Being someone who worked in alternative health I was very interested in NeurOptimal neurofeedback. Having the option of taking a unit home was extremely beneficial. Having the ability to control the frequency and timing of each session allowed for needed flexibility both for life schedules and for integration of the neurofeedback work. I found there were times when my body craved sessions and other times when I felt the need to take a handful of days off. Each person in our family was able to participate and find their own timing and rhythm with the system. We found each of us reacted, integrated and healed in different ways and under different circumstances. Having the ability to rent the system and have it in-house allowed us all to maximize our healing experience both as individuals but also as a family. As a household we were looking for help with a range of issues from wanting better sleep to increased focus & attention to lowering stress and anxiety. Some of us felt shifts after the first session. For others it took longer to feel a significant shift. Common shifts included: feeling more grounded and calm, falling asleep more quickly and waking up rested, being more clear headed throughout the day, having better focus and attention and a significant reduction in stress and anxiety. The system was easy to set-up and use. Since each session was approx 30 minutes we were all able to find the time to schedule it into our day. There was flexibility in how one used the time during the session, allowing for one to work during it if needed – which I felt was key to us keeping up with the sessions. Carleigh Rochon was a joy to work with. She is highly efficient, organized and knowledgable about both neurofeedback and the NeurOptimal system. Any question or problems we ran into she was available and able to help us with. As a parent and business owner with a full schedule she understood many family stresses and was able to help navigate the right timing and approach with NeurOptimal neurofeedback. We owe much of our success not just to the program but also to Carleigh’s professionalism and help in making this program work for our entire family. This was one of the easiest, non-intrusive programs that I have experienced. I am thankful for finding both Super Brain and Carleigh Rochon!
“I have done several rounds of brain training through SuperBrain Neurofeedback over the past six months and believe it has helped me to navigate holiday stress, seasonal depression, challenging family issues, and now, the pandemic – with greater ease. I also recently launched a new business and feel that I brought a more calm and clear mind to this endeavor thanks to the brain training, combined with my regular mindfulness practice. Carleigh gave me a warm and thorough introduction during my first in-office session, and then made the rental process easy and affordable. She also offered some great strategies for introducing brain training to my husband and sons. We all need to care for our brains during these unprecedented times – I highly recommend both the NeurOptimal technology and Carleigh as your guide for your brain training journey.”
“Carleigh was simply wonderful to work with. On our first visit to the office she was warm and welcoming and made my son feel immediately comfortable with getting set up for a session, offering him a great assortment of books and puzzles to occupy him while he sat still for the training. We did a monthlong rental and really appreciated the flexibility for the whole family to get to train on our own schedule during that time. Carleigh made the whole process feel very easy as she walked us through the equipment set-up and troubleshooting, and she was super responsive to our questions during the rental period. We would highly recommend brain training, especially with Carleigh as a knowledgable, professional and caring provider!”
“After a single session, our 11-year-old son stated that he felt calmer and more in control of his thoughts…and asked for more time with his brain trainer! His behaviors were noticeably different: calmer, more patient, less reactive, and more responsive. As a family, we have all trained and believe the benefits are far-reaching: reducing stress and anxiety while helping to focus on what’s most important in a calmer manner.”
“Since I’ve been doing NeurOptimal my focus is better and I feel calmer. I feel good and think everyone should do it. I want all my friends to try it.”
“Omg! I absolutely love brain training!!! I experienced calm, clarity, and amazing focus. It lifted the chemo brain/ brain fog and I was able to problem solve as well as make decisions with ease.”
“I can’t say enough about how SuperBrain has changed my autistic son’s life. From the first session, he uncharacteristically cooperated because he enjoyed the sessions so much. Because he’s non-verbal it’s hard to know what helps him and what doesn’t but it was immediately obvious that sessions were making him calmer and more verbal. Carleigh, who runs SuperBrain is an amazing human being and even though my son’s words are limited, he started saying, “Carleigh” because he wanted to go to another session. Neurofeedback has improved his energy, his language, and his sleep. Absolutely recommend it to anyone!
“Brain training makes my brain feel more organized. I have better access to my words after training which makes homework so much easier.”
“Brain training with Carleigh has been an integral part of my weekly self-care. Just as important as getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising, brain training has become one of my most effective mental reset tools.”
“Carleigh’s SuperBrain work is almost miraculous. I’ve had this sustainable sense of calm, ever since my first training. I want to get back there, as soon as we un-shelter!”
I highly recommend Carleigh and Neuroptimal neurofeedback. From the first inquiry call, every interaction with Carleigh has felt like chatting with a dear friend. I’ve had several head injuries and neurofeedback has come up a few times as something to try. The online booking, community days, and specials have made this treatment accessible as it has been challenging to get through my health insurance. I was amazed by the ease of it. I felt more relaxed from the first session, and with continued use saw improvement in gait, circulation, and cognitive function. Each improvement in health draws clarity in life decisions overall, and I’m so grateful.
“For many years I have dealt with ongoing anxiety and depression. The tools I used most consistently and with varying results have been meditation, yoga, and self-medicating with alcohol. I chose to try NeurOptimal because it is a safe, non-invasive intervention that seems to offer benefits to just about anyone.
