Light Therapy

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Lightwave Stimulation (LWS)

The Lightwave Stimulation (LWS) programme is intended to address light processing deficiencies which often correlate with various learning, behavioural, reading and social difficulties. These may have profound effects on physical and emotional well-being.

Light has a long history of therapeutic use and more modern pioneers include Edwin Babbit, Dinshah Ghadiali, Niels Finsen (Nobel Prize winner), Harry Riley Spitler, John Downing and Jacob Liberman.

When Lightwave Stimulation (LWS) has been used by us many clients have reported improvements that include:

  • Increased alertness
  • Improved concentration
  • Improved sleeping
  • eating or toileting patterns
  • Reduced tantrums and aggressiveness
  • Reduced impulsivity or overactive behaviour.

Who We Help Lightwave Stimulation (LWS) therapy may be helpful in association with:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor sleeping patterns
  • Educational difficulties
  • Anxiousness
  • Socialisation difficulties
  • Visual perceptual problems and reading difficulties
  • Overactive or impulsive behaviour
  • Eating problems, faddy eating
  • Sadness

Therapy Following an assessment a personalised protocol is prepared. Lightwave Stimulation (LWS) involves looking at a low intensity, pulsed, coloured light, emitted by a Lumatron or Photron machine.

  • The programme normally consists of two, 20-minute sessions each day for ten days.
  • During treatment the client sits comfortably in a darkened room.
  • The programme can be individually tailored to each client.
  • Frequently Lightwave Stimulation (LWS) is combination with Auditory Integration Training (AIT).
  • Wherever possible, we measure colour visual fields and visual perceptual profiles before and after treatment.

How Light Helps It is evident to most of us that light is required for vision, since without light we cannot see. What is not always recognised (but has been widely demonstrated) is that light also influences our eating and sleeping patterns, circadian rhythms, hormone production and regulation, emotional state and libido.

When light rays strike the retina of the eye, they are converted into nerve current, sometimes termed photocurrent, which travels via the optic nerve not only to the visual cortex but also to many other brain centres. These include the pineal gland and the hypothalamus, the brain’s master controller. Light thus effects not only our vision but also profoundly influences effective functioning of these other systems on which physical and emotional well-being depend.

The rationale is that Lightwave Stimulation (LWS) enables the non-visual receptive system to respond more efficiently and use available light more effectively, which in turn can lead to improved mental, emotional and physical well-being leading to enhanced performance in many areas.

For further information, please call us on +44 (0) 20 8882 1060 or email info@thesoundlearningcentre.co.uk