The Presage Personal Biofeedback Device

The PreSage is a very accurate (16 bits minimum) and fast (up to 20 samples/second) system which is capable of acquiring up to four channels of biofeedback information simultaneously. It will include free PreSage Monitor software for PCs, which allows information to be saved and displayed as bar graphs and line chart formats. PreSage also includes a unique, RGB front panel display.

The PreSage will also connect to our Procyon system for Light & Sound Biofeedback sessions.

PMS, EEG, AND PHOTIC STIMULATION

PMS and EEG study was conducted on 6  women with PMS. The results showed that when the woman were premenstrual, their EEGs were showing slower delta activity and slower P300 evoked responses than when they were in the middle of their cycle. Slow brainwave activity is the reason for appearing PMS as a disorder.

Brainwave Frequency vs. Cerebral Blood Flow

Photic stimulation is used for effectively treating slow brainwave disorders, also beta frequency neurofeedback is used for successfully treating these disorders. Even though these treatments are speeding up the brainwaves, they seem to be of secondary importance. Cerebral blood flow increases and neuronal activity increases have greater significance.

 

Laxman Light & Sound Mind Machine

The Laxman is the next generation of ‘Innertainment’ System of sound and light mind machines. The Laxman is the first of its kind multimedia device and is combining its features for the most effective sound and light entrainment.

The Laxman is breaking the ground in a few areas. Their All-Color Ganzfeld Open-Eye Goggles that are patented, are transmitting light spectrum colors indirectly on closed or open eyes. For shifting mind-states, this technology breakthrough works exceptionally good and its effectiveness is a result of the Ganzfeld Effect on the goggles. For achieving a relaxed mental state, you will be presented with different geometric kaleidoscopic shapes.

The Laxman is bringing a new level of auditory stimulation much above the conventional sound and light mind machines. There are pre-programmed sessions that have more than 4 hours of sound that is produced professionally and very comforting ambient with nature sounds. For having a unique and effective experience are used classic impulse frequencies, hemicircle sounds, and binaural beats. The software of LaxEdit is for uploading MP3 files to the Laxman with the purpose of using your own favorite tracks of music with sessions of light and sounds.

Using Laxman, any content like preinstalled Laxman sessions, language courses, your own sessions, audio books or your own suggestions can be transported to it.

What’s Included

Laxman sound and light mind machines are coming with included LCD display and steel casing with top quality, soft carrying case, all-color eyes-open ganzfeld goggles, earbud headphones with high-quality, instruction/handbook manual, batteries, microfiber cleaning cloth, support disc, and USB cable.

The Procyon Light and Sound Mind Machine – Audio Visual Synthesizer

Procyon is offering a new type of sound and light experience, combining clean digital sound with a whole spectrum of colors. This media form can be used to modify consciousness states in new different ways.

Procyon has a state-of-the-art synthesis of color which elements are moving smoothly from pure color fields (ganzfeld), through subtle effects that are shimmering, ending with a full-on flicker range of frequency up to 75 Hz. Color channels (blue, green and red) can be programmed independently, enabling at once, up to 3 stimulation frequencies simultaneously. The vast choice of visual effects is providing a new way of audio-visual experience and is matching the wanted mental state to the color.

Procyon using a Procyon program has the ability to synchronize precisely audio materials on a CD or MP3. This exclusive feature, called SynchroMuse, is for use ideally with language learning, color-work, personal growth, hypnotherapy, and the vast collection of libraries of music are now available.

Procyon Features:

 

  • Each color is presented through 255 shades (blue, green and red)
  • Multiple and complex visual effects, and waveforms
  • Frequency range: 0.1 to 75.0 Hz
  • Large flash memory storage
  • The color channels can be programmed independently
  • Interface with digital audio
  • Using a PC or other devices can be controlled with its USB interface
Includes: 

Control unit, GanzFrames glasses, cable for USB, headphones, a case for carrying, manual for using, one year warranty, and software for programming via download.

Summary: 

Procyon is the first synthesizer of advanced audio-visual effects. Flickering lights are vivid and pure. Can be programmed. Recommended for users of state-of-the-art sound and light machines.

 

The Proteus Light and Sound Mind Machine by MindPlace

The Proteus will help you to have an amazing experience. For start, pick one of the sessions that are pre-programmed, light the frames and put on the headphones, and click on the start button. The picked session will softly lead you into some other mental state by using certain patterns of sounds and colored lights that are synchronized accordingly that will stimulate your senses.

Behind your closed eyelids you can see exceptional kaleidoscopic color patterns that dance using thick washes and sound pulses. The specific combination of pulses of sound and flickering color have a certain effect on the brainwaves. Throughout the session, there are geometric patterns that are shape-shifting and color cycles while that are guiding you toward the state of mind you want to achieve.

