The High-Performance Mind,
by Anna Wise

From the backcover of The High-Performance Mind by Anna Wise:
"Harness Your Brainwaves To Awaken Your Mind"
Drawing from some of the latest scientific research and dozens of case histories, Anna Wise shows us how the four kinds of brainwaves---alpha, beta, theta, and delta---communicate information among the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious minds. With simple techniques, we can become more effective leaders and problem solvers, improve our communication skills and interpersonal relationships, and increase our emotional health and well-being.
Wise explains how brainwaves play a vital part in nonverbal communication and seemingly inexplicable psychic knowledge. If we understand and learn to control these brainwaves, we can open the doors to a whole new means of human interaction.
Anna Wise, an internationally known authority on using Mind Mirror EEGs to measure and train brainwaves for high-performance and meditative states, has led workshops in the United States, Europe, and Asia. A member of the Academy of Certified Neurotherapists, she lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
© Anna Wise 1995

From Library Journal:
Wise wants to provide readers of her first book with a methodology for developing specific brainwave patterns for achieving an awakened state of mind. She believes a high-performance mind can provide self-healing, solve emotional problems, improve relationships, and promote better general health, relaxation, and stress management. Wise depends heavily on the work of her late mentor, Dr. C. Maxwell Cade (The Awakened Mind, LJ 2/15/79), the progenitor of British EEG biofeedback. This is not a book for casual readers; the many diagrams of brainwave patterns may not always be accessible to those without a solid introduction to the topic, and the language requires much a priori knowledge; some of it is just plain confusing. The brief explanation of four brainwave types at the beginning of the book to define exactly what she intends to deal with provides only a cursory overview and raises more questions than it answers. The exercises that readers are asked to perform to reach the desired higher-performance mind are time-consuming, require a deep commitment to persevere, and may best be accomplished with the help of a qualified therapist. A marginal purchase.
Scott Johnson, Meridian Community Coll. Lib., Miss.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist:
Wise studied for eight years with C. Maxwell Cade, codeveloper of an electroencephalograph, the Mind Mirror EEG, which was specially designed to read the brain waves of those in a meditative state. Continuing Cade's research into brain-wave biofeedback, Wise has become the leading authority on this device. Her purpose here is to discuss and illustrate the four types of brain waves--beta, alpha, theta, and delta--with emphasis on what they do, how they work together, and whether we can use their power. Harnessing human brain waves for heightened creativity, inspiration, and self-healing is the major goal. Several pages of meditation exercises are included with tips on how to relax, all designed to trigger specific brain-wave patterns and achieve a high-performance mind. With so much attention currently focused on achieving more from our hectic lifestyles, these techniques may benefit those who are committed to mastering their brain waves. Wise's strong beliefs and evidence of success are convincing arguments for giving her methods a try.
Jennifer Henderson

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