Blog Post May 2011


The past few years have been filled with changes and I felt like I was swimming in mud most of the time. I had had a few experiences with neurofeedback but when I had the opportunity to experience brain balancing the results were amazing.

I started to feel energized immediately.  Then I noticed how much clearer my thinking was and how much more alert I felt.  I also received a release in my creative thinking.  As an artist, I was battling with creative block; during the sessions, I was consistently getting ideas.  They were coming so fast I had trouble “quieting” my mind.  My artwork has taken a totally new direction and my freedom to experiment is at an all-time high.  

I am so grateful for the opportunity to experience brain balancing and thankful to Jackie Gates of New Life Brain Center for introducing me to this life-changing technology.

- Excerpted from actual client comments

Norah experienced Brainwave Optimization at New Life Brain Center, Texas


May 16, 2011 (1hr 24mins)
Lee Gerdes is interviewed by Lars Gustafsson, Founder BodyMind Institue.

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Lars' personal experience with Brainwave Optimization:

"I went to see Glenna Reid ( here in Calgary for the 1 week Brainwave Optimization intensive at the end of April, 2011.  I had received an incredible testimonial from Susan Kenney, one of our BodyMind Nutritionists, how these sessions had helped her end the decade long journey with intense migraines and vertigo.  

Going into these sessions I had already been practicing meditation for almost a decade, journeyed through countless books, courses, and coaches in search of the keys to inner stillness and contentment.  In the glimpses of experiencing these two states using nutrition and all aspects of work in Body, Mind and Spirit, I experienced ever increasing joy and fulfillment in life.

After the first session with Glenna my mind was completely still.  I was driving around after the session thinking to myself... "where are all my busy thoughts?"  It was as if I was in the middle of a weekend long silence retreat... except I was in my car driving.

By the middle of the week I was sleeping deeply, had a complete shift in my awareness, and from waking to going to sleep was completely present and content with life. 

I initially thought this "may wear off"... but instead it got stronger with each passing day.  I immediately followed up in the next two weeks to see where this could take me to, as I have never, ever experienced this level of calm, contentedness and joy in a very, very long time.  I AM a very happy being, but on the inside was a mind that was filled to the brim with worry and doubt. 

Throughout the BodyMind Nutrition program -- as well as all of our teachers here at The BodyMind Institute also teach -- that if we have a "happy gut, we have a happy mind."   In doing all the parts to create a balanced, healthy gut, body and mind, I still felt there was a missing key with the mind, something perhaps that technology or a special meditation process or teaching could offer a solution to.   I know I have found one of these "super keys", which is why I wanted to share this with you.

My experience with the Brainwave Optimization is something I feel everyone must experience at least once.  For me it was like hitting the "reset" button for my mind ... and now I can effortlessly feel the continuous state of inner peace and joy that I know you and everyone you know desires.

Give yourself the gift of this experience, it is a gift of a lifetime!

Thank you Lee for bring this to the world!"



Scottsdale, Arizona, May 13, 2011 – Brain State Technologies® announced today that Founder and CEO Lee Gerdes is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Mountain Desert region award finalist. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Gerdes was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 16th at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

“I’m honored to help promote entrepreneurialism in the Valley of the Sun,” said Gerdes. “We’ve been blessed in Arizona with not only the best physical climate around, but also with a climate of hope, growth and incredible partnerships. With people coming to understand the amazing power of the human brain, we think the opportunities to help people overcome anxieties, addictions, sleeplessness, illnesses and other issues related to the brain, are nearly unlimited.”

The neuro-technology invented by Gerdes combines the most current thinking in neuroplasticity, computer technology and physics, providing a modality that helps people to overcome cognitive, emotional and physical challenges and enhance overall performance and well-being. Gerdes’ academic and professional background in the sciences, along with psychology and theology, enabled him to lift up out of the boundaries of individual perspectives and create something new with Brain State Technologies and Brainwave Optimization™.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.

In the Mountain Desert region sponsors include Faegre & Benson, Clifton Gunderson, ADP, Scherzer International, The Denver Business Journal and JohnstonWells Public Relations.

About Brain State Technologies

With about 140 affiliated centers in 16 countries, Brain State Technologies® is the largest international provider of brainwave balancing services in the world. Providing a proprietary modality called Brainwave Optimization with Real-Time Balancing™, affiliates offer the most advanced form or brainwave re-calibration available. The technique is safe, non-invasive and requires no medication. Today, more than 32,000 people have experienced Brainwave Optimization for a wide array of conditions, including sleep disorders; anxiety, stress and depression; post-traumatic stress disorder; addictions; learning challenges including ADD and ADHD; eating disorders; head and brain injuries, pain and physical illnesses.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

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