Has anyone used Brain Entrainment with their clients/patients/students?
I began using it almost a year ago with some of my clients with varied diagnosis (autism, adhd, learning disability, behavioral issues, etc.) after reading an article about it in the Huffington Post that was featuring Deepak Chopra, M.D. The article briefly explained what brain entrainment was ( Definition: any procedure that causes one's brainwave frequencies to synchronize with a periodic stimulus (sound) having a frequency corresponding to the intended brain-state (for example, to induce sleep, relaxation, focus, increase attention span, etc.) ), how it works, and it's vast benefits (I will post a video with greater details soon in the next episode of "Ask the OT"). This peaked my interest and I wanted to look at more scientific research data and clinical trials. I further learned that it is used by some special ops in their training and in some instances by those that meditate.
After my period of research, I wanted to see how this technology could be beneficial to my clients/patients/students. So........ I decided to test it myself and see if the claims were true. For my ADHD clients my goal was to increase their focus and thus increase their beta brainwave patterns. For my patients with sensory integration issues I wanted to decrease sensory seeking tendencies. After obtaining consent, I recorded their brainwave patterns, using electroencephalographic equipment, before and after using auditory brainwave entrainment. I overwhelmingly received proof positive results over 87% of the time. Not perfect....but very good results.
After my brief experiment, I began to create sessions per specific diagnosis and tendencies. Thus far I have produced brainwave entrainment sessions entitled:
1. Sensory Integration: Decreasing Hypersensitive Tendencies
2. Mastering Transitions
3. As we Sleep and Slumber
4. Finding Center
5. Care for the Caretaker (for parents and teachers)
6. Sensory integration: Calming the Sensory Seeker
8. Study 101: Concentration Boost
If there is anyone that would like to try a session with either music or nature sounds that you may feel can benefit any of your clients or just wanted to check it out yourself, please let me know. I can forward you samples of each CD or a single audio file of a session, along with the research used to create each brain entrainment session. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask here, inbox me, or email at AskDrCovington@gmail.com.
Each session will soon be available online via GooglePlay, iTunes, and Amazon. So get yours FREE while they last.