Testimonial from Dr. Paul Haider
San Juan, PR
"I have to say this is the best thing I have discovered in the last 10 years … I recommend their machines to clients all over the world 🌎… and every single one has had amazing results… and their customer service is fantastic … and all the science behind it is amazing … Thank You"
Testimonial from Jeff Mason
"I bought my first Mind Alive unit from a doctor who was studying autism and was about to go digital. That was 20+ years ago. Since then, I have used my basic unit almost daily to induce a relaxation state in Alpha. I’m now 78 and still employing it daily. I think I am an example of the mind-body connection as I have no chronic diseases, I have no GP, I use no prescription medication, and my pulse is typically between 55 and 58 bpm daily. Life is good!"
Testimonial from Peta Slack-Smith
Australia but tried DAVID device at Inventures Conference in Calgary, AB
Jun 6, 2023
"It was an amazing experience - I described it to my sister as having fairies dancing on my eyelids and my brain being ‘cleaned’!"
Testimonial Katie Heid
Feb 23, 2021
"I am a meditation, yoga, and neuroplasticity consultant who has used the DAVID Delight Pro with my clients and personally find it to be the most accessible and intuitive consumer grade device available. When used as a part of a holistic system, it can help improve cognition, sports performance, reduce anxiety and induce focus and calm."
Testimonial David Hastings Lloyd, R.Ac, R.TCMP
Dec 18, 2020
"I bought my DAVID Delight Pro back in 2014. I own a business, and as it comes with the territory, I have lots of stress. During 2014 and 2015, I regularly used my DAVID and downloads of Lloyd Glauberman's various HPP programs as suggested by the Mind Alive website.
My profits more than doubled that year, and I was happy doing it! I also wrote two books. This device really helped change my outlook on life. As is typical with many habits, my DAVID habit was replaced by other demands on my life, and it showed! More stress and less success. Then 2020 happened, so I decided to take myself seriously again. I started to use my DAVID Delight Pro and get my other habits organized to help me focus. Despite the insanity of this year, things are going pretty well.
On a final note, I got the GAMMA session upgrades, and all I can say is WOW! I literally walked around after my first session saying "WOW!" I'm guessing I was a little tense before starting, but 30 minutes later, a totally new perspective!
Thanks to the team at Mind Alive! You have a great product that I'm sure has helped countless people have better lives!
Testimonial from JoAnna Strong
July 24, 2020
"Recently I sent my Delight Pro to Mind Alive for an upgrade and not having it the past few weeks made me realize how important it is to my daily wellness. In 2004, I attended a conference to become a Neurotherapist and was introduced to the Mind Alive units by the instructor. I had no idea Audio-Visual Entrainment technology existed. The ability to manage mood, alertness, focus, sleep, etc. without the use of medication or caffeine opened a whole new world for me.
So I bought a unit & shared it with my son. He used it to “get in the zone” before his varsity tennis matches, to ace the SAT & to calm teenage angst.
Instead of relying on caffeine I used the Energize sessions to get me going in the morning. I have used almost all of the program options at one time or another these past 16 years. For example, public speaking is my greatest fear so I found an empty room before my presentation and did a quick “Relaxer” session to calm my anxiety. My presentation was a success! Currently I keep my Delight Pro on my nightstand. I fall asleep easily, but awaken between 3 - 4 a.m. unable to go back to sleep. The Delta session results in an additional 2 - 3 hours of sleep. This makes a big difference in the quality of my day.
Clearly, I love the Mind Alive products, but I also want to say how impressed I am with the company’s customer support. I received an email from Mind Alive that a free [gamma] upgrade to the software was available. Since I was sending a package anyway, I decided to include 3 older Mind Alive units that were malfunctioning for repair. Keep in mind I use my units daily so they do wear out. I was hoping they could repair my older units, but of course I expected to be charged. I received an email that the upgrade had been completed and 1 of the 3 old units had been repaired……at no charge. The other 2 were beyond repair. So I was delighted to have 1 of my old units functioning again and at no cost to me. Now that is great customer service! However, I should not have been surprised because this happened to me previously in 2008. I called Mind Alive after hours one evening to leave a message about repairing my unit and Dave answered the phone. I couldn’t believe I was speaking with the genius mind who developed these great products. He was very patient with me and told me where to send it for a repair. Imagine my surprise when I received my newly repaired unit at no charge. What a company! The employees work hard to make the customer happy.
I have a long history with Mind Alive—I have personally bought about 10 units over the years for my personal use and for my children. I have also introduced my Neurofeedback clients to its advantages. They appreciated the control they had over their brain function. There was no worry about side effects. I often heard from the parents of ADD/ADHD parents that they could hear their children playing in the middle of the night. The kids could not go to sleep because the stimulant medication was in their system and kept them awake. They had no way to “turn it off”. Mind Alive products can be used in the moment and as needed leaving no long term residual drugs in the system.
AVE products have improved the quality of my life and I remain a fan. The company, Mind Alive not only offers a high quality product, but also stands behind it. I purchased the original unit because I was impressed with its capabilities; I have purchased additional units through the years, because of the integrity of the company and the people who work there."
