Is Neurofeedback Training Expensive?
Is Neurofeedback Training Expensive?
What Does “Expensive” Actually Mean?
“Expensive” is a relative term. It doesn’t simply mean that something costs a lot. Steak in the grocery store for $29.99 per pound is expensive. A vintage Ferrari for $50,000 is not expensive – in fact, it might be an absurd bargain.
What About Claims That Neurofeedback Doesn’t Work?
Even though Neurofeedback Training has been winning converts and helping people for decades, it is easy to find articles and opinions that try to disparage and debunk this field. We’ll save you the trouble of searching for them – here are three, chosen at random: (1) (2) (3).
You’ll notice something important and interesting about these articles: None of the authors has actually taken Neurofeedback Training. They make their criticisms and evaluations from the outside looking in. In fact, in researching this article I was not able to find a single negative review by a critic who had actually signed up for an experienced NT at a respectable training center.
“By the end of the week, all three of us were able to go into the state of Alpha – and if you’re familiar with Alpha, the best way I can describe Alpha is: there’s no problem that can’t be solved in Alpha.” (4)
Christina Lavelle, a partner at Brainworks, is quoted in Psychology Today:
“In the 1990s technology caught up with the concept and there was scientific evidence that it works. Neurotherapy allows you to reach states of mind you can’t normally reach, and its effects are permanent.” (1)
A trainer at Biocybernaut was quoted in a Yahoo Finance article:
“The people who come in on day one are not the same people who leave on day seven,” she said, adding, “After they do this training people just want more. They start businesses, they get promotions, they change.” (4)
Thorough research on NT reveals a preponderance of the evidence that the training is highly effective and that it yields a plethora of benefits both monetary and non-monetary.
What is the Return on Investment (ROI) on Neurofeedback Training?
…and others (5) (6). The effectiveness of NT in treating these afflictions is well-documented, but the cost of treatment at these clinics can vary by a factor of ten or more. So prospective users would be well-advised to comparison shop before signing up, and the principle of caveat emptor applies.
“Thanks to the Biocybernaut Alpha training, I have had the most productive five months in the history of my business. I am mentally more efficient and have a clarity I never thought possible.”
“It opened me up to experience spiritual things and it felt like I was able to access my creativity in an amazing way. Later, I still have a bedrock of calm and feel more in touch with visualization ability. It’s a great system run by a world class scientist.”
But this article is about whether or not Neurofeedback Training is “expensive,” so let’s return to financial considerations. One of the notable research results on Biocybernaut Training is its proven tendency to increase student’s “EQ” – or Emotional Intelligence Quotient, as defined by Daniel Goleman in his books and presentations (7) – by an average of 15.8 points. Data on a broad spectrum of EQ testing revealed the following:
In a recent study, using the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal®, we tested the emotional intelligence (EQ) of over 42,000 people and compared their scores to their annual incomes. We found that people with high EQs make an average of $29,000 per year more than people with low EQs. On average, every point increase in emotional intelligence adds $1,300 to an annual salary. (8)
By this math, the typical Biocybernaut trainee can expect their annual income to rise by roughly $ 20,540 as a result of the training – in the first year. Compound this increase annually and the number obviously becomes quite large. After 20 years it becomes an additional income of $410,800 more than the person would have earned without the Biocybernaut Alpha training. With this data, you can begin to fill in some real numbers on the ROI of NT Training.