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A simple description of what happens when you do a light and sound session

A simple description of what happens when you do a light and sound session

 

You have a lot on your mind and you’d like a few minutes to mentally sort things out. It’s the ideal time to do a light and sound session. So you reach for your mind machine and settle into your favorite chair.

Wanting to relax and reorganize your thoughts, you choose an alpha brainwave session. It’s not too subconsciously deep, just low enough to help you become inwardly focused and tune out the brain chatter.

So you set the audio volume at a comfortable level, perhaps just below the threshold of your hearing. Your mind will hear the entrainment effects of the binaural beats even though you do not have to be consciously aware of them. Next you set the brightness or light intensity level at a comfortable level. Like audio, the lightframes don’t have to be way bright to make your alpha session more effective. Comfort rules over too loud or too brightly intense.

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Then you press the “play” button. The design of effective light and sound sessions begin with a small induction period, usually in the beta frequency range as that is the normal waking state. As the seconds then minutes pass by the frequencies generated by the alpha session gradually lower towards your targeted brainwave frequency. This gradual lowering into alpha acts as a guide for your mind to follow.

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How? Your mind interprets the pulsed audio and visual stimulation within the brain’s cortex, likes what it hears, and begins to mimic or follow the frequencies being generated. It’s called the Frequency Following Effect and is the root of all brainwave entrainment. So for the next few minutes you realize you are mentally, emotionally and physically relaxed and calm, focused on only yourself, much like the experience of meditation. Without having to be consciously aware of what you are trying to do – which is relax.

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Towards the session’s end, the frequencies are designed to gradually guide you back into your normal waking state. So at the end of the mind machine session you feel relaxed, focused and ready to continue your daily projects, your breathing is rhythmic and you are better able to concentrate on the tasks at hand.

 

 

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Mind Machines & Creative Thought

Mind Machines & Creative Thought

 

Mind machines can simplify the process of blending our conscious or cognitive thoughts into alignment with our unconscious or subconscious thoughts.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro Mind Machine including CES

Say you are making a creative attempt at new ideas that are different and useful. It’s not easy moving those unique and original thoughts from our non-material world of thought into the material realm of conscious action. Think marketplace innovation, a new batting stance to improve your swing, or creating a new water delivery system that wastes less drinkable water.

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SMART DAVID-smart-mind-machine

Understanding the two types of creativity will help. The unconscious type is capable of non-linear, problem shifting that jumps, not ramps, between multiple thoughts about the same idea whereas conscious thought is linear and logical.

Better visualize new ideas

Better visualize new ideas

Our conscious mind is the one that comprehends and makes our choices and decisions. It is the part of us that is seeking change, but also the part that can get exhausted from trying to change.

The Mindplace Kasina Light & Sound Mind Machine

The Mindplace Kasina Light & Sound Mind Machine

Our unconscious mind on the other hand lacks a ‘conscious filter’; it records everything and doesn’t really care about stuff unless it is about your physical needs. Like all your bodily functions. All this is happening beneath your conscious state of awareness until you have an out-of-whack symptom which then communicates to your conscious level that something is not functioning properly. The unconscious level knows how things are working but doesn’t know what you want to do about it until you – your conscious mind – tells it what you want.

 

This how-to-what area of internal communication and understanding is what a mind machine can be so useful for.

Bluetooth mindLightz for Apple devices

Bluetooth mindLightz for Apple devices

Once our unconscious mind knows what the conscious needs, our unconscious / subconscious mind begins to review all it has stored that might be related to resolving that conscious want, and begin throwing ideas to our consciousness for review and acceptance about how to do it. Our unconscious mind needs to be able to communicate with our conscious state in order to make us aware of the different kind of creative processes that have been going on below the level of our consciousness.

DAVID-ALert-Pro-Mindmachine

DAVID-ALert-Pro-Mindmachine

Both processes are capable of creativity.  But they go about it in totally different ways and are absolutely dependent on each other for success.

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Mind machines allow both processes to interact at a high level of synchronicity without any mental, emotional or physical effort on our part. Mind machines make creative thought fun and invigorating, enabling you to explore the potential of ideas to their fullest.