5.0 out of 5 stars - No Regrets
John - Amazon.com Review
July 23, 2020
"Easy to follow instructions and a nice carrying case. Helps with sleep, relaxation, mood, and energy. Expensive, but high quality, and worth every penny."
Testimonial from Martin Flink
Nov 26, 2019
"AVE cured my clinical insomnia pretty much overnight! From 1½ hours of on/off sleep per night (due to chronic pain) to 8-9 hours per night, from the first night I used my DAVID AVE device to get my sleep started as well as re-started on occasion. The deep delta frequency sleep sessions were giving me amazing and very deep mainly dream-less and restorative sleep! The regular use of both daily alpha, dreamy theta meditation, and occasionally Beta (for focus) sessions, plus great Delta sleep sessions at night, over a few weeks...Really diffused my relationship with the pain! This eventually helped me quit pain meds. It also helped me out of a deep depression which I had suffered from for over 2 years at the time. In my experience this technology is a life changer and getting the use of one would be a no-brainer (pardon the pun) for anyone that tried even a 15-minute Quick Alpha session.🍀"
Testimonial from Marie D.
Dec 2, 2015
"In 1997, I tried a session on a DAVID device to help me meditate and quiet down my busy brain. I purchased my own soon after trying it in Ottawa. I loved the Schumann’s resonance session and one Deep Delta session (for sleep.) I used it regularly as I found it was great for creativity & problem solving, learning new things, doing self-hypnosis etc.
Then in 2006, I was the victim of house invasion and suffered PTSD. I tried different solutions, but none brought true relief. I had forgotten about my beloved gizmo. Months turned into years and life spiralled downwards. Pretty much feeling hopeless… which is normal if it is not treated...
Then I purchased a newer DAVID model and discovered the C4 sessions… I am so grateful for it! Anxiety, depression, and stress are nonexistent when I use it. I do my sessions religiously because it has such a positive impact on my mood/disposition. Anyone suffering from PTSD should try it. These devices would be great for first responders and military personnel.
Thanks Dave S. for creating and perfecting these AVE devices. They really have made a positive difference in my life."
Testimonial from Lynn Allison Nelson
November 29, 2015
"I honestly cannot live without my DAVID Delight Pro. Its CES function alone far surpasses the quality of the American models! But to have a device with so much more! Its a perfect fusion of CES and audio and visual entrainment. I've been able to share this device with others. My husband is a 23 year veteran of the Air Force and works with Veterans coming home from war. This would be so valuable to so many PTSD vets to help ease pain and depression and regain their mental focus. Its helped me with depression and fibromyalgia pain, as well as my ADHD. Thank God I found out about this amazing company!"
Testimonial from Leona Long
"I have been using my DAVID Delight Pro consistently for a couple of months. For YEARS I have had difficulty sleeping. I had nightmares from someone breaking into my home. I had not slept through the night in several years. Even after I moved from the city to Alaska, I still had difficulty sleeping. Even when I was completely safe, I still had difficulty sleeping. My angel of a therapist suggested the DAVID Delight Pro. Best money I have ever spent. What a delight! Now all I need to do is use a session before I sleep. I usually run a Feeling Better for anxiety session. I fall asleep and wake up refreshed for the first time in more than a decade. Also, my anxiety is greatly diminished, and I feel much more relaxed. Now that I can sleep through the night, my mood has improved, and I feel so much better. I am happier and more pleasant to be around. Thank you, David! (David Siever and DAVID Delight Pro)."
Testimonial from Dorothy John
March 17, 2015
"Great new website. It's clear that a lot of time and effort went into creating it. I particularly liked the research section - it was hard to find on the old site. Kudos to everyone involved. The new site reflects well on Mind Alive.
I'm writing also to tell you that I've been using the Brain Booster #1 program for stress control and the results have been nothing short of miraculous. I have been so profoundly stressed from caring for my elderly mother with no chance to sit for more than a few minutes so no chance to meditate or use the device. I started using it in the morning when I first got up and within a week to 10 days I noticed how much calmer I felt. It's been a life saver for me after 2 emotional breakdowns from the stress."
Testimonial from John Kelly
"Last night I slept straight through for 8 hours without any medication or supplements, whereas last week I was only able to get 1 to 5 hours a night with access to every medication and supplement known to man! So, I can’t wait to tell my family, friends, x-patients and the world about this incredible find."
Testimonial from Patrick Young, M.Ed., M.S., LCPC, CADC
Dec 6, 2014
"Thank you so very much for your prompt and courteous service. In my opinion, you also went above and beyond in lining up all the shipping details, which I also greatly appreciate. (Many American businesses could certainly take a lesson regarding good service from your example!).
I just placed an order for an ALERT PRO and 2 sets of Tru-Vu glasses. The products are far superior to any other AVS device I have tried with the students in my school and the clients in my private counseling/neurostimulation practice. And as if that were not enough, I am about a one-third of the way through Mr. Siever’s neurostimulation online course and enjoying that very much."
Testimonial from Ms. Terry Tremblay,
September 23, 2014
"As a sufferer of Progressive MS and Crohn’s disease, I’ve been left with little option but to use medications but being on so many I thought I would like to try something non-drug related.
