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You Must WANT to Change

You Must WANT to Change

 

Light and sound brainwave frequency stimulation opens a door in your mind that is full of realizations about yourself, regardless of externally hearing about things you NEED to change until you are both deaf and numb, rather the realization you must WANT to change for whatever it is to happen happens. You must WANT change to happen. Regular use of light and sound sessions offer you continued inner-realization of your desired WANT with improved self-generated motivation and positive inner-reinforcement as benefits.

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Light and sound can help you succeed in change. To succeed you should concentrate on a plan for achieving what you WANT. You want to be calm and focused when mentally formulating your plan, which is what a light and sound alpha/theta brainwave session does. The clearer more focused your mind is, the better your plan should be.

 

Light and sound brainwave frequency stimulation can help maintain your achievement through continued use. Primarily use light and sound mindmachine sessions in the alpha and theta range. But don’t just use any session in these brainwave states, choose sessions that have been researched and proven beneficial. Sessions that have been proven to do what they were designed to do and documented as such in the medical and educational fields are the types of sessions to look for. The DAVID Delight Pro by Mind Alive and sold through MindMachines.com is the prefect example of owning a light and sound mind machine that contains sessions that have been fully researched and proven effective.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro Mind Machine including CES

 

Change is hard but with a mind machine as your tool you can increase your chances of making the change you desire and maintain your achievement throughout your lifetime.

 

This is what light and sound brainwave frequency stimulation has done for me. I have been sober since July 10, 1985.

 

Copyright: Mindmachines.com (2015) Granada Hills, CA. All rights reserved.

 

Your Brain continues to make decisions during Sleep

Your Brain continues to make decisions during Sleep

 

 

The brain processes information and prepares for actions while sleeping, making effective decisions while unconscious. A recent research study published in the journal Current Biology found that our brain processes complex stimuli while we sleep, and then utilizes this information for decision making while awake.

 

Researchers conducting the study asked participants to categorize spoken words that referred to animals or objects and whether words were real or fake. After hearing the words, participants then categorized them by pressing either left or right buttons. Through progressing, the task became automatic. The research room was darkened, the study continued and the participants were told they could fall asleep.

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New words from the same categories were introduced while participants slept. Brain monitoring instruments showed that while sleeping the participant’s brains continued to prepare the motor function to create right and left responses based on the meaning of the words they heard, even though participants had no recollection of the words they heard.

 

“Not only did they process complex information while being completely asleep, but they did it unconsciously,” researchers Thomas Andrillon and Sid Kouider wrote in the Washington Post. “Our work sheds new light about the brain’s ability to process information while asleep but also while being unconscious.”

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So how can a person enhance their ability to increase brain function while sleeping? By using the DAVID Delight Pro light and sound mind machine by Mind Alive.

 

The DAVID Delight Pro by Mind Alive is the leading mind machine available for assisting your brain in decision making skills during sleep. The DAVID Delight Pro is the most effective and beneficial light and sound mind machine made.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro Mind Machine including CES

 

To learn more visit Mindmachines.com

 

Biofeedback for Controlling Stress

Biofeedback for Controlling Stress

 

We all know something about biofeedback. It’s about learning to alter our brainwaves with no outside help. And when we achieve the targeted brainwave frequency, our mind receives an audio or visual reward. It works. Repetition is key to progressing. The more you practice the better you get. But if you don’t personally have a biofeedback system, making appointments to visit a biofeedback technician can get expensive.

Mindplace Thoughtstream GSR Biofeedback

Mindplace Thoughtstream GSR Biofeedback

 

So keep it simple. Mindmachines offers the Mindplace Thoughtstream for about the cost of two average visits to a biofeedback center. It’s hand-sized, portable, very cost effective and includes a Windows-based Mental Games disk for moving objects around on your pc monitor. As you learn to control the moving objects you will be simultaneously learning how to control your stress.

 

The Mindplace Thoughtstream measures how focused and relaxed you are as you control objects found in the Mental Games software. By having objects respond to your mental, emotional and physical states during Thoughtstream sessions, your ability to attain the same states at will, when needed, becomes greater.

Mindplace Thoughtstream

Mindplace Thoughtstream

 

Visit Mindmachines for complete information about the Mindplace Thoughtstream GSR Biofeedback system with Mental Games Media Software.

