Dear Dave and Nancy,
Active Healing, Inc. is a
provider of neurological reorganization located in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Active Healing’s primary focus is the use of developmentally appropriate
functional movement to boost the function of subcortical and cortical brain
stages. As the executive director it has been my mission over the last 16 years
to innovate this program so the care we offer continues to be both wholistic
and as efficacious as possible. For the past decade Mind Alive’s DAVID
audio-visual entrainment devices have been one of the technologies I have
relied on to help the patients under our care.
Among the various populations of
people I work with at Active Healing I see a large community of kids who have been
traumatized and subsequently labeled with; fetal alcohol syndrome,
post-traumatic stress disorder, reactive attachment disorder, anxiety and ADHD.
Since many of these children go to extremes to maintain control I have parents
who find it necessary to lock themselves into their own bedroom, alarm all
interior doors in the house and lock up anything that could be used as a weapon.
In these households, everyone is under tremendous stress and this is not an
environment conducive to healing and recovery
The opportunity for these
children to relax and let go of the overwhelming need to control everyone and
every situation in their life is a huge part of their recovery process. When
the brain is living in stress it restricts the ability of the child to heal. All of the body’s resources are going towards
survival. Of course, when this is protracted over years of time the impact on
their mental and physical health is severe. Allowing a child to dissociate for
several minutes every day and then rebalance allows them opportunity for their
brain to rejuvenate.
Adding a DAVID audio-visual
entrainment device to the therapy protocol for the child, the parents and any
siblings can have profound positive impact. From the perspective of a program
of neurological reorganization they become much more available to all the
developmental stimulation we are using to organize their brains. They become
much better at self-regulation, less violent, less impulsive and generally
better able to function whether it is at home or at school.
From the parents we hear
testimonials such as all are living on the fight/flight/freeze end of the
continuum. Kids are better able to
transition and are more flexible in their thinking. In some cases kids with
Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD) make huge improvements in their depression.
While all the gains from using
have been significant it has also been a pleasure to do business with everyone
at Mind Alive. The entire staff makes themselves very available for any
questions I may have and is generous with their time. Their commitment to
improving the lives of countless people shines through with their customer