Mood Disorders / Spectra™ - Visual Stimulation
- Quiets the mind
- Sustains gains made from neurotherapy
- Enhances cognitive efficiency
- Used by therapists to treat mood disorders and emotional trauma
- Help improve your mood
- Improves stress tolerance
"I'm fairly jaded by 'gimmicks' and not easily impressed. Spectra however is really special and very impressive. Loved the instant meditative mental state that was stimulated. ...just the thing [that] alcohol treatment centers need. Unless there's some long term side effect...I'd give it my fullest endorsement for the peace of mind it stimulates. It's major breakthrough in non-pharmacological therapy". William Hay, MD, FRCPC, ADM, CCSAM, MROCC
Spectra™ is a visual stimulation device designed for home use as an adjunct to neurotherapy. The device contains three resident programs, each designed to facilitate treatment of specific brainwave conditions associated with mood disorders, emotional trauma, cognitive inefficiency and poor stress tolerance.
Two clear LEDs mounted in the frame provide light simulation efficient for affective disorders. The LED duty cycle (time the lights remain on with each pulse) has been elongated to provide maximum stimulation efficiency with minimal discomfort.
Spectra™ is powered with two 3-volt, lithium CR2032 batteries located in the compartment at the end of the right stem of the glass frame. The batteries are rated for about 450 five-minute uses of the SpectrAlert™ or the SpectraSweep™ programs.
Spectra™ contains three resident programs, each designed to facilitate treatment of specific brainwave conditions.
SpectraSweep™ is used to help sustain the gains of neurotherapy that focused on balancing the frontal regions of the brain. This program may also be used to help with emotional regulation. Frontal balancing of brainwave amplitude is also improved with SpectraSweep™.
This program is used for enhancing cognitive efficiency. Typically, it is used while reading, writing or other cognitive activity. These features help with improving cognitive efficiency for children and adults, and are part of many “brain-brightening” programs found helpful for maintaining good mental functioning in elderly clients.
This program is used to help improve mood state. Many people find benefit from light boxes to help with seasonal affective mood problems. SpectraSerene™ can be used while you are engaged in other activities. Research has shown that the lights are most effective when used early in the morning. Many clients put the glasses on as soon as they get out of bed in the morning and wear them until they leave the house. However, SpectraSerene™ can be used at any time throughout the day with benefit.
- Some clients need corrective lenses to be able to read with Spectra™ glasses. Your optician can insert standard reading magnification lenses at a reasonable cost. More complex corrective prescriptions will be more costly.
- Persons subject to any form of seizures or epilepsy, using a pacemaker, or suffering from cardiac arrhythmia or other heart disorder, should not use the SpectrAlert™ or the SpectraSweep™ programs without medical supervision.
- Photosensitive seizure disorders are rare but sensitivity can be increased if the client is currently taking stimulant or psychotropic medications, alcohol or non-prescription mind-altering drugs.
- People with eye problems or sensitivities should consult with their ophthalmologist prior to using Spectra™.
Mary Jo Sabo, Ph.D., BCI
We have been using your Attention CD in the Yonkers School District since Feb, of 1998. We have had outstanding results using the tape and have noticed a significant reduction in aberrant behavior in the children using the CD. In each of the 3 sch...
In experimenting with Dr. Swingle's Attention CD, I discovered that the sound produced a calming effect for me. I was particularly pleased with the impact it had for reading as it definitely increased my concentration and ultimately my comprehension.
...In all probability you have forgotten my visits with you approximately ten years ago when I was referred to you by A.K. However, the reason I am writing you is to see if it would be possible to obtain a copy of the relaxation CD you gave me whe...
I just want to let you know that I am fine. I have had very few headaches. I am using my relaxation CD and the exercises you gave me. I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me. It is a miracle to be headache and fiourinal free! Since...
NC, Elementary School Teacher, Peace River, Alberta
Our problem was that we originally only ordered two Attention CDs. The two teachers who had the most immediate and dramatic results with their students would not loan their CDs for the rest of the staff. When I listen to the CD, it appears to have...
Dr. Claire Hawes
My client made more progress after one use of (Sweep™) than in weeks (of regular EMDR therapy).
Dr. Lee Pulos
My patients prefer Sweep 3 to 1 over the EMDR stimulator.
William Hay, MD FRCPC ADM CCSAM MROCC
I'm fairly jaded by 'gimmicks' and not easily impressed. Spectra however is really special and very impressive. Loved the instant meditative mental state that was stimulated. ...just the thing [that] alcohol treatment centres need. Unless there's ...