Currently shipping version of the Proteus manual – revised June 2006

Updated on February 2, 2014 ( PDF , 585 KB)
Proteus Manual English

Proteus Editor manual with details on how to create your own programs and transfer them to the Proteus memory area.

Updated on February 2, 2014 ( PDF , 491 KB)
Proteus Editor Manual

Guide to using the ThoughtStream Biofeedback device to control the Proteus.

Updated on February 2, 2014 ( PDF , 23 KB)
ThoughtStream Controlled Proteus Sessions Quickstart

Description of the special biofeedback enabled sessions for the Proteus.

Updated on February 2, 2014 ( PDF , 165 KB)
ThoughtStream Controlled Proteus Sessions Details

Session List

# Session Name Category Time Description
1 Power Regeneration Peak Performance 20:00 Studies of peak performance suggest that you perform better with a “power nap” as part of a daily routine; in other words, a break completely away from your duties and responsibilities. You will be able to perform more efficiently and actually find yourself accomplishing more. With time you might also find that your desire for stimulants like coffee, tea or sweetened soft drinks will decrease. Use this session, or sessions P03, P04, P07, P09, or P17 for feelings of mental and physical regeneration.
2 Performance Intensive Peak Performance 18:00 This fast-paced session is great if you feel the need for a “mood boost.” We suggest that you use it with your favorite high beat music. This is a session you can use several times in a row if you choose.
3 Quick Break Peak Performance 15:00 Use this session during your day to quickly feel refreshed and regenerated. It is a very useful session to use when you know you have a very long and busy schedule ahead of you. A 15 minute break a few times per day is an investment in focus, clarity, and decision making.
4 Power Pause Peak Performance 15:00 This is a slightly more stimulating version of session 03. It will help clear your mind of all thoughts for a few minutes and increase your mental clarity. You can choose to use fast-paced music instead of the internal sounds.
5 Athletic Warm-Up Peak Performance 15:00 This session will help enhance feelings of relaxed concentration prior to exercise or physical competition. A number of athletes do exceptionally well in practice only to falter in competition. Top performers are able to maintain consistent performance under all circumstances. The key is a relaxed yet focused state allowing your mind and body to work in harmony. Physical training is only half the battle towards success in competition. Sit quietly and visualize yourself (and your team) attaining the goals you set for yourself. You may also use this session with any number of peak performance or positive affirmation tapes. You or your coach may even record your own positive affirmations and play them back while using this session.
6 Peak Composure Peak Performance 30:00 Use this session between athletic competitions for visualization, success, and peak performance. It is best to use it with either positive affirmation or guided visualization scripts written and spoken by yourself, your coach or trainer, or with any of the fine recorded products available on the market. You do not have to be involved in sports competition to enjoy the positive effects of this session.
7 Quick Work Break Relaxation 15:00 The common wisdom says you should take breaks at regular intervals if, for example, you work on a computer for extended periods of time. Combine this session with a good regimen of stretching exercise to avoid many of the chronic physical maladies that affect more and more people who sit in one place too long. In addition, we suggest that you use this session during your break times. It is also great after lunch and before you go back to the keyboard.
8 Mind Sauna Relaxation 25:00 Use this with deep breathing and muscle awareness exercises. Start by breathing from your diaphragm. You will know you are doing this correctly when you feel your stomach, not your chest, moving up and down with every deep breath. As you allow your muscles to relax, tension will disappear. You may try lying down while using this session with relaxing music. There is a quick two minute boost at the end of the session to bring you “back up” again. (Note: chart peaks at 50Hz)
9 Quick Refresher Relaxation 16:00 Here is help for you to refocus your energies. Use it if you are feeling you need to be able to revitalize yourself during a particularly difficult day. As you become more familiar with the subtleties of the various sessions you will find you will tend to develop favorites you use several times a week. Because they are convenient to use, some of the 15-20 minute sessions like this one will get a lot of use.
10 Regeneration Relaxation 35:00 This session is long enough to allow you to reach a state of very deep relaxation and focused concentration. Some people feel this session seems much shorter then 35 minutes. A session like this has to be used on a regular basis over a period of several weeks to help you learn to properly let go and allow yourself to become deeply relaxed. This is also a good session to use with relaxation or self-help tapes.
11 Deep Meditation Relaxation 60:00 Make time for yourself! Use this session when you know you will remain undisturbed. This is the longest session offered and for beginning users it may seem too long. It is excellent as a training session if you are trying to learn how to meditate for extended periods. You may find your meditation practice will go more smoothly even without the help of this machine.
12 Tranquility 15 Relaxation 15:00 (P12 15min) ) Basic relaxation sessions that float back-and-forth between Alpha and Theta states. The 35 min and 45 min sessions mix in binaural beats.
13 Tranquility 25 Relaxation 25:00 (P13 25min)
14 Tranquility 35 Relaxation 35:00 (P14 35min
15 Tranquility 45 Relaxation 45:00 (P15 45min)
16 Tranquility 60 Relaxation 60:00 (P16 60min)
17 Quick Alertness Break Learning 10:00 This is a perfect session to help you remain focused on your studies. It is designed to be used once every 40 to 60 minutes. This session will help you to better integrate the material during your study period.
18 Learning with Tapes Learning 35:00 This session is specifically designed for use with language tapes. It uses the techniques pioneered by a Bulgarian researcher, called “Superlearning”. It involves developing a state of relaxed and focused concentration.
