Chapter 6

Zen and the Art of Smart Thinking

‘Biocybernaut training doubled my understanding of the dimensionality of consciousness. . . ’

Zen Master Ryuho Yamada Roshi

As the individual stories in the previous chapter illustrate, profound spiritual experiences can occur in the high alpha states achieved with the Biocybernaut Process. These experiences often lead to beneficial personality changes such as decreased anxiety, which is related to the body’s health and restoring youthfulness to the brain.

Several academic studies have been conducted with experienced meditators that show the health and other benefits of meditation practice. Any such benefits of meditation, which stand up to careful scientific scrutiny, can probably be explained by and reproduced with the Biocybernaut Process because of the close similarity of alpha brain wave enhancement training and meditation.

Both the Biocybernaut Training Process and meditation encourage higher cortical activities to control the autonomic nervous system response. Both are founded on understanding how changes in the body are brought about, and both realize that the mind and body are intimately interconnected. People who have trained to mastery either of these processes experiences significant reductions in stress and increased psychological maturity.

Both processes create the understanding and sense that peace, tranquility, and calmness come from within. Both processes lead to another complete level of consciousness, in which awareness is systematically expanded or increased under one’s direct control. There is a continuous stream of awareness that is one-pointed; the mind does not wander or shift around to different topics. However, in this one-pointedness of concentration, we find major differences between meditation and the Biocybernaut Training Process. In meditation, the subject of attention and concentration is not reliably related to one’s mental state or consciousness. The reason is that the mind tends to wander. If a meditator tries to attend to his breath or his thoughts, his mind will surely wander off, repeatedly, and it may be some minutes or more before the would-be meditator catches on to this distraction and brings his attention back on track.

Biocybernaut trainee:

A person in the Biocybernaut training has a huge advantage over the meditator: the feedback signals. By listening to the feedback tones and viewing the scores in a dark and soundproof chamber, the Biocybernaut trainee has those tones and scores as the subject of attention and concentration. They are reliably related to one’s mental state of one’s consciousness. It is tough to ignore the feedback tones, which are made as loud as is comfortable because the soundproof chamber excludes all other potentially distracting sounds. Hence, there is nothing to attend to except those feedback tones. The meditator’s subject of attention and concentration is NOT reliably related to his or her mental state or consciousness. Conversely, the Biocybernaut trainee’s subject of attention and concentration is HIGHLY reliably related to his or her mental state or consciousness. This basic difference favors the Biocybernaut trainee over the meditator. It helps explain why 7 days of the Biocybernaut Alpha One training produce brain wave changes comparable to those seen in advanced Zen meditators with 21-40 years of daily practice. Technology speeds things up!

Some meditation methods instruct by directing the student’s attention to a mantra, a word or phrase repeated endlessly. Alternatively, attention may be directed to the breath, to the sensory impressions, or one’s thoughts without judgment or emotion, without connotation or emotionalizing. As Eckhart Tolle, author of ‘The Power of Now’ explains about meditation,

‘More and more, you realize that you are not your thoughts because they come and go. They’re all conditioned; they’re all just the contents of your mind. Instead of deriving a sense of self from those contents, you realize that you can observe the contents. A deeper sense of self arises then; that is the aware presence, and it feels very spacious and peaceful, no matter what happens in your mind.’

All meditation methods can be useful, but they are difficult for most people to master. Mastery in meditation is usually a prolonged process, requiring long periods of constant mental attention, and the process offers very little internal feedback about how well one is doing. This lack of internal feedback in meditation is especially problematic in the important early stages of learning when most of what the beginner is doing is wrong, and feedback is vitally important.

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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.