This week, "Newsweek" magazine published an article describing anger, anxiety, stress, and worry. The article demonstrates two things:

1. These behaviors and experiences are driven by brain function - we know that because when the brain function changed the behaviors vanished..

2. As Brainwave Optimization mirrors the brain back to itself it relaxes, resets, and unwanted behaviors can simply disappear.

We can receive heart transplants, artificial limbs, vision correction lenses, and hearing aids to assist us in creating a greater state of health and well being. Not until technology advances allowed us to view and mirror the brain back to itself with incredible speed did we learn that our brain can achieve a deeply relaxed state quickly as it might after years of meditation practice, and achieve self-correction of unwanted behavior patterns. Self-driven well being - makes sense, doesn't it?

It is likely that 30 to 50 years from now, society will look back on this discovery as we now look back on the horse and buggy, as technology will allow us to help the brain reset itself faster and more robustly than we can now experience. That is AOK, because until then we have an ever advancing technology called Brainwave Optimization that can mirror the brain so the brain itself can achieve near miraculous and here-to-fore unknown mastery of well being, happiness, and positive behavior. 


Brainwave ‘Balancing’ Research Receives Continued Support From The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc.

$620,000 Grant Expands the Scope of Neurological Research

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – April 8, 2014 – The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc. of Atlanta, Ga., has once again awarded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers funding to expand clinical studies into the use of a noninvasive, drugless therapy that may help to reduce symptoms associated with a list of neurological conditions.  This year’s grant totals $620,000.

This new grant will fund a controlled clinical research trial for athletes who have had a concussion and suffer from persistent post-concussion symptoms.  Sports-related concussion affects at least 1.3 million Americans each year, many of whom are adolescents or young adults.  While most recover within seven to 10 days, some experience persisting symptoms such as headache; insomnia; poor focus, concentration, or balance; fogginess, irritability, or depression.  Rest is the mainstay of current treatment options, which also includes inner-ear balance therapy or medications for specific symptoms, but new, innovative therapies are sorely needed.

The project is under the direction of Charles H. Tegeler, M.D., McKinney-Avant Professor of Neurology, director of Telestroke Services, and director of the Ward A. Riley Ultrasound Center.  Tegeler is conducting clinical studies of HIRREM (High-resolution, relational, resonance-based, electroencephalic mirroring or, as it’s commercially known, Brainwave Optimization®), a product created by Brain State Technologies, LLC, of Scottsdale, Ariz.  This noninvasive procedure uses a computerized system designed to reflect the brain’s frequencies back to itself in near real time using auditory tones. Resonance between the tones and the electrical circuits in a person’s brain can allow improved balance to the two hemispheres of the brain and has shown reduced symptoms in a pilot study* of people with insomnia.

Preliminary results of Tegeler’s prior studies suggest a reduction in persisting symptoms following sports concussion, or other types of traumatic brain injury, associated with use of HIRREM.  This spring, Tegeler and his colleagues are presenting these results at the 10th World Congress on Brain Injury, and the annual meetings of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Neurology.

To date, Tegeler’s research has also studied individuals with insomnia, episodic migraine, hot flashes, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), a condition marked by an unexplained increase in heart rate when standing up, causing dizziness and lightheadedness.  More information on this research can be found at

This new grant will also support an ongoing placebo-controlled clinical trial for those with insomnia.  Since 2011, The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc. has provided approximately $2.3 million in support of this research. Tegeler awaits receipt of a government grant to evaluate the effect of HIRREM for military personnel with PTSD.

“At a time when funding for research is difficult to find, this support from The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc., makes it possible to continue our research program, and the transition to additional controlled clinical trials,” said Tegeler. “We continue our efforts to scientifically evaluate the potential benefits of HIRREM as a noninvasive, non-drug therapy in situations where such options are lacking.  It is with deep gratitude to Susanne Collins that we accept this generous additional funding for this important research, which provides a chance to focus on the important problem of concussion, while continuing our work in those with insomnia.”

*Editor’s note: The pilot study was published in the journal Brain and Behavior in October 2012 (28 OCT 2012, DOI: 10.1002/brb3.101); a methods paper was published in the journal, Brain and Behavior last year (14 JAN 2013, DOI: 10.1002/brb3.116).

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center ( is a fully integrated academic medical center located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The institution comprises the medical education and research components of Wake Forest School of Medicine, the integrated clinical structure and consumer brand Wake Forest Baptist Health, which includes North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Brenner Children’s Hospital, the creation and commercialization of research discoveries into products that benefit patients and improve health and wellness, through Wake Forest Innovations, as well as a network of affiliated community-based hospitals, physician practices, outpatient services and other medical facilities. Wake Forest School of Medicine is ranked among the nation’s best medical schools and is a leading national research center in fields such as regenerative medicine, cancer, neuroscience, aging, addiction and public health sciences. Wake Forest Baptist’s clinical programs have consistently ranked as among the best in the country by U.S.News & World Report for the past 20 years.

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A conscious dialogue with Lee Gerdes the Founder and CEO of Brain State Technologies® and the Living Consciously-TV Cast about how to find the goodness in the failures of life. Streamed live by Conscious Evolution Media on 1/7/2014.