Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about The Biocybernaut Institute
Meet the Founder of Biocybernaut, Dr. James V. Hardt, and learn more about what our training can offer you!
Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays of brain activity—most commonly electroencephalography (EEG)—to teach self-regulation of brain function.
In your Biocybernaut neurofeedback training, you will use state-of-the-art 8-channel EEG neurofeedback technology systems. You will learn to self-regulate your brain functions through coaching and instructions from Certified Biocybernaut Trainers. This type of voluntary self-regulation of brain-states traditionally takes 21-40 years of daily practice to achieve. However, technology speeds things up. Instead of spending several decades training the old-fashioned way, you can achieve these results in as little as seven days with Biocybernaut’s patented neurofeedback technology.
The only difference between the centers is the actual physical location.
All of our Trainers are selected, taught, and continuously mentored and supported by Dr. Hardt.
Each of our Trainers brings a unique background of knowledge to add to the Biocybernaut Alpha brainwave training experience.
What is the difference between the Biocybernaut Training and other standard clinical Neurofeedback training?
Standard traditional Neurofeedback widely uses operant conditioning. Biocybernaut stimulates conscious learning by using voluntary control. At Biocybernaut, we give you feedback on your brainwaves. Your feedback tones get louder (or quieter) as your brainwave microvolts get larger (or smaller). In this feedback process, you make the changes yourself—consciously and voluntarily.
Our programs are intensive. You attend training for 5 or 7 consecutive days at one of our centers. Biocybernaut provides a supportive group process and debriefing component to this training. This allows you to examine the experience in a supportive, confidential environment. It also aids in you forming a deeper understanding and a complete integration of the individual learnings.
Dr. James V. Hardt has been involved with the study and development of neurofeedback for over 40 years.
On our website, you can read through many of the case studies, academic studies, and papers he has authored and co-authored. As a pioneer in this field, Dr. Hardt is often sought out for his expertise. Over the years, he has given many interviews and lectures about his experience and how neurofeedback training works. Many of these interviews and lectures are documented in podcasts and videos that you can listen to or watch.
People choose to train at the Biocybernaut Institute for a very wide variety of reasons. However, what they all have in common is the wish to make a significant shift in their lives.
If you are committed and open to learning about what might be holding you back from fully stepping into your life, then this is the training for you.
We encourage you to become familiar with the testimonials from our Alumni and with the benefits page on this website.
We offer three primary types of training programs.
The 7-day Premium Program – All of our science and studies are based on this program. Over the first four days, you have one session in the chamber. Then, on days 5, 6, and 7, after your first session in the chamber, you get the option of going into the chamber for a second session. The total price for this training is $14,998 (USD), and the required non-refundable deposit for this training is $3,998 (USD).
The 7-day Premium Double Program – You have two sessions in the chamber each day. It is intense, the days are long, and it is our most popular program. The total price for this training is $19,998 (USD), and the required non-refundable deposit for this training is $4,998 (USD).
The 5-day Double Intensive Program – You have two sessions in the chamber each day for all five days—a popular option for Biocybernaut Alumni that are pressed for time. The total price for this training is $14,998 (USD), and the required non-refundable deposit for this training is $3,998 (USD).
Please see additional details about these programs on our Pricing page.
After graduating from Alpha 1 training, trainees have the option of returning for a short 1 to 4 day “Tune-Up.” Graduating from Alpha 1 is a requirement for this option.
Please note that if you are interested in Theta training – the compulsory first step is Alpha 1 training.
Each day throughout the program, you will review your results and discuss your experiences with your Trainer.
You will see the changes in your results that are reviewed from day to day.
We offer an experience where, throughout the training, one’s awareness of the ego and behavior is examined. With this awareness, choices can be made as to how one proceeds with future behaviors that might have previously limited their personality and performance.
The actual training program is a program that you travel to one of our centers to complete.
We do offer involvement in a group that you can become a part of if you wish to learn more about the Biocybernaut process and join our online discussions.
We encourage anyone interested in learning more about Biocybernaut to connect with us on social media as well.
Biocybernaut Institute is not at this time affiliated with any other organizations that offer brainwave or neurofeedback training.
In a study funded by a federal grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, the participants who trained showed that when their Alpha went up, their anxiety went down. Testing six months after the training continued to show additional, big drops in anxiety levels. What’s even more astonishing is that there were further declines in anxiety after 12 months. So the training is very powerful, very effective, and the results at six months are even better than they were just after the training. At 12 months, they are better still.
During your time at Biocybernaut, we encourage you to work closely with your team and share any concerns you might have about lasting benefits.
