What if your brain performed at it's BEST?

Listen to Your Brain

Your brain is the control center for everything you do.


We use Brainwave Optimization with Real-Time Balancing (RTB)™, which is a noninvasive, computer-guided way to support the brain to relax and become flexible and adaptive, on its own terms. From this relaxed, flexible, and adaptive state, the brain can then optimize itself and other aspects of well-being and performance.


Fully Committed to Peace, Clarity and Happiness


Whether you’re an athlete who wants to perform at a higher level, an artist who wants to be more creative, or someone facing a personal challenge trying to take back your life, Brain Balancing International is here to help.

The role of Brainwave Optimization is to facilitate a state of relaxation and flexibility of brain rhythms - from there your brain can produce greater well-being, enhanced performance, and often other positive experiences that no one even predicts. Our clients commonly report better sleep, heightened creativity, release of chronic stress or trauma, improvement in areas of cognitive difficulties or learning challenges, an enhanced ability to be in the present and enjoy life, and reduced addictive tendencies.


Brain Wave Optimization

Brainwave Optimization relaxes your brain, which helps it regain balance. This helps your brain let go of stuck patterns, that may be impacting your physical and emotional well-being. Learn more about the process and benefits.

B2v2 Headband

Our new headband helps sustain brain relaxation and flexibility. Clients’ report better sleep, stress relief, improved memory & recall, increased performance, and more. AND, it’s effortless. Lie back, close your eyes and listen.


Clinical research studies have been conducted, and are ongoing, utilizing our core technology; HIRREM. Wake Forest School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, has published papers and presentations on the results.

Our Brain Wave Optimization Technology


What is Brain Wave Optimization?

Brainwave Optimization® is a way to help you achieve a deep state of relaxation by relaxing your brain. This supports you to perform optimally; enhancing your ability to achieve your goals for well-being, recovery, and more.

At a provider’s office; your session begins by settling you into a comfortable chair in a quiet, private room. We encourage you to wear comfortable clothing, because many people fall asleep.

A trained technologist places read-only sensors at strategic points on your scalp. These EEG signals are sent to our proprietary software that converts your brainwaves to corresponding music-like tones you listen to through earbuds.

The brain recognizes the reflection of its activity in the tones, like looking into a mirror. When it It begins to realize what isn’t optimal, it begins to reset and balance itself accordingly.

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How is Brain Wave Optimization Different?

Brainwave Optimization is based on advanced biometric data collection, or the measurement of an individual’s own unique biological signals.
Brainwave Optimization is different from other approaches in that it uses precision measurement devices and sophisticated algorithms to produce a high-resolution acoustic mirror of your brain’s activity in real time. Your brain frequencies are translated into sound frequencies that you listen to through headphones.
Brainwave Optimization’s advanced proprietary process converts this unique and complex data stream into a progression of music-like tones, providing a real-time reflection of one’s own brainwave activity.
Seeing its reflection in this manner prompts the brain to begin to adjust its brainwave activity to a more balanced state, resulting in a variety of improvements.  Over 122,000 people worldwide have experienced Brainwave Optimization.


Freedom from Fear


I originally approached BST in part, looking to alleviate mental and emotional imbalances -defense structures and general anxiety, due to the early physio-emotional traumas we've all experienced. However, and perhaps more importantly, I had envisioned utilizing this unique opportunity for a move toward greater inner freedom and as a quest toward personal evolutionary-progression. I was to discover, in a very short time, just how well this technology was suited to "tilling the soil of personal-growth". Both during, as well as following sessions, I found an increased connection to deeper levels of awareness, facilitated to great extent, by an "overall sense of well-being". One of the hallmarks of this groundbreaking technology!


Through this overall enhanced sense of "all's-well-ness", I found it progressively and increasingly easier to jettison the final remnants of my age-old fear based paradigm; a shift from "limitation consciousness" imposed by early life conditioning, to a deep sense of "part-of-the-whole connectivity". In retrospect, the technology's aid in allowing me to "lay fear aside", permitted an inner-opening found to be simultaneously "most welcome" and yet "unexpected"; two vital attributes indicative of authentic opening.


Inherent in any "assisted" transformational/personal-growth approach is the vital and increasingly-recognized importance of the facilitator. In my case I feel blessed to have found what I can only describe as "phenomenal aid" in the person of Ms. Ann Vogel.


I know from my own field of research, that there continue to be discoveries regarding the importance of "the facilitator" to "process" especially significant in the field of personal growth. In Ms. Vogel, I feel uniquely fortunate to have found that ever-so-rare combination of true authentic empathy as well as rigorous professionalism and for this I shall be ever grateful!


Larry Leader

I wanted to thank you Ann Vogel and Brain State Technologies.


I have to say that BST has been a life changing experience for me and I am so very, very grateful that after 50 plus years I have finally found peace and harmony and a sense of well being. I have been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, so honestly I did not think anything like BST was a reality or even a possibility. I was completely 100% wrong in my assumption of BST.


Ever since I can remember I have always had this feeling of abandonment in my everyday relationships with friends, family, and even my husband. I was adopted right after my birth by a loving Mom and Dad but it just never felt quite right. I know that most adopted children all face the same issue of feeling abandoned. This is just the beginning of my story; I was a victim of a violent crime in 2006 and had not recovered, even though I was seeing a therapist twice weekly and a psychiatrist on a monthly basis for medications. I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia. I have always felt depression to some degree throughout my life but it was exacerbated by this trauma in 2006.


In July of 2010, I was introduced to BST by a friend who had told me about a friend of his who had returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD and could not function in his daily activities. He went to a BST trainer and finished without any signs or symptoms PTSD.


