Neurofeedback Training for personal growth and optimal brain function and performance.
Neurofeedback is meditation for the automatic functioning brain! The process alerts the brain whenever it is about to change states, triggering the brain to come into the present and see what it’s doing. Like in meditation when we wake up from the daydream and realize where we are and what we are doing intentionally (meditating) and habitually (daydreaming), so too, the brain “wakes up” and sees its habitual functions.
Over time, the brain learns to use the present moment to decide what to do next, not habitual patterns.
At our NYC office one can use neurofeedback as a stand-alone training or in conjunction with contemplative psychotherapy. All our therapists are also certified NeurOptimal Neurofeedback Trainers. Learn more.
Our Habituated Brain
The Buddhist teachings describe how our suffering as humans comes about, in part, due to our habitual patterns. When our actions are reinforced over and over again it increases the tendency that we will react similarly, and automatically, next time. We all know if we let the irritation, for example from an annoying driver cutting us of, “get to us” that it’s more likely to arise again and create a pattern of behavior. This is how we created “negative karma.”
As the field of research into the workings of the brain grows, we have come to understand that the brain becomes habituated to its response patterns. A simple example to illustrate the point is when, as a child, we are bit by a dog, our brain perceives that dog as a threat and the part of our brain in charge of responding to danger with the “fight/flight/freeze” response goes into action. We either freeze or run away, as our instinctual response to a threat. Years later we see a dog that is similar and our body goes into the same fight/flight response. And the response is automatic.
What is Neurofeedback and how does it work?
Neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback, is an offspring of biofeedback. Biofeedback is using a machine to illicit information about automatic functioning of the body, such as heart rate, to then use that information to consciously change the body’s functioning, such as by breathing more slowly to lower the heart rate. In neurofeedback, the device gathers information about the brain’s automatic (and often dysfunctional) activity, like responding years later to a dog as if it was a threat, and feeds or mirrors back that information in a way that will elicit the brain’s organic self-correcting behaviour. (Unlike in biofeedback, in neurofeedback there is no conscious action made to affect the change. It is the automatic brain “communicating” with itself.)
To schedule a session or rent an advanced Home System go to our website to learn more: Neurofeedback Training >
What our Clients Say
This is from a man who came for symptom relief from a concussion. After 6 sessions:
“The effects lie beyond conscious control, yet within the field of perceptible awareness. I walk out synchronized and in step, every time. I look forward to my sessions because I know I’m going to have a good night’s sleep when I get home. This type of work is a must for any healer or meditator.”
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Rent a Biofeedback EEG Home System
- Easy to use: We use the NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback System which is non-invasive, safe and very simple to operate.
- Train on your own schedule: Same results and same equipment as in-office training.
- Cost-effective: Great solution for families and it’s half the price of in-office visits. Cost ranges from $40 – $60 per session depending on what monthly plan you choose.
To learn more about renting the biofeedback EEG equipment, go to: Neurofeedback Training >
For neurofeedback sessions, visit our website dedicated to neurofeedback training here to view options and costs. We offer neurofeedback training in NYC, LA (Pasadena and NELA) and Boulder, Colorado as well as home system rentals which can be shipped directly to your home.