Neuro-technologies for promoting of deep & effortless mental relaxation and body regeneration

► THE PROBLEM: TODAY’S BUSINESS PERFORMANCE ENVIRONMENT : The present-day business, sports and many high-risk or high-responsibility professional occupations share a common factor: intense pressure to succeed under very demanding and stressful conditions, insecurity, fast changes, high team (external) and personal (internal) expectations. Such a working environment creates preconditions for premature wearing of the organism, anxiety, fatigue or in some cases depressive mood. Frequent triggering of the stress reactions heightens emotional arousal and simultaneously turns off the rational thinking and creativity, both of absolute necessity for any employee attempting to fulfill complex work or personal tasks and use his or her mental resources in the most efficient way.
 

► THE NECESSITY: Thus bringing the mind and the brain to a calm and relatively stress-free state becomes an important business skill and one of the conditions for peak performance as well as for preserving employee’s mental and physical health. Left alone and unsupported to cope with today's stress environment many employees may choose to use unhealthy and destructive practices such as drugs and alcohol abuse.

TOOLS FOR HELP: Neuro-technologies are brain-enhancement tools which offer a new, safe, natural, inexpensive and non-pharmaceutical approach to handling all these stresses in the modern life so we can protect from stress our health and fitness for work. Neurotechnology is any technical intervention that can be used to nudge the brain, brain waves and brain chemistry to help it get back into efficient, healthy functioning.

 

NEURO-TECHNOLOGY OPERATION EXPLAINED IN VERY SIMPLE TERMS

► To get а deep mental relaxation & body regeneration the mind has to be free from mental chatter or anxious thoughts.
► Sensory stimuli ( light, sound, touch, aromas ) have significant influence on the brain electrical activity. 
► Usually urban sensory environment makes us tense or anxious. Most often sensory environment from the nature makes us relaxed and calm.
► Rhythmical fire flames or sunlight wave reflections slow down our brain's electrical rhythms and calm down our mind.
► Rhythmical drums beating has been used since ancient times to slow down or accelerate brain's rhythms and thus bring the mind to trance states or energize it. 
► Since 1934 neuro-sciences study the sensory influences on brain electrical activity and have created very effective relaxation-systems.
► Relaxation-systems are brainwave-entrainment tools which generate rhythmical light & sound pulses through goggles and head-phones or very weak electric             current pulses. In the scientific & clinical communities these methods are known as audio-visual brainwaves entrainment and cranio electrotherapy stimulation.
► Sensory stimulation attracts the attention, entrains the brain and the mind quickly withdraws from anxious thoughts which allows the body physiology to return          back to natural regeneration and rest.  


► The brain has the tendency to synchroize or entrain its electrical rhythms with the frequency of the light & sound pulses.
► In only 5 to 8 minutes the brain slows down or accelerates its rhythms depending on the chosen program.
► Various scientifically-tested programs have been designed for bringing the brain, body and mind to deep relaxation,
► sleep, relaxed and calm concentration, better learning, pain relief, boosting mood or energizing. 
► Relaxation or activation programs have very pronounced regenerative effects which enhance other therapies.
► For example brainwave entrainment can shorten significantly the length of the neurofeedback therapy ( EEG-biofeedback ) or accelerate the progress of any kind       of psychotherapy.

 

BENEFITS OF ADDING NEURO-TECHNOLOGY TO EMPLOYEES' HEALTH, WELL-BEING AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS 

► The mind depends upon healthy brain metabolism and electrical functioning when attempting to draw conclusions and make changes. A healthy brain is a flexible brain which wil adjust its electrochemical activity according to the task at hand. There is a close correspondence between the different mental states like anxiety, calmness, depressive mood, etc. and their relevant brainwave electrical patterns. Through the new neuroimaging devices the neuroscience revealed that widespread mental disorders like anxiety, depression or chronic fatigue syndrome have specific brainwave “signature “ or characteristic pattern of brainwave activity. 
 
► Neurotechnology helps to effortlessly disrupt unwanted neural patterns and to fine tune the brain activity into healthier patterns. Thus through changing the brain neurophysiology underlying and supporting the mental disorder we create the necessary conditions for positive change – for example it is very difficult , if not impossible, to be anxious with muscles fully relaxed, slow and smooth breathing, warm and dry hands and feet.
 
