Wolitzky-Taylor Study – Worry and Academic Performance -By Dave Siever, Nov 2011
Stress causes a shunting of cerebral blood flow away from the brain and into the body as the brain prepares for fight or flight (Everly & Lating, 2002). This, in turn, increases impulsiveness, impairs flexible thinking and hampers the retrieval of memories during critical times, such as exams. So being able to avoid worry is essential for good academic grades as well as overall health, a happy disposition and increased socialization.
A Texas-based study by Wolitzky, et al., (2010) found that AVE from the DAVID AVE devices was more effective in reducing worry than traditional psychological worry-reduction techniques. Wolitzky used the patented Mind Alive Inc., dual-frequency eyesets, which stimulated a beta frequency into the left hemisphere of the brain and an alpha frequency in to the right hemisphere of the brain. This has been reported to reduce anxiety and depression (Siever, 1998; 2004; 2007). The study was four weeks in duration and the students received their respective therapy three ©Mind Alive Inc, 2012
times per week. Compared to a Waiting List Control group, a Worry Exposure Therapy group and an Expressive Writing group, AVE was the most effective technique for reducing worry.
Sticking to a particular therapy is always of concern to health professionals, because if their patients don’t keep to the therapy, the patient may not improve and the clinician may lose faith in the treatment due to increased failures. The benefit of DAVIDTM AVE, is that unlike Worry Exposure and Expressive Writing, which require a moderate amount of effort, the DAVID AVE provides an effortless treatment for improving academic ability and therefore adherence/compliance is easy to maintain.
If the treatment is easy to implement and adherence is high, then it is likely that the client will stay vigilant with the therapy. Figure 11 shows that most students using AVE kept to it and completed the study. This is due to the ease of use of the DAVIDTM AVE devices. ©Mind Alive Inc, 2012
These studies show that audio-visual entrainment using the DAVID AVE device and patented Omniscreen eyesets provides a useful tool for boosting concentration, memory and grade-point average, while simultaneously reducing worry. AVE is easy to use, inexpensive, and doesn’t require a prescription. The benefits in concentration, memory and improved well-being are educationally significant and may be enjoyed almost immediately. The implementation of the DAVIDTM, in an educational setting will allow students to achieve better grades with less stress, while having more time for socializing and enjoying family, friends and life.
Copyright: Dave Siever, CEO of Mind Alive Inc., Reposted by Mindmachines.com with permission. 2013. All rights reserved.