The following article is excerpted from a book in progress by JoHanna Hawthorne and Susan Anton-Johnson. Permission has been granted by the authors to publish this material. It is with deep appreciation that we offer this account of Ms. Hawthorne’s struggle with the effects of “closed head trauma” and her courageous path to recovery.
When he heard that Andy, the son of friends, had been in a coma since a car accident in November, 1997, Richard remembered reading about the Dolphin Energy Club (DEC) on the Web. He obtained parental permission and e-mailed a DEC request for Andy on January 7, 1998.
Patients suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) lose the ability to structure their own life. Rehabilitation is expensive in time, money, and effort. A noninvasive, patient-controlled method, binaural-beat auditory stimulation, may elicit changes in states of consciousness and mood. This study assesses the feasibility and efficacy of using this method to improve self-esteem, quality of life, and function of daily living for persons suffering from old TBI.
Sue Tirotta’s account of recovery from closed head trauma with the aid of H-PLUS® Brain continues here. The following account illustrates how Hemi-Sync helped to tap into her innate healing abilities after a serious, horse-inflicted injury.
The spring 1992 TMI FOCUS® featured the story of Sue Tirotta’s dramatic, Hemi-Sync®-aided recovery from injuries inflicted by her young stallion. Although improvement was steady and progressive, there were some residual effects. Sue tells how she continued to use Hemi-Sync to heal the remaining physical trauma and release any vestiges of associated fear and pain.
Jill Russell is a remedial therapist in private practice in Cambridge, England, She is also a voluntary worker attached to the Chaplaincy at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, a major teaching hospital with 1,000 beds.
Dr. Jonas is engaged in counseling psychology/creative therapies. She currently teaches at the University of Massachusetts, trains hospital staff in the use of music and Hemi-Sync with patients, and is a psychologist/sound therapist in a practice focused on clients with physical “dis-ease.” She has conducted research in hospitals demonstrating both music and Hemi-Sync effectiveness with surgery patients.
by Richard Staudt, MOT, OTR/L, LMT, and Judy McKee, COTA/L
Richard Staudt earned concurrent Bachelor of Arts degrees in biology and psychology from Texas Lutheran University in 1989. Judy McKee graduated from Penn State Mount Alto and became an integral part of the occupational therapy department.
Jacqueline Mast is a pediatric physical therapist providing developmental evaluation and physical therapy to infants and young children at Mast Clinic, Inc., Portland, Maine. ... She uses her intuitive abilities to determine when Hemi-Sync is appropriate in therapy sessions and to choose the best selections for each case.
"These and other successes inspire me to work and hope for more complete integration of psychiatric and psychological services into the hospital system. I am negotiating with the various services to make Hemi-Sync more readily available. Hospital television already has a relaxation channel. Current offerings could be expanded to include Hemi-Sync presentations and instruction in using a variety of Hemi-Sync tapes, as well as consciousness expansion methods. Both patients and their caregivers stand to benefit from a partnership between standard interventions and complementary resources."
Maureen Caudill is a personal coach and founder of the Center for Human Enrichment in San Diego, California. Maureen provides Hemi-Sync®-based workshops and applications for groups and individuals with the goal of enriching each person’s individual human experience.
Peter Spiro's report about the use of Metamusic® a class of adolescent students in an alternative high school setting demonstrates some of the almost miraculous benefits of Hemi-Sync®. He demonstrates the effectiveness of an environment that alleviates stress and anxiety and supports learning.
MeLisa A. Gantt, PhD, RN, CNOR, RNFA1, Stephanie Dadds, BSN, RN2, Debra S. Burns, PhD, MT-BC3, Dale Glaser, PhD4, & Angelo D. Moore, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC5
To assess the efficacy of embedded theta brainwave frequency inmusic using binaural beat technology (BBT) compared to music alone on the cardiovascular stress response in military service members with postdeployment stress.
Sue Tirotta lives and raises quarter horses on a ranch near Ellensburg, Washington. The following account describes how Brain: Repairs & Maintenance, and other Hemi-Sync® exercises, contributed to her recovery from a severe head injury.