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The Chrysalis is
Dr. Len Ochs' 4th generation
self-adjusting feedback system.
The feedback enables the restoration of one's
and the expansion of their awareness and consciousness.
The Chrysalis feedback provides the opportunity for people to
become released from
the effects of past
(Physical & Emotional)
When the effects of traumas
lose their grip,
the noise in our heads quiets;
we stop feeling anxious
we find ourselves focusing and concentrating effortlessly;
we stop avoiding, circumventing, procrastinating;
we no longer feel compelled to,
because those things
we hadn't been doing,
are no longer too hard.
We see the world and ourselves with deeper clarity.
We become more vital.
How do those effects interrelate?
Traumas create blocks in our systems;
blocks obstruct connectivity within and between them.
Compromised connectivity creates dysfunctions.
provides the opportunity
for our systems to re-regulate and
"The most beautiful experience
we can have
is the mysterious.
It is the fundamental emotion that stands
at the cradle
true art and
Whoever does not know it
no longer wonder,
no longer marvel,
is as good as
and his eyes are dimmed."
enhances the quality of life.
35 years after the first LENS system,
this 4th generation is
quicker, simpler, and yields more resonant effects.
People find inner peace and
become more connected to their core authentic selves.
technology is electrically quieter than prior generations.
Small, portable, free of gels and paste and simpler to work with.
Implementation and effects are more straightforward.
Effects reach people subtly yet more broadly and deeply,
Inner quiet enables more engagement in life and it's activities.
Self Awareness increases,
A core self connection develops.
Personal evolution continues after completion.
All of my feedback systems are rooted in a different paradigm...
Standard neurofeedback uses operant conditioning (OC) techniques to train the brain. The paradigm is rooted in the philosophy that "functional" physiology can be addressed directly to evoke change. Yet...
The obstacles a person struggles with
are not generally "malfunctions"
of the "functional" areas of the brain.
The obstacles are due to compromised connectivity
whether related to the brain's functional areas
or any of the other interdependent systems:
transportation of nutrients,
protecting us from pathogens,
elimination of what's not used,
neurotransmitters, hormone, enzymes, nutrients, etc.
None of my systems have ever
attempted to train the brain.
The brain is a highly developed system which most of the time knows what it needs to do to function well. All of our physiological systems and the inter-dependent processes among them have innate intelligence about how to function well.
People speak of a gut sense or touch the center of their chest when speaking from the heart. Most of us take our physiology for granted without a clue as to all it does, to keep us humming along.
When we're in pain, or anxious, or our breathe is labored, or our heart is pumping too fast, or we're traumatized, we don't think as clearly and we're not as productive as we would otherwise be.
Stress takes it's toll our our physiology and
keeps it from functioning as it otherwise would.
The paradigm I work with is based on providing the opportunity for what's "stuck" to gently ease free; it allows the inherent intelligence we've been designed with, to self repair.
Disrepair creates dysfunctions.
Brain related challenges tend to be rooted in stuck “looping” patterns when connectivity becomes compromised. An example of looping is ruminating. Thoughts loop around, rather than progressing forward. An extreme example of looping is obsessiveness. Internal noise makes it tough to focus, to be clear, to be fully present, to filter what's important and not act impulsively. It makes us limp along.
"stuck-ness" plays out in moods and pain too
We also see examples when the natural flow of nutrients in and waste out is disrupted and inflammation takes up residence, as pain and swelling, or we become ill from the stagnation. We see this from unwelcome toxins and pathogens that become stuck. We are designed to detoxify and keep pathogens at bay but when our physiology is locked up, the systems can't do their jobs.
the feeling of freedom...
If you grew up where you were able to go outside and run seemingly forever without fences or cars to interrupt your glee, you’ve known the feeling of true freedom.
When we don’t feel that kind of freedom, we can’t function at our best. Walls and dead ends like the mazes in children's books, create unrelenting boundaries that force our functions into a tighter range, not unlike an angry dog chained up in a yard.
When we're stuck and looping,
our thinking, our internal and external
functionality are restrained.
We experience fear and
become anxious which further compromises us.
so what about neurofeedback??
Operant Conditioning (OC) is the standard form of neurofeedback that's most widely known. Treatment generally takes many months before changes are noticed, and many more months before there’s “completion” of the process.
While eventually people notice some improvements in some functioning, something tends to remains out of reach – they don’t quite feel themselves. Depending on how perceptive they are, and what their brain was conditioned to do, they may experience a kind of haziness comparable to the fog of suppressive medications.
The haze comes from the training process that quiets overactive parts of the brain. While the quieting may help with some functionality, it doesn’t address what causes the brain's over activity. Putting the lid on over- activity can create inner tension. (The image of an angry constrained bull waiting to come out of its pen, comes to mind - of course, that's an extreme image, but the point remains.)
"Functionality" aside, the conditioning, the “corrections” if you will, are not generally integrated with the core of the person and it can leave people grappling with less than a full and meaningful sense of themselves. Often times these people show up at my door (or those of other providers) because they're still seeking resolution and someone told them about the LENS, and more recently, the Chrysalis.
Chrysalis feedback is based in real time;
it enables the person's entire system to calm
and to step forth from its dysfunctional looping patterns.
Real time feedback is a characteristic of the actual in-the-moment state
of the client, such that the feedback itself is directly relational to them.
For the client, the feedback is a passive process.
They can spend the time in conversation or in quiet.
Improvements that are experienced
include lighter mood, brighter outlook,
greater capacity and higher functioning,
a deeper sense of self,
and we've seem a wide range of physical improvements.
When the noise in our heads quiets, people begin to feel
more in touch with themselves.
They can hear their own thoughts and notice what they feel.
A sense of ease is experienced.
Perhaps for the first time in their lives.
The ease stretches from that inner being place and
with it a new found sense of the world around them.
This leads people to function at a higher level which continues to deepen.
and not everything
that can be counted counts.”
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