More High-Level Athletes Who've Amped Up Their Performance with Neurofeedback
In His Own Words: "The Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me"
"During middle school, I was a C student. Now, I'm a high schooler earning A's and B's. I'm also more outgoing than I was a year ago. I found the sessions as a way to relax and relieve stress. Also during sessions, I like how Linda always accompanied me, listened to me, and laughed about the funny things that happened throughout my day. Elevate Brain Training was probably the best thing I needed in my life and the best thing that ever happened in my life."
His parents are "amazed" at his improvements: he's doing chores without being asked. How many teens do that?! Also, he's not irrationally arguing, he's now open to reasonable discussions with his parents, and he even has newly advanced critical thinking skills to be able to play and ALMOST beat his parents at a strategy game he could never play before. (Note: his parents have been playing this game for YEARS.)
In His Own Words: Kevin's Story of Becoming The Best Version of Himself
Before BrainPaint: Fours years of severe OCD, intrusive thoughts, constant negative thoughts, suffered with confidence issues, had trouble going out to places, had trouble making decisions, constant fear, fidgety, always worrying (what if?), depression, poor diet, under weight, withdrawn, trouble concentrating/poor focus, sleep deprived, no motivation/ no goals. I didn't realize how messed up my brain was. I knew I had issues, but I was so caught up in the fog of my anxiety and negativity that I couldn't remember what it felt like to have a healthy brain.
After BrainPaint: I fall asleep very easily and stay asleep with out waking up. No more anxiety, major OCD improvements (sometimes completely absent), no more depression, much better appetite, gained 20lbs!, much more outgoing, can go out places without anxiety troubles, huge improvements in mood (others told me they see a night-and-day difference), improvements in concentration/focus and memory, no more fidgeting, able to enjoy the moment, major improvement in goals. I can literally FEEL the difference Brain Paint has given me. I now have my life back and I am happy to say that I am now a straight-A college student instead of an anxiety-ridden recluse. BrainPaint is the definition of a miracle and a dream come true; who knows where I would be without it? I now have a brain that is no longer my enemy; a brain I consider my best friend.
NBA All-Star Chris Kaman Overcomes Anxiety Via Neurofeedback
NBA All-Star Chris Kaman openly discusses his ADHD misdiagnosis and how neurofeedback helped him conquer anxiety in this LA Times article and in his YouTube video "Unmedicated." After his neurofeedback training, Kaman had his BEST season ever and was ranked among the league leaders in rebounds, blocked shots, and "double-doubles," per Jim Robbins' A Symphony in the Brain.
Hermann "The Herminator" Maier Swears by Neurofeedback
The most successful male Austrian skier ever--winning 54 World Cup races with 96 podium placements--Maier experienced a dramatic improvement in his athletic performance as a result of neurofeedback. He not only won the overall World Cup four times--1998, 2000, 2001 and 2004--but he also won two Olympic gold medals in the 1998 Winter Olympics at Nagano as well as silver & bronze medals in the 2006 Torino Winter Games.
Olympic Medalist Hannah Teter Turns to BrainPaint for Peak Performance
Teter underwent BrainPaint brain training leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, where she won silver in the halfpipe. Click here for a brief video on BrainPaint, including mention of Hannah Teter.
Top Beach Volleyball Player in the World Stays at the Top with Neurofeedback
Paired up with Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh-Jennings won Olympic gold in beach volleyball at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and is known as one of the best players to ever compete in the sport. She credits neurofeedback with helping her keep her competitive edge. Read more in this Wall Street Journal article.
Canadian Olympic Soccer Team Brain-Trains with BrainPaint
Lauren Sesselmann, whose Canadian Olympic soccer team captured a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Games in London, shares her perspective on neurofeedback: while physical prowess is vital to success, one's mental game might play an even bigger part in success. In this Reuters article, she attributes much of their success to her team's BrainPaint brain training.
Success Stories of Top-Notch Athletes
Who Keep a Competitive Edge with Neurofeedback
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A Teacher's Testimonial on Her Student's Transformation after 25 BrainPaint Sessions at Elevate
A 7-year-old's journey is recounted by Wendi Norvell, Kepler Neighborhood School teacher. She recounts his amazing gains in reading, verbal expression, organization, observational abilities, writing, social skills, and the list goes on....
