Neurofeedback FAQs


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Neurofeedback Frequently Asked Questions

Who can benefit from NFT?

  • Anyone with a brain, aged 0 – 150!
  • NFT is FDA-certified for stress relief.
  • Since many conditions are caused/made worse by stress, NFT may help with:
  • Sleep problems
  • Anxiety/depression, ambivalence, irritability
  • ADD/ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Impaired memory and “brain fog”
  • Chronic disease (Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Type II Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Autoimmune Disease…)
  • Food cravings, binge eating
  • Mood swings, road rage, destructive relationships
  • Trouble concentrating, reading a book or meditating
  • Athletes who want to get in the Zone and stay there
  • Artists and musicians who want to enhance their creativity
  • Meditators who want to enhance their practice
  • Non-meditators who want to meditate

How often should I do NFT?

  • Like going to the gym, the more often & consistently you train, the more rapid the results.
  • Frequency depends on schedule and finances.
  • Most visit their neurofeedback trainer once a week. But, it’s okay to train more often (ex. twice a week, once a day or even twice a day).

How long until I get benefits from NFT?

  • Some can feel a shift after 1 session, but for most it takes 5-6.
  • Permanent neuroplastic changes typically occur after 10-20 sessions.

Are there any side effects from NFT?

  • Rare reports of feeling slightly “revved up” may occur when an individual brain decides to change a lot at once & the person is unaccustomed to such enhanced brain capacity.
  • Better sleep is the most often reported “side effect”.

Is NFT changing my brain? Is it making me a zombie?

  • The particular technology used at BuzzNutrition lets your brain decide what it wants to do. It does not force it to change.
  • Sensors on your head are “out only” and do not transmit any information into your brain.
  • NeurOptimal uses negative reinforcement rather than positive reinforcement, which leaves room for decision making.
  • The brain is “discouraged” by static in music when it makes brainwaves that go outside a range of stable brain frequencies, aka. “no-stress zone”. But it doesn’t change unless it decides to.
  • Other systems “reward” the brain for reaching a specific pre-determined brain frequency. All brains like rewards, so this makes it more likely to change when maybe it shouldn’t.
  • The reward system is problematic because not all brains are the same. Your brain may not be quite ready to jump into a particular frequency quite yet.
  • Furthermore, other systems rely on the practitioner to pick the frequency. These practitioners are highly professional and capable, but no one knows your brain better than… your brain.