► Many users of neurotechnology for non-invasive brain stimulation have reported experiencing:
 
► Deep relaxation while feeling more enegized► The sense of feeling "grounded" and calm
► Increased mental clarity for resolving problems► Enhanced interpersonal relationships
► Cheerfulness ► Mental sharpness
 
► The deep mind-body relaxation and brain activity normalization promoted by the neurotechnology have been proven by research (see below) as very effective supportive therapy in widespread psychosomatic, stress-related  and some neurological health disorders like :

► Anxiety► Chronic Pain►Attention Deficit Disorder ( ADD / ADHD )► Autism► Hypertension
► Insomnia► Substance Abuse►Seasonal Affective Disorder ( SAD )► Dementia► Other stress-related conditions like: 
► Depression► Chronic Fatigue►Post traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD )► Post-stroke rehab► Diabetes
 
► Application of special entrainment programs for anxiety, PTSD, trauma or depression before regular psychotherapy or counseling sessions calms down the fight-or-     flight response, opens the client to therapist's suggestions, brings under control the catastrophic black & white thinking and boosts the brain functions supporting         rational thinking. Neurotechnology lends itself very well to stabilizing stress, anxiety and panic coming from critical incidents, post-traumatic stress disorder and         phobia disorders. Normalization effect begins following roughly six minutes of audio-visual brain stimulation. 
 

PSYCHO-PHYSIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF NEUROTECHNOLOGY ACTION

 
► There are many benefits and positive effects caused by the use of neurotechnology. Several changes take place simultaneously during and following a neurotechnology session that lead to these positive results. We refer to these changes as psycho-physiological mechasisms of action of brain-stimulation technology:

1. EEG Activity of the brain changes. EEG (QEEG) studies have confirmed the normalization of brain activity following a brain-stim session in various conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADD, seasonal affective disorder, chronic fatigue, etc.

2. Dissociation/Hypnotic Induction. Dissociation is a great way to combat stress. That’s why people meditate, go on pleasant hikes, watch hockey games, go to night clubs and pubs - to COMPLETELY forget about life for a while - and reset the brain from stress. We get involved in the present moment and let go of thoughts relating to our daily hassles and hectic schedules - paying bills, worries, work, threats or anxieties and the resulting unhealthy mental chatter. Dissociation involves a disconnection of self from thoughts and body awarenes. The dissociative state can be first observed by noticing deep and diaphragmatic breathing. Hands and feet become warmer as arteries dilate. Skin color will become pinker as blood flow increases throughout the face and body. This deep state of neurotechnology-induced regeneration has proven to be useful for many of the mental, emotional and physical challenges that nearly all of us face at one time or another in our lives, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, insomnia, migraines, PMS, blood pressure, and chronic fatigue, along with improved attention, learning and ADD/ADHD.

3. Increase in Cerebral Blood Flow and Brain Metabolism. SPECT and fMRI imaging show that hypoperfusion (decreased
blood flow) of cerebral blood flow (CBF) is associated with many forms of mental disorders including anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, behaviour disorders and impaired cognitive function such as with fetal-alcohol spectrum disorder. CBF also falls with age, developing into age-related-cognitive-decline in seniors. Audio-visual brainwaves entrainment neurotechnology has been shown to increase brain glucose metabolism throughout much of the brain and increase CBF, peaking at a 28% increase at 7.8 Hz, (Fox & Raichle, 1985).

4. Improved Neurotransmitter Production. People under the influence of long-term stress eventually develop adrenal fatigue (hypo-adrenalis) in the body. In the brain, both serotonin and norepinephrine production shuts down and depression often results. In a 1989 study by Shealy, on the effect of 10 Hz white-light photic brain stimulation on neurotransmitters, it was shown that blood serum levels of serotonin, endorphine, and norepinephrine all increased significantly. Daytime levels of melatonin also fell some, which is related to increased energy, as melatonin is associated with malaise and seasonal affective disorder. Clinical studies showed declines in depression, anxiety and/or suicide tendencies following a treatment program using audio-visual brainwaves entrainment neurotechnology. 

