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Brainwave Optimization

Brainwave Optimization is a non-invasive process used to achieve greater balance in your brain. Going through emotional or physical trauma or ongoing stress can overwhelm your brain, moving it out of balance and causing it to get “stuck.” Brainwave Optimization harnesses your brain’s natural ability to reset, shift its balance and find deep relaxation.

Brainwave Optimization Improves Your Mind-Body Health

Using Brainwave Optimization to help your brain naturally reset can help you deal with ongoing stress from an illness, trauma, work or family issues. Better balance leads to better all-around well-being. Changes and benefits our clients have seen include:

  • More restful sleep
  • Relief of chronic stress, mental chatter and emotional trauma
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Improved intuition and focus
  • Increased optimism, confidence and self-awareness
  • Reduced addictive personality tendencies, like anger, aggression and despair
  • Clearer memory and recall
  • Feeling more decisive and confident
  • Accelerated learning ability
  • A relaxed, long-lasting sense of calm
  • A sense of inner peace and joy that is life changing for some

How Brainwave Optimization Works

Emotional and physical trauma can impact the way blood flows and information is processed in your brain. Sometimes that means your brain doesn’t receive and process information in a healthy way and becomes unbalanced.

The brain has no way of knowing if it’s out of alignment. Brainwave Optimization’s advanced computing technology helps the brain get “unstuck” by creating an Acoustic Brain Mirror™ for your brain activity, enabling it to become aware of the imbalance. During the Brainwave Optimization process:

  • A trained technician places noninvasive biometric sensors on your scalp to precisely read your brain rhythms.
  • Software translates those rhythms into sounds of different pitch and timing.
  • The sounds are played back to you through earbuds, in real time.
  • This process helps the brain bring itself to a deeply relaxed state.
  • From there, the brain can recognize the imbalance and begin to heal itself by reorganizing its own rhythms to a balance that’s right for you.
  • In balance, your brain can work at its highest level.

Brainwave Optimization includes an assessment and a series of seven, two-hour sessions, usually over a week. You may see changes and improvements after one or two sessions; usually you'll see gradual changes over weeks and months.

A Proven Approach to Better Well-Being

The Center for Health and Healing, now called the Center for Integrative Medicine, was the first program in South Carolina to offer Brainwave Optimization. Although it isn't a diagnostic tool, treatment or therapy for medically defined diseases or psychological disorders, Brainwave Optimization has been proven to help the brain rebalance, leading to better all-around well-being.

Breast cancer patients participating in a Center for Integrative Medicine study reported they had more than a 50 percent decline in anxiety, depression, anger and fatigue after Brainwave Optimization. At the end of the Brainwave Optimization sessions, they also saw a significant improvement in their overall sleep—falling asleep faster, sleeping more deeply and longer. At follow up, the patients said their overall sleep was not only better, it had continued to improve.

Clinicians at Wake Forest School of Medicine are among other researchers conducting ongoing studies with findings that support the benefits of Brainwave Optimization.

See how some of our clients say Brainwave Optimization has helped improve their lives:

I cannot say enough about how Brainwave Optimization changed my 14-year-old son's life. We went hoping for some help with his ADD and auditory processing issues. What ended up happening was even more of a blessing. He had never slept well and now sleeps deeply and wakes up rested. He became more pleasant, his school experience improved and his ability to focus improved.

He was also small for his age, but he started growing after his sleep improved. His primary doctor said that growth occurs during sleep so if he wasn't sleeping he certainly wasn't growing. My son truly loved the experience because it gave him answers he needed to understand himself. He is more confident now. He just got his standardized school testing results and all of his scores were up.

Brainwave Optimization (BWO) is an amazing program. I equate it to a 'therapeutic massage.' Participating in BWO makes one feel rejuvenated. It somehow helps bring back balance and harmony. I sleep better and in general, just feel better. Normal stresses become inconsequential. It's a great investment in personal health!

I've suffered with depression and anxiety from childhood experiences for the majority of my life. I've been under my doctor's care, had therapy and been on prescription drugs for over 20 years. After Brainwave Optimization, I feel like a different person. Grief over my mother's death is gone. I've been able to eliminate or cut back on my medication for depression and anxiety. I'm also able to express my feelings when a situation upsets me and then switch back to feeling okay instead of the upset lingering. My focus in general is better, my work situation is less stressful, and I feel happier and able to enjoy life to a greater degree. Friends and family have noticed the change in me as well. It's good to wake up each morning, looking forward to the day instead of dreading it.

Learn more

When you want to make a life change from the inside out, Brainwave Optimization can help you access your inner resources and provide a path that meets your unique needs and goals. It's part of our integrative approach to achieving a healthy balance between your body, mind and spirit. Contact us at 864-560-6022 for more information about Brainwave Optimization.

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