What Is Access Bars - Research & Other Information

Published by Access Consciousness on March 17, 2018

The Access Bars® is a set of 32 points on the head which, when lightly touched, stimulate positive
change in the brain and defragment the electro-magnetic components of stress, thought and
emotions. This gentle, non-invasive technique works on releasing both physical and mental blocks
stored in the body and helps facilitate greater ease in all different areas of life. A session of Access
Bars® can help with the following: 

  • Greater mental clarity
  • Motivation
  • Significant increase in joy and happiness
  • Deeper relaxation
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Health and weight management
  • Stress and overwhelm
  • Migraines
  • Panic attacks
  • OCD

New Scientific Research

Scientific research by Dr. Terrie Hope PhD, DNM, CFMW published in the Journal of Energy
Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment in November 2017 has revealed the results of one 90
minute Access Bars session indicated a significant decrease in the severity of depression and

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.
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. 

For more information on this research and the full-published article in the Journal of Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 9(2), 26–38. November 2017 - doi:10.9769/EPJ.2017.9.2.TH go here:   Pilot Study.

To read the original blog from Access Consciousness, go here:  Effects-Access-Bars-Depression-Anxiety.

Further Research 

Research in 2015 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 similar effects on brain coherence where 85% of participants
indicated an increase in 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. 

You can find the official white paper of this research here:  Access-Bars-Research-2015.

To watch Dr. Fannin show what occurs in the brain during a Bars session click here:  YouTube.

More About Access Bars 

A Bars session usually lasts for 60 – 90 minutes and is a process you can undertake as a one-off,
monthly, weekly or daily experience. It is currently used in prisons, businesses and schools around
the world to facilitate greater health and wellbeing. The effects of Access Bars are individual to
each person and differ from session to session, however in addition to improved physical health,
recipients have reported greater intuitive awareness, more gratitude, kindness, peace and calm, and
easier communication. 

The first Access Bars session was facilitated by Gary Douglas of Access Consciousness® over 25
years ago. Since then, it has expanded beyond 173 countries and boasts more than 5,000 trained
Access Bars facilitators worldwide. Learn more at