Is there further reading I can do about the process that Biocybernaut offers? Where can I learn more about Dr. Hardt?
You can visit and read more on our website here.
Dr. Hardt has also published a book, The Art of Smart Thinking, which is available on Amazon or through one of our centers.
If you have further questions, please contact one of our representatives here.
We also encourage you to follow Biocybernaut on social media.
Biocybernaut training is offered in many languages. Biocybernaut Mood Scale documents have been translated into German, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Spanish, French, and Italian. We can accommodate translators at all of our training centers. The cost of the translator is the responsibility of the Trainee.
Yes, Biocybernaut can accommodate you if you have hearing issues. Please advise our sales representative of any medical and health issues you may have so that our team can prepare accordingly for your visit.
If you have unilateral hearing loss, we can adjust the volume of your feedback tones separately on the left and right sides of your head. If certain frequencies are harder for you to hear, we can also adjust individual speakers to account for this.
The primary Alpha tones are between 400 and 800 Hz, so the common type of high-frequency hearing loss is not likely to affect your full enjoyment and benefit of the feedback tones.
At the present moment, there is not a home unit available.
To take full advantage of our technology and training, you will need to travel to one of our centers and spend 5 to 7 days with us.
Many studies show that Neurofeedback will assist in raising IQ. We cannot guarantee any specific results; however, studies have shown an increase of up to 11.7 IQ points and an increase of 15.8 EQ points.
In research studies and practice with people in over 30+ years of research, the following gains have been demonstrated using the Biocybernaut Process.
Reversing brain aging – by restoring more youthful brain wave patterns.
Relief from stress, anxiety, and depression. People who began the training with anxiety levels in the highest five percent found that when they learned to increase Alpha, their anxiety levels dropped to below average.
Increase in creativity. Biocybernaut studied scientists from the Stanford Research Institute who were tested for creativity before and after their Alpha One training. The participants’ creativity increased dramatically by an average of 50%.
Increase in IQ – 11.7 points on average.
Control over “flow” states. Achieve mental and physical “flow” states on command (the latest brain research shows that a “burst” of Alpha brain waves precedes peak performance).
Heightened awareness. Deepening spiritual awareness and meditation practice.
Enhanced focus. Remain calm and focused under pressure.
Greater confidence. Building self-esteem and self-confidence.
For additional information, please review the different case studies and academic studies that are available on our website.
The primary focus of the first training is Alpha with some awareness and learning about other brainwaves.
The compulsory first step for anyone attending training with Biocybernaut for the first time is Alpha One Training.
The compulsory first step for anyone coming to Biocybernaut for the first time is to attend Alpha One Training. After completing the Alpha One Training, there are a variety of other brainwave training options for you to choose from.
We encourage you to speak with your Trainer, and we also encourage Trainees to have faith in the opinion and experience of their Trainer during their time with Biocybernaut.
If Theta or other training is of interest to you, we encourage you to have a discussion with your Trainer during the training about what the next best steps are.
Neurofeedback provides you with information about what your brain is doing and shows whether you are successfully meditating or not.
One of the challenges with unassisted meditation is not knowing if you are doing it correctly or not. Neurofeedback provides the individual with the opportunity to target and become intimately familiar with specific regions of the brain and frequencies that would otherwise be unattainable without the use of this technology.
Many people who choose to train with Biocybernaut have never meditated before.
Even those who are experienced meditators report huge benefits to their meditation practice after attending the training.
The compulsory first step for anyone coming to Biocybernaut is Alpha One training.
If Theta or other training is of interest to you, we encourage you to have a discussion with your Trainer during the training about what the next best steps are.
We have training centers in Bavaria, Germany, and in Sedona, Arizona.
On occasion, we do offer tours of our facilities. Please note that these are of limited availability as we respect and prioritize the privacy of Trainees attending the center.
Yes, we often have the pleasure of welcoming Trainees from all over the world.
We generally host the training at our centers starting on the 3rd, then 13th, and the 23rd of each month.
We do, on occasion, have some flexibility with these dates – please contact us to discuss the date that would work best for you.
Yes, we do, please contact us directly for more details and to arrange your training.
Biocybernaut has had the honor of working with families and children as young as 7 years old.
We have witnessed incredible change in family units when undergoing Alpha training.
We believe that healthy families make for healthy communities and contribute to a better world.
We are pleased to offer a special rate for families interested in attending Alpha training with us. Please note that a parent must attend and participate with their child during their training.
We have many seniors who choose to train with Biocybernaut that experience great benefits and enhancement of life quality. Please contact us for details and to learn about our special senior pricing.
Yes, over the years, Biocybernaut Institute has had the honor of hosting many Veterans. Please ask one of our representatives about our Veteran pricing options.
