So You Are Attracted to Becoming a NeurOPTIMAL Trainer?

Two different approaches to neurofeedback brain training.

The first is pushing the brain to a pre-determined so called ‘good’ state (linear approach); the second approach is by improving self regulation and improved resilience in the face to stress for your clients (Non-linear dynamical approach).

I began looking more than 15 years ago at the neurofeedback field. I looked at all the major neurofeedback approaches out there but none of them drew me to take an action. I would go back to the website and read everything about that model that I could but I still took no action. Having been trained in a Non-Linear, Dynamical psychological systems theory and method, I had already determined that a single diagnosis, along with pushing/and or/ inhibiting certain brainwaves on the spectrum was not my desire. Of course, doing this causes side effects, as you have to push for a side effect, and them pull back to get any benefits in these linear models. And these linear approaches are really expert driven; or it takes a long time to get good at helping a broad spectrum of clients with a broad spectrum of complaints, symptoms, suffering, and so on. And I wanted nothing that was aggressive: i.e., nothing that pushed the person’s process, as I already knew from my trauma training that pushing could cause the defense mechanisms to get stronger and be driven deeper. Not for me!

But when 3 trusted colleagues who did not know one another all told me about Val and Sue Brown and NeurOPTIMAL® (then called NeuroCARE), and I heard what Val was saying about his approach, I jumped and took action and purchased and was trained on that system. That was about a little over 7 years ago and I have been extremely happy since. My work with clients has made the ‘jump’ that I was hoping for and my practice is at capacity. And my wife and I love it personally as we do sessions regularly at home and have since the beginning. My wife Loraine (a NeurOPTIMAL Certified Trainer now) has had Lyme disease for many years and NeurOPTIMAL helped her function in a way that other approaches did not (see her article about her process at this link).

So why would you want to use NeurOPTIMAL over the linear approaches; those systems in the hands of seasoned professionals, get good results with clients? Here are some of my reasons:

•NeurOPTIMAL uses current non-linear science which means it is using current mathematics that is in line with up to date understanding of our non-linear reality
•The system’s computer is a much better operator than any indivdual can ever be: AutoNavigation is the current state of our system
•NeurOPTIMAL is about improving CNS function, not trying to get to some ‘optimal’ pre-determined state
•NeurOPTIMAL provides moment to moment feedback to the CNS about perturbation and the CNS must respond by dropping this dysfunctional behavior and returning to the present moment
•NeurOPTIMAL can be used by anyone since it is not a medical treatment; it is a training approach that targets relaxation response ultimately, in line with FDA approval
•It is elegant and we see little to no side effects in the training process; so called side effects are actually the system in a healing response
•The community of trainers is very supportive of new trainers and available via the Trainer Forum to answer questions and concerns
•The tech support is top notch; just connect to them, they take over your computer, and update your system 5 days per week, 7 AM to 7 PM EST.
•The support materials, from webinars (live and then available for review anytime) to clinical forms are all available to PASS members
• And much, much more…

Working with the CNS, helping it understand its own functioning allows it to self correct due to the fact that it is an energy saving system. Neuroplasticity has shown that the CNS is capable to learning for its direct experience and dropping old pathways or habitual behaviors, building new neurons and ultimately, building more complex, higher ordered relationship throughout the entire system. The work of Karl Pribrim, neursurgeon and neuropsychiatrist underpins the science of NeurOPTIMAL; Probrim was Val’s instructor at Georgetown University. His Holonomic Brain Model explains how the CNS is a unity, and the old ideas of linear function do not explain its inherent sophistication.

From Wikipedia:The holonomic brain theory, originated by psychologist Karl Pribram and initially developed in collaboration with physicist David Bohm, is a model that we follow.

Pribram was originally struck by the similarity of the hologram idea and Bohm’s idea of the implicate order in physics, and contacted him for collaboration. In particular, the fact that information about an image point is distributed throughout the hologram, such that each piece of the hologram contains some information about the entire ima

So you are looking perhaps to add something to your practice to assist your clients to achieve higher results and faster that conventional psychotherapy or coaching approaches?

I began looking more than 15 years ago at the neurofeedback field. I looked at all the major neurofeedback approaches out there but none of them drew me to take an action. I would go back to the website and read everything about that model that I could but I still took no action. Having been trained in a Non-Linear, Dynamical psychological systems theory and method, I had already determined that a single diagnosis, along with pushing/and or/ inhibiting certain brainwaves on the spectrum was not my desire. Of course, doing this causes side effects, as you have to go for a side effect and them pull back to get any benefits in the linear models. And this approach is really expert driven; or it takes a long time to get good at helping a broad spectrum of clients with a broad spectrum of complaints, symptoms, suffering, and so on. And I wanted nothing that was aggressive: i.e., nothing that pushed the persons process, as I already knew from my trauma training that pushing could cause the defense mechanisms to get stronger and be driven deeper. Not for me!

