Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the Biocybernaut Institute

Meet the Founder of Biocybernaut Institute, Dr. James V. Hardt and learn more about what our training can offer you!

General Information

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 and you will receive coaching and instructions from Certified Biocybernaut Trainers in order to learn the skill of self regulation of your own brain function. This type of voluntary self-regulation of brain-states traditionally takes up to 21-40 years of daily practice to achieve, but technology speeds things up, and what traditionally takes 21-40 years without technology can be achieved in as little as 7 days with Biocybernaut’s patented neurofeedback technology.

The only differences between the centres is the actual physical location.

Our Trainers are all selected, trained and continuously mentored and supported by Dr. Hardt.

The Trainers also bring with them various backgrounds of experience all which are intended to add to the Biocybernaut Alpha brainwave training experience.

Standard traditional Neurofeedback widely uses Operant Conditioning as compared to Biocybernaut which uses conscious learning of Voluntary Control. At Biocybernaut we give you feedback on your own brain waves, where your feedback tones get louder (or quieter) as your brain wave microvolts get larger (or smaller). In this true feedback process you make the changes yourself in a conscious and voluntary way. Our programs are intensive, where you attend training for 5 or 7 consecutive days at one of our centres. Biocybernaut provides a supportive group process, debriefing component to this training. This allows for examination of the experience in a supportive, confidential environment which allows for deeper understanding and integration of the individual learnings.

Dr. James V. Hardt has been involved with the study and development of neurofeedback for over 40 years.

Please view the many case studies, academic studies and papers he has either authored or co-authored on our website and enjoy the many podcasts that Dr. Hardt has been interviewed on and videos to learn more about his experience and to assist you in making a decision.

People choose to train with Biocybernaut Institute for a very wide variety of reasons however, all want 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. 

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.

There are several components to this question however we offer an experience where through our training awareness of ego and behavior are examined and with this awareness choices can be made as to how one proceeds with future behaviors that might of previously limited their personality and performance.

The actual training program is a program that you travel to one of our centres 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 any of our online discussions.

Dr. Hardts “Power Intention Sundays” is another way you can get involved. 

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 organisations that offer brain wave 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.  Now, from testing anxiety before to after the training, big drops in anxiety were seen, and when testing the people six months later, all were astonished to discover that there were further drops in anxiety.  At 12 months, there were even further declines in anxiety. So the training is very powerful, very effective, and the results at six months are even better than they are just after the training, and at 12 months, they are better still.

During your time at Biocybernaut we encourage you to work closely with and share with your team any concerns around not sustaining the learnings you have during your seven days.

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.

The Biocybernaut training is offered in many languages. Biocybernaut Mood Scales 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.

We can turn up or down the volume of your feedback tones separately on the left and right side of your head. If there are some frequencies that are harder for you to hear, we can turn up or down individual speakers on the left and right side of your head.

The primary Alpha tones are between 400 and 800 Hz so the common 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. 

Currently, you would travel to one of our centres and spend 5 to 7 days with us.

There are many studies that show that Neurofeedback will assist in raising IQ. We cannot guarantee any specific results however studies have shown an increase of up 11.7 IQ points Smarter and an increase of 15.8 EQ points Higher.

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 (We have worked with people in the highest 5% of anxiety and found that when they learned to increase Alpha, their anxiety dropped to below average).


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%


Increasing IQ by 11.7 points on average.


Achieve mental and physical “flow” states on command (the latest brain research shows that a “burst” of Alpha brain waves precedes peak performance).


Deepening spiritual awareness and meditation practice


Remain calm and focused under pressure


Building self-esteem and self-confidence

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 1 training.

The compulsory first step for anyone one coming to Biocybernaut for the first time is to attend Alpha 1 training.


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.

Neurofeedback provides you with information about what your brain is doing and provides you with feedback regarding whether you are successfully meditating or not.


One of the challenges with unassisted meditation is understanding whether 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 to choose to train with Biocybernaut have never meditated before.
Even those who are experienced meditators report huge benefits to their meditation practice after attending 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 centres 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 the privacy of trainees attending the centre.

Yes, we often have the pleasure of welcoming trainees from all over the world.

We generally host training at our centres starting on the 3rd, the 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 honour 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 benefit 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 honour of hosting many Veterans. Please ask one of our representatives about our Veteran pricing options.

FINANCES

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 trainings.


Presently, we have no scholarship funding, however, we encourage you to keep in contact with us as this can always change.

There are several components to this question however we offer an experience where through our training awareness of ego and behavior are examined and with this awareness choices can be made as to how one proceeds with future behaviors that might of limited their personality and performance. 

We offer 3 different training programs.

The 7 day Premium Program – all of our science and studies are based on this program. You spend one session in the chamber for the first 4 days and then have the option of going into the chamber for a second session for days 5, 6 & 7. The total price for this training is $14,998 USD and the required non-refundable deposit for this training is $3,998USD.

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 $4,998USD.

The 5 day Double Intensive – You have two sessions in the chamber each day. 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 $3,998USD.

Please see additional details about these programs on our Pricing page.

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 training. All trainings have to be paid in full prior to starting the training.  Please refer to our 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.


We do remind all that Biocybernaut Institute is a private company with a paid staff.

DURING TRAINING

The first day of training begins at 9:00am. We ask trainees to arrive at 8:45am. Please have requested forms and payments completed prior to arriving at the centre.

