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Sobering Development: Neurofeedback and Addiction

Susan Adams “lives and breathes” the world of recovery and has committed the better part of her life to helping addicts. A certified NeurOptimal® trainer, Susan is part-owner of TreeHouse Learning Community, an innovative facility that prepares young adults in recovery for success in higher education. NeurOptimal® caught up with Susan over the summer to talk neurofeedback and addiction. (more…)

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Serving Up Neurofeedback: My Luv Hate Courtship with Tennis

Whoever came up with that ridiculous phrase "Tennis anyone!"?! It implies anyone can pick up a tennis racket and just enjoy playing the game. That would not describe my experience. I'm something of a jock, but I've never found tennis to be relaxing, natural or easy. My clean up hitter-infected swing more often than not sends my backhand bounding into the neighboring court instead of the one I'm supposed to be playing on.  My ground strokes [...]

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5 Reasons Neurofeedback is The Breakfast of Olympic Champions

It all comes down to this moment. You've pushed your body to its physical limits for four long years now. You've assembled gigabytes of performance data and analyzed it ad finitum to maximize you potential. You've lived like a monk, keeping a boring routine of practice, critique, sleep; practice, critique, sleep. You don't have time for real relationships except for those that involve your chosen apparatus and your coach. Vanilla lattes? Ice cream sundaes?! Forgettaboutit; they [...]

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Have Trainer, Will Travel: 5 Reasons to Include Neurofeedback in Your Vacation Plans

There's nothing like summer vacation. It's a time when we break away from our breakneck-paced lives and learn to slow down and smell the petunias. Vacation is a time for new experiences, catching up with family, and for once, allowing ourselves to be a little lazy. Yes, there's nothing like "summer vacation" because the above doesn't describe anything that even remotely resembles my (or most people's) ACTUAL summer vacation. Guess what? There's a lot of [...]

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Neurofeedback Trainer Focus: Trina Doerfler Talks Neural Plasticity

The article that follows was originally titled "Non-Entrainment Neurofeedback" by NeurOptimal® trainer Trina Doerfler and was published on ndnr.com. Discussion of the brain is everywhere these days … it’s on the cover of leading news magazines; public television has a series entitled “The Brain Fitness Program”; and more than a few books are being written on how to better understand and work with this most complex and central of our systems. (more…)

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Tired of Insomnia? So is Neurofeedback Trainer & Sleep Medicine Expert Ed O’Malley

Dr. Ed O’Malley will put you to sleep. Not because he’s boring, but because he is very good at what he does. Dr. O’Malley has been board certified in sleep medicine for fifteen years and an insomnia sleep researcher for the last twenty. He holds a Ph.D. in neurobiology and is one of the nation’s leading experts in sleep medicine. He is also a certified NeurOptimal® trainer. For many years now, Dr. O’Malley has seamlessly [...]

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Feedback: Tuning Into Neurofeedback

Some people like to sing in the shower. I like to sing in the my car. And in L.A., you spend three-quarters of your life in your 4 wheeled tree killer. So the way I see it, you might as well settle in and enjoy the toxic fumes and aroma of burnt rubber over some cool tunes. I prefer to sing solo (but not acappella). I blanche at the thought of bursting into a chorus of [...]

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[Neurofeedback] should be more available: Doctor

This article originally appeared in TheWhig.com and features NeurOptimal® trainer Dr. Janet McCulloch superb work with veterans suffering from PTSD. KINGSTON - Advocates of a new way of treating post traumatic stress disorder are calling for it to be made available to veterans across Canada. Called neurofeedback, the treatment has proven successful with a small group of patients at the Kingston Institute of Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback. In the past three years, Dr. Janet McCulloch, a psychiatrist at the institute, [...]

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Neurofeedback Trainer Focus: Dr. Lise DeLong

Dr. Lise DeLong is a Neuroptimal® trainer and Cognitive Rehabilitation specialist. She has pioneered an innovative treatment model known as NeuroCognitive Processing in which she combines neurofeedback with rehabilitation brain training. When used in tandem, these two methodologies address both cognitive and physiological problems.  With a Ph.D. in neuropsychology and a sub-specialty in neurocognitive processing, Dr. DeLong oversees clinics in Greenwood, Indiana and Walnut Creek, California, where she currently resides. Language disorders (primarily with Autistic children) have [...]

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Research Shows Promising Results From Neurofeedback Training

PALM SPRINGS, CA –  Zengar Institute Inc., developer of the NeurOptimal® professional and home neurofeedback systems, held its inaugural Research Conference at the Miramonte Resort in Palm Springs, California on February 20-22.  It was the largest professional gathering in the company’s history. Eighty-five NeurOptimal® trainers, researchers and staff traveled from all over the world to attend – some from as far away as Australia and Lithuania. Over the course of three days, key presentations [...]

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