Frequently Asked Questions

Who benefits from Brain Integration Technique?
What is Brain Integration Technique?
How long does Brain Integration Technique take?
Do you use needles or electrodes?
Will Brain Integration Technique change my personality?
What do I do after Brain Integration Technique?
What if I’m on medication?
Will I see results immediately?
How long do results last?
Should I stay in the room during my child’s session?
Is there an age limit?
 

Who benefits from Brain Integration Technique?
 
Anyone will benefit from Brain Integration Technique who wants to solve the problems of ADD/ADHD or dyslexia permanently and without drugs.
 
For those who have suffered certain head injuries, especially concussions, whiplash, or brain surgery, Brain Integration Technique can be life changing.
 
Anyone with or without a diagnosis who would like to improve their concentration, memory, reading, spelling, math, organization, or be able to do more than one thing at once will benefit from Brain Integration Technique.
 
Brain Integration Technique is very effective in addressing emotional traumas, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  It helps people who have a hair-trigger temper, or who might take everyday life too personally, as well as people who feel stuck in their behaviors and their lives.
 
Our clients typically enjoy an increased sense of well-being, calmness, and self-worth.
 


What is Brain Integration Technique?
 

Brain Integration Technique was developed in 1988 by our teacher, Susan McCrossin, and a team of inventive scientists from around the world. Brain Integration Technique identifies and corrects the areas of the brain that are not working properly by using muscle monitoring, acupressure, left/right brain integration, and emotional memory stress release. It is helpful in understanding how Brain Integration Technique works to know that SPECT (Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography) scans show that people with learning difficulties have decreased energy and blood flow in the areas of their brain responsible for specific tasks that are problematic for them (such as reading or staying organized). On the other hand, people without these difficulties have normal energy and blood flow to those same areas. When we restore proper energy and blood flow to the brain, the learning difficulty is resolved.
 

Figure 1 registers cortical activity in the brain of an ADD subject who, before treatment, shows no indication of frontal lobe activity (i.e. paying attention and the ability to reason) during decision-making.Figure 2 shows significant frontal lobe activity present in the same subject’s decision-making after receiving Brain Integration Technique)

 


How long does Brain Integration Technique take?
 
Brain Integration Technique typically takes about 12 hours. We have many out-of-town clients (from both Coasts and Canada) who fly in on Sunday and return home on Wednesday.  A teen or adult appointment usually consists of two consecutive six -hour days, whereas a child is often on a more flexible schedule where sessions are spread out over a two-week period.
 


Do you use needles or electrodes?
 
No. BIT is completely non-invasive. Most people describe the process as relaxing and engaging.

 
Can Brain Integration technique do any harm or change my personality?
 
It is not possible for us to harm anyone or change a personality. We restore normal brain function. Brain Integration Technique can only help.

 
Is there anything I need to do after Brain Integration Technique?
 
Some students who have missed years of math or have had serious difficulties with the mechanics of reading may require a tutor after Brain Integration Technique to help them catch up. For most people, nothing is needed after Brain Integration Technique.

 
What if I’m on medication?
 
We are not physicians and will not make recommendations about medication use. Having said that, many if not most of our clients arrive not having taken ADD/ADHD medication that morning or for a day or two before coming, because they want us to see their functioning without medication. And then, for most clients, they do not perceive a need to continue their medication. There is no need, however, for you to stop taking any medication before you come.

 
Will I see results immediately?
 
In most cases, the answer is “yes!” People who have had concentration or memory issues, for example, or hair-trigger anger, usually see major changes immediately.  And it is also true that more subtle changes will often continue to be noticed for 3-6 months after Brain Integration.

 
How long do results last?

The changes after Brain Integration are permanent.  We recently received a letter and graduation announcement from the mother of the graduate, who said that she and her husband continued to be grateful for the sustained changes they had observed in their son during the three years after Brain Integration, particularly noting how easily he was able to do so many things that had been difficult.


Should I stay in the room during my child’s session?

While parents are always welcome, most of the time parents leave after dropping off their child or stay for the assessment phase and then go off to run errands or explore Prescott.  An exception is some of Laura’s younger clients who are more comfortable with a parent in the room, at least for the first session.


Is there an age limit?

Laura sees children as young as 5 and Lynn sees clients as old as 75 (and occasionally a bit older!).