In this paper based on their presentation at the 2006 Professional Seminar, they share details of introducing their program into the Los Angeles Unified School District and the results of incorporating pink noise and Hemi-Sync® as part of its sound component.
Nora Rosen is a Monroe Institute professional member and an OUTREACH Trainer in Argentina. She collaborated with Berenice Luque, a mental health specialist in the city of Rosario, to incorporate the Hemi-Sync technology into the treatment programs of a group of autistic and developmentally challenged children under Berenice’s care. The case studies below represent some early results from that initiative, reported a few months after it began.
“With greater acceptance of touch and movement, small contrasts can be provided which enable the child to develop and enhance sensory discrimination. As discrimination skills evolve within the sensory system, the survival sensory system is brought into balance and sensory defensiveness is permanently reduced. Research to explore the addition of specific auditory facilitation with Hemi-Sync is warranted.”
Before beginning the usual therapeutic and educational interventions, Berenice has her patients listen to Hemi-Sync® tapes at least once a day—and three times a day if possible. This allows her to evaluate any changes attributable to Hemi-Sync before treatment starts. The case studies suggest why El Angel’s schedule is so full that potential patients are on a waiting list.
For three years (1982-1985) the role of music and Hemi-Sync was explored in the rehabilitation of 20 developmentally disabled children. The children ranged in age from 5 months to 8 years with an average age of 2 years. Within the broad category of developmental disability the children had received specific diagnoses of cerebral palsy (16), mental retardation (10), autism (5), and uncontrolled seizure disorder (4). The children were referred for therapy because of severe feeding and pre-speech problems. Eighteen of the children were non-verbal and non-ambulatory because of the motor incoordination of cerebral palsy or an overall delay in development.
"In 1985 adult continuing education workshops were developed for professionals working in rehabilitation and special education. Between 1985 and 1988, 320 individuals attended twelve small, five-day workshops that incorporated Hemi-Sync signals in background music to enhance participant learning. Following the workshop 96% stated that they were both more relaxed and more attentive than usual during the workshop. In a follow-up questionnaire four months later, 50% of those responding stated that they were using Hemi-Sync tapes in therapy with children and adults. Many participants stated they felt more intuitive and connected with their clients since the workshop. However, this experience was frequently uncomfortable since they lacked the trust and ability to integrate these intuitive “hunches” with the rational approach others expected. From this feedback a new workshop, “Recapturing the Intuitive in Therapy and Education,” was born."
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.
"For the past twenty-five years I have worked professionally with children whose lives were influenced by a sensorimotor disability. The specific diagnoses of these youngsters varied, including labels such as cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, attention deficit disorder, and specific learning disability. One characteristic was common for the majority—a difficulty perceiving, organizing, or integrating sensory information, and a reduced ability to focus attention for effective learning."
Despite many obstacles caused by congenital rubella, Anne attended public school for most of her education (supplemented by a class for blind and partially-sighted children and a special school in Pennsylvania). Her mental and social skills improved with maturity, and she went on to achieve a master’s degree in library science. Now, although many of the old habits are gone, she still must live with autism. Anne is sharing how Hemi-Sync has eased her way in the hope of helping others.
The Teen Tapes were a series of twenty-four tapes intended for use by teenagers and educators, focusing on issues that confront teens. Using the Hemi-Sync technology, these tapes offered twenty-five to thirty-minute learning and relaxation sessions for use in school or home.
Before beginning the usual therapeutic and educational interventions for autism, Berenice has her patients listen to METAMUSIC at least once a day—and three times a day if possible. This allows her to identify any changes attributable to Hemi-Sync® before regular treatment begins. This paper is based on a conference presentation. The data and the results Berenice obtained suggest why El Angel’s schedule is so full that potential patients are on a waiting list.