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Access Bars: An Evidence-Based Analysis of its Results and Effectiveness

Updated: Mar 15, 2023


Access Bars: An Evidence-Based Analysis of its Results and Effectiveness

Access Bars have been reported to help with stress reduction, deep relaxation, ease of sleep, dissipating mind chatter, releasing trauma, reducing overwhelm, decreasing negative and limiting thought patterns, changing negative behavioral patterns, improving overall wellbeing, and increasing feelings of calmness, inner peace, happiness and gratitude.

When The Bars are lightly touched, they effortlessly and easily release anything that does not allow you to receive. The Bars release decisions about any area of your life that you have made solid and as a result cannot change. The Bars begin to dissolve judgment from within.


ACCESS BARS SELF-ASSESSMENT EVALUATIONS


In addition to Access Bars Research, Access Bars Self-Assessment Evaluations have been provided at numerous events. Here are some of the results.


PATHWAYS NATURAL LIVING EXPO

SEPTEMBER 2016


  • Stress dropped 59.9%

  • Anxiety dropped 59.5%

  • Pain dropped 49.8%

14 Participants 20-60 minute sessions


 

WALTER REED NATIONAL MILITARY MEDICAL CENTER (WRNMMC)

FEBRUARY 2017


  • Stress dropped 52.3%

  • Anxiety dropped 51.8%

  • Pain dropped 35.5%

  • Depression dropped 44.5%

56 participants 20 minute partial sessions





 

KENNEDY CENTER SPA DAY

APRIL 2017

  • Stress dropped 44.4%

  • Anxiety dropped 50.0%

  • Pain dropped 38.3%

9 Participants 12 minute partial session





 

INDEPENDENT ACCESS BARS SURVEY RESULTS | MAR - SEP 2019

Access Bars surveys were collected from 480 individuals who self-reported stress, anxiety or depression. The individuals completed a self-evaluation survey before and after one Access Bars Session that ranged from 50 to 90 minutes. The results reported were as follows:

  • 338 participants reported stress - 97.6% indicated a decrease in stress

  • 278 participants reported anxiety - 86.6% indicated a decrease in anxiety

  • 204 participants reported pain - 78.43% indicated a decrease in pain

  • 392 participants reported being less than extremely happy - 61.9% indicated an increase in happiness


Access Bars® and Regulation Thermometry Research Study

 

ACCESS BARS BACKED BY PUBLISHED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH!


Access Bars research was first conducted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Fannin, a Neuroscientist from Glendale, Arizona. Science is once again beginning to catch up to what Gary Douglas, the founder of Access Consciousness®, has known for more than 30 years.

Those who have been running The Bars® in the world know that it can create dynamic and amazing changes in people. Now, we're beginning to get the scientific proof that validates it from somebody coming at it that didn't try to prove it.


DR. FANNIN'S INTRODUCTION TO THE BARS®


Dr. Fannin's point of view was "wow, I wonder what this does?" Cause he never had his Bars run before, and never heard of Access before, until he was introduced to Gary and Dain at the Secret Knock Conference.


Approaching it from a purely research prospective, during the conference Dr. Fannin did some brain mapping on someone before and immediately after they experienced a 90 minute Access Bars session. Later, when Dr. Fannin analyzed the data, he was astounded.

"… my jaw dropped; I was so astounded. This is the very first time I have seen a brain do what we are about to show you." Dr. Jeffrey Fannin

He discovered that Access Bars have a positive neurological effect on the recipient greater than those experienced by advanced meditators and it produced these results immediately.


REVIEW OF ACCESS BARS BY DR. JEFFREY L. FANNIN


The video below is a review of what occurs in the brain before and after an Access Bars session. Presented by neuroscientist Dr. Jeffrey Fannin with Gary Douglas and Dr. Dain Heer, creators of Access Consciousness. Filmed by My Imagination TV at the Secret Knock Conference in San Diego, California March of 2015.


DR. FANNIN PURSUES BARS RESEARCH


After being astounded by the results, Dr. Fannin went on to experience a Bars session for himself. He also had his entire staff receive an Access Bars Session. Never having seen anything affect the brain like this in more than 16 years of extensive research, Dr. Fannin was anxious to conduct further research on the Access Bars.


A 90 minute Bars session created more change in the brain than was seen when he mapped people's brains that had practiced meditation regularly and meditated for up to 2 hours at a time. These findings are what inspired Dr. Fannin to conduct Access Bars Research.


 

ABOUT JEFFREY L. FANNIN, PH.D.

Dr. Jeffrey L. Fannin holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications. He is the founder and Executive Director for the Center for Cognitive Enhancement and Thought Genius, LLC.


He has worked in the neuroscience field, mapping and analyzing the brain for over 17 years. Dr. Fannin has extensive experience training the brain for optimal brain performance working with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), anxiety disorders, depression, and trauma recovery.


Dr. Fannin has been involved in cutting-edge research, using electroencephalogram (EEG) technology, to accurately measure balanced brainwave energy he has identified as the whole-brain state. Engaging this process forms symmetrical brain wave pattern in both hemispheres of the brain and creates harmony from front to back.


