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Alpha-Theta EEG Training

Also known as “Slow Wave Closed Eye Training,” Alpha-Theta Training uses sounds from a neurofeedback computer to guide the client into a relaxed “alpha-theta crossover” state. This helps promote creativity and reduces stress, anxiety and tension. It is often used for individuals to resolve deeper psychological or emotional issues. During this training, emotionally traumatic memories can be released without reactive triggers, allowing brain functionality to normalize. Slow wave training takes client’s brainwaves to a 4 to 12 hertz window where they can access repressed memories and stressful or emotionally painful events if they are present. Once the proper information processing loop is re-engaged, memories are no longer being stored in a reactive fearful or anxious state. Alpha-theta training is also used for alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In 1989 Eugene Peniston published his now famous study using alpha theta training to treat chronic alcoholics in an inpatient setting. He achieved an 80% rate of recovery. Alpha-Theta is probably the most celebrated protocol for PTSD, addiction and peak performance.