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PSIO Manual 1.1
MP3-Color Player
The use of the PSIO is safe for most people as no serious side effects are known. However, there are a
few particular cases where the PSIO should only be used with the prior approval and monitoring of a
medical or health care professional: while on medication, or persons suffering from any sort of serious
medical condition, including epilepsy, brain injury, mental impairments, visual photosensitivity, or any
form of macular degeneration. People with serious physical conditions including those using a
pacemaker or suffering from cardiac arrhythmia or other heart disorders must consult with a medical
professional before beginning use. Use by children or minors only with prior parental consent and
monitoring. Do not use while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Do not use while operating
machinery, vehicles or other mechanical devices. Discontinue use if you experience any sort of adverse
reactions such as dizziness, migraine, or severe anxiety. Please consult with a medical professional if
these or any other unusual symptoms occur. PSYCHOMED makes no implicit or overt claims for cure
or treatment of any medical or psychological disorders. No expressed or implied medical claims are
made for PSYCHOMED products. These products should not be used for the relief of any medical or
psychological conditions.
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1. Introduction
Please read the following pages carefully before using your PSIO. It's important to be able to take full
advantage of the benefits of the device and its programs.
The PSIO is intended for use as a recreational device, to stimulate feelings of well-being, optimize
learning abilities, enable quicker recuperation and as a tool for personal accomplishment and
Welcome to the PSIO community!
You've just purchased a personal development tool that you can use throughout your life! This
purchase will likely be a relatively important turning point in your life. From now on you won't be
alone in managing difficulties, in dealing with fatigue, and in handling the many imbalances caused
by stress and work overload. Your PSIO can help you in many different ways. The entire team has
worked hard to perfect the many programs that can be downloaded from www.psioplanet.com onto
the device now by your side!
What is the PSIO?
The PSIO is a pair of glasses equipped with small earphones, an MP3 reader and a generator of
colored and rhythmic light. It's a powerful relaxation tool that stimulates the mind and saturates
visual and, at times, auditory zones with stimulation at specific frequencies to enable a quick letting
go of attention.
Rumination stops quickly. And since the mechanics of attention require a great deal of energy, the
mind relaxes deeply, recharges and renews its resources. The sessions programmed into the PSIO
generally last from five to 30 minutes. The result is a feeling of renewed energy, like after taking a
good nap. This state of awareness at rest is also known to be very permeable to suggestion. Dozens
of personal development programs can be downloaded from www.psioplanet.com (weight
management, sleep inducement, anti-depression, etc.). They turn the PSIO into a personal
development tool.
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What happens in detail?
1st stage: the user's attention is focused by a visual scene consisting of hypnagogic images. They are
particularly well absorbed by the mind which can't interpret this unusual type of stimulation.
Awareness becomes purely sensory and analytical thought declines and is transformed into
audiovisual perception. Consciousness becomes pure sensation.
Music and voices are felt much more deeply, literally "sensorially" and, in any event, very differently
from the way they would be through normal listening or with a simple audio device.
2nd stage: attention gradually begins to float (more or less so, depending on the length of the
stimulation). Eyelids automatically close while stimulation continues to pass through them. They
become a second projection screen for the visual stimulation.
3rd stage: the visual stimulation generally becomes monotonous and repetitive. Eyes gradually roll
back in their sockets into a natural, fully relaxed position. At this point, the visual stimulation is
restrained both in intensity and in frequency variation. Attention is completely at rest. Letting go
becomes total at this point!
The result:
Awareness usually requires a great deal of energy. This forced rest therefore leads to recovery and
has an energizing effect following the session. It's a like a regenerating flash siesta (except that it can
be induced at will!).
Note that the mind is very open to suggestions when attention is at rest. It continues to hear
everything but no longer listens closely. Messages are no longer filtered by awareness. This makes
the PSIO a fantastic tool for suggesting positive messages to your deepest self.
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How does it work?
PSIO action zones
The PSIO acts on the mind like the tuning button of a radio.
How can you find out what the PSIO can do for you?
Our mind is constantly transported via anticipation and memory zones to places filled with images
and ideas that often repeat themselves. This is called rumination. We’re often not even here. We
don’t live in the present moment!
