Calgary's Brain Awakening will be hosting a very special evening with Lee Gerdes, founder & CEO of Brain State Technologies, author of Limitless you, and the brain behind the groundbreaking process called Brainwave Optimization. Dr. Lee Sung will also be joining Lee Gerdes during this special evening.
This is a free event and will begin at 7:00pm at the Strathcona Community Centre on May 16th, 2013.
We will be serving snacks and beverages and giving away some amazing door prizes.
Guests are welcome!
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a traumatic injury to the brain caused by a sharp blow, shaking to the head or sudden stop following an event. This action can alter the brain’s normal functioning. Ordinarily the brain floats inside the skull in a protective pool of spinal fluid, but certain actions like a hard tackle or a car accident can literally slam the entire brain against the skull's interior walls. The resulting damage can be mild to severe, depending on the intensity of the blow and the brain's ability to realign itself afterwards. Many people recover from a mild concussion within hours, but others may exhibit symptoms for weeks and even years after the event.
Because of the fact that concussions or traumatic brain injury (TBI) signs can be subtle, some people do not realize they have had a concussion or TBI. The most common concussion symptoms are headaches, amnesia and confusion. Additionally, people may experience dizziness, ringing in the ears, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech and fatigue. Concussion symptoms with a delayed onset can include concentration problems, personality changes, light sensitivity, sleep disturbances and depression.
For most people who have had a concussion it can be frustrating for find a answer because for the most part Doctors don’t really have any answers. Most of my clients have been offered some sort of medication for the headaches, sleep or for depression. They know that is not really the answer however they don’t know what else to do, until they find Brainwave Optimization. The results that my clients are having are amazing. It is very exciting!!!
If you are suffering from the signs and symptoms for a concussion, brainwave optimization may be the answer.
We here people say that our children are the most important thing in the world to us. At the same time we see them struggle in their lives - with depression, anxiety, stress, anti-social behavior, poor performance in school, drug or alcohol addiction, self-destructive behavior such as cutting – it is heart-breaking, frustrating, terrifying for a parent to watch.
The traditional rehab for teens, talk therapy does not have an impressive record of success in treating these conditions. I have worked with many clients who just are not interested in talking any more. Their first question is "do I have to talk". They are relieved when I tell them that with this new protocol they don't have to say anything. This new protocol, utilizes the latest neuro-technology and quantum physics and is recording breakthough results.
It is called Brainwave Optimization™. Its treatment success rate is over 87%, with significant, measurable behavioral and cognitive changes achieved in as little as three weeks.
Yes, that does to amazing to be true, but those are documented, verifiable results with over 50,000 people working at some of the most respected clinics in the world. When you understand Brainwave Optimization™ works then that success rate will make perfect sense. As you will see on this website, in the testimonial page we have been having amazing success.
Here is an amazing testimonial from one of my clients and a fellow Triathlete.
Well I thought I would let the group know where brainwave optimization can taken me on a personal level. As a few of you know I dealt with a extreme head injury almost 4 years ago, by being hit by a car on my road bike while training for an ironman triathlon. This accident sidelined me for so many years before I found brainwave optimization. I did not think I would ever race a triathlon again or even live a normal life by the way I felt day after day after the accident.
I am happy to tell you on March 3, 2013 I competed and completed the toughest triathlon on this planet, and it was even tougher on this day due to the water conditions. The Escape From Alcatraz triathlon is a swim, bike run race that takes place in San Fransisco, Calfornia. It happens once per year and is so popular that you have to put your name in a lottery to get in each year. The swim portion is jumping off a boat with 2000 other athletes just out side Alcatraz island. If you have ever been to Alcatraz island just picture swimming from there to the main land. Now on this day picture 6 foot swells and a current that takes you towards the Golden Gate Bridge before you know it. O ya and water temperature of 52 degree it does not get any Easier once the swim is done, but at least you are not going to drown on land.
This is a very tough race with out a brain injury.
If it was not for brainwave optimization, there is no posible way I could have done this race last Sunday. I could not have put the training in need to complete it. This technology is more amazing than people really know. I know that this is only the start and as my brain heals it will get better and better. Keep up the great work out there people, you never know where this will take someone. It took me to a place at times I never thought I would get to.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kept up a rigorous schedule of work-related duties, which included visiting 112 countries during her four-year tenure. Traveling just short of a million miles, she covered enough distance to span the globe more than 38 times. With all of the time changes involved, her schedule was clearly exhausting. No doubt weakened by her workload, she caught the flu and fell down, striking her head. The result was a concussion and a blood clot.
Since the concussion, Mrs. Clinton has been wearing thicker glasses to aid her continuing problem with vision. Clearly her brain has been affected by the concussion. She joins some 1.7 million people who suffer traumatic brain injuries every year in the United States.
Nearly a half million emergency department visits by children up to age 14 are caused by traumatic brain injuries. Experienced by young children, teens, and people over 65 the most, traumatic brain injury is a factor in fully one-third of all injury-related deaths. Medical expenses and the cost of lost productivity from traumatic brain injuries run into the tens of billions dollars each year.