 

The Portacle – A New Psio/Bio-feedback software system that is the missing link in the Law of Attraction

UPDATED:

We finally have the Portacle available on the webiste:
Price is $299
Product page:

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I have been working directly with Don Estes, developer of The Portacle.  It is a software interface to consciousness that is hard to put into words.  That is why I am posting this teaser.  I am developing an explanation and tutorial on how to use it because we will be carrying it soon.

 

Imagine a window of feedback that helps and directs your truest intentions into manifestation…

 

The Portacle can analyze your breath, voice, or toning and direct you to your true self and true intentions.  Again, pretty hard to describe.. I am working on it!.

More soon!

 

if you are really interested . VISIT THE PRODUCT PAGE:

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Do you ever feel flat? Uninspired?

Do you ever feel flat? Uninspired? Unable to be creative because you just cannot think of any new ideas? You know, the feeling of going to that well one last time but that well is dried up? How do you go about kick-starting your creative juices once more? How can you possibly come up with anything original when you feel the blahs?

Simple. When ideas refuse to formulate in your mind, try doing one 15-20 minute 4-7Hz session once a day for four straight days. Sessions in this frequency range are often referred to as creativity sessions, and are categorized as being in the theta brain wave state. During the session, don’t focus on anything, just let your mind drift from thought to thought. Listen to your favorite music while doing each session. Then on the fifth day, skip doing the session. For the next couple of days, allow your thoughts to just come to you. Imagine your relief when one of those thoughts contains the idea you had been trying so hard to think of. The idea was already there, tucked away in some corner of your mind. It just needed a little push to surface. Theta is a good state to look for that idea and avs is the vehicle to take you there. This is a method that has helped hundreds and could help you.

From AVS Journal, Fall 2001. All rights reserved.

An “E-Interview” in the Summer of 2001 with Tom Budzynski, Ph.D.

 

An “E-Interview” in the Summer of 2001 with Tom Budzynski, Ph.D.

 

Q: Please begin by sharing with our readers a little bit about yourself…

A: “I graduated from the University of Detroit with an EE degree and spent 7 years as an aerospace engineer. The most intriguing project was as field support supervisor of the inertial navigation system on the SR71 Blackbird at Area 51, otherwise known as Groom Lake, Nevada.

Testing went on around the clock for 3 shifts but supervisors could be called out of bed if problems arose – and they sure did. After 4 years of this I got out of engineering in 1964 and began to catch up on psychology courses at UCLA. I eventually got a master’s and doctorate in psychology at the University of Colorado. While there I learned of the beginning work of Joe Kamiya with alpha EEG feedback. I, with the help from my buddy John Picchiottino (we had met at Hughes Aircraft in California several years before) I built a Kamiya-like unit which fedback a 400Hz tone whenever alpha bursts occurred. I then used it to desensitize a friend with a severe thanatophobia (fear of death and death related stimuli). I guess it was the first incident of a clinical application of what later would be called neurotherapy.

Together John and I developed the first surface EMG (muscle tension) biofeedback systems. They featured digital quantification and may have been the first such instruments for muscle EMG and later EEG. The late ‘60’s and ‘70’s were magical years for biofeedback of all kinds.

We were invited all over the world to present workshops, lectures and papers. In those years John and I started a small company, Bio-Feedback Systems, Inc., the first biofeedback company.

I also started the first commercial biofeedback clinic called the Applied Biofeedback Institute. With Johann Stoyva, Kirk Peffer, Charles Adler, and, of course, John Picchiottino, we gave the first workshops in biofeedback at Snowmass at Aspen.

The ‘90’s showed a resurgence of interest in EEG feedback with the advent of computerized systems called QEEG (quantified EEG systems). I now teach workshops in neurotherapy and the excitement in this area is almost the pitch of that in the early ‘70’s in biofeedback. With my wife Helen, a Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, I have been conducting research in applications of AVS to school performance and cognitive improvement in the elderly.

Q: How did you initially get involved with this technology? What equipment did you first use? When was that?

