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ROSHI 

ROSHI and pROSHI  facilitating  peak performance

Frequently Asked Questions

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What Is ROSHI Training?    

Roshi training may allow a person to improve the brain’s ability to self-regulate.Research indicates this training rebalances the brain by breaking unhealthy patterns of brain wave activity and by helping the brain to establish a healthy rhythm. Once free of  unhealthy patterns, the brain is able to rebalance itself and an individual may experience many improvements in their lives including: better sleep, increased concentration and focus, decreased impulsivity, decreased mental chatter, decreased moodiness or anger, improved memory, reduced anxiety and an increased overall feeling of well-being.

A computer is used to monitor the moment to moment activity of a client’s brain. That unique brainwave info is "fed back" to the person using special goggles that flicker colored or multicolored light. The brain utilizes the information to decrease dynamic instability and to increase communication between the left and right hemispheres as well as within the hemispheres. The result is a brain that processes information more efficiently and less likely to become overwhelmed by information or to become stuck in unhealthy processing patterns.


Chad receiving a Roshi treatment

ROSHI and pROSHI does not require the client to consciously attain a specific mental state.The brain is able to process the information when it is producing healthier patterns of self regulation without the need for awareness. Most clients often report profound feelings of relaxation, of feeling focused or an improved sense of well being during the sessions as the changes in the brainwave patterns emerge. This makes the session so easy that even children as young as four years of age can benefit from the training. In  the most recent generation of pROSHI tools, Chuck Davis has introduced, the Neurodynamic Activator™ pROSHI II+

 pROSHI and ROSHI training does not “entrain” brainwaves.It does not use light or sound to force the brain to produce particular brainwave frequencies. Instead, ROSHI training feeds back information to the brain that tells the brain when it’s own dynamics are more stable. Some Neurofeedback and ROSHI practitioners do use entrainment devices and protocols as well as evaluation in conjunction with Neurofeedback training. I do not use such devices, nor  diagnose nor treat  medical or specific conditions.

How Does It Work?

The brain must be able to move quickly and easily between all states, including hyper focus, relaxed focus, excitement and relaxation. When the brain gets stuck in unhealthy patterns of activity it loses its ability to move easily between states or to maintain a state when required. The ability to move between states is flexibility and the ability to maintain a state like focus is resilience. Self regulation is the ability to use flexibility and resilience to respond appropriately to the both the internal and external environment. ROSHI session helps develop healthy patterns by forcing the brain to use neural networks that it needs for self regulation.Scientific researchers have shown ROSHI exercises the neural networks in the brain and allows creation of new connections. Thus, the brain improves its ability to self regulate by using and strengthening neural connections. With better self regulation the brain finds it easier to maintain a healthy state and allows it move more easily between states.When we  need to focus ,we won’t become distracted, but when we need to stop thinking and go to sleep, we can do that as well. The happy brain is flexible and resilient.

What Does Brain Self Regulation Have to Do with the Conditions that may improve?

The disorders that  reportedly respond well to ROSHI  training can all be described in terms of the flexibility and resiliency of the brain. For instance, in anxiety, a person is easily aroused and finds it difficult to relax once aroused. A person with anxiety has a brain that has difficulty resisting arousal. This is a measure of resiliency, and a brain that is easily aroused in an inappropriate situation is not resilient. Once aroused (upset and anxious) a person with anxiety cannot relax. They become stuck in a state of arousal. This is a measure of the brain’s flexibility. A person with anxiety cannot move flexibly between states. Because training promotes resilience and flexibility, a person with anxiety will find that they can enter situations that will no longer produce an inappropriate state of arousal (they become resilient) and if they do become upset, they will be able to calm themselves down without producing anxiety (they become flexible).In effect,a person who cannot reduce thinking that might produce anxiety, the likelihood of anxiety may be significantly reduced by ROSHI training.

Migraines can also be characterized in terms of flexibility and resiliency. Migraine headaches can usually be attributed to some triggering event such as a particular food or stress. The brain reacts to the trigger. ROSHI training may reduce the number and severity of migraine headaches by promoting resilience and flexibility. Improving resilience reduces the chance that the brain will "react" and "improving flexibility" allows the brain to move back into a balanced state more quickly. Many migraine suffers find, not only are the number of migraines reduced (increased resiliency), but that when warning symptoms begin, indicating that a migraine is about to start, a migraine  episodemay never occur (increased flexibility).

How Does ROSHI Training Help with Sleep Disorders?

Interestingly, just because someone gets 8 hours of sleep, that does not mean that they sleep well!  People who have trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep, sleepwalk, have nightmares or night terrors or who wake up feeling tired may exhibit symptoms of poor attention, hyperactivity, low energy, depression, irritability and trouble with memory. These symptoms will often resolve themselves when sleep improves. Like the waking state, the sleep state also requires flexibility and resiliency. Flexibility is needed to move from waking to sleep and to move between the various stages of sleep. Resiliency is needed to stay asleep, to stay in a sleep stage for as long as required, and to not be aroused inappropriately so that one has nightmares or night terrors. Clients often report that they are sleeping better after ROSHI training begins.

What are the Primary Benefits reported by users of ROSHI Training?

The primary benefits reported are:

  • Improved concentration and focus, better sleep
  • Increased mental clarity and ability to process and organize information
  • Increased ability to "self quiet"
  • Decrease in impulsiveness
  • Decreased physical hyperactivity
  • Reduced anxiety,mental chatter and mind racing.
  • Reduced pain
  • Greater capacity to handle stress.
  • Improved sports performance

 While not a medical treatment, pROSHI  and ROSHI sessions have been shown to be a powerful addition to traditional therapies for the following conditions:

  • ADD/ADHD, Learning disabilities
  • autism, Asberger’s Syndrome
  • Closed head injury, stroke, epilepsy, migraines
  • sleep disturbances, some types of apnea, bruxism
  • anxiety, OCD, depression
  • “brain fog”, mental rumination, aphasia
  • PTSD, addiction
  • immune system disturbances: fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, arthritis, MS, lupus
  • chronic pain, neuropathy

The time frame of the session is unique to each person and may be as short as 10 minutes, up to 90 minutes, and can be tailored to address the comfort of the individual. Clients new to the process will have many questions during the first session and we schedule time so your questions can be answered. The ROSHI practitioner places EEG sensors on the client's scalp using gel or conductive paste. These sensors are connected to a computer which monitors the client's brain waves and records the session. After the session, the client may watch their brain patterns. The practitioner monitors the process and makes suggestions to the client to keep the training session as optimal as possible. The session is usually considered very relaxing and non- intrusive, and the client may well “nap” during the treatment.

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Disclaimer

Please note: as ROSHI peak performance/ meditation aid trainer, I do not treat nor claim benefits for specific medical conditions nor provide diagnosis nor medical treatment. To asssist you, I am able to refer you to a ROSHI practitioner in your geographical area (ie: licensed counselor, Dr.of Neurology or therapist,etc ) that specializes in your area of concern.

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