We're in the past or in the future, and we forget the present... We forget the feeling of being alive
which should be omnipresent! True, this is often easier said than done. However, the PSIO offers a
very practical solution to this issue. Let's find out how!
Rumination stops, feeling is born in the present moment:
The PSIO inevitably guides the mind through different states of awareness. What happens in most
cases? The sounds and lights produced quickly invade auditory and visual sensory zones. Rumination
stops automatically to give way to the contemplation of colored visual scenes. If the programs are
short, attention is directed primarily to audiovisual perceptions in the present moment (a state
related to meditative contemplation) rather than to memorized thoughts or to areas of
consciousness dedicated to anticipation.
This will enable you to appreciate music much more deeply and in much greater detail. Some people
say that they "literally live the music".
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If the programs continue, attention begins to float and the mind gradually begins to relax, first
slowly then…radically! That's the reason why the PSIO always acts as a mental recuperation tool and
has an undeniable energizing effect.
The longer the program, the more it gradually directs the mind to a state of attention at rest. It's a
special state in which you are still awake but think that you are asleep (if someone speaks to you or
touches your arm, you realize that you weren't sleeping yet...). This is a state of mind in which you
can still hear everything, but no longer listen...This is known as "subconscious listening" (the
conscious mind no longer filters messages because attention is no longer engaged).
This state of mind is also known as the "sophroliminal state" by sophrologists or the "twilight state"
by others. It's a state of awareness in which the mind only rarely stops because it normally goes to
sleep next.
Thanks to the PSIO, the mind is kept at the edge of sleep but remains conscious. The state has
certain particularly interesting properties: it is known to be favorable to suggestion because the mind
is more permeable. It is also known to be excellent for recuperation because, in this state, the mind
and awareness are completely at rest. There is a sense of renewed resources.
Reaching this state is therefore beneficial for people seeking rapid and effective recovery such as
night-shift nurses, pilots with jet lag, students during exam periods and business men and women
who are stressed out by their difficult working conditions.
Letting go
What makes the PSIO so effective? The PSIO simply uses certain sound frequencies and pulsating
lights (which have undergone electroencephalography studies) that have a surprising power to
distract and to lead the mind to new levels of consciousness that are not usually mastered. For
example, it's difficult to will oneself to let go, that is, to release your awareness level. The PSIO
makes this child's play!
Another example is positioning oneself at the edge of sleep, without falling asleep. With the PSIO
(using certain programs, including the RELAXATION and MEDITATION programs) , you are brought to
the edge of sleep and can stay there for as long as the suggestions take place or the program keeps
you there.
You have to try the PSIO to understand the extent to which it takes the mind...elsewhere. In an inner
world, stopping rumination completely, it is without a doubt the new way par excellence to
regenerate intelligently and recuperate faster, regardless of the application mode selected. The
common denominator of all of the states of mind it generates, and its only side effect, is an
undeniable energizing power!
The PSIO stands apart from all of the chemical methods that were the only way available to create
these types of effects until now. It’s harmless and can be used as many times as needed.
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References: use in extremely stressful environments
The technique has been used in hospitals since 1994 to enable surgeons to operate without using
intravenous sedation for the entire duration of a procedure under loco-regional anesthesia.
As the old saying goes "he who can do more, can do less"! This means that you can enjoy the benefits
of your PSIO just as effectively in private use (like anchoring by voice with evocative images and
positive suggestions for your deepest self).
See the references in the History section at www.psioplanet.com.
With respect to the impact on learning, you should know that the state at the edge of sleep is known
for its benefits in terms of processing accumulated data and their memorization. Students can make
intensive use of this during exam time!
S. Dumonceau-Krsmanovic
2. The programs
The PSIO is a pair of glasses chock full of high-tech electronics that emits colored lights and pulsing
sound. The www.psioplanet.com download platform is its complement. It's a new world of diverse
applications there for you to discover as soon as you connect your PSIO to your computer. You can
download all of the programs you need: applications for your well-being and a return to equilibrium
in a constantly changing world. But there's more to it!
