in the beginning
The LENS family of systems began with a pair of specialized glasses that helped Dr. Ochs' own clients i get "unstuck". The design of the glasses included blinking lights and sounds. Colleagues of Ochs wanted pairs for their own practices.
In time the glasses began to wear out. It was then that it became clear, the lights and sounds were unnecessary to elicit change in clients. Besides, some folks found them irritating, particularly those with sensory challenges. The system was named Flexyx.
Subsequently LENSWare2 was developed which involved the use of electrode wires to both receive EEG readings, and return a variant as feedback to the client. LENSWare3 was later developed. Some features were added, some dropped off. "Maps" provided more detail. User features had more options for practitioners to ponder over.
In 2019, the Chrysalis was developed using quieter technology that married Dr. Ochs years in the world of biofeedback with understandings of the intermix of physiology, mood and cognition. Characteristics of biofeedback, are better metabolized by the physiology, and the core of who people are is able to emerge and continue to flourish.
VERY FEW PEOPLE have never bumped their head in some way or other. When it happens, we rub it and go on, not thinking twice about what may be happening beneath the surface and we tend to forget it occurred unless it bleeds, we get a headache or a doctor says we have a concussion.
Yet what's inside can get compromised. Whether from some ordinary event like bumping into a cabinet, reaching under a desk, a table or a sink, playing, falling, (or something that falls), a car accident, sports injury, fight, or the target of abuse. The impact on our heads or jolt to our bodies can matter to our subsequent functionality and how we feel. We may never be quite the same again, unless our physiology is a superhero at repairing what got hurt. The vasculature, the tissues and the neurons need to heal.
If your physiology hasn't been a superhero, the Chrysalis can offer a solution to injuries that can, or have compromised a person's life, even when the compromises are so entrenched that they don't remember how they used to be. The Chrysalis can enable connectivity to be restored and pave the way to a more full life.
How does it work? In addition to increasing blood flow, and the opportunity for nutrients to get where they're supposed to (ie. the appropriate cells), bottled up toxins and waste can get out. Additionally, the feedback has a gentle disruptive effect which gives the brain a momentary pause, helping it break out of the adaptation patterns its gotten locked into and that don't serve.
Once the brain becomes unstuck, access to lost connections can occur and new ones can develop. Life gets an ahhhh. We become clearer, more flexible and more at ease with obstacles.
Given the chance,
the brain is able to repair itself.