Before I share clients’ comments with you, first let me tell you a personal story:
One of the most common anxiety dreams people have has to do with school. If you ask a roomful of people, “Who here has had a dream where you’re back in school and you’re not prepared? You forgot there was a test. Or you left your books home. Or you can’t find the classroom.” Almost everyone in the room will raise their hand.
I had them, too, once or twice a year for decades. After having done several NeurOptimal® sessions on my own brain, one night I had this dream:
I was at home getting ready for school when I remembered that there was a major test that day, and I’d forgotten to prepare for it. I started to get anxious but then in the dream I said to myself, “Don’t worry. You know the material. You’ll ace it.” End of dream. That was many years ago, and it was the last time I had that dream.
Here’s a video that beautifully tells — in two minutes — one man’s experience of neurofeedback transforming his life. (I know Aaron, but I’m not his trainer. He lives in Perth, Australia.)
[Pointing to her forehead] It’s more sturdy in there.
I organized my office last night. I didn’t know what the word “organized” meant before.
It’s stopped the incessant voice in my head.
My mood swings are gentler.
I got depressed but after about an hour I got bored with it and stopped.
My brain is like a dry sponge and this is pouring water in it.
I’m getting on with my life.
Parties are fun now. I don’t have social anxiety anymore.
I actually like speaking in front of groups. Who knew?
I can tell that I don’t really want that second glass of wine.
Neurofeedback made a huge difference in the quality of my life.
My boss said, “What have you been doing — you’re not afraid of me anymore!”
I rarely get tension headaches now.
My intuition is getting stronger. I just know stuff and I trust it.
I think I’m not depressed anymore because I’m not bored anymore.
My husband and I started the same old familiar fight but it was over in five minutes instead of an hour.
I can sit still now and actually like it. I’m meditating every day.
I don’t tiptoe around people anymore.
My bed is a welcoming place now, not a torture chamber of tossing and turning.
I’m a better golfer now [at age 67] than I was when I was 20 years younger, because I play smarter and I’m more focused.
I know when I’m full.
The stage fright I used to get is gone.
I’m waking up looking forward to the day.
I don’t get thrown off by the things that used to get to me.
I haven’t slept so well in years.
I can visit my family now and not get drawn into the stuff that goes on.
For the first time, I know what the word “happy” means.
My panic attacks have disappeared completely.
I start to get angry, but I can stop and think about what’s going on and what I need and how to ask for it without hurting anybody.
Now I’m enjoying the things again that I used to enjoy.
My kids don’t get to me as much.