Welcome to NeuroEdge, your local source for NeurOptimal® neurofeedback: the technology of peak performance, happiness and well being. Our certified neurofeedback team specializes in brain training to support individuals suffering from PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, or brain-related traumas amongst other health conditions.
Join the millions of neurofeedback users who enjoy the benefits of reduced stress, improved sleep and relief from conditions that used to hold them back from becoming all they were meant to be.
Neurofeedback is a 100% non-invasive, drug-free, brain training system that helps the central nervous system (CNS) make the best use of your brain’s natural resources. NeurOptimal® is extremely powerful and effective. The U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration has approved neurofeedback for relaxation training and the American Pediatric Academy has endorsed neurofeedback as a “Level 1/Best Support” treatment for children with ADHD.
If you are new to neurofeedback, you probably have questions. This website is a great place to start your information search, but you can also contact us directly at NeuroEdge@gmail.com. As NeurOptimal® users and trainers ourselves, we will be happy to share our personal and professional experience with you.
NeurOptimal®’s EEG biofeedback or neurofeedback system is a powerful technology that can greatly enhance your well-being and generally help you get the most out of life. Brain training can unlock untapped cognitive potential and help you achieve long-held goals and dreams. Biofeedback has been around for almost 40 years, but its practical use was inhibited by the scarcity of a practical delivery system. In the past, a neurofeedback interface would require a room full of computers and technicians.
Today, Zengar Institute, Inc. has created a simple, interactive software that harnesses this powerful technology in an easy to use program called NeurOptimal that loads onto a laptop computer or tablet device. Because neurofeedback has been time-tested, it is also very safe. Respected institutions such as the U.S. FDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics have endorsed neurofeedback.
The NeurOptimal® proprietary neurofeedback system is a highly personalized brain training software that prompts the central nervous system to help make the best use of your brain’s neural resources. Neurofeedback training for the brain is similar to physical training for the body. Much of our suffering comes from pervasive recurring thoughts and feelings in which our minds become emotionally stranded or cognitively “stuck”. Neurofeedback prompts the brain to draw from its existing resources and pull itself out of these mental “ruts”.
The result is a more open and positive mindset in which obstacles are more manageable and problems more resolvable. Much like a mirror that promotes self-correction, NeurOptimal®’s proprietary neurofeedback program monitors your brain waves and then provides “feedback” to your central nervous system about what it has just done.
When the software detects a tremor in your brain wave pattern, it sends an audible signal that encourages the brain to “reset” and self-correct.
A certified NeurOptimal practitioner will conduct a personalized 1-on-1 assessment to gather more informational on your medical history and to help you better understand how NeurOptimal can optimize your brain’s performance.
You will be placed in a quiet space and in a comfortable position. The practitioner will then attach special sensors to your head that will feed your brain wave patterns into the NeurOptimal program’s software.
A neurofeedback training session is relaxing, enjoyable, and typically lasts about 30-45 minutes. As the session starts, you will hear music play through your headphones and perhaps watch relaxing geometric images gently morph across a computer screen or tablet. You will hear occasional “skips” or interruptions in the music – this is the signal that prompts your brain to “reset” and optimize itself.
At the end of a session, you will most likely feel less stressed and more mentally clear. It is unlikely you will experience any negative after-effects as NeurOptimal does not artificially “push” the brain in any specific direction. Many users experience deeper sleep and vivid dreams after their very first session.
Neurofeedback training provides a multitude of benefits for the brain and body, including: improved sleep, heightened mental clarity and enhanced cognitive performance.
Trainers and clients –millions and growing- have used the NeurOptimal® system to address a number of physical, emotional and cognitive complaints with great success.
These fall into a few general categories listed alongside.
Adults, as well as children, have used NeurOptimal® neurofeedback to address the negative effects arising from depression, anxiety, PTSD, Alzheimer’s, autism, sleep disorders, misophonia and other complaints. The FDA has even approved neurofeedback as effective for stress reduction.
UPDATE: As of November of 2012, the American Pediatric Academy has endorsed neurofeedback aka EEG biofeedback as a “Level 1/Best Support” treatment for children with ADHD. Furthermore, the APA has equated neurofeedback with medication in terms of efficacy for resolving ADHD.