So I thought "Why Not?" nothing else was helping me. I was desperate to find some help I just could not keep going on feeling this way.


After my 1st complimentary brain mapping session my trainer told me that deep in my core since childhood I had a fear of abandonment!!! I had not told my trainer anything about this. I began my sessions the very next day, and just three days after I started to sleep 12 hours without any sleep medications!! I thought I was going to have to be on sleeping pills for the rest of my life, not so. I sleep every night straight through and I am thrilled.


My sense of abandonment is gone. My depression has lifted - no panic attacks and no anxiety at all.

I feel myself changing every day; I am now making much healthier choices in the food I eat, the way I interact with people in my daily life. I now look forward to every day and feel very blessed to have found BST. I feel in control of my life and my choices, something I never sensed before. Friends and family have all noticed the "change" in me. Even my therapist was shocked to see the "new me". BST has given me for the first time in my life a sense of harmony and peace, something I have never experienced before. I feel like I am on a journey of self-discovery and it feels wonderful. I used to love to go gambling and play the slot machines (it just put me in a place where I did not think about my life) I have no desire to go gambling, doesn't even sound like fun to me anymore. Unbelievable!!



This horrible trauma that had been deeply imprinted in my brain is gone. My hope is for anyone who is struggling with traumas, addictions, depression, PTSD that they are fortunate enough to find BST. It has changed my life and it feels great to be alive!!

Registered Nurse

This business is one of the BEST investments I have ever made in my entire life. I have spent thousands of dollars on coaching and mind products and most of the had marginal results. Making an educated guess, I would say that it is because everyone was always using conscious level approaches to attempt to fix subconscious problems in which is highly ineffective. 

I am a mind practioner myself and so I can unlimited access to my own tools however, I also enjoy expereincing other modalities (tired of hearing my own voice.... I guess) and I was referred by a client who was cured of Sleep Apnea. This is a notoriously difficult area to treat and I have moderatley successful results in this area myself, but I recognize that any modality that can treat this is definitely worth checking out. So after filling out a questionnaire, I showed up and l learned about the process. 

In Ann Vogel's practice she uses sound technology and I got to read, rest, and sometimes conversate while my mind was being painlessly mapped and sounds and waves were transmitted through headphones. Here are the results:

Day 1: I discovered I procrastinate and I was conscious of the process and I essentially was able to be 70% more efficient from a lack of this procrastination. My drive increased and I was able to stick to my tasks at hand.

Day 2: I was less bothered by stupid situations and annoying people, and for some reason my hearing increased and I was able to hear audible sounds that I normally would have ignored. I was also slightly more motivated than usual and was more optomistic.

Day 3: I was more focused and had more drive to accomlish more in the day and I was procrastinating even less! My distracting thoughts began to subside by 1/3 and I was worried before about money....same problems with an emotional disattachment. Your thoughts are so much clearer!!

Day 4: More drive, and focus, and my creativity seemed to increase significantly. My worries about money and women seemed to decrease a bit more than the day before.

Day 5: My multitasking efficiency skills have increased significantly and I was able to accomplish about 5 more tasks than I had before. I also have been able to meditate for 10 minutes in which before it was hard to meditate for 2 minutes. My consistency is increasing.

Day 6: I became less shy and more open minded. I purchased 2 tickets for an event in which I don't think I would have been brave enough to go to. Let's just say the event is local to the Bay Area and its like a masquarade event with an adult twist. Still working hard, progressing and becoming more organized, and determined to finish my tasks while planning other tasks to accomplish.

Day 7: Very unique day. I was unusually more compassionate than I usually am. I spoke with a homeless male and even bought him a coffee and bagel. He lost everything from alcoholism and was even in an AA program. I was able to give him advice. Normally I would have gave him $5 and moved to another table. I was able to give him advice, be calm, and still work on my graduate school homework and emails. This techonolgy apparently is also an assist to being well rounded.

Day 8: More patient. I am NOT a patient person and the idea of patience makes me impatient. Still driven, organized, good at multitasking...just enjoying the perks.

Day 9: Bad day because my phone went out and lost all my pictures and contacts. However, I was not bothered so much and my persistence increased significantly. I was focused and calm about what I needed to do although I was a slight bit annoyed about the phone thing- who wouldn't be?

Day 10: Got a new phone. Happier, blessed, focused, determined, feeling like I have a secret weapon in which gives me the unfair advantage and about to mix this with the benefits of Hypnotherapy. Worth the cost. Also as an fyi Ann is like a pocket genius and marketing guru. She gave me 3 ideas in which when I apply will probably make me $3,000.00. WOW!

Okay so that's the experience. I sure wish I found this before the others. I hope one day they create something in their technology to enhance your natural skills and abilities. I doubt they are too far from that. This stuff rocks! : )

Rich R

Stone Texture

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 7am - 7pm
Saturday: 8am - 5pm
Sunday: 8am-5pm


Should you be arriving by car, we offer a parking lot with parking for our customers and street parking.

(650) 260-4817


Bronze Package

Initial Assessment and Trial Session

Come in for an assessment of your brain energy patterens and experience a trail session.

Silver Package

Mindfulness/Meditation Enhancement

This includes an assessment and five sessions to improve an existing meditation or mindfulness practice. 


Gold Package

Full Intensive

This includes an assessment and 10 ten sessions.  This is our most popular package that sets a foundation for lasting energetic changes in the brain. 

Platinum Package

Intensive and Folllow up Sessions

This includes an assessment, the full 10 session intensive, and 10 follow up sessions. 

Brainwave Optimization with RTB is not intended to treat, cure, heal, or diagnose any disease, mental illness or symptom.  Brainwave Optimization with RTB is intended to balance and harmonize brainwaves.  Individual results may vary.