You can use our clinical sound therapy as an alcohol treatment program and for alcohol withdrawal syndrome treatments along with other programs. The sounds on this site are known to lower anxiety by 77% in hospital patients, and have been researched for addiction treatment as a part of brain training. The way it works is to train brain rhythms for focus and relaxation, and this is proven to help heal anxiety, trauma, and restore the brain as it recovers from addiction or chemical dependency.
My name is Peter Meilahn, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who started SoundTherapy.com. I wanted to write this article to explain a simple approach for brain training that helps people in profound ways (and that is based in research). I have taught these methods to staff from The Mayo Clinic, Hazelden, and elsewhere.
Each person, each day usually needs to increase focus or relaxation. This is true with and without addictions, alcoholism, or trauma. Training these brain rhythms simply helps performance and creativity, and the balancing that happens let’s people think more from their upper brain. This lets them see things with more global thinking for compassion, and objectivity.
There is ample research on brain training that shows that when people balance focus and relaxation for their needs that it increases creativity, focus, and calm. This practice is also proven in Veteran Administration hospitals to treat PTSD- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The results are so strong that people’s personal defenses and triggers go down so much that the early researchers were questioned for possible fraudulent results.
I have seen clients use this method, and go from sleeping 4-5 hours a night to 7-8 hours a night within weeks. They can also abstain from chemicals more easily because they experience self control, bliss, and are able to visualize and mentally rehearse what they would do instead of using alcohol or chemicals. This mental rehearsal is a key part of recovery from addiction. It lets us reprogram our subconscious patterns and reactions while feeling the bliss of self control that addiction has replaced with short term bliss.
I have seen the results with brain training with the sounds on this site. The sounds on this site and the brain training are designed to teach people how to consciously and subconsciously shift brain patterns to heal the nervous system and balance their daily patterns.
I have helped clients for years with live brain feedback to teach them how to do this, using brain monitoring equipment is the way that this type of brain training was done in the Veteran’s Hospitals. It is expensive to do (it is usually called Neurofeedback and neurotherapy). Clients often find it hard to get to the office for the 50 hours of practice needed, or they don’t have someone near them. I made SoundTherapy.com to make this type of brain pattern training available around the world. The sound rhythms on this site train brain rhythms like the live brain feedback, and that is proven in research in the research page.
When clients do 50 hours of brain training for their brain rhythms using live brain feedback, it is shown that it increases the rate of abstaining from alcohol use in the first year after going through a treatment program to a level of around 80% (depending on the study). This is significantly higher than the average success rate of 30-40% of traditional AA programs and the programs that have the average person going through treatment 7 times before they abstain from chemical abuse (yes, 7 times is a common average).
The sound training on this site changes brain patterns like the live brain training that was researched to get the approximately 80% abstinence rate, and the sound training is far easier for most people, and cheaper to do.
Here is a little about SoundTherapy.com:
SoundTherapy.com uses a clinical guide that is uses by practitioners around the world, and our process has been taught to Staff from The Mayo Clinic, Hazelden, Passages- Malibu, The University of Minnesota Medical Center, The Department of Health and Human Services- Minnesota, and Elsewhere. There is a 7 day free trial, the service is less than Netflix for a family, and you can learn more about how it works or sign up to try it at www.SoundTherapy.com.
Thanks, Peter Meilahn
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Director of SoundTherapy.com, and Teacher to Staff from The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Hazelden, The Mayo Clinic, The Department of Health and Human Services- Minnesota, and elsewhere.