You have two excellent choices. NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback® comes in a beautifully designed, fully automated Personal Bundle that provides the same state of the art neurofeedback as the Professional Bundle but at less cost.
Many of my customers still choose the Professional system because it has unlimited sessions. The Personal Bundle comes with 100 sessions pre-loaded, after which users will need to add sessions. If you are planning extensive or long term use or to train family and friends, the Professional will pay for itself.
Both the NeurOptimal® Personal system and the Professional are very easy to use. Unlike other true neurofeedback systems, there is no learning curve or requirement for supervision by a trainer. Your brain is making all the decisions. You can be running your first session an hour after you open the box.
I say “true” neurofeedback systems because there are systems that market themselves as neurofeedback but don’t provide an actual feedback loop. Instead they use light or sound intended to evoke a desired state, but there is no reading or responding to the person’s actual brain activity. Some like how they feel while using these non-neurofeedback systems, but comments from clients who have used both are that they didn’t feel their brain learned from these systems. They had to keep using the system to keep experiencing the benefits. With NeurOptimal®, they felt their brains learned and the learning integrated – and became their new way of being.
Other true neurofeedback systems are diagnosis and protocol-based and have a long learning curve for professional trainers. Purchasing the few home systems available is typically done through a trainer who determines which protocols are recommended and when they need to be changed. This often requires in person sessions to learn to use the system, to determine the initial protocols, and follow up sessions to adjust the protocols.
None of that is needed with NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback® because the systems are fully automated. The software and your brain do it all. This is the state of the art in neurofeedback.
Here’s another important way that protocol-based neurofeedback systems are different from NeurOptimal®. With NeurOptimal® the brain sees itself in action, learns from what it sees and uses the learning to optimize itself in the way that is uniquely right for you. Because it’s so specific to your brain, and because your own system chooses what to change and how fast to change, NeurOptimal® is virtually side effect free. Linear neurofeedback systems (all the others) can be helpful, but because they are pushing the brain, they can have side effects such as irritability, sleeplessness and headaches.
Your system comes with a state of the art Microsoft® Surface tablet, encoder, and everything you need to start training. There’s an excellent manual, how to videos, and lots of online support available. You’ll have support from me as well.
To get your questions answered and to discuss pricing and financing options, please email me or call 212-877-6923, and we’ll talk about whether NeurOptimal® is the right choice for you.