The Science

The Science of NeuroFit™

At NeuroFit™ we see NeuroFitness as both a lifestyle rooted in ancient history and a topic of contemporary science. This is why we are as equally committed to providing genuine expertise in NeuroFitness and also studying the science of Neuroplasticity. Neuroscience has been an important part of  NeuroFit™ its inception.

The Benefits of NeuroFitness

There are thousands of studies that have shown how Neuroplasticity can positively impact mental and physical health. Whether it’s by reducing sleep, improving sleep, increased focus, or improving relationships, research shows Neuroplasticity works. While the research on Neuroplasticity, especially online programs, is still growing, there is evidence to support the use of NeuroFitness training for many outcomes.

Research shows NeuroFit™ can positively impact

  • Stress

    Results indicated-participants who experienced Guided Visualization interventions showed lower levels of perceived stress and dis-stress, as well as lower psychological and physical complaints

  • Anxiety

    The effects of Guided Visualization and anxiety showing that the experimental group had less anxiety and greater self-esteem than did the control group at the end of the period.

  • Depression

    Guided Visualization found to be and intervention to alleviate pain & depression in patients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia

  • Compassion

    Sound Therapy combined with Guided Visualization indicated a significant improvement in team building

  • Pain

    Guided Visualization improved the functional-status and sense of self-efficacy for managing pain

  • Relationships

    Guided Visualization helps to increase positive social emotions and decrease social isolation

  • Weight

    Guided Visualization and body scanning interventions reduce food cravings

  • Sleep

    Sound Therapy offers support for improvement in reactions to tinnitus during sleep

Clinical Studies:

Stress
Guided visualization interventions on perceived stress, dyadic satisfaction and psychological symptoms in highly stressed couples
Kim R.RogersaKatherineHertleinaDonnaRogersbChad L.Crossc https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1744388111000855
A Randomized, Wait-List Controlled Clinical Trial: The Effect of a Mindfulness Meditation-Based Stress Reduction Program on Mood and Symptoms of Stress in Cancer Outpatients MICHAEL SPECA, PSYD, LINDA E. CARLSON, PHD, EILEEN GOODEY, MSW, AND MAUREEN ANGEN, PHD http://shamrockdesign.com/sitesOffline/sp/pdfs/Med_The_Effect_of_a_Mindfulness_MeditationBased_Stress_Reduction_Program_on_Mood_and_Symptoms_of_Stress_in_Cancer_OpdfThe effect of guidedrelaxation on cortisol and affect: Stress reactivity as a moderator CA Unger, D Busse, IS Yim- Journal of health psychology, 2017 – journals.sagepub.com https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1359105315595118Effect of a Brief Guided Imagery on Stress
Elizabeth Bigham, PhD, Lauren McDannel, Isabel Luciano, and Guadalupe Salgado-Lopez https://www.aapb-biofeedback.com/doi/abs/10.5298/1081-5937-42.1.07
Anxiety
Effect of Relaxation with Guided Imagery on Anxiety, Depression, and Self-Esteem in Primiparas Barbara L. Ree Use of binaural beat tapes for treatment of anxiety: A pilot study of tape preference and outcomes Rene-Pierre Le Scouranec; Roger-Michel Poirier; Owens, Justine E; Gauthier, Jules; et al. https://search.proquest.com/openview/beecd31634767586ab344700c70e533b/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=32528
Depression
Effectiveness of Guided Imagery Relaxation on Levels of Pain and Depression in Patients Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia Onieva-Zafra, María Dolores PhD; García, Laura Hernandez MSc; del Valle, Mayte Gonzalez RN https://journals.lww.com/hnpjournal/Abstract/2015/01000/Effectiveness_of_Guided4.aspxA spirituality teaching program for depression: a randomized controlled trial
B Rickhi, S Moritz, R Reesal, TJ Xu… – … of Psychiatry in …, 2011 – journals.sagepub.com https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mingfu_Liu/publication/221968167_A_Spirituality_Teaching_Program_for_Depression_A_Randomized_Controlled_Trial/links/0046351648faf34c9d000000.pdf
Compassion
The effect of music therapy sessions on compassion fatigue and team building of professional hospice caregivers Russell E.HilliardPhD, LCAT, LCSW, MT-BC https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0197455606000530
Pain
Effects of Guided Imagery on Outcomes of Pain, Functional Status, and Self-Efficacy in Persons Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Victoria Menzies, R.N., Ph.D.,1Ann Gill Taylor, R.N., Ed.D., F.A.A.N.,2 and Cheryl Bourguignon, R.N., Ph.D.2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3712642/A pilot randomized control trial investigating the effect of mindfulness practice on pain tolerance, psychological well-being, and physiological activity
https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/A-pilot-randomized-control-trial-investigating-the-Kingston-Chadwick/368c5327681837877686a4ba921e535843362227
Chronic Disease
The effects of guided imagery relaxation in people with COPD
STEPHANIE WAI-SHAN LOUIE Tai Po Hospital, Tai Po, Hong Kong
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/oti.203
Patient education, guided imagery and pain related talk in fibromyalgia coping
EA Fors, KG Gotestam – European Journal of Psychiatry, 2000 – researchgate.net
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Egil_Fors/publication/225082988_Patient_education_guided_imagery_and_pain_related_talk_in_fibromyalgia_coping/links/0fcfd50ff1d9195352000000/Patient-education-guided-imagery-and-pain-related-talk-in-fibromyalgia-coping.pdf
Relationships
Loving-kindness meditation increases social connectedness. CA HutchersonEM SeppalaJJ Gross – Emotion, 2008 – psycnet.apa.org
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cendri_Hutcherson/publication/23302107_Loving-Kindness_Meditation_Increases_Social_Connectedness/links/0912f508e975ee28ce000000.pdf
Weight
A randomized controlled trial of guided imagery in bulimia nervosa J. ESPLEN(a1), P. E. GARFINKEL (a1), M. OLMSTED (a1), R. M. GALLOP (a1) … https://www.cambridge.org/core/search?filters%255BauthorTerms%255D=P.%20E.%20GARFINKEL&eventCode=SE-AU
Brief guided imagery and body scanning interventions reduce food cravings JonathanHamiltonaSophieFawsonaJonMayaJackieAndradeaDavid J.Kavanaghb https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666313003619
Sleep
A randomized controlled trial of a novel device for tinnitus sound therapy during sleep
SM Theodoroff, GP McMillan, TL Zaugg… – American journal of …, 2017 – ASHA
https://jslhr.pubs.asha.org/doi/pdf/10.1044/2017_AJA-17-0022

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