Dr. Len Ochs ?
"People are more interesting than anything"
Len's done it again!
Len's created new wonders
that promote healing
and they're even more effective
then the last ones!
The new feedback system,
is built on the same premises
as the prior LENS systems.
It enables people to
get their lives back and be more.
Simply, directly, and quickly.
Plus, it's more portable, there's no glop,
& it uses electrically quiet technology!
Imagination will carry us
to worlds that never were.
But without it we go nowhere.
in the roots
than to take a position
which stands out sharply and clearly
from the prevailing opinion.
The tendency of most
is to adopt a view
that is so ambiguous that it will include everything
that it will include everybody.
Not a few men
who cherish lofty
and noble ideas
under a bushel
of being called different.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
Then and Now
One could say, Dr. Ochs' long and illustrious career got started when he was in the 6th grade, where he had the fortuitous benefit of an electronics class! That he also lived in a house with a basement served to promote his early explorations and tinkerings. Although he's most known for his LENSWare & Regenesis systems, he was commission to also developed for others such as the one he built for Harold Russell.
During Len's high school years, he worked at the Waldemar Cancer Center as a gopher, taking in and soaking up aspects of a world he would eventually be part of. He graduated when he was 14 and left Great Neck, NY to go to Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA where he put himself through college by working as an orderly in hospital psych wards. In those wards he was able to tune into and get to know troubled people with "diagnoses". He could see the root of their being beneath their troubles, and the effects their meds had on them. He recalls one time in particular, when he realized a woman's raving mania was from low blood sugar; a glass of orange juice shifted her energy back into the peaceful intelligent woman she was. The staff, ever ready to tackle and inject, was perplexed.
During those college years he also ran what he called the Radio-Free Kutztown with a bandwidth strong enough only for the campus residents.
As a sophomore, after two psychology courses, he passed the graduate school entrance exams and his results of the Miller Analogy test were on par with most of the medical students.
Back in New York, he obtained his Masters in Psychology and his School Psychology Certification at Hofstra University. He received supervision from the best: those heading the program at Hofstra, the head of the program at a speech and hearing clinic, and the chief psychologist of the NY public schools.
After graduating Hofstra he was a school psychologist, found the kids a joy to work with but didn't much appreciate the ignorance of the system. It was time to get his Ph.D..
At SUNY Albany he learned professional psychology and was offered a second simultaneous Ph.D. program. He found psychology to be a natural fit for him.
During those years, he ran a crisis center at the university where he trained 200 Resident Assistants to spread his knowledge. He still carries the pride of it its success, as it had been 10 years since the suicide rate had been zero.
.He became a psychologist in 1975. During the following three decades, he became licensed in 4 additional states. His license lapsed during his years of struggling with Lyme. .
Since that time, he's been in private practice, initially in Schenectady then years later in northern California. In between he's worked for a number of psychiatrists including Dan Amen, was editor of a couple psychology journals, built a number of systems, founded the ISNR with two of his colleagues, wrote and spoke extensively to audiences of peers, and was presented with a couple of awards,
Over the last 35 years, he's continued to evolve his innovative feedback system and Infrared device, consult, speak, teach, write and treat clients.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Len was a pioneer in the field of Biofeedback recognized by the AAPB. One of the things he came to recognize was how a person could impact themselves with their consciousness. He developed a program to teach deep vascular relaxation and to this day, practices it himself.
Also a pioneer in the field of neurofeedback, the ISNR awarded him the Joe Lubar Award for his contributions in the field. One of his major contributions was the change of feedback systems from analog to digital technology; he built a "box" that would enable a variety of analog systems to be converted.
He had trained with Bob Thatcher, to learn to run Thatcher's qEEG system, read and interpret its results. For fifteen years his private practice included traditional neurofeedback operant conditioning. In recognizing the limits of functional physiology to address brain dysfunctions, he developed a completely different kind of neurofeedback system which instead, impacts the physiology in need of repair.
His theories about how to restore functioning in people, involve releasing the brain from its dysfunctions. By releasing the brain from its stuck places, it provides the opportunity for it to heal, enabling the person to become more adaptable and more authentic in their life. The 4th generation of this "repair" focused feedback system, has been renamed the Chrysalis, to better represent the transformational quality it provides to peoples lives, (The transformational Chrysalis effect has been experienced from sensor placements off the head as well as on.)
Another of Dr. Ochs' healing modalities comes in a handheld infrared device; which penetrates deeply into the body to stimulate the mitochondria, which serves to eliminate inflammation, and promote healing of injuries. This device, the Mito is Len's 4th generation Photonic Stimulator. It was redesigned to be quiet, easy to hold and position, to penetrate more deeply, and to be effective more quickly. When its used briefly, it is also useful with highly sensitive people.
New technologies have been instrumental in advancing his 4th generation products.
We can’t solve problems
by using the same kind of thinking
we used when
we created them.
Dr. Ochs has the kind of wisdom, compassion and deep knowing that carries an understanding of others rarely encountered.
While he enjoys sharing his theories, he's well aware that theories and practice don't always line up. He also recognizes and has the humility to know, there are things that are truly unknown and there are aspects of life to which there are no words to describe.
After decades of clinical experience, his awe of the uniqueness of each person remains. He also possesses a sense of limitlessness in the realm of what is possible.
