The Draper Method can help people struggling with mental challenges or neurological disorders.
We have had excellent results on PTSD, ADHD, Bipolar, anxiety, depression, Autism, stress, learning difficulties etc.
The Method is a unique cutting-edge technique based on more than 20 years of studying neurophysiology in combination with kinesiology and sensory integration.
Based on knowledge of what happens chemically in the brain, when you are stressed or traumatized, we have found a way to reverse this process.
Everybody with mental/neurological challenges have 2 things in common:
- They are stressed, living in “fight or flight” survival mode creating high Cortisol levels, which limits the access to the frontal cortex, where all your executive decisions are being made. This limits memory, focus and rational thinking.
- Chemically imbalanced. Lacking the feel-good hormones, which makes us function well
The Draper Method is simply doing two things.
Neutralizing all stress in the body and balancing the chemistry in the brain. The brain will then open up the closed neuropathways and the chemistry of the brain balances. The brain starts producing all the feel-good hormones (Dopamine, Serotonin, Gaba, Oxytocin, Acetylcholine) in the right amount again and people can sleep, trust, be happy, regulate appetite, learn, remember, relax etc again.
The gamechangers of this technique are:
- Speed. It works really fast. Neutralizing of stress takes 2-4 min. Mental challenges such as PTSD can be gone in as little as 10 hours of sessions
- People come all the way. It is not just a symptom repair. The method goes to the root of the problem and changes that. With no stress and balanced chemistry in the brain, the brain can repair even physical damage.
- Bypasses choice. As it is a physical impact on the brain, you do not have to believe in it for it to work. We have had young criminals there with nothing but resistance – it still worked.
The method has been developed and tested again and again and we are now ready to expand out in the world, by educating Certified practitioners from different countries and we are very pleased to see the same excellent results out there.
We have for years been working with scientists from Colorado State University. Over 7000 sessions have been conducted. All with good results.
“The Draper Method is a unique and cutting-edge method”
It is a number of very specific movements conducted on horseback while the horse is moving. This therapy can get people with Mental illness out of it in as little as 5-10 hours of sessions and it significantly improves the functioning level of people with neurological disorders.
Only 2% of horses can do the very specific movement that this technique requires and it simple doesn’t work if the movement and frequencies is not perfect. Draper Method cannot be compared to any kind of equine therapy.
This Method revolves around:
- Neurophysiology. The study of the brain and spinal cord
- Kinesiology. The study of the body movements and how the movements affect the brain.
- Sensory integration. The study of the nervous system and how all the senses function and work together.
There is a common theme for everybody with Mental illness and neurological disorders – they are all at a very high stress level and there is imbalance in the brain chemistry.
The high stress level makes parts of the brain harder to access. Amygdala is activated by stress and becomes overactive in long term stress. This makes the brain shut off neuropathways to the frontal cortex and other parts of the brain. This is a natural process, which works just fine in a short time frame. The brain gets the input that it needs to allocate as much energy as possible to the most urgent topic at the moment, taking energy from other and less urgent processes. When the stress goes away, the brain re-opens the closed neuropathways. The problems occur when the stress is there for a longer period of time.
With limited access to the frontal cortex, it is hard to focus, reason and remember.
The frontal cortex is where all your rational thinking is going on and it is where all your executive decisions are made. When you are stressed you start forgetting things, being less rational, not sleeping so well and having issues with perception, mood etc. In this state, the benefit from talk therapy etc. will be limited, as there is limited access to parts of the brain.
How can one benefit from therapy, when there is limited access to the frontal cortex where the rational thinking is?
Another problem with a high Cortisol level is the impact, that it has on all the feel-good hormones as they are inversely proportional with Cortisol. High level of Cortisol leads to low levels of feel good hormones, such as Dopamin, Gaba, Oxytoxin, Serotonin and Acetylcholine. These are the hormones that makes us feel good, be happy, sleep well at night, trust others, be calm, focus, support cognitive skills etc.
The imbalance of these neurochemicals also origins from a faulty Vestibular System. The vestibular system is the control system of neurochemicals in the brain. The Vestibular System can be faulty from various reasons, such as loud noises like explosions, the sense of powerlessness, ear infections, physical impact and stress. When the vestibular system is faulty, the production of chemicals is not controlled and balanced properly.
The Vestibular System is the access point of treating mental illness as well as the key to balance the chemistry of the brain. When the vestibular system is intact, the chemistry of the brain balances quickly.
The brain is capable of repairing even physical damage, when the neurochemicals are balanced and there is no stress.
With chemical imbalances and stress, you do not function well. You are at flight and fight mode, you are not feeling good and you cannot focus, reason and remember.
Re-balancing the neurochemicals and neutralizing all stress is where people are often powerless today and they remain stuck in stress and imbalance. Lots of people with stress and PTSD never really recover.
The Draper Method neutralizes all stress and targets and repairs the vestibular system. When the vestibular system is working correctly, the neurochemicals will balance and the brain will be capable of repairing even physical damage in the brain.
So instead of trying to fix the symptoms, We address the core problem and repair what caused the problems. This is totally unique and a really cutting-edge technique.
Alpha neutralizes stress by altering brainwaves from Beta to Alpha via a physical impact on the body/brain. It is a very specific movement of the horse, which induces a vibration and a frequency that has an impact on the brain and quickly alters the brainwave pattern to Alpha.
In Alpha state your brain produces huge amounts of serotonin, which makes you feel really well. You sleep well and you are happy.
Stress cannot get to you in alpha state. It is the optimal state for repair and healing for brain and body.
The change of brain wave pattern from Beta to Alpha is the corner stone of changing any kind of mental/neurological challenge. A brain in Beta is stuck in fight & flight mode with limited access to important parts of the brain.
When working with EEG measurements before and after sessions, we have seen big change especially on T3 which is the point right above the ear. Very close to Amygdala. So, we are seeing that the area around Amygdala before the session is very active and shows as very red on T3 on the pre-picture. On the second picture, we see T3 way greener, which means not so active any more. These 2 pictures are taken before and after 15 min session of neutralizing stress.
Our goal is to get Alpha and the Draper Method out in the world to help hundreds of thousands of people who suffers.
We know we can make a difference for the huge number of kids, youngsters and adults suffering from mental and neurological challenges. Our goal is to make an effort for all of them as well as making an effort with PTSD and the high suicide rate in veterans.