Neurofeedback Brain Training Toronto
Please note: The neurofeedback training system I utilize is called NeurOptimal® and is not a medical device. Further, neurofeedback training with NeurOptimal® is not a form of psychotherapy treatment or a treatment for any other medical diagnosis and/or symptoms.
• Do you want to feel more clear, resilient and more at ease?
• Would you like to have a better handle on those runaway and nagging thoughts?
• Can you imagine what it would be like if your brain worked as optimally as possible?
My work as a registered psychotherapist provides me with the opportunity to support my clients to make sense and process the complexities and sometimes non-sensical nature of life, experiences and relationships.
It is through reframing and reorganizing our understanding of our experiences, values and beliefs that we can make better sense of ourselves and our lives.
In psychotherapy, it’s possible to gain the ability of understanding that we can be empowered to craft and shape ourselves and ways of thinking, which can lead to shifts and considerable changes. One way to look at this is that through the process of therapy, we are looking to best manage our brain’s software (what can be considered as the mind).
But the process of living life inevitably has impacts on our brain function, in other words, the hardware which holds our minds and well-being.
That is, like with anything else, if something is used enough, it can often be helped or refreshed by tune-ups.
And imagine how much your brain has been used and to which it has been subjected, without considering the advantage of having an intentional maintenance plan.
The ever-evolving field of neuroscience has not only debunked the myth that “old dogs can’t learn new tricks”, but that there are ways to train the brain for optimal function at any age. Infant to literally any age.
Advances in behavioural neuroscience and conditioning tools to engage neuroplasticity, specifically for personal growth and emotional and mental distress, include (but not limited to) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, meditative practices, deep breathing practices, as well as a technology called neurofeedback.
Neurofeedback is a technology that was first developed in the 1920’s and a form of biofeedback. Generally speaking, biofeedback is a method of gathering biological information such as blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature.
Biofeedback as it pertains to the brain is often called neurofeedback, neurotherapy or neurobiofeedback.
By utilizing neurofeedback, it is possible to train the brain toward optimal functioning. The belief is that when the brain is more optimized and have the ability to better regulate itself, it is possible that the individual, in turn, becomes more resilient.
In other words, benefits of a more optimized brain can be:
• Better sleep
• More focus
• Better regulated mood
• Ability to be more self-regulated
• Improved communication
In addition to my psychotherapy practice, I am offering neurofeedback brain training as a Certified NeurOptimal® Trainer for those looking to optimize brain functioning which has been shown in studies to improve the conditions listed above.