Our goal is to provide a comfortable, relaxing, and positive Brainwave Optimization (BWO) experience. The Neuro Strength office in Bloomington, MN, has a client waiting room, two optimization rooms, and several adjacent offices where the Brain State Technologies® software development team works.
Here’s what you can expect:
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Before your first appointment, you will receive an email that includes important information about BWO. You will be asked to complete two online questionnaires or surveys that will help us understand your goals, concerns and life experiences. You will complete the surveys using an individualized account that allows this personal data to remain secure. Your account can be accessed through this website.
The assessment is the first step in the Brainwave Optimization process. An assessment allows us to see your unique brainwave patterns.
Using non-invasive sensors, we will collect data from seven areas of the brain, while the brain is at rest (sitting quietly with your eyes closed) and on task (such as reading to yourself). This data is processed together with the online surveys to generate protocols that we will use to help balance the energy patterns in your brain. At the end of the assessment we will review and discuss with you the results, your goals, and how we will work together to achieve those goals.
Clients typically start their optimization process with a series of 10 sessions, ideally completing them all within a two-week period. We find this is a great starting point for most, for it allows the brain to begin to create a permanent shift towards balance and harmony.
Each two-hour BWO session will consist of seven to ten protocols that are designed specifically for you, to help balance your brain. The technologist will place sensors at various places on your head, and you will be given ear phones. During each protocol, you will listen to your own brainwaves converted into musical notes, as well as other sounds meant to encourage the brain towards a more balanced state.
Some protocol are done with the eyes open while reading, watching a video or doing other brain appropriate activities, and others are done with eyes closed while visualizing, relaxing or focusing on breath.
Many of our clients find it helpful to take notes or keep a journal beginning the first day and continuing for one month after completion. These journal entries can provide an ongoing record of your thoughts, emotions and awareness’s – helping you track your own progress.
On the day of your last session you will retake the objective survey and meet with your technologist to review your progress from start to finish.
You will receive a packet of information that includes:
• Two graphs that illustrate your progress from the time you began Brainwave Optimization through your final session
• A CD of meditative sounds that may be used at home to reinforce your progress
• A brochure with tips for maximizing the effectiveness of your sessions
Results are generally subtle at first and then build over time. Many people notice the most significant changes two to three weeks after completing their sessions.
After three weeks, you will receive a follow up email asking you to review your goals by repeating the objective survey. We appreciate this feedback as it helps us track how you’re doing after the brain has had time to integrate the shifts. If you have any questions prior to this three week point, you are free to contact us.
“How many sessions do I need?” is a question asked by most clients. Depending on the degree of imbalance and amount of trauma an individual has experienced, we find 10-30 sessions are the average number required in order for the brain to begin to consistently function from a place of greater balance. In some cases, 30+ sessions may be a more realistic expectation.
Individuals that often require more sessions are clients who's life experience includes traumatic brain injury including stroke, post-traumatic stress, significant trauma including those from childhood, obsessive compulsive behavior, long standing depression or anxiety, and addiction.
It's important to consider that some medications may slow the process. Those who take one or more drugs may need more sessions before the brain settles into greater balance.