The brain is the control center for our entire body. It controls every cell, organ, and tissue. It also controls the entire autonomic nervous system, which is composed of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, as well as reactions to stress and behaviors. The three-pound mass between our ears is the most complex system in the world. Yet, the brain is as strong as it is complex and fragile. For the brain to work well, it needs to be in a balanced state. In such a state, neither the sympathetic nervous system nor the parasympathetic nervous system dominates.
The left and right hemispheres of the brain function in tandem. The various lobes on each side of the brain are intended to be naturally balanced and the activities within them are meant to be in harmony.
The brain causes the person to perform necessary survival tasks. Because of this we see behaviors like addictions, rage, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, shoplifting, learning challenges, and self-harm as survival mechanisms, not as moral failings.
A fight-or-flight response can have serious repercussions. These quick responses can result in hypertension, arrhythmia, panic attacks, angry outbursts, chronic anxiety, irritability, heart disease, diabetes, or digestive and circulation problems.
A freeze response can result in depression, weight gain, low blood pressure, dizziness, fatigue, diarrhea, and decreased clarity of thought.
These symptoms are merely a result of our brain seeking a way to balance itself.
Brain training begins with an assessment of the individual’s brain patterns. Performing a brain assessment is a straightforward process that involves no more than connecting one end of a set of sensors to a computer. The other end is then placed on the individual’s head in a variety of different locations in order to detect the energy patterns of various brain lobes.
Brain activity is manifested in electromagnetic energy, which can be measured. The energy is measured with tiny detection devices placed on the head. These brain energy detection devices (Intellisensors™) are sophisticated sensors that contain a computer chip capable of picking up the tiny current of the brain in an entirely noninvasive manner. The brainwaves detected are replicated in a variety of colorful waveforms on a computer screen; the underlying science is electroencephalography (EEG).
Through a process that takes only about one hour, data is collected from the brain and then analyzed. The result is a brain assessment that identifies where brainwave functioning is out of balance and produces a blueprint for brain training. Having a look at the functioning of your own brain is an opportunity that most people find enlightening, and encouraging.
For thousands of years, people have sought to train their own brain by enabling it to become its own mirror through meditation. Brainwave Optimization (also called “brain training”) takes a step beyond to achieve deep relaxation and highly controlled self-regulation. We simply create a “mirror effect,” by showing the brain itself in an optimized state. The brain’s own balanced and harmonized wave patterns are fed back to itself so that it can observe itself in a balanced state. Those areas that are out of balance then begin to work toward the healthy, balanced state.
How is the brain shown itself? The brain runs on voltages of electricity. A brainwave is electromagnetic energy that can be broken down into frequencies. Higher frequencies have more cycles per second and are represented in sound as higher notes on a musical scale. To feed the brain’s own optimal wave patterns back to it non-invasively, we place stereo headphones in the ears. With sound, the response time from the brain back to the client takes less than 50 milliseconds. As soon as the brain picks up on the sounds that are transmitted to it, changes in the neural network begin to occur.
When the brain is balanced it is working in an integrated fashion, free of internal conflict between its regions. Each area of the brain is active in order to support the activity of the other areas. It means we are “firing on all cylinders,” with both the feeling and thinking aspects of our brain functioning harmoniously.
It’s when we are firing on all cylinders that we begin to catch a glimpse of our limitless potential. This is because we think faster, more effectively, are more intuitive, feel more deeply, and put all our energy into acting creatively instead of reacting defensively. The brain is experiencing itself as optimized, which ramps up our ability to be what we were born to be.
I am experiencing a daily joy I never knew before.
I no longer feel the want, need or desire to drink.
I slept through the night for the first time in 20 years.
My child moved from depressed and anxious to a straight-A student.
I was stuck in my career. I was finally able to think clearly and make good decisions about the future.
Each session is conducted in a private, comfortable, quiet room. This private room has a small desk and chair for the brain technologist, and a very comfortable anti-gravity chair for you. Some of the protocols are run while you sit upright and keep your eyes open. During other protocols, we will ask that you recline your chair and close your eyes. During all sessions we will encourage you to remain as relaxed as possible without falling asleep. In this relaxed state, your brain can receive and process information with ease.
Generally, people have more profound changes in between their sessions, as the brain works with the new information it has been given. So it is important to keep us informed about your daily experiences, including how you are sleeping. Your daily report provides the information we need to understand how you are responding. The information you provide helps us fine-tune and adjust the protocols throughout your brain training sessions.
Many of our clients find it helpful to take notes or keep a journal beginning with your first day of training and continuing for one month after completion. These journal entries can provide you with an ongoing record of your thoughts, emotions and awareness – helping you track your own progress.