while another says “no, I heard it worked like this”, and yet another says, “in my experience it must be like this”. Before you know it suddenly, all these funny rumors, inventions and in some cases superstitions, have started and with little to no truth to it! So, I am going to take a moment [...]

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How NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback Training Boosts Creativity, Flexibility and Resilience – A Podcast by Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW

On this podcast Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW discusses how the NeurOptimal® brain training system enhances flexibility and resilience so that your maladaptive behaviors are modified in your favor. Catherine is an expert NeurOptimal® trainer who helps clients learn how to run their brains and nervous systems more efficiently. This allows you to become aware of additional choices in your life and create new levels of balanced awareness; giving you heightened levels of effectiveness [...]

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Shhh… Want to Take a Peek inside the NeurOptimal® System?

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. [...]

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Neurofeedback Helps Veteran Win The War On PTSD

  Fear is fun. The experience of fright in a safe environment - a Halloween haunted house or movie theater – elicits excitement followed by a critical release of primal emotion.  But what if catharsis never materializes? What if one were permanently locked in a state of adrenal fight or flight?  For PTSD sufferers, this constant state of alert is their life. Like a mousetrap, terror enters the brain but cannot find an exit. Life [...]

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Brain Training Among Best Natural Remedies for Migraines Says Psychologist

Migraines are more than just a headache -- they are a global health issue. 30 million people are directly affected and migraines cost employers $13 billion every year in lost worker productivity. That's more than diabetes and asthma combined. For many sufferers, attacks are completely debilitating and can last as long as 72 hours. Unfortunately, the Migraine Research Foundation estimates that the majority of migrainers never seek medical treatment. That may be because the medications involved can cause side-effects worse [...]

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