Are you ready for change?
I have the utmost pleasure to announce an exciting partnership and my first upcoming study with you.
After my first encounter with Dr. Patrick Porter from BrainTap on my podcast, talking about "How to maximize brain function", I told Dr. Porter that I would like to run a study to proof the validity and effectiveness of the Peak Performance Method.
After some preparation and planning, we are ready to kick-off the PPM-BT study on May 1st 2020
Who is Dr. Patrick Porter?
BrainTap™ creator Patrick K. Porter, Ph.D., began his journey into the science of calming the brain at age 12 when his father taught a relaxation method to him and his eight siblings. Porter soon recorded his first visualization on a cassette recorder and used it to transform himself from a self-professed “struggling student and storied troublemaker” into a three-sport athletic captain as well as an honor roll student.
Today, Dr. Porter and his team of scientists and mindfulness experts are leading the way in brainwave entrainment technology. In the process, they’ve made BrainTap Technologies a global leader in the personal improvement field. With a library of more than 400 guided-audio programs (all voiced by Dr. Porter) and creative visualization processes, the BrainTap allows users to relax, reboot, and revitalize while achieving peak brain performance.
Who is Dr. Francisco Cidral?
Dr. Francisco Cidral holds a MsC and PhD in Neuroscience, a post doctorate in Health Sciences and is a professor of Integrative Health Practices and Neurosciences. Cidral specializes in translational pre-clinical and applied clinical research with integrative health practices and neurosciences.
What is BrainTap?
Braintapping guides your mind from an awake, reactionary mind into an intuitive, creative state, then to a place where super-learning and healing can occur, with the outcome being a heightened state of consciousness with crystal clear focus.
Braintapping creates a symphony of brainwave activity, a feeling of calm focus that’s just right for learning and productivity. Each session is designed with brainwave balance in mind.
Unlike meditation programs, BrainTap’s exclusive neuro-algorithms gently and naturally guide your brain through a broad range of brainwave patterns, instead of just the Alpha state. The result is a complete spectrum of brainwave activity.
What are we going to test in the study? (Methodology)
Developed by Julia Arndt, the Peak Performance Method (PPM) combines critical productivity, mindfulness and leadership tools with neuroscientific research on emotion regulation, habit-building and change management as well as coaching techniques to help people develop the next workplace superpower to thrive in today's high-pressure environments. More information about PPM here.
The study will comprise of two test groups. In different combinations and set-ups, each group will learn the basics of PPM in 12 weekly 30-minute sessions and will deepen their learnings by adding daily 15-20 minute PPM-Braintap sessions to influence their sub-conscious mind to make long-lasting changes.
We are using different scientifically-proven and researched scales to analyze the participants change in mood, sleep, mindset and productivity.
We will be using the following scales:
- Perceived Stress Scale
- Pittsburgh Quality of Sleep Index
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Mindset Scale by Carol Dweck
- PPM Scale by Julia Arndt
- Brain Health using Cambridge Brain Sciences
Final results will be evaluated for statistical significance and a final report will be shared with all participants.
Can I apply to be part of the study?
Yes! We are currently looking for a minimum of 20 participants to be part of the study.
If you are interested to be part, please apply here.
Applications are open from April 22nd 2020 to April 29th 2020.
In order to show your dedication and a 12-week commitment to the study, we ask you to sign study-specific terms and conditions and pay a one-time fee of $297.
Participants will be randomly chosen for each sub-group.
When can you expect to learn about our findings?
The study is conducted from May 1st - July 10th 2020.
We are expecting to share first results by beginning of August 2020.