One of my many symptoms is sleeping disorder. On a particular morning I woke up from one of those awful sleep-deprived nights with severe head pain and pressure, and of course, fatigue. I could hardly move. My friend suggested that I try her DAVID Delight Pro; I was very skeptical. Over the years I had spent quite a bit of money on various self-help healing gadgets which claimed relief, only to be left disappointed. I was in a terrible way that morning, and out of desperation, I decided to try the DAVID Delight Pro. I used one of the ‘Energize’ sessions and before the time was up, I felt 80 percent better and 100 percent energized, clear minded and happy when the session was completed! Wow! I would not have believed it if I had not tried it myself!"
Testimonial from Randy Coleman
September 8, 2014
“I’m a military veteran who has wrestled with PTSD for the past 15 years. Every night, I woke up with flashbacks of the war, hearing bombs exploding, tanks and artillery, and seeing dead bodies. I woke up sweaty and often screaming. My doctor diagnosed me with night terrors. My wife suggested that I try the ALERT “brain training” system. We purchased it and began using it every day for 22 minutes (which is the protocol). After one month, I was still having the night terrors, but less frequently. I continued on the program, until I reached 60 days. Gradually, the night terrors faded away and never came back. Now it has been one year, and I have not had a night terror since. With the help of the ALERT, I recovered from PTSD naturally, without drugs. It is a worthwhile system that is easy to use and effective.”
Testimonial from Jessie P.
"My daughter is autistic with severe PTSD. After being traumatized over a five-year period in our local school district, grades 6th thru 10th, my daughter became a prisoner in my own home. Due to her severe emotional and social anxieties, we were unable to go anywhere. We were all prisoners. The ALERT brain training system was our last hope as drugs and therapy was useless. Within 7 days I began to see a relaxing in her demeanor. She wanted to go shopping and was able to sit in the front seat of the car. By 20 days, we were able to take her to the hospital for removal of her wisdom teeth. At 30 days our neighbors and friends could see a visible difference in her facial features and vocalizations. After using the ALERT there is a darkness that has lifted from our daughter. We have a long way to go but we are now on a path heading in a positive direction. I too have been using the ALERT and it has helped relieve the stress that has filled my life for the past 7 years. The ALERT will be a welcomed part of our lives for as long as necessary."
Testimonial from Kevin P.
July 21, 2014
"I have been using the Mind Alive Oasis Pro for the past few months and found the device to be very helpful with my anxiety and sleep problems. I felt the calming effects almost immediately and was able to reduce my medications within a couple of weeks, I have recommended it to friends and family."
Testimonial from DWP
March 22, 2014
"5.0 out of 5 stars. A well-built quality machine.
The DAVID Delight Plus came well packed and undamaged. Each piece was wrapped nicely-professionally done. Upon reading the manual, I found the instructions were done in a orderly fashion-no jumping around. Also, many parts of the manual’s instructions were nicely highlighted in soft colors. The colors do hold interest when reading, sort of soft on the eyes. I give the manual a five star by itself.
Very nice-looking machine. I'm very pleased with the quality of the unit. The glasses are super great and have a nice soft color on them, the headphones are of very nice quality, very good sounds coming from them. The Delight Plus is worth the price and wait.
The machine itself is well designed. I fine the heartbeat to be useful to help pace my breathing until I master it. So, it does come in useful. I have a very active mind, always thinking, so I find it hard to sleep many nights in a row. I didn't sleep at all last night, so I gave the Delight Plus a quick test drive. I laid on the bed, slipped on the glasses, headphones, and switched on the machine, setting it to meditation. After a few minutes or so, I was slipping off into oblivion, but just before I went out, I shut the machine off and got off the bed. That's the fastest I was ever being put to sleep-just beautiful. The Delight Plus has a soft on and soft off mechanism built into it. It softly but steadily raises the sounds when starting, it lowers the sounds to off when nearing the end of the session. It doesn't start loud abruptly or shut off abruptly. Well thought of.
Also, the machine itself, fits in an average size man’s hand, probably will fit into most shirt pockets.
I bought this machine to help tuck my eyeballs in at night for a sound sleep-it looks like it's the machine that's going to do it. I'm very well pleased with the purchase experience.
Thanks for your time, my friends.
A little update is in order after first night of use:
At around 11:15pm I jumped into bed and buckled up with the Delight Plus: putting on the headphones, lighted glasses, with the machine near-by. I set the session on the third session on the icon moonlight, this is the sleep sessions. There are five sessions in all under each icon except the plus (+) icon, which is there for you to add five of your own.
I could remember barely waking up and removing the headphones and glasses, then falling back to sleep. I woke this morning around 8:25am, feeling entirely rested. I didn't have that brain dead feeling like I usually have when not having any sleep, or partial sleep.
I climbed out of bed to go and have a look in the mirror to see the visual effects-no drooping face, no tired looking eyes, no slight bags under the eyes: which all indicates that what I was feeling in my head-rested-was accurate. But I wasn't done just yet.
I decided to go back and lay down and dawn on the Delight Plus, and go for the Mood sessions, which I did, set at the third session.