We offer three primary types of training programs.
The Premium Double 7-Day Training Program – You have two sessions in the chamber each day. It is intense, the days are long, and it is our most popular program. The total price for this training is $19,998 (USD), and the required non-refundable deposit for this training is $4,998 (USD).
The Premium 7-Day Training Program – All of our science and studies are based on this program. Over the first four days, you have one session in the chamber. Then, on days 5, 6, and 7, after your first session in the chamber, you get the option of going into the chamber for a second session. The total price for this training is $14,998 (USD), and the required non-refundable deposit for this training is $3,998 (USD).
The 5-Day Intensive Training Program – chamber each day for all five days—a popular option for Biocybernaut Alumni that are pressed for time. The total price for this training is $14,998 (USD), and the required non-refundable deposit for this training is $3,998 (USD).
Please see additional details about these programs, as well as our Deluxe Package options to train with Dr. Hardt, on our Pricing page.
Biocybernaut Trainings in the U.S. are secured by a non-refundable and non-transferable registration deposit of:
- $4,998 for the Premium Double 7-Day ($20k) Training.
- $7,998 for the Deluxe Premium 7-Day ($50k) Training with Dr. Hardt.
- $9,998 for the Deluxe Premium Double 7-Day ($80k) Training with Dr. Hardt.
- $3,998 for all other ($15k) Training.
Trainings in Germany are secured by a non-refundable 50% deposit.
PLEASE NOTE – THERE IS A 19% VAT TAX ON ALL GERMAN TRAINING UNLESS YOU HAVE A COMPANY HELD VAT NUMBER.
Scholarships programs have been available at Biocybernaut in the past through grants for the US Federal Government, Private Foundations, and philanthropic individuals. With this grant funding, hundreds of people who could not afford the training themselves were able to gain the benefits of Biocybernaut training. Presently, we have no grant funding. However, if you would like to make a grant to fund members of your family and friends, please contact us. If you buy and pre-pay for a package of 12 trainings for your family and friends we provide a 15% discount. This is called the Friends and Family Dozen Package.
A 20% discount is available for you when you buy a Diamond Dozen Package that is only for you and your own training. This enables you to go deep and to go deep as fast as you can come back for more of your 12 trainings. These training are just for you and cannot be shared with friends and family. That type of package offers a 15% discount and is available, as described above.
Yes, Biocybernaut has created a payment plan to assist in making training more accessible. Biocybernaut has also aligned with a third-party finance company to assist our Trainees in attending this life-changing trainings. All trainings have to be paid in full before starting the training. Please refer to the Pricing page on our website or contact our sales representative.
We also offer a variety of promotions to make this training more accessible. Please contact us directly for more details.
Full payment needs to be received on or before the first day of training.
Training can be reserved with a non-refundable deposit.
We have developed several programs that make this training more accessible.
Please contact us directly.
While it is often difficult to get healthcare companies to cover optional training or procedures, we do have insurance codes that you can submit to your insurance company to determine if they will, fully or partially, cover the expense.
If you’d like to know more, please reach out and ask one of our representatives for details.
A 20% discount is available for you when you buy a Diamond Dozen Package that is only for you and
for your own training. You can buy a Diamond Dozen Package for yourself or for someone you love.
This enables you [or the one you love] to go deep and to go deep as fast as you can. Because you
can come back as soon as you want for more of your 12 trainings. If you choose to purchase this package of training for a loved one, then you will receive a 15% discount.
The first day of training begins at 9:00 am. We ask Trainees to arrive at 8:45 am. Please have the requested forms and payments completed before arriving at the center.
The length of the day depends on the number of Trainees in training and what each Trainee is processing and working through. We don’t complete the day until all of the Trainees and the group have completed the process. The start time for the next day is decided upon at the end of each day. We believe this structure offers a more individualized, thorough, and supportive experience for the individual Trainees choosing to train with Biocybernaut.
We do have several recommendations and suggestions that we believe will enhance the Alpha brain training experience. These recommendations and suggestions will be sent to Trainees upon receipt of their deposit.
We recommend that Trainees give themselves the space to rest and integrate their experience before travel.
We do suggest a minimum of 18 hours from the end of the last day until planning travel. This allows for rest and reintegration.
Ultimately, when you choose to travel after the training is your choice.
We advise Trainees that they will have limited access to their cell phones each day while training. This is to ensure less distraction and to ensure the privacy of other Trainees and staff that may be present.
Cell phones and timepieces will be handed in at the beginning of the day and returned at the end of the day.
If there is an emergency, we can always accommodate your needs.
