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.

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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 or we get a  headache.


Yet what's inside can get compromised.  Whether from some ordinary event like bumping into a cabinet, reaching  under a desk or table, playing, falling, (or something that fell), 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 offers a solution to injuries that can, or have compromised our lives, even when the compromises are so entrenched a person doesn't remember how they used to be.  The Chrysalis enables the brain to heal so that the connectivity can be restored and we can live more fully.

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, which helps it break out of the adaption patterns its gotten locked into and don't serve us.  


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.

 Dr. Len OchsPrivate Practice  - 707.396.3598

While this website contains information not generally known, all of it has been acquired over my lifetime.  I am required to state however, none of this information is for treatment or diagnosis of any medical or psychiatric purpose.  It is provided for entertainment only.

Special thanks to Patrick Amiot and Brigitte Laurent  for their wonderful whimsical sculptures in Sebastopol.

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