A number of people who have used this method
of mood improvement have said that it 'cut off' their negativity. Something would happen that would trigger of
anger, fear or sadness and they would begin to feel the first intimations of those feelings, but after a very brief
time, they found that these same feelings would move in a positive way, as though they had effortlessly gotten
hold of themselves in just a second or two.
A similar effect, though not as dramatic, can
be had by applying the "amygdala and hippocampus signals in sequence" to the frontal lobes.
The feelgood session can create an enhancement
in mood unlike anything to be had from pills, meditation, or even a new pair of shoes.
Interestingly, this session has little effect
on those who are already feeling good, just like aspirin has no effect if you are not in any pain. Equally interesting
is that it can sometimes have no effect until the morning after the session (this is very different from the action
of psychiatric medications. Taking note of this can help you understand that this is not a treatment for psychiatric
disorders). This brings us to another point.
One of the best guides for telling if this session
will help you to feel good is if you are at your worst in the morning. If you are not a "morning person", then this sessions might be for you. Feeling bad in the
morning is usually a sign that the temporal lobes, with their role in negative emotion, are not well balanced with
the frontal lobes, possibly due to bad dreams or to your brain not waking up smoothly in the morning. Your frontal
lobes can still be partly asleep, while the temporal lobes are fully awake. Although this phenomena has been studied
in clinical situations (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), it can also happen to healthy people; people who don't
have a psychiatric disorder.
This Shakti session is not intended for people
with psychiatric disorders. If you have one, you should read THIS page before you order. If you have a diagnosis from a physician, and are being treated
using psychiatric medications, then your mood issues are more serious than the Shakti 'feelgood' session is intended
to address. Consult your psychiatrist or doctor before you order the 8-Coil Shakti.
Shakti does not diagnose, treat, mitigate or
prevent medical or psychiatric disorders.
The Shakti feelgood session isn't one to induce
altered states, especially the intense kind. It's more to help you enjoy the things you do in your normal states
of consciousness. To get out of your head and into the world that surrounds you.
It uses two signals, not just one, and the combination
of the two allows positive thoughts and emotions to come out.
If your spiritual life is inhibited by fear,
worry, anger, sadness, or other negative patterns, but you are not a psychiatric patient, the 8-Coil Shakti is
The feelgood session should be done for six sessions
(either weekly or every three days), followed by a three-week break.
How long do the effects last? The effects of
one session will usually fall away in about 3 to 4 days, and when the session is repeated once a week for six weeks,
the effects can last about six months. When you notice that negative patterns in your thoughts and feelings return,
you can repeat a series of six weekly sessions. Let a minimum of three weeks pass between each series of six sessions.
Shakti is a safe technology. It's an example
of 'complex magnetic signal' neural stimulation, which has been studied in the laboratory. Click here to see some of the research done with this class of technology
using the amygdala ("burst-firing") signal. The study done with the hippocampal signal is here. Another study, with both signals, is here.
Over 2000 people have experienced this kind of
neural stimulation, without any kind of brain damage. Lab rats have been exposed to these signals throught gestation
and into adulthood, without any evidence of lesions, growths, or other tissue damage appearing. The concern that
brain stimulation can lead to brain damage is a piece of 'media hype". Several movies have been made showing
brain stimulation with bad consequences, but none have been made showing it's benefits. Complex (weak) magnetic
stimulation, stimulation with MRI, infrared light, TMS, and even electricity have all been found to have worthwhile
benefits. Not all of these have been limited to clinical and medical settings. The fear that Shakti might not be
safe is not based on any actual evidence.
The developer of this class of technology has
issued an open letter about Shakti, attesting to it's safety, which you can see here.
page has some reports from the 'feelgood' session.