19 Relax Before Exams or Pressure Situations Learning 15:00 It will leave you with a sense of calm, focus and confidence. Concentration can be broken when you are feeling uneasy. Everyone has had the experience of taking an exam, feeling pressured and forgetting material they easily remember when the pressure is taken off. This session is ideal for use before an exam or presentation.
20 Concentration Learning 15:00 This session is designed to quickly bring you into a calm, focused state. A relaxed body allows the mind more ability to be alert and attentive. Your main focus when using this session should be to allow your body to become as relaxed as possible while maintaining your alertness. Use your breathing exercises to help you do that.
21 Creativity Enhancement Learning 20:00 This session sweeps through a series of frequencies to help stimulate your thought processes. Use it frequently for maximum benefit. Try this one for several days in a row for help with problem solving. Try not to push for a solution: try to allow one to come on its own. Sometimes letting go is the best method.
22 Visualization Learning 20:00 Use this when you feel tired and want a session that moves through a series of frequencies for stimulation and visualization. If you are a visual person, you will see all kinds of kaleidoscopic imagery. The session is quite enjoyable with very pleasant after-effects.
23 MindLab Learn 15 Learning 15:00 (P23 15min) Various length sessions to ease absorption of new information and concepts and to improve memorization. Can be used before, during (without glasses) and after study sessions.
24 MindLab Learn 25 Learning 25:00 (P24 25min)
25 MindLab Learn 35 Learning 35:00 (P25 35min)
26 MindLab Learn 45 Learning 45:00 (P26 45min)
27 MindLab Learn 60 Learning 60:00 (P27 60min)
28 Mind Body Awareness Well-Being 25:00 There is a direct connection between health of the mind and the body. It is difficult to have a relaxed mind while your body feels tense. Alternatively, it is difficult to allow your body to relax if your mind is overactive or you are filled with emotional anxiety. This session is best used with a recorded program designed for relaxation of your body and mind. If no tape is available, do a body awareness exercise of going through each muscle group and becoming aware of tight spots. Work to release and relax your entire body over this 25 minute session. Use it often if this is your main area of concern. Pay attention to your body and notice if you find it becoming looser as the weeks progress.
29 Afternoon Break Well-Being 22:00 Mix this session with some gentle, soothing music or nature sounds to reduce the tensions caused by your daily life. The session is long enough to help you to become deeply refreshed, but not so long as to cut too heavily into your other daily responsibilities. One of the most difficult problems to overcome is making the time each day to use the unit in a meaningful way. If you find this to be the case try any of the 15-25 minute sessions and commit yourself to using them. If you can spare a few extra minutes you may find this session becomes one of your favorites.
30 Deep Relaxation Well-Being 25:00 Try this session first if you are really sensitive or just starting out on the machine. This is one of the gentlest sessions in the unit. Just sit back and allow yourself to gently settle in.
31 Goodnight Well-Being 18:00 This is a great session to use at the end of your day. Lie down, and set the lights at a low level. It is fairly short because we do not want you to fall asleep while still wearing the glasses and headphones.
32 Release the Day Well-Being 25:00 Use this with the lights set to a low to moderate setting. This is an end of the day session for calming and internal balance. It is best used when you have planned no more social interaction for the remainder of the evening, including TV Perhaps after using it you will want to read a book for a while or just go directly to sleep.
33 MindLab Visualize 15 Well-Being 15:00 (P33 15min) Use this when you feel tired and want a session that moves through a series of frequencies for stimulation and visualization. If you are a visual person,you will see all kinds o kaleidoscopic imagery.P33 & P34 are similar except that P34 does not vary brightness levels and there is no sound modulation. P35 & P36 are similar except that P36 does not vary brightness levels and there is no sound modulation. P37 is the longest and gentlest of these visualization sessions. Each cycle is repeated fifteen (15) times. The chart shown is the basic cycle for P37.
34 MindLab Visualize 25 Well-Being 25:00 (P34 25min)
35 MindLab Visualize 35 Well-Being 35:00 (P35 35min)
36 MindLab Visualize 45 Well-Being 45:00 (P36 45min)
37 MindLab Visualize 60 Well-Being 60:00 (P37 60min)
38 MindLab Energize 15 Well-Being 15:00 (P38 15min) These sessions sweep through Alpha frequencies and touch the lower Beta frequencies. Use these sessions to calm your mind without relaxing too much. P42 (60min) varies the program by adding 18Hz peaks and alternates them with the 14Hz peaks. Chart shown is P41 (45min).
39 MindLab Energize 25 Well-Being 25:00 (P39 25min)
40 MindLab Energize 35 Well-Being 35:00 (P40 35min)
41 MindLab Energize 45 Well-Being 45:00 (P41 45min)
42 MindLab Energize 60 Well-Being 60:00 (P42 60min)
43 MindLab Sleep 15 Well-Being 15:00 (P43 15min) Use these sessions to fall asleep. They do not “rise” at the end to wake you up so use them when you want to fall asleep and stay asleep.
44 MindLab Sleep 25 Well-Being 25:00 (P44 25min)
45 MindLab Sleep 35 Well-Being 35:00 (P45 35min)
46 MindLab Sleep 45 Well-Being 45:00 (P46 45min)
47 MindLab Sleep 60 Well-Being 60:00 (P47 60min)
48 Pure Entertainment Entertainment 16:00 (P48 16min) (P49 9min) Two “light show” sessions. P48 is the longer of the two and really shows off how complex a Proteus session can be. P48 moves through 113 segments (changes) in just 16 minutes!
49 Pyrotechnics Entertainment 9:00 P49 is shorter (time) and does not vary the audio frequency. P49 moves through 76 segments in just 9 minutes! The visualizations produced by these sessions are unbelievable! Use these sessions to entertain and massage your brain!



