Mind Alive Audio Visual Entrainment

Mind Alive Audio Visual Entrainment

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As far back as the first century, the Greeks and Romans used the electric eel, a variety of the “Torpedo Fish” for electrical stimulation. The electric eel was used well into the 19th century, even after the invention of electronic stimulation devices. First century writings record placing a live torpedo fish under the feet of a person suffering from gout to ease the pain. There are also reports of placing these fish on people’s foreheads to treat headaches.

Current interest in Cranio-Electrical Stimulation (CES) was initiated by Robinovitch, who in 1914, made the first claim for electrical treatment of insomnia. In 1958, the book Electro-Sleep reflected the first serious works on CES and inspired research in Europe (including Eastern Bloc countries), as well as in South America, Asia, and finally the US. Because the CES equipment used was bulky, inconvenient, and unreliable, CES, like the electric eel, was abandoned in favor of drug therapies.

With the invention of the transistor in the 1960s, small, low-power, and reliable CES devices were developed. By 1975, several companies in the US and Europe were manufacturing CES devices for public use. During this time, research on CES was quite active, and scientific papers were published.

Most studies to date have shown CES as a reliable method to reduce anxiety and improve cognition in recovering alcoholics. Additional studies have shown CES to be an effective tool in reducing situational anxiety and improving IQ. Situational anxiety includes many things, such as seeing a dentist, writing exams, driving in busy traffic, job stress, and so on.

Research to date is incomplete on the effects of using CES at various frequencies, indicating that both low and high frequencies can be effective at improving learning and reducing anxiety and pain. Many people who used CES along with AVE, have reported deeper relaxation for prolonged periods of time. In addition to enhancing entrainment, CES increases neurotransmitter production, which are necessary for information processing, memory, energy level, and physical well-being.

Sports Performance

Do you want to improve your game? In sports, while training and physical “readiness” are key, the ability to focus under pressure is just as important. The DAVID Delight Pro can enhance your performance!

Now there is a pharmaceutical-free way to enhance your sports performance!

The DAVID Delight Pro is a portable hand-held device that provides a unique fusion of Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) and Cranio-Electro Stimulation (CES) to help you achieve peak mental and physical performance, get a better sleep, and increase energy levels.

A positive, healthy mind state can give a competitive athlete the edge needed for an outstanding performance. Thoughts of doubt, stress and concerns about failure during competition in an athlete’s mind can have a devastating effect on performance. It is because of these thoughts that athletes perform well during training and practices but buckle under the pressure of competition. Why do athletes experience this performance anxiety? Why doesn’t years of training instill the confidence and control needed to achieve excellence?

Negative thoughts not only impair athletes striving to perform their best, but they also reduce serotonin levels in the brain. A high level of serotonin is directly linked to superior job performance and leadership ability.

AVE devices can be very effective in training an athlete to learn to stay focused and control their level of arousal during sporting events. Using AVE with visualization is a good way to achieve this.

The Delight Pro features five distinct categories of sessions: Energize, Meditate, Brain Booster, Sleep and Feeling Better, with five selections for each category. It also includes five auto playing Sound Sync Sessions and five locations for you to store sessions you design with the DAVID Session Editor. Also includes popular 100 Hz CES with any session.

Our sessions have been thoroughly tested and are designed based on most current research findings to ensure you the most effective results. The sessions on the Delight Pro are supported by research studies. The Delight Pro sessions also include our proprietary randomization process, which helps encourage dissociation and enhance the entrainment process.

The Delight Pro features larger easy-to-read, easy-to-operate buttons which allow users to select a session very easily. The Delight Pro session category buttons are lit to allow the user to see them in the dark.

Academic Performance

Are you struggling and feeling stressed out with schoolwork? Would you like to improve your academic performance? The DAVID SMART can help you!

The SMART is a portable hand-held device which utilizes a cutting edge, non-invasive, drug-free approach to mental alertness. This breakthrough technology is called Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE).

The SMART integrates the principles of audio/visual brainwave stimulation to help students achieve peak mental performance, improve memory, reduce stress, get a better sleep, increase energy levels, and even combat the blues.

When the brain perceives stress, it shunts cerebral blood flow away from the cortex into the body core to prepare for fight or flight. This was an advantageous evolutionary adaptation for our ancestors, but unfortunately this is the opposite of what the present day student needs. Brain wave activity is slowed down into greater alpha and theta brain wave frequencies, similar to what is seen in those with ADD and ADHD, leaving a student more distractible, impulsive and hyperactive.

