The Focus System program

The Focus System programs

For challenges with:

  • Brain fog – challenges with concentration, memory, and learning
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Low energy levels – like chronic fatigue syndrome, etc.
  • Chronic pain – daily pain that lasts for more than three months
  • Fibromyalgia – widespread pain, tenderness, and stiffness of muscles and connective tissue
  • Hypertension – also known as high blood pressure
  • Autoimmune disease – an illness that occurs when the immune system attacks the body tissues. Examples include type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis
  • Insomnia – sleep disorders and chronic pain issues go hand in hand

      The Focus System in – office and home programs – During the session, you will wear special headphones connected to an iPod. Your therapist will set the volume and headband vibration. You will then go through a series of exercises that include a balance board, a ball on a string, a handball, and small bean bags for tossing.

      The sessions will last either 30 minutes or 60 minutes, depending on the target goals. The exercises will take between half or two-thirds of the allotted time, followed by some form of play. Your therapist will help you with the exercises and decide when to increase the complexity of the activities.

      The Focus System in-office program – Lasts for 8-16 weeks, with three weekly 50-minute sessions.

      The Focus System home program – lasts for 8-16 weeks, with rental equipment shipped to you. It requires a weekly 50-minute session on ZOOM with Michael and at least two additional weekly practice sessions performed at home on your own.

      Clients who have completed the Focus System have shown significant improvements in the following areas:

      For challenges with:

      • Coping with feelings of stress, anxiety, and overwhelm
      • Sensory processing – sensitivity to light, noise, touch, and smells
      • Overwhelm/ fatigue
      • Concentration/ attention/ memory
      • Communicating and cooperation in a social context
      • The speed in which new information is processed both in learning and daily tasks
      • Speech and language challenges – ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, etc.
      • Chronic pain

          Fee structure:

          Focus System– in office: $190 per each 50-minute session (with a minimum of three sessions per week), 8 – 16 weeks

          Focus System – home program: $190 per each 50-minute session (with a minimum one office session per week in the office and two self-guided home sessions), an additional $240 monthly equipment rental, 8 – 16 weeks

          Would you like to know if the Focus System program can help you? Email me at [email protected] to schedule a free 15-minute ZOOM or phone consult.

          What is the Focus System?

          The Focus System is designed to help improve brain and body function. This program, appropriate for all ages, starts by organizing how your brain interacts with your body.

          Building blocks of the Focus Program are music, movement, language, and play. By building on these basic human activities, your mental abilities are improved. This, in turn, helps you cope with and enjoy life’s events.

          This is how it works:

          Using these building blocks to improve the fundamental parts of the brain-body connection, you will become more able to handle a multitude of environmental stressors without becoming overwhelmed. After that, as you develop increased mental and emotional resilience, you will tend to experience less pain and/or inflammation. This change commonly manifests as an improved academic or professional achievement as well as more rewarding personal relationships.

          The Focus System is tailored to those who have difficulties with:

          • Chronic pain
          • Speech and/or language
          • Concentration/attention/memory
          • Writing and reading comprehension
          • Sensory processing
          • Social communicating and behaving in a social context
          • Developing good motor skills and balance
          • The speed in which new information is processed both in learning and daily tasks
          • Coping with feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed

              How does the Focus System work?

              Through the use of sound, vibration, movement, and cognitive tasks, the Focus System productively stimulates the brain and body. The program’s unique combination of nervous system exercises and stimulation creates faster and more lasting improvements in the interactions between the signals between the brain and body.

              The Focus System includes these components:

              Auditory component

              During practice sessions, the client wears specially designed headphones that deliver computer- altered music. This music is processed to stimulate key areas of the brain. The headphone has a unique headband that stimulates the bones of the skull. This bone stimulation speeds up the brain-body connection.

              Movement component

              As the music plays, the client is led through a series of exercises. These activities serve to “wake up” the brain through increased input to the brain area that deals with logic, reason, and self-control. These exercises will also improve coordination and balance as well as the ability to focus when learning new information or during daily tasks.

              The movement exercises include the following elements:

              • Core strength
              • Hand-eye coordination
              • Rhythm
              • Dexterity
              • Balance
              • Visual tracking
              • Body awareness in space

              Mental component

              Mental components of the therapy are usually added later in the program. Therefore, As you progress through the program and become able to handle more tasks at once, the therapist will add some cognitive exercises. For instance, repeating something with rhythm or rhyme such as a song or poem, counting in challenging ways (backward or by 3s) or being asked to create a story or tell a story from memory.

              Play component

              Play is an essential part of the program because play has a powerful effect on our brain. These exercises build up our creativity and increase the brain’s ability to manage stress and utilize self-control. Types of play include drawing and painting, puzzles, and jump rope. These activities also help keep the program interesting for the client. They can even serve as a reward for completing the movement and cognitive exercises.

              How long will it take for me to feel better?

              Typically, you will feel positive results in 3-6 weeks, the timeline depends on many factors, including the frequency and length of the sessions. Other factors include diet, exposure to electronic devices, and medical history. Consequently, a long-term commitment is needed for lasting results, with a minimum of two months of therapy, but 3-6 months is a more realistic expectation.

               

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