Help with General Health

  • It gave me a sense of direction in my life I never had before.

    Five days before this client came to us at NeurVana, he was arrested and charged with destruction of private property and assault. He was released under his father’s care and two days after that he exploded again, this time resulting in new charges (assault, threats, and resisting arrest). He spent his 18th birthday in jail. Working with his father and the courts, he was given a conditional release to attend NeurVana’s residential program. Prior to these incidents, the client used substances daily (primarily marijuana) and had great anger, rage, uncontrollable behavior, poor memory, lack of focus and concentration, and learning challenges. 

    David Kenney, M.Ed.
    Executive Director
    NeurVana Recovery and Wellness

    Here is his testimonial:

    While in the NeurVana program I took part in many Brainwave Optimization sessions as well as group therapy talks and a number of one on one life coaching events. I believe in this program and the amazing people who run it one hundred percent. It has helped me in ways I could not imagine possible.

    I will start with how I no longer feel like I cannot control or manage my anger. I would no longer consider myself an angry person. I have been taught many valuable lessons and strategies to help me deal with stress and anger in appropriate manners when these feelings do arise. I feel that I am more conscious of my thoughts and other people’s feelings. I no longer act on my impulses and it is as if there is a pause between my thinking and my action that will follow. I can accurately weigh and make decisions based on my surroundings and I do not let myself get carried away in the moment. I can stop and think before I act and determine if what I am doing or saying or about to do or say is a good idea. In short for the first time in my life it is as though I am truly in control of what I do and where I go and it is an amazing feeling. I have self control and discipline and I respect myself and all those around me.

    I am eager to apply myself in all aspects of life and become an active part of the community. Also I am extremely proud to say that thanks to the program I have rid myself of all unhealthy habits such as smoking. I am happy to say that I am currently and looking forward to living a substance and toxin free lifestyle, as I look and feel healthier than ever before. I feel that no other program could have better prepared me for the life changes I have made, and going to continue to make. I am a healthy young man who loves himself and his community and I only wish to move forward with my life in a positive, productive direction from this point on.

    Some other areas of improvement thanks to the NeurVana program are as listed:

    • I no longer struggle to manage my anger and my emotions. I am a positive influence on everyone around me.
    • I rediscovered my artistic talents and love for drawing.
    • My right eye no longer wanders.
    • I found a deep love of cooking and creating magnificent food in the kitchen with Scott, the chef at NeurVana.
    • My speech has improved.
    • My computing and math skills have improved drastically.
    • Hand eye coordination has noticeably improved in sports and all forms of activity.
    • Physical fitness and strength have improved.
    • Both long term and short term memory improved amazingly.
    • Attention and capacity to learn is noticeably greater.
    • My vision has also improved.

    All these improvements and more are directly in result to the Brainwave Optimization technology. It is such an amazing and revolutionary science that I felt I had to share some of these interesting improvements that I have noticed and continue to notice every day. From my personal experience I believe everyone could benefit from this treatment.

    The greatest thing NeurVana did for me was it gave me a sense of direction in my life I never had before. This program made me realize my full potential and that it is not too late for me. I feel like I see the world in a different way now- the way it should be seen. I am entirely focused on my own life, and there is no room for things that do not serve me anymore. It is as if I am awake and I can really be productive with my time and that’s all I want to do, is succeed.

    The way I feel being home now it is almost unbelievable to me that I could have gone so far astray from these morals and ideals which I always had in me. I have deep and sincere remorse for my actions but they are behind me in the past, and now I can only go forward from here. That is what I have been doing and I will continue to do so.

    NeurVana was, literally speaking, a life changing experience for me. Thanks to Dave and Susan Kenney, the wonderful staff at NeurVana, and the Brainwave Optimization technology I am on the path to success.

    Throughout the entire course of my recovery I felt amazingly productive and learned many organizational skills that I have been applying to my life now here at home. The fact that I have written this letter is another reminder to me of the amount of progress I have made in such a short time. Every day at NeurVana Ifelt like I was a part of something truly effective. I have the highest expectations of myself. I look forward to the rest of my life, living the way I deserve, with a positive outlook and a balanced brain.

