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Brains are like computers.

Brains (try) and coordinate everything that takes place in our body and work hard to do so. Some run smoother than others, some can store more information than others, and if they are overworked, they start to ‘overheat’ and experience problems.


In our fast-paced, high-stress lifestyle, neurological problems are at their peak. More than 2 billion worldwide currently suffer from brain-based health challenges, leaving our brains and nervous systems reeling day in and day out.

Our bodies pump out adrenaline and cortisol in almost lethal amounts causing anxiety, depression, insomnia and weight gain.

This new, high-tech world has created a new kind of stress never before seen in human history; technology meltdowns, more work than anyone can handle, fear of layoffs, and a new pressure to multi-task all contribute to creating a new level of stress that the human brain is not prepared to manage.

This creates over-stimulation of the brain to the point that it can no longer cope, and it’s forced to pump out stress hormones while stripping itself of healthy, mood-balancing neurotransmitters like serotonin and endorphins. This results in problems like brain fog, poor sleep, poor health, poor memory, pain, anxiety and depression, which can then lead to bigger problems like Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurological disorders which are all growing at epic proportions.

The Cause Of Modern ‘Brain Failure’

Brain stress is the driving force behind the neurological epidemic, and the consequence is the many health epidemics flooding our nation.

Not only the major epidemics, but the lesser publicized ones like migraine headaches, insomnia, fibromyalgia, allergies and rapid aging.


Brain Based Wellness

One of the many very damaging conditions caused by brain stress is Insomnia. Dr Lars Laugsand, a post-doctoral in the Department of Public Health, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, said:

“-In our study, we found that persons suffering from insomnia have increased risk of having heart failure. Those reporting suffering from all three insomnia symptoms simultaneously were at considerably higher risk than those who had no symptoms or only one or two symptoms.”

There Is An Answer – Brain Based Wellness

Luckily, leaders in the field of mind/body health recognized the devastating effects of brain stress years ago and have spent more than 20 years developing safe, drug-free solutions; technologies that work by soothing the brain, allowing the brain and body to go to work undoing the damage caused by brain stress and physical stress.
This new field is being called Brain Based Wellness

The new Brain Based Wellness technologies help synchronize the left and right hemispheres of the brain while generating the brain wave activity associated with deep relaxation. This combination gets the brain back in balance and reverses the effects of stress, so that the brain can continue to boost hormones that protect the brain against stress like beta-endorphins, while reducing damaging cortisol, restoring the body’s natural pH balance, ridding the body of toxic stress hormones such as excess adrenaline and strengthening the immune system.

The ‘Mindfit’ aka PorterVision, now BrainTap!

BBW can help with the following:

  • Replacing willpower and setting a specific plan in motion
  • Inputting positive information to help make behavioural changes
  • Replacing physical rehearsal
  • Retraining the mind and setting new life skills into place
  • Assisting the person to make decisions based on long-term effect, not short-term reward
  • Achieving safe weight loss, not fast weight loss
  • Working with appetite reduction (Appetite is of the mind; hunger is of the body.)
  • Creating better memory and recall
  • Improving sleeping patterns
  • Reducing stress
  • Creating overall feeling of calmness
  • Enhancing self-confidence
  • Learning to be thin or smoke free for life
  • Removing the necessity to count calories, count fat grams, or weigh food
  • Working exercise time into busy schedules
  • Blood flow to the brain increases for clearer thinking, better concentration.

Your brain is the control centre of everything in your life – which means the quality of your life is directly related to the fitness of your brain. Many people spend thousands on their body, their teeth,  and their appearance, yet do nothing to optimize their brain or improve the quality of their thoughts. Our Brain Based Wellness program is a sophisticated light and sound technology developed to counter act the undeniable effects of stress in our brains.


The PorterVision machines use blue L.E.D.s (light emitting diodes) and binaural beats (sounds) that pulse at specified frequencies. Each PorterVision session gently guides the user from the wide awake state into the best state for learning.  The process is very similar to a cycle of sleep that you would enter into each night.

