Help with sadness

  • 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 could see light returning to his vacant eyes


    My son was suffering so much.  Every day I wondered if this would be the day that it just all fell apart.  He had terrible depression and nothing I, or anyone else who loved or cared about him, could help him.   I had to bribe him to go, but, thankfully, he did go.  

    The technologists were so patient and gentle with him.  After the first two sessions, I noticed a difference.  He didn’t but I could see light returning to his vacant eyes.  When the intensive was over, I felt that I had my son back.  He is no longer plagued with thoughts of self-destruction.  He can go out in public without having panic attacks.  He actually has a job he likes and laughs daily.  He actually laughs!  He had so many black days but now his days are light filled and he is enjoying his life.  I am so grateful.  His whole family is.  Thank you!

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    Brain State Technologies  - Scottsdale, Arizona

  • I am Free and I will always be grateful


    For years I had suffered with depression which I tried to hide by acting overly happy, but there was a deep despair I could not shake.  I tried therapy, medication, changed my diet, exercised a lot, prayed daily, listened to meditation/inspirational tapes and the list goes on and on.

    After the first day of sessions with Brainwave Optimization, I stopped taking my medication. At the end of my intensive, I felt a huge weight had lifted from my spirit and I was no longer depressed.  I am “Free” and I will always be grateful.

    Optimized by: Roland Morion
    Brain Synergy Training, Inc - West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • I have the strength to be happy and at peace within myself


    I had come to a place once again where my mind seemed to be in a funk. I felt no joy, no peace, just a constant feeling of being overwhelmed by every part of my life. I had been here before again and again. Each time, I would try to weather it out. I have spent time talking to counselors, therapists and doctors. Friends and family have always been the most helpful. This time I reached out again to family for help. My step dad, Dennis, had read about Brain Synergy Training, Inc. and generously offered to take me to see Roland Marion.  I will be forever grateful to Dennis for this. I had no idea what to expect, but knew that I must try to do something to end these waves of sadness that overcame my life.

    The process to help balance my brain patterns was relaxing and I was able to find the strength to deal with thoughts and feelings in ways I had never dreamed possible. I learned that my brain had developed a pattern at some point that was unhealthy for me. I was always dealing with stress in a flight, survival mode. And the more time I spent there, the harder it was to get away from it.  Within the first two sessions with, I began to feel better. My thoughts were clearer; I noticed things I hadn’t for quite some time. People around me commented that I even looked different and that I sounded more like my old self on the phone.  I am not sure exactly how I was able to do this, but I was able to let go of some very difficult feelings during my sessions.  In doing that I was able to replace them with strength to keep going.

    The wonderful thing about the brain being in balance is that I know now that I have the strength to be happy and at peace within myself. Anti depressants are short terms fixes and only leave you with side effects. The fact is that unless you have the tools to fix yourself, you never really get there. I am very grateful for having had this opportunity to change. I know that it will not happen instantly but I feel positive that I will be at peace with myself. Every day I think about all the possibilities out there, and am now planning for some really great things to happen.  We live in a world with a lot of information and it can be overwhelming. Having the tools to process it, hold on to the positive and let go of the negative gives you strength to do absolutely anything.
    Thank you Roland for showing me how to be the best I could ever be. I will get there, you just wait and see.

    Optimized by: Roland Morion
    Brain Synergy Training, Inc - West Vancouver, British Columbia, 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 cannot believe the difference


    Just wanted to let you know how things are going with me. I felt the true test of NeuroBalance for me would be to see how I coped while living in my life and not on holiday in CT. And I cannot believe the difference. I am able to do the basic things I could not do before I came to you:

    • Make kids sandwiches
    • Get up before 10am
    • Fetch kids from school
    • Do shopping
    • Look for a job
    • Not burst into tears during a job interview
    • No longer suicidal
    • And I am being honest with people and telling them what I think, which I never do
    • And I could go on and on..........

    I am also now on only 3 tablets for my depression and not the 9 I was on before, I am planning on steadily phasing out my meds to see if I cope without them.
    Anyway will let you know how it continues to go with me and all I can say to you is “Good Job.

    Optimized by: Rory & Pennny Park-Ross
    Neurobalance - Cape Town, South Africa

  • Thanks for saving my life

    R.P., 23

    This is what I experienced, and the changes.

    Loneliness, feelings of not belonging, even when I sit with a group. Looking at them as if they are strangers. I used to feel like I’m standing in a room full of people, screaming as loud as I can, but no-one even looks up.

    Now I’m more comfortable with myself. I enjoy being with my friends. Now if I’m with my friends I’m more “awake” to notice when they upset me and I tell them that it’s not on. So I realize and recognize when I’m upset, irritated, or tired.

    I finally sleep at night, YAY. I’ve got more energy to do so much more. I concentrate better. I’m all and all a HAPPY person for the first time in years.

    My great change has got 3 more people to do the training and hopefully a fourth.

    I realize the sessions won’t change what happened in my past, but I do cope better in life, with having faced, dealt and sorted through things in my life.

    Yes, when I get upset, I still shake and cry, but when it happens I go for a walk and 5 minutes later I’m calm and ready to enjoy life.

    Thank you so much for helping me, you cannot believe how much you’ve helped me. Thanks for saving my life. Thanks for making me see some light again.

    Optimized by:
    Brain State Technologies  - Scottsdale, Arizona

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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