After going through the Mood session, I put everything away, started straightening everything up in the room. I noticed after maybe several minutes, I was wearing a smile. It could have only been from the Delight Plus. Apparently, the Mood session was just enough to change the mild depression into a borderline happy."
Testimonial from Oysten Notvedt
February 6, 2013
"I have, as long as I can remember, been struggling with falling asleep. After purchasing an Oasis Pro and using it for a couple of months, I will definitely say that the time it takes to fall asleep has decreased significantly. I was very skeptical at the outset when first hearing about CES, but then I tried to go through the current scientific literature and found it promising (despite not being too many controlled studies published). After reviewing the literature and using the device myself, I have to conclude that CES should be more well known, and more and larger studies should be funded so that it will get more attention. I have noticed no side effects apart from some earlobe irritations (which was, strictly speaking, my own fault setting the intensity too high). I compared a number of CES devices before I purchased any, and the reason I chose the Oasis Pro was that it had both the sub-delta setting and 100hz setting which are the two frequencies that have been supported by scientific evidence to work in terms of insomnia (and a number of other issues). Also, the people at Mind Alive are quite a nice bunch."
Testimonial from Alan Mauro
May 18, 2012
"I purchased the Oasis Pro and it appears to me that David Siever has built a better mouse trap. Using the 100 Hz. setting restored my sleep, after the first use. I've tried 100 Hz. units before, but this one is just different... it works! Thanks again for your assistance and thank David for his genius experimentation in the field of CES."
Testimonial from Martha Nygaard
New Mexico, US
February 29, 2012
"The DAVID Delight Pro is amazing. I love the changes I am seeing. I used the CES by itself yesterday and wow, did it calm me down! All the features of the Delight Pro are incredible. Thank you for your product."
Testimonial from Santiago Brand, Neurotherapist
"A little over a year ago, I could not sleep to save my life. I used to wake up several times every night. When I was able to "sleep" without waking up during the evening, I would wake up exhausted, as if I had been run over by a train. Therefore, the next day, I would feel tired and became very irritable. A colleague of mine recommended that I contact Dave as I was interested in using the gear for work with addictions. I decided to purchase a DAVID for myself. The first night I used it, I remember thinking, "There is no way I am going to sleep with these lights being so bright and these tones." After that, the next thing I remember was waking up refreshed and energized; it had been months since I was able to actually sleep! Now I have been using my DAVID for over a year and I cannot remember when the last time I could not sleep was. I also use it in the morning before going to work to get more energized, while I take my nap after lunch for relaxation and while I read and study to be more relaxed and focused. This device has changed my life!
Now, I strongly recommend my clients that they get one; many of them have and are happy they did. Thank you for creating such a wonderful product!"
Testimonial from Dale C.
August 19, 2008
"I have been using my DAVID for taking naps in the afternoon. It works AWESOME!! Before, my mind would be racing and I could not get any sleep, even though I was exhausted. I call this my 'power nap'. It really is awesome!"
Testimonial from Brian J. Munro
August 14, 2007
"Thank you for your prompt reply and excellent customer service.
As a point of interest, I was recently diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. After waiting almost one year to be tested, I discovered that my sleep cycle was being interrupted about 140 times an hour. I believe that over the past couple of years it was thanks to my DAVID PAL that I was able to get any sleep at all - or be able to use the "Brain Brightener" session in the day and thus be able to do tasks like driving long distances without falling asleep and hurting either myself or my family.
Thanks to the combination of the CPAP unit I was prescribed by my doctor to alleviate my sleep apnea, and my PAL unit, I am now enjoying 6 to 8 hours of deep, complete, and restful sleep every night! My energy level is up, my mental acuity is better and my emotional state is much more positive.
Whenever anyone tells me about problems they have with sleep, mental focus and/or emotional struggles associated with these issues, I tell them about your products and my experience with them. Your product works for me and my life is better for it."
Testimonial from Dave Thornton
December 21, 2006
"I’ve always been a go, go, go kind of guy. I am a typical Type-A personality, and pretty 'wound up' most of the time. I’ve had stomach problems for a number of years, and then I started having a real big problem with heartburn. I was starting to have the kind of heartburn that was stubborn and wouldn’t go away all that easily. It was so bad one day that after 2 hours of suffering I finally went to the emergency room. The doctors there put me through all kinds of tests, etc. and could not find anything wrong. They sent me home with the usual shoulder shrugs and some sort of 'cocktail' of antacids.
My family suggested using a DAVID to help me. I am very skeptical of this kind of stuff. I’m almost 75 years old so I’ve seen a lot of gimmicks and slick sales campaigns that promise the world and deliver nothing (or close to it). So, let’s just say I had my doubts that this machine was going to help me.
I ran my first session and had instant relief from my pain. I have had absolutely no stomach pains since that first session. It was just like a miracle, really. I use my DAVID at least two times a day, morning and night, and sometimes I can squeeze in an afternoon session too.
I am a firm believer now and have since suggested it to many of my family members and they have had amazing results for themselves as well. I am so thankful for my DAVID, and I never go anywhere without it."
