Biofeedback? Neurofeedback? Neurotherapy? EEG? CNS? by Meeray Ghaly

What Do All These Terms Actually Mean?




Ok, let's breakdown all this NeurO-BiO-LingO together.


Neurofeedback is a specialised and advanced form of biofeedback that gives information back to you about your brainwave activity as it is occurring - in real time. 

Neurofeedback can also be called Neurotherapy, EEG Biofeedback or Neurobiofeedback.


The electricity generated by Central Nervous System (CNS) processing can be detected by sensors placed on the scalp and displayed on a monitor in real time.

This is called the Electroencephalograph or EEG.

With specially designed computer software, information about the performance and behaviour of the Brain and the CNS as a whole is then presented back to the individual via visual and auditory perception.

The additional information enables the brain to improve its information processing capacity, efficiency, resiliency, and learning such that long-term outcomes can be achieved.


People using Neurofeedback have experienced relief from a vast array of psychological, emotional & medical conditions along with considerable personal and spiritual growth. Neurofeedback is also widely used by people who want to increase physical and mental performance, such as athletes, sportspeople, businesspeople, musicians, performers, and students.


Biofeedback has been around for almost 40 years, but its practical use was inhibited by the scarcity of a practical delivery system. In the past, a neurofeedback interface would require a room full of computers and technicians. Today, Zengar Institute Inc. has created a simple, interactive software that harnesses this powerful technology in an easy-to-use program called NeurOptimal.

NeurOptimal®’s neurofeedback is a unique, leading edge, state-of-the-art, Neurofeedback system that works directly with the psychological healing and transformational capacity of the Brain and the Central Nervous System (CNS). 

After many years’ experience with multiple Neurofeedback systems and realising the limitations of a classical approach, Dr Valdeane Brown from the ZENGAR institute in Canada utilised his comprehensive knowledge to generate a remarkable breakthrough in Neurofeedback technology.

Most importantly, Dr Brown recognised the CNS as a Nonlinear Dynamical System and understood its complexity, interactivity with other body and environmental systems, its dynamic operation, self-organising ability, and profound transformational capacity.

Appreciating the brain could not be understood adequately via existing approaches, he designed a Neurofeedback system from the ground up to engage the incredible natural capacity of the CNS for healing, improved performance, and transformation; so as to bring about profound change with ease and simplicity. 

The system dances with the brain - and clients often report how every session is different. 

It reminds me of the attuned parent engaging in a 'responsive dance' with their baby in real-time.  

This is inside-out training, not outside-in treatment. 

This is also the philosophy we hold at Living Neuro; 

valuing being-with, not doing-to, honouring the

step by step process towards wholeness and wellness.