Testimonial from Dr Maryna van der Berg, PhD
May 24, 2017
In 1988, at the age of 32, I was injured in a serious motorcar accident. I was in a coma for 42 days. I had broken three neck vertebrae, sustained major brain damage and the doctors believed that I would never be much more than a vegetable. Their prognosis was that I would never again be able to take care of myself needed to be placed in Weskoppies, a psychiatric hospital in Pretoria.
My stepmother intervened and managed to get me into another hospital. She asked individuals as well as international prayer groups to pray for my complete recovery. I started to make a miraculous, if slow, recovery. I have no recollection of this period in my life – my first memories after the accident are of myself learning to walk and write again about nine months after the accident. I spent the next two and a half years in physical and mental rehabilitation. In retrospect, I would say that it took me about seven years before I was a fully functional and fairly confident person again.
My whole life had changed and I suffered from severe depression. I visited the best neurologists, psychiatrists and psychologists available to try cure my depression. The verdict was always the same: they would experiment with pills until they got the best to treat the symptoms. There was no cure. Every year the prescriptions just got lengthier and the drugs heavier. A pill for sleep, pills for mood control, pills to wake up and pills to kill the sadness.
In the end I realised that I was suffering from changes in character. Nobody could offer me any hope of total recovery. I tried alternative treatments such as acupuncture, hypnosis and herbal treatments – to no avail.
At 50 my husband and I retired and moved to the South Coast. I kept researching to find something to help myself. One day, a friend handed me a leaflet advertising John Broome’s Mind Power and an apparatus that stimulates the brain to form new neural pathways and to produce its own neurotransmitters such as serotonin and endorphins. In desperation I phoned John Broome and ordered the apparatus and subliminal CDs. Three weeks later I went to Gauteng to take delivery. John explained the simple way the machine works and how to use the subliminal recordings.
This scientifically proven, cutting-edge technology introduced a new era in my life. For six weeks, on a daily basis, I did the 42 minute Alpha-to-Alpha/Beta session. In the beginning I needed a lot of support and encouragement from my husband, as I was still suffering from severe depression. From the fourth week, I could hardly wait for my daily sessions and after six weeks of daily sessions I was a different person. I reduced my medication under my doctor’s supervision.
For the first time in years I had energy, and my curiosity and sense of humour returned. Due to the subliminal recordings that I listened to daily, my confidence and motivation to have a meaningful life returned. Although I felt like a new person, my memory and concentration was still lacking. I then started treating myself daily using the John Broome SMR/Beta 24-minute program for another six weeks. I also continued using the subliminal music as support.
I decided to study further using correspondence courses. I enrolled for a Masters Degree with the University of Metaphysics in Sedona, Arizona, USA. My thesis was titled "Consciousness''. I continued with a PhD, and at the age of 55, I received my PhD from the University of Arizona. My doctoral thesis was titled "Meditation as Medication''. Today I am an ordained minister with International Metaphysical Ministries, a Pastoral Counseling Psychologist, an accredited Accelerated Learning Practitioner, an EFT Practitioner, and I practise various modalities of Energy Medicine. I believe without my brain machine and the subliminals this would never have been possible.
It is humbling to acknowledge the lives I have touched by using the DAVID LS systems. Over the years, I have treated severe cases of depression, ADD and ADHD successfully. I have also helped people suffering from chronic pain, hypertension, severe stress, sportspeople seeking better performance, as well as people suffering from migraines and sleep disorders.
As I write this testimony, I am suffused with intense gratitude – I am grateful to God for His grace, I am thankful to Dave Siever who has devoted his life to the development and perfection of a device that has such incredible potential, I am grateful to John Broome who is dedicated to improving the lives of people all over South Africa. I am intensely grateful that these remarkable people crossed my path and gave me back my life.
Testimonial from Brent Hugo
Allentown, PA, US
Apr 22, 2016
I had seen the DAVID Delight Pro device and wanted one for several years to help with sleep issues, but simply could not justify the price…or so I thought. Also a concern was whether it actually worked, was it medically safe and was it simply a psychological “trick” or gimmick. On 6 October 2015, I sustained a fairly severe concussion and subsequent intense headaches, so intense I missed work for weeks and when I finally did return to work, could only stand to do so part-time for over a month.
