Quite simply, the brain is amazing. We now know that intelligence is more about what you do with what you have rather than what you were born with. Our mindset and perception, the way we use our brain, and how we give it proper stimulation and activity (like our physical bodies) all have tremendous impact on our brains and, therefore, our lives. We can be happier, healthier, more resilient, and even more intelligent by what we how we treat (and train) our brain.
Neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback, consists of changing, or “tuning” our brain waves. Research on neurofeedback has found it be helpful in treating a number of clinical disorders from ADD/ADHD, anxiety and depression, substance abuse disorders, to seizure disorders and preventing/reversing the natural mental declines associated with aging. Neurofeedback is also used for peak performance purposes by athletes and others (including non-athletes, such as business and medical professionals) who want to utilize their brain’s full potential.
Peak performance training with neurofeedback is a two-fold process. After undergoing a quick, painless assessment of how the brain is currently functioning, any adjustments or corrections that need to be made are addressed first. Once this occurs, neurofeedback training focuses on improving the brain’s efficiency. Like an automobile, our brain will perform at a higher level the faster it is able to get out of “park” and into “drive”. Without appropriate stimulation, the brain can get comfortable and take longer to wake up and function efficiently. Neurofeedback training teaches the brain how to rest when we want it to (so we can have quality sleep) and more active and focused under cognitive demands.
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“The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10 thousand other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe.” – Michio Kaku