5. Limbic Stabilization. If we dissociate from our stressors and worries, then our brain and body will also relax. The amygdala is the part of the limbic (emotional) system of the brain that decides if we should view something as friendly and fun, sexually interesting or something to be frightened of. Most often, it is activated by fear, anxiety and stress (the fight-or-flight response). The hypothalamus, right next to the amygdala, creates the body reaction and feeling part of the emotional response. Physiological responses generated from fear include increased muscle tension, electro-dermal response (sweating), increased heart rate, chest-breathing, arterial tone (cold hands and feet) and blood pressure, elevated body temperature. These are all necessary responses to prepare our bodies to either fight-or-flight.  White-light brain stimulation in the alpha range typically calms the limbic system – all within 10 minutes, and therefore audio-visual brainwaves entrainment produces handtemperature normalization, muscle relaxation, reduced electro-dermal activity, reduced heart rate, improved heart-rate rhythm and reduced hypertension and lends itself very well to stabilizing stress, anxiety and panic. Normalization effect begins following roughly six minutes of audio-visual brain stimulation.  
 
 

 

HOW  WE CAN HELP YOU TO IMPLEMENT THE NEURO-TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR BUSINESS ACTIVITY

►  We provide complete solutions for occupational health or employees assistance programs consultants as well as for employees themselves :
►  High-quality and affordable hardware and software suitable for in-office or home use. We are authorized dealer of reputable producers.  
►  Aftersales support - we shall support you to start use the equipment very fast without loosing any time for learning the brain-stimulation method itself. 
►  We can train some of your people ( HR specialists, psychologists, occupational health specialists, health and safety specialists, doctors ) how to apply the method        and the hardware in the context of different medical or psychological treatments. Training size may vary from 1 or 2 hours to 1 or 2 days supported by                      presentations and learning materials in pdf files in English.
► We provide initial supervising sessions support to home users for proper use of brain-stim equipment and appropriate selection of treatment protocols according to     their condition & goals. 
► We provide support and training by e-mail or Skype.
► More information about us and our contact details
 

VIDEOS AND RESEARCH ARTICLES ABOUT NEURO-TECHNOLOGIES APPLICATIONS RELATED TO MENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH 

IN THIS VIDEO YOU MAY FIND AN EASY EXPLANATION OF HEALTH-RELATED APPLICATIONS OF THE RELAXATION-SYSTEMS FOR BRAIN TRAINING AND PROMOTION OF EFFORTLESS MIND-BODY RELAXATION 

 

IN THE VIDEO BELOW YOU MAY FIND VERY EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND EXPLANATION OF THE MAIN MECHANISMS OF ACTION OF AUDIO-VISUAL BRAINWAVES ENTRAINMENT TECHNOLOGY. THE VIDEO WILL BE VERY USEFUL FOR BOTH CLINICIANS AND NON-PROFESSIONAL USERS.




IN THIS VIDEO YOU MAY FIND MORE TECHNICALLY AND CLINICIAN-ORIENTED EXPLANATION OF HEALTH-RELATED APPLICATIONS OF RELAXATION-SYSTEMS FOR NATURAL AND EFFORTLESS MIND-BODY RELAXATION

 

 

IN THIS VIDEO YOU MAY FIND MORE TECHNICALLY AND CLINICIAN-ORIENTED EXPLANATION OF HEALTH-RELATED APPLICATIONS OF RELAXATION-SYSTEMS WITH CRANIAL ELECTRO STIMULATION or CES


Studies of brainwave entrainment technologies are far more prolific than some might imagine. In the list below we placed for download just some of them. If you need more information about specific clinical applications of the neuro-technologies please do not hesitate to contact us.  

 

Click here to download a file about the physiological mechanisms of audio-visual brainwave entrainment


Click here to download an article about AVE neurotechnology as a treatment modality for PTSD

Click here to download an article about AVE neurotechnology use in the treatment of SAD (seasonal affective disorder)

 

Click here to download a list of the studies performed with DAVID neurotechnology devices

 

Click here to download an article about CES neurotechnology application in the treatment of Depression


Click here to download an article about the CES neurotechnology application in the treatment of Addictions 


Click here to download an article about CES neurotechnology use in the treatment of cancer pain