The immediate effects I noticed were a sense of calm and clarity that lasted throughout the day. The sessions quickly became something I looked forward to, a respite from the busy day. Over time, I realized I could gain even more benefit by meditating during the session. I set up the system in a quiet, private place, where I could be undisturbed for 33 minutes. I was able to complete 16 sessions over a one-month period. Some changes were very gradual and others revealed themselves suddenly, in an epiphany.
There are several big picture changes that came about during this time that I can only attribute to these brain training sessions. Changes that I’d been considering for quite some time (less screen time, improved diet, decrease in alcohol intake) seemed to evolve with significantly less effort on my part after feeling quite stuck for some time in these areas. My relationships improved noticeably as my communication became clearer and less heated, with a greater feeling of connection. Even small talk with the hairdresser came with more ease and enjoyment. I became more aware of patterns of negative thinking such as negative self-talk and catastrophizing as they were happening and was able to avoid continuing down these paths. I began to be able to identify the behaviors that contribute to my anxiety such as frenzied activity without being bothered by them
My experience with NeurOptimal was all positive. Carleigh is very passionate and knowledgeable about the NeurOptimal system. She was available when I needed her and provided as much explanation, research, and discussion as I asked. The sessions gave me an increased self-awareness that allowed me to shift direction in a subtle way towards a healthier path. It’s a shift that may be hard for others to measure and understand directly, but for me, it has been substantial.
“My son, age 11, has been struggling with anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and misophonia for a couple years now. Therapies we have previously tried include CBT, ERP, medication, and counseling. It has been a long and difficult road for the entire family. He has had a near constant baseline of irritability and low self-esteem. We chose NeurOptimal for him because it was a safe, non-invasive treatment. During a one-month period, he did 16 sessions. Although he was never eager to sit down for a session, we tried to make it appealing for him with a favorite book and the dog at his feet or on really hard days, the iPad. He resists many of our requests, even if it is something he eventually enjoys like a hike or other fun outing, so we were not surprised. After several minutes, I would look in and see him very relaxed with his feet up and his shoulders softened. On the day of the brain training sessions, he would be much calmer and easier to talk to. At the end of all those sessions, he seemed to have had a break through of some sort with his counselor. In the last 2 weeks, he has been much happier than I’ve seen him in quite a while. He still has difficulty listening. His triggers are all still active, however, he is much less dramatic and heated when responding. The intensity seems to have been dialed down across the board. He also has been much more receptive to discussing his fears and trouble spots. We still have a way to go but I am grateful for NeurOptimal for making every day a little easier.”
- I feel much calmer.
- I have better, deeper sleep.
- I’m having such vivid dreams.
- I went from having severe PMDD to almost no PMS at all.
- I feel less anxiety.
- I feel instantly more grounded.
- School feels easier.
- My back pain went away, like a switch was turned off.
- My focus is better.
- I feel more cooperative.
- I feel less scared of things that used to scare me when I try to go to sleep at night. I go to sleep easier.
- Since I’ve been doing NeurOptimal my focus is better and I feel calmer. I feel good and think everyone should do it. I want all my friends to try it.
- My default state used to be pretty frazzled and it took work to feel centered. Now after 20 sessions I feel like my default state is centered and it takes work to get me frazzled!
- Things that used to bug me don’t even phase me. Everything feels easier.
- I’ve been much more patient with my kids. Extremely more patient. I haven’t raised my voice at all!
- My mood was uplifted quite a bit and I had a lot of energy and then I came home and took care of some things I had not been able to make decisions on for months!
- I notice I’ve been getting things done instead of putting them off like I normally would.
- I feel so calm and focused.
Video testimonials from real users about how using NeurOptimal has affected their lives
Number of Sessions to See Effects
47% of trainers said they expected to see shifts in 1-5 sessions, and 48% said by 6-10 sessions. Significant positive change was expected by sessions 11-20 for 45% of trainers, while 39% expected it earlier – by 6-10 sessions. 35% said they felt comfortable that the change was both significant and lasting by sessions 11- 20, and 30% said by sessions 21-30.
The booster sessions were felt to be either very effective (49%) or extremely effective (19%). The majority of trainers commented upon the increased speed and efficiency of training with a client who has had previous training. One trainer identified in detail what they see in their clients who return:
• Feelings of contentment, general well being and joy in life.
• Being able to listen to others more intently.
• Dramatic increases in musical, artistic and sports performance and continued progress.
• Prolonged states of calmness and relaxation.
• Increases in motivation, positive changes and ability to concentrate on tasks.
• Feeling more aligned with, or finding a purpose in, life.
• Family members notice changes.
Issues for which NeurOptimal® is Particularly Effective
Trainers were asked to volunteer which issues they found to respond particularly well to training with NeurOptimal®. Their responses are grouped in order of frequency of votes starting with the highest. Within each grouping there is no significance to the order.
ADHD, ADD, focus, concentration, attention
Stress, stress related issues, relaxation, tension
Fibromyalgia, chronic pain and pain related symptoms
General Well Being
Anger, irritability, aggression
Mood swings, PMS, menopause
TBI (traumatic brain injury, post concussion syndrome)
GI Problems, Celiac, constipation
Behavioral Issues, tantrums, melt downs
Specific Noise Disturbance