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There are four families of PSIO applications and, in a way, four states of mind for use:
1. Relaxation
2. Meditation
3. Performance
4. Music
The result is a major increase in personal abilities. Starting with the four levels of consciousness
generated and maintained by the stimulation produced by these incredible "glasses", there are
dozens more programs with different themes:
For example, stress management for headaches
This is one of the many applications of the RELAXATION mode
cool music and nature sounds)
For example, Integrate success
One of the many possibilities of the MEDITATION mode
(by voice and guided meditation)
The creation of a state promoting memorization
This is one of the applications of the PERFORMANCE mode
(with sound and colored lights)
And, energy renewal with the colorful music of Claude Challe
A MUSIC mode application
Claude Challe originated the "Buddha Bar" lounge label
(music bathed in sparkling colors).
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PSIO application field categories
The well-being application programs are divided into several categories:
- Meditation and guided visualization (the "Nova Era" series)
- Conscious meditation followed by letting go and subconscious listening (the "DOUBLE YOU" series)
A. NOVA ERA : Meditation and guided visualization
Thanks to the PSIO, you are brought into the moment and to present sensations within the first
seconds of use. Into auditory and visual sensoriality. This immersion in the present is totally
irresistible. All of the NOVA ERA programs are designed as meditation facilitated by color that
inundates the visual zone, the most important sensory area of the brain. It’s the first use of the PSIO.
This is the reason why people who have been practitioners of meditation for many years will find it
helpful for their friends who think meditation is difficult and feel excluded from this "superior"
community. The PSIO provides assisted access to this potential. It then becomes easier to do the
same exercises without the PSIO...or to come back to it when needed.
NOVA ERA themes are proposed after clearing the cortical area. The programs can therefore be
considered to be positive visualization aid programs.
B. DOUBLE YOU : Personal Growth
The "Double You" line (double listening) has topics that are more focused on personal development.
They enable the combining of the techniques used in the first two paragraphs and the combining of
conscious then subconscious listening on the same theme during the same recording. The mind
relaxes and lets go better after a "contraction" (using an analogy with muscles as a metaphorical
RELAXATION section titles are developed by people specialized in relaxation. Most of the titles have
been used in a hospital environment since 1994. All of the titles, also called "AUDIOCAMENTS" in
Belgium, are sold only in pharmacies and are exclusively prescribed by general practitioners.
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Depending on the theme, you simply have to select the title to put in your PSIO and let yourself go.
No effort is required other than... doing nothing! All of the titles are matched with functional
disruptions that can be treated by emotion-based means that complement the general treatment.
This method is being rediscovered today in general medical practice.
Warning: the RELAXATION programs do not replace medical treatment in any way and are intended
to complement it. The Belgian Ministry for Health recommends the use of audiocaments as an
alternative to counter the over-consumption of sleeping pills and anti-depressants (see the annual
brochure on the site).
Energy renewal is the common denominator of most of the sessions in the PERFORMANCE section
that you will do. Its energizing power is such that you will need only a single session to fully
appreciate it.
The "Siesta" and "Relaxation" programs will be of great help after work, intense study or when you
take a siesta. The "memo" 1 and 2 programs are specially designed to improve memorization after
intense study. Concentration can be boosted with the "concentration" 1 and 2 programs. It's
necessary to assimilate then memorize in order to learn well. The PSIO's SLEEP 1 and 2 programs
provide a good night’s sleep by enabling you to fall asleep quickly despite the anxiety caused by the
stress common to every exam period. The PSIO is a strong ally when taking on exhausting intellectual
The MUSIC applications enable you to renew your ideas and regenerate in the present moment, with
a purely sensory experience, listening to the music of Claude Challe, the well-known party organizer
of the Bains Douches de Paris and the international jet set.
Claude Challe was the originator of LOUNGE MUSIC, among several other contemporary movements
and trends. He is known for his popular "Buddha Bar" label which is known virtually around the
world. Practically everyone has danced to, or had a drink, while listening to Claude's lounge music.
We are very proud to offer PSIO buyers this new and original way to regenerate while listening to this
bewitching music.