A: “About the mid-70’s we used the Whole Brainwave Synchroenergizer with some of the clients seen in my Denver clinic. Denis Gorges, the inventor, had done a 3 day workshop at our place and generated a lot of interest. We found that this powerful device helped some clients off prescription tranquilizers. A group of 6 psychic healers who tried it claimed (independently) that it opened all the Chakras at 6 Hz and only the ones from the chest up at 10 Hz. Each of the healers reported very creative visual imagery, e.g., strange faces, people, vistas, etc. A bit later our clinic was visited by 20 managers of a large supermarket chain. Nineteen of them simply reported the retinal effects. One, a women, re-experienced a traumatic surgery from 2 years before.

With the advent of modern AVS devices we began to integrate their usage into our neurotherapy practice. In the last 2 years we have engaged in some serious research with AVS.”

Q: How often do you personally experience a light / sound session? Any favorite? Do you simultaneously utilize other modalities such as biofeedback or tactile stimulation and motion during sessions?

A: “I use the AVS units in bursts when I seem to need it. Then I may use it twice a day. I’ll usually try a new unit when it comes my way. I am most experienced with Robert Austin’s Synetic’s gear because I did work as a research director for Synetics at one point. I also like David Siever’s units and we have used both Synetic System’s and Siever’s units in our research. I’ll often use my own self-help CDs or audio cassettes along with the visual part of the AVS program. I do use the AVS during certain neurotherapy sessions, e.g., boosting 14 Hz with AVS when doing an ADD protocol.”

Q: What’s your definition of the perfect light / sound instrument? What would the light glasses be like?

A: “The question of what would be the perfect AVS is difficult. I guess I would like one that is computer programmable as some now are. It would be nice if some of the LEDs would be at the very corner of each eyefield so that a single hemisphere could be stimulated by each. I would like more binaural tone capability such that multiple frequencies could be computer selected. I personally like the new deep blue LEDs, and units that can blend combinations of primary color LEDs so as to make any color are fascinating. Of course, a more expensive unit might be driven by the dominant EEG, i.e., the frequency of the AVS would be linked to this EEG frequency. Such units have already been developed by a number of individuals and I consider these extremely powerful devices for brain change.

In 1990 I had Todd Stone, now a technician for Synetics, build me a device that I called the “Hemifield,” because it contained an eyeframe with red LEDs in the very corners of the left and right visual fields. They could be individually controlled in frequency and intensity. I did some research that proved one could independently effect contalateral frequency-following EEG responses with the device. I reported on some later research with the Hemifield about 1991 at the Futurehealth Brain Research Conference in Key West, Florida. Eyeframes that claim to selectively influence one or the other hemifield can be checked out if you have EEG printout capability.

Remember, the LEDs must be placed such that they only stimulate the outer corners of each eye.”

Q: What considerations should someone new to AVS take into account when purchasing their first instrument?

A: “Advice to someone new to the AVS area should take into account how experienced they are with computers. Real “techies,” computer programmers, and engineering types would enjoy the computer-programmable units. Many of my private neurotherapy clients however, want easy-to- use units with no complicated instruction requirements.”

Q: You have participated in many research studies utilizing light / sound. Is there one study in particular that left an indelible impression on you?

A: “Along with George Rozelle I carried out a single case study with a stroke client who was written off by the medical establishment. We used the EEG-driven AVS designed by Len Ochs, Harold Russell and Bob Austin’s group. The client made an amazing recovery and we sent him back to some of his original MDs and therapists for more testing. Needless to say they were quite surprised. We got that published in the 1995 Biofeedback & Self-Regulation journal.

However, the most satisfying AVS research study was the one in which we improved school performance at Western Washington University and which was published in the 1999 Journal of Neurotherapy. We had heard about the large numbers of Korean students using AVS units and decided to do a careful study to see if the claims were true. We got our subjects from the Counseling Center where they had sought help because they were having academic problems. There were 2 groups, one that got the AVS training of 30 sessions of 14 and 22 Hz alternating and the other was a waiting control that would get the training after the pre-post testing if they desired.

We used Synetic Systems units and expected some change in the EEG but we also got statistically significant changes between the groups in GPA when this was compared in the quarter before training with the quarter after training. At present we are engaged in a study with elderly individuals and we are using pre-post Microcogs (computer scored cognitive tests) with David Siever units. Preliminary findings look good so far.”

