BrainTap Therapy uses a headset with stimulating lights and a voice-guided meditation to get the patient into an impressionable subconscious mindset. BrainTap Therapy offers many different sessions designed to help people with sleep issues, stress-reduction, weight loss and more.
What is BrainTap therapy and how does the technology work to retrain the brain?
Dr. Chris Serafini: It is a phenomenal technology we started using in the office. They’re referencing it right now as the technologic meditation of our day. Basically, BrainTap is a headset that you put on, has lights in the ear phones, and they’re going to stimulate acupuncture points in the ears using auriculotherapy. There is a visor that goes across the eye and there’s different LED lights in the nose, and they’re also blinking at different frequencies and brightnesses, all while you’re taking a guided meditation.
The concept of BrainTap is to get us out of what we reference as Beta brain waves. Beta brain waves is what we’re all in right now. That’s problem-solving, getting through your day. When we get into Alpha, Alpha is that woozy, drowsy, dream-like stage. You’re not quite sleeping, but you’re not quite awake. When you get into Alpha brain waves, your brain is very hyper focused. It’s in a calm, healing state and your subconscious mind is very easily moldable and impressionable. If we can get you into Alpha where your subconscious mind is very easily moldable, we can implement concepts, ideas, goals, things like that, and we can now have them stick into the subconscious mind, which basically gets you to take action steps towards that.
What are some of the conditions BrainTap therapy helps with and what condition benefits the most from this therapy?
Dr. Chris Serafini: There are so many sessions. There are over 800 different sessions. Your typical go-tos are sleep, stress-reduction, weight loss, PTSD, sports performance, business and wealth, brain fitness, how to eliminate negative self-talk, stuff like that. Once again, we can get you on a certain track with a particular bundle or area that you want to work on. We concentrate on those conditions, and those sessions are specific to those conditions.
Are there different BrainTap sessions used to treat different issues?
Dr. Chris Serafini: Yes. Once again, there’s over 800 different sessions. We typically will categorize those in what we reference as bundles. Each bundle will have anywhere from 20 to 30 sessions in there, and there’s typically a sequence of sessions to get you the desired outcome or result that we’re looking for as you go through each sequence.
How long is each session, and what does it feel like for a patient?
Dr. Chris Serafini: Most sessions are anywhere from 15 to 25 minutes. Typically, that’s what they’re going to be. Most people, when they get done, they’re going to have a feeling of calmness or relaxation. They’re kind of in a quiet state. A lot of times they feel as if they’ve taken a power nap.
If you are interested in speaking with Dr. Chris Serafini, visit www.thescottsdalechiropractor.com or call 480-443-7678 to schedule an appointment.