How this site can help you:
This website is a brain training and brain therapy site with customizable sound therapy that reminds the brain of needed brain rhythms, and it is easy to use. The guidance is from a teacher to clinicians at The University of Minnesota Medical Center and elsewhere.
There are research studies showing the results of using the brain training with sounds on this site below:
- Memory: Adults in mid-life in one study did attention training with the attention sound on this site and improved their ‘working memory” by 11%.
- Anxiety: The relaxation sound on this site was shown to lower anxiety by 58% more than listening to music and 86% more than silence in hospital patience before surgery. More than 26% of adults struggle with chronic pain.
- Pain: In a study done for fibromyalgia and chronic pain, the relaxation sound on this site lowered pain by 77% on average in adults struggling with chronic pain after about 2 months of listening several times a week. More than 20% of adults struggle with chronic pain.
- Dementia/Alzheimer’s: There is training on this site for methods that lowered memory blocking plaque in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s by 37% in the hippocampus with one week of listening ( a main brain area for memory). The plaque that blocks memory pathways in the brain begins to build in our 40s and 50s, and about 16% of adults between 75 and 85 years old have some level of noticeable dementia. Around 34% of adults over 85 have it. Dementia is also linked to anxiety.
There are many other benefits that help users and prevent disease, so this site was made as a free resource with clinical guidance that is step-by-step.
- The sounds can be used easily on a smart phone, tablet, or a computer. They can be used as background sounds and on headphones, and we ask that they only be listened to by adults who the sound is for. You can listen while you work, read, relax, or exercise in a safe space.
- To start, you can go to step 1 in the menu, or you can read more about the expertise behind the sound therapy, testimonials, and research below.
- 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, Peter Meilahn, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor – www.minnesotabiofeedback.com.
“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.)
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 in research 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 cost of struggling memory over a lifetime is high, and become more complicated with health problems as we age. The focus sound rhythm on this site reminds the listener of the brain rhythm used for focus and memory.
- 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 listening to music and 86% more than not using any sound or music before surgery. 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 with the sound therapy on this site, 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 – In one study that impulsive behavior decreased by more than 60% in 8 year olds with impulsive ADHD by listening to the sound we have for focus. Similar changes can happen for adults. It has been shown 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 shown 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) when that brain pattern is increased to an adequate level, and the effects last after using the background sound.
- You can click here to open the research page in a new tab.
To start, you can go to Step 1 in the menu.