Blog Post April 2012
From Lee Gerdes,
CEO and founder of Brain State Technologies
Two men arrested early Easter Sunday just north of Tulsa, Oklahoma, were charged Monday with a shooting spree that left three black males dead and two wounded.
The shooting wasn't a kneejerk reaction to a provocative situation. As a local pastor, Rev Warren Blakney, told CNN, "For a white male to come that deep into that area and to start indiscriminately shooting, that lends itself for many to believe that it probably was a hate crime."
The gunning down of these bystanders is only the latest in a rash of mass shootings in recent weeks in the United States, which now seem to be occurring on a regular basis. Such killings—whether committed in drive-by attacks, in restaurants, or in schools—have become so commonplace of late that they barely make news anymore.
Last week in El Cajon, California—a city that's home to some 30,000 Iraqi refugees—a 32-year-old mother of five from Iraq was killed. This too may have been a hate crime, in this case directed at a woman wearing a headscarf. Or it may have been the result of domestic violence. Between 2,000 and 4,000 women die in the U.S. every year from domestic violence.
We seem to be living in a time when even the most civilized nations on the planet are experiencing an escalation of outright hatred and cruelty.
On Easter Sunday evening, the BBC in Britain broadcast a program that investigated the crime of "badger bating." Killing badgers for sheer pleasure is a barbaric pastime, banned in 1835, that's again occurring in the hundreds today. So much so that the British police have mounted a nationwide campaign against the practice.
The badgers, once rooted out of their burrows by smaller dogs, are then savaged by larger dogs, while the owners of the dogs stand around betting and laughing. Because badgers are powerful animals, the dogs themselves suffer greatly in the attacks and, when found, have to be taken into care by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Those who carry out these acts of cruelty readily admit they do so because it makes them feel good. As one woman commented, they find it "relaxing" to watch such suffering at the end of a working day. It's a form of "entertainment."
What's happening inside a human being when violence is committed wantonly for thrills? What drives such cruelty?
In my book, Limitless You—The Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced Brain, I describe how, when people become violent or are cruel, we are seeing the result of a brain imbalance. The autonomic nervous system is "stuck" as if the person was pressing on the brake pedal, and the "thrill" of killing or committing an act of cruelty is the brain's way of gunning the accelerator so that the person can feel something other than their numb state.
It may seem surprising that emotional numbness is what leads to such cruelty. But when you understand that the normal state of the human brain when it's balanced and in harmony is one of kindness, caring, and compassion, you realize that people who are vicious have simply lost touch with their true being—the state of balance in which the brain functions on an even keel.
Working with people with a tendency to violence, especially in a prison environment, we at Brain State Technologies® have been privileged to watch the calmness, cooperativeness, and concern for others that returns to a person's life once the brain is balanced and harmonized. We've witnessed this in the lives of even seriously violent individuals in the prison system.
If you have any tendency to cruelty—if you feel any kind of thrill at seeing another person or animal suffer—Brainwave Optimization is a powerful antidote, enabling you to feel the full range of feelings that a human is meant to experience.
To feel in a fully integrated manner, after years of being shut down, so enriches your everyday experience of life that you have no need of either sadistic or masochistic behavior in your life any longer.
When you experience the balancing and harmonizing of your brain's hemispheres and lobes, you almost may not be aware of the subtle changes at first, in terms of becoming a more peaceful and loving individual. They can be gradual in many cases as they transform you without your really realizing how different you have become. Ask your friends and family if you have changed, however, and they will not likely view it as subtle at all.
The reason you may not fully experience the shift yourself is that these changes are intrinsic to who you are. You just find yourself automatically handling situations more calmly and wanting to reach out to others in a caring manner. And that is why it's those close to you who notice the differences before you do.
In other words, Brainwave Optimization isn't something extrinsic to you. It's not at all like a behavioral change that's being impressed on you.
Rather, it's quite simply you becoming more truly you, which is a gentle process that occurs in many cases over a period of weeks and even months after you complete Brainwave Optimization™ sessions.
