InLight Sessions

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Why is DermNurse offering Inlight sessions?

Stress has been well studied and documented to increase disease and the aging process while meditation has been well studied at reducing stress and associated health issues. However, it is often difficult for individuals to meditate due to lack of focus, too many distractions, or not enough time. Pandora Star is designed to evoke a deep state of meditation within seconds, with very little effort. Through the use of the light we hope to help reduce the aging process and promote a greater sense of health and wellbeing for our clients.


What is it?


Developed and used in the UK, PandoraStar is an advanced light machine facilitating brainwave entrainment. It features 12 stroboscopic LEDs that offers a fast, safe and easy way to reach a deep meditative state without a lot of effort.

"Brainwave Entrainment refers to the brain's electrical response to rhythmic sensory stimulation, such as pulses of sound or light" (Zhuang, Zhao, & Tang, 2009, pp: 81-82).

 An interesting example of this is holding a tuning fork tuned to the frequency of a G note. If the fork is vibrating at that frequency and held next to a resting guitar the G string on the guitar starts to vibrate. Thus the guitar has entrained on the tuning forks frequency. 


Our Inlight sessions offer brainwave entrainment to train the brain to synchronize to a certain frequency, such as gamma, beta, delta, theta and alpha. Each frequency matches a certain state of consciousness. 


Delta brain waves: Lowest frequency (0-4 HZ), occur during deep sleep


Theta brain waves: 4-8 HZ, occur often in young children or during drowsiness or arousal in older children and adults. Inspires relaxation and relief from our beta state of consciousness that, at a higher frequency, promotes stress and anxiety.


Alpha brain waves: 8-12 HZ occurs when we are reflecting, relaxed, or closing our eyes. 

For example, delta is the brainwave dominant while in an unconscious state such as sleeping; 

Inspire relaxation and relief from our beta state of consciousness that, at a higher frequency, promotes stress and anxiety. 


Beta brain waves: 12-25 HZ occurs while we are alert/working, engaged in active concentration, active, busy or anxious.


Gamma brain waves: 25-100 HZ, are believed to link and process information from all other parts of the brain. A high amount of gamma wave activity in the brain is associated with intelligence, compassion, self-control and feelings of happiness. In addition, gamma brain waves have been linked to improved memory and an increased ability to perceive reality.


Our sessions also offer listening to binaural beats (lower frequencies such as delta and theta) which is beneficial during meditation and could help reach a higher mental state.




Scholarly Reference:


Vitlic, A., Lord, J. M., & Phillips, A. C. (2014). Stress, ageing and their influence on functional, cellular and molecular aspects of the immune system. Age (Dordrecht, Netherlands), 36(3), 9631. doi:10.1007/s11357-014-9631-6


Zhuang, T., Zhao, H., & Tang, Z. (2009). A Study of Brainwave Entrainment Based on EEG Brain Dynamics. Computer and Information Science, 2, 80-86.

What you will experience

12 stroboscopic LEDs will flicker at specially chosen frequencies for each light therapy program. You will observe this through closed eyes. Although the light is purely white, you may see a variety of vibrant colours and geometric shapes. These visuals are completely created by your brain! 

Each session is experienced differently. 

Noise cancelling headphones with relaxing music will be provided. 

What are potential benefits?

The Benefits of Brainwave Entrainment include:


* Increase your focus and concentration.

* Increased memory performance.

* Increased creativity and problem solving ability. 

* Enhanced sleep and ease of getting to sleep. 

* Enhanced health. 

* Access your intuition. 

* Relaxation and stress reduction. 

* Behaviour modification (eg., getting rid of your bad habits).


Scholarly Reference:


Zhuang, T., Zhao, H., & Tang, Z. (2009). A Study of Brainwave Entrainment Based on EEG Brain Dynamics. Computer and Information Science, 2, 80-86.

How long is each session?

Each session is generally 30-40 minutes which includes intake, light-time, and debriefing with tea.  However, there are some programs which run longer. The longer programs will be offered to clients who have experienced shorter programs first. 

 

Programs available include, but are not limited to, the following:

*Brain Detox  30 minutes (Helps with brain health and function. Purpose: Neural cleansing/Microglia stimulation/brain immunity, Cognitive enhancement/Cognitive degeneration prevention/Pain)

*Focus  (Purpose: Working memory/focus/Attention/Productivity/Action)

*Happier (Purpose: Anti depression/Motivating/Energizing/Inspiring/Good feelings)

*Head Calm  (Purpose: Pain relief/Headache relief/Mental Clarity)

*Calm Me (Purpose: To soothe anxiety, nervousness and panic attacks)

*Delta-LC  (Purpose: Meditation/body and mind rejuvenation designed for deep relaxation)

*Delta 105  (Purpose: Deep relaxation using frequencies that are the same in deep sleep where Human Growth Hormone is released with anti-aging benefits).

*Emotion  (Purpose: Emotional healing/Insight)

*Insomnia (Purpose: Improved sleep/Calm awareness/Stress relief-to improve quality of sleep). Three sessions per week recommended for 2 weeks for best results.

*Memory/Memoryx  (Purpose: Long term memory creation/post study recall aid/ recall knowledge).

*Recharge (Purpose: De-stress/Rejuvenate/Inspire)

*Wealth (Purpose: Greater financial confidence, motivation, open channels of abundance, feel in charge of own worth and financial destiny and release true potential)

How many sessions will I need and what is the cost?

You may experience immediate benefit after one session. However, more than one session 1-3 times per week for 1-2 months may be required to reach the full benefits. more quickly. 

Each 30 minutes session is $59.99 (Regular price $120) and each 60 minute session is $120. You save $10-$20 per session when you purchased a package of three.

What are potential risks?

As with any flickering or strobe light, there is an increased risk for seizures. If you have any history of seizures or are taking seizure enhancing drugs you will not be able to participate in a Pandora Star Light session. For safety reasons and to experience the full benefits of each session, alcohol and recreational drugs should not be used within 24 hours of the session. We also recommend avoiding caffeine the day of your session. 



*We are not counsellors. If the Inlight session uncovers trauma in your life and you would like talk with someone we will direct you to a list of certified therapists. 


*Inlightenment is living with all the lights on-Ruby Bedi



Studies supporting brain wave entrainment:


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2524976?fbclid=IwAR3ZFu-j3J7tAgAjGrgeM-dYF2Uzsjs4Xf3lg8bBSP9rQNQNumrbvKQ6emE


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4428073/


Brain waves and working memory: http://news.mit.edu/2018/new-study-reveals-how-brain-waves-control-working-memory-0126


Gamma wave enhancement with meditation: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0170647


https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0170647

Braboszcz, C., Cahn, B.R., Lévy, J., Fernandez, M.B., & Delorme, A. (2017). Increased Gamma Brainwave Amplitude Compared to Control in Three Different Meditation Traditions. PloS one.


Learning and brain waves:  http://news.mit.edu/2017/brain-waves-reflect-different-types-learning-1011

Inlight Sessions

This video represents an example of what you may see during your session