I like sleep and I don't like Plato. Let me tell you why. Let's start with Plato.
Western civilization can pretty much thank (?) Plato for popularizing (what I consider) some very bad mistakes. Two that stand out (and have the same root in duality) are:
1) the separation of an immaterial soul/mind from a material body.....resulting in the "good, good soul" and the "bad, bad body" philosophy;
2) the separation of reason and emotion....resulting in the unending psychological/philosophical battle between thought and feeling.
Interestingly, both traditional Oriental views of Harmony and current neuroscience see it quite differently. Let's look at a little of the neuroscience (and consequently, understand why I also brought up the Sleep thing). I will just make a bullet-point list to keep it more simple and shorter:
Thalamus: integrates all incoming Sensory experience (except smell), safe/threat assessments and passes it all on to the Cortex - it also lets us know when we are sleepy;
Hypothalamus: feelings of hunger and thirst;
Amygdala: memories especially when associated with emotions;
Pituitary and Adrenal Cortex: alerted messages to rest of body especially associated with fear;
Pre-frontal Cortex (PFC): gets fed all the information above and acts to integrate the senses, thoughts, feelings and emotions into a coherent meaningful message that results in a decision. These decisions are both at the conscious and unconscious levels and pervade all waking moments.
OK. Now the Sleep thing.
Unlike other parts of our brain, the pre-frontal Cortex gets no down time when we relax or "chill". The only time the PFC gets to recover and reboot is during deep dreamless sleep.
Chronic sleep deprivation (even a single 24 hours without sleep) causes the PFC to slow down making it harder to recognize new information, make decisions and integrate emotions and thought. Result is you "can't see the forest for the trees". So much for Harmony.
The "take away".... it takes at least two legs working in integrated Harmony to walk and it all begins to fall apart if you don't get enough good regular sleep. ... See MoreSee Less
The following is extracted from the NL Practical Guide for Beginners document which is LOADED with specific MENU style choices for most all of your NL application needs. If you want the entire NL Beginners Guide, please make a simple request at [email protected] and I will send you a digital copy asap.
There are a few Basic Concepts or Principles that are important to appreciate when beginning to use the Neuro Light. They are not only helpful at the start but will also guide you into much deeper creativity and understandings as you mature in your Neuro Light Experience.
Neuroplasticity: The Neuro Light (NL) is the way it is because the brain is the way it is. The NL design reflects the functional nature of the brain. Our brain is constantly changing in an attempt to successfully adapt to its experiences both internal and external. This ability to constantly change and adapt is known as Neuroplasticity.
Capacity & Demand: The ability to change and adapt is not constant at all times. Sometimes it is easier and sometimes it is harder. The degree of difficulty in the changing adaption is called the Neuroplastic Demand. How ready, willing and able your brain is to match this Neuroplastic Demand is known as your Neuroplastic Capacity. If the Demand is greater than your Capacity, you will have a low probability of integrating the Demand information. Think of it in this analogy – you go to a Yoga Center and find that the classes are divided into Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced levels. The Demand in the Advanced classes is going to be greater than in the Intermediate and certainly much greater than in the Beginners class. You must assess your Capacity to match the Demand when choosing a class level. The fact of Capacity related to Demand is not only true for the body in general but also specific for the brain.
Brain Gym, Brain Food & Brain Skills: The NL has three components. Both the Brain Gym and the Brain Skills are contained within the main assembly of the Golden Pyramid Lamp and Golden Box with the User Interface controlled by whatever WiFi enabled computer, tablet or smartphone you choose to use. The Brain Food aspect is offered as a separate device known as the Nasal Light. The Brain Gym and the Brain Food have the important role of building and maintaining good levels of Neuroplastic Capacity (the “fitness” levels of your brain). The Brain Food stimulates and upregulates the mitochondrial ATP source of energy for the brain (as well as offering a long list of other Wellness benefits). The Brain Gym provides targeted “exercises” and network “reinforcements” that specifically engage and enhance the brain’s ability to match the Demands of continued brain adaption and “learning”. The Brain Skills are complex signal Compositions that instruct the brain in important “learning” tasks. These NL Compositions all present a certain amount of Demand that encourage the brain to “learn” to do certain tasks based on its own innate Capacity. In short: Brain Gym + Brain Food = Neuroplastic Capacity “exercise” and “energy”. Brain Skills = Neuroplastic Demand of new “learning”.
Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced: In both the Brain Gym and the Brain Skills, you will notice the NL Compositions are ranked by degree of Neuroplastic Demand. These are NOT hard rules but rather are considered general guidelines. Think again of the Yoga Center with its Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced level classes. Because every NL Composition is an assembly of Light and Sound signals, the mix and degree of Coordination, Flexibility, Endurance and Strength characteristics in the Composition will vary, sometimes significantly. The brain will attempt to “harmonize” with the NL Light/Sound Composition signals. You may think of it as the brain wanting to “dance” along with the NL Composition. The “dance” of a Foundation level Composition is relatively simple. An Intermediate Composition is a bit more demanding while an Advanced Composition has a more complex “dance step”.