    Thank you.

    Optimized by:
    NeurVana Recovery and Wellness

  • Brainwave Optimization helped to reduce movement disorder symptoms

    Female - 62 years old
    Issue: Tardive Dyskinesia (Movement Disorder)

    Tardive dyskinesia – often called TD—is a movement disorder caused by antipsychotic drugs that can impair any muscle functions that are partially or wholly under voluntary control, such as the face, eyes, tongue, neck, back, abdomen, extremities, diaphragm and respiration, swallowing reflex, and vocal cords and voice control.

    In my case, it started about a year ago and resulted in involuntary movement of my tongue, sometimes to the point of affecting my speech. It is maddening.   After I stopped taking the antipsychotic, it actually got worse.  I did a lot of research and learned that it is usually irreversible and permanent.  Needless to say, this finding is devastating.  In an attempt to cure this disorder, I tried various treatments, including vitamins and supplements, acupuncture, cranio-sacral massage, and prescription drugs.  I kept hoping it would “go away”.   When I discovered Brainwave Optimization, which I decided to take for insomnia.  I asked my provider, Mary McPherson, if it would help with TD.  She said she wasn’t familiar with that as a result, but we tried it anyway.

    I’m thrilled to be able report that I have achieved about an 80% reduction in the TD symptoms as a result of my first intensive of Brainwave Optimization.  There are days I’m not aware of it at all.  I’m hoping the remainder of it will eventually resolve. Given the pessimistic outcome for this condition, I find this result a miracle.

    Optimized by:
    Awoken Life Brain Optimization - San Juan Capistrano, California

  • I am excited of the possibilities of BST


    When I was introduced the idea of Brain State Technologies, I knew it had to be good. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was certainly eager to be a participant.

    I have had episodes of depression, off and on, most of my life until the last few years. Working with great souls and other mentors have led to a much happier and organic ‘me’.

    I had arranged a session to try the BST after I returned from a scheduled work engagement, which ended up being more than expected. I returned tired, dehydrated and jet lagged... I almost cancelled our session. I am certainly glad I didn’t.

    Even though the session was just a ‘taste’ of what BST is, I immediately felt the difference. I left feeling peaceful and fully present, much like a long meditation.

    I am excited of the possibilities of BST and what it can do for the many souls out there.

    Optimized by:
    Brain State Technologies  - Scottsdale, Arizona

  • I was given flowers and I finally smelled them


    As a performer, I receive flowers after shows; but never before have I smelled them. On Saturday evening following a show, I was given flowers and I finally smelled them. The next day, my family BBQ’d some ribs, they were the tastiest ribs ever now that my smell is coming back. I’m only in the middle of my sessions too and my headaches have seemed to subside.

    Optimized by:
    Brain State Technologies  - Scottsdale, Arizona

  • He began to come back into this reality

    D.B., 77

    D. came to me for Brainwave Optimization with his wife and son who also did sessions. D. is 77 years old and during the assessment and the intake, his mental function was in the 10% to 20% range. He had great difficulty speaking in coherent sentences, was easily distracted, had very poor working memory and was often spaced out as if in another dimension.
    During a period of stress in 1982, a physician prescribed Halcyon. He became dependent on the Halycon. When he quit using the drug he experienced depression and anxiety. He ended up trying 34 different drugs. Eventually he settled on Mellaril for the anxiety, which he took until this year. In 1995 he began to have shaking in the right hand which can be a side effect of Mellaril.
    In 2000 D. had a significant financial reversal. In 2002 Parkinson’s symptoms surfaced and he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
    In 2006 and 2007 D. had multiple surgeries and a broken femur. He lost 50 pounds. D. has been through hell in the last few years and his brain has experienced very intense assault from the combination of pain killers, surgeries, financial reversal, and a great deal of stress.
    Here is the miraculous part . On the afternoon of the 8th extended session, D. began to come back into this reality. He began to talk in complete sentences with good coherence. He was able to maintain a train of thought. He was able to access his memory and was fully present.
    If you have seen the movie Awakenings with Robert De Niro and Robin Williams, the character played by De Niro was in a walking coma and became completely normal overnight because of the use of L-Dopa, which produced more Dopamine in his Brain. It was almost that dramatic.