The most recent Proteus software editor. It’s compatible with XP/Vista/Windows 7, x86 or x64 – Oct 10, 2006.

Updated on February 2, 2014 ( ZIP , 2,194 KB)
Proteus Editor 2.51


This OS has been updated so that if you are running the Proteus with the display off, when the session ends, the display will remain off until a switch is pressed or the unit auto-shuts-off (after 5 minutes). – Jan 2012
Proteus OS 3.2

Updated on February 2, 2014 ( ZIP , 14 KB)

This driver is for the Proteus USB, the ThoughtStream USB and the “Rev3″ Procyon with the 3.5mm TRRS GanzFrame connector. (Looks like a headphone jack). It’s compatible with XP/Vista/Windows 7/8, x86 or x64. This driver is NOT for Procyons purchased before Dec 2010 that have the rectangular GanzFrame connector (i.e. Rev1 or Rev2 Procyons)

Updated on March 6, 2017 ( ZIP , 3,748 KB)

Proteus/TS/Procyon Driver Windows v6.7


Tutorial on how to use the Proteus and Proteus Editor
Proteus Tutorials


Original versions of the Proteus session as shipped from the factory. These are also the sessions that are loaded when you use the Restore Factory Sessions command in the Proteus editor. They provide a nice base set for using the Proteus while allowing enough extra memory for custom sessions.
Proteus Simple Sessions
These are the factory sessions that come with the Proteus in the USR bank. They are designed to be used when the Proteus is being controlled by the Thoughtstream. Please see the Thoughtstream/Proteus Interfacing documentation on the Proteus support page for details.

Thoughtstream-Enabled Proteus Sessions
These are the revised (Oct 2006) versions of the Proteus sessions, same length and frequency as the originals but with many additional ramps plus additional audio effects. NOTE: Installing these will consume most of the available internal memory. Includes installation instructions
Proteus Complex Sessions
A pdf file that describes each session and shows a graphic representing the ramp of the frequencies. User contributed.
Proteus Session Descriptions
A simpler pdf document with a table showing the category, time, name, hz, and target brainwave for each session.
Proteus Session Chart
A visual mindmap of Proteus sessions organized by category. User contributed.
Proteus Session Mindmap