Testimonial from Karen Selick
January 10, 2005
"I'm a lawyer during the week and a magazine columnist on weekends. My brain doesn't get a lot of 'down time'. For years, off and on, I have tried to establish some sort of meditation program for stress relief. The problem was, I couldn't get my brain to go off duty. Meditation was bo-o-o-ring, and I invariably found myself pondering office work or an article in progress instead of my mantra. Every attempt at meditation fell by the wayside within a week.
It's a whole different ballgame using a light and sound machine. With the kaleidoscope of images, the auditory stimulation and the HRV feature, there's enough going on to keep my thoughts from straying. I actually look forward to sitting down with my DAVID Paradise TC in the evening or on weekends for half an hour of alpha or theta. It's pleasurable while I'm doing it, instead of being tedious and boring, and I feel mentally refreshed afterwards.
I had tried one of your competitor's cheaper model before buying the DAVID. It worked, but not as well. I really like the DAVID's HRV feature, which allows me to focus on my breathing like all those yoga instructors are always recommending. The audible heartbeat gives me something to pace myself with, like a beginner musician using a metronome. I also like the DAVID's ability to stimulate the different sides of the brain at different rates, something the competitor's products didn't offer.
I often use of the delta programs as I fall asleep at night. I never had any problems falling asleep at bedtime, but I used to wake up repeatedly during the night and have difficulty getting back to sleep. This problem diminished significantly since I began using the DAVID. I wake up far less often, and I'm usually able to go back to sleep within a few minutes. I feel as though I've re-taught my brain how to slow itself down and re-establish sleep.
For several years before I began using the light and sound machines, I had noticed that I rarely dreamed -- or if I did, I couldn't remember doing so in the morning. Now I am dreaming a lot, and remembering my dreams after I wake up. I have definitely gone back to a sleeping pattern that resembles what I remember sleep being like as a child.
I love my DAVID and would recommend it to anyone who has sleep problems or a high-stress occupation."
Testimonial from Florence Nye-Clement
June 22, 2006
"I have been using the DAVID for nine days, and it has already begun helping me re-pattern my sleep and dissipate anxiety. Thank you for making such a wonderful product. I believe my DAVID will be a key factor in my return to health."
Testimonial From Anne O'Loughlin, Hypnotherapist
Ashbourne, Co. Meath, IRELAND
February 8, 2005
"I am thrilled to have this amazing device. I use it twice daily myself and also use it on most of my clients! I regard it as a leading tool in transforming your life!"
Testimonial from Wayne Sime
June 5, 2002
"After my heart attack and double by-pass surgery, I developed serious sleep problems. I could not sleep more than two hours before awakening, unable to return to sleep. I tried many sleep remedies including getting more exercise (going to physical therapy regularly) to make me physically tired. Upon awakening at night, I would read (sometimes for an hour or more) to make myself sleepy and still could not return to sleep. Tossing and turning for hours each night and being irritable during the day time was not pleasant for me or for my family.
My daughter, Andrea Sime, suggested that I try using the DAVID light and sound unit. Almost immediately I began sleeping better. I use it once or twice during the day time, and then again before I go to bed at night which allows me to get eight to nine hours of sleep per night. Since I celebrated my 83rd birthday recently, I usually have to get up three to four times a night to go to the bathroom, but I am now able to get back to sleep almost instantly. If I do have some wakefulness, I simply use one of the 20 minute DAVID programs and can get back to sleep and wake up feeling rested.
I am so delighted to be able to get a full night's sleep once again, that I would not part with my DAVID for any amount of money. A few weeks ago, the wire connection to one side of the earphones developed a short. They wanted me to send the unit back for repair. I insisted on getting the replacement unit first, because I do not want to be without this unit ever again. I highly recommend it to anyone with a sleeping problem."
Testimonial from Daren Banford
March 21, 2004
"Just wanted to let you know how my DAVID was working for me with a testimonial letter you may use anyway you wish.
My first experience with the DAVID was a half hour session the staff at Mind Alive had set me up with. After the session I did not experience any fireworks or anything out of the ordinary that would make me want to buy one of these devices.
When I returned home from doing my errands and having my session at Mind Alive I decided to have a nap. I slept for 2 hours and woke up feeling really good, I felt peaceful and serene. It was then I realized that maybe there was something to this DAVID. I immediately phoned Mind Alive and talked to Nancy, I let her know that I was interested in buying a DAVID and that I would be coming right down to pick it up.
Since I have been using my DAVID I feel more relaxed and at peace with myself and the world around me. It has become second nature for me now to use my DAVID when I wake up in the morning to start my day. I have also noticed that a lot of my muscle and bone or cartilage pain has be reduced greatly, that is because I am more relaxed and not so tense and uptight. I am really excited to see what the long term benefits of using this device will be, just because the short term benefits were so profound and beneficial to me."
Testimonial from Louise Federal
November 20, 2003
"Put Your Grumpy Husband To Sleep With The DAVID Paradise!
Actually, my husband couldn't sleep last night (and oh boy...we know how they can get grumpy when they can't sleep). He was kind of anxious because we're retiling some rooms in our condo right now. You should have seen my husband at 12:30 p.m. last night, walking out of his bedroom, mumbling jumbling all kinds of worries he had around this tile job. Talk about chatter in his head, there was a whole audience in his head engaging conversation with my husband, and doing a very good job convincing him that all kinds of problems would occur (the world was falling apart, tiles included).
