NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback

John Thompson’s
ABC Radio Interview 
February 2013

John Thompson, a psychologist from Western Australia, who has utilised Zengar’s NeurOptimal® neurofeedback system in his private practice for the past eight years explains, in an interview on ABC Radio, how neurofeedback works and its benefits to healing, transformation and performance.

NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback

NeurOptimal® neurofeedback is a unique, leading edge, state-of-the-art, Neurofeedback system that works directly with the psychological healing and transformational capacity of the Brain and the Central Nervous

System (CNS).

After many years’ experience with multiple Neurofeedback systems and realising the limitations of a classical approach, Dr Valdeane Brown from the ZENGAR institute in Canada utilised his comprehensive knowledge to generate a remarkable breakthrough in Neurofeedback technology.
Most importantly, Dr Brown recognised the CNS as a Nonlinear Dynamical System and understood its complexity, interactivity with other body and environmental systems, its dynamic operation, self-organising ability, and profound transformational capacity. Appreciating the brain could not be understood adequately via existing approaches, he designed a Neurofeedback system from the ground up to engage the incredible natural capacity of the CNS for healing, improved performance, and transformation; so as to bring about profound change with ease and simplicity.

NeurOptimal® monitors a broad EEG spectrum from both hemispheres of the brain simultaneously, rather than focusing on content or any particular EEG frequency as do other systems. The specially designed computer software and EEG hardware is designed to detect a particular type of turbulence that is characteristic of a transformational system operating less than optimally, this system, namely your brain is unable to utilise its processing and transformational capacity optimally. Such sub-optimal processing is generally caused by stress and lifestyle factors inherent in living in the modern world. This turbulence detection, is unique to NeurOptimal®, and the information is fed back into the Brain in real time via auditory and visual perception, which enables a natural fluid improvement: Particularly in terms of processing efficiency, stability, adaptability, resiliency, and increased transformational ability. Qualities that are essential for healing, performance and improved behavioural outcomes.

Since the late 1990’s, NeurOptimal® has been utilised internationally in the fields of Psychological Health, Optimal Performance, and Spiritual Growth and Development, with consistently beneficial wide-ranging and highly effective long-lasting outcomes. The rapidly growing international community of NeurOptimal® trainers support the Zengar Institute in its commitment to ongoing research and development for ever increasing beneficial outcomes and ease of use. Advances in the design of NeurOptimal® are such that the system is now available outside of the clinical setting for widespread use.