Wonderful Features of Biocybernaut Training
How is Biocybernaut brain
wave training superior to other systems?
- Biocybernaut Institute has developed training protocols and advanced equipment from over 30 years of scientific research conducted at major universities and at the laboratories of Biocybernaut Institute.
- For our brain wave scoring and feedback we use integration of amplitude across time, not the less accurate measure of 'percent time' over a threshold. Thus our training has a rich musical depth of feedback with feedback tones that vary continuously in tone volume as the amplitude of the brain waves wax and wane. Percent time feedback, common in other systems, is much less effective because it is just a simple on-off kind of feedback where the tone comes on and remains at a steady unchanging volume when the brain wave amplitude exceeds an arbitrarily set threshold, and then the tone goes off and stays off when the brain wave amplitude is less than that arbitrary pre-set threshold. Published research shows that percent time feedback is demonstrably less effective in learning to control your own brain waves. Biocybernaut's integrated amplitude feedback is a superior way of telling your brain how well it is doing.
- A training session consists of many consecutive feedback epochs during which auditory feedback is given to the trainee. At the end of each epoch the feedback tones briefly shut off to signal the trainees to open their eyes to see their scores (integrated amplitude scores). Our training epochs for alpha are optimized at two minutes each, and for theta are optimized at three minutes each. Many other systems use training epochs that are either too short or too long.
- Our training sessions give more time each day doing neurofeedback than many other people allow for the entire "session." Almost all other protocols are too short for optimal effectiveness. Our trainees typically will be at our training center for 9-12 hours every day. Considerable time is devoted to depth interviews to explore the details of each person's experiences and to give coaching. Additional time is devoted to reviewing the results of the brain wave scores, the EEG chart tracings of the actual brain waves, and going over the computerized mood scales that detect both superficial moods as well as deep moods and emotions that are below the level of conscious awareness. It is wonderful indeed to be able to read your own unconscious moods and feelings - wonderful and empowering.
- Our training series begins with an intensive 7-day Alpha-One training. There are presently 9 levels of the Alpha Trainings and there are 9 levels of the Theta trainings. Each of these is a 7-day neurofeedback intensive that some people describe as 'High Tech Vision Quests.' There are also 9 levels of the Delta Trainings, but the Delta trainings are only available by invitation. There are also combinations of trainings, such as Alpha and Theta combinations. In our view most other training programs are too short for optimal results.
- Our training programs are very thorough and quite intensive. They consume the better part of each day on which they occur. They include daily introductions, theme setting videos, baseline EEG testing, brain wave enhancement feedback, computerized mood scale testing, post-session depth interviews for debriefing, guidance in EEG chart reading, EEG score graphing and analysis, and mood scale reviews and discussions. Other training programs are not nearly as thorough and intensive, and consequently they produce fewer and smaller results.
- Our trainings are conducted by Trainers certified by Biocybernaut Institute, Inc. (BII) and/or Biocybernaut Institute of California, LLC (BICA), and/or Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA). No other systems provide EEG feedback Trainers certified by BII or BICA.
- Biocybernaut technology is "state of the art". It is optimized for consciousness expansion through research work with Yogis from India, Zen meditators and Zen Masters (Roshis) from Japan and from the USA. Other systems can't match our research background in working with the EEGs of advanced spiritual states of awareness. We have also had large Federal Grant support in working to optimize the feedback training to reverse aging in the brain as indicated by the brain waves. We have had large private grant support in working to optimize the feedback training for improving personality and moods, raising creativity and IQ and developing peak performance.
- Some systems depend on brain wave entrainment (frequency following response, FFR, binaural beats) instead of feedback. We believe feedback is more natural. In the Biocybernaut process the feedback responds to naturally occurring frequencies in your own brain. The response is the feedback. So when your brain naturally produces, say alpha waves, the feedback is given immediately to reinforce your brain's natural processes of alpha production. The system encourages you to make more alpha waves by immediately giving you beautiful tones as feedback to let you know that your alpha has just happened. This feedback, combined with your intention to make more alpha waves (or theta waves, or whatever.), then encourages your brain to make more of the brain waves that just triggered the feedback. In the Biocybernaut process you can trust in your own brain's processes to find its own ideal frequencies for maximum benefit. Your brain is aided in this discovery process by the ergonomic multi-modality feedback and by skilled coaching.