Well, I set him up with the machine. It was his first time. Well, by God...he was able to fall asleep. This morning he told me that this machine is quite impressive. It calmed down his anxious mind as he was slowly fading away into La La Land. The next day, my husband was so impressed with how fast he fell asleep without waking up a single time, as he usually does.
The tile job went very well. He finished the next day and it looks beautiful. I will use the DAVID again on my sweetie, you can count on that."
Testimonial from Don Wilson
March 21, 2002
"For the past year, I have used the DAVID to assist in meditation, to improve cognitive functioning, to aid in dental work and to assist in relaxation. During this time, I used neurofeedback on others and myself both adolescents and adults.
While the neurofeedback sessions are effective, the DAVID has been very useful as well. In a high school setting, where I have to do many things, the DAVID creates the possibility of working with a larger population. The students that have tried it tend to like it immediately and the results seem to be as good as the traditional neurofeedback sessions. The adults that I have worked with have had Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the neurofeedback sessions once a week were not enough."
Testimonial from R. Smith
February 14, 2000
"I participated in the PMS study for two months, using DAVID on a daily basis. I mostly used at bedtime as I always fell asleep almost immediately. They were very relaxing. As well, I found it to have quite a profound affect on my PMS symptoms. This was the first time in a long time that I was caught completely unprepared for my period. I previously experienced a lot of fluid retention problems and a mental loss of control of my emotions with irritability and depression occurring monthly and sometimes midmonth as well. My second and third month experiences have not been quite as profound but certainly an improvement over my previous state. As well I found these treatments affected my headaches that I frequently get from a sinusitis condition. I was able to remarkably reduce my analgesic use and also decrease my usage of my prescription for this condition. I have been on this medication for 15 years without improvement until now."
Testimonial from Gina Varty
April 29, 1999
"Thank you for the opportunity of participating in your research project testing the therapeutic effectiveness of DAVID as a treatment for Fibromyalgia.
I found my sessions with DAVID to be very beneficial, particularly in preparing me for sleep. DAVID helped me in calming, relaxing, and centering myself, so that I was more ready to sleep.
The variety of flashing light combinations and pulsing tones provided an opportunity to select the program that suited my mood and need at a particular time.
Thank you again for the opportunity to experience such an interesting digital audio-visual integration device and contributing to the study."
Testimonial from Alex Ferrer
December 4, 2000
"Back in October, 1991 I was a practicing litigation attorney in Miami, Florida. Being in trial is very stressful and I often found it difficult to fall asleep, as I would constantly think about the progress of the trial or the testimony of witnesses who would be called to the stand the following day. In fact, even before trial I would spend weeks without a good nights sleep as I contemplated my trial strategy and the strengths and weaknesses of my case.
Luckily, I came across a newspaper advertisement that led me to try relaxation therapy using the DAVID. Unlike some of my friends, I have never been able to take a nap during the day. Imagine my shock when I tested the unit at 4 o’clock on a Sunday afternoon and woke up approximately 20 minutes later. The relaxation was so deep that I simply drifted off to sleep. I knew immediately that this clever device would save my health.
Since that time, I have used it regularly to relax and to fall asleep, even under the most stressful situations. It is an amazing device and I have recommended it to many friends. I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude to your company."
Testimonial from Ann DiManno
July 14, 2000
"I received a letter from my daughter’s school informing me that she was in serious danger of having to attend summer school. She had failed the last seven math exams she had just recently taken.
Christina is a 14-year-old junior high school student. She has pretty much always maintained a fairly high class average in most of her subjects, and is extremely bright and intelligent young lady, but she suffers from exam jitters. Until now, it had never become an issue and never really seriously affected her marks. Given the situation, something had to be done quickly.
I ordered the DAVID. Christina continued to use the DAVID and listened to two sessions a day, morning and evening. And after five days, she was able to take an exam confidently, and perform well once again. Needless to say, she didn’t have to attend summer school."
Testimonial from June Coljee
"Within three days I felt that when I woke up in the morning, I felt refreshed and had the same energy that I had with the summer light."
Testimonial from L. Kalinowsky
May 21, 1998
"I had been reading about machines that stimulate brainwaves since the early nineties. I know that traders in the London Stock Exchange use them to help them get through a frantic day's work; and I had a curious desire to see if these ‘meditation machines' would be of benefit to myself. To my surprise, I discovered a local company in Edmonton: Mind Alive!
I made an appointment because in the past year (1996), I had experienced just about all of life's top 100 most stressful experiences (moving, unemployment, bereavement, a break-up and break-ins, not getting paid at work!, family member with rare disease in hospital for months, etc.).
I almost canceled my appointment as we had been vandalized that particular day. However, after Dave Siever's fascinating personal demonstration of the DAVID, and an explanation on how my brain works, I felt completely relaxed, mellow, and yet alert! Later that day, I was able to deal with the police, a very defensive parent, and a manipulative teenage vandal in a calm, firm manner without letting my distress or anger at an appalling situation get in the way, and I actually enjoyed the rest of the evening.