Dr. Fannin’s recent research interest pursues the effect of subtle energy in the quantum field and consciousness affecting the brain.


 

ACCESS CONSCIOUSNESS BARS RESEARCH 2015

Through Global Neuroscience Research Foundation

by Jeffrey L. Fannin, Ph.D.


RESEARCH SUMMARY

Research by leading neuroscientist Dr. Jeffrey Fannin et al, with 60 participants examined the neurological effects of the Access Bars. By measuring brain waves on people before and after a Bars session, this research revealed that 85% of the participants indicated an increase in brain coherence. Additionally, he discovered that Access Bars has a positive neurological effect on the recipient similar to those experienced by advanced meditators – and it produces these results immediately.


We found an interesting correlation at the brainwave frequency 1Hz (Hertz). This is the connection to the morphogenetic field, our human connection to the universal energy that connects each of us to each other. 96% of the participants had elevated 1 Hz activity (3 standard deviations above normal). After many years of research, we know that 3 standard deviations above normal at 1 Hz is a connection to the energy field around us and is a signature that is present when a person is either an energy healer or receiving healing energy themselves.


Our research also revealed an interesting phenomenon. We found that 63% of those participating in this research project had elevated activity (3 standard deviations above normal) at 22 Hz. After seeing this phenomenon in other research projects, it led us to the understanding that this signature is related to higher states of consciousness. Rather than using traditional ranges of 1-30 Hz, we used a grouping that is often used for measuring higher states of consciousness creating two ranges, 15-22 Hz and 22-38 Hz. The crossover points of this grouping became obvious at 22 Hz. The brainwave activity that is 3 standard deviations above normal at 22 Hz is identified as a high level of engagement; the brain is involved in the activity of figuring things out. It also involves high complexity of thought, as the brain is integrating new experiences.


Biggest Findings:

  • 85% of the participants in this study had a change in their QEEG coherence.

  • 63% of the participants, after receiving the Bars Process were in an emotional and/or physical transition.


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THE EFFECTS OF ACCESS BARS ON ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION: A PILOT STUDY

By Dr. Terrie Hope, PhD, DNM, DFMW


ABSTRACT EXCERPT


Anxiety and depression are highly prevalent disorders that result in human suffering. The consequences to the individual include increased health care utilization, disability, and decreased income; depression, at its current prevalence, impacts global economic output as well. Access Bars, a noninvasive energy therapy technique, was evaluated for its effects on anxiety and depression using both subjective self-report and objective brain-scanning measures.


From the results of four scientifically valid standardized questionnaires and through measuring brainwave patterns using brain mapping (QEEG), Dr. Hope discovered in her study that Access Bars reduced the severity of anxiety symptoms by 84.7% (average). Participants had a reduction in the severity of depression symptoms by 82.7% (average). The results of brainwave measurements before and after Access Bars showed an increase in brain coherence in all participants, indicating a change toward a normal state after the session.


The results of brainwave measurements before and after Access Bars® showed an increase in brain coherence in all participants, indicating a change toward a normal state after the session. Brain wave coherence is associated with communication between brain regions and researchers have found that optimal brain coherence is correlated with many things such as intelligence, learning ability, alertness, reaction time and creativity.


The significant decreases in severity shown in this research suggest that Access Bars may be effective as a treatment for anxiety and depression. Dr. Hope is planning on more extensive research in the near future.


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STUDY SUMMARY


Seven participants in this research had anxiety or depression or both ranging from mild to severe. The test methods were 4 standardized subjective questionnaires and objective testing Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) known as brain mapping. Questionnaires used were The Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory, State, Trait Anxiety Inventory and The Maryland State and Trait Depression Scale.


The primary goal of the research was to examine whether Access Bars has an effect on anxiety and depression. All participants tested positive for trait anxiety in pretest. This type of anxiety is distinguished as character trait anxiety that is long standing versus (temporary) state anxiety.


RESULTS

  • All participants had lower scores in the subjective test questionnaire

  • These results were statistically significant with most results having at least a less than 97% chance of occurring by chance alone

  • Severity of anxiety symptoms were decreased by 84.7%* (average)

  • Severity of depression symptoms were decreased by 82.7%** (average)

  • QEEG measurement results showed a statistically significant increase in brain coherence

Note: Brain wave coherence is associated with communication between brain regions. Researchers have found that optimal brain coherence is correlated with many things such as intelligence, learning ability, alertness, reaction time and creativity.


CONCLUSION

  • Treatment with Access Bars was associated with a significant decrease in the severity of symptoms of anxiety and depression.

  • The results suggest that Access Bars may be effective as a treatment for anxiety and depression.

  • Brain Coherence was increased in all participants. This measurement is an indicator of communication between different brain regions.

HIGHEST REPORTED CHANGES


*Beck Anxiety Inventory Questionnaire **Beck Depression Inventory Questionnaire

Published in the Journal of Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 9(2), 26–38. November 2017 - doi:10.9769/EPJ.2017.9.2.TH


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The research abstract and full documentation can be found at The Journal of Energy Psychology.


WHAT CONTRIBUTION COULD ACCESS BARS BE TO YOUR LIFE, LIVING AND REALITY?