Olympic Athlete Anne Abernathy aka "Grandma Luge" Defies Odds,
Recovering from Severe Head Trauma with Help from Neurofeedback
Olympic luge competitor, Anne Abernathy, experienced debilitating brain injuries in a severe 2001 accident during competition -- only one year before the Olympics -- leaving her hopes for a 5th Olympic games crushed. Suffering from seizures, episodic losses of consciousness, and a loss of three years of her memory, Anne faced the dim prospect of years of treatment as well as medication to help her in her recovery process. Always the competitor, she knew there had to be a way to recover faster and more fully. That's when she turned to neurofeedback.
Defying all odds, ONLY 11 months later at 52-years-young, Anne competed in her 5th Olympics --> something she was told she would never be able to do. In the 2002 Olympics, she placed 26th overall in women's luge and set two records: 1) she became the oldest female Olympic athlete, and 2) she had the most Olympic appearances by a female athlete. See more of Anne's story here.
BrainPaint Successes at Elevate Brain Training
EEG Biofeedback: Life-Changing and Life-Defining
Listen how she now has a strong, positive foundation of joy and positivity rather than a foundation of despair and depression. Life is just better... with BrainPaint.
40 Years of Depression: Nearly Gone
Karla's 40 years of depression is 90% resolved. In only 15 sessions in 2 months. This is the impact that state-of-the-art BrainPaint EEG biofeedback has on one's brain functioning -- at the cellular level. Karla "tried everything" before a friend told her about Elevate Brain Training. The constant negative thoughts are now occurring minimally rather than ALL the time. Her memory? Not a problem anymore. Her concentration? She's not embarrassed anymore from blanking out. Her anger? Hardly comes up anymore. Then there are those pesky gastro-intestinal issues that are about HALF as pesky as they were before she started at Elevate. And the gains continue. Life just keeps getting better with BrainPaint.
Anxiety & Phobia: Jill's Story of Hope
Before BrainPaint: Riddled with anxiety that permeated all aspects of her life, Jill regularly woke with negative thoughts and a racing mind then she rarely slept through the night, so no relief was ever in sight. Her severe fear of driving/traveling in a car as well as traveling on an airplane had debilitated her for at least 10 long years. Traveling in a car usually meant she held on for dear life-- white knuckled and riddled with anxiety. Whenever she had to fly, she was dependent on at least a couple alcoholic drinks as well as Xanax to get her through the flight without a panic attack. And, well, forget being in a crowd. She couldn't tolerate that. Then, there were those pesky weekly flashbacks to past distressing experiences.
Jill's BrainPaint Journey: After only 8 full BrainPaint sessions, Jill took a plane -- FREE OF XANAX. On this trip, she freely walked through crowds with no anxiety. She no longer drives with her white-knuckled, anxious steering wheel grip. She no longer rides in a car in a jumpy state of mind. Sleep is no longer elusive; she now sleeps through the night. And her nightly alcoholic drink? NO NEED for alcohol at night anymore. She naturally feels more calm, more relaxed. Her already-great relationship with her husband has gotten even better. And, those weekly flashbacks? Gone. None. Life is just better. Such results are permanent.
Depression, Anxiety, & Sleeplessness: Kyle's Story
Before BrainPaint: A teenaged Kyle knew he needed a change. Living with the ball and chain of depression for over half his short life was just plain wearisome, but the option of medication was off the table; hence, he gave neurofeedback a shot.
Kyle's BrainPaint Journey: After only 2 sessions, Kyle fell asleep faster and stayed asleep better than he had since he could remember. As for motivation, it noticeably increased. After only 10 sessions in 5 WEEKS, Kyle has ZERO depression, zero anxiety, zero sleeplessness, and he's in the home stretch of his BrainPaint program with a lighter countenance and a more relaxed, confident demeanor. Kyle needs another 10 sessions to lock in the gains his brain has made thus far. Kyle's "new normal" is life without depression -- in only weeks. The best part? Kyle's results *are* typical, and permanent.
Neurofeedback for ADHD: Joy's Story
Before BrainPaint: Mid school year, Joy was not on track to graduate 1st grade; she needed special education services due to her debilitating ADHD symptoms.
Joy's Journey of Hope: After only 4 sessions at Elevate, Joy's parents noticed significant improvements in her memory, verbal abilities, awareness, and attention. Mom says, "Joy's mind has been awakened!" After only 6 weeks at Elevate, Joy was earning passing grades in 1st grade. After only 12 weeks, Joy graduated Elevate's program--with 100% symptom resolution. She now keeps her hands to herself, she no longer disrupts class, she's able to memorize words and phrases, she describes things in detail now, she's more responsive, and she doesn't "zone out" like she used to. She has a newfound self-esteem and confidence, and she is graduating 1st grade in a month! In her mom's words: "We have a new little girl!"
