Helping Children with ADHD, Autism and Learning Disabilities To Become the Best They Can Be


As a parent of a son with ADHD and early trauma, I know what it is like to frequently live in crisis. We tried many alternative methods to help our child and, along the way, we learned that there is no magic bullet. What I do know is that our journey with NeurOptimal® has resulted in a family that no longer operates in crisis, and a boy who is no longer on any medication and is much happier, calmer, and more confident. He happily engages in summer camps independently, is a member of sports teams without any difficulties, and is engaged in his life in a way that we marvel at every day.   

With NeurOptimal®, children with ADHD can often focus and concentrate better, have greater self-control, improve upon organizational skills and school grades, and feel more confident at school. Their social skills and enjoyment of relationships tend to improve, and medication is often reduced or no longer required. Children on the autism spectrum often show improvements in reading, writing, listening and speaking, sleeping, adapting to change, recognizing non-verbal cues, and expressing emotions. Children with learning disabilities often experience improvements in auditory processing, memory, focus and alertness, processing speed, overall academic performance, and confidence.

What is NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback? How does it work?

NeurOptimal® neurofeedback is a brain training program that focuses on calming the central nervous system (CNS). As the CNS becomes more resilient and flexible, symptoms and issues related to a wide range of health conditions start to fade away.

NeurOptimal® is 100% non-invasive, safe and drug free. During a 33 minute training session the client listens to music and relaxes! The system monitors the clients brainwaves and, over a series of sessions, the client’s brain learns to “reset” itself and to work more efficiently.

Fight, Flight, or Reset

Many people today have a central nervous system (CNS) that is in the “fight or flight” response setting – even when there is nothing going on to externally cause this. Through NeurOptimal® training, the brain learns each time the CNS is in this state and the CNS then calms or resets. Over time, the overall level of alertness in the CNS decreases and clients find that they can respond to everyday events – from a calmer place.

Who else can benefit from NeurOptimal®?

In addition to increasing the quality of life for children and their families, NeurOptimal® has had positive outcomes for people of all ages coping with a myriad of health conditions including depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, PTSD, concussions, trauma, Alzheimer’s disease, and the “brain fog” associated with chemo-therapy.


For more information, please visit us on the web at or give us a call at 613-327-8840.

Article for Tone Magazine – Post-Concussion Syndrome


[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Heal Post-Concussion Syndrome

If you and/or your children are active in sports, you know that Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) symptoms may linger for weeks, even months. Conventional medicine has little to offer those suffering from fatigue, memory issues, poor concentration, headaches, lack of coordination, dizziness and other persistent PCS symptoms. The body does have an innate ability to repair, but the healing process may seem to be stalled or take a very long time. If this is the second or third concussion, healing can take even longer.

The consequences of a prolonged recovery are significant. Students may fall behind at school. Adults may not be able to drive or work for a lengthy period. Sufferers of PCS are told to wait, and that healing takes time. But there is an alternative approach that will accelerate the healing!

Five Weeks to a Healthy Brain

Two complementary health care practitioners have partnered to offer an effective, non-invasive, drug-free Concussion Program. For five consecutive weeks, PCS clients will receive a 30 minute neurofeedback session from Christine Peacock and a 60 minute Bowen Therapy session from Madeline McBride.

Bowen Therapy (Bowenwork®) triggers the body’s self-healing mechanisms. The therapy, practiced by more than 26,000 practitioners worldwide, restores functionality to victims of stroke, traumatic brain injuries and concussion. Madeline McBride, M.A.Sc., is a certified Bowenwork® practitioner.

NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback is a 100% non-invasive, computer based technology that trains the brain to “reset” to optimal function, improving memory and concentration, reducing headaches and sensitivity to noise, and the anxiety that sometimes results from a trauma to the brain. Christine Peacock, B.A., Psych, MHA, holds Advanced Certification as a NeurOptimal® practitioner.

Winter is here, and unfortunately some hockey players, skiers and snowboarders will suffer concussions. Madeline and Christine have sons who play (or played) soccer and hockey. They are extremely aware of the seriousness of PCS and of the limited options concerned parents have. That’s why they’ve partnered for this five week program to get people with PCS back to school and work faster.

To read testimonials about the effectiveness of and to find out more about the Concussion Program visit us at or call 613-327-8840. Save this page in case you need it in the future![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Bowen Therapy and Sports-induced Brain Injuries


[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Bowen Therapy practitioner Craig Mattimoe writes, “The unwanted after-effects of sport-induced head trauma are variously known as post-concussion syndrome (PCS), mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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Neurofeedback: Non-invasive, drug-free alternative for shifting many health conditions


[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Published By The Augusta Freepress on August 30, 2014

How many times have you done or said something you didn’t really mean, and then regretted it? Stress can momentarily fling us far from the Self that we strive to be.

Read moreNeurofeedback: Non-invasive, drug-free alternative for shifting many health conditions