Experience the Access Bars through an Access Bars Private Session! Is now the time to have more ease, peace and joy for you and your body?


 

Access Bars was the beginning of Access Consciousness®. Today, more than 30 years later, The Bars remain the foundation of Access.



Did you know that more than half a million people in more than 174 countries around the world have attended an Access Bars Class?


THE BARS: 32 POINTS TO CREATE MASSIVE CHANGE

THE BARS: 32 POINTS TO CREATE MASSIVE CHANGE

CREATING CHANGE WITH THE BARS


What if someone could press a button and mute that voice in your head that tells you that you’re not good enough, that you don't deserve whatever it is you desire, or that you can’t accomplish what you hope and dream for?


Any limitation that you create in your life are connected to your thoughts, feelings, emotions, ideas, beliefs, attitudes, decisions and points of view that you have about it. When The Bars points are lightly touched, you begin to clear away what’s locked up that keeps you from believing you can have the life you’ve always known is possible.


This is not a cognitive process, what clears are those points of view buried deep in your subconscious, that you usually don't even realize you have. You don't have to know what is limiting you to clear it. You don't have to know when or why you created something in order to clear it. You only have to be willing to receive, and The Bars begin to dissolve anything that doesn't allow you to receive.


How often do we just let go, lower our barriers, and allow another person to truly gift us? Learning to receive is a key to inviting more of what you’re asking for into your life. Access Bars facilitates receiving, different than any other modality in this reality.



ACCESS BARS FACILITATE MORE EASE IN THE BODY

Science tells us that the shape of your cells actually become more elliptical when they are influenced by thoughts, feelings, and emotions, which is the first sign of dis-ease. When you get your Bars run, it unlocks this impact on the cells, allowing the cells to return to their more spherical shape, facilitating more ease in the body.



ACCESS BARS CHANGE BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS & BELIEF SYSTEMS

The brain waves actually slow down when you get your Bars run, allowing behavioral patterns, belief systems, and points of view that you have been running from childhood or from other lifetimes to be accessed.




ACCESS BARS ALLOW YOU TO BE MORE PRESENT

By getting your Bars run you actually start to become more present in your life and the past doesn’t project into your future the same way. By getting your Bars run you are literally changing the probabilities of future possibilities.




ACCESS BARS INCREASE AWARENESS & RECEIVING

Getting your Bars run begins to dissipate the electrical charge of polarity as it is stored in your brain. It is like activating a computer virus of consciousness that begins to unravel where you are functioning from auto-pilot instead of awareness; refusal instead of receiving.



ACCESS BARS DISSOLVE JUDGMENT FROM WITHIN

Consciousness is the ability to be present in your life in every moment without judgment of you or anyone else. Consciousness is the ability to receive everything, reject nothing, and create everything you desire in life, greater than what you currently have and more than what you can imagine.



ACCESS BARS OPEN THE DOORS TO ALL HEALING

Access Bars undo the lie of limitation and assist you to become more conscious. When you are willing to function from more consciousness you begin to open the doors to all healing - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.




ACCESS BARS ENHANCE YOUR CAPACITY TO RECEIVE

Receiving is one of our greatest capacities, and one of the things we refuse more dynamically than almost anything else. Having your Bars run allows you to begin to receive without consideration. True receiving is required for you to create the health and life you truly desire. What would it be like to receive more than you ever imagined possible?



ACCESS BARS ALLOW YOU TO NURTURE AND CARE FOR YOU

What if you were willing to nurture and care for you? What if you would open the doors to being everything you have decided it is not possible to be? What would it take for you to realize how crucial you are to the possibilities of the world?




ACCESS BARS CLEAR MIND CHATTER & MONKEY MIND

Having your Bars run clears mind chatter or monkey mind and quiets the mind. The Bars assist you to function from knowing, rather than thinking. What if functioning from awareness created more than thinking ever could? Once your mind is out of the way, you the being are free to play.



 

THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ACCESS BARS…

“It was the first sense of peace I’d had in almost three years. It was the first time remembering everything was ok, everything always had been, and everything always would be…” Dain Heer, California
“Thank-you. You came like a breath, swooped in, and made me see the potential within. Never had I thought a stranger could bring so much power.” Bryony Shillington, PRANA Festival, 2011
“I gave my 90 year old grandmother a Bars treatment the same night as her husband’s funeral. All her life she has had headaches and migraines… now she’s just taken 1/2 a headache pill in over a year! WOW Bars Rocks!!!” Michael, Sweden
“After a Bars session, I got blissful sleep. The chatter in my head went (still gone!!) and worries of other’s circumstances are no longer at the forefront of my mind. I feel like I’ve stepped into ME!!” Karen, New Zealand
“I have run a client’s Bars weekly for a year. Recently they told me they were taking medication for depression when we started. Since running their Bars, they have stopped all medication for depression and their chronic fatigue has also improved significantly! How does it get better than that?” Shauna Teaken, Australia
“As a Company Director at the forefront of innovative business and leadership strategies, I found the Access Bars sessions very effective at controlling stress and improving communication, awareness, problem solving, focus and productivity.” Chutisa Bowman,


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