With the recession in full swing, Americans are now showing deepening signs of psychiatric and emotional problems due to unabated economic stress.
“Its’ almost like PTSD on a daily installment plan”, says David A. Mayen, director of the Sleep Recovery Centers in Manhattan Beach, Ca. “People are coming to us with jobs and savings intact but are traumatized by the very idea that they may still lose everything, no matter how hard they work. They can’t sleep and are having pretty severe anxiety and panic attacks”. According to Mayen, the assistance for generalized anxiety and panic is medically limited. They’re family doctors mean well, but other than prescribing anti-anxiety medications like Xanax for stress and Ambien for sleep, they don’t know what else to do for these patients. And once a person stops taking the medications, the symptoms can return worse than before.
So what’s the solution?
As futuristic as it may sounds, the human brain can actually be retrained with computer technology to greatly reduce anxiety and panic attacks at their source–in the brain itself. Scientists have known for decades that there’s a direct link between brainwaves and anxiety, as well as others responsible for relaxation and calm. It’s simply a matter of training the brain to reduce one, and increase the other. Two sensors are placed on the scalp, very much like sensitive microphones that listen in on the faint electrical signals on both left and right brain hemispheres. This data is then analyzed by the NeurOptimalTM software and suggested adjustments are fed back to the brain in the form of little skips and scratches embedded in headphone music. The clients’ brain recognizes very quickly that relief from the anxiety is indeed happening, and naturally wants to do more.
A recent NeurOptimal TM survey conducted over eight years and 1.2 million session hours alleges an improvement rate of 84.4% for anxiety and panic problems, 83.3% for restored sleep, and 81.6% for past traumas. All of which have a history of contributing to long term ill health.
Results for reduced anxiety are said be seen in as little as three sessions. And, by the way, before you pass this off as new-age nonsense; be aware there’s a whole department at UCLA devoted to this training technology. Brainwave training has been around for nearly 40 years now. It just hasn’t gotten as much press attention as mainstream pharmaceuticals…..go figure!
“We are more focused on producing results and empathetic client care, as opposed to herding as many people through the practice as possible. New clients are listened to and treated with dignity. Their exhausted, irritable and downright fed up with the lack of choices previously offered.” says David Mayen. “The training works well with most people, but not everyone. If we don’t see results within 3 sessions, there’s no charge. And if their case proves to be more complicated, we refer them to a professional better suited to help. No one ever gets left behind”.
Training sessions are performed during the day or early evening, last about 40 minutes and usually carry little to no side effects. Occasionally there is some mild agitation in the beginning stages of training, but usually dissipates within the first three sessions. Mayen seems to think this is just the brain’s way of making sense of the training. Of the trainees interviewed for this article, all are still feeling relief from their anxiety and are sleeping well six months or more after finishing the program.
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