Neurofeedback can help you create optimal performance in any aspect of your life

Neurofeedback is an effective, easy, and safe way to train your brain towards optimal performance and build resiliency. It can be used by a wide variety of people from business professionals, to athletes, to performers, to people trying to overcome anxiety or other mental obstacles to achieve growth. It builds resiliency by training your brain to respond to situations instead of reacting to them. When clients use neurofeedback in addition to their counselling, coaching, or hypnotherapy sessions it generally results in positive changes happening quicker than when one strategy is used in isolation. Neurofeedback addresses your unconscious programming, helping you break bad habits, overcome fears, and make lasting transformations in your life.

Neurofeedback Can Help With

Neurofeedback is great for individuals, from toddlers to seniors, to address physical, emotional, and cognitive issues in their life.

  • Improve energy levels
  • Enhance focus and alertness
  • Change behaviours
  • Break bad habits
  • Better manage stress
  • Be more resilient
  • Improve memory
  • Overcome anxiety and depression
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Neurofeedback is most effective when paired with Hypnotherapy or Self-Hypnosis. Many individuals find success with adding-on a 40-min hypnotherapy session every couple of appointments.

Neurofeedback Package Options

Package Cost of Package Per-Session Cost
Initial neurofeedback session $90 + GST $90/session
One 50-min session $119 + GST $119/session
Package of five 50-min sessions $545 + GST $109/session
Package of ten 50-min sessions $990 + GST $99/session
Package of twenty 50-min sessions $1780 + GST $89/session
Add-on 40-min counselling or hypnotherapy to your neurofeedback session $99 + GST $99/session

Note: Neurofeedback packages may be shared among family members. Payment plan options are available. Please contact us if you have any additional questions or requests to make a package work for you. 

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What is Neurofeedback and how does it work?

What does a resilient brain look like?

The brain is the centre of our central nervous system; it is a sophisticated command and control centre that is responsible for controlling all the other systems in your body. It receives and processes information from your body and the environment, processes and stores information, and formulates appropriate responses. Neurofeedback works by training the brain to be more flexible and resilient.

Is your brain flexible and resilient?

  • Do you have trouble relaxing after work or getting to sleep?
  • Do you sometimes have trouble staying focused and on task during the day?
  • When you have an argument, a bad day at work, or an emotional trauma do you find yourself stuck on repetitive self-critical thoughts and negativity?

A flexible brain will respond appropriately to various situations and environments, and when something severe happens a resilient brain will return to it’s baseline quickly. Individuals with resilient brains report being happier and more successful in their lives.

How do I train my brain to be more resilient?

Your brain has conscious and unconscious programming that influence your habits and behaviours. Generally, when people try to change a behaviour they naturally gravitate towards tools to modify conscious behaviour. However, in reality it’s your unconscious programming that is 95% downloaded from environmental influences throughout childhood, and 5% which is inherited from genetics. To train your brain to be more resilient, you need to re-program your unconscious programming.

How does it work?

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We use a Neuroptimal® device to monitor your brainwaves and it will give subtle cues to the brain when it detects inefficient functioning. When the brain is performing fluidly, the device plays music or a visual. When the brain’s activity becomes inconsistent or less smooth, the music is interrupted momentarily to gently cue the brain that it’s not performing optimally. The device automatically adjusts itself in response to your brains activity, so as your brain learns and gets better, the device will automatically increase the difficulty.

All of this learning happens outside of your conscious awareness. With practice, your brain function naturally improves. It’s common that others see your progress before you can.

I was looking for a way to have more energy, be a lot more efficient and productive, and to find a way to feel optimistic, passionate, and more driven. I had spent twenty years of life raising kids and sacrificing myself for family. I had suffered from a lot of stress over those years and was looking launch myself into a rewarding career. I set to overhaul my mind, body, and spirit. One of the strategies that I can reliably say that I have had consistent improvements over the 10 neurofeedback sessions achieved to date. I have noticed changes in my visual recall, self-organization, optimism, and resilience. I am no longer overwhelmed by everything that happens in my daily life, and am able to remain centred and focused on the goals I have begun to lay out for myself.