 

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Worry and Anxiety from RA

Worry and anxiety increase your risk of RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) flare-ups and doctors believe stress may even contribute to the development of the disease.

Relaxation techniques can work along with treatment to relieve pain and restore motion. Ask your doctor about visualization exercises, or use a light and sound mind machine that produces brainwave frequency entrainment.

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Mind machines enable you to relax without effort. The best mind machine for RA sufferers is the DAVID Delight Pro by Mind Alive, Inc. Within just a few minutes your mind begins to mimic the brainwave frequencies of the Delight Pro, your breathing becomes rhythmic, you physically feel relief and your mind is in a completely relaxed Alpha brainwave state of consciousness.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro Mind Machine including CES

I know. I have RA. And here I am typing. Yes I have pain, but my DAVID Delight Pro helps me cope. Less worry, less pain, better attitude. Try the Delight Pro mind machine and see for yourself!

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Athletic Competition & Mind Machines

Athletic Competition & Mind Machines

 

Athletes use mind machines to gain a mental edge for sports competition. Different mind machine programs enable athletes to sharpen their focus and stay focused on their performance, other programs help transition their biological clock to be at peak performance level at the time of the competition regardless of the time zone or geographical location, alleviating the symptoms of jet-lag. Other mind machine programs are designed for heightened visualization and creativity, clearing mind-chatter, learning relaxation and inducing sleep.

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Starting with the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta until her passing after the London Olympic Games, the late Dr. Rayma Ditson-Sommers instructed pre-Olympians and Olympians brainwave focus training as part of their athletic workout. Over 50 of her students have won Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for the United States.

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The same approach could help you elevate your performance level. The DAVID Delight Plus by Mind Alive, Inc. is used by athletes worldwide for raising their peak performance levels. The Delight Plus, with both Viewhole and Multi-color eyesets and Session Editor software will give you that mental edge over your competition.

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DAVID Delight Plus

 

Mind machines are perfectly legal for competitive athletes to heighten their mental, emotional and physical abilities for peak sports performance. Experience what a clear, focused mind can do for your training and competitive schedule. Use the DAVID Delight Plus!

 

Copyright: Michael Landgraf for Mindmachines.com (CA) 2015. All rights reserved.

 

Moaners ruin hospital stays!

Moaners ruin hospital stays!

 

Going into the hospital for an operation causes my blood pressure to rise. A lot. Waking up in the intensive care unit after an operation, I’m struck by the realization that mentally, emotionally and physically I am in shock. My body is whacked, with IV lines in my neck, wrist and back of hand. The ICU nurses say multiple IV lines are necessary in case of emergency. OK. But it sucks.

 

I gradually become aware of what’s going on around me. Thank goodness for medication! Then I hear it… someone moaning. Constantly. Their moans are not quiet. I press the call button and ask the nurse what’s wrong with the patient making all that noise. Give them some pain medication, help them, do anything to shut them up! I’m told they are medicated, are being taken care of, its just some people are moaners. WTF?

 

Nurses are incredibly compassionate people. Normally I try to be, but after major surgery that’s not going to happen. Like everyone else stuck in intensive care, I have to listen to that patient’s endless moaning. Its not right, and that’s when it hits me: moaners should be ‘housed’ in their own separate hospital wing so the rest of us can concentrate on our own recuperation and not have to friggin listen to them. Great idea, just never going to happen.

 

Its then I remember that I packed my mind machine.

 

My wife comes in, we share our thoughts and concerns, and before she leaves she unpacks my DAVID Delight Pro. We tell my nurse what it is, what I’ll be using it for, and she asks if I brought more than one. I use the Mood Brightener session #2 and feel immediate relief. The headphones block out the moaning, the eyeset blocks out having to look at the IV lines snaking into my body, and I relax into uninterrupted sleep. Not only is my mind machine helping me, but as my nurses later remarked, it helped them, too. I was an easy patient.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro Mind Machine including CES

 

Tuning out moaners is just one example of why mind machines are so valuable to have when you are in a hospital and are recuperating after surgery. I was hospitalized five days before my surgeon approved my release and I used my Delight Pro multiple times every day. It helped me focus on the things I wanted to concentrate on and cope with the stuff that would otherwise make me anxious.