But when 3 trusted colleagues who did not know one another all told me about Val and Sue Brown and NeurOPTIMAL® (then called NeuroCARE), and I heard what Val was saying about his approach, I jumped and took action and purchased and was trained on that system. That was about a little over 7 years ago and I have been extremely happy since. My work with clients has made the ‘jump’ that I was hoping for and my practice is at capacity. And my wife and I love it personally as we do sessions regularly at home and have since the beginning. My wife Loraine (a NeurOPTIMAL Certified Trainer now) has had Lyme disease for many years and NeurOPTIMAL helped her function in a way that other approaches did not (see her article about her process at this link).

So why would you want to use NeurOPTIMAL over the linear approaches; those systems in the hands of seasoned professionals, get good results with clients? Here are some of my reasons:

•NeurOPTIMAL uses current non-linear science which means it is using current mathematics that is in line with up to date understanding of our non-linear reality
•The system’s computer is a much better operator than any indivdual can ever be: AutoNavigation is the current state of our system
•NeurOPTIMAL is about improving CNS function, not trying to get to some ‘optimal’ pre-determined state
•NeurOPTIMAL provides moment to moment feedback to the CNS about perturbation and the CNS must respond by dropping this dysfunctional behavior and returning to the present moment
•NeurOPTIMAL can be used by anyone since it is not a medical treatment; it is a training approach that targets relaxation response ultimately, in line with FDA approval
•It is elegant and we see little to no side effects in the training process; so called side effects are actually the system in a healing response
•The community of trainers is very supportive of new trainers and available via the Trainer Forum to answer questions and concerns
•The tech support is top notch; just connect to them, they take over your computer, and update your system 5 days per week, 7 AM to 7 PM EST.
•The support materials, from webinars (live and then available for review anytime) to clinical forms are all available to PASS members
• And much, much more…

Working with the CNS, helping it understand its own functioning allows it to self correct  as it is an energy saving system. Neuroplasticity has shown that the CNS is capable to learning from its lived experience, dropping old pathways or habitual behaviors, building new neurons and ultimately, building more complex, higher ordered relationship throughout the entire system. The work of Karl Pribrim, neursurgeon and neuropsychiatrist underpins the science of NeurOPTIMAL; Probrim was Val’s instructor at Georgetown University. His Holonomic Brain Model explains how the CNS is a unity, and the old ideas of linear function do not explain its inherent sophistication.

Back to the present moment…

So we are evoking the ‘Orienting Response’, an biological, default survival tactic that humanity developed when we lived in the wild. It was developed in order to take evasive action toward protecting ourselves from threat. We use it 24/7/365; even though we mostly do not notice that we do. So working with the CNS is in, layman’s language, working with the survival instinct, highly honed and tremendously sophisticated- or none of us would still be alive.

So you have to decide if you want to have to become an expert who pushes changes toward what you consider ‘positive states’ for your clients, or someone who provides comprehensive information about how your clients CNS is behaving; and the CNS makes its own decisions about what to do with that information.

Please contact me if you have questions about the NeurOPTIMAL Training System. I only ask that if I help you, and you decide to purchase the system, that you tell Zengar Institute that David Delaney of Boulderneurofeedback.com introduced you to the system. This approach is really unlike anything else that I have found.

From Wikipedia:

Karl H. Pribram (born February 25, 1919 in Vienna, German Austria) is a professor at Georgetown University, in the United States, and an emeritus professor of psychology and psychiatry at Stanford University and distinguished professor at Radford University. Board-certified as a neurosurgeon, Pribram did pioneering work on the definition of the limbic system (mammalian brain/trauma center), the relationship of the frontal cortex to the limbic system, the sensory-specific “association” cortex of the parietal and temporal lobes, and the classical motor cortex of the human brain. He worked with Karl Lashley at the Yerkes Primate Center of which he was to become director later. He was professor at Yale University for ten years and atStanford University for thirty years.

To the general public, Pribram is best known for his development of the holonomic brain model of cognitive function (a non-linear model) and his contribution to ongoing neurological research into memory, emotion, motivation and consciousness.

So NeurOPTIMAL is providing moment to moment information to the CNS is its language any time that it is about to going into a phase shift or also called state change. A phase shift, a non-linear physics term, is when the system is about to shift to a higher or lower order of function (i.e., shift into a fight or flight event). There is an energetic event which happens just prior to the phase shift called fibrillation (chemistry), or a wobble or turbulence (common parlance), or perturbation event (physics). This is a wild expenditure of energy which indicates that the system is about to ‘phase shift’. NeurOPTIMAL is picking up 96% of the entire electrical signal throughout the entire CNS.