in the beginning...
The LENS family of feedback systems began in the 1980s with a pair of glasses. Dr. Ochs created them to help clients in his own practice get "unstuck".
At that time, blinking lights and sounds had been integral to the design of the glasses. Colleagues of Dr. Ochs wanted pairs for their own practices. In time, the glasses began to wear out from use and handling. That led to the recognition that the lights and sounds were unnecessary to elicit change in their patient's lives. (Some found them irritating anyway, particularly those with sensory challenges.) That first LENS system had been named Flexyx.
In 2000 LENSWare2 was developed. Paddles at the end of electrode wires both received EEG readings, and returned a variant as feedback to the client's scalp.
In 2014 LENSWare3 was launched. Some features were added, some dropped off. New "maps" provided more details, and user features, offered more options for practitioners to ponder over.
The simplicity of the EEG LENSWare was overlooked until Dr. Ochs had time to ponder the patterns of the raw EEG in 2016 and 2017. He came to recognize the patterns and what to do about them, to direct the most efficacious treatments for client recovery. He used this understanding and technique in his private practice, where clients often felt better after the first treatment and frequency began tapering after the 3rd or 4th. He began teaching practitioners how to recognize and use this knowledge in his Advanced LENS training in 2018.
Development of the Chrysalis began in 2018. Using quieter technology and a deceptively simple user interface, the Chrysalis enables Providers to stay tuned into their clients who become more open to processing during their sessions.
The Chrysalis makes use of fundamental physiological underpinnings Dr. Ochs learned during his years in the world of biofeedback (long before "neurofeedback" was conceived of). Combining modern technology with his unique paradigm, enables the benefits of physiological gains (physical learning) that come from biofeedback, to also benefit the brain. Chrysalis effects have been experienced throughout the body of which the brain is a part.
What it comes down to is, our physiology is better able to metabolized Biofeedback, make lasting use of it and continue to support our expansion. The core of who we each are is able to emerge and continues to flourish. Thus the Chrysalis enables a beneficial blending of physiology, mood and cognition that propels clients out of their stuck places and into self actualization.