Neurofeedback for Attention: Taylor's Story
Symptom resolution in 6 weeks -- with only 18 one-hour sessions at 2-4x/week. These are typical results. No medication. No pain. No adverse side effects. BrainPaint brain training at Elevate empowered a teenaged client:
Oh, and the client's trauma from being bullied recently? Not a problem anymore. BrainPaint's proprietary trauma protocol has resulted in the brain's healing so that, now, the client is no longer panicky and fearful of when the bully will next attack. And, when the bully DOES attack, the teen is not phased by it at all. Rather, this teen can reason logically through the bully's verbal abuse and remain 100% unbothered and uneffected. [For more info on this unique protocol, click here.]
Neurofeedback for Fatigue, Inability to Focus, Lack of Motivation, & Sleep Interruptions: Tom's Story
Before BrainPaint: A recent retiree from a demanding C-level, high-stress position, Tom would lose focus after only a matter of minutes. He spent his days in an inglorious cycle of fatigue: napping, waking but not focused, napping, waking but not alert, etc. Additionally, he never got a full night of restorative sleep. He was uncharacteristically amotivational, apathetic, anxious, ruminating excessively, and feeling easily frustrated. He realized he needed a change.
Tom's Journey to Better Brain Health: After only 1 BrainPaint session, Tom reported better sleep & less fatigue. After only 29 sessions in 5 weeks, Tom has his life back: he's laughing more, he's enjoying life more, and his dysregulated brain is no longer keeping him in unhealthy cycles of daytime sleepiness, nighttime sleeplessness, rumination, frustration, and anxiety. These remarkable changes are permanent.
Neurofeedback for Chronic Stress: Jay's Story
Before BrainPaint: A normally high-functioning CEO, Jay, "lost" his energetic, productive, creative self to a ferocious chronic work stress. He had a nasty case of fatigue, regularly battling to concentrate for just 20 good minutes. Making matters worse, he woke often each night -- never getting a full night of restorative sleep. Jay knew he couldn't continue in this downward spiral.
Jay's Success: After only about 3-5 one-hour "No-Work Workouts for Your Brain," Jay's productivity soared. Since completing the program, he works his usual, intense 10- to 14-hour days -- energetically, productively, accurately, & with focus. He sleeps restoratively then is back at his desk ready for the new day, energized & motivated!
Neurofeedback for Depression, Anger, Fatigue, Mood Swings, & Migraines: Carrie's Story
Some of Carrie's first words when she came to Elevate: "I just want to be happy, and I want my marriage to be happier." A 30-something mom with three young children, she came to Elevate after she'd "tried everything under the sun" (her words). She had received her first psychiatric diagnosis when she was 12, and the diagnoses stacked up as she aged. She'd been in talk therapy for most of her life, only to still be stuck with the ball and chain of her debilitating cluster of symptoms. After only ONE month, and after only 26 sessions--oftentimes 2 sessions per day--Carrie is no longer a prisoner of her anger, depression, mood swings, etc. No more guilt of taking her anger out on her children. No more depression. No more mood swings. And no more anti-seizure medications (yes, plural) for her migraines and other ailments. Her final thoughts as she finished here at Elevate: "I haven't felt this good in years." THAT ... is the transformational power of neurofeedback. Life-changing. Life-defining.
Neurofeedback for Academic Failure, Anger, Depression, & Mood Swings: Sienna's Story
"I went from straight C's, D's & F's to straight B's" -- after only 5 BrainPaint sessions. "I now complete all, not just half, of my homework. It's easier to finish my homework now, and I'm more motivated." Mom's ecstatic: "Sienna smiles a lot more now. She's more verbal. She doesn't have those sunken eyes that are sad all the time. Her countenance is changed." In only 10 sessions, Sienna transformed from a sleepless, withdrawn, disrespectful, depressed teen with weekly anger tantrums--regularly throwing things at her mom--into a happier, calmer young lady: sleeping through the night and experienc ing more academic success than she has in a very long time. By Sienna's 22nd session, she was ready to graduate from Elevate's program, as she was 100% free of anger, mood swings, sleep problems, and ... she was earning straight A's in school.