This behavior, in turn, impairs the student’s ability to study and write exams, thus increasing stress. AVE has been shown to produce dramatic increases in cerebral blood flow, efficient brain activity and sound mental health.

Many schools have initiated AVE programs for the benefit of their students and staff alike.

The SMART features five distinct categories of sessions:  Energize, Meditate, Brain Booster, Sleep and Feeling Better, with two selections for each category.

Our sessions have been thoroughly tested and are designed based on most current research findings to ensure you the most effective results.  The sessions on the SMART are supported by research articles. The SMART sessions also include our proprietary randomization process, which helps encourage dissociation and enhance the entrainment process.

The SMART features larger easy-to-read, easy-to-operate buttons which allow users to select a session very easily. The SMART session category buttons are lit to allow the user to see them in the dark.

Pain

Are you experiencing aches, pain and discomfort? Tired of taking medications and want a drug-free approach to wellness? Try Audio-Visual Entrainment instead.

The DAVID Delight is a portable hand-held device which utilizes a cutting edge, non-invasive, drug-free approach to reducing discomfort.

This breakthrough technology is called Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE). The Delight has audio-visual brainwave stimulation to help you reduce discomfort levels, get a better sleep, increase energy levels and even combat the “blues”.

Pain is a debilitating condition that impairs brain function. With pain, the brain gets stressed and shuts down serotonin production. So along with the discomfort, the inflicted also suffers from anxiety and cannot sleep. Through neuroplasticity, the brain increases its focus on the achy areas to alert the person of a problem. With increasing focus, the perceived discomfort gradually increases and may become several times more intense than the real discomfort would be.

AVE reduces aches, pain and discomfort through:

  • Generation of serotonin and endorphins. Endorphins help block the perception of pain, while serotonin increases relaxation and sense of wellbeing. Norepinephrine also increases modestly, which increases the energy and clear-headedness of the person.
  • Dissociation/meditation – While the serotonin and endorphins are doing their thing, the dissociation helps the brain to release pain circuits as the brain is in a meditative and pain-free state of mind during this time. Also, pain gates in the anterior cingulate gyrus are tuned down during dissociation/meditation.

The Delight features five distinct categories of sessions: Energize, Meditate, Brain Booster, Sleep and Feeling Better, with two selections for each category.

Our sessions have been thoroughly tested and are designed based on most current research findings to ensure you the most effective results. The sessions on the Delight are supported by research articles. The Delight sessions also include our proprietary randomization process, which helps encourage dissociation and enhance the entrainment process.

The Delight features larger easy-to-read, easy-to-operate buttons and allows users to select a session very easily. The Delight session category buttons are lit to allow the user to see them in the dark.

Anxiety

Is anxiety getting in your way of fully experiencing life? Afraid to go to the dentist, write an exam, drive in traffic or face the pressures of work? Do you often feel overly stressed? The DAVID Delight Plus can help you!

The DAVID Delight Plus is a portable hand-held device which utilizes a cutting edge, non-invasive, drug-free approach to mental alertness.

The Delight Plus uses Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) to help you reduce stress and achieve deep levels of relaxation. For example, if a trip to the dentist creates great anxiety, just run an AVE session.

When the brain perceives stress, it shunts cerebral blood flow away from the cortex, into the body core to prepare for fight or flight. This was an advantageous evolutionary adaptation for our ancestors, but unfortunately this is the opposite of what the present day person needs. Brainwave activity is slowed down into greater alpha and theta brainwave frequencies, similar to what is seen in those with ADD and ADHD, leaving a person more distractible, impulsive and hyperactive.

This behavior, in turn, impairs one’s ability to function, thus increasing stress. AVE has been shown to produce dramatic increases in cerebral blood flow, neurotransmitters, dissociative states, efficient brain activity and sound mental health.  AVE has also proven itself for inducing meditative states and treating anxiety.

The Delight Plus features five distinct categories of sessions:  Energize, Meditate, Brain Booster, Sleep and Feeling Better, with five selections for each category.  It also includes five auto playing Sound Sync Sessions and five locations for you to store sessions you design with the DAVID Session Editor.

Our sessions have been thoroughly tested and are designed based on most current research findings to ensure you the most effective results.  The sessions on the Delight Plus are supported by research articles which include Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), stress reduction, sleep problems, improved mood, mental sharpness and balance (reduced risk of falling) in seniors, and reduced worry plus improvements in concentration and memory in college students. The Delight Plus sessions also include our proprietary randomization process, which helps encourage dissociation and enhance the entrainment process.

