FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Brainwave Optimisation with is a holistic, non-invasive method during which impaired brain wave activity is identified and then restored to its optimal ability. Throughout the process, you will have the opportunity to see your brain in action, and experience your own brainwaves transformed into sounds that melodically guide your brain back to balance.
Many who find their way to Brainwave Optimisation do so after years of searching and frustration in working to overcome life challenges. The simple answer is our revolutionary system works. Regardless of the life trauma or behavioral difficulties you have endured, they have created an imprint on the brain. When we see the imprint, we are able to identify the problem and address it.
More than 90 percent of our clients report that Brainwave Optimisation has resulted in an improved quality of life. More than 80 percent report significant improvements in their lives. Hear about results from just a few of the unedited testimonials offered by those who have experienced Brainwave Optimisation.

With each person we have one mission: to balance and harmonize their brain. As the brain comes into balance, other issues are addressed – clients report that they feel better, sleep better, have increased clarity, observe enhanced intellectual and physical performance, and have a greater sense of happiness and hope.

Each brain is like a fingerprint, with each person responding in their own way. Due to this fact, we cannot guarantee how a person will respond or what exactly will change for them.

Brainwave Optimisation works for a wide array of individuals and issues. Some people come to us to maximize their potential – seeking clearer thinking, enhanced creativity, improved athletic/physical performance or just an overall increased sense of happiness and well-being.Brainwave Optimisation can benefit any person with a brain, young to elderly. It can be highly valuable for persons with neuro-psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, insomnia, learning difficulties, cognitive impairment, attention deficit, post traumatic stress, addictions, stroke, traumatic brain injury, head-ache, seizures, migraine, and movement disorders. It can also catalyze creativity and peak performance for artists, athletes, and executives.

Brainwave Optimisation has shown positive results with those who are challenged by the following conditions:

  • ADD and ADHD
  • Addictive Dependencies
  • Aging Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Brain Injury
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cloudy Thinking
  • Compulsive Behaviours
  • Confidence Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Hyperactivity
  • Loss of Focus
  • Lack of Concentration
  • Lack of Energy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Migraine
  • Obsessive Thinking
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Poor Memory
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Regain Control
  • Restless Leg
  • Sadness
  • Sleeping Difficulties
  • Stress
  • Tinnitus
  • Tremors
  • Unhappiness
  • Weight Management
Regardless of the presenting condition, we are constantly gratified by the results our clients report. Given the nature of the technology, we cannot predict or guarantee results; nor do we diagnose, heal, treat, cure, or address specific symptoms. We see it very simply: we help the brain achieve a natural state of balance and harmony which leads to relaxation and self-regulation.

girl in chairYou’ll want to  click Schedule an Assessment or call  +61 7 31390023 to schedule a consultation session. While we are located in Brisbane, Australia we are also mobile and can provide services anywhere in the world.

We have found Brainwave Optimisation to be effective for people of nearly any age, ranging from five to 100. The sessions are pleasant and relaxing and require only the ability to remain relatively still for about an hour so that sensors placed on the head remain secure.
In its simplest form, a Brainwave Optimisation session feels very much like an induced state of relaxation or mediation. You will be seated in a quiet, comfortable room in an anti-gravity chair with a brain technologist by your side.

Some of the training will be with active (eyes open and you may watch a video or other activity on the computer screen), and some will be passive (with your eyes closed), during which time the brain technologist may direct you in a personal visualization or imaging exercise.

Most people report a highly pleasurable experience and enjoy hearing their own brainwaves transformed into relaxing sounds.

Each session typically takes about an hour and forty-five minutes. Most of the time is spent doing the relaxing brain balancing exercises, while the rest of the time is spent moving sensors, setting computer protocols, and talking with your practitioner.
Be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and afterwards. Consuming adequate amounts of protein is also extremely important to support optimal neuro-pathway repair. In addition, you may benefit from getting extra rest.

It is also important to refrain from alcohol, or illegal drugs use 3 days prior to your sessions. Alcohol (or illegal drugs) taken during Brainwave Optimisation and within the three weeks following the completion of sessions act as a “wet blanket” on the brain. These all contain neuro-toxins that interfere with the repair process of the new neuro-pathways being formed in training sessions. If this is not possible, at least stop during the Brainwave Optimisation.

Most clients initially commit to a series of 10, 90-minute sessions – what we call “an intensive.” This is the time period that we have found delivers the best results for most people. (Individuals with severe, life-debilitating or life-long issues may find that more time is required.) We find that it is important for these sessions to occur within a one- to two-week period of time, during which the client minimizes other life activities. Occasionally, a client will need to take vacation time from work or school.
Although there are similarities in that each of these modalities deals with creating healthier brain patterns, there are significant differences. To find out more click here.

Brainwave Optimisation is a specialized and proprietary process that has been found to have measurable and relatively quick results in mitigating issues related to an imbalanced brain. Because we provide individualized training, and because Brainwave Optimisation is done “in real time,” there are no off-the-shelf approaches. Your experience is uniquely geared to you and your needs.

This is what makes Brainwave Optimisation so enjoyable: you just need to sit back and relax. You can sit with your eyes open or closed, doze off or watch a DVD. You’re not expected to actively carry out any particular physical or mental exercise. When you train with Brainwave Optimisation, you’re invited to let go, to explore new possibilities. The only thing we ask is that you not ingest toxic substances during or, for a limited time, after the sessions.
Pharmaceutical-Drug-Addiction 576x328Many medications – both over-the-counter and prescription – can have an effect on mood, concentration, sleep, pain, and/or energy levels.  Brainwave Optimisation may facilitate improvements in these areas by helping the brain to better regulate itself.

