Brain Music Therapy
Brain Music Therapy, originally developed in Moscow, Russia, has been successfully used in a variety of settings in France, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, and at present 34 locations within the United States. We are pleased to be the first to bring it to North Carolina for adults and children (ages 4-99).
Some of the benefits from Brain Music Therapy include:
- Improved sleep
- Reduction of anxiety symptoms
- Reduction of depression symptoms
- Reduction of stress-related symptoms
- Reduction of headaches
- Increased productivity
- Increased level or sustainability of concentration.
Brain Music Therapy, a form of bio/neurofeedback, involves having the individual’s key brain wave patterns recorded in our office using EEG non-invasive equipment. The individual’s brain wave patterns are processed through algorithms, which extract key rhythms, and convert them into a sound-based format that resembles music. These musical sounds correlate to brain waves that promote relaxation or trigger activation in your body.
The entire process takes approximately 20-30 minutes, with a recording time of 5 minutes with the individual remaining still and trying to bring themselves to a relaxed state, eyes closed. In approximately 3 weeks, the individual will receive their personalized brain music CD including both a relaxing/calming track and an activating track.
Although each individual’s brain music file is unique, brain music usually sounds like classical piano music. Playing the appropriate track at the appropriate time (ie, calming before/during sleep or before a meeting/presentation, or activating before a competition, test, or task requiring a higher level of productivity and concentration) promotes the associated state in your body.
Usually 3-4 weeks of daily listening to the CD is required to achieve sustained improvement. Initially, after a period of success, you may begin noticing a reduction of the original effect, indicating your brain wave patterns have changed. The best solution would be to record a new EEG and obtain a modified set of music files.
It will be necessary for you to listen to you music CD several times each and every day for at least 21 days to begin to realize a consistent change within yourself.