How long is the program? Do I need to attend every day? Is it okay if I work during the days of the training?
We encourage Trainees to arrange their lives before training to ensure that distractions are kept to a minimum and focus can be kept on this life-shifting experience.
We advise Trainees to plan for 10 to 14 hour days.
Our program is intense, and we encourage Trainees to plan for long, focused days. We recommend preparing for this beforehand to eliminate outside distractions during your training time.
You’re going to need time to relax and recover. Plenty of rest, journaling, and reflection on the experience is suggested to enhance maximum benefits.
We offer a personalized and supportive environment where this depends on the program and the individual requirements of the Trainees.
For our Premium Double Program, we offer small training groups of usually no more than three people in training. For our 5-day Intensive Program, there are no more than five people in training.
For maximum benefit, we encourage all Trainees to complete their training.
Once Trainees have graduated from Alpha One, they have the option of returning for a short 1 to 4 day “Tune-Up.” Graduating from Alpha One is a requirement for this option.
DIET, ACCOMMODATIONS & LOGISTICS
I have Dietary Restrictions & Food Sensitivities. Will Biocybernaut Institute be able to accommodate this?
Yes, before attending the training, we will provide you with a questionnaire that includes a section to list allergies and dietary restrictions.
We recommend speaking to your Medical Doctor before stopping any medication prior to attending training with Biocybernaut.
With regard to supplements, once we receive your deposit, we will provide you with information about preparing for your training with Biocybernaut. Ultimately, it is your body and your choice.
Both accommodations and transport are the client’s responsibility.
Accommodations and transport are not included in the cost of the program. Once your deposit is received, we will provide you with a comprehensive logistics, accommodations, and training preparation email.
If you would like to explore the area or run any errands – a rental car is advisable.
Please be advised that some people find that deep Alpha work impairs their ability to drive – in such cases, a car service is preferred.
Once your deposit is received, we will provide you with a comprehensive logistics, accommodations, and training preparation email.
We are unable to provide transportation – most of our clients decide to rent a car or arrange a car service.
We will provide you with a comprehensive logistics, accommodations, and training preparation email. This document has a list of transportation services.
No, you do not. During the training, your support team will make some suggestions and recommendations if you want to go deeper, but your results will be significant regardless.
Our team meets you where you are at in your process.
You will receive permanent lasting results from one session. Trainees often attend one training and begin to plan for their second training. It completely depends upon the individual, their time, and resources.
After graduating from Alpha One Training, Trainees have the option of returning for a short 1 to 4 day “Tune-Up.” Graduating from Alpha One is a requirement for this option.
Yes! There is currently a Membership Group under development that will allow all Trainees to get the information and education they need to keep their brains at the frequency they want it to be. Coaching, courses, and other assistance will be available there.
We also have an Alumni Gateway group that you will be invited to join. Joining our Alumni group will give you access to deeper discussion, additional lectures from Dr. Hardt, and updates about the happenings at Biocybernaut.
On occasion, individual coaching is available. (Let’s talk about it if you’re interested!)
Yes, please contact one of our representatives to discuss this.
Well, for one thing, it’s untrue that brain wave entrainment has been “heavily researched over the last 100 years,” as has been said elsewhere. Brainwaves are relatively new to the scientific community in this past century, and none of the early researchers did any kind of entrainment.
Herr Dr. Berger discovered the existence of Alpha brainwaves in the early parts of the 20th century and continued his research with EEGs through the 1960s. Neither he nor any of the early researchers did any entrainment unless you consider Electro-Convulsive Shocks, a gruesome and painful procedure used by psychiatry for a while, to be “entrainment.”
There is a certain “looseness” with the truth as it pertains to the science of entrainment, generally. Inserting non-indigenous frequencies into the brain (invasive frequencies) is a kind of “ecological recklessness” with the brain’s ecology, just like inserting invasive species into an ecosystem is also ecological madness. If you insert a 2-pound African toad to a Hawaiian island, soon, all the ground-nesting birds will have gone extinct.
The brain consists of a highly complex system of frequencies, and a bumbling intervention with entrainment is extremely unwise and likely to be dangerous to some aspect of your being, including your spiritual being.
The good news is that there are safe training methods, neurofeedback training methods, which give the brain information about even the slightest occurrences of a frequency you might like to have more (or less) of, and then the brain figures out, in its wisdom, how to make more (or less) of that frequency in a way that is compatible with all the other activity going on in the brain. This is a sane and ecologically defensible way of getting more (or less) of some desired frequency in the brain.
In short, entrainment is best avoided as a form of ecological recklessness: Inserting invasive frequencies into the brain is best avoided…or perhaps limited to science fiction or horror movies.