#309 - In-Home Neurofeedback Training with Vital Neuro Headphones ft. Co-founder Alex Doman

by Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC May 21, 2024

#309 - In-Home Neurofeedback Training with Vital Neuro Headphones ft. Co-founder Alex Doman

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In-Home Neurofeedback Training with Vital Neuro Headphones ft. Co-founder Alex Doman

Alex Doman is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, psychoacoustic music producer, and TEDx speaker with more than thirty years of experience in neurotechnology. His mission is to help others achieve their optimal potential and become the best version of themselves.

The third generation in a family of pioneers dedicated to improving people's brain performance for over seventy-five years, Alex founded Advanced Brain Technologies and co-founded Sleep Genius and Vital Neuro. Doman’s production credits are extensive, guiding teams who’ve created cutting-edge solutions that have helped millions of people worldwide including among others; The Listening Program® music listening therapy and audio streaming service, and Sleep Genius™ which achieved the #1 global Health & Fitness app in the App Store. He and his colleagues at Vital Neuro are on a mission to change people's minds for the better through their patented EEG-driven method, Neuroguided Performance Training.

Alex’s bestselling book Healing at the Speed of Sound® is published in five languages and was one of Apple’s Top 10 Enhanced Books of the Year. He’s contributed articles to scientific journals, magazines, and books, and is host of the Advanced Brain Podcast with guests including NY Times bestselling authors, health personalities, and other thought leaders. He has been interviewed for; NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, Today, NPR Marketplace, Wall Street Journal, Self, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Fast Company, MoneyWatch, ESPN Radio, Hearing Health Magazine, top podcasts and, other media. A global keynote speaker, Alex has been on stages in Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America and is listed as one of the 50 important human behavior experts to watch.


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In Home Neurofeedback Training With Vital Neuro Headphones FT Co-Founder Alex Doman

In today's fast-paced world, managing mental states effectively is crucial for maintaining focus, achieving calm, and alleviating overwhelm. With advancements in neurotechnology, tools like Vital Neuro are emerging as game-changers in the realm of mental wellness. 

On the latest episode of All Things Sensory by Harkla, certified occupational therapy assistants Rachel and Jessica explore these innovations with Alex Doman, a pioneer in neurotechnology and the founder of Vital Neuro.

Meet Alex Doman

Alex Doman is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in neurotechnology. His mission is to help others achieve their optimal potential and become the best versions of themselves. 

As a third-generation member of a family dedicated to improving brain performance, Alex has continued this legacy through his work with Advanced Brain, Sleep Genius, and now, Vital Neuro.

The Essence Of Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is a noninvasive method of training the brain. It involves placing EEG sensors on the scalp to monitor brain wave activity. 

Feedback is provided in real-time using visual or auditory cues, helping the brain self-regulate and function more efficiently. This technique leverages operant conditioning, rewarding the brain for desirable behavior and thus promoting lasting changes over time.

Introducing Vital Neuro

Vital Neuro aims to advance mental wellness through a patented neurofeedback system that combines EEG technology with neuro-responsive music. This system helps individuals manage their mental states more effectively by improving focus, promoting calm, alleviating overwhelm, and enhancing overall performance. 

Key Features

  • Mobile and User-Friendly: The Vital Neuro system is mobile, making it accessible anywhere and anytime. The app is currently available for iOS, with an Android version in development.
  • Neuro-Responsive Music: The music in Vital Neuro is specifically composed to guide the brain to the desired state, with real-time feedback ensuring the brain is rewarded when it achieves this state.
  • Versatile Applications: The system offers different modes—Sleep, Meditation, Relaxation, Focus, and Optimization—to cater to various needs and situations.

A Vital Neuro Session

When participating in Vital Neuro sessions, there are various types of sessions, each featuring music and visual elements.

  • Relaxed sessions use calming music.
  • Focused sessions use alerting music.
  • Optimized sessions use bouncy and upbeat music.

Vital Neuro sessions feature neuro-responsive music that changes to help you achieve the desired state. The meditation is very slow-paced and offers five modes.

  • Sleep: Establish a pre-sleep routine to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up feeling more rested in the morning.
  • Relax: Achieve deep, refreshing relaxation to shift away from the ‘fight or flight’ response and into a ‘rest and restore’ mode.
  • Focus: Achieve a calm, clear, and focused state to help you stay attentive and engaged.
  • Meditate: Calms your body, mind, and nervous system.
  • Optimize: Help enhance memory, planning, organization, reasoning, and impulse control.

How Neuro-Responsive Music Works

As the brain reaches the desired state, the music adapts to become more rewarding, helping the brain develop the ability to sustain focus for extended periods. When you lose concentration, the music fades, prompting you to refocus. 

Syncing the visuals with the music enhances the listening experience. The visuals are animated when the music is at its best; when it isn't as engaging, the visuals pause. This synchronization creates a more fulfilling and enjoyable experience during live sessions.

Vital Neuro's Real-World Impact

In a series of studies with high-stress professionals like flight attendants, nurses, first responders, and teachers, Vital Neuro demonstrated significant improvements in mental wellness within six weeks:

  • Anxiety reduced by 45%
  • Burnout symptoms decreased by 22%
  • Concentration improved by 45%
  • Depression symptoms decreased by 45%
  • Sleep quality improved by 30%
  • Stress reduced by 26%
  • Overall well-being perception increased by 39%

These results underscore the effectiveness of Vital Neuro in enhancing mental health and well-being.

Key Takeaway

Adam's powerful message reminds us that the realm of possibilities is endless, and everyone possesses boundless potential. It emphasizes the significance of nurturing unwavering faith in our children and championing their cause while prioritizing our well-being to ensure that we can offer them our very best.





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Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC
Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC

Rachel Harrington, COTA/l, AC, CPRCS, and Jessica Hill, COTA/L, CPRCS are Harkla's in-house Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) and Certified Primitive Reflex Clinical Specialists. They have been working with children for over 6 years in outpatient settings. They specialize in creating easy-to-digest, actionable content that families can use to help their child's progress at home. Jessica and Rachel are the in-house experts, content creators, and podcast hosts at Harkla! To learn more about Jessica and Rachel, visit the Harkla About Us Page. Make sure to listen to their weekly podcast, All Things Sensory by Harkla for actionable, fun advice on child development.

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