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Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Testimonial on the DAVIDs for Treating ADD/ADHD

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 service.

In health,

Sargent L. Goodchild Jr.
Executive Director


Olympic Medallist Uses DAVID Delight Pro to Battle Eating Disorder

Catherine Garceau won the Bronze Olympic Medal, in swimming in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Unfortunately, she developed an eating disorder following the aftermath of her Olympic career.

She recently began using the Delight Pro to help her with her anxiety and eating compulsions. Here's what she had to say:

Using the David Delight Pro was quite the unexpected calming and transformational experience for me. In my quest to heal from emotional eating and depression, I rarely found a modality that produced such obvious results, and in so little time. Just 5 days of using the device on different settings (calming at night and energizing and focusing in early day), the positive difference I felt and acted upon was stunning! 

Over the years, I've addressed many of the interwoven physical, emotional, and spiritual causes for my disordered eating. Yet, still I continued to experience times where overeating and sadness emerged in ways I could not understand or come to peace with. The David Delight Pro way of balancing my mind help release this tension and create a foundation of ease from which to go about my day. In addition to watching my eating experience naturally normalize even more, I quickly felt more focused and organized, which definitely has increased my overall sense of ease and confidence. 

Having studied the body/mind connection to food, emotions, and life for many years, it's no surprise to me that a technology focused on balancing brain waves would have a tremendous impact on anyone using it in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle of eating well, exercising, and pursuing a life that inspires the soul.

I am very excited to keep using the David Delight Pro -- as an easy to use tool to increase my brain's ability to shift through different brain wave states, deepen my meditation practice, gain stress reduction, increased resilience, and fuel my growing dynamic health.

Thank you to Dave and the team at Mind Alive.  I am excited to recommend the David Delight Pro to all women who like me, desire and deserve to be free from food compulsions and emotional eating.  In hindsight of how I could have benefited during my athletic career, every serious athlete should use this technology. For all the mentions above and to increase visualization and precision in performance, quite a mental edge to add to any game!

Wishing great health and well-being for all,


Catherine Garceau
Olympic Bronze Medalist - Sydney 2000
Author of Swimming Out of Water

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Incorporated in 1981, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Mind Alive Inc specializes in brain technology. Our flagship technology is audio-visual entrainment (AVE), and we manufacture the DAVID brand devices. Other products include the Oasis line of cranio-electro stimulators (CES) and transcranial DC Stimulators (tDCS). Mind Alive is the leader in all of these technologies and has patents for both AVE and CES.


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