Health & Wellness

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 and increased productivity. The NeurOptimal® works by interrupting brain shifts, so that your brain learns how to organically reorganize itself for optimal functioning. You can learn more about how Catherine’s NeurOptimal® neurofeedback training can help boost your performance by visiting her website


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Brain Training Among Best Natural Remedies for Migraines Says Psychologist

IMG_1230-1x1-optimizedMigraines 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 then the original migraine. That leaves natural remedies for migraines – like neurofeedback.  Dr. Sue Brown is among those people (women are 3 times more susceptible to the condition) who has lived with severe migraines all her life. Fortunately, she’s also an inventor and brain training expert. Brown didn’t co-found NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback specifically to address her migraine symptoms, but employing her own neurofeedback system for that purpose has transformed her life.


5 Ways Brain Training Is Like Spring Cleaning For Your Mind

No-not-my-brains-ImgurYou’ve been avoiding it, but desperately need it. You don’t have time for it, but somehow, it HAS to get done. Spring cleaning. It’s time.

Spring cleaning is one those traditions that defies common sense. It’s as if someone said: “Wow; it’s warm; the snow’s melted, flowers are blooming! Let’s spend this weekend inside and move my dusty CD’s down to the basement!”

Spring cleaning is the ultimate ode to the puritan work ethic of joyless tasks. But for those of us who profoundly neglect our cleaning duties the other 11 months of the year, there’s no getting around it.


Neurofeedback System Gets To The Heart Of Well-Being

broken-heart-syndromeLove kills. Science confirms this is actually true.

It’s strange and ironic that February – the month of Valentine’s Day – is also Heart Health month. Intentions on Valentine’s Day are very positive: it’s our yearly reminder to reaffirm our commitment and appreciation for those we love. But in reality, Valentine’s can create serious emotional – even physical – complications.  For one thing, expectation on the day is overwhelming – it’s the Christmas of relationships.


Forget the “New” You; Discover the Best You This New Year

Photo-Jan-01-12-00-59-AM-1024x1024“Resolution” has got to be one of the most loaded words in the English language. It represents both hope AND falling short of expectations. Most resolutions cluster around improved health (38%) and self-improvement (47%). Yet, strangely the pledge we make at the beginning of the year to improve our happiness actually ends up making us more miserable. As it is, only 8% of resolutions are actually realized.


Neurofeedback: A Study Solution For Good

neurofeedbackRita only wanted a better tennis game, but she had trouble with low blood pressure and needed a little pep. “Honey,” she said to her chemist husband, “help?”

The result? Rita-line. Ritalin.

Adderall is amphetamine salts—like Ritalin, a stimulant. Doctors originally prescribed it for obesity, but quickly recognized its off-label calming effect, its focusing effect, on people diagnosed with ADHD.


Neurofeedback Training Lifts Crossfit Champ to Victory

neurfeedback-training-for-sports-performanceSteve Hamming is a Mad Man. He works out every day. He adheres to a disciplined Paleo diet, free of processed sugars and high-fat foods. He is the fittest 55-59 year old man in American according to Crossfit. And that’s just what he does for fun! In “real life”, Steve is a professional psychotherapist who recently took up a business partnership with veteran NeurOptimal® neurofeedback trainer Molly Raaymakers in Western Michigan. And that’s when things got interesting.


New Hope for Those Suffering from Chemo Brain or Cognitive Impairment

cognitive impairmentZengar Institute, Inc. today announced the results of a new peer-reviewed study measuring the effects of NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback on patients suffering post-cancer cognitive impairment (PCCI) or “chemo-brain”. The research, conducted by the Applied Brain Research Foundation of Ohio, reported a 91% success rate for PCCI patients using NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback’s brain training system. 21 of the 23 participants in the study reported a complete reversal of the cognitive impairment or “mental fog” commonly associated with chemotherapy treatments.


Work It: 4 Ways Neurofeedback Turbocharges Job Performance

neurofeedbackI learned a lot from my Russian roots. My genealogy is actually Scotch/Irish, but my Ph.D. work was in Russian Studies. Unlike Romance languages, Russian is a language “invented” by 19th century European linguists. The good news about that is Russian grammatical rules are logical – much like Latin. The bad news is, learning Russian is a lot like learning Latin.

Back to my roots: Russian is heavily based in word roots. In fact, finding the root is basically the only way to get an accurate translation. Studying a language this way clearly warped my brain, because I started doing the same thing in English. Take the word “organize”. It shares a common root with “organ” – as in, bodily or government regulation.  Another cousin, “organic” connotes something that is natural/non-artificial.