Jake’s neurofeedback Journey
“My experience with NeurOptimal® came on a day I was feeling pretty upbeat. I felt good, there was nothing particularly stressful on my mind, and I was trying out this new technology that could help people in need (but didn’t think it could help me, I already felt great). Although I felt relatively great on this day, I did have some struggles with nervousness, worry, anxiety, stress, and sleep issues. To my surprise after my session I felt clearer, less bombarded with thoughts and more in the moment of my experience. It was very weird to me to have something alleviated that I didn’t even know was affecting me, I thought obsessive thoughts were normal.
As I continued training I felt more and more interesting experiences. I had more confidence, I slept more deeply and fell asleep faster. My movements felt better and my thoughts were more organized and fluid. I felt more joy and less suffering in the most mundane aspects of my daily life. It was awesome.
After so much improvement I was shocked and confused when some difficult feelings still came up. I felt anxiousness, worry, anger, and they all caused me stress because “Why am I feeling this way!? I’m supposed to be free from all negative feelings because of the brain training!” After the feelings passed, as they always would, I realized that the difficult feelings were less intense, and passed much more quickly than they had in the past. I realized that I couldn’t escape experiencing the more ‘uncomfortable” emotions, they are a part of life, but they were dealt with and released much more easily than before.
This brought me to view my life in a slightly different way, more like a ride, like a roller coaster. They both have peaks and valleys, which can’t be avoided, but it was how I perceived and adapted to the ride that ultimately decided my enjoyment level. Could I learn to roll with every up, down and twist of the ride or would I fear and resist every drop and turn, it’s ultimately up to me.
Training my mind with NeurOptimal® to a healthier state has shown me the power of the mind over my life. It has opened my eyes and helped me to make the changes that are best for me, and I’ve decided to share this opportunity with others as well.”