When first looking into neurofeedback, neurofeedback therapy and neurofeedback training, you'll notice differences in the ways providers describe their methods and categorize how neurofeedback is incorporated to help their patients or clients. At Breaking Through Intensive Therapy we work with the NeurOptimal® to provide dynamical neurofeedback used in our clients' brain training sessions. Here we'll help answer some basic questions for you to decide if NeurOptimal® dynamical neurofeedback training is something you want to learn more about.
Dynamical Neurofeedback FAQs
When you think of the word dynamic, something marked by continuous change or productivity, think of the brain. The brain is a dynamic physical system and Dynamical Neurofeedback® is a technology developed by Zengar Institute Inc. and used in its NeurOptimal® neurofeedback training systems. Dynamical neurofeedback is brain training that encourages the brain to correct itself. This is different from linear neurofeedback which uses brain mapping to look for deficits.
Another difference is that using a non-linear dynamical neurofeedback system, like NeurOptimal®, does not require a diagnosis or working with a medical professional or technician. Because the technology is in the neurofeedback system and the clients' brain is responding on its own with each session, neurofeedback training with a non-linear dynamical neurofeedback device can be done at home.
The science behind the development of nonlinear neurofeedback training is that with repeated and consistent training sessions the brain creates "new paths" or finds the most effective use of energy to respond to current needs. The brain's process of gathering data about its current environment replaces maladaptive habitual responses. Once the brain learns these new patterns of assessing needs, or creates "new paths," the individual notices changes in mental and emotional reactions.
The dynamical neurofeedback devices we use at Breaking Through Intensive Therapy, part of the NeurOptimal® brain training system, are 100% non-invasive and are FDA approved as a general wellness device. There are no special qualifications needed to use the NeurOptimal® program because it’s incredibly simple to operate. Whether you decide to purchase sessions in our Breaking Through office with Jennifer, our NeurOptimal® neurofeedback trainer, or decide to purchase the neurofeedback device to use at home, training is effortless, 100% non-invasive and designed to get you started right away.
Many people come to us because they have an interest in neurofeedback therapy, neurotherapy treatments or some way of using neurofeedback to help with trauma, depression, behavior, performance, ADHD or other conditions. They're not sure if they need a therapist, a doctor, or some other medical professional to administer neurotherapy treatments.
At Breaking Through Intensive Therapy we avoid referring to our neurofeedback sessions as therapy or neurotherapy treatments. We work with the NeurOptimal® brain training system, a neurofeedback device that does not require a therapist. Because "therapy," when referring to mental health, is typically administered by licensed therapists and/or considered a medical treatment, we refer to our neurofeedback sessions as training and brain training. The therapy in our name, Breaking Through Intensive Therapy, is physical therapy, the origins and foundation of our practice. Jennifer Palcic is our Neurofeedback Trainer and a NeurOptimal® Representative, one of only 14 in the United States, and the only NeurOptimal® Representative in Ohio.
Jennifer has completed the NeurOptima® Basic and NeurOptimal® Advanced Certification and enjoys working with her clients as a neurofeedback trainer to guide them through experiencing the benefits of brain training for themselves. Jen helps to facilitate neurofeedback training sessions in the office or she can discuss your options when it comes to renting a device for neurofeedback at home.
What is Dynamical Neurofeedback?
NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback®
NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback takes advantage of the brain’s natural dynamical learning processes by giving the brain the information it needs to do the work itself. It’s like holding up a mirror to the brain so it can make its own adjustments. This gently, surely and powerfully enables the brain to function more efficiently. Instead of telling the brain what to do by the practitioner setting the goals for that day, NeurOptimal® naturally maximizes the brain’s innate capabilities of self-regulation, resilience and flexibility.
Your Brain Has the Ability to Self-Correct
What is possible when you train your brain? NeurOptimal® neurofeedback brain training is currently being used to help manage stress better, enhance learning capacity, improve focus, promote healthy sleep habits and manage performance anxiety. The list of other positive impacts are endless. Watch the explainer video on this page to learn more about how it works.
NeurOptimal® is the only neurofeedback system that works in real-time, is 100% non-invasive and requires no technical expertise to operate. Contact us with more questions or to get started with your brain training sessions.