Neurofeedback vs Brain OptimizationYou have something in your teeth. No, the next tooth over on the other side. No, higher. Yes, right there! You’ve got it! Nope, still there.

Have you ever been there before? If you have, then you know the value of a mirror. Whether it’s removing a bit of spinach from between your teeth, fixing your hair after coming in out of the rain, or just making sure everything’s in place before leaving for work, mirrors are essential to our self-maintenance.

Brainwave Optimisation is a revolutionary process based in cutting-edge brain research that utilizes next-generation technology, but ultimately, it’s just a mirror for your brain. Simple as that. It is a way to reflect the brain’s activity back to the brain in real-time and in such a fashion that the brain is able to perceive its own sub-optimal patterns and self-correct toward greater balance and harmony. Notice that Brainwave Optimisation isn’t fixing the brain any more than your mirror is combing your hair. The brain uses Brainwave Optimisation to facilitate its auto-calibration, but the brain itself does all the work. And that’s the reason that Brainwave Optimisation works so well. This is also what distinguishes Brainwave Optimisation from other modalities that also use EEG to reflect the brain’s activity in real-time to improve brain function.

Both Brainwave Optimisation and other forms of neurofeedback use EEG sensors to monitor brainwave activity. In the 40-plus years since its inception, neurofeedback has taken many forms and been practiced in a variety of ways, but at its heart are two core principles: operant conditioning and normative database comparison. Operant conditioning, in this case, means that the recipient of neurofeedback treatments is asked to consciously and willfully train their brain to function in a particular manner. That particular manner is based on a comparison of the recipient’s brainwave activity to a normative database—a collection of the recorded brainwave activity of “normal” individuals. These core principles may also be seen as assumptions about the way the brain works:

a) One can train their brain to function differently.
b) There is a normal way for a brain to function.

In contrast:

Brainwave Optimisation is based on the following assumptions:

a) The brain has a powerful capacity for self-regulation and adjustment.
b) Every brain is unique.

While some forms of neurofeedback techniques endeavour to conform the brain’s function to a pre-determined, defined norm, Brainwave Optimisation allows the brain to find its own optimal state of balance and harmony. Further, by facilitating the brain’s auto-calibration via mirroring-based protocols custom-designed for a given brain to address its particular challenges, Brainwave Optimisation produces superior results with relatively few sessions. Most clients require no more than ten 90-minute sessions (ideally administered twice a day over the course of five days) to experience lasting benefits.