Testimonial from Ekram Subuh
About Two-Day AVE Training, MN
Oct 2015

It was great training in Minnesota! I had a chance to meet David Siever, founder of Mind Alive Inc.  He is passionate about helping others! Now we use DAVID AVE devices on our patient. It helps them with meditation, anxiety and stress.


Testimonial from Iris Pitaluga
About Two-Day AVE Training, Edmonton, Alberta
June 24 and 25, 2011

"I can't thank you enough for the wonderful seminar you gave us. It exceeded my expectations in all aspects. Both personally and professionally, I learned things I may have known somehow but this time they really clicked. It is obvious, David, that you have a passion for what you do."

Testimonial from Sima Chowdhury
About Two-Day AVE Training, Edmonton, Alberta
November 25 and 26, 2010

"Thanks so much for the course! After meeting Dave and talking to him about his wide range of interests from caving to supplements to the brain, I wanted to hear him speak about his passion, the AVE devices. The quality and quantity of information was astounding! His presentation had everything, old news casts, research spanning decades, jokes, experience with his own clients, information about how the brain works and why his devices work all backed up with scientific studies. I had no idea AVE could have a positive effect on so many conditions from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Fibromyalgia, Alzheimer's, depression, ADD, ADHD, concentration, pain among other things.

The best part about having a small group at the home office of Mind Alive in Edmonton was we got to tour the facility to learn how everything is made and who makes the magic happen. We also got to see the evolution of the devices. Because I took an instrumental analysis course in school I could appreciate the complexity of the programming and of the hardware design that goes into the AVE systems where as the rest of the class trained in psychology appreciated how well the system worked given the challenges they see daily. We got to test the DAVID Pro ourselves at home and the OASIS and CESta in class to find out what we liked best. I'm definitely getting the DAVID Delight :)"

Testimonial from Mark Szymczak
About Two-Day AVE Training, Chicago, Illinois
November 4 and 5, 2010

"The two day workshop on AVE and Mind Alive products blew away all expectations.  Not only is David an accomplished inventor and engineer, but he is an outstanding speaker as well (a rare combination).  After a red-eye flight, I was fully expecting to need to wear a set of TruVu Omniscreen eyesets to stay awake and understand the material, ... but material (and presenter) was engaging enough that no cup of Joe or TruVu's were necessary." 

Testimonial from Al Wilson
About Two-Day AVE Training, St. Charles, Illinois
March 14 and 15, 2008

"I enjoyed the workshop and learned a lot about AVE.  It included a solid review of the basics of AVE production and how it affects the brain and behaviour.  Dave was really good about taking time to answer each person's questions.  I especially liked that we had a chance to try the method for ourselves, both in and out of class.  That PAL36 is a marvelous little machine!  I also got an important learning bonus in the field of nutrition.  Thanks for your excellent work over the years and for your willingness to teach the rest of us."

Testimonial from Steven Rosman, Ph.D., M.S.
About Two-Day AVE Training, St. Charles, Illinois
March 14 and 15, 2008

"This (course) was very effective and enjoyable.  Brian and Dave, you are both kind and caring human beings.  I appreciate that and your passion about what you do."

Testimonial from Sophia Bong
About Two-Day AVE Training, St. Charles, Illinois
March 14 and 15, 2008

"I enjoyed the classes Bio-Medical held in St. Charles.  The instructor (Dave Siever) was not only knowledgeable about the equipment but was able to relay the information to us.  His teaching style was enjoyed and I would attend more classes held by Bio-Medical in the future based on this experience."

Testimonial from Eileen Larson
About AVE Training
November 16, 2006

"I really appreciated David's scientific data and how he presented in a manner that the average person with no technological training in this work could follow along.  It gave me the confidence to put the PAL to use with clients that I knew would really benefit from it.  I am delighted with the difference it made in their therapeutic treatment.  It helped me grasp the material so that I could explain it to my clients and help them feel comfortable with using it.  I consider it a privilege to have taken the course."

Testimonial from Claudius Nagel
About AVE Training, Netherlands
October 30, 2006

"As a German distributor for light and sound devices and related products, I finally took the chance to attend at one of Dave’s AVE workshops, which was held in the Netherlands recently. Actually, I didn´t expect to learn much new, since I´ve been dealing and coping with light & sound devices for quite many years now. I had also read Dave’s book “The Rediscovery of AVE-Technology” and watched his AVE Training DVD before, which both contain lots of worthwhile and comprehensive information. So the main motivation for me to attend at the workshop was to actually meet Dave and Nancy and finally get to know them personally.