The length of the day depends on the number of trainees in the training and what each trainee is processing and working with. We don’t complete the day until the trainees the group is complete with their process. The start time for the next day is decided upon at the end of each day. We believe this structure offers a more individualised, through and supportive experience for the individual trainee choosing to train with Biocybernaut.

We do have several recommendations and suggestions that we believe that when applied will enhance the Alpha brain training experience. These will be sent to trainees upon the 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 chose to travel after the training is your choice.

We advise trainees that they will have limited access to their cellphones each day while training. This is to ensure less distraction and to ensure privacy of other trainees that may be present and staff.

Cellphones and time pieces will be handed in at the beginning of the day and returned at the end of the day.

If there is an emergency situation, we can always accommodate your needs.

We encourage trainees to arrange their lives prior to training to ensure that distractions are kept to a minimum and focus can be kept upon this life shifting experience.

We advise trainees to plan for a 10 to 14 hour day.

Our program is intense and we do encourage trainees to plan for long, focused days and to prepare prior 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 personalised and supportive environment.

Depending on the program and the individual requirements of the trainees we offer small training groups of usually no more that 3 people in a training for our Premium Double programs and no more than five trainees for the Premium or 5 day intensive program.

Yes.

For maximum benefit we encourage all trainees to complete their training.

Once graduated trainees have the option of returning for a short 1 to 4 day “Tune Up”. Graduation of Alpha 1 is a requirement for this option.

DIET, ACCOMMODATIONS & LOGISTICS

Yes, prior to attending training we will be providing you with a questionnaire that includes an area to list all your allergies and dietary restrictions which we will of course abide by.

We do recommend speaking to your Medical Doctor before stopping any medication prior to attending training with Biocybernaut.

With regards 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 provide you with a comprehensive Logistics, accommodations and training preparation email to plan your training experience with Biocybernaut Institute.

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 which case a car service is preferred.
Once your deposit is received we provide you with a comprehensive Logistics, accommodations and training preparation email to plan your training experience with Biocybernaut Institute.

We are unable to provide transportation, most of our clients decide to rent a car or arrange a car service.
We provide you with a comprehensive logistics, accommodations and preparation email to plan your training experience with Biocybernaut. This document also has a list of transportation services.

POST TRAINING

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.

Once graduated trainees have the option of returning for a short 1 to 4 day “Tune Up”. Graduation of Alpha 1 is a requirement for this option.

Yes. We do have an Alumni group that you are invited to join that offers discussion, lectures with Dr. Hardt and ongoing information and updates about happenings at Biocybernaut.

On occasion, individual coaching is available. 

Yes, Please contact one of our representatives to discuss.

Moodscale testing & review

One of the tests trainees participate in during training. The scale can yield measures of different moods that the trainee might not be aware of.

Neurofeedback Training Raw EEG & Integrated Amplitude

Close review with Trainer of the trainees recorded brainwaves.

Available Hemi Coherence Channel Triples

Hemi Coherence is the review of how coherent, balanced and integrated the different parts of the brain are.

Available Hemi Coherence Channel Pairs

Hemi Coherence is the review of how coherent, balanced and integrated the different parts of the brain are.

Channels Provided in Theta

These are the channels that are progressively added and monitored throughout your selected training program.

Channels Provided in Alpha Feedback

These are the channels that are progressively added and monitored throughout your selected training program.

Channels of EEG Information

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that detects electrical activity in your brain using small, metal discs (electrodes) attached to your scalp. Your brain cells communicate via electrical impulses and are active all the time, even when you’re asleep. This activity shows up as wavy lines on an EEG recording.

Deluxe Premium Double 7 day with Dr. Hardt

Premium Double trainings requested to be led by Dr. James V. Hardt, Founder and President of Biocybernaut, will be $79,998USD per person which will include the 7-Day Premium Double Training package.

Deluxe Premium 7 day Training with Dr. Hardt

Premium trainings requested to be led by Dr. James V. Hardt, Founder and President of Biocybernaut, will be $49,998USD per person which will include the 7-Day Premium Training package.

Premium Double 7 day Training

The 7-Day Premium Double training provides double the amount of Neurofeedback training time as the 7-Day Premium Training. The 7-Day Premium Alpha One Training has been scientifically proven to deliver significant beneficial results including continued improvement after the Training. The 7-Day Premium Double is an intense experience that enhances the experience of the Trainees and maximizes the results. In addition to providing double the Neurofeedback training time as the Premium 7-Day training, the Premium Double offers a gradual increase in the number of EEG head sites that the Trainee is given Neurofeedback. So the Premium Double gives double the amount of time in the feedback chamber and it works up to double the number of head sites at which the trainee is given feedback.

Premium 7 day Training

The Biocybernaut Premium is the 7-day training program that is the core Biocybernaut offering and with which all of our scientific papers have been produced. The 7-Day Alpha One Training is scientifically proven in peer-reviewed scientific publications, to deliver significant beneficial results to the Trainee, including the Trainee’s continued improvement after leaving the Training.

5 Day Intensive

This Training is based on the Premium Double 7-Day Training. It is for those people who cannot find the time to get away for the full 7-Day Training. The Trainee will experience neurofeedback training twice a day and will have an incremental increase on the head sites they will receive feedback.