The more "you" that you become as your brain functions in the magnificent manner for which it was designed, the less do you want to harm either yourself or other people—and the more you realize just how many in even the most civilized of our world's societies unnecessarily endure a life that's really quite miserable, the result of an unbalanced brain state either in themselves or in someone close to them.
hether you are a solo-preneur or a seasoned business professional, you have a vision to help people and create a better world for yourself and others.
During this new webinar, Lee Gerdes, Founder and CEO of Brain State Technologies, will provide an introduction to Brainwave Optimization and discuss how you can start helping people using our cutting-edge technology. The presentation will focus on the licensing opportunity, and how you can achieve your personal and career goals.
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Article and video originally posted at WNDU.com (April 3,2012) Click here to see article
"New treatment helping people with insomnia"
Reporter: Maureen McFadden
How did you sleep last night? If you have trouble getting enough Z's, you're not alone.
60 million Americans have insomnia and sometimes even sleeping pills don't help. Now a new experimental treatment could point the way to a good night's sleep.
45-year-old Howard Shelley couldn't sleep more than three hours a night.
Howard Shelley, Suffered from insomnia, describes the sleeping problems he had, "I wouldn't sleep that soundly, I would wake up."
Up to 50-percent of Americans like Howard report insomnia on a weekly basis. Now a new therapy could help.
Howard participated in the first clinical research study using brainwave optimization- essentially using your own brain waves to balance brain function, to improve sleep.
Charles Tegeler, MD, Neurologist, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, describes what the process is like, "It's kind of like pushing the reset button in that you get back to a balanced level to start with."
Doctor Charles Tegeler says insomnia can be caused by stress or trauma that throws off the brain's natural rhythms and balance.
Here's how it works is, sensors attach to the scalp and connect to a brain-mapping computer that detects brain waves. The brain waves are then broken down into frequencies and evaluated. Dominant frequencies are then assigned a musical tone and played back to the patient through ear phones.
Shelley describes what he sees the process, "It's kind of consonant, kind of dissonant, strangely ethereal."
As the brain listens to the sounds, changes can occur in the neural network.
Shelley explains how it helped him, "It works. After the third session, I got a great night's sleep. After that, little by little, the insomnia kind of went away. I'm sleeping great now."
All thanks to the sounds of his own brain.
Brain wave optimization is available as a biofeedback technique, but formal research studies are just emerging. The treatment has been shown to be safe and painless in early research trials for insomnia.
A clinical trial for brainwave optimization in migraines is also underway, with additional studies planned for people with concussions.
BRAIN WAVES BEAT INSOMNIA!
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that affects millions of individuals worldwide. Research has linked insomnia to high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, diabetes and other medical issues. Not only does insomnia cause sleepiness during the day, it has been linked to deeper problems such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, diabetes and other ailments. Insomnia can fluctuate throughout one's life and can be somewhat difficult to diagnose due to the variations of the disorder. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has developed 11 variations of insomnia. (Source: www.webmd.com, www.health.com)
DO YOU HAVE INSOMNIA? Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. Insomnia can be caused by many different factors including anxiety, medications, stress, caffeine, overeating before bedtime or a change in one's life. Many people are unaware that they are suffering from insomnia, but there are a few common symptoms:
* Difficulty falling asleep
* Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
* Waking up too early in the morning
* Feeling tired upon waking
TYPES OF INSOMNIA: There are two classifications of insomnia: primary insomnia and secondary insomnia.
* Primary insomnia occurs when a person is having sleep problems that are not directly related to any other health condition or problem.
* Secondary insomnia occurs when a person is having sleep problems because of something else, such as asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer or heartburn. (Source: www.webmd.com)
INSOMNIA TREATMENT: Brainwave optimization is a non-invasive treatment that helps the brain balance itself for optimal performance. The therapy is still considered experimental for the treatment of insomnia but there are treatment facilities offering the therapy for other disorders. Reports show that many patients meet the treatment expectations or exceed them. (Source: brainstatetech.com, www.brainpeace.ca, www.insomnialand.com)
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