Help with anxiousness

  • 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

  • Had I known I was going to have this extreme level of success with the sessions, I would have done this long ago

    A. S.

    Since as long as I can remember, I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety.  I’m 35 and I first realized something wasn’t right in my early teens.  That’s when I went to seek help.  I have been on MANY different meds and tried alternative therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic, natural medicine, talk therapy, and energy balancing, all with little or no benefit.  If there was a benefit, it was always short term and nothing would stick.  I’ve seen many different doctors, therapists, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals over the course of 25 years, but my condition progressively worsened.

    Depression has affected all aspects of my life….my family, friends, jobs, activities and happiness.  I always felt like a failure, and that I let everyone down.  My father took his own life when I was 5.  I think I put my 5 year old self into a box then and locked it away.  Seclusion always seemed like the best solution….for me, and for everyone around me.

    I’ve lost many good paying jobs due to not being able to function as a normal person could.  In March of 2012, I lost my last job.  It was a shock.  I was hurt and started spiraling downward until I hit rock bottom.  I didn’t want to exist.  I have 2 beautiful kids, and didn’t want to put them through what I had endured as a child.  If I didn’t have those kids, things may have been different.

    I heard about Brain Matters and Brainwave Optimization on the radio.  For 6 months I told myself that I wanted to look into it.  It wasn’t until I hit rock bottom that I finally called Brenda.  That one call saved me.  Brenda immediately had me in for an assessment.  She fully discussed the process and what I could expect.  It definitely sounded too good to be true, but I asked to be booked for sessions.  I was desperate to feel better, even a little.

    Sessions began a few days after the assessment review.  I was able to do 2 sessions per day over the course of 2 weeks.  After my 4th session, I felt like I was on top of the world, but felt like I was slipping back during the next 2 days.  Brenda assured me that I got a taste of what I could feel like after the end of the full intensive, and we continued on. 

    During my sessions, my quality of sleep greatly improved.  My racing thoughts subsided.  I was very happy with how I was beginning to feel.  When my sessions were complete I felt like a new person.  I was calm.  I was able to control my anxiety.  My brain wasn’t cloudy.  I was happy.  I was content.  I had no idea I was going to feel that good following the sessions!

    Three months later, I am still calm.  I’m able to control my thoughts and have started to come off my meds.  Mostly, I’ve NEVER felt happier.  I appreciate things more, I “feel” more. I’m not emotionless, nor am I living day to day in a fog of misery and despair.  My relationship with my wife has never been better.  My kids don’t walk on eggshells around me anymore, and they have their dad back.  Family and friends have noticed a HUGE difference in my personality, my ambition, and how I deal with stress and daily life.  I have noticed a HUGE difference in my energy.  I can accomplish more in a day that I could previously do in a month!  I’m on the ball.  I’m not constantly groggy or sleepy.  I have a memory.  My mind feels as if it has opened up from being closed and locked.  I’m able to be creative, I’m motivated, and I can learn & retain information.

    I’ve started a new job, and things couldn’t be going better.  Things which would previously be stumbling blocks are now only bumps in the road.  I have more patience now than I know what to do with. I was always so impatient before Brainwave Optimization.

    Had I known I was going to have this extreme level of success with the sessions, I would have done this long ago.  I feel I wasted so much of my life being miserable and unhappy.  I can’t put a price on how good I feel now.  Honestly, my newfound happiness is better than winning the lottery!

    Thanks Brenda!

    Optimized by: Brenda Sharp
    Brain Matters - St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

  • I feel like I’m 20-years-old again

    E.G., 44
    Professional Fitness Athlete, Model, & Makeup Artist

    My name is E. G., I am 44 years old and I am a professional fitness athlete, model, and makeup artist.  I have suffered from depression most of my life and really have known no other way to live or to feel.  As a child, I was raised in a very suppressed, controlling environment where it was not necessary to have feelings or to own an opinion.  Consequently, I shut off all the switches and dared not make a decision or take responsibility for my life.  In my 30’s the depression worsened and there was not a day I would wake up without feeling anxiety and wondering why I would have to get out of bed and face life... all I felt was hopelessness and desperation.  

    One day a friend who was familiar with Geoff and Skip from the Brain Training Centers of Florida, and knew how badly I suffered from depression and anxiety, called me up and asked me how I felt on a scale of 1-10.  I was sitting at about a 3, not good. I ended up going to Brain Training Center of Florida for 8 days and took in 20 sessions in that time period.  During the assessment before my sessions began, they told me how I was feeling (depressed, anxious, fearful, paranoid) without me telling them what I was feeling.  They also explained that there was no reason for me to feel this way other than my brain chemistry was altered since childhood in order to cope with the environment in which I was raised.  They said they could help me by building new neuro pathways in my brain.

    I remember feeling different on the 3rd day waking up with no anxiety in the pit of my stomach for the first time in I don’t know how long; this was a strange feeling for me to feel nothing (no anxiety) in my stomach, and to actually feel like getting out of bed in the morning.  Upon finishing the 20 sessions, I went back home to Las Vegas and allowed for the 10 days to settle things in my brain.  I can honestly say that I truly started LIVING from that point forward.  I remember saying “so THIS is what it feels like to LIVE??”.  The desperation and hopelessness was gone, no more anxiety or fear of everything.  The calmness that came over me to deal with life’s situations and the sense of worthiness and entitlement to go and achieve anything that I wanted to in this life.  I have not suffered from depression since then and almost a year later, my life has only begun.  I feel like I’m 20 years old again!  Look out world!!!  Here I come!!

