If you consult a NeurOptimal® trained professional you will be invited to fill out a few quick forms designed to help you measure your progress but diagnosis and evaluation of specific symptoms is completely unnecessary for NeurOptimal® to work effectively. This saves you both time and money.
During a session, you will sit in a comfortable chair and simply relax. Two tiny sensors are applied to your scalp and earclips to your ears. These sensors allow NeurOptimal® to read the delicate electrical activity of your brain, much like an EKG reads your heart. You listen to music and can watch a visual display, although many people choose to close their eyes and tune out. Children sometimes like to play a game, watch a movie or read a book. There are very brief pauses in the sound you listen to, indicating NeurOptimal® is at work.
Despite the complexity “under the hood”, no effort is required from you during sessions. Simply relax and enjoy the 33.5 minute session while your brain reorganises itself.
how many sessions?
Because everyone’s central nervous system is different, it is not possible to predict exactly how your brain will respond to the information NeurOptimal® provides but because the Zengar Institute has over 3 million hours of experience with NeurOptimal® we can make some general predictions. The good thing is you don’t have to take it on faith and trust it will help you — you’ll know pretty quickly by how you feel and we have progress tracking tools to document your changes.
The number of sessions depends partly upon your goals. If you are using NeurOptimal® to feel better quickly, you might decide after 10-12 sessions that you have made enough gains and stop. If you are looking for long term changes, 20-30 sessions is a better ballpark. The good thing is you can stop at any time and always pick it up again later if you choose. Training is incremental and any training done in the past will always serve you well should you do more sessions in the future — no session is ever wasted.
For some, however, training their brain is like training the body. They want to function at their best throughout their lifetime and they like to maintain that level even when life presents its inevitable day to day knocks and bruises. After a period of initial training, they may continue with monthly sessions to give their brain a regular opportunity to “defrag” or, like many of us, they just do a session when they feel they need it. It’s always up to you, because it’s your brain doing the training and your brain knows what it needs.