This free website is a brain training site with easy, professional guidance that lets you listen to background sounds that improve working memory and focus by 11% in adults (on average, and as much as 29-30% in some people with attention and memory struggles), lower anxiety and pain 77-86% (on average in hospital research), and help sleep and other things. The results last for hours, days, and longer, and the effects start immediately. The background sounds help people with insomnia fall asleep more than 50% faster (an average in research), and they lower depression symptoms and stress that leads to addictions. You can also use a background sound that increases a brain pattern that lowers ringing in the ears of people with tinnitus by 78% (on average), and the effects last after using the background sound.
The effects from using the sounds on this site last longer as you use them more. The results last for hours, days, and longer when people learn the rhythms, and the results start immediately. This website’s sounds can be used for mediation sounds or meditation music, for brain training, as healing sounds or sound therapy, or as a part of music therapy.
You can use the sounds as background sounds while you work, watch shows, read, relax, or rest in bed before sleeping. The sound rhythms remind your brain of relaxed attention, and you memorize it like music to use on your own later without the sound. It is a form of brain training. The results that are from research studies are from 2-3, 30 minute sessions a week, done for 6-8 weeks.
Our easy step-by-step process has been used by staff and patients from places like The Mayo Clinic, The University of Minnesota Medical Center, The Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented, The Learning Disability Association of Minnesota, and elsewhere. The guide for choosing which sound to use is developed by a former teacher to clinical staff at The University of Minnesota Medical Center (www.minnesotabiofeedback.com).
- The sounds can be used easily on a smart phone, tablet, or a computer.
- The process is easy to use, with fast, step-by-step guidance in the menu. We also have a free memory and attention puzzle test that is used in universities and hospitals around the world.
To start, you can go to Step 1 in the menu, or read more about the researched results and testimonials below.
“It really works. I can listen to the one I need, and it takes my pain away.“ Lisa, Edina, MN ( A mother who lives with fibromyalgia and chronic pain.)
“It is the only thing that works. My migraines have gone from 3-5 per month to zero.“ Rosiland, Edina, MN (A thriving business owner who was living with chronic pain after a car accident.)
“It does what it says it does, it took my pain away.” Thomas, MN (An older adult who lives with chronic pain).
“My memory has improved. I feel more focus, and calm.“ Aaron, Duluth, MN (College and high school hockey coach with a traumatic brain injury).
“I can focus more easily. It helps me stay on task, and block out distractions.” Mathew, Minneapolis (Professional Software Developer with high anxiety from trauma).
“My memory is better, and I get more done.” Katie (Massage therapist, recovering from a traumatic brain injury).
“She went from sleeping 4-5 hours a night to 8 in a week after 7-8 years of sleeping like that. I am going to send you more clients.“ Elizabeth Shanklin, MSW, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, MN (Talking about a client with a long history of trauma that started to use the relaxation sound.)
We offer a range of sounds and instructions for a variety of needs and for helping people enhance their focus, memory, and flexibility. The sounds also have research that shows they help for a range of things, including memory, pain, anxiety, dementia and Alzheimer’s, ADHD, autism, migraines, insomnia, and other things. Below is a summary of common results from the sound therapy when it is done in 30 minute sessions, 2-3 times a week for 6-8 weeks:
- Memory and Focus – It has been shown that short term memory increases by an average of 11% (including aging adults) when people listen to our focus sound for 30 minutes a day for a month. It is shown that children with ADHD and other learning disabilities can see an increase of over 29%. Ongoing listening helps, and the results happen in under 4 weeks. The more you listen, the more deeply your can change your focus. The focus sound rhythm reminds the listener of the brain rhythm used for focus and memory. You can listen while you work, read, relax, or workout.
- Pain – Over 20% of adults have chronic pain, and more as we age. Published research on people with chronic pain who used our sound rhythms showed that listening at least twice a week lowered their feelings of pain by an average of 77% after sessions in the first two weeks. When people listen for the first time, they often experience a 50% reduction, and the benefits increase with practice and last for days. You can listen daily as needed, and you practice the rhythms mentally, like music.
- Anxiety or Depression – Clients can listen to the sounds to relax or fall asleep, or use them to imagine a stressful or traumatic experience being handled in a calmer way. In a hospital study and other studies, anxiety reduced by 58% more than classical music and 86% more than not using any sound or music for meditation or brain training. The same sound patterns used for anxiety significantly lower depression symptoms, since anxiety and depression overlap or develop from each other.
- Migraines – Around 15-20% of adults get migraines. Migraines are significantly reduced, because users can practice relaxing the intense blood flow in the brain leading to pain.
- Dementia, Alzheimer’s – Currently, around 15-18% of people over age 65 have either dementia or Alzheimer’s, and 34.6% of people 85 and older have Alzheimer’s. Recent research showed our concentration rhythm removed 37% of plaque that blocks memory in important brain areas for memory in mice with Alzheimer’s after listening for one hour a day. They listened with light pulses in the same rhythm for one week, and the sounds alone are also proven to help people’s memories. The mice brains improved significantly after one week, and people experience differences in weeks and months. Longer treatment will help memory more, because the plaque can return. The same process is continually being researched for people, and is being shown to effect people in similar ways (here is a research study at the National Institute of Health for results with people). The sound rhythms that they used are a part of our service, along with memory testing, and you can share it with family, friends, and your community. Here is an article at the National Institute of Health discussing the sound treatment research for mice with Alzheimer’s.
- ADHD and Autism – It has been proven that impulsive behavior decreased by more than 30% in 8 year olds with impulsive ADHD by listening to the sound we have for executive functions. Similar changes happen for adults. It has been proven to increase “working memory” by 11% (on average) for typical adults without ADHD, and as much as 29-32% in people with ADHD. There are changes in autism too, with the changes being different for each case. The changes happen when user listens to the sound for focus on this site 2 times a week for at least 12 weeks.
- Insomnia – If you listen to the sound for sleep before bed, it helps insomnia. It is proven to help deep sleep brain rhythms, and helped decrease insomnia by 68% in research. They make falling asleep and getting into deep sleep easier. People with histories of complex stress especially find the sound helpful, and people who have been sleeping 4-6 hours a night have changed to sleeping 8-9 hours a night in weeks.
- Tinnitus – You can also use a background sound that increases a brain pattern that lowers ringing in the ears of people with tinnitus by 78% (on average), and the effects last after using the background sound.
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This site is directed by a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota, Peter Meilahn, MA, LPCC. He has taught these techniques to clinicians from The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Hazelden, The Mayo Clinic, The Learning Disability Association of Minnesota, The Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented, and the The State of Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services. You can learn about his practice at www.minnesotabiofeedback.com.
Please consider sharing this site with people in your community, your friends, family, co-workers, people around the world who would benefit, and people you are helping in your work.
To start, you can go to Step 1 in the menu.