Elinor Bazar, MA RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Certified NeurOptimal® Trainer
Elinor Bazar has a B.A. In Psychology and Religious Studies from Georgetown University, an M.A. In Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria, and is Certified to offer NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback. Before opening NeurAlive Neurofeedback Centre, Elinor specialized in play and expressive arts therapy with children of all ages and was a school teacher early in her career. She has additional background in body based therapeutics such as yoga, massage and cranial sacral therapy, and varied experience working for nonprofit organizations and social and environmental initiatives. When not working, Elinor enjoys being a mother, spending time in nature, writing poetry, dedicating some time every day to meditation and spiritual growth and of course, training her brain regularly!
“Three years ago I was on the lookout for more tools to help my family and my counselling clients. When I found neurofeedback, I was intrigued. Something that we could simply and painlessly connect our brains into for training self-regulation was showing powerful results for a range of mental, emotional and behavioural issues in people of all ages. I researched the technology for two months and decided that I’d like to try it for myself. I chose NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback®, for its ease of use and safe and holistic approach. Many people were reporting excellent results from using this system, relieving symptoms associated with a variety of issues, like ADHD, PTSD, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, brain injuries, neurological and developmental disorders and more.
I began giving myself sessions and after a while, without really trying, some of my challenges began to dissolve away. I felt more confident. Clearer. More energized and relaxed. Happier. My nervous system was settling. I no longer experienced regular headaches or heart palpatations, and I could drink coffee for the first time in years without feeling jittery and strung out. It was working.
I began to train my daughter as well. She was dealing with a lot of stress at school, and it was coming out in her body in the form of tics. After 3 sessions, these tics, which were previously happening multiple times per hour, were gone completely.
Shortly thereafter, I was certified in the technology and brought the system to the elementary school where I was a counsellor. I trained 6 students over the course of 3 months. The results were more than promising. We made a video about the program viewable here.”
Three years and many happy families later, NeurAlive exists to relieve suffering and aid personal transformation one brain at a time.