I had intense headaches, sleep loss, mood swings and memory loss. So though not specifically mentioned in many places for treatment of concussion issues, I decided between my meditation practice, my sleep issues, my aversion to chemicals and my desire to alleviate the pain at almost all costs, I invested the money in the device.
While the device certainly has helped at all levels, specifically, in regards to the concussive symptoms, I found varying my focus on the “images” or patterns presented by the glasses, my symptoms of pain and nausea started to lessen and then disappear within only two uses of the device. Within 4-5 days I was going several hours without pain and could fall asleep within 20 minutes. I have now been using it for 7 months. My eye therapy (I had a vestibular alignment issue from the concussion) progressed much faster than my therapists had anticipated.
It’s also important to note that I am a very physically active person with a very high pain tolerance. Over my lifetime, and mostly in my early to late teens, I have been in the ER more than 15 times for broken bones, burns, severe cuts and dislocations, mostly sports related. I also grew up on a farm and worked in construction most of my twenties and thirties. I say this only to give “credibility” to the fact that I am not one who succumbs to minor injury, annoyances or physical discomfort. The pain that this device alleviated for me would be classified as severe to debilitating for most people.
Testimonial from Dr. Leigh Field, UBC Medical Researcher
Vancouver, BC, Canada
"My husband has moderate brain damage resulting from a cardiac arrest four months ago (cerebral anoxia as a result of low oxygen for 14 minutes while the ambulance team shocked him 6 times to get his heart restarted). The main effects of his brain damage are poor long and short term memory, reduced attention and concentration, slowed mental processing and physical/mental fatigue. We purchased and started using the DAVID (with the "ADD" session recommended by you) once a day on Sept 27, and we are just now (a month later) seeing quite a dramatic increase in my husband's ability to remember both short and long term. This seems to be more than his previous curve of improvement (ie, a faster rate of improvement) so this could be due to the DAVID sessions. Ironically, although the "ADD" session is supposed to stimulate his brain, he finds the sessions very relaxing and sometimes falls asleep. He says he likes the sessions. We are very gratified by this apparent increased rate of improvement, since all the rehab literature suggests that improvement gradually SLOWS over time, whereas we seem to be seeing a rather sudden escalation of improvement! Although this is not a "controlled" study (ie, we don't know what would have happened if we had never used the DAVID), it is logical to assume that the use of the DAVID contributed to this increased rate of improvement. We certainly think that direct brain stimulation therapy using the DAVID should be tried by other people with acquired brain damage. Hopefully, rehabilitation researchers will set up controlled studies on the potential benefits of direct brain stimulation."
Testimonial from Shannan Baucom
Lewes, DE, USA
June 22, 2005
"My husband, Matt, got Encephalitis in 1999, and still today has the lasting effects this horrible illness bestows on its victims. He has had tremors, sleep problems, seizures, mood swings and many other issues. He has been on so much medication to try to control the seizures and his moods, and nothing has ever completely helped. We knew the seizures were intensified by stress and his moods, and knew his mood swings and stress were intensified by seizures. We were in an endless cycle with no way out. I found Mind Alive and the DAVID and contacted them with questions about my husband's situation. Nancy at Mind Alive was awesome, and really helped me get the right product for my husband. He has been using the DAVID for the last three months. The difference in my husband is amazing. His seizures have cut in halt (at least) and WOW the moods - it is like a weight has been lifted off of him and in return, me and the kids. I just can't believe the difference in his ability to control his mood swings now. What Nancy, Mind Alive and the DAVID has done for me an my family can never be repaid. Thank you."
Testimonial from Connie Lewis
Greenup, Illinois, USA
October 13, 1997
"I am writing to document our daughter's experiences with the DAVID. Our daughter has been using the DAVID for the past four weeks. After using the DAVID for approximately two weeks we noticed that her auditory sensitivity appeared diminished to several sounds that have previously bothered her for the past 13 years.
She has also been making new movements with her mouth and tongue when using the machine. On her last visit to the chiropractor, the doctor commented that her muscles seemed to be more relaxed prior, during and after her treatment. She had been using the DAVID for two weeks at the time of her chiropractic treatment.
Due to the above mentioned changes, we have decided to purchase the DAVID and continue to use this for treatment for various aspects of our daughter's brain injury.
Thank you for giving us the opportunities to experience the benefits of the DAVID."