Thursday, July 5, 2007

What Is Brainwave Entrainment And How Does It Work?

Brainwave Entrainment is to your brain what exercise is to your body. Similar to physical exercise the influence of brainwave entrainment is not limited to the time spent listening to a given session. The process of brainwave entrainment is listening to binaural beat recordings which cause your brainwaves to move towards a specific frequency. After about 6 minutes of listening to a binaural beat recording, brainwave entrainment is established, and the brain of the listener is synchronized to the frequencies embedded in the noise.

Brainwave entrainment is very safe and effective but does not offer immediate results because the brain first needs to get better at giving a frequency-following response (FFR) and master phase-locking to external stimuli, so you need some patience, as with any kind of training. During brainwave entrainment you are taken through the naturally occurring brain wave patterns that you enter every day during each 24 hour period. You will experience from brainwave synchronization many of the same benefits as you receive from meditation without taking years to become proficient at it.

Increased awareness is an added benefit of Brainwave Entrainment. In the theta brainwave range it is helpful primarily to enhance creativity; for the acceptance of positive affirmations; and subliminal suggestions; and as an aid to visualization. Using sound in these ways, it is possible to make profound changes in brainwave patterns and states of consciousness. One is able to go to a place of pure peace and relaxation, and feel amazing when coming back. You can have improved sleep, relaxation and other health benefits.

Binaural beats have become very popular over the years, so much so that for many people the idea of "brainwave entrainment" is inseparable from them. Binaural beats occur with (small) frequency differences for left and right ear. They can easily be heard at frequencies below 30 Hz and can be relaxing or stimulating depending on the frequency. Binaural beats in the delta (1 to 4 Hz) and theta (4 to 8 Hz) ranges have been associated with reports of relaxed, meditative, and creative states and used as an aid to subconscious reprogramming as well as falling asleep. Binaural beats in the alpha frequencies (8 to 12 Hz) and beta frequencies (typically 16 to 24 Hz) have been associated with reports of increased concentration or alertness and improved memory. Brainwave synchronization (entrainment) may be achieved when audio signals of offset frequencies are introduced to the brain through headphones causing a response directly related to the frequency differences of the signals introduced, called binaural beats.

Successful mental reprogramming requires more than positive affirmations at the conscious level to change the reality that