Q: What do you believe are the most important issues facing the light / sound industry today?

A: “Important issues facing the AVS industry are the question of whether AVS can be made to selectively stimulate certain areas of the brain and my own personal quest – can AVS produce a “one-with-the-spirit” state, i.e., an unforgettable, ineffable, wonderfully fulfilling experience.

We have some pilot work that looks promising.”

 

“In Memory of  Tom Budzynski, Ph.D.” 

Copyright AVS Journal, Summer, 2001. All rights reserved.

 

THERE ARE MORE BRAIN NEURONS IN OUR HEADS THAN …

THERE ARE MORE BRAIN NEURONS IN OUR HEADS THAN ATOMS IN THE WORLD. 100 BILLION CELLS ARE WAITING STIMULATION AND CONNECTION TO GROW NEW BRAINS FOR US.

by Rayma Ditson-Sommer, Ph.D.

Age has no influence, in fact, those who have been labeled mentally challenged or “older” can benefit from neuroplasticity challenges. The rest of us can experience training for focus, concentration, logic and the ability to perceive sensory input for skill improvement.

As you read you have serotonin altering the blood flow to various parts or your brain.  The serotonin sets off cascades of impulses and modified electrical vibrations to different parts of the brain.  This encourages brain cells to begin to “hold hands” and communicate to enhance connection to make new neurons for brain plasticity.

 

The thought has been for years that the brain was “hard wired”.  Research assures us that every experience, every new thought, every movement of our bodies promotes brain growth and that age has no influence

Learning is not only possible but probable. In the right setting much progress can be made to improve short term memory and excite the brain to new heights of communication and socialization.

The secret ingredient to mental learning for brain plasticity revolves around the trust factors we support. We must trust our brains and believe they can change. Reciprocal trust is mandatory when learning any new mental function. We must trust our own brains and our brains must trust us to use its abilities.

One of the more interesting factors in brain plasticity is the need for calmness when asking the brain to function well. To function at your highest level you must maintain a low arousal level. The brain cannot function at its best in stressful situations. Becoming anxious or upset delays the brain connection needed for maximum functional memory.

Vibration plays a vital role in the overall scheme of brain function. Frequency, the language of the body, helps connect the brain for growth. Color, light and sound have frequency and influence the brain/body connections. Brain waves are displayed in frequency; sound frequency and color frequency all merge giving impact to the brain for change. The frequency of movement also plays a role in this combination of stimulation for brain growth.

Learning to use sound color and movement sends an impacted message to the brain to wake up, connect and experience new neuronal growth. Specific training protocols have proven highly effective in developing new neuronal growth in the brain. Proof of such growth can be monitored through PET Scans. New neuronal growth can be traced and measured to trace specific growth in designated areas of the brain.

Many well known psychiatrist and neurology based researcher have preset programs to develop brain-body connections. These programs center around mental exercises, diet, exercise and other well-known approaches to better mental health development. In Phoenix, the OPNET Program has a program for neuronal growth and sensory integration to specifically develop new mental ability in children and adults through the use of light, sound and color frequencies as the base of the program. Through brain stem stimulation, calmness development, attentional focus and self- confidence training exciting results have been recorded.

Because frequency is the language of the brain it becomes an advantage to use neurotechnology of light, sound and color to enhance brain function. The brain has four brain waves, delta alpha beta and theta. All four are used daily to direct the thought processes of the brain to accomplish certain goals. The Vitalink color sound unit has specific programs to develop brain plasticity in designated areas of need. By developing the ability to calmly direct the brain processes, greater function is reached and new neuronal growth is accomplished. By developing emotional strength, self soothing, self enhancement and healing emotions the brain becomes healthier and ready to function at an enhanced level. The Vitalink Training Manual provides step-by-step approached to developing a calm, capable growing brain. Lessons on developing anchors, managing stress, developing better memory and countless approaches to better and more capable brains are easily followed and produce exciting results.

It is important to remember that for four hundred years we have thought that we died with the same brain we were born using. Research has now proven that we have the ability to make new neurons for our brains to keep them young, fluid and useful.

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 Copyright Rayma Ditson-Sommer, Ph.D., July, 2012. All rights reserved.