That was my first experience after 20 minutes on the DAVID machine and I was sold! With the use of my DAVID, I am proud to say that I have kept my brain from exploding with stress, (and that's literally quite what it felt like sometimes), without ever using drugs, such as Prozac.
I will often use my DAVID unit in the mornings before work. Also, if I come home with a headache, it helps me feel better—I actually feel like going out afterwards!!!"
Testimonial from Beverly Corrigan
May 13, 1998
"I was diagnosed with Hepatitis B and aluminum toxicity fifteen years ago. Although my health gradually improved with naturopathic treatments, I continued to suffer from chronic pain, low vitality, allergic hypersensitivity, headaches, digestive disturbances, insomnia, diminished mental performance, depression, and anxiety. Five years ago the stress of teaching high school under the weight of these symptoms became unbearable, and I resorted to medication, which enabled me to continue working, but aggravated my symptoms. Determined to find a way to restore my mental and physical balance, a telephone conversation with David Siever motivated me to try the DAVID.
I kept a record of my progress, and after six months of using the DAVID twice a day, the following changes had occurred: reduction in the intensity and frequency of pain, increased energy and stamina, improved sleep, greater mental clarity, and the alleviation of depression and anxiety.
The DAVID soon became the first therapeutic device that I reached for: it not only provided immediate relief from pain, headaches, fatigue, insomnia, and anxiety, but its beneficial effects were cumulative, producing long-term changes. My immune system has been strengthened. Multiple allergies used to be a major source of discomfort; now the few remaining are a minor annoyance, quickly alleviated by natural remedies. I have a much higher resistance to viruses and haven't had any acute illnesses in several years. My metabolic rate has increased. My energy used to be low during the day, gradually increasing at night, which resulted in chronic insomnia; now my energy is highest during the day, when I'm most active.
Using a DAVID session to relax and recharge is the early evening improved my mental performance, allowing me to read faster and to remember information more accurately. In an educational setting, the DAVID is my students' preferred method of accelerating learning, recall, and creative thinking. When combined with behavior modification audiotapes, it facilitates the release of mental blocks and emotional distress.
I now enjoy a sense of well-being that I couldn't have imagined a few years ago and am propelled by enthusiasm to accomplish my goals. The DAVID has been a powerful catalyst for healing and personal development, and is an integral part of managing my life."
Testimonial from James E. Damon, M.D.
December 3, 1997
"My experience with the DAVID has been very beneficial. I have used it myself to achieve relaxation, to induce sleep, and to treat my own condition, episodic atrial fibrillation.
The latter is an irregular heartbeat which occurs without warning. The most effective method I have found to resolve this bothersome condition is to lie down in a quiet, dimly lit place and turn on my DAVID and listen to the regular rhythmic heartbeat. It seems to re-program my own heart to revert to it's own normal rhythm in about 10 to 15 minutes.
Thanks for all your kind assistance."
Testimonial from Didier Combatalade
November 4, 1997
"Dave, I hope that you and Nancy have had a nice and safe trip back home. Thank you for your visit to Montreal, I really enjoyed your presentation on brainwave entrainment.
Alain has loaned me a DAVID device so I could try it out for a while. I must admit that I find it quite pleasant to use, particularly the alpha sessions. I usually have a lot of difficulty in staying awake during a meditation but with the machine, I can let myself go into that relaxed state and stay completely aware throughout the session. It’s quite satisfying. What’s also nice, is that I can also get myself in that state any time I want, without the machine, because I know how it 'feels' to be in that state. Out of curiosity, I am recording as many sessions as I can with the BioGraph system. I want to see what changes will be reflected in my EEG traces."
Testimonial from Collette Smith
February 3, 1997
"I'd had problems with sleep since I was about four years old. It would take me, on average, over an hour a night to fall asleep. As soon as I would lie in bed for over two hours, tossing and turning. I had tried different medications to help me sleep, but I always would wake up with a ‘hangover' effect - I would be more tired than if I had just tried to fall asleep on my own. I am a Registered Nurse, so others depend on me for their safety and well-being. I couldn't afford to be sleepy while I was working.
I was skeptical of the study at first, but the need for sleep was stronger than my skepticism. I was attracted by the fact that no medications were involved. As I had said before, medication did help me sleep, but I was so drowsy the next morning I was almost better off tossing and turning, waiting to fall asleep.
As part of the study, prior to using the DAVID, I had to keep track of my ‘normal' sleep habits for two weeks. The results were typical-on average, it would take me an hour or more each night to fall asleep. The day I took the DAVID home, I tried it on different programs prior to bedtime to acquaint myself with the sensation of the lights and noises. When I used the machine the first night, I fell asleep in 40 minutes! For me, that was nearly a record. I had programmed the machine for a 20-minute program, and was still awake after the program stopped, but when I took the headphones and glasses off and just rested, my mind didn't start racing! I just rested quietly and fell asleep on my own 20 minutes later.
