Dr. Matt Worthington started as a trainee going through our Alpha 1 training to reach peak performance and enhance his Alpha Brainwaves. Little did he know that it would transform his life completely and that he would end up coming back months later as an intern to become a trainer at our Sedona, AZ facility. Below is his personal journey that he has had with Biocybernaut thus far.
It’s only 2 weeks until I’m due to leave Brisbane and return to Biocybernaut in Arizona for an internship as a Biocybernaut neurofeedback practitioner. I initially went as a client in June this year and the whole experience was life-changing.
This next amazing opportunity is to train as a practitioner with The Biocybernaut Institute which is one of the most amazing places I have ever been fortunate enough to experience. To say the anticipation is increasing would be an understatement. I’m so excited for this opportunity. I’m also a little nervous to be honest, as I will be in such a highly regarded company as Dr. Jim Hardt and his team.
Sometimes life presents amazing opportunities that arise unexpectedly. This is happening right now, while admittedly I have never been great with the money, and I prefer to live for experiences. I once hitchhiked 10,000 miles around the USA despite having lost all my cash in the first week when I was in my 20’s. I came to Australia with hardly any cash and studied for my doctorate while working 2, sometimes 3 jobs. There is something about the terror of jumping into the unknown that I find exhilarating.
Dr. Jim Hardt, the owner, is an amazing guy. He has helped so many people over the years. He uses intensive neurofeedback for up to 8 hours a day over several days to help clients reach contentment.
I became interested in neurofeedback as part of my interest in trauma treatments. Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk is a world-renowned trauma psychiatrist so as a clinical psychologist dealing with lots of trauma clients I follow him closely. Dr. Van Der Kolk highly recommends neurofeedback for trauma along with Sebern Fisher who is also a world-renowned neurofeedback practitioner.
Neurofeedback is a brain-based technique using advanced technology. Sensors are attached to the head – they only monitor brain-activity, with nothing being directed into the brain. The sensors are attached to a computer that interprets the brain signals (waves) like an EEG in a hospital but unlike the EEG in a hospital, with neurofeedback the second part is additional – the feedback.
The neurofeedback computer reads the client’s brain waves and when it receives specific signals it triggers a feedback mechanism, which is usually in the form of music played through headphones or speakers and/or a visual cue like a light appearing on a screen. The brain likes reward – such as nice music / visual cues, so the brain will encourage the entrainment process to get the reward.
The Biocybernaut Institute’s computers can be programmed to reward (play music / show a light) when a specific wave pattern is produced within your brain. The brain takes a lot of energy to operate, so it’s constantly searching for methods of energy conversation, using the least energy for the most reward, it will begin to change in structure – this is neuroplasticity in real-time! In other words, it moves towards the state which gets the most reward for the least effort.
Specifically ‘Alpha’ waves are associated with calm reflection and contentment.
If the computer rewards calm (Alpha wave) behavior, eventually the brain moves to the state which produces most alpha waves and this new state creates a permanent change. However, to increase the likelihood of this change neurofeedback is best undertaken as intense sessions for up to 8 hours a day over several days and this intense type of neurofeedback is what happens at The Biocybernaut Institute.
I did some training in neurofeedback in Australia and have used it with clients. However, in a regular psychology clinic with 1-hour appts neurofeedback is not conducive to the limited time-frames of numerous appointments per day due to set up and clean up. This lack of time means the great benefits of neurofeedback may not be fully accessed or realized. Intensive neurofeedback sessions are way more effective, and more often than not, life-changing! This is what happens at Biocybernaut, they change lives!
I came across Biocybernaut because, as well as being interested in trauma, I am also very much into self-improvement and motivation and I have been following Tony Robbins for many years, as well as more recently Joe Rogan, and Tim Ferris.
One morning around January 2019 I was in Starbucks and Googling how the ‘best of the best’ maintain clarity despite early trauma. I came across Tony Robbins talking about Dr. Jim Hardt and The Biocybernaut Institute and how the Alpha Training had changed his life. I thought, WOW!
So here we have two of the greats going to the same institute both reporting similar results. I researched Biocybernaut and found that it is one of the oldest, perhaps the oldest neurofeedback centre in the word – certainly the most well-established centres for providing intensive neurofeedback and attended by the elites in their fields.
I contacted the Biocybernaut centre and they were amazing! Kate is brilliant! I negotiated a payment plan and attended the office in Sedona, Arizona. I attended in June 2019. This was like going into a NASA centre, computers everywhere. An amazing place! My trainers Grace and Darren were awesome! I went through the Alpha Wave Intensive Program and it was life-changing. Exploring my inner space. Enlightening.
Every day I had to produce Alpha Waves for positive rewards (music/lights). I was helped by the staff who provided me with thought techniques around forgiveness.
I am sure I had a kundalini experience. So powerful.
The staff was amazing and the experience at Biocybernaut was life-changing. I have become much calmer since returning home. Then I received a call one day from Kate asking if I would be interested in training as a practitioner with the Institute (I nearly fell off my chair at the time). The problem is that I do not have the finances to do this, and the training is for 2 months, but I don’t care. This is a once in a life-time phenomenal opportunity, I still can’t believe I was asked to become a trainer. I feel immensely privileged.
So the journey begins…
I will be posting updates as this exciting new adventure unfolds.