Simple/Passive vs Complex/Active AVS

I work on the basis that there are “simple” sessions and “complex” sessions, intended for passive or active use.

A simple session intends to be a thing in itself, a protocol to address a specific requirement,  based on a researched premise that a specific stimulus will bring about a specific result. Many such protocols  have been found effective when used over a period of time – brain training. Simple sessions are usually passive – exposure to the stimulus brings about the intended changes. The ideas behind simple sessions tend to lead people to think that there is some virtue to entraining to a particular rhythm while this is only true if correcting an identified deficiency. Intelligence enhancement is an excellent example. These protocols have been found effective in trials working with groups exhibiting substantially sub-average IQ. There is no support for the notion that an average or above-average IQ can be increased by these means. If only the brain/mind were so simple!

Therapeutic AVS works well for mild depression/anxiety, ADD/ADHD and sleep disorders. It is a supportive technology for treatment of more serious conditions which should, of course, be treated professionally. An important element of AVS therapy is that it is something that the individual can take ownership of in the overall treatment plan. Research on therapeutic applications is almost entirely based on single stimuli, either a single auditory beat or a single timed flash – anything beyond this will deviate from the tested principle and will probably diminish the effectiveness.

Complex sessions work on the basis that the brain will skip around a range of rhythms during a thought/consciousness process. Such sessions are used actively, thinking/contemplating/meditating as the session presents complex patterns of stimuli conducive to each mental mode. The session works through a process, helping the mind develop flexibility and an ability to readily switch as circumstances require. Complex sessions are used to practice real-world style thinking, drawing upon the usefulness of all rhythms. These sessions can deliver perceptible changes in mood/disposition on a single session basis, with substantial results arising from regular use, practice at staying “on task” with the stimulus and practical application of the techniques acquired.

Like muscles, the brain will improve in fitness for purpose by regular application!

Cheers,
Craig

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