The Delight Plus features larger easy-to-read, easy-to-operate buttons which allow users to select a session very easily. The Delight Plus session category buttons are lit to allow the user to see them in the dark.

Concussion & Brain Injury

Now there is a drug-free way to manage Concussion/Brain Injury/TBI. The DAVID Delight Pro is a portable hand-held device which utilizes a non-invasive, drug-free approach to help relieve concussion symptoms.

The DAVID Delight Pro is a portable hand-held device which utilizes a non-invasive, drug-free approach to help relieve concussion symptoms. This approach provides a unique fusion of Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) and Cranio-Electro Stimulation (CES)

Using the SMR/Beta AVE session, the DAVID Delight Pro can “jump-start” the brain from a concussion in as little as 15 minutes – where the concussed person feels an increase in mental sharpness, emotional control and improved sleep.

Falls, motor-vehicle accidents and sports injuries, which result in a diffuse axonal injury (DAI), are the most prevalent brain injuries today. However, post-injury inflammation from either actual physical injury to the head or from viral infections cause the brain to hyperpolarize and shut down the loops to the thalamus, called a Thalamo Cortical Disconnect (TCD).

Brain regions far outside the site of the injury are affected and these neurons may also be taken off-line. So, when a TCD develops from post-concussion or post-fever-inflammation, a massive signalling loop disconnects in somewhere between the thalamus and the cortex, and while the circuits are usually intact, they are operating offline. Given that the calming alpha brain waves (and also theta and delta waves during sleep) shut down, the emotional result is continuous anxiety and insomnia.

But, the TCD also serves as the “drummer” in the brain keeping everything on track and synchronized. Without this drummer, the brain signals get scattered all over the place and lose all synchronization. In addition to the scrambled timing, the brain loses about 500 billion action potentials/second which causes mental confusion. But a type of glial cell called oligodendrocyte, which myelinated the axons (wires) from the neurons, must “see” action potentials or it doesn’t know where to myelinate.

This further loss of myelination further slows down the brain and the ability to think, reason, pay attention, control emotions and solve problems. The loss of delta brain waves produces severe insomnia and with impaired insomnia, the brain loses its ability to clean out the “trash” – protein build-up from daily use. Astrocytes are the cells responsible for taking out the trash, but they can only do so when called upon, and that is done when they sense big delta brain waves during deep (stage 4) sleep. As a result, proteins build up in the brain which eventually leads to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in athletes with reported concussion and Alzheimer’s in others that don’t have a history of concussion.

Concussions seem to play out in four areas:

1) Grey matter injury – these are injuries to neurons, which result in reduced beta and alpha activity.

2) White-matter injury – these are injuries to the axons, or wires, that carry action potentials from the neurons down networks to other neurons for further processing.

3) Combined grey & white matter injuries – these are injuries to both the neurons and axons (therefore networks). Beta and alpha activity are reduced, while theta and delta brain wave activity increases.

4) Thalamocortical Disconnect – this appears to mainly be a post-inflammatory condition in which the neurons and axons don’t show much or even any damage, but they quit signalling to the thalamus. They essentially go offline. The EEG is low-voltage and there is no alpha brain wave activity.

MRIs are typically used to diagnose a concussion. But when a TCD develops from post-concussion or post-fever inflammation and the thalamocortical networks have gone offline, this cannot be seen with an MRI and it appears everything is normal. However, there can be serious impairments in brain function that are clearly obvious on an EEG. Once this TCD type of concussion is understood, its signature on EEG is very obvious.

Sleep

Are you having difficulty falling asleep? Want to feel more rested when you wake up? The DAVID Delight Pro is a drug-free way to improve onset of sleep.

The DAVID Delight Pro is a portable hand-held device which utilizes two cutting edge, non-invasive, drug-free approaches to help you sleep. The Delight Pro integrates Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) and Cranio-Electro Stimulation (CES) to help you improve the onset of sleep with five specially designed sessions: Schumann for Sleep, Meditate to Sleep, Alpha/Theta for Sleep, SMR for Sleep, and Delta.

AVE is most effective for helping people fall asleep by turning off or shutting down the mental “chatter” after a busy day. People who have difficulty falling asleep often have low levels of serotonin. AVE helps boost serotonin which converts to melatonin. AVE sessions used during the day reduce stress and anxiety, which also provides for better quality of sleep – the more relaxed your day, the more relaxed your sleep. To help you sleep even better – we suggest using blue or a blue-green blend on our multi-color eyesets.