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We will gradually add new labels to this section to make the application particularly extensive and
varied. It's the fun and amusing side of the PSIO which includes its energizing power as a direct added
3. Using the PSIO
By making this purchase, you’ve taken an important step toward managing your mind’s abilities in an
innovative way. You'll discover that it's one of the easiest personal development tools to use, and
one of the most useful. You simply need to use it a few minutes a day, without being disturbed and
fully immersed in this unique experience. This minimal effort will - over time - have a considerable
impact on your development and well-being!
Some people experience immediate benefits, as soon as they
use the PSIO, while others require a little more time. In any
event, it won't take you long to be satisfied with the results.
We now have nearly twenty-five years of experience with
this technology. Over 250,000 users (of the earlier "Dreamer"
version from 1987 to 2000, and the "Mind Booster Decoder"
version from 2000 to 2005 and millions of sessions provided
by healthcare professionals. This very extensive experience
enables us to be definite in our statements about this topic.
In addition to our clinical experience in many hospitals over
the years (see the "Medical References" section), the PSIO is
also based on the principle of intermittent audio-visual
stimulation. Multiple studies have been done on the effects
of sensory stimulation on brain rhythms. See the "Scientific
Studies" section on the www.psioplanet.com site.
This model is a version that already includes a range of pre-loaded programs.
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A few tips to better use
If possible, make time to take a break and relax every day. If possible, use the device in a
place where you won't be disturbed. Ideally, use it when you take a nap, after work, at the
end of the day or before going to sleep. Some people also use specific PSIO programs in the
Find a comfortable position.
We encourage you to try these approaches, which will be very beneficial to you. Develop
comfortable habits for the coming weeks. Note how your experiences change from one
moment to the next and how your reactions to anxiety-provoking situations are modified as
soon as you begin to use the PSIO regularly.
Always choose a suitable place to rest, where you can lay down without being interrupted
while having enough time to appreciate the session and a moment of relaxation afterwards
without being disturbed.
Loosen any binding clothing, take off your shoes, lie down or sit comfortably in a chair. If you
close your eyes during the session, diffuse light will pass through your closed eyelids.
Be sure to set the light intensity regulator to a fairly low level for the first sessions. We
suggest that you gradually increase the light intensity and the sound volume over following
sessions to increase the impact of the device. However, remember that your comfort is the
most important measure. Base the device settings on your comfort level. Select the intensity
and volume that feel right and comfortable for you personally.
Given that the PSIO is a device for training and mental gymnastics, its impact is naturally
cumulative. The more sessions you do, the more you will train your brain, metaphorically a
muscle, and the easier it will be for you to reach the desired states of consciousness.
The PSIO doesn't have any known contraindications (except for people who suffer from
epilepsy and in whom intermittent light can set off a seizure). There are no known reasons
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not to do several sessions a day. The sessions can even follow one another to help you move
to a state of greater relaxation. However, it's obviously not recommended that you do a
relaxation session immediately after a concentration program!
After your PSIO session, set aside a moment for quiet or an activity that doesn't require a
high level of awareness such as driving a car or using a dangerous tool!
Precautions and helpful advice
Don't forget to remove the earplug jacks for travel.
Don't touch the lenses of the glasses. Clean any fingerprints with a dry cloth.
Don't use the PSIO in places that are unusually dusty or dirty.
Keep it away from high humidity.
The device is designed to resist moderate shocks only.
Don't leave it exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time or inside a closed vehicle on
very hot days.
Clean the glasses from time to time with a clean rag and alcohol to avoid any accumulation of
grease or dirt on the lenses.
Hold the jack when making connections and disconnecting. Don't disconnect by pulling on
the wire: it could be damaged.
When downloading, never remove the cable before the download is
completely finished! This will damage the psio and your guarantee will no
longer be valid.
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Note: You can buy an optional extension to connect a stereo headset directly to the right plug
(see diagram).
Session steps
1. Connect the earphones.
2. Turn on your PSIO by pressing >II (ON). The message "Plug your Psio" is displayed. Allow the
battery to charge fully for the first use (about four hours, until the battery light is white). Note that if
you push the button longer (min. 3 seconds), you will shut your PSIO off.
