NeuroFeedback, NeurOptimal and Electroencephalography

ELT

Padawan Learner
Hey, I'm reading from the start, I'm currently at page 35 but I came across the following comment so I prefer asking my question now, not for losing the quote.
I'm also deeply interested in how this could help others as well - however this type of thinking comes with it's pitfalls as I could easily fall into fantasies of building a future career based on this technology - which I already seem to be doing.
I'm curious about why you define it as a pitfall ?
I'm asking because I'm also currently thinking about it. I don't know about building a career based on the technology on my side, but why not making it one of my activities to make it more widely available. NeurOptimal seems to be one of the keys that I was searching for in my quest to find a way to free myself and others from limiting patterns.
 

ELT

Padawan Learner
In this post, I'd just like to highlight the importance of the bicycle metaphor I've read or heard somewhere concerning the practice of NeurOptimal. I think it was on The Health&Wellness Show.

I've just called an NO practitioner to schedule my first session and I've been quite surprised by some of her reactions. She's proposing sessions at home and as I found her contact on the ADNF website, I didn't know more about her than the letters of her name and the numbers of her phone. It appeared, then, normal to me to ask her questions in order to know better the unknown person that I'm about to let entering my house.

I'll skip the details for my point being that she answered in a pretty defensive way. She wasn't really understanding why I was asking these questions - one of them was simply, for instance, how many sessions she did on herself. She didn't really want to answer first, until I calmly explained my motives to her. I've also been honest sharing my feelings and observation that for someone who's supposed to accompany people with possible psychological conditions to relax, I found her pretty aggressive towards me.
Along the conversation, she told me that, at the beginning, she was indeed doing a lot of sessions (still without telling how many) and reduced later to once a month.
As I was telling her earlier that I feel like I need some, she then confessed that she, now, also feels like the need to free some time for new sessions to herself.

To give you a better image, she was saying, around the beginning of the talk, that she's normally a discreet person, and later on she described herself as having red hair. I have nothing against people who want to make their hair red, my point is that, afterthought, saying to be discreet and making his/her hair colorful don't logically fit together for me.

The bottom line of all this is that it appears to be possible to do many sessions at the beginning, but if we don't regularly continue to do some as the time goes on (the space in between can differ from person to person), we can lose some effects.

Concerning this, Val Brown was saying that it's like to stop riding a bike for years : We're not as good as we were when riding years later, and, at the same time, it won't take us as much effort to bike again compared to what it took us to learn.

So let's ride regularly enough to apparently keep the evolution in place.


See ya
 
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beetlemaniac

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Hey, I'm reading from the start, I'm currently at page 35 but I came across the following comment so I prefer asking my question now, not for losing the quote.

I'm curious about why you define it as a pitfall ?
I'm asking because I'm also currently thinking about it. I don't know about building a career based on the technology on my side, but why not making it one of my activities to make it more widely available. NeurOptimal seems to be one of the keys that I was searching for in my quest to find a way to free myself and others from limiting patterns.
Hi ELT,

When it comes to making a living, I was told by my practitioner that NeurOptimal really doesn't allow him to pay the bills and it is more of a service he provides to others than anything else. That's probably why I was not too keen on giving into the idea that I could build a career around use of this device. That said, times have changed and maybe there are more people who need this type of therapy to deal with trauma and stresses of daily life.

Good luck on your NO journey and do post about your findings!
 
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ELT

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Among the many different podcasts and videos existing and talking about the concept, this quite recent (May 2022) official video from Val himself sums up all the recurring questions and explain the principle in depth.
 
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