    Optimized by: Geoff Cole & Skip Flynn
    Brain Training Centers of Floirda - Mami, Florida

  • I highly recommend trying this method


    I have suffered with depression, anxiety and bouts of insomnia for over a decade.  I have sought the help of numerous medical professional throughout the years which began my education with pharmaceuticals.  I have taken Zoloft, Welbutrin, Lyrica, Geodon, Seroquoel, Klonopin, Lunesta, Ambien, and Depakote.  All proving ineffective and at times rendering me feeling completely drug induced.  I found myself “functioning” but not truly “living.” Distressed and frustrated with the entire process, I decided to stop all medications and see how I would do.  Obviously, it didn’t take long for the depression to set in along with the sleepless nights.  So I began taking a low dose of  Welbutrin for the depression and Klonopin to sleep.  Once again I was back on medication and still not feeling the way I thought I should be.  I was still experience severe bouts of sadness, this time they were truly interfering with my ability to be a wife and mother.

    Luckily, I became aware of NeuroTechnologies.  At this point I was willing to listen to any alternative that would help me regain control of my life again that didn’t involve further medications.  The mechanics behind NeuroTechnologies intrigued me!  To actually be able to see what was going on inside my brain and be able to chart and graph my progress was an option far more appealing to me than “just take another pill and let’s see how this one works”.  There was actual science behind this method of recovery, progress that I could see as well as feel.  And feel it I did.  I signed up for 20 sessions and by my 8th I was experiencing a dramatic change in my mood and sleep.

    You know when a protocol is a success when your family comments on how much they see a change in you.  My children commented that since I began my sessions, “Mom is our old mom again; she really likes to spend time with us.  We are actually laughing and having a good time with her again!”  For me that meant the world and has proven to me that NeuroTechnologies is the answer to a prayer that I have been searching for over ten years!

    My experience with the science of NeuroTechnologies and its learned staff has been nothing less than a miracle for me!  I highly recommend trying this method. Your path to a happy, sleep filled life is only sessions away!

    Optimized by: Pete Eisel & Brian Siringo
    NeuroTechnologies of the Treasure Coast - Port St. Lucie, Florida

  • Session brought me back to myself

    Journalist & Broadcaster

    I came to Brainwave Optimization dealing with depression which had morphed into a nasty pattern of anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, and a feeling of being ‘frozen with fear’.  I came with no expectations and a healthy dose of skepticism.

    I was so pleased with the wise, professional, healing intention I received from the staff, who provided me with a great sense of being nurtured. The expert direction, focus on physical comfort, and guided meditation during my Brainwave Optimization sessions really made each session a pleasure and brought me back to myself.

    I wasn’t sure the ‘technical’ side of the sessions was doing anything, until I had a few sessions where I had physical reactions, and then emotional reactions that, as a seasoned meditator, I know would not have come so quickly without the Brainwave Optimization. I knew something was happening.

    My results? Within the week, I had feelings of ‘spaciousness’ around everything. I have not had a single anxiety attack since. What a gift! I came back to a space of knowing that spaciousness, peace and equanimity is possible, regardless of what is going on in your life.

    I highly recommend this healing modality to anyone in search of healing and reconnecting with yourself.

    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

  • 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

  • Several things that have seemed to improve

    S.A., 32

    I have had several things that have seemed to improve (some drastically).
    Things that seem to have gotten better:

    • Overall confidence
    • Fear of sharks (I am a surfer)
    • Anxiety from the dark
    • Fear of confrontation
    • Nervousness around women
    • Squash/athletic performance.

    Optimized by:
    Brain State Technologies  - Scottsdale, Arizona

  • I no longer suffer from addictions and my depression is gone


    When I arrived, I was a complete mess. My life was overrun by addiction, depression and severe anxiety. I could not focus on anything without my mind constantly racing. After 10 sessions, I am no longer struggling with sleep. I can sit and meditate without losing focus, I no longer suffer from addictions and my depression is gone. I have energy throughout the day and I am currently eating less and losing weight. Brainwave Optimization really helped me and I will continue to have sessions.

    Optimized by:
    Brain State Technologies  - Scottsdale, Arizona

  • The cravings disappeared

    P.H., 33

    Five months ago I started my treatment. After 3 days I noticed a huge difference in myself and so did everyone else. The cravings disappeared. I started feeling more in control of myself. I noticed my mind wasn’t so cloudy so I could think a lot clearer. I was calmer; my anxiety attacks were fading away. My multitasking skills came back. I was so excited about all this I have experienced I went to all my friends who did use drugs and told them all about Brainwave Optimization. I was amazed when they were using meth in front of me and I didn’t have one craving to want some. Not one anxiety attack, nothing. I’ve not felt free from addiction since I was 13 years old. This was after only 4 days of Brainwave Optimization. Amazing, huh? I don’t know about you but it takes weeks, even months, to start to progress in kicking the habit let alone to get up and be a productive person at that. It [Brainwave Optimization] is such a positive experience I think. It’s life changing, amazing and works.

    Optimized by:
    Brain State Technologies  - Scottsdale, Arizona