Neurofeedback Brain Training has come a long way.

It began in the late 1950s and early ’60s through the work of both Dr Joe Kamiya at the University of Chicago and Dr Barry Sterman at UCLA.  Dr Sterman’s work with NASA trained their lunar astronauts to control their brain’s sensorimotor rhythm (SMR). Fifty years later, neurofeedback is still part of the astronaut training programme.

Neurofeedback teaches self-regulation of brain function.  At Brain Training Australia™ we take a non-medical (non-linear) approach to Brain Training.  There are different types of Neurofeedback systems available on the market today, mainly linear and non-linear and so the existing research extends to both.


A Family Matter: NeurOptimal® For Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

FAS has a profound impact on both the child and the family. In this pilot study, NeurOptimal® was provided for both child & family members. Standard measures and FMRI were used to assess results.
Dr. Linda Beckett MD
Dr. Janet McCulloch MD
Founders of the Kingston Institute of Psychotherapy & Neurofeedback
In Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

University of Central Florida research studies: NO and ADHD in college students NO and Anxiety in college students

Presented by Gulnora Hundley, PhD, LMHC, LMFT & Caitlyn Bennett, PhD, LMHC at the 2018 NeurOptimal® Conference: Transforming Lives!


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Next Steps

The first step is to get in contact with us and book in for your First Appointment. This will allow you to experience a session, and see if its the right modality for you. The team at Brain Training Australia™ recognise the unique qualities of all our clients and will work closely with you to personalise your Brain Training Program so that you can achieve your goals of optimal mental processes. We look forward to helping you live a much richer, happier and healthier life.