NeurOptimal® neurofeedback encourages an overall positive mental outlook and a deeper understanding of the mind/body connection. For those looking to enhance their daily health and wellness, neurofeedback training can be an excellent supplement to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Along with healthy lifestyle choices, NeurOptimal® neurofeedback can be a powerful tool to mediate cognitive decline that naturally occurs as we age. Just as physical exercise benefits the body, NeurOptimal® keeps the brain fit and resilient. Neurofeedback can help improve memory, recall and increase overall cognitive dexterity in older individuals.
A growing number of Olympic and professional athletes now use neurofeedback to provide that critical mental edge which often results in gold medals and championships. When competitors are separated by 100ths of a second, the improved mental focus and physical performance neurofeedback provides can mean the difference between winning and losing. But you don’t have to be a pro athlete to enjoy the benefits of neurofeedback. Looking to improve your golf game? Want to be a better pitcher for your company softball team? NeurOptimal® can help.
Because neurofeedback training enhances concentration and mental focus, students use NeurOptimal® as a critical tool to improve their performance in school. Unlike so-called
5“smart drugs” or neuro enhancing pharmaceuticals, NeurOptimal® is 100% drug-free and has no known side effects (apart from improved sleep!).
NeurOptimal® is effective because it is designed to work best with your individual brain. It does not attempt to “fix” predetermined conditions or pin down specific problems. This was a limitation in many earlier neurofeedback systems. Often, resolving one problem in one area could cause problems elsewhere. The heart of the NeurOptimal® system -Dynamical Neurofeedback®- is a proprietary technology based in neuroscience and specifically designed with the naturally non-linear function of the human brain in mind.
NeurOptimal® is built to harness the incredibly dynamic nature of your brain in a way other systems simply cannot match. As a result, this neurofeedback system can be used effectively to address a wide array of complaints without specifically “targeting” them from the outset of the training.
NeurOptimal® neurofeedback is extremely safe. Research shows your own brain “knows best” and therefore the NeurOptimal® brain training system does not force or “push” the brain in any one direction. Basically, Dynamical Neurofeedback® provides your brain with the information it needs to correct itself and function at its most optimal. NeurOptimal® simply enables your own brain’s natural process of self-correction.
NeurOptimal® requires no effort on the user’s part. Some brain training systems require the user to “interact” by playing games or solve puzzles during sessions. This additional level of interaction is unnecessary with the NeurOptimal® neurofeedback system. During a training session, you can simply relax and enjoy!
An increasing number of our veterans are coming back from service with debilitating emotional trauma. Anxiety, panic, fear, paranoia, irritability, depression, sleep disturbance and cognitive decline severely compromise quality of life. No matter how hard you try- All too often you cannot talk our way out of the rage, anxiety and fear. The triggers are just too powerful and the brain has become programed to respond to protect itself- even when no one is trying to hurt you. NeuroEdge neurofeedback training bolsters the brain’s inborn resilience to cope with trauma. It encourages the brain to recalibrate to its former efficiency and competence (so it can distinguish friend from foe and actually enjoy life againg).
This intervention is not meant to replace any existing treatment. You continue to receive sessions from your therapist. By helping the brain calm down, NeuroEdge will actually help you get the most out of your current treatment.
NeuroEdge is also offered to a family members so that loved ones are given an opportunity to enhance their ability to cope with tension. The veteran’s home environment becomes more understanding, calm and compassionate. All of NeuroEdge’s treatment programs are 100% covered on behalf of Veterans Affairs Canada / Blue Cross.
NeuroEdge is now offering an express program to anyone living outside of Ontario or more than 1 hour drive from the GTA.
This new accelerated treatment plan allows individuals to benefit from a more customized program over a 1-3 day period.
Over the course of your stay, our practitioners will assess your psycho-physiological state, identify any neurological imbalances, and work to refine your cognitive abilities so that you can walk away more functional, refreshed, and on the path to wellness.
Call our office today to learn more about our express program options for you and your family members!
NeuroEdge’s lead practitioner has over 30 years of experience treating people with post-traumatic stress, anxiety and panic conditions, depression, sleep disturbance, and cognitive impairment. He has a Masters degree in Educational Psychology and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He has worked as a consultant for the federal penitentiary system, family social service agencies, and as a clinician in both inpatient and outpatient hospital clinics. His area of specialty and interest is Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuro Psychology for individuals and their families.
Using this expertise, NeuroEdge’s lead practitioner helps veterans and their families regain what is essential for life – wellness, stability, tranquility, and happiness in their home.