Practice makes perfect
Our spiritual development programme is based on the brainwave patterns of advanced meditators, monks, yogis and healers. These brainwave patterns appear independent of spiritual dogma, belief or tradition.
Neurofeedback gives you a little ‘outside help’, so you can reach these states more easily on your own; making it one of the most powerful tools for spiritual development available.
While neurofeedback training doesn’t offer ‘instant enlightenment’ (see spiritual stability below), the foundational qualities of an enlightened brain are skills anyone can learn with practice.
Mindfulness, Meditation and Neurofeedback
Through mindfulness and meditation research, neuroscientists have come to recognise the emotional and health benefits of a clear, balanced and centred mind.
By training a quiet and clear mind, the more subtle and complex thoughts come into awareness. We become more resilient, more connected, more ourselves; allowing intuition and inspiration to flow. These basic principles underlie our approach to neurofeedback.
The advantage of integrating modern neuroscience with Eastern traditions is that any essential mental training can be accomplished in a much shorter time, working directly with the brain’s inherent neuroplasticity. Our neurofeedback brain training acts as a mental compass, showing the way into states that are difficult to reach without guidance. After some practice, you can get there on your own.
Eastern Philosophy Meets Western Technology
Strengthening, balancing, and stabilising the nervous system is the physical basis for any path of spiritual or self-development; for millennia it has stood at the core of every major religion and spiritual practice the world over. By freeing ourselves of extraneous thoughts and developing our full capacities, we expand our awareness.
Opening this inner clarity transforms our experience to create a better human being – more compassionate, selfless, with greater calmness and equanimity, closer to the intrinsic Self that defines us as a particular person.
This principle of a balanced mind underlies all our neurofeedback work.
Maintaining spiritual stability is an integral part of the awakening process.
Spiritual traditions are very specific about the pace and order of practice. Advanced practices were once kept secret; the nervous system must undergo refinement before using strong techniques.
These traditional techniques are designed to expose both the positive and negative aspects of the mind and can bring on a strong influx of subconscious material. If handled without due care and integration with professionals then, methods such as Kriya or Tantra Yoga, and drug-induced awakenings ((with substances such as Ayahuasca and other psychedelics) can leave people unstable.
Western adaptations of Eastern techniques seldom give due regard to the mental groundwork required before beginning these practices, which can lead the unprepared into strong psychological upheaval. Ultimately this instability is part of a healing and growth process. Some move through this easily and quickly, for others it may be longer.
For those who have found themselves in trouble from an imbalanced awakening, we work to re-stabilise the central nervous system so you can move forward again.
Some people find that neurofeedback sessions can make them temporarily tired, as is the case with any form of exercise. Others find it energising. It all depends on your baselines and goals.
Neurofeedback benefits tend to be different for each individual. With consistent training the new neuro-connections / pathways are integrated and become dominant over time. A healthy lifestyle does help to support the process.
Any reductions in medication should be handled by your doctor. NEVER stop taking or alter your dosage of prescribed medications without consulting with the prescribing physician.
We don’t diagnose, nor is a diagnosis required to understand the problem. We map your brain, looking for areas of over or under-activity that correspond to your symptoms, and design a brain training programme to help you move forward.
For this reason, neurofeedback is better viewed as ‘personal training’ rather than a ‘treatment’; a way to shift your mind out of stuck patterns to relieve the corresponding symptoms. Nor is neurofeedback a ‘cure’ for these diagnosed conditions; we work toward symptom resolution by resolving the underlying imbalances.
Because neurofeedback is essentially structured exercises for your brain, the term ‘side effect’ isn’t applicable in the same sense as for medications. Unlike medication, nothing is put into the body or brain.
Neurofeedback brain training is teaching the brain into new positions. As such, some clients report feeling tired in the same way they do learning new skills. Others, feel more energised as their brain comes into better balance.
Choosing healthier lifestyles supports the process. As does moderating alcohol and drug use.
Your therapist will give you personalised recommendation if needed.
Everyone is coming from a different place and everyone’s goals are different.
We prioritise your training to meet your goals, and you can expect to get a good degree of movement towards those goals.
The shifts are so organic to the brain that the way you feel and act seem perfectly natural – and it is, as you are acting more like yourself and less from automatic reactions. It doesn’t mean you won’t encounter life’s problems anymore, it just means you’ll handle them in a healthier way and the feelings won’t linger as before.
I didn’t tell (my daughter’s) teachers anything about her having sessions, and all of them commented on how well behaved and focused she’s been. She’s so happy, and so good in herself.
(He) is sitting still, paying attention, concentrating and getting lots of positive feedback which is helping to build his self esteem. A few students / parents have commented to me how different he seems / is behaving in class. He is more motivated and willing to work!