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  • Why does Neurofeedback Help with so Many Things?

    It’s a great question, and one that makes some people hold back from trying neurofeedback. How can it be that good? The answer is that neurofeedback works directly with the central nervous system.

    Here’s the Merriam-Webster definition of the central nervous system. More simply put, it’s the brain and spinal cord. It’s often referred to by its initials, CNS.

    How does that help answer our question?

    I think of the CNS as the captain of the ship, central to all the ways you experience life, for example:

    • Emotions, the pleasant ones and the not so pleasant ones. This includes those you might want more ability to manage, such as anger. Being able to respond rather than react is useful in navigating life, perhaps especially relationships.
    • Sensations – what your eyes, ears, nose, etc., are telling you.
    • Coordination of the activity of the body (including the involuntary actions like breathing and keeping your heart beating).
    • Control of behavior (along with the peripheral nervous system, which connects the CNS to your hands, arms, legs, etc., and to your organs).

    You can see why it’s so important, and why it affects so much of our experience of life.

    Neurofeedback is a training for the CNS, tuning it to be at its best. Since the CNS is key to all of the above, that means there is potential positive change in a great variety of the things you would like to have change.

    NeurOptimal® neurofeedback is, in my opinion, the state of the art of neurofeedback.

    Read more by clicking on these links:

    What is NeurOptimal® neurofeedback?
    What to Expect
    Client Comments

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    Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW-R
    New York Neurofeedback