    The next day, in the morning, he was not fully functional. In the afternoon he was back. The next morning he was back and stayed back most of the time from that point on. We did two extended sessions per day  for a total of 19 sessions. At the end he was operating between 60% to 80% of normal mental function.

    His wife and son reported that his function would come and go but he was mostly quite functional. He would at times write down lists of phone numbers from the white pages or talk in an incoherent manner. But he was present in this reality most of the time. He drew me a picture of a bird that he saw in a magazine in the office waiting room. It was very life like and his talent was evident.  D. is an artist who has done fine work in the past but not in some time.

    Optimized by: Sam Holt
    Brain Balance Technologies - Asheville, North Carolina

  • My sister would still be lying in a coma if it wasn’t for Lee

    M., 43
    Writer & Mother

    I would just like to write a few words about what has transpired and how incredible the technology is that every one in our local affiliate office holds in their hands.  Five weeks ago I was told by neurologists that my sister would most likely be a vegetable, paralyzed, unable to talk, and unable to recognize any family members.  They said that she would be strapped to a wheel chair for the rest of her life.  They explained that the hemorrhaging that she experienced in her brain had been so severe, that even if she did live, there was no way her brain could recover from the insult of the injury.  They told me that her type of injury was far worse than a direct hit to the head, i.e. a car accident, or the like.  
    Even just two weeks ago in a meeting with the hospital staff they asked my family to question how long we would consider letting my sister live in the condition that she was living.  They truly did not believe any chance of recovery was possible.  
    This whole episode happened to my sister just four days after I returned from my February sessions in Scottsdale.  I sent Lee an email about her brain hemorrhage and subsequent brain surgery, and he told me to contact him when she got out of ICU and that he would assist me.  
    With Lee’s encouragement that this could possibly help my sister, when the medical community had absolutely nothing to offer, I decided to give it a chance.  It was not easy working on my sister while she lies in a coma in a hospital bed, especially as the doctors rolled their eyes at me, but because Lee had an amazing ability to hold the space for me, to give me hope that there was a chance, and believe me, he did not try to sell me the moon, together we worked through the assessment and protocols process over the last five weeks.

    So today I’m up in Seattle with my sister, and she is talking, she recognizes her family members, she appears to have control over all of her limbs. She sat up on the side of the bed for 15 seconds today without assistance, and she can move her head. On Mother’s Day she saw her twins, asked how much they weighed, and asked about a birth mark on one of her babies.  
    I have had numerous staff come up to me and tell me they know this was a result of the Brainwave Optimization.  Many have told me that they will be leaving their field as nurses or technicians to do this work.  They are so thrilled.  
    So, I know I could go on and on about the last 2 1/2 months. But I wanted to recognize Lee for his exceptional vision, courage, commitment, for his true belief in infinite possibilities, for all the time he has given me during a very busy time for him in his business, his confidence, his caring, his insatiable drive to help others, and for the creation of this technology.  My sister would still be lying in a coma if it wasn’t for Lee, and now three little children will soon have their mother home.  Thank you seems so moot. With love and gratitude.

    Optimized by: Ann Vogel
    Brain Balancing International - San Mateo, California

  • My personal experience with Brainwave Optimization has changed the course of my life


    I have been diagnosed with Thalestemia and MS and during the course of the past 4 years my condition has worsened. I was asked to come to Los Angeles and give Brainwave Optimization an opportunity to see if it could help me and my condition.  Truly after 20 sessions and the amazement of learning about my own brain capacity, I believe it is a great accomplishment to where I am today.  

    The significance of what has changed in my life and the quality of life that I have been given is a gift.  My memory has improved my stamina and the will to make changes in my life.  My headaches that I have had since I was 3 years old are almost gone.  My personal experience with Brainwave Optimization has changed the course of my life, and I hope this will open the doors to changes in the rest of the world.