Neurofeedback for Developmental Trauma: Erica's Story
After only 4 sessions, Erica's therapist reported 58-year-old Erica is significantly more "present" with a greater clarity in articulating herself in both written AND oral form. In the first 10-20 sessions, Erica's memories started "coming together" to form a "more coherent story" that empowered her to have new insights about her childhood. More purposeful and productive than ever, Erica reports better decision-making, improved motivation, and better ability to discern who's safe and who's not. She's done purposeful "social housecleaning": choosing healthier relationships, letting go of unhealthy & toxic relationships, and practicing healthy boundaries for herself. Further into training, she reports being able to understand others' emotions better, being much better organized, and being a 100% SHAME-FREE ZONE. She reports, "I haven't been able to get this from any therapy in 40 years." For the first time in her life, she "doesn't feel dependent or co-dependent." BrainPaint has rocked her world, and it continues to do so as Erica continues with more sessions as she keeps on experiencing gains.
Neurofeedback for Night Terrors & Nightmares: Devon's Story
Little Devon was plagued with night terrors for nearly all her young life. At 8-years-old, she came to Elevate for help. Devon's horrific nightmares not only severely disrupted her sleep but also her parents' and big sister's. Only a few nights after her first session, Devon's dad noticed, "She's been sleeping much better every night!" After only 5 sessions, Devon's mom said her entire household dynamics changed: there's peace in the house. "It's h-u-g-e that Devon's sleeping all through the night. She's sleeping in her own bed, she's MUCH less whiney during the day, & she's not complaining about her headaches anymore! This is changing our whole house: she's not crying at night that she doesn't want to fall asleep, and mornings are much easier."
Neurofeedback for Depression & Fatigue: Barbara's Story
Before BrainPaint: Barbara, a local professional--inadvertently caught in a high-stress, depressing, never-ending legal web--lost her creative & happy-go-lucky mojo.
Barbara Got Her Mojo Back: After only 25 sessions, she's ready to conquer the world again: getting a full night's restful sleep (instead of just a few hours a night), being wakeful & alert in the morning (instead of peeling herself off her mattress), being efficient & productive at work again (instead of feeling like a ball & chain kept her from being motivated), & feeling strong again (instead of feeling like she's walking in tar)! She's walking at least 3 miles daily, she's planning events for her non-profit organization again, she's re-organizing her home, and she's having fun socializing again! Ahhh,,, it's GOOD to "be back" after completing the "No-Work Workout for Your Brain"!
Neurofeedback for PTSD: Michelle's Story
Before BrainPaint: Michelle lamented, "Every time I close my eyes, I see my son dying in my arms [after the accident 3 months ago]."
Michelle's Journey: After only one BrainPaint session, Michelle couldn't believe it: "This is the FIRST time I've closed my eyes since the accident that I haven't had that image of him dying in my arms." Michelle also reports improvements in sleep, memory, focus & attention, and mood. After only 4 sessions, Michelle reports, "My friends are noticing that I'm 'different.' And my mom is saying I'm more calm and I look more rested than ever. I don't seem so high-strung and hyper." No more hot flashes, racing mind, or heart palpitations of anxiety. Even through the still-fresh grief, she has complete symptom resolution after only 15 sessions. She has her appetite back, she's more present, she's more motivated, & she's happier.
Neurofeedback for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury / Post-Concussive Syndrome: Linda's Story
Before BrainPaint: About 6-9 months after a serious cycling accident, a normally very energetic high school teacher developed a debilitating fatigue & daytime sleepiness, nighttime sleeplessness, brain fog, severe short-term memory deficits, ADHD symptoms, incessant muscle pain & weakness, irritability, daily incessant nausea, and difficulties with such simple tasks as forming sentences when talking. Normally a healthy person, she uncharacteristically seemed to be sick more often than not, and she found herself having serious appetite & digestion problems.
Linda's Healing Journey: Seven years post-accident.... After 30 sessions at Elevate Brain Training, Linda's a brand new person with lots of energy, a restored memory, a clear & focused mind, restorative sleep, fluid speech; and she no longer suffers from muscle pain/weakness and that ever-present nausea. (Note: Linda had 50 neurofeedback sessions with a different provider a few years back, but it appears she needed more neurofeedback due to extenuating circumstances, including that killer --> extreme chronic stress.)
Names and some details have been changed to protect client privacy. However, time elements and symptom improvements are factual.
Disclaimer: Although the above success stories DO represent typical results, Elevate can in no way guarantee your results will be the same as any of these success stories. Results vary.