Brain Training & Optimization
About NorCal Neurofeedback and NeurOptimal®
NorCal Neurofeedback, a local provider of NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback Systems - Our Services include:
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Information provided courtesy of the Zengar Institute
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NeurOptimal® brain training works with the central nervous system — your brain — by targeting shifts in the brain’s activity that can undermine optimal brain function.
To understand the practical applications of NeurOptimal® it may be useful to first understand certain complexities of the brain and a little about how it functions. The brain is the most complex dynamical structure known within the universe. It is able to process massive amounts of information, develop responses and apply these responses for increased efficiency and mastery. Fortunately, consciousness is self-regulated, such that processes not requiring our immediate attention take place outside of our awareness, within the subconscious. This leaves our conscious mind unencumbered to deal with important immediate stimuli that require awareness and focused attention.
In learning behavior, a network of supporting neural interconnectivity is established. With repetition, the neural connections are strengthened and more easily activated. Eventually the behavior can become a primary and unconscious response. The brain’s on-going ability to create new pathways and interconnections is essential for learning and adaptability. These features of the dynamical brain have profound implications for day-to-day living.
For example: If we repeat behavior often enough, it develops a self-organizing dynamic that then drives the behavior. Self-sustaining problematic behaviors are largely unconscious and may be as simple as obsolete coping strategies or as extreme as serious psychological and emotional conditions. Once established they influence the way we perceive the world, our relationship with it and our sense of self.
Behavioral dynamics are like a car rolling down a hill. If you jump in front just as it starts to move, it is a lot easier to stop than if it has developed momentum. When behavior has an unconscious component, we are unaware of the activation and the build-up of the dynamical intensity.
By the time it reaches awareness the behavior is usually difficult to control because it is supported by powerful unconscious forces and has gained considerable “momentum”.
When conscious or unconscious processing efficiency becomes compromised through the stress of modern living, information overload, trauma, or other influences, loss of performance and suffering arises. The body systems it regulates are affected, processing and integration of life experience becomes inefficient, and the additional burden placed on the conscious mind results in loss of awareness and performance in the world. Consequently, problematic behaviors, ill health, and dependencies arise.
Signs of a Compromised Brain Can Include but are Not Limited to:
|Cognitive decline||Impaired coordination||Personality instability|
|Cognitive instability||Impaired eye / hand coordination||Poor impulse control|
|Cognitive noise||Impaired immune system||Poor response times|
|Difficulty concentrating||Lack of adaptability||Reactivity|
|Difficulty maintaining focus||Learning difficulty||Reduced / poor coping strategies|
|Difficulty with decision making  ||Loss of clarity||Reduced awareness|
|Diminished personal power||Loss of sense of self||Reduced physical health|
|Emotional difficulty||Lower problem solving capacity||Rigid beliefs|
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Any of the body’s emotional or cognitive processes influenced by the Central Nervous System (CNS) can be affected. The brain’s entire conscious and unconscious ability for optimal complex processing is determined by how efficiently it functions as a self-organizing dynamical and transformational system.
Neurofeedback (NFB) has emerged out of significant advances in technology and enables new and innovative approaches to psychological healing and behavioral change.
New findings are revolutionizing the approach to human behavior and in particular, brain function. It is now recognized that the brain does not respond well to imposed structure and processes that are incongruent with its complex dynamical functioning. NFB is a specialized and advanced form of biofeedback that gives information back to you about the activity of the brain as it is occurring. Neurofeedback can also be called Neurotherapy, EEG Biofeedback or Neuro-biofeedback. The electrical activity generated by Central Nervous System (CNS) processing can be detected by sensors placed on the scalp and displayed on a monitor in real-time. This is called the Electroencephalograph or EEG.
With specially designed computer software, information about the performance and behavior of the Brain and the CNS as a whole is then presented back to the individual via visual and auditory perception (feedback). People using NFB have experienced relief from a vast array of psychological, emotional and medical conditions along with considerable personal and spiritual growth. NFB is also widely used by top tier organizations and individuals, who want to improve physical and mental performance, such as athletes,professional trainers, business people, musicians, performers, and students.