The Vector Concept: The brain is always trying to find the “signal” in the “noise”. It works to convert “meaningless” into “meaningful. “Nonsense” into “sense”. The NL Light/Sound Compositions are precisely designed with these tasks in mind. Every NL Composition is built upon years if not decades of validated neurological research into brain function. Now combined with the startling discoveries and advances in Neuroplasticity and the deepening understandings in how to use “compositional” signals to message the mind, there has never been a better time to “talk & listen” with the brain using technology. Simply put, a “vector” is a movement in a certain direction. In this way, every NL Composition has a goal and a pathway to that goal. The combination of the “goal” or purpose with the “pathway” or process is much of what makes a NL Composition so unique and effective. Each NL Composition has its own “vector” which is recognized in its name or title as well as further discussed in the accompanying “description” which is easily referenced by clicking on the “show…..” feature to the right side of the session title bar on the User Interface. Full NL Composition descriptions can also be found in the Learning Section of theneurolight.com website.
NL Light/Sound Compositions: In the NL, the Light signals and the Sound signals are harmoniously integrated into one seamless Composition. Think (as an analogy) of the Sound signals as being like the drummer and bass players in a rock band and the Light signals as being the lead guitar and the vocalist. They are not providing the exact same signals. As a matter of fact, if you listened to each of them separately, you may not even recognize that they are playing the same song. However, when combined or integrated as a composition, the result is a “whole greater than the sum of its parts”. A NL Composition is a significant advancement when compared to conventional Brain Entrainment. Classic Brain Entrainment contributes perhaps 10 to 15 % of the NL Composition approach to brain signaling and “learning”. NL Compositions are designed to either “tell a story” or “explore a feeling” (and often will blend the two for effect). To be clear, the Sound aspect of a NL Composition is NOT “music” per se. It has no relationship to just playing any musical choice you may desire to “go along” with the Light signals. The Sound of a NL Composition often uses short looping segments with a musical nature but never a full “song”. These looping segments are used to achieve a “Mood Framing” without driving the main signal message. Actually, every Sound element in a NL Composition is a union of 4 to 6 layers of embedded brain signaling that is then related to the complex Light signaling to result in a harmonious “vector driven” experience in the brain.
Brain Exercise, Help Right Now & Brain Shaping: Although the NL is very flexible as a Neuroplastic instrument, it is possible to reduce its applications down to three related approaches: Brain Exercise Help Right Now Brain Shaping Brain Exercise uses the Brain Gym and Brain Food to increase the Neuroplastic Capacity in persons having low vitality because of wellness challenges and/or old age. Help Right Now primarily uses the Brain Skills for short term improvement or alleviation from uncomfortable states of mind and experience. Brain Shaping typically uses all three (Brain Gym, Brain Food, Brain Skills) for long term changes and adaptation processes in the committed individual.
Brain Exercise: This approach to the NL has two possibilities: 1) to build or increase the Neuroplastic Capacity. It is simple and satisfying for the person with low vitality/Neuroplastic Capacity. Typically, the individual will experience a progressive and impressive general improvement in mood, sleep patterns, energy and attitude. If possible, the individual should have their own Brain Food/Nasal Light for regular daily use. As parallel to general body exercise, a proper 11 minute + 11 minute (total 22 minutes) 4 or 5 times a week will generate best results. If NL sessions are not easily available, then one or two NL sessions per week combined with some related gentle exercise and regular deep relaxation processes will still be effective. The Brain Food/Nasal Light is critical. 2) to maintain an adequate level of Neuroplastic Capacity over time. This use is called a Brain Tonic and as a parallel could be thought of regular basic exercise that helps maintain a desired level of “fitness”. NL Brain Tonics can be used on an as needed basis or on a semi-regular basis depending on life style.
Help Right Now: This approach to the NL is a great area for new NL users to begin to explore the various dynamics of the NL. The purpose, as seen in the name, is to act to create beneficial changes in a current state of mind and mood. The effects normally begin to manifest during or shortly after the NL Light/Sound Experience and reach a peak within a two hour period. The benefits will then plateau and gently decrease over a period of 12 to 24 hours. It is fair to call this approach a “short term” solution to a current issue. There are basically two types of Help Right Now conditions. The first is when an uncomfortable state arises from current but transient challenges. In this case, one to three Help Right Now sessions often resolve the uncomfortable state. The second type is when the uncomfortable state is an aggravation of an element in a chronic challenge. The Help Right Now is still capable of reducing the uncomfortable state which is greatly welcomed at the time however it is reasonable to expect that the issue may still linger at some level until and unless the chronic challenge is resolved. In Help Right Now, benefits may be successfully extended by including various appropriate Neuroplastic Reinforcements that the individual may perform in the hours and days following the NL session(s).