- Biocybernaut feedback is pleasing (aesthetic) sounding to the ear, using 5.1 Sound Systems with beautiful musical instruments to tell your brain when it is producing the desired brain waves.
- Our feedback is multi-modal (auditory and visual) and the modes are used in appropriate ways at appropriate times. Other training systems use single mode feedback, or mix modalities in ways that are deleterious to brain wave enhancement (most often using eyes open visual feedback continuously).
- Biocybernaut training makes extensive use of computerized mood scale analysis with discussion of results and personal coaching.
- Biocybernaut training clearly separates suppression training from enhancement training for more effective learning and retention. Some systems and trainings intersperse suppression with enhancement or fail to include this important bi-directional feature of the Biocybernaut trainings.
- Biocybernaut training is done with eyes closed. When people open their eyes, alpha is nearly always suppressed. Some systems depend on visual feedback (eyes open) instead of auditory feedback (eyes closed).
- The Biocybernaut Institute uses individually applied scalp electrodes with high quality water soluble gels for maximum sensitivity and for accuracy in placement of the electrodes on your scalp precisely above the correct regions of your brain. Some other systems use less precise and less effective electrode systems such as headbands, or they may use tight rubber caps that cannot be worn comfortably for the long periods needed to do this work in a deep and lasting way.
- The Biocybernaut Institute includes "hemi-coherent" feedback and analysis, in addition to the integrated amplitude feedback, to encourage your brain to produce alpha (or theta) simultaneously in your left brain and your right brain. The 'hemi-coherent' audio is introduced on Day 4 of the training and the 'hem-coherent' scores are presented on every day starting on Day 1. To avoid confusion on the first three days, we provide only the four integrated amplitude feedback tones on Days 1-3. Then on Day 4 we add the two 'hemi-coherent' tones so that on Days 4, 5, 6, and 7 the Alpha One trainees have 6 tones and 6 scores. In the Advanced Alpha Two Training, we double the number of tones and scores so that people have 12 channels of audio feedback and 12 numerical scores.
- The scores are color coded, so that the standard light blue color of the numbers in the scores will change as your performance improves. If a score in the current epoch is better than the corresponding score in the previous epoch, the color of the numbers will be changed to a beautiful Deep Blue. If a score is a new high for the day, the numbers will be a rich and vibrant Green. In this way the trainee can track his or her progress by the colors of the numbers, which is far easier than keeping track of the actual numbers.
- The feedback tones are beautiful musical instruments. In the Alpha One Training, the feedback tones are a flute quartet and an oboe quartet with two rich and deep organ notes. In the Alpha Two Training the flute and oboe quartets are joined by a quartet of violins and a quartet of saxophones. There are also two additional voices known as 'mystic choir.'
- Forgiveness is a primary theme of the Biocybernaut training programs. When you are in a special high alpha brain wave state you are able to forgive to a much deeper level than in your ordinary states of mind. Even people who have done years of forgiveness work discover that they had not even scratched the surface of truly effective forgiveness. You are given kind, gentle and non-judgmental coaching as you do this deep spiritual work of forgiveness that has so many benefits in every area of your life.
- Biocybernaut Institute does not use any subliminal or auto-hypnotic messages. At all times the work you are doing is guided by your conscious mind. Your results from our training are deep and fundamental and arise from and are aligned with your own higher intentions.
We performed IQ tests on everyone we trained. The IQ testing was done before the alpha training and again about 4 months after the alpha training.
We found a nearly 12 point increase in IQ that was not related to age, or to the initial IQ levels.
This meant the alpha training was boosting essentially everyone's IQ
Jon Butcher CEO,
I seem to be clearer in my relationship with life and what I'm doing.
The training makes life much more fun and much easier