After that first night, I began falling asleep even more quickly. I was regularly falling asleep in 20 minutes or less. I would program the machine for a 30-minute program, but I would rarely be awake when the program ended. I would just wake up in the middle of the night, take off the glasses and headphones, and go back to sleep. Even if I woke up in the middle of the night to answer the phone or to use the washroom, I would fall right back to sleep again. I noticed my moods improving-I have had trouble with clinical depression for about five years, and my concentration was enhanced. For the first time that I could remember, I would wake up in the morning and feel rested.
As part of my work, I can be out of town for three or four days a week, and stay overnight in hotel rooms. Normally, I would need at least two hours to fall asleep in a strange bed. With the DAVID, I would still fall asleep in an average of 20-30 minutes. The DAVID traveled with me throughout the province and to British Columbia while I was on the study. Only once, in all the nights I spent in strange beds (approximately 15-20 nights during the study), did I have trouble falling asleep.
When I stopped using the DAVID and had to go back to sleeping ‘on my own' to complete the study, I was hopeful that my brain had been ‘programmed' to just fall asleep, without any of the problems I had before. Unfortunately, that was not the case. My old sleep patterns returned, and my mind was racing again. The only way to avoid having trouble falling asleep was to stay up until late at night and wear myself out. Then, I could fall asleep in under an hour. I started having concentration problems again, and my mood became more depressed and irritable. By the time the end of the study had come, I was feeling desperate. I needed my sleep. The only option I felt I had was to buy a machine for my own use. So, as soon as I had completed the study, I purchased my own DAVID machine to use at home. Every night since I purchased the machine, I have fallen asleep in under half an hour. To me, it is nothing short of a miracle.
I don't just use the DAVID for sleep. I have also found various programs helpful for relaxation, or to help me focus on a busy day. Once, when I was traveling with my work, another staff member developed a migraine headache. Normally, she suffers with these headaches for days at a time. I let her try the DAVID while she rested, and when the program was finished, her headache had substantially decreased in magnitude. She no longer felt nauseous and was able to work that afternoon. The next day, the headache was gone.
I'm glad I overcame my skepticism and tried the DAVID study. I no longer dread the end of the day and the prospect of having to try to fall asleep. I just get into bed, turn on the DAVID and get comfortable. Sleep comes on its own."
Testimonial from Art Meizner
June 2, 1995
"I originally bought the DAVID for accelerated learning...but soon realized its usefulness in other areas. I have had a sleep disorder all of my life, I used the Hemistep/Delta session, and it took me into a peaceful, relaxed state. I'd just drop off even before the session was over."
Testimonial from Jorge Suarez
"I want to thank you for producing such a wonderful machine, I not only sleep better, but I do everything better, I’m HOOKED."
Testimonial from Ben Swanson
"I will start by saying that when I would go to bed normally this is when my wheels started to spin and sleep was a hard thing to do for me. When I did eventually fall asleep it was never a restful sleep. Using the DAVID device really helped me relax at night or through the day when I used it. This allowed me to fall asleep much easier and also had a much deeper state of relaxation. This I believe was the key for my better quality of life, because this allowed me more energy through the day. I normally have a very short temper. The better rest pattern I experienced let me deal with situations in a more positive manner. My social life, focus and attention, alertness, pain - was a bit better (it did relax whiplash at times), mood - all the above had some improvement using this device. It only makes sense we tend to be a very stressed society most of the time people don't even realize how tense they are. This machine gets you to relax."
Testimonial from C. David Reader
July 30, 1993
"Thank you very much for all of your kindness and attentiveness. I cannot begin to tell you (unless I continue on for about 20 pages) how much I love the DAVID, and how much it is helping me achieve my goals.
How fortunate for me to have met you at the Brain and Mind Symposium, and to have been so impressed by your professionalism and feeling for your product that I wound up shelling out twice the money I was expecting to spend on a mind machine. Sorry it took so long to write and tell you that it is hard even to put a price on this machine now–I wouldn't consider parting with it."
Testimonial from Glenn Conroy
Healthcare Development Associates International, Inc.
November 3, 1992
"I would like to take a moment to tell you how very excited I am about my new DAVID. I initially tried a unit that a friend of mine had and was so impressed that I faxed my order to Mind Alive and two days later I had my own DAVID. I use the DAVID three times a day and I love it. It has increased my ability to relax, helped me to sleep better and has helped to quit smoking. I have had such a great experience with the DAVID that I just ordered an OASIS today.
Your company has a wonderful product and you too have been very pleasant and helpful on the telephone. I appreciate your getting the DAVID to me so quickly."
Testimonial from Robert John Fisher
States of Mind Television and Music Production
February 10, 1992
Testimonial by Maxine and Nick Poburan
"Nick used the unit and found it worked well. He used it frequently, not only because it lowered his blood pressure, but I think he felt better mentally as well. He is in excellent mental health, but this (I think) calmed him. I believe his blood pressure has been lowered since using the unit to this date. Nick also used less medication. We believe this is very helpful."
Testimonial by Lucy Mendenhall
"In December I bought one of your devices to help my sister who has been seriously physically ill and also suffering from some stress due to certain war-related news and noise in her area just outside the country’s largest naval base. I am happy to report that she experienced great relief on the second day she used your machine and was able to enjoy a good night’s sleep, which relief has continued. Thank you so much."