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At Strawberries and Sunshine we believe a healthy mind is an important part of the foundation of health. One of the tools we offer for mental health is Dynamical Neurofeedback®.

Neurofeedback trains the brain in self-regulation, a necessary part of good brain function, and allows the central nervous system to function more effectively. It is a completely drug-free and non-invasive therapy designed to help heal the mind so that it may also heal the rest of your body as a result.

Our brain training system that we use at Strawberries and Sunshine is called NeurOptimal®, an advanced neuro-technology device that trains the brain to function at its best. Developed by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Valdeane and Dr. Susan Brown, it uses an original Dynamical Neurofeedback algorithm exclusive to NeurOptimal®. It is mathematically designed to communicate directly with your central nervous system. Considered a wellness device in Canada, this innovative form of neurofeedback

is not a medical treatment and does not require a diagnosis, but rather in a non-invasive way, it helps the brain to reorganize itself.

This holistic brain training results in clients feeling calmer, clearer, happier, and able to function at their best.

Inconsistency, or abrupt changes in electrical activity in the brain, undermines optimal functioning of the brain. NeurOptimal® detects these abrupt changes and informs the brain of these sudden shifts through interruptions in the sound you are listening to.

These almost imperceptible pauses invite your central nervous system to pull away from this less-than-ideal path it was on. This happens 260 times per second until the natural self-correction becomes your new normal and your brain functions more efficiently, effectively, and comfortably. When your brain does, a whole lot of complaints drop away. You feel calmer, clearer, and happier, and you become more resilient and flexible in your day to day.

How does NeurOptimal® work?

Sessions usually take about 45 minutes. You are seated in a comfortable chair and our team will place sensors on either side of your head and both ears. The sensors pick up the electrical activity of your brain. While you relax and listen to the music, the system monitors this electrical activity and any time a shift is detected in that activity it will place an interruption or pause in the music. This is the feedback. We may not even notice these breaks, but the brain adjusts its activity without any outside interference. The system doesn’t tell it to, there is no outside person deciding what training you need, the brain effectively communicates with itself and makes its own changes.

Why to Consider Neurofeedback Therapy

NeurOptimal® is not medical, a therapy, healing, or a treatment. There is no diagnosis and there are no protocols. We cannot predict outcomes, and a person’s response is very individual. It is a tool to help your brain function at its best, to become more resilient, adaptable, and flexible, and help people overcome their personal obstacles. Signs of a disorganised brain can include:

Adults, teens, and children can benefit
from brain training in other ways such as:

Helping to improve emotional and cognitive challenges.

NeurOptimal® has been used to help address the effects of stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD, autism, sleep disorders, ADHD, ADD, and other challenges.

Peak mental and physical performance.

Our brain controls our reaction times and mental focus. Many pros and athletes are using neurofeedback to enhance their performance and give them that critical mental edge. Whether it be to improve your golf game or bring home that gold medal, NeurOptimal® may be the game changer.

Enhanced academic performance.

By improving focus and concentration, students and teachers often notice positive changes in behaviours at school. NeurOptimal® is a drug and side effect-free way to improve academic performance.

General wellness.

A clear mind & body connection is an essential part of our overall health and well-being. NeurOptimal® helps train the brain to reorient and self regulate, enhancing overall well being.

Brain fitness.

By exercising the brain and keeping it fit and resilient, NeurOptimal® neurofeedback can be a powerful tool to mediate cognitive decline. Together with physical exercise and other healthy lifestyle choices, neurofeedback can improve memory and recall and improve cognitive function as we age.

If you are looking for a non-invasive and drug-free solution to help yourself, your child, or your teen with their brain fitness, we can show you that any brain can be trained to function better. Here at Strawberries and Sunshine, we make sure you and your family get the care you need. Let us take care of your brain. Come see us if you think NeurOptimal® neurofeedback can help you. Contact us today!