We also use a very unique “Double-Voice Process.”  Each  program session is recorded with a special process using two voice tracks, both speaking at the same time, but to different parts of your brain and consciousness.

This enhances the learning/change/hypnosis process by helping you engage both the right and left sides of your brain. What’s most important for you to understand here is that by using both sides—or your whole brain—you have more power.

This unique method has proven to give our clients maximum benefit from each hypno-acceleration session. While your conscious mind may cancel out or ignore one suggestion, your sub-conscious, or ‘other-than-conscious’ mind is acting on the other. This sets up the positive changes you desire.

When listening to our double-voice processes, you may concentrate on either of the voices, or you may choose to focus on neither. The process will be effective either way.

Brain Waves

What are the different states and how do they differ from being awake?

Our brains operate in four primary frequency ranges. They are listed directly below with the mental states they are associated with:

Beta – 13-30 Hz: This is the state of your reactionary mind. This is where you spend most of your waking life. This is also where your strongest filtering system is. It is called the critical factor. This is also the level of your mind where fears, frustrations and negative emotions are processed. The key reason to use the PorterVision system is train your mind to get out of this state where stress rules and into the more relaxed states in order to flow.


Alpha – 8-13 Hz: This is the intuitive mind. This is because this is the place most associated with creativity and flow. It is also the brain state associated with relaxation, tranquility and daydreaming. It is in this state that you can experience flow thinking and a state of “inward awareness.? It is also known as a super-learning state.


Theta – 4-8 Hz: This is the breakthrough state where you can reinvent your life. It is the borderline sleep state; a meditation state with access to your other-than-conscious mind where you have higher levels of creativity, learning, inspiration. It is also the state the PorterVision system is designed to help you visualize in.


Delta – 1-4 Hz: This is a deep, dreamless sleep. The PorterVision system is designed to keep you from falling into this state of sleep. That is why the light and sound patterns of the PorterVision system continues to change throughout the session.

Get the APP – you can enjoy part of the process by just using the Brain Tap App on your smartphone – Click Here For a 15 Day Free Trial

Some of their ‘Essential’ Packages:  Brain Tap Essentials Program

Alternative Therapies That Can Aid the Brain

Chiropractic can help.

One of the effects of chiropractic adjustments is to normalize and maximize brain function.
Brain Based Therapists use a unique approach to pinpoint and treat abnormal neurological function that may have been caused by past or current physical, chemical and emotional stress.

One of the effects of chiropractic adjustments is to normalize and maximize brain function.

Brain Based Therapists use a unique approach to pinpoint and treat abnormal neurological function that may have been caused by past or current physical, chemical and emotional stress.

“90% of the stimulation and nutrition of the brain is generated by the movement of the spine” Dr R. Sperry, Nobel Prize winner

Sound therapy can also help, and is one of the easiest ways to help the brain stimulate Alpha brainwaves. One Australian has pioneered this Alphamusic – John B Levine. You can get some free samples from his site – Alphamusic

Alphamusic can either be played as background, or you can purposefully relax to it.


Brains Never Stay The Same

Research has proven that the brain never stops changing. It doesn’t stop when a child reaches maturity, but continually re-organizes itself based on the information it receives.

This means that we can therapeutically activate, and improve function to certain areas of the brain that may not be firing properly. Sensory information from specifically targeted muscles, joints, eyes, nose and ear receptors can cause this desired activation that allows the brain to start working properly again.

So with all the opportunities to help us get rid of brain stress, it’s imperative that we don’t ignore it, just as would take our computer to get repaired if it malfunctions.

An even better analogy though is that of regular virus checks and hard drive de-fragmentation. Our brains and nervous systems being under constant daily attack need regular recurring personal care.

For more information, or to try a brain based therapy ‘de-stress’ session, please contact us via our website

Or call on 01707 662 704.

I just added a bit more detail about Brain Based Wellness in this news release – Is Stress Causing Your Fibromyalgia

Written by Dr Chris Pickard

Published on 6 Nov 2013


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