The Delight Pro features five distinct categories of sessions:  Energize, Meditate, Brain Booster, Sleep and Feeling Better, with five selections for each category. It also includes five auto-playing Sound Sync Sessions and five locations for you to store sessions you design with the DAVID Session Editor.  Also includes a popular 100 Hz CES with any session.

Our sessions have been thoroughly tested and are designed based on most current research findings to ensure you the most effective results.  The sessions on the Delight Pro are supported by research articles which include Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), stress reduction, insomnia, improved mood, mental sharpness and balance (reduced risk of falling) in seniors, and reduced worry plus improvements in concentration and memory in college students.

The Delight Pro sessions also include our proprietary randomization process, which helps encourage dissociation and enhance the entrainment process.  Click here for Dave Siever’s research article on AVE and Sleep

 

PTSD

The DAVID Delight Pro is a portable hand-held device that provides a unique fusion of Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) and Cranio-Electro Stimulation (CES) to help you manage your PTSD symptoms.

Mind Alive Inc. manufactures a variety of devices which can assist individuals with PTSD. The most highly recommended device for PTSD patients is the DAVID Delight Pro, which includes 25 AVE Sessions PLUS the added benefits of CES technology!

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) refers to the inability to cope in the aftermath of a trauma. An individual with PTSD is someone who has experienced a trauma (such as an assault, car accident, war, or natural disaster) which has caused permanent changes to occur within the brain. Common symptoms of PTSD include brain chatter, guardedness, worry, low mood, and sleep problems, as well as memory and cognitive impairments.

Normal fear response involves the reduction of serotonin and activation of cerebral norepinephrine, and the adrenals to help prepare one for battle. But occasionally, a severe enough trauma can cause the dysfunctional and never-ending activation of the fear response, which fatigues key neurotransmitters and the adrenals. The implications of PTSD include a combination of family and societal violence, alcohol and drug abuse, brain damage, loss of wages and increased suicide ideation. No adequate drug or medical treatment of PTSD exists today. While pharmaceutical agents and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may alleviate the depression associated with PTSD, these can often drive the brain further into dysregulation, leaving the patient feeling emotionally numb and struggling with increased cognitive and social impairments.

Audio-Visual Brainwave Entrainment (AVE)  can dissociate those experiencing PTSD away from destructive distressing rumination. AVE also increases blood flow, normalizes brainwave and neurotransmitter production, calms the limbic system, restores the adrenals, and produces somatic relaxation. The subjective benefits of AVE are reduced anxiety, improved sleep, improved mood, increased energy, improved relationships with family and civilians, reduced physical problems, improved productivity and reduced dependence on medications, alcohol and recreational drugs.

The Delight Pro features five distinct categories of sessions:  Energize, Meditate, Brain Booster, Sleep and Feeling Better, with five selections for each category.  It also includes five auto-playing Sound Sync Sessions and five locations for you to store sessions you design with the DAVID Session Editor. Also includes the popular 100 Hz CES with any session.

Our sessions have been thoroughly tested and are designed based on most current research findings to ensure you the most effective results.  The sessions on the Delight Pro are supported by research studies.

The Delight Pro sessions also include our proprietary randomization process, which helps encourage dissociation and enhance the entrainment process.

Click here to see the research article by Dave Siever about PTSD and AVE.

 

SENIOR ISSUES

The Delight is a portable hand-held device which utilizes a cutting edge, non-invasive, drug-free approach to mental alertness. This breakthrough technology is called Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE). The Delight integrates the principles of AVE to help older adults achieve peak mental performance, improve memory, reduce stress, get a better sleep, increase energy levels, and even combat the “blues”.

Cognitive decline and dementia in aging adults is an ever-growing problem, not only because the numbers of older adults are expanding, but longer life increases the likelihood of loss of memory and decline in cognitive performance.
Many studies have confirmed a slowing of natural alpha activity with age. It has also been shown that an increase in overall theta activity is the best and earliest indicator of cognitive decline (Prichep, et al., 1994).

AVE has a fairly significant impact on cognitive function, and has also been shown to improve cerebral blood flow (CBF) which declines with age. The brain Booster session has been shown to boost memory, reading, language and brain wave frequency.

The Feeling Better 1 and 2 sessions are especially effective for seniors with cognitive issues, but also with added depression. These sessions apply beta frequency stimulation to the left hemisphere of the brain (via the right visual field and right auditory system) and alpha frequency to the right hemisphere of the brain (via the left visual field and left auditory system). Our research has shown that in addition to improving cognition, depression lifts and balance improves in relation with the reduced depression. This occurs within the first month. Gait also tends to improve after six weeks, once the fear of falling is reduced and confidence is restored.