From clients to practitioners and colleagues who have experienced the LENS effect and now the Chrysalis effect as well, there is a level of reverence for Dr. Ochs which both embarrasses and humbles him.
He not only has a love of the arts, from painting and sculpture to music and dance, but of the cycle of nature itself. From the leaves changing colors and the fall fruits growing in his yard and neighborhood, to the frost of the leaves when winter bites and the new buds of spring as they sprout and grow, as if by magic. He notices the birds; he can state their names. He can tell you about the landscape with its rich history as he drives past and about the building's architecture in the cities.
His diversity of interests and knowledge are extreme, and driven by the deepest love of learning of anyone I've ever met.
we dance for madness,
we dance for fears,
we dance for hopes,
we are the dancers,
(and self care)
"I am a huge proponent of eating to nourish oneself. Nutrients and anti-nutrients have an enormous impact on all our body systems (including the brain), down to the very cells that comprise them. The gut's bacteria too, has an enormous effect on our physical and mental health.
Years ago, there was an expression we are what we eat. It sounds trite, but when you think about it, how could it be any other way?"
Sound nutrition is an integral part of facilitating any improvements; it supports our physiology and enables the changes to become integrated.
Part of understanding how to nourish ourselves also involves how to not harm ourselves. Its a dance between what to do and what not to do. We develop that sense from paying attention to how we feel, as a great many clues are provided.
Preventing inflammation (or clearing it up) is a key player in optimal health. Allergens are fairly obvious, but everyday anti-nutrients can also irritate our systems such as: sugar, gluten and phytic acid. Lots of people find that they think and feel better after eliminating them.
Determining what's right for ourselves, is one of our most self-empowering opportunities.
Well being is impacted not only by what we consume, but also by what we use on ourselves and in the environment we spend out time in. Whether cleaning products, laundry products, or the off gassing of furnishings, it all plays a part.
Sleep too is vital to well being; its restorative nature can play havoc with us when sleep is lacking. Some things that can disrupt quality sleep are EMFs, light pollution, not oxygenating well when we breath and digestive issues.
Nature has wisdom. Whole Foods used to mean something real. Isolated "nutrients" may be convenient, but they are out of balance with significant others, however minute the others may be. There are synergistic benefits to whole real foods; cultures around the world know to combined various foods and ingredients to enhance their benefits even further.
Quality air and hydration are of course important too. As is mineral balance, and the vitamins that enable them to absorb properly, such natural sources of vitamins A and D.
The sources of what we consume is highly significant. Whether in terms of the soil our vegetation grows in, the accumulation of toxins in sea life, or the confinement, feed and drugs given most animals.
If you find learning about nutrition daunting or overwhelming, or the amount of information available to be too much to sort through, consider exploring the Weston A Price Foundation's website. The WAPF explains the ABCs of eating to nourish in simple terms, and offers an enormous body of knowledge for further exploration. (They also publish quarterly journals which may feel like a more contained place to begin; (those articles are also accessible from their website under Journals).)
You may find some of the information provided by the WAPF surprising, but knowledge about such things as which fats actually nourish and sustain us, and which are detrimental, has been kept obscure and has contributed greatly to the public health crisis. The lack of nourishing fats has caused generations of people to gravitate toward carbohydrates for fuel/calories and has created all manner of health issues. (Mary Enig Ph.D. was a renowned "fats" expert and wrote several books about fats; she co-founded the WAPF with Sally Fallon. (They co-wrote Nourishing Traditions and they've each written several books about eating to nourish.)
We have been conditioned to believe
what's good for us from the consumer driving food industry.
Much was lost when food became industrialized.
Though we've become acclimated to
convenience "foods" in the last several decades,
and while no one could argue with the conveniences,
we pay a huge price for that convenience.
For a fascinating and shocking read describing the studies and politics that led to the food pyramid and the bad press about saturated fats: "The Big Fat Surprise" written by Nina Teicholz. Nina rolled up her sleeves and dug deep; she read all the studies, not just the abstracts, and shows the readers not only the flaws but the intended misrepresentations.
If you think about how little the public knows about nourishing themselves, its not surprising that there are many preventable epidemics. In this day and age of science and medicine, none of these need exist.
He's always thought so far out of the box,
the box doesn't even exist.
A "suspended" license can evoke discomfort.
What does it mean? What led to the suspension?
If you have concerns about Len’s suspension, please read on.
Len was called before the Board while he still had Lyme in 2008. (He’d struggled with it for several years and his licensed had lapsed.) Though he paid the late fee, the Board seemed to be looking to oust him. Len challenged their rigidity with his intelligence.
Upon seeing the business cards in Len's wallet, they accused him of “practicing” psychology without a license. (The business cards said: Psychologist.)
The Board not only denied Lyme disease was real, one could hardly say Len was “practicing” in those years. And although he had been maintaining 5 state licenses for decades, it didn't seem to mean anything to the Board. (Very few psychologists are ever licensed in more than one state, even sequentially.)
You wont find many like Len. Not only is he more qualified than most in the field, he brings a plethora of background, knowledge, insights and experience into his work, both with clients and the development of his systems.
Now you know why Len serves his client as a “Life Coach”.