 

Every hospital should allow patients access to mind machines. Even moaners.

 

Copyright: Michael Landgraf for Mindmachines.com (2014) CA. All rights reserved.

Identifying stress-related problems at work

Identifying stress-related problems at work

 

Many problems in business arise from inappropriate or maladaptive coping with stress.

Stress is a “… state of imbalance between the demands of the environment and the response capabilities of the person” (Novaco, 1978).

DAVID Delight Plus for Advanced Meditation...

DAVID Delight Plus for Advanced Meditation…

 

Stress related disorders include ulcers, headaches, colitis, muscular tension, chronic pain, diarrhea, speech difficulties, bruxism, insomnia, asthma, fatigue and indigestion.

Psychological effects of chronic or excessive stress are anxiety, depression, restlessness, phobia, sexual dysfunction and lifestyle problems such as obesity, chain smoking and alcoholism.

Work-related Stress

Work-related Stress

 

Sociobehavioral effects include aggression, withdrawal, preoccupation with self problems, deficits in concentration or memory and inability to effectively study or work.

These effects are translated into concrete problems in businesses and industries: accidents, low productivity, poor worker judgment, deteriorating job performance, absenteeism, high personnel turnover, inaccurate reports and illness on the job.

Millions are lost annually to tardiness, absenteeism, medical expenses, increased insurance premiums and inadequate productivity.

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DAVID Delight Plus

 

Using a mind machine will lower stress-related issues. The most effective mind machine for use against stress is the DAVID Delight Plus light and sound system by Mind Alive, Inc.

 

SLEEP

SLEEP

 

A third of our life is spent sleeping. Like eating, it is crucial to our health and wellbeing. The reason why we need to sleep so much (but seem to never get nearly enough!) has not always been understood.

Sleep improves both our energy level and frame of mind. When we are asleep what is really happening with our brain and body? Research studies have pinpointed several factors that identify what is occurring within our brain and why sleep is crucial for a healthy life.

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The brain is quite active while we sleep. Almost as active as when we are awake, judging from neuronal activity measured via EEG / neurofeedback. During sleep the brain performs a number of ‘vital’ neuronal functions which affects our cognitive abilities.

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Here are some very good reasons for getting a good night’s sleep: the brain continues to make decisions; the brain generates and compartmentalizes memories; and the brain edits, repairs and establishes new neuronal pathways while clearing out unwanted toxins.

 

Getting a good night’s sleep is not always possible. Environmental noise, brain chatter, even too much dinner can determine how easy or difficult it will be for falling asleep. This is one very important reason for owning a mind machine.

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A mind machine generates pulsed audio and visual frequency stimulation for gently guiding your brain through the relaxed brainwave state of alpha, down through the twilight brainwave state of theta and in to the deep sleep brainwave frequency state of delta.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro Mind Machine including CES

 

The DAVID Delight Pro by Mind Alive is the leading mind machine available for the promotion of beneficial R.E.M. sleep. Your thoughts dissipate, your body relaxes, and you awake refreshed. The DAVID Delight Pro is the most effective and beneficial light and sound mind machine made.

To learn more visit Mindmachines.com

 

Being Forgetful

Being Forgetful

 

I have CRS. My wife believes I just have selective hearing, but seriously, if I don’t write down what it is I’m supposed to remember more often than not I forget. Of course there are times I forget to write down what I’m supposed to remember. But that’s CRS for you!

Losing your short-term memory ability?

Losing your short-term memory ability?

 

Oh yes, I forgot to say what CRS is. ‘CRS stands for Can’t Remember Stuff’. Could be anything, like remembering a good joke, forgetting what a screwdriver is called and ending up calling it a thingamajig, or what we ate last night for dinner. There’s a million of ‘em.

 

So when I’m close to a pen and paper, I’m able to keep track of my ‘gotta remember’ list. Not around pen and paper? Then I’ll need reminding. What I do find amusing is my wife rarely remembers what some of her website passwords are, so she asks me. We sure have a good chuckle when that happens!

