The Brainwave Optimization Process (HIRREM)


Initial Brain Scan

The assessment is the first step in the Brainwave Optimization process. Using non-invasive EEG electrodes (read-only sensors which are placed on the head), we will collect data from six areas of the brain (frontal lobes, centrals, temporals, occipitals, parietals, and the midline). This will be done while the brain is at rest (sitting quietly with your eyes closed) and on task (for example, reading to yourself). The results of this initial brain scan will produce a graph that illustrates areas of electrical imbalance.

Treatment Sessions

ChairDuring each treatment session you will be seated in an anti-gravity chair in a quiet, comfortable room.  Your technologist will place EEG sensors at various points on your head. Through headphones, you will listen to your own brainwaves converted into sound. During parts of the session, you may be asked to watch a video or other activity on a video monitor. At other times, you will close your eyes and relax. Most people report a highly pleasurable experience and enjoy hearing their own brainwaves transformed into relaxing sound. A patient will typically complete 10 Brainwave Optimization sessions in 3 weeks.

Completing the Process

At the end of your sessions, you will  meet with your technologist to review your progress from start to finish. You will also receive before and after brain scans that illustrate your progress from the time you began compared to your final session. Unlike the initial placebo effect often seen in other therapies, results from Brainwave Optimization are generally subtle at first and then build over time.  Many people notice improvements in their sleep, concentration, focus, and mood up to 3 weeks after completing their sessions.