Brain State Technologies Company Facts

With 200 affiliated centers in 20 countries, Brain State Technologies® is the largest international provider of brainwave balancing services in the world. Providing a proprietary neuro-technology called Brainwave Optimization with Real-time Balancing™, offices affiliated with Brain State Technologies® provide the most advanced form of brainwave assessment and re-calibration available today.

People who are challenged by anxiety, sleeplessness, learning challenges, fuzzy thinking, addictions, post-traumatic stress disorder or a sense of hopelessness and confusion, find that Brainwave Optimization® improves brain balance and harmony, delivering results more effectively, more quickly and less expensively than the older technologies of neurofeedback or biofeedback.

Our Theory

The brain is the control center for the entire body, including the autonomic nervous system which regulates our organs, muscles and overall physical well-being. Throughout our lives, emotional and physical trauma can cause brainwaves to become unbalanced, resulting in such behaviors as anger, depression, addictions, physical pain and illness and general disconnection or hopelessness. Brainwave Optimization® restores the brain to its natural high-functioning state through a safe, non-invasive process that requires no medication and is extremely quick and effective.

What We Do  

Combining the latest advances in neuroscience, neuroplasticity, computer technology, mathematics and physics, Brain State Technologies® offers a neuro-technology that helps people of all ages and conditions to overcome cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges, and enhance overall performance and well-being.

A typical series of sessions takes place over the course of about one week, beginning with a non-invasive assessment that identifies brain pattern disturbances, typically a result of an earlier emotional or physical trauma. The result is a Brainwave Assessment that identifies opportunities to re-balance brain patterns. Based on the individual’s assessment, protocols are identified (from a bank of more than 900 protocols) that will re-calibrate brainwave functioning. The client relaxes in an anti-gravity chair, listening to pleasant sounds delivered via earphones. The sounds are the result of the client’s own brainwave energy converted to musical notes. Through the Brainwave Assessment, the client is able to “see” their own brain functioning, and view the results after the brain patterns have been balanced and harmonized.

Who We Serve

Brainwave Optimization was first used in 2000 by Lee Gerdes to reduce his own symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, suffered after he was assaulted by four youths, one wielding a baseball bat. Today, more than 60,000 people (from age 1 ½ to 100) have experienced Brainwave Optimization®, most of which had existing challenges, including sleep disorders; anxiety, stress and depression; post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions; learning challenges; eating disorders, physical illnesses and brain injuries.

Our Results

Extensive data for each client is maintained in order to monitor results. Brain State Technologies has the largest relational database of brainwave activity in the world. By understanding brainwave patterns across various populations and conditions, our research team is able to constantly make new discoveries that improve the quality of life for many. With more than 60,000 clients, we find that almost all clients meet or exceed their stated goals. Most report that they are sleeping soundly after only a few sessions and many who have battled depression, anxiety or addictions tell us that they are waking up each day with a measure of happiness previously unimagined.


Our world headquarters offices are based in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Scottsdale Airpark. The Scottsdale campus includes a technology research and development center, a database management center, an education center and a client service center. Twenty-five full-time employees are located at the Scottsdale office.

Affiliate Operations

Brain State Technologies operates an international network of providers with 200 centers in 20 countries, with new providers being added every month. Currently, there are 115 centers in the United States; 22 in Canada; and others in South Africa, United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Greece, Japan, and Australia. License holders receive all hardware, software, furnishing and forms required to launch an operation and are authorized to use the proprietary Brainwave Optimization software at their location or via a mobile unit. They remain connected to Brain State Technologies through integration with the client database and through daily software updates.

Almost 300 individuals have received certification as Brainwave Technologists through our Education Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Brainwave Optimization inventor Lee Gerdes is the founder and Chief Executive Officer. Peter J. Gerdes is Chief Information Officer and Acting Chief Operations Officer.  Sung Lee, M.D., M.Sc., M.Phil., is Research Coordinator. The company was founded in 2001.

Download Fact Sheet