If you are using any type of medication, please be aware that it may influence the outcome of your training. If you are taking any medication on an “as-needed” basis, you may wish to consider taking less of it during your training.

We do not make any specific recommendations about medication usage. Please direct any questions about medication usage to your health care provider.

We recommend that you share your Brainwave Optimisation experience with your physician, therapist, chiropractor, massage therapist, medical spa, and/or any other alternative, medical, or therapeutic provider you may have.  For a letter you can provide to your health care professional to help them understand Brainwave Optimisation please click  Get Letter

dont-drink-drugsAlcohol (or illegal drugs) taken during Brainwave Optimisation and within the three weeks following the completion of sessions act as a “wet blanket” on the brain. Instead of new, healthier connections being made rapidly and with ease, alcohol slows the response time. Our goal is to help you arrive at maximum effectiveness as quickly and easily as possible. That is why we work with you to minimize any activity that will hamper that progress and ask that you not ingest toxic substances during or, for a limited time, after the sessions.

Some people have health care accounts that may help with the cost, or they may have an insurance that allows alternative modalities (such as neurofeedback) to be explored. This is something that you must check with your own insurance company.
As a new client, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire prior to your first visit that helps us gain a full understanding of your issues, concerns and goals. Your brain technologist will discuss the questionnaire with you in order to gain a mutual understanding of what you need and the results you are seeking. Unlike more traditional therapies, it is not necessary that you discuss your past or current life challenges.

Once you and your brain technologist have a clear understanding of your situation and goals, we will conduct a brain assessment – a one and a half hour session during which sensors are noninvasively placed on various sections of your head. The result of this session is a brain assessment – a visual guide that illustrates areas of brain wave disturbance (also called “brain imbalances”). The brainwave assessment will be used to create a personalized Brainwave Optimisation program for you.

We have not seen negative effects from Brainwave Optimisation. People who experience Brainwave Optimisation – and those around them — notice changes. Typically, those changes are toward more effectiveness, not less. Clients report that things like focus, memory, concentration and a sense of happiness and well-being increase. Our tools are used to help your brain restore itself to its natural and desired state of balance.
Concerta and Ritalin are both stimulant medications used for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) treatment. They contain exactly the same active ingredient – Methylphenidate. The only difference is that Ritalin is just a standard tablet, while Concerta is a specially formulated capsule which slowly releases methylphenidate, over an extended period of time so the individual does not have to keep taking Ritalin frequently.

Concerta is the newer and long-acting preparation of methylphenidate. Its effect can last for up to 12 hours. It was developed using a technology called OROS (osmotic-controlled release oral delivery system). OROS utilizes the water in the gut to allow the medicine to be absorbed gradually, through the process of osmosis.

ADHD patients, who had to take Ritalin tablets 3 times daily, can now get the same dose of medication with just one capsule daily.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Adverse effects of Concerta include abdominal pain, decreased appetite, headache, dry mouth, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, dizziness, weight loss, irritability, and hyperhidrosis. Chronic use of Concerta may lead to dependency. Severe depression may occur upon discontinuation of Concerta. The effectiveness of Concerta® for long-term use, i.e., for more than 7 weeks, has not been systematically evaluated in controlled trials. (ref: http://www.drugs.com/pro/concerta.html )

The most common adverse effects of Ritalin include nervousness and insomnia. These may be controlled by reducing dosage and omitting the drug in the afternoon or evening. Other reactions include hypersensitivity (including skin rash, urticaria, fever, arthralgia, exfoliative dermatitis, erythema multiforme with histopathological findings of necrotizing vasculitis, and thrombocytopenic purpura); anorexia; nausea; dizziness; palpitations; headache; dyskinesia; drowsiness; blood pressure and pulse changes, both up and down; tachycardia; angina; cardiac arrhythmia; abdominal pain; weight loss during prolonged therapy; libido changes. There have been rare reports of Tourette’s syndrome. Toxic psychosis has been reported. Although a definite causal relationship has not been established, the following have been reported in patients taking this drug: instances of abnormal liver function, ranging from transaminase elevation to hepatic coma; isolated cases of cerebral arteritis and/or occlusion; leukopenia and/or anemia; transient depressed mood; aggressive behavior; a few instances of scalp hair loss. Very rare reports of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) have been received, and, in most of these, patients were concurrently receiving therapies associated with NMS. In a single report, a 10-year-old boy who had been taking methylphenidate for approximately 18 months experienced an NMS-like event within 45 minutes of ingesting his first dose of venlafaxine. It is uncertain whether this case represented a drug-drug interaction, a response to either drug alone, or some other cause.

In children, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, weight loss during prolonged therapy, insomnia, and tachycardia may occur more frequently; however, any of the other adverse reactions listed above may also occur.

Brain entrainment techniques receive no feedback from the individual’s unique brain, and thus such techniques can only have a “one-way conversation with the brain,” and the information they give (or dictate) to the brain is based on preconceived ideas or brain functional measures from the manufacturer, about what is “good.” And those ideas or measures are often based on average values for the population.

That would be like a physical trainer who, because they know that the average American male is 5 foot 9 inches, 196 pounds, and has 39.7 inches waist circumference (according to the US Centers for Disease Control), then gives “one-size-fits-all training” to make all his clients meet those average values.

Brainwave Optimisation, on the other hand, allows your brain to tell itself what to do from the “inside out”. It is a “jump-start” for your brain to move itself naturally, in its own way and its own time, back towards a healthy “state of adaptability” with continuous input from your own brain. Your brain has a natural ability to interact with a high-resolution mirror of its own unique activity, in order to dynamically adjust itself.