A portion of the recent $1 million Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation grant to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to study the benefits of Brainwave Optimization™, developed by Brain State Technologies®, is being directed to research dealing with how Brainwave Optimization™ can benefit those with traumatic brain injuries.
In addition to this vital ongoing clinical study of the efficacy of Brainwave Optimization, we already know from clients who have suffered traumatic brain injury that this amazing technology is an unparalleled asset in the recovery process. Whether their traumatic brain injury comes from a stroke,a blow to the head, or a fast “shake” of the head as may happen in a car accident or when near an explosion, many clients report dramatic improvements as a result of their participation in Brainwave Optimization.
The technology may even help longstanding cases. One 77-year old woman who suffered a stroke 11 years before trying Brainwave Optimization noticed a big change in her speaking voice, which she describes as having “improved drastically” despite all the time that had gone by.
Reaching even further back, a single mother tells of how she suffered a seizure disorder stemming from a head injury when she was only 13. After experiencing Brainwave Optimization, she reports how at 42 she is becoming a professional artist. “I now have plenty of focus to pursue my art, set up my business, and make this career change,” she says.
People get their lives back when their brain is balanced and harmonized, For instance, a 33-year old salesman who suffered multiple blows to the head and what he describes as “severe brain damage” tells of how “all the people around me are so happy to see me again, returning to the person I always had been.” This man felt as though he was recovering his life after months of being absent.
The process of restoring balance and harmony to the brain is sometimes straightforward and quick, at other times more gradual. For instance, a client who was ejected from the vehicle in a car crash experienced many ups and downs as their brain came into greater balance and harmony. At times they felt as though they would take a step forward only to take two backwards. Despite these ups and downs, they trusted the process—a trust that ultimately paid off for them in a much higher quality of life.
In my book Limitless You: The Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced Brain, I relate the case of a woman whose recovery took much longer, yet who came back from the jaws of death. Charlotte was a scientist who, a week after giving birth to triplets, experienced a brain hemorrhage that was so severe, the doctors who performed surgery on her said she would be in a permanent vegetative state and advocated serious consideration of ceasing life support.
Charlotte happened to have a brother who was a Brain State Technologies brain training licensee. Though there were no biological markers for the kind of neural activity that would allow Charlotte ever to recover from her coma, he was able to persuade the hospital to allow him to bring his brain training equipment into the hospital.
James was able to show that his sister did indeed have brain activity, whereupon he began using Brainwave Optimization with her. Six weeks later Charlotte opened her eyes. Over the course of a year, she was able to walk again and return home to her family.
There are many remarkable accounts of how balancing of a brain has facilitated astounding recoveries from traumatic brain injury. If you know someone who has experienced such an injury, whatever their age, I invite you to encourage them to give Brainwave Optimization the opportunity to work its wonders—wonders being experienced around the world, now in 19 countries with over 200 providers, as well as receiving increasing verification from clinical trials.
Join us for the next Brain Talk, when Lee Gerdes discusses the amazing response people experience from Brainwave Optimization in the case of traumatic brain injury.
Published on Feb 7, 2013
A short, educational slide show exposing the truth behind Brain State Technologies, its founder Lee Gerdes, and the process they call "Brainwave Optimization".
For more information about Brainwave Optimization contact Glenna Reid at Brain Awakening.
Dr. Daniel Siegel explores the neural mechanisms beneath social and emotional intelligence and how these can be cultivated through reflective practices that focus on the inner nature of the mind.
Daniel is a child psychiatrist, educator, and author of Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, Parenting from the Inside Out, and The Developing Mind. He is the Founding Editor of the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute.
I found this video to be very interesting and gives you a lot of insight has to what you can do to improve your brains performance. If you have children this is a video you must watch. Daniel also talks about the prefontal cortex and the impact it has on insight, empathy, fear extinction, emotional balance etc etc. I found it interesting because that is an area that we work with a lot with Brainwave Optimization. I love it when modalities cross paths and confirm the same thing.
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Brainwave 'balancing' research receives $1 million grant from The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation
January 29th, 2013
Jan. 29, 2013 – With the infusion of an additional $1 million of financial support from The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc., Atlanta, GA, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers are expanding their studies using a noninvasive, drugless therapy that may help to mitigate symptoms associated with a list of neurological conditions.
High-resolution, relational, resonance-based, electroencephalic mirroring (HIRREMTM) or, as it's commercially known, Brainwave Optimization™(a product created by Brain State Technologies, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ), is a noninvasive procedure that uses a computerized system designed to reflect the brain's frequencies back to itself using musical tones. Resonance between the musical tones and the electrical circuits in a person's brain can bring balance to the two hemispheres of the brain and has shown reduced symptoms in a recent pilot study* of people with insomnia.
Previous seed funding from The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc., in 2011 and 2012, $729,000, supported the creation of the research program at Wake Forest Baptist directed by Lead Investigator Charles H. Tegeler, M.D., McKinney-Avant Professor of Neurology, Director of Telestroke Services, and Director of the Ward A. Riley Ultrasound Center, and his team. This new funding allows further study of HIRREM targeting four conditions, in specific populations. These projects will focus on use with the Military for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Insomnia, and Depression, as well as studies of TBI in professional, college, and teenage athletes, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Asperger Syndrome, in people ages 12 and older.
