AVE For Energy: Lifting Brain Injury’s Suffocating Fatigue

Published Categorised as Personal, Brain Power, Treatment

I’ve been using SMR/Beta audiovisual entrainment (AVE) session most mornings for a very long time. Clinical experience and research showed this session has a paradoxical relaxation effect on people with brain injury, not just boosting my brain function. And years ago, with my original DAVID Delight device, I discovered beta 18Hz sparked my thinking back into life.

Screenshot of Brain Booster. Says Sessions to help you focus and concentrate. SMR for Reading. Use with a set of Tru-Vu Omniscreen Viewhole eyesets to improve attention and alertness during reading. 20 minutes. 14 Hz. SMR/Beta. A gentle and entraining session that helps to focus mental functioning and memory. 24 minutes. L 13.5 Hz. R 18 Hz.

But for weeks now, fatigue has swamped me.

Last Monday, I swam up through the suffocating tiredness and smacked into a thought: SMR session is under the Energy category on my AVE DAVID Delight Plus. Maybe I should try that‽ I used to use it all the time in my first months of having an at-home AVE device, way back in 2005/2006. Having been woken up abruptly sealed the deal.

Screenshot of SMR session. Says used to achieve relaxed attention. 24 minutes. 14 Hz.

I used the standard white-light eyeset with the SMR 14 Hz. It worked! I had more energy.

I tried it again the next day. And the day after that, I tried it with the yellow lights on the multi-colour eyeset.

Yellow – Improves cognition and focus. Use with Beta, ADD and Brain Brightener sessions (14-20Hz).

I use yellow as a kind of gentler red, which creates more brain energy. I used to use red, but I have too many anxiety-provoking situations on top of the pandemic fuck-up so that red began to edge into increasing my anxiety not just my energy. Yellow has a calming effect. I think when focusing is easier, you’re less anxious. More calm.

I used SMR/Beta once last week with magenta to enhance my creativity, thinking, and focus. This week, I’m continuing to use SMR, sometimes using white lights, sometimes yellow because it lifted that suffocating fatigue!

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Brain injury grief is

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Of course, this would all have happened sooner if there was a health or medical professional who understood both brain injury and the big picture of integrating various neurostimulation and neuromodulation therapies (in clinic and home devices), who could adjust at-home devices with one’s current state of brain function and life situation/stressors. It still is that each professional knows only one modality and none integrate home device use in the big therapy picture. So it takes awhile for me to figure out what to adjust. Sigh.

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