BIOA Practitioner Training

Welcome Practitioners

CAse 1 / Step 1

Behind The Facade

Many people go through life living behind a facade, keeping their emotions bottled up inside of them.  

Below are some of the symptoms to watch for when you are with them.

  • These people are driven by negative emotions.
  • Negative Self Talk
  • They live in a cycle going from problem to problem
  • They always see the negative

and I'm sure you can add many more negative behaviors.

The next paragraph will show you how we went from an interview to an analysis to 


In the words of the client


Client Statements

I came to visit Dr. Maness on business to do a negative article on him. I was on a witch hunt and wanted to expose as many of these fake clinics as I could in this article. It was me and two other writers.

We started talking and I guess Dr. D picked up on my body language. I didn’t tell him anything about my depression; I was there with two other colleagues from the magazine. We couldn’t have been more than five minutes into the interview when Dr. Maness asked me if he could get me some water, I said no. Then he politely ask me if I was O.K.. I said yes and he dropped it.

I tried hard to hold back the tears then Dr. Maness said “Sarah, we can do this interview anytime; what can I do to help you. 

I had a meltdown right there in his office. I promised myself that I would stay professional and not share any of my past. I would only let him show me how he does a behavioral brain map. 

Dr. D's Thoughts

I just started the qEEG when I noticed her opposite polarities, her blood pressure and mind chatter; it looked like she just had a large lunch. 

It was like mentally stepping into the eye of a hurricane; the calm before the storm. 

I asked Sarah if she had just had lunch and she said no.

I continued my search. I saw a noticeable delay in her response simple questioning, which could be a sign of depression, vestibular challenges,  jet lag or being very tired which could be an indicator of head trauma or something as simple as not being focused, multiple competing thoughts or distraction.

I asked her if at times she had trouble processing her thoughts  or converting her thoughts into speech and again she said no

I then asked her about the copious amounts of mind chatter that was highly evident and again she said no, mind chatter is not an issue. 

Then I saw three markers that usually display differently on the monitor and asked her if she had a head injury and I took a guess and said about twenty years ago?” 

Clients Statements

When he started the session protocols, I loved it. I was deeply relaxed, I became very refreshed, I felt completely rejuvenated, I was focused and felt great. 

I purposely didn’t tell Dr. Dennis nor my the staff of the injury. 

I had been kicked in the face by a horse which sent me into my first year-long severe depression 25 years ago.

  • My family has a history of depression. 
  • My brother committed suicide when he was 22 years old. 
  • My nephew just this Christmas, he tried to hang himself following a breakdown

In what started out as an interview, has now turned into therapy session with me in the chair listening to Dr. D. describe my issues from a few blips on a computer screen.


Then Dennis asked me if I had any pain and I told him no

Then he said innocently "If you had some pain...", and finally I started crying, "I have been in pain for six weeks, depressed, suffering, etc."


I broke into tears and confessed. 

  • Yes, I just had lunch
  • yes, I have a ridiculous amount of mind chatter and its killing my productivity and 
  • yes to whatever it was that I said no to earlier

I went on to  explain   

  • I have been in and out of depression for as long as I can remember.  
  • This last bout of depression is probably the lowest I have been in years.
  • The past six weeks were the worst as life challenges and the pain that comes with having to show up when it was so hard just to get out of bed. 
  • I had been taking 25 mg of Zoloft for the past 16 years, even when increased in dosage, was doing nothing to help. I could not write or function”.   

Dr. Dennis said let’s see if we can get to the root of the problem. 

He reclined my chair and placed headphones on my head and started creating signals. 

For the next twenty minutes, I was lost in the deepest relaxation I have ever experienced.

When he started the session protocols, I loved it. I was deeply relaxed, I became very refreshed, I felt completely rejuvenated, I was focused and felt great. 

After my sessions had been completed, I felt better than I have felt my whole life!  

It was as if my past had been neutralized and I felt refreshed. 

On the way from LA to Minneapolis, I wrote a huge article, which was more logically organized than anything I had done in months.

Your Experience Counts

Assessing The Challenge

From your experiences and education, I want you to review the statements of Sarah.

Unfortunately, you have no idea of what I was in her body language, the sound of her voice or her tears, however, what Sarah said in the comments above, you can get a good look at a symptom trail.

This is NOT a right or a wrong exercise.  

What you are doing is setting up the classroom exercises that we will be doing when you arrive.  

What you are learning in the classroom is how to use the technology to further enhance your practice.

You will be utilizing your notes in the training.

Enjoy the exercise, be insightful and make the exercise fun, don't allow it to be a challenge.