How long does a session take?

Each session takes about 33 minutes, with a few minutes on each end for hook up and removal of sensors. We tell users to allow 45 minutes end-to-end.

How many sessions does it take to feel a difference?

Each person is different. Some people feel an instant improvement, others feel it after 3 or 4 sessions, and still others after more sessions. The human body and the brain in particular operate in nonlinear ways, so we suggest that users have an open mind and stick with regular brain training to see results. We recommend a minimum of 10 sessions as a baseline for brain training.

What sorts of differences will I start to feel?

The first thing most people notice is a substantial improvement in the quality of their sleep, particularly more vivid dreams. After a few sessions users often feel more focused, calm, and centered. With continued training people report more confidence, productivity. They begin bouncing back from stressors with ease, and report that life generally becomes smoother. Users work faster, more efficiently, and experience a significant reduction in physical complaints. They are less bothered by doubts and insecurities and are more apt to experience confidence and satisfaction.

How long has this technology been around?

Neurofeedback has been around since the 1960's, but originally it was only available to astronauts and Navy Seals to help them reach peak performance. Because of advances in technology, NeurOptimal® has made brain training accessible to the public for the past 17 years. Mind Balance has been offering services for 4 years.

Are there any side effects?


Is brain training invasive?

No. Other than having sensors temporarily attached to your head and ears, NeurOptimal® is entirely non-invasive.

Is brain training approved by the FDA?

Yes! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved neurofeedback for relaxation training. In addition, the American Pediatric Academy has endorsed neurofeedback as a “Level 1 | Best Support”.