"At a time when funding for research is very hard to find, the previous support from The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc., made possible the creation of this research program and allowed us to complete several pilot clinical studies," said Tegeler. "We are eager to continue our efforts to scientifically evaluate the potential benefits of HIRREM as a safe, effective, noninvasive, non-drug therapy in conditions where such are lacking. It is with deep gratitude to Susanne Collins that we accept this generous additional funding which will not only allow continuation of this important research, but expansion of the program to include many other patient groups for whom there is also great need. Asperger Syndrome was just added to the list of projects due to the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School."
The $1 million dollars of continued funding from The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc., also allows Tegeler to complete a placebo-controlled study for Insomnia, and to expand current studies with the Military. Tegeler's team has also applied for additional funding through the Office of the Secretary of Defense for a study with active duty Military personnel.
Provided by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Scientists describe breakthrough technology for brain self-optimization in newly published paper
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – February 6, 2013 – Brain State Technologies LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz, is pleased to announce a significant new development in its research program on Brainwave Optimization™ (BWO), known technically as High-resolution, relational, resonance-based electroencephalic mirroring, or HIRREM™.
Together with their research collaborators at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, led by Charles D. Tegeler, M.D., professor in the Department of Neurology, Brain State Technologies has published a "methodology" paper in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Brain and Behavior, “HIRREM: a non-invasive, allostatic technology for relaxation and auto-calibration of neural oscillations,” online January 14, 2013.
The paper introduces the procedures and theory associated with Brainwave Optimization and explains why it may have a role for helping people with a variety of conditions related not only to the nervous system but also the physical body as a whole.
Brainwave Optimization (HIRREM) is designed to facilitate relaxation and auto-calibration of neural oscillations. Auto-calibration of neural oscillations refers to the brain itself adjusting its own patterns of rhythmic functioning, toward more optimal patterns.
A variety of health challenges have been shown to be associated with suboptimal patterns of rhythmic functioning, including insomnia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and others. By helping the brain to optimize its own rhythms, Brainwave Optimization may have a role for individuals facing these challenges.
In its essence, Brainwave Optimization is aligned with an advanced theoretical model of physiological regulation, referred to as allostasis, meaning "stability through change.” Allostasis is based on a model of biology that sees change itself as the only constant. Biological systems must calibrate their functional setpoints to meet and anticipate constantly changing demands, rather than fixate on constant standards of output.
The allostasis model highlights that the key role of the brain is to allocate energetic resources among different organ systems, to optimize fitness for the individual as a whole. When functioning well, the brain will anticipate needs and adjust operations to optimize fitness for life. It is important above all that the brain not become “stuck” at any given state of functioning. In the allostasis model, brain functioning can become “stuck” due to chronic stress or trauma.
According to Brain State Technologies Chief Executive Officer, Lee Gerdes, to his knowledge the new paper is the first in any literature to describe methodology for a precision-guided intervention for allostatic therapeutics. As such, Brainwave Optimization is a way to help the brain to optimize its own functioning, by using detailed and continuously updated information about its own functioning, so that the brain can help itself become “unstuck.” Thus, Brainwave Optimization is different from earlier-generation EEG feedback technologies which aim to train the person to consciously control their brain function. It is also different from pharmacological approaches that can limit the system’s dynamic range, can be undermined by the brain’s compensatory mechanisms, and may be associated with side effects.
The allostasis model predicts that optimization of brain functioning will support optimization of functioning for all organ systems, and thus Brainwave Optimization may have roles for a variety of health challenges. For example, blood pressure is directly mediated by factors related to the heart, blood vessels, and blood volume, but ultimately all these are guided by brain activity.
Brain State Technologies continues to collaborate with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and other partners to continue conducting research on potential roles of Brainwave Optimization for numerous purposes. More peer-reviewed papers are planned for publication in 2013 and beyond.
Methods Paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/brb3.116/abstract
Insomnia Study: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/brb3.101/full
About Brain State Technologies (www.brainstatetech.com): Brain State Technologies® is the world’s leading provider of brainwave balancing technology, Brainwave Optimization™. Founded in 2001 and developed by Lee Gerdes, the modality combines the latest advances in neuroscience, neuroplasticity, computer technology, mathematics, and physics. Brainwave Optimization™ offers a non-invasive way for people of all ages to overcome cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges, and enhance overall performance and wellbeing. With over 50,000 clients and more than 200 affiliated centers in 18 countries, the company is growing by licensing Brainwave Optimization™ to providers worldwide.
“Lee Gerdes is the author of Limitless You: The Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced Brain, available on Amazon.com. For more information, please visit:http://brainstatetech.com/product/limitless-you-infinite-possibilities-balanced-brain”
Brainwave Optimization with RTB™ is not intended to treat, cure, heal or diagnose any disease, mental illness or symptom. Brainwave Optimization with RTB™ is intended to facilitate relaxation and auto-calibration for neural oscillations. Individual results may vary.