 

CRS has kind of crept up on me as I’ve gotten older. I never had a concussion or brain injury, its just my memory is not as sharp as it once was. So I have begun to concentrate on ways to improve my memory skills.

 

I have begun to train my brainwaves to remain focused longer by using a DAVID Delight by Mind Alive for my primary goals: concentrating on assimilating new information to memory, being aware of my breathing and level of relaxation, and improving my quality of sleep.

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The DAVID Delight Light and Sound Mind Machine for Memory Improvement.

 

I used my DAVID Delight three to fives times a week for the first month and I noticed actual improvement. I was aware of having better listening ability, less brain chatter and thought-drifting on my part, I was less tense because I felt more confident that I am remembering and as for sleep… I began to fall asleep faster and wake up downright refreshed – not groggy.

 

The DAVID Delight has impacted my life in a positive way. I wanted to improve my ability to remember short-term things and now it happens without need for pen and paper.

 

The DAVID Delight light and sound mind machine by Mind Alive is available through Mindmachines.com – Your Relaxation Superstore.

 

 

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Drawing a blank?

Drawing a blank?

Drawing a blank?

 

Within 5 minutes that empty cloud hovering above you could change into the idea you have long been seeking. All it takes is a DAVID Delight Plus Meditation session by Mind Alive, Inc. Relax your mind and good things can happen. Check out the DAVID Delight Plus light and sound mind machine. Find out how successful thoughts happen…

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DAVID Delight Plus

To learn how we use the DAVID Delight Plus to come up with new ideas and how our techniques could benefit you, contact Michael and Christopher at Mindmachines.com – Your Light & Sound Mind Machine Superstore.

Michael Landgraf and Mindmachines.com are proud members of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association.

 

 

Plan B

So I devised a Plan B (continued).

 

My goal was twofold: to reduce the pain that was centered around the repairwork and to loosen the muscle stiffness/tightness in the surrounding area. I found those muscles would tighten up whenever I stayed in one position for a while and went to move or stand up.

 

Plan B in action...

Plan B in action…

This is where I’d like to interject that I really like being with my HMO. Yes it took almost three months to have my hernia repaired, but it’s done and the outpatient procedure deductible was very reasonable.

 

Now back to the pain and muscle tightness. The money I saved by ‘jumping through my HMO’s medical hoops’ enabled me to afford a DAVID Delight Pro with Multi-color eyeset by Mind Alive, Inc. A couple of friends who went through similar procedures used a Delight Pro and found the light, sound and cranio-electro stimulation sessions in their DAVID mind machine helped deal with the ‘stabbing’ pain and also helped with the muscle tightness by guiding their brainwaves to a more relaxed and comfortable state of mind.

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES Mind Machine

DAVID Delight Pro w/ CES

 

They were right. I didn’t realize how tense my body was, even while laying prone. Once I was able to relax, my attitude changed. I do believe I might have been whining a bit. So I went to Mindmachines.com and they sent my Delight Pro by Fedex 2 Day for free. There are seven sessions on my Delight Pro that have helped me: the Alpha Relaxer, Schumann Resonance and Theta sessions under the ‘Meditate’ category; the Schumann for Sleep, Alpha and Theta for Sleep, and Delta sessions under the ‘Sleep’ category and session two Mood Booster 2 in the ‘Feeling Better’ category. That last session really helped with the pain.

 

Being skeptical by nature, yet becoming more and more leery of the adverse effects prescribed medications have been known to produce, I am glad I took my friends advice and purchased a DAVID light and sound machine. The left/right independently controlled colors for light stimulation, being able to use the Delight Pro’s really nice and soft fitting headphones (or for sleeping I went to Best Buy and bought a cheap pair of laptop speakers and plugged those into the Delight Pro’s audio port for entire bedroom delta entrainment), and having my choice of using any combination of light, sound and/or CES stimulation along with all the various color choices is going to last me for years.

 

Stuff happens, most of you have experienced outpatient procedures or have helped care for someone who has. I recommend adding the DAVID Delight Pro to your post-op treatment routine. It has helped me feel better faster, my friends have felt better faster and my three fairly-recent transplanted Kahili Ginger plants are happy and healthy with plenty more room to grow…

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