What does “neurofeedback behind the wheel” mean? I don’t mean hooking up your brain and training while driving. That would at the very least get you some strange looks at stop lights. Here’s what I do mean:
If you have ever arrived at a destination with very little memory of how you got there — while driving a two-ton automobile — you might want to read this terrific article, Awake at the Wheel, by meditation teacher Michele McDonald.
Probably anyone who has ever driven a car has had the experience of not remembering whole chunks of the drive. I know I have. Today we have even more distractions available then when I first got my learner’s permit at the age of 15 and a half.
In addition to increasing your safety and that of those around you, driving is another opportunity to practice being in the present moment. So how can neurofeedback help?
If staying in the moment and focused on a task is hard for you, consider NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback®. Many of my clients have “being able to sit still to meditate” as one of their goals. Others come for peak performance at a variety of things — their jobs, a sport. Pretty much all of us who train become more effective at the tasks of life, including driving.
These are only some of the ways neurofeedback can be helpful. Please look at the Benefits and Client Comments pages of our website for more about how NeurOptimal® neurofeedback can bring about positive change.
If you have questions, please post them here or email me.
Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW-R
New York Neurofeedback