Your Brain on NeurOptimal®
HOW DOES THE BRAIN WORK?
The human brain is one of the most fascinating, intricate, sophisticated systems that exists. The brain is the body’s operating system and controls every system of your body. It determines how we form habits and how we respond to external stimuli. It processes and organizes the immense load of information that we receive every day through our five senses. And it doesn’t stop, from our first breath, to our last. Do you know of any computer that’s lasted 60, 80, 100 years, without some serious maintenance? We learn to eat a healthy diet and exercise our body, but how do you care for or train your brain? NeurOptimal® is brain training. It's maintenance for your computer. NeurOptimal® keeps your brain functioning at it’s peak and all by tapping into it’s own self-healing capacity.
When you learn a new skill or behavior, your brain creates a path of neural synapses, a road map, if you will. As you practice that skill or behavior, the neural connections are strengthened as well. The mapped out route becomes well traveled, until that skill or behavior becomes “second-nature” and is relegated to the subconscious. The brain is dogmatic in its quest for efficiency and will take every opportunity to proceduralize behaviors or make them formulaic. It wants to keep the conscious mind free to receive and manage new information and react to any possible threats.
As a child, you learned to tie your shoes. At first, it was very difficult. But every time you practiced, you strengthened those neural pathways, until you could do it on auto pilot. Now, when you tie your shoes, you can simultaneously carry on a conversation and really have no conscious memory of every movement required to complete that task. Now imagine the same is true for an undesirable emotional reaction. Think about your learned behaviors of stress, fear, anxiety, negativity, and over-analyzing. Those have all become well-worn neuropathways in your brain. It can be hard to reprogram them in the conscious mind because while the brain creates these neural pathways, it doesn’t have a map for all of them. The brain is blind to it’s own landscape.
HOW DOES NEUROPTIMAL® WORK ON YOUR BRAIN?
What NeurOptimal® does is offer your brain a mirror, or show it a map of the neural pathways it’s created. It’s similar to looking in the mirror for the first time in a long time. When you finally see your reflection, you will begin to make corrections, fix your hair, straigthen your posture, pick food out of your teeth. You may have been unaware of these problems until you could see your own reflection. NeurOptimal® offers your brain a mirror of it’s own activity and your brain knows what to do to organize itself!
With NeurOptima®l, you may find your sleep is deeper and comes more easily, you may find that you have more focus and better memory, you may feel anxiety and worry fade away, you may find yourself making better decisions or being less reactive, you may be more excited about life, your relationships may improve.
Note: NeurOptimal® is for brain training and optimization and is otherwise exempt from FDA regulation because it does not diagnose or treat medical conditions and is not considered a medical device.