Even the more I was surprised and impressed, that I had been quite wrong: Against my expectations the workshop really enhanced my knowledge by a great deal about how AVE actually works and especially why it works the way it does! Dave presented lots of information, which is just too much and too complex, that it could be explained in his book or in his AVE Training DVD in a comprehensive way – and there also became many interconnections clear, which I hadn´t really been aware of before! What I appreciated mostly was the way, how Dave presents the information: He does not only make statements, which you may believe or not, but he also makes his statements obvious by comprehensive explanations and he makes them even evident by lots of scientific research, which he had collected and worked up in over 25 years. There actually hadn´t been any statement, which he couldn´t corroborate with a scientific research study! In order to not exhaust the participants, the workshop was also scattered by various exercises of both AVE and biofeedback applications. All together the workshop really outreaches Dave’s book and AVE Training DVD by far. You can get a glimpse at the scientific background of AVE by reading Dave’s book and watching his DVD – but you really get a deep understanding of it by attending one of his workshops. I recommend his AVE workshops to everybody, who seriously wants to work with this technology and who wants to apply it in a qualified way! Even for me as a distributor (and not a therapist), it has been one of the best investments which I have ever made, as it really enhanced my knowledge in a way, that I can now advise our customers even more qualified and seriously than I already did before.

I don´t want to miss mentioning, that I also gained a very positive impression of Dave and Nancy themselves. In our personal talks, it became very obvious to me, that Dave is actually more interested into the serious research of this technology than into the plain business. I actually believe, that he would rather cut of his right arm than just because of marketing reasons include some technical play-arounds of dubious worth into the DAVID devices.

Thank you, Dave and Nancy – and the whole Mind Alive staff, for doing such a serious job and for being such honest persons!"

Testimonial from Krisztina Alapi
About AVE Training
May 9, 2006

"I just have to get back to you with some words to express my gratitude to your team - I had an exhilarating and enlightening five days in Edmonton.  I found the training not only useful, but very easy to follow thanks to Dave's easygoing and down-to-earth style.  I was amazed by the grandeur of the work and know-how it involves to run your business, yet everything seems so smooth and well-run by your team.  I believed in the effectiveness of the DAVID even before the course, but now I feel I've got wings and would like to share what I learned from you with others.  Thanks for everything!"


Testimonial from Herman Reitsma
About Dave Siever's Amsterdam Presentation
March 2, 2005

"I would like to compliment you for your interesting presentation in Amsterdam.  You gave a lot of information.   The research you've done in this field is impressive."


Testimonial from Rick Weiss
About Dave Siever's Slide Presentation
February 1, 2003

"Thank you very much for sharing this very useful information with me. I really like how you have laid out the images. Visually very appealing, I really like the blue background for the images, they stand out very well. Complex information presented in a clear and concise way. Very well done, I am grateful that you would be so generous as to share this with me.

Yours is a very professional looking presentation. You have a real talent."


Testimonial from David Gwillim
About "The Rediscovery of Audio-Visual Entrainment Technology
August 23, 2003

"As well as buying the DAVID Paradise XL, I also purchased your book "The Rediscovery of Audio-Visual Entrainment Technology".  I want to say how impressed I am with the depth to which you have taken your studies in the area of AVE.  I think that you have done a really splendid job." 


Testimonial from Hershel Toomim
Los Angeles, California, USA 
June 6, 2001

"I am deep in reading your book "The Rediscovery of Audio-Visual Entrainment Technology". I am impressed! Your chapter on the physiology is lucid, easily understood and cast at a level to engage the majority of readers. A most difficult task. The chapter on stress follows in a vein to again cover a subject, most often obfuscated with psycho babble, with simple words and lucid comments.

In the process of reading it I found myself in a mind set which I deplore in others. I have often felt that we as technical people are short changed by our psychologically or medically educated colleagues and relegated by faint praise to the field of "Techies". I discover that here I am, having seen you as a Techie, when you have the knowledge and ability to excel in this field that I find most difficult and demanding, but significantly rewarding."


Testimonial from Jeffery L. Fannin, Ph.D., MBA
Academic Coordinator/Faculty Mentor,
Walden University
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 
March 8, 2000

"On behalf of the doctoral students attending your recent workshop on Brainwave Entrainment, I would like to commend and thank you for such an excellent presentation. Your information, research and knowledge in this area are exceptional.

During the weekend, many of the students made comments to me regarding the depth of the information and skillful manner in which it was presented stating that it was very meaningful to them and pertinent to the practice of psychology.

The excellent slides and supporting handout materials added to the student’s ability to synthesize the information into practical application. The didactic experiential opportunity of working with various pieces of Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) equipment added a special extra dimension to the experience.

Please accept our profound thanks and gratitude for your efforts in creating a memorable and academic stimulating experience."