What is NeuroMatrix Neural Efficiency Training(TM)?
The guiding principle behind NeuroMatrix Neural Efficiency Training(TM) is that performance (attention, focus, learning ability), mood, memory, behavior, and emotional resilience are all created by our brain. If we are doing well in each of these key quality of life categories, it means our brain is doing its job efficiently. If, on the other hand, we are struggling with attention, learning, mood, anger, or memory problems, it is an indication that our brain is neurologically inefficient in one or more working areas and doing its job poorly. This can be caused by either physical or emotional trauma, or for some other reason such as genetic or environmental causes.
In other words, what the medical or psychological community label Bipolar, ADHD, OCD, and Depression, for example, are terms for clusters of symptoms that point to specific areas of dysfunction in the brain. The medical community's "solution" for these neurological problems is drugs to blunt the symptoms. As you may be aware, side effects from these drugs are numerous, including permanent brain dysfunction. Information on these unsettling side effects can be found on Google or other search engine by typing in the name of the drug followed by "side effects," and in such books as Your drug may be your problem by Peter Breggin, MD and David Cohen, PhD, and Prozac backlash by Joseph Glenmullen, MD. Other titles are available from the Amazon and Barnes and Noble web sites.
NeuroMatrix Neural Efficiency Training(TM) offers an alternative to drugs and their side effects. A Quantitative EEG (computerized brain wave analysis) defines where and in what way the brain is doing its job poorly; research based Neurofeedback (brain wave training) protocols are then used to remediate what is found. Also included in these sessions are Heart Rate Variability biofeedback, which teaches specific breathing techniques to coach the body to be more relaxed under stressful situations, exclusive Audio-Visual Entrainment (flashing light and pulsing sound) programs developed by Dr. Marvin Sams that help "pull" or "nudge" the brain out of "stuck" brain patterns, and Transcranial DC Stimulation, a technology that modulates and stabilizes brain function.
The initial Quantitative EEG data is compared to the brain wave patterning of normal subjects to understand what specific neurological inefficiencies are producing the symptoms; follow up Quantitative EEGs are done before each session to document improvements statistically; frequent normative database updates are printed to determine how much remediation has been accomplished.