    Optimized by:
    Brain State Technologies  - Scottsdale, Arizona

  • I have a wonderful sense of balance and focus

    R.G., 57

    The personal change that has occurred is close to a miracle in regards to my blood pressure. I have dropped 2 sets of the medications and 4 different visits to the doctor have produced the following results: 130/80,  130/80,  128/80, and 120/80. My knee had made more improvement since my sessions. Upon my arrival it was a 1 out of 10. It is now a 6 out of 10 and is without continual pain like I had experienced over the last 4 years.  My feet, which were a 1 out of 10 and had virtually no feeling, are a 4.5 out of 10 and are very much alive.

    I have a wonderful sense of balance and focus beyond what I had ever hoped for. My business is in an upwards climb and allowing for the fact that I was in the top 1% for 23 years this is also remarkable.

    As far as my son goes, both his mother and myself see massive changes in a very positive manner and in many aspects of his life.  Trust his mother and myself in saying we are super pleased. Look forward to coming back down for another session next year around the same time. To all the Brain State family, we send all our love and best wishes until we meet again.

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    Brain State Technologies  - Scottsdale, Arizona

  • I hit the bottom of my life

    D.B., 35

    On January 2007 I hit the bottom of my life. After 12 years of drinking and running my own business I just felt I didn’t have any power to continue. I was lucky my sister sent me the BST link.

    I called Paulo on Friday and on Monday morning I was sitting in the perfect chair. I took 13 sessions during the one week I spent in Amsterdam.  After the first session my headache was gone.  My teeth clenching was also gone. I am not drinking for 6 months now.

    The benefits that I noticed were:

    • No headaches (had one for more than 3 months each day)
    • No more drinking
    • Better concentration
    • Better temper, not loosing control or become angry easily
    • Irrational fear is gone

    I’m still smoking but I feel that the urge to smoke is getting less and I’m planning to get in the chair again for more sessions soon.

    Optimized by: Paulo Buijs
    Amsterdam, Netherlands – Alpha-up

  • Now I am able to focus on each task at hand

    M.G., 49
    Military Reservist/Professional  

    My life contains all the normal stressors: bills, house projects, work, spouse, child, family obligations, etc. In addition, I am also an active military reservist and an Iraqi veteran. I have been in the military since 1988, serving on both active duty and reserves. Since returning from Iraq in April 2004, I have been extremely  stressed, hyper-vigilant, anxious and easily set-off into explosive anger. My newfound emotions left my family unhappy, my friends confused, and work questioning my sanity.

    Within the last few months, I knew I was getting closer and closer to a complete stress/anxiety induced breakdown, or explosion, it’s hard to say which way it would go. Work also noticed my increased level of stress and anger, scaring some and causing concern among others.  My mind was in a constant cycle of thoughts coming and going, impossible to sort, categorize or control. It seemed like a hundred little men were all trying to gain my attention by shoving ideas, concepts or tasks to the front of my mind at the same time. Each little man wanted my complete focus, and as the little man gained my focus, another little man would shove him aside, restarting the cycle.

    Now, I am able to focus on each task at hand, and the hundred little men have been replaced by one little man, who only gives me one task at a time. I find I am able to focus clearly, my anger has subsided, and I haven’t verbally attacked anyone. My flashbacks and hyper-vigilance have been reduced to a manageable level. I have stopped drinking massive amounts of coffee every morning replacing it with tea. Although this may seem minor to some, I haven’t missed my morning cup of coffee in years. To stop drinking coffee, simply by choice, seemed impossible prior to “Brainwave Optimization”. I have also reduced or eliminated my nightly alcohol intake. Again, this alcohol reduction is based on my choice, not my past need to slow down the little men in my head or a desire to ward off anxiety induced insomnia.

    Additionally, and perhaps most important, I can focus on my wife and son while we are together. Our family time is not shared with work, Iraq, or that deep, dark place that we don’t want revealed to those we love.

    I truly believe Brainwave Optimization and The Warrior Transition Project have given me back my life.

    Optimized by:
    Brain State Technologies  - Scottsdale, Arizona