3. Use the I<< and >>I buttons and the display to select one of the titles loaded on your PSIO.
If you go back, the title will first go to its read starting point. You will have to push a second time to
select the previous title.
Select the TUTORIAL in your language as your first session. If you don't see your language, you can
download it free from the www.psioplanet.com boutique.
4. Settle in comfortably and push on >II (PLAY) to start the TUTORIAL, put on the "PSIO" and put in
the earplugs.
PS: always be sure to remove the earphones before taking off your PSIO.
To end the session
Push on the >II button for more than two seconds to shut off your PSIO.
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4. The screens
Charged battery icon / Flat battery icon
The icon on the screen will display four solid bars when the battery is fully charged.
The battery icon will show no bars when the battery is nearly flat. You should charge the PSIO using
the AC adapter.
Battery charging icon
The battery icon will display an electrical plug after the PSIO is connected to the AC adapter or the
computer. This icon will remain as long as the battery isn’t fully charged. When the battery is fully
charged, the icon will be white without a plug.
“Plug in your PSIO” message
Either the PSIO battery isn’t charged enough and has to be connected to the AC adaptor and
charged 100%.
Or you just pressed the “RESET” button. This erases the battery charge level and sets it to
zero. You must connect the PSIO to the AC adapter to charge it 100%.
IMPORTANT: if you used the “RESET” button, DON’T interrupt charging until the battery is 100%
charged, that is, until the battery icon displays an electrical plug (see the “Battery charging icon”
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“Psio Glasses 1.1 initializing” message
This message appears briefly when the RESET button is pressed. The message “Plug in your PSIO”
will display after a few seconds.
“USB Mode” message
This message indicates that the PSIO is connected to a computer and is ready for file transfers with
the computer. The PSIO cannot play a session and the battery charges in this mode.
“No MP3 Files” message
The PSIO cannot find any MP3 files in memory. Connect it to a computer to display its contents.
If the PSIO opens correctly on your computer but doesn’t contain any files, it means that the
MP3 files have been erased. In this case, load the PSIO with the MP3 color files that are in
the library on your computer.
If the PSIO doesn’t open when connected to your computer or you can’t display its contents,
you will have to format it. Follow the instructions found under “Please format in FAT32”.
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“Please format in FAT32” message
You must format the device, that is, erase its contents and reconfigure it with the correct format.
Turn on the PSIO and connect it to your computer via a USB port. The “USB Mode” message will
appear on the PSIO screen.
If you use WINDOWS:
1. Click on the Windows logo (Windows 8, 7 & Vista) or on the “Start” button (Windows
2. Open “Computer” (Windows 8, 7 & Vista) or “Workstation” (Windows XP). The PSIO
will be displayed as a new disk.
3. Select it and right click. Choose "Format" on the menu that appears.
4. A window will open with options. Set the "File System" to "FAT32" and the
"Allocation Unit Size" to "Default Allocation Size". Be sure that the "Quick Format"
box is checked in the formatting options at the bottom of this window. Click on the
"Start" button.
5. A warning will inform you that you are about to erase all of the device content. Click
on the "OK" button.
6. Formatting starts and lasts about a minute. When finished, a message displays to
indicate that formatting is finished. Click on the "OK" button.
7. Close the formatting window by clicking on the "Close" button.
8. Go back to "Computer" or "Workstation" and click twice on the PSIO peripheral. You
will see that the PSIO no longer contains any files.
9. You can now load MP3 Color files.
You can't format the PSIO for FAT32 if you are using a MAC. You have to use a computer with
As the purchaser and / or user of the PSIO lightframe you agree to assume all risks inherent to
using a pulsed stimulation device. Individuals who are subject to any form of seizure, epilepsy or
visual photosensitivity, whether knowingly or not, should not use a PSIO light device. Individuals
using a pacemaker, suffering from cardiac arrhythmia or other heart disorders, are pregnant,
currently taking stimulants, tranquilizers or psychotropic medications, including illicit drugs and /
or alcohol, should not use the PSIO light device without professional medical supervision.
PSYCHOMED.COM SA assumes no responsibility, financially or otherwise, for your use of the PSIO
light stimulation lightframe.
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