Personalizing Hypnotherapy

Fight substance addiction with an AI-driven hypnotherapy system tailored to your needs, every step of the way.

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Our Why

We tackle addiction differently.

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 95,000 deaths in the United States each year, or 261 deaths per day.

The Twelve Step Process––the typical treatment for the 24 million Americans who suffer from substance abuse––only helps 25% more people than no process at all.

Hynotherapy, however, has proven its effectiveness at treating alcoholism and substance abuse in numerous research studies over the years. It is an AMA approved therapy recognized by the American Psychiatric association.

There are not enough hypnotherapists out there for those who need it, and sessions are long and costly.

Our solution: Lana, a personalized hynotherapy systems combining a noninvasive EEG-based BCI and an AI-driven app, making treatment accessible to everyone.

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How It Works

Using biofeedback from the BCI to constantly improve the in-app content generation, Lana will provide personalized and effective treatment for each individual's alcohol addiction.

Non-Invasive EEG Cap

Hypnotic trance can be measured through 3 major brain activities:

1. a decrease in dorsal anterior cingulate activity

2. an increase in the connection between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the insula

3. reduced connections between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the medial prefrontal cortex.

Using network analysis on biofeedback collected from the BCI, we can moniter the cognitive state of the user and improve our system in real time.

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AI-driven Companion App

We will utilize GPT-3 to write out custom scripts based on the specific circumstance surrounding alcoholic addiction the user wants to overcome.

Using both biofeedback and conscious feedback through surveying the user, our ML model will optimize the audio volume, tone inflection, speaking speed, and background sound effect during the speech delivery.

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Three Stage Process

Stage 1: Settling into a Trance

Lana optimizes the efficacy of traditional trance inducing statments through finding the best combinations of words and delivery styles for each user.

Through gathering constant neurofeedback, Lana is able to learn as the user's tendencies evolve.

Stage 2: Implementing Suggestions

With custom script generation and audio delivery, Lana will deliver its suggestions to the user while ensuring that they remain in a hypnotic state.

If the user begins to exit the trance state, Lana will revert back to stage 1 as necessary.

Stage 3: Phasing into Sleep

Once the script is over, the app will go quiet, and the user will naturally continue to sleep as if never disturbed from his or her sleep.

After each week, the user will be prompted to fill out a feedback survey evaluating the efficacy of the treatment.

What Experts Say

Unfortunately, many have a misconception about hypnotherapy, viewing it as simply a scam magic that holds no merit. There are many myths, mainly from traditional media, that have painted the idea that hypnosis only consists of someone telling a patient to look closely as he or she swings a pocket watch back and forth.

Yet, when you dig deep into the research papers, there are many studies and experiments that have proved hypnosis to be a real phenomenon, with effects ranging from reduction of stress and anxiety to reduction of hot flashes.

It has become an AMA approved therapy, and the American Psychiatric Association has recognized it as “a powerful, effective therapeutic technique for a wide range of conditions.”

Of course, hypnosis is not a cure-all that will work for everyone, as its effects range from person to person— but that’s the case for modern medicine as well. Thus, we can treat hypnosis as simply another alternative treatment that may work well for some, and may not work at all for others.

During hypnosis, a hypnotherapist will induce a state of intense concentration through verbal cues and repetition. This puts one into a trance-like state which is similar to that of sleep. While you’re in this trance-like state, your therapist will make guided suggestions designed to help achieve your therapeutic goals.

Since you are in this state of heightened concentration trance, you’re more suggestible to proposals that you may normally brush off in your normal state of mind. When the session is complete, your therapist will wake you from the state with another audio cue.

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