Brain Shaping: This use of the NL is more demanding of insight and experience as it acts to modify brain neuroplasticity over a longer period of time and often focuses on more complex behaviors and habits. Some NL users will be drawn to this type of profound wellness support which builds on relationship and commitment. Think of it as being (somewhat) similar to an exercise trainer guiding an individual through an evolving fitness program aimed at a significant change in fitness and ability. This long term approach to neuroplastic Brain Shaping is actually not too complicated if you progress in stages. The progress of the individual will act as a constant reference as to what choices and new learning to institute in their program. It is expected that the individual wanting Brain Shaping will be motivated to actually begin to modify their general life-style to support the Brain Shaping since many of the challenges are actually embedded in their daily habits.
Like Eating a Meal: I frequently use this analogy to help explain the dynamics of a NL Light/Sound Experience. Think of it like eating a meal. The NL Light/Sound Experience itself can be compared to eating a meal in which you savor the tastes and textures. You may really enjoy some items on the plate and perhaps for the others simply appreciate their value to your health. However, it is after the actual eating experience that the processes of digestion begin that are, over time, followed by assimilation and finally reach the endpoint of physiological utilization – which (other than the entertainment value of eating the meal) is the actual reason and benefit of eating in the first place. So, following the “eating the meal” analogy, do not place primary importance on the actual NL Light/Sound Composition Experience. Although it is typically fascinating and moving, the actual deep benefits BEGIN when the Light/Sound ends. It is the commencement of the all- important integration of the information that will activate the learning itself. So please, don’t eat and run!
Neuroplastic Reinforcements: There are basically three ways to create Neuroplastic Changes in the brain: 1) Movement, 2) Mental and 3) Sensory. The NL specializes in the Sensory approach and utilizes integrated Light and Sound signaling. It is possible to use only the NL as a “Light Coach” working in Total Brain Wellness. The effects will be very good and often even impressive. If you would like to extend and expand the benefits of the NL Experience, offering various Neuroplastic Reinforcements in the Movement and Mental categories can make a deeper and faster result in the processes.
Hi all of you. I am searching for a chart of brain waves and positive and negative aspects of them something simple so I can pin it to the wall to help me learn while using it. Did you find one already and happy to share it? Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
In the NL, we use a design approach I call Brain Engagement. This needs to be compared to conventional Brain Entrainment.
First things first...Brain Entrainment. The method is quite simple. Use any Stimulation source (light, sound, electrical, magnetic, kinetic, etc) and provide a regular pulse or beat. The Brain will tend to follow the beat as long as the beat is there. After the stimulus stops, so does the brain stop following.
In the science of rhythmic neuromodulation, the following is well recognized:
Brain Entrainment works best when the pulse is a sustained single frequency....for example 8 Hz. (This point is true regardless what basic single frequency you consider as a starting point.)
If you vary the pulse 8-9 Hz (a difference of 1) the Entrainment gets ened.
If you vary the pulse 8-10 Hz (a difference of 2) the Entrainment will degrade and fall away.
If you vary the pulse 8-11 Hz (a difference of 3) there will be no Brain Entrainment.
The NL Brain Engagement approach uses signal "composition" approach which are more like music or telling a story. Conventional Brain Entrainment (described above) forms perhaps 10-20% of the "composition". There are a number of ways to "signal the brain to message the mind" and the NL compositions take advantage of those means.
If you would like more information on this topic please watch the video entitled Understanding Brain Entrainment on the "Neuro Light Garnet" youtube channel. ... See MoreSee Less
Any system in balance is simple and hard to perturb. For our brain, and any Complex Adaptive System (CAS), balance is baloney. The idea of "balance" may sound good but balance is bad for your brain.
A CAS is an "open system" that constantly shares information (and energy plus matter) with any and all other systems. Our brain is never silent and even in states of apparent tranquility, there is an unimaginable amount of activity. Our brain flash dances between near chaos and temporary order all the time.
Our brain sits "at the edge", ready, willing and able to register and respond. This poise is called a "state of criticality". Fact is most all of our brain activity is devoted full time to "self-organization" and only a small fraction involves Sensory input.....and it is this small fraction that we call "experience"....and perhaps the brain itself would just call "calibration":-)))
Because of a recent post regarding Harmony as my recommendation for expressing a more idealized state for our brain rather than Balance....I thought I'd make a few more points to put it more into context.