G. Farnsworth, BA, PBD Gerontology, Life Enrichment Manager working with people with Alzheimer's

With over 25 years in my business, I have taken many courses and programs over the years. Neurofeedback is one of the most impactful things I have done. It has enabled me to be more productive at work, more focused and creative, and helped me connect with my staff more. My company is running smoother than before I started with these sessions. Neurofeedback has also positively affected my personal life. I feel closer to my family and all of the other relationships in my life have improved.

Bill Goold, Remax Bill Goold Realty

I can clearly see how Neurofeedback has steadily improved the resiliency of my brain and body. I have a busy lifestyle, and neurofeedback continues to help me keep these areas separate while I attend to each one 100%. I am successfully building a private practice, my spouse and I share enhanced connection and communications, and my friends positively comment on the subtle changes. At this point I use the sessions periodically as maintenance, having seen proof of how my overall health status and wellbeing have improved.

Frequently Asked Questions about Neurofeedback

What does a Neurofeedback session look like?

Each session lasts about 50-minutes. Your brain technician will begin by collecting basic information from you including how you are feeling and if you noticed any changes since the last session.

You will then sit in a comfortable chair while the technician places a tiny sensor on each side of your head and three ear clips on your ears. These tiny sensors are attached with water-soluble paste which helps pick up the delicate electrical activity of your brain. Much like an EKG or ECG, the system is simply reading the signal. Your technician will then give you a headset and offer you a blanket while you listen to music and watch visuals on a monitor, if you so choose.

The Neuroptimal® will then take a reading of your baseline and then your session will commence. There will be very brief pauses in the sound and image. Sometimes they are so quick you don’t consciously notice them. Your brain uses the mathematics behind these cues to distinguish between efficient and less effective brain activity. Clients tend to find these sessions very relaxing. The Neuroptimal® session itself takes 33 minutes. After it has completed, the trainer will take another reading and compare it to your baseline.

As the sensors are being removed you will be given another form to fill specific to your session experience. Both the baseline and post-session recording will be saved on your profile. If you would like to review the recordings, discuss your experiences or your progress you may set up an appointment with a Neurofeedback counsellor. We recommend doing this at least every ten sessions.

How many sessions will you need?

Most people can expect to notice some changes by ten sessions, and many report feeling better rested, having a better outlook, and being able to engage more effectively with colleagues or loved ones. Even if these changes occur in areas of your life that are different from your initial goals, they indicate that your central nervous system is responding to the training.

The more training you do, the more flexible and resilient your brain will be come. Most people achieve their goals by 20 to 40 sessions. You can stop training whenever you feel ready and simply return for booster sessions. Some clients continue training on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.

Do the effects of Neurofeedback training last?

Neurofeedback training is a learning task. Similar to learning to read, you can’t unlearn that activity. It may get rusty, but the effects of learning remain throughout your lifetime. However, your brain is living tissue and can get knocked off course by stress, anesthetic, alcohol, unhealthy living, or other general difficulties. Fortunately, it’s easy to get back on track with just a few booster sessions. A previously trained brain with respond much quicker to the training and recover optimal flow and functioning.

Why Neuroptimal® over other neurofeedback systems?

Neuroptimal® is a Dynamical Neurofeedback™ system, and is very different from other systems. It is completely non-invasive and non-directive because it is based on a very different understanding about how the brain works and is best optimized. By simply giving the brain information about its own activity, this system helps the brain re-organize itself.

The Neuroptimal® system provides information to the brain from a wide array of “targets” representing a vast array of frequencies. With many systems, the trainer has to choose one or two frequencies and hope they “get it right”. There can be side effects or contradicting messages when working on individual frequencies. The Neuroptimal® system has the benefit of training across all frequencies at once.

The most impactful benefit to Neuroptimal® is that it does not “push” the brain in any direction. Other systems categorize frequencies into ones you need “more of” and “less of”. Systems that aggressively push in a narrow range of bandwidths that do not balance each other cause negative side effects. The Neuroptimal® system gives the brain information about what it is doing, and the brain decides for itself whether an increase or reduction is warranted. This is what makes the Neuroptimal® system not only unmatched in its power, but also its safety.

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