When your brainwaves start following the frequencies, the stress from the day is released. Proteus sessions have frequencies that are mimicking those frequencies that are found in the brainwaves during dreaming, meditation, and concentration with deep focus  – you start experiencing and feeling them as your brainwaves are synchronizing with the sound and lights. Your brain starts with producing more alpha and theta waves, and a lot fewer beta waves – what we usually have during busy periods throughout the day.

The Proteus was designed with the first time user in mind, so it is very easy to use. But you’ll find that there is much more than to the device than using the preset sessions as you become more familiar with its operation. There are enough features included with the Proteus to long satisfy even the most curious adventurer. From Audiostrobe technology that synchronizes special CDs that are encoded with music to the lights, to designing your own sessions with the included software, to controlling a Proteus session as it happens with your own thoughts (with the ThoughtStream – sold separately), and more – the number of possibilities are the reason so many customers become enthusiasts.

Please explore the material on our site if you’re interested in learning more about the Proteus and related technology. We are trying to make the information on our site useful for people coming from many different levels of experience, so you should be able to find anything from basic explanations to published scientific research on related technologies. Please e-mail us if you have any questions.

Buying a Franchise – is it a good way to start a small business?

Buying a Franchise – is it a good way to start a small business?

For people who are thinking about leaving their jobs and starting an unrelated business, one of the most difficult decisions to make is about the type of business to start. A lot of people have been in that position and ideas and opinion change on a daily basis; swinging from businesses that are believed to be profitable, to businesses that many might be interested in, to businesses that many enterprising individuals might seriously consider.  Many dream to have their own businesses but just couldn’t figure out what type of business to start, or how to actually run it. Then they hear about business format franchises and how they failed much less frequently than businesses started in any other way. Eureka! Surely this must be the way forward?

Yes, but what type of business franchise should you buy?

Okay, If you have decided to take the risk out of starting a business by buying a business format franchise, and this would show you how to do everything down to the last detail. But what type of business and which franchise should you buy?  You bought a book about buying a business franchise that listed a number of different franchises, sorted into business categories. It was really useful, and it talked about the factors to consider when buying a franchise. For example, whether the business had a successful trading history before it started selling franchises, that the money required for investment wasn’t just the franchise fee but needed to take everything into consideration, plus a reminder that the percentage taken by the franchisor wasn’t from the profits but from total sales, i.e., the from the top line before anything else was taken off.

Getting started with a business franchise

Once you have narrowed the type of business down you pick some franchises to investigate further. Look for those that really appeal to you, and go to their presentations for potential franchisees and find out about their quality. Choose the one that looks the most professional and signed up.  Ask to speak to any current franchisees. Get a business loan to supplement your savings in order to buy the franchise and get started with your franchise business. But it will be quite a struggle, particularly since you have no idea what you are doing and was naïve to an extent you can hardly believe now.

Here’s a video that explains how business franchising works:

Business format franchise documents and training

The training and documentation provided by franchisors is one of the main reasons people buy franchises, and this is usually comprehensive and very helpful. Take the business of being in business seriously enough and realise that it requires hard work. In this respect no amount of training and documentation can make up for the fact that rather than being the driven, hardworking soul that you imagined, you can actually be pretty lazy. You are not alone in this, since you’ll soon find other franchisees that could say the same thing for themselves. Some of them will say to you that they had always wanted their own business, and thought that they would be working on it twenty-four hours a day, but they weren’t.

Find out all about the local master franchisee

One of the main attractions of the franchise that you choose to buy is the local master franchisee. The local master franchisee is already established for a number of years and will provide amazing resources in terms of services and business contacts. But if the franchise is offered by an international company, make sure you find out find everything you can about the local master franchisee and their intentions for the future.

So, is buying a business format franchise a good way to get started in our own small businesses?

Yes. You can just continue the business under your own business name when your franchise expires and when you already know what you are doing.  Aside from your business’ day to day operations, you can handle marketing as well. However, it would be best if you just tap the services of a professional or an agency that will you  launch and manage successful PPC ad campaigns while reducing advertising costs. They will successfully promote your business to as many people as possible. A digital marketing agency can even help you set up a website and provide engaging content such as blogs and articles to increase traffic and generate sales.

Knowing what you know, you think you could easily have started the business without the enormous outlay on franchise fees (and royalties), but that’s the thing – you are new in the business and you need all the structure that the franchise can give you. People often think that if they could just go back and start again they would be able to do a much better job, but that’s not the way life works. We don’t know in the beginning what we know later, and we have to learn as we go. Using whatever knowledge and support a franchise can offer might enable  you to get going in your own businesses, where otherwise you couldn’t.