Mood Enhancement with Shakti
The Shakti software has a session design,
named "the feelgood session" which has generated reports of strong mood enhancements. This session is most effective
using the 8 Coil Version.
Most people who find themselves feeling
bad regularly (and here we are NOT talking about psychiatric disorders) have temporal lobes that are more active than the frontal
lobes. The "Feelgood Session" activates the temporal lobes in a slow and gradual way, and then suddenly moves
the signals to the frontal lobes. The activity that builds up slowly in the temporal lobe (the sides of the head)
is suddenly 'shunted' to the front, were it raises the level of activity there in quite a dramatic way.
It uses two signals; shaped like signals
unique to the amygdala and the hippocampus. These are generated one after the other ('in sequence') with a four-second
'latency' between them. This latency mimics the brain's own spaces between these signals.
The right amygdala and the left hippocampus,
in their connection to the temporal lobes, are each crucial for maintaining bad moods and emotions, and the habit
of 'negative thinking'. One way of understanding the 'feelgood' session is that it tells these structures to point
their output to the frontal lobes of the brain. This mimics the temporary change in mood we can have when we get
good news, or when a problem that has been bothering us is resolved, or when we approach a friend. (1, 2, 3). The design for this session takes advantage of the relationship
between the frontal lobes and self-esteem (1, 2, 3). (online