The Delight features five distinct categories of sessions: Energize, Meditate, Brain Booster, Sleep and Feeling Better, with two selections for each category.
Our sessions have been thoroughly tested and are designed based on most current research findings to ensure you the most effective results. The sessions on the Delight are supported by research articles. The Delight sessions also include our proprietary randomization process, which helps encourage dissociation and enhance the entrainment process.

The Delight features larger easy-to-read, easy-to-operate buttons which allow users to select a session very easily. The Delight session category buttons are lit to allow the user to see them in the dark.

Mind Alive Inc. has been designing and manufacturing mind enhancement products for over 35 years, and has conducted extensive research in that time, continually revealing new applications for this ground-breaking technology.

Click here for Dave Siever’s research article on AVE and Seniors.

 

ADHD & ADD

The DAVID ALERT and DAVID ALERT Pro are portable hand-held devices to help you manage ADD/ADHD symptoms by settling hyperactivity, promoting relaxation, and improving mood & logical thinking. The ALERT sessions are the result of 20 years of combined expertise and research by Michael Joyce of Personal Resource Strategies and David Siever of Mind Alive Inc. The Alert Pro provides a unique fusion of Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) and Cranio-Electro Stimulation (CES).

Michael Joyce completed two studies using the DAVID systems to treat ADD/ADHD. His first study involved 30 primary school children from two schools (which was published in the Journal of Neurotherapy) and his second study included 204 children from seven schools, which he completed while he was the Director of Neurotechnology at A Chance to Grow, a special-needs charter school in Minneapolis.

Both studies showed that ADD behaviours were reduced significantly and reading improved with AVE.  Michael used the DAVIDs’ unique patented field stimulation ability to generate a different frequency in each hemisphere of the brain. With this technique and a Symptom Survey checklist developed by Michael, he was able to create DAVID sessions that could stimulate or calm the left, right or both hemispheres depending on the symptoms checked off by the child’s parents. Over time, Michael refined and developed these sessions based on the checklist to produce benefits in specific areas. Now, all of this expertise has been put into the DAVID ALERT.

ADD/ADHD is a neurological condition that primarily impairs function in the pre-frontal and frontal regions of the brain. As a result, ADD/ADHD children become impulsive, inattentive and distractible. They also often crave stimulation (good or bad) in an effort to excite their brains. Many of our best entrepreneurs, visionaries, inventors, artists, musicians, scientists and CEOs of corporations have ADD/ADHD. Richard Branson of the Virgin Group of companies attributes his ADHD to his overwhelming business successes! So, properly channeled, the ADHD-induced drive to stimulate and create can be a powerful asset. Without management and direction, it can be excruciatingly difficult for the ADD/ADHD person to regulate him/herself in school, society and in relationships.

All mental functioning involves an element of arousal – the “awakeness” or alertness of the brain. The level of the brain’s arousal dramatically affects how well a particular mental challenge will be performed. For instance, it is almost impossible to pay attention if the brain is making an abundance of alpha or theta (dreamy) brain waves. It’s just as difficult to fall asleep with excessive beta (alert) brain waves being produced when the eyes are closed. People with attentional problems such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have particular difficulty shifting their pre-frontal lobes (the part of the brain behind the forehead) into “gear.” The pre-frontal lobes are responsible for attention, intention and logical reasoning. These areas function poorly in the ADD/ADHD brain because of reduced blood flow and the production of too much slow alpha and/or theta brain waves, especially during cognitive (thinking) tasks and passive tasks (reading).

For those with ADD/ADHD, high levels of stimulation have been shown to wake up the pre-frontal lobes, resulting in reduced hyperactivity, improved attention, and less moodiness. People with ADD/ADHD do well with stimulating video games and action sports. Unless the activity is exciting (pushing up arousal), the pre-frontal and frontal lobes quickly lose their attentiveness and activation. Theta and/or alpha brain waves increase dramatically and the person “fogs out.” A lack of stimulation in the typical school setting causes ADD/ADHD children to struggle constantly with mental fog, leading to poor grades.

Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) benefits the entire brain and body. This is continually evident and demonstrated by those children who have had the opportunity to use AVE in both school and home settings. Many schools have initiated AVE programs for the benefit of their students and staff alike. More and more children are given the opportunity to realize their innate potential that for many would not have been realized.

Mind Alive Inc. has been designing and manufacturing brain enhancement products for over 35 years and has conducted extensive research in that time, continually revealing new applications for this ground breaking technology.

Click here to see Dave Siever’s research article about AVE and ADD/ADHD

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