I started doing neurofeedback training to help my brain
recover from a very nasty concussion. I started to see small
changes in my mental abilities very quickly, after the first
four or five sessions. The first positive change was that,
suddenly, I was able to easily understand computer functions
again and start doing things like backing up my data and using
PayPal. I then simply felt like I "had my brain back"
again and my functioning really improved immensely. I could
find files, follow thought processes and plan my day with
some confidence again. After about 15 training sessions I
suddenly wanted to do my marketing and had the mental and
emotional energy to do so. Before the training I had hardly
realized how serious my depression was and could not even
bear to think of the inevitable result of ignoring my business
needs. Now, at the three month point after training, I have
simply stopped taking anti-depressants (something I had tried
twice unsuccessful before training) and can still sit down
each day and do something to move my business forward.
While I believe that I have certainly seen improvements
in "peak performance", while doing focused, task
oriented, activities, I feel that I have gained much more
in what I can only describe as my overall state of mind and
what that brings. I am simply happy almost all of the time
now. When I feel "unhappy", I am very much aware
of it, it feels "wrong", and I know I can do something
about it... I believe my interpersonal skills are much improved,
not because of any training or technique, but because of how
I feel. I see it in my personal relationships, work, literally
everywhere. In a few short weeks I have seen a huge change
My fatigue was getting lesser and lesser and is now totally
gone (20 sessions).
Now I am once again able to go into heavy discussions and
My pain is almost gone and reduced to a minimum, if I don't
overstrain myself of course!
I walk normal again and the only difficulty I have is to learn
how not to cross my physical and psychological borders. I
will have to keep on learning this.
Neurofeedback training for me was effective and pleasant to
experience. I would absolutely recommend it to people that
are in pain, overstressed or sleeping poor. Neurofeedback
training with NeurOptimal did his job
well. I am my old self again!
Within one month I stopped smoking cigarette and cannabis,
it just wasn't so pleasant anymore. As a result of the neurofeedback
I was already relaxed (that's what I needed the smoking for).
And if I smoked, the relaxed feeling got even less, so it
was logical to stop smoking now.
Not long after that, I totally quit drinking alcohol and all
this without any effort.
At this moment, after 5 months, I still don't drink or smoke
cigarette or cannabis anymore and I don't miss it and that
is the difference with how I felt in the past when I tried
After the first session of neurofeedback I already noticed
that my voice was much clearer, and my articulation improved.
After each training there was something better and improved.
Being able to focus my sight again, being able to do two things
at the same time again.
After about 6 sessions I regained control over my right foot.
I can move my toes again, I walk better, am much more stable,
don't stumble over things anymore, don't loose control over
my right knee anymore. It is such a wonderful relief for me,
I can go and let the dog out for a walk again, go into town
for shopping, do things I couldn't do for a long time, I am
even learning to play golf now!
At the moment I have had 19 training sessions and my condition
has improved a lot. Coordination is better, I am clear in
my head again, I am in contact with myself again, I can find
the right words again, being able to keep my balance again,
I can tolerate sounds and busy surroundings again and I am
much more able to move the fingers of my right hand. Of course
there will always be symptoms present, for Multiple Sclerosis
is a degenerative process. But the fact that I have regained
so many functions now is a wonderful thing.
Just as my anxiety starts to rise, it now feels as if a
faucet has been shut off in my brain. I simply stop feeling
the pull into the vortex of obsessive worry. My attention
shifts naturally and comfortably so that I feel calmer and
more centered. I am also sleeping more soundly. Neurofeedback
has had a tremendous impact on my life.
Since my last (3rd) session of neurofeedback, I see a terrific
improvement in myself.
1) An extraordinary feeling of energy and resistance to fatigue
throughout the day!
2) No bloating and a tremendous regularization of digestion.
3) MUCH less pain in the right arm and hand.
4) A clear mind.
Neurofeedback role in all this is obvious to me!
Subtle changes started occurring after the first session.
I noticed that I was definitely feeling more chipper health-wise.
My daily intestinal distress had calmed down, and I no longer
felt sick to my stomach all the time. Mentally, my level of
anxiety dropped considerably so that I had more energy to
get on with life and enthusiasm for the small every day things.
This path towards well-being continued to unfold throughout
my fifteen sessions, and I find myself today able to cope
with events in a calmer, less angst-ridden manner. I thoroughly
enjoyed my experience with neurofeedback. The sessions were
extremely relaxing and non-threatening. It was also a pleasure
to have tangible results in so short a time with seemingly
so little effort on my part.
Neurofeedback has organically opened and supported increased
ease, balance, equilibrium, and harmony in many areas of my
life. I am surprised, delighted and grateful. As a long-time
meditator I have noticed an increased depth, stability, and
integration in my practice. I believe that the neurofeedback
is responsible for these changes. I have found this training
to be intriguing, growthful, and full of promising possibilities.