To do so means a bit of review of the "cognitive history" of humankind...meaning how we think about "it all".
Historically, there have been five major "foundational" civilizations that have lead to our modern era. These foundational civilizations have left their "concept imprint" deep in our psyche and world view. Interestingly, of the five, only one has made it all the way to today. The imprints can be so deep that we just accept them as obvious facts regarding "Reality".
The five: 1) Mesopotamian/Sumerian, 2) Egyptian, 3) Harappan, 4) Proto Indo-European, 5) Chinese.
And yes, you guessed it....Chinese is the only one to survive all the way into our current era (some say, the Himalayan land barrier gets the credit while others point towards their "world view".) Let's look a little more and things will get more interesting (clear?). BTW - this is a just quick summary so pardon the "broad strokes".
The first four (see above) all developed their specific version of "duality" as a basis for experience and Reality. This meant many things (again which many of us consider "just facts") such as a material/immaterial reality, a rational/intuitive consciousness, a subtle soul/gross body, mundane/transcendent consciousness, this life/after life and basically a "this/that" approach to "it all". The two were antagonistic opposites in constant competition. This dualistic view leads to a concept basis for idealizing "Balance" as a positive goal state.
The later civilizations (such as Greco/Roman and Hindu) easily absorbed and expanded this dualistic view.
Number five (Chinese) approached it all quite differently. Rooted in Early Taoism and Confucianism, the goal was one of Harmony and integration. The Song Dynasty Neo-Confucianism bonded them together with the inclusion of Mahayana Buddhism.
The principle of yin/yang exalted the unifying complementarity of experience where everything played an important and unique role. The rational and the intuitive were viewed as dancing partners in reflection of each other. Spiritual practices instead of denying the body and attempts to transcend it, included the body as an indispensable aspect of self. A "non-dual" view easily matured out of this appreciation.
It may be no surprise that this approach sits very well with new appreciations from Complex Adaptive Systems theories and even Quantum Physics.
This description is a bit clumsy and falls short of any level of elegance. (Just trying to keep it short). Personally, I am fascinated at how ideas have developed over time and how we arrive at our beliefs today.
In the case of our brain, simple concepts like Balance may sound basically attractive but are actually impossible. I think Harmony (like in Music - the language of the Brain) makes more "sense".
Wondering what NL session to choose for somebody who lives life from the "no"-perspective, or in other words: resistance. And also: which NL session helps to deal with that attitude...! 🙄 This second question is clearly for me,myself&I... 😉 ... See MoreSee Less
Hans Berger was a German psychiatrist best known for being the inventor of the first EEG process. His early work started after WW1 around 1919 and it was 1929 when he published his first findings.
He found the back of the skull (occipital lobe and visual cortex area) to be producing strong slow "brain waves" (10 Hz) when the subject closed his eyes and faster brain waves when the eyes were open. Because the slow ones were found first he called them Alpha and the faster ones second became Beta.
The fact is Berger's primary interest was in studying telepathy which is why most all of his early research was done in secret. He never succeeded in find any physical evidence of brain telepathy but the rest, as they say, is history. ... See MoreSee Less
If you want to see where all the NL creative designs and technical compositions were created....have a look at this 15 minute Thai "travelogue" of Mae Kampong. It is in Thai language (and just hang in during a couple of the interview segments). LOTS of great views. This is the village that I live in (about one hour east of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand). (We have a big house with lots of guest bedrooms:-)))) ... See MoreSee Less
My wife JiJi is launching a new skin care line of products and has a lot of new business learning happening. She uses NL Brain Skills early in the day and chooses either Mind Energy Stimulation or Wake Up Awareness to get those "neurons firing" 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Stable - Destabilize - Unstable - Restabilize - Stable (Repeat as needed.....which is always)
Our brain is NEVER at rest. It operates in a state called "far from equilibrium"...which may sound bad but it isn't. Even the "resting state" is better understood as a state of "non-engagement" that paradoxically just another highly active brain state (weird right:-))
Actually even what we call "Stable" (the category of states that allow us to walk and talk and generally make sense of things) is more technically recognized as "bounded instability".
Fortunately, all of this is "good news" because this condition allows for the adaptation to constant change and changing constants (sorry, couldn't resist). ... See MoreSee Less
Olfactory signals (the experience of smell) are processed in the gamma range centered around......40 Hz.
More and more, I can understand the reasons why 40 Hz is indicated for synchronizing the Thalamus with the Cortex (lower with higher functions)....which is why I composed the Brain Skill Thalamus Cortex Synch the way I did.
In our brain, visual processing occurs at the rate of 40 Hz.
The more I learn about the 40 Hz brain frequency, the more intrigued I am. BTW - 40 Hz is the driving "prime Attractor" in the Thalamus Cortex Synch Brain Skills Composition (Foundation Cognition) and is the "secondary Attractor" in numerous other Brain Skills compositions.
I am assuming you are also recalling the many recent posts about the mice Alzheimer's research wi h 40 Hz ... See MoreSee Less
I recently experienced a light session for the first time. Right afterwards, I said to Trish, who administered it, that it must be like DMT, which I have not used. But did have similarities to meditation retreats I was on, not so much in terms of color, but in the pulsation. My question, is how much difference it will really make, if 40 years of long meditation retreats did not result in Nirvana. It is one thing to see HOW one is conditioned, but quite another to break free of that conditioning which could in fact be the results of lifetimes. Is it possible to expand the various aspects of intelligence, be they emotional, intellectual, technical, business, or moral (wisdom). To put it another way, of the 10,000 people who practiced in the temple of one of the greatest Zen masters of China, only 90 fully realized themselves. And a Zen master I know, told me the same thing. Only a very small % of people are able to break through. Only 10% even get an inkling. ... See MoreSee Less
Using music to learn a physical task significantly develops an important part of the brain, according to a study. People who practised a basic movement to music showed "increased structural connectivi...
In 2006, Research was published by the USA Department of Defense (pretty "hard-nosed" group) concerning whether biological signals (such as those occurring at neuron receptor sites) could be mimicked digitally to produce biological effects.
The study concluded that the mimicking digital signals did NOT produce the anticipated biological effects EXCEPT when performed by only one of their experimenters!!!!
In their summary statements, they advised that effectors such as "chemical residues, energetic emanations or intentionality of certain experimenters could be an explanation for these findings". They recommended more targeted research on this issue.
This is research by the USA Department of Defense. Something to think about:-)) ... See MoreSee Less
How shall I say this is a forest or a temple...? How shall I say that this is proved or doubtful? It is thus one uninterrupted, homogeneous calm existence...so why my friends do you walk about endlessly seeking as hungry ghost. ... See MoreSee Less
Researchers report adult neurogenesis not only helps increase the number of cells in a neural network, it also promotes plasticity in the existing network. Additionally, they have identified the role ...
Sacred Geometry & the Human Brain Part 2 -Connecting the Dots
Just in case the implications from the first Sacred Geometry & Human Brain posting were not so clear....think of this:
1) contemporary neuroscience research has been reasonably successful in correlating certain Mental/Conscious States with certain Brain Wave frequencies (you know, Alpha for calm/clear, etc, etc) ranging from 1 Hz to 40 Hz.
2) related neuroscience research has been successful in identifying which visual cortex column (and its specific geometric angle) correlates to what brain wave frequency ranging from 1 Hz to 40 Hz.
3) further neuroscience research has been reasonably successful in identifying what color and what Form Constant (checkerboard, radial, tunnel, spiral) correlates to what brain wave frequency ranging from 1 Hz to 40 Hz. (BTW the frequencies follow for colors the typical rainbow sequence of R, O, Y, G, B, I, V and end in White as 1 Hz to 40 Hz)
Soooooooooo..........it is not a long step to correlate which geometric patterns correlate to which Mental/Conscious States. Hence a psychophysiological "proof" of the correlation of Sacred Geometry with States of Consciousness. This can also be extended into a psychophysiological "proof" of the relationship of colors to Mental/Conscious States.
For over a year now (and ever since the earliest days of designing the NL) I have been researching the likely causes or mechanisms in our brain that yield the many gorgeous and fascinating Phosphenic colors and geometric patterns experienced with the NL (and AL).
The published world wide research on this topic is extensive and originates from many countries over a period of more than 200 years. The most recent investigations into the Neuro anatomy of the Brain offer many new and convincing concepts. The majority of my own understandings come from the field of neuroscience called "psychophysiology" although many other fields also influence my views.
Having considered many ideas, the trail keeps leading back to one of my first beliefs. I am increasingly convinced that the colorful geometric patterns that emanate into our "mind's eye" are from the actual neurological structures of the retina of the eye (a minority of patterns will be seen to move in the visual field as the eyeball moves) and, mostly from the neurological structures of the visual cortex itself.
There are numerous types of Stimulation that can trigger the process but the triggers only act as a destabilizing agent and they themselves are not the source of the geometric designs experienced in the "mind's eye".
Here is a "short list" (incomplete) of triggers:
* Flickering lights � * Anaesthesia� * Hypnagogia� * Near-death experiences� * Entoptic phenomena (these are visual effects whose source is within the eye or brain itself – you can see entoptic phenomena when you press into your eyes...although don't do it too hard!)� * Psychoactive drugs (exogenous and/or endogenous)� * Various conditions such as migraine and epilepsy
* Sensory deprivation
The main purpose or action of any one of the triggers above is to destabilize the organization of the visual cortex. By whatever means (typically neurotransmitters) a brain neuron is stimulated, the result is a cascade of electrical impulses which occur reliably within known frequency limits.
In the first neuroanatomical image seen below, it is apparent that the neurons in the visual cortex are arranged in very regular columns. They form a predictable lattice work or grid. Combined with the regular lattices work are nerve columns that activate with high specificity at certain progressive angles (BTW these also generate the depth of field perspective in our normal external vision).
These specific neural columns are directly associated with certain pulsed frequencies ranging basically from 1 Hz to 40 Hz (is this starting to seem familiar:-). So, in essence, certain "visual angles" are linked to certain Brain frequencies.
Some of the nerve bodies are "excitatory" while others are "inhibitory". These complementary pairs act harmoniously during normal stable organization. However when the stable organization is upset (destabilized by a trigger), the Unstable State sets off cascading series of nerve firings that result in the awe inspiring geometric visual experiences. A very "noisy" barrage of Stimulation seeks signal coherence that ends up expressed as colorful geometric patterns.
For a long while, specific brain frequencies have been known to be related directly with predictable colors and categories of geometric patterns (Kluver's famous Form Constants of checkerboard, radials, tunnels, spirals). Because the actual anatomy of the brain is fractal (self-same and scalable) it only follows that the neural physiology would follow the anatomy and also express itself in fractalized geometries.
The absurdly complex nature of the brain manifests a fractal anatomy and physiology. Much of what we experience for periods of time in our "mind's eye" is the signal language of the brain itself. The vast majority of brain activity (which is constant) has little to do with external Sensory input. The activity is all about the core self-regulation of the brain (as a Complex Adaptive system).
It is very easy to view this innate functional and structural geometry as Sacred. I believe the human brain structure has evolved from the same sets of structured relationships in all of Nature. Of course it would because it shares the very same Nature. Micro/Macro. The brain is the way it is because the "world" is the way it is. Not to sound to Platonic, but it is all the same geometry. ... See MoreSee Less
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I would like to take a moment to dispel a myth I have been hearing hopefully to put everyones mind at rest. I have recently heard it said "LED light causes damage to the retina", This is simply not tr...
I will soon be making a new section in the NL Practical Guide for Beginners called NL BRAIN TONICS.
As you know the NL can be used in three interrelated approaches to Total Brain Wellness: 1) Brain Exercise, 2) Help Right Now and 3) Brain Shaping. For the NL BRAIN TONICS, I am expanding the Brain Exercise section. This section will list all the various NL compositions that can be used as BRAIN TONICS for specific purposes.
Here is the new "intro" in the NL Practical Guide for Beginners. I will soon publish all the BRAIN TONICS here in FB as well as including them in a new NL Practical Guide for Beginners, Version 2. The new intro.....
This approach to the NL has two possibilities:
1) to build or increase the Neuroplastic Capacity. It is simple and satisfying for the person with low vitality/Neuroplastic Capacity. Typically, the individual will experience a progressive and impressive general improvement in mood, sleep patterns, energy and attitude. If possible, the individual should have their own Brain Food/Nasal Light for regular daily use. As parallel to general body exercise, a proper 11 minute + 11 minute (total 22 minutes) 4 or 5 times a week will generate best results. If NL sessions are not easily available, then one or two NL sessions per week combined with some related gentle exercise and regular deep relaxation processes will still be effective. The Brain Food/Nasal Light is critical.
2) to maintain an adequate level of Neuroplastic Capacity over time. This use is called a Brain Tonic and as a parallel could be thought of regular basic exercise that helps maintain a desired level of “fitness”. NL Brain Tonics can be used on an as needed basis or on a semi-regular basis depending on life style. ... See MoreSee Less
ANNOUNCING a NEW application category for the NL....NL BRAIN TONICS. A full selection of NL compositions that act to MAINTAIN a certain level,of Neuroplastic Capacity (brain fitness).
Super useful and practical. The list has been posted on the NL FB page AND.....has been integrated into the new Version 2 of the NL Practical Guide for Beginners. (Always free for the asking at [email protected]). Of course this video is in the NL Learning Library at "Neuro light Garnet" YouTube channel.
Lastly, FB algorithms are notorious at filtering out posts so PLEASE feel free to SHARE this. We have about 140 NL owners out there and communication systems are in the process of being improved:-)) ... See MoreSee Less
Wellness of the TOTAL Brain: Cranial Brain + Cardiac Brain + Gut Brain + Skin Brain = TOTAL Brain.
The best and newest neuroscience recognizes that Cognition takes place not just in the cranial brain but in the felt sensation of the entire body. The brain is the body - the body is the brain. ... See MoreSee Less
Swami fletchy says.... Your body cooperating with perfect health. You attracting things to you or not is nothing more than a phenomenon. These phenomenon are a passage not the evidence of a great spirit. If you are discouraged Look past the intermediary desire for evidence get beyond the one that seeks it. Discern your way by sensing how effortless it has become to be tolerant how easy patience is and allow grace. Om ... See MoreSee Less
OK....as promised.....here are the new Brain Exercise NL BRAIN TONICS. This information has been incorporated into the NL Practical Guide for Beginners (Version 2). If you want the Beginners Guide Version 2, just ask for it at [email protected] Otherwise you may copy and paste from this FB page. Up to you:-))). In the Beginners Guide is is nicely laid out with item numbers etc. plus all the page numbers in the Beginners Guide subject Index have been adjusted to reflect the new information. ---------------------------
Brain Exercise: PART #2: BRAIN TONICS – Maintain Neuroplastic Capacity
BRAIN TONICS are great “any time” fortifying “pick me ups”. Remember the principle of a NL BRAIN TONIC is to support or “maintain” an adequate level of Neuroplastic Capacity. This is NOT the same as attempting to “build” the Neuroplastic capacity to greater levels. (see section above to “build” Neuroplastic Capacity).
A BRAIN TONIC is easy and convenient. Use a BRAIN TONIC anytime you have a free moment or feel you want a fortification. The concept of a “tonic” addresses general benefit without very specific problem.
A BRAIN TONIC is typically a single 11 minute session. You may extend the BRAIN TONIC to 22 minutes OR, with the “vector” principle in mind, do two 11 minute compositions in sequence. If choosing two in “vector” sequence, do your best to select BRAIN TONICS that have a “theme” or “purpose” relationship.
Lastly, PLEASE NOTE that NL BRAIN TONICS come in all three levels of Neuroplastic Capacity (Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced). The concept of a NL BRAIN TONIC is to help maintain a certain level of “brain fitness”. So, if you are attempting to maintain a Foundation level of Neuroplastic Capacity (aka “brain fitness”), it makes simple sense to choose BRAIN TONICS that are at the Foundation level of Demand. It is not wise to choose BRAIN TONICS that have a greater degree of Neuroplastic Demand than your current degree of Neuroplastic Capacity.
Turning “It” Off Default Mode Network (Brain Gym/Network)
Turning “It” On Cognitive Control Network (Brain Gym/Network)
I had hopes the NL Pioneers Project would be an interesting forum to share anecdotal information to learn from and create more community among us NL owners. Several people said they were interested in participating but this has not been the case. So sad to say after giving it a try for a month, it seems best to end what has turned out to be a solo platform. Best of luck to everyone and keep on discovering!! ✨😍✨ ... See MoreSee Less
My friend Debby Perkins came to my house yesterday to set up my neuro light and teach me how to do it. It was actually less daunting than I imagined. I am not a techy person. My husband and I did two sessions each and I am very excited and happy to have my own machine at home. ... See MoreSee Less
Western. Educated. Industrialized. Rich. Democratic. Most all social and psychological tests and research have been conducted on such people with the erroneous findings that WEIRD people represent universal attributes of all humans.
In fact, WEIRD people represent a very small fraction of the human population and are outliers in terms of many seemingly fundamental views of life in general and reality as a whole. ... See MoreSee Less
To all owners of the Nasal Light, if you would like a SPARE INFRA-RED NOSE CABLE/S please email me, a shipment will be arriving shortly. A spare cable is ideal for cleaning between client visits, or for breakages e.g dog's toy, stepping on nose clip and breaking it, broken spring. Price approx. US$25 + postage each. Final price depends on import duty tax Thai customs will be charging. NOTE - CABLE ONLY. These will not be available on the GoldLightCentral website. Pratika - [email protected] 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
IN Bangkok at our (award winning) Baan Dalah MindBody Spa with the NL. All of our 35 staff persons have been eagerly lining up for their first Neuroplastic Light/Sound experience. Lots of excitement and fun. ... See MoreSee Less
Why is It When we're not feeling good Labelling what's wrong is important. Not knowing is at times worse than the issue....it's not a disease ohhhh it's heart burn BC I ate so late.... ... See MoreSee Less
Is there any experience with clients who may have had seizures before, but the NL doesnt irritate them? www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDZu0Uzle3c As we are not just yet an owner of the light yet where to try it out in NSW, Au. but Anyway i guess we just need to purchase to start understand it more ... See MoreSee Less
You may have noticed that I have been posting short (5-10 minute) NL related videos (they are also housed in the video library at "Neuro Light Garnet" YouTube channel - please SUBSCRIBE for easy access). They are all for you.
If I know what you want, I will do my best to create them for you. So...what can I do for you?
Send me your requests on topics that I can comment on in a 5-10 minute video. If it is a bigger topic maybe I can split them up. Because everyone is busy (and there are longer full NL Training video series already available) these "NL Quickies" are a good "bite size" Learning snack.
You can post your "NL Quickie" request here in FB or send them by the email at [email protected]
Lastly feel free to Share the FB videos (and the "Neuro Light Garnet" YouTube channel info). FB algorithms are famous at filtering out a large percentage of members in any group. ... See MoreSee Less
Leading Neuroplastic research has verified that as we train neurons and they become more efficient, they also process faster. This means the speed as which you think is also plastic and can increase. ... See MoreSee Less
A REMINDER - ALL ATTENDING THE LANNA LIGHT GATHERING...YOUR PAYMENTS FOR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION + FOOD + TRANSPORT, NEED TO BE FINALISED BY THE END OF THIS MONTH, OTHERWISE, ALL AMOUNTS QUOTED WILL INCREASE.!!!
Lanna Light Gathering - Chiang Mai, Thailand - 3-5th November 2017. For all those who have paid their booking fees for this inaugural event, we now have the final costs for your stay. The charges include all of your meals/accommodation/Hotel-Airport transfers + Hotel to Lanna Centre transportation and return + the cost of a function room at the Hotel. The 'Win Place Hotel' is 5 mins by car from the Hotel. I will be sending emails out today to all who have booked, we would ask that you forward payment by the end of this month please. I would like to acknowledge the invaluable assistance Dr. Chris Fisher and his wife have been in negotiating these charges. This is peak tourist season in Chiang Mai and the charges represent excellent value in this lovely Hotel. We look forward to seeing you all. Guest presenters over the weekend will be - Guy, Garnet, Dr. Fisher and Barnaby. ... See MoreSee Less
Lanna Light Gathering - Chiang Mai, Thailand - 3-5th November 2017.
For all those who have paid their booking fees for this inaugural event, we now have the final costs for your stay.
The charges inc...
In this video I explain a four Step self directed neruplastic method for OCD and anxiety. Adapted from the work of Jeffrey Schwartz in his book" you are not your brain"... Learn something new and feel free to comment ... See MoreSee Less
Here is the first (of 5) short videos explaining the Neuroplastic Assessment concepts for the Neuro Light. As always, the whole five video set can be found permanently at "Neuro Light Garnet" YouTube channel ... See MoreSee Less
"Buon giorno" - Do we have anyone who owns both an Ajna and The Neuro Light, who speaks Italian. I have two doctor clients in Italy I would love to connect with. Please PM me, thank you 😉 ... See MoreSee Less
WEEK #3 Neuro Pioneer Project Where are all you brain explorers at?!! 😃 NL Light owners wanted to join this unofficial study. Every week we methodically pick a setting from the session list and try it a few times, reporting back in the comments our anecdotal experiences to compare notes and learn. Please join and participate!! 💕✨💕 This WEEK # 3 setting: Peace F Basic Balance- This session is a common non-specific “tonic” that can be used frequently for all levels of Neuroplastic Capacity if you are having a tough day. It may not be too exciting for the Extrovert (who enjoys the thrills of wonderful visual displays) but the result is a contented satisfaction in any case. Introvert/Extrovert Scale: 70/30
🌟NL Pioneer Project🌟 NL owners*, please try the weekly setting and post experiences in comments 😊 Week #4 Setting Peace F Mind Tranquil: "This session gently coaxes one towards a smooth and serene state of mind that borders on dreamy consciousness and restful sleep. Those of us with low Neuroplastic Capacity often have difficulty in making shifts towards tranquil, restful states of mind/body. Of course, a tranquil, peaceful Mind/Body is attractive for anyone at the appropriate time. It does move more “inward” so the Introvert will find it appealing while the Extrovert may have a little resistance at first (a bit like the child who resists sleep and wants the bedtime story read once again)." Introvert/Extrovert Scale: 70/30
Please try to appreciate the NL Light/Sound principle of "composition" that I repeatedly refer to in the NL Trainings. The integration of rich brain signaling into a full Light/Sound "story-telling", "emotional exploration" is power packed.
This video is in response to a request to discuss how the "energy charge in the blood from the Nasal Light can sustain itself". Kind of technical response but my best shot in 20 minutes. ... See MoreSee Less
Remember .....ALL the NL videos being posted here in the Neuro Light FB page are ALSO permanently available in the "Neuro Light Garnet" YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE for easy anytime access to all new NL Learning videos. ... See MoreSee Less
Photobiomodulation (PBM) describes the use of red or near-infrared light to stimulate, heal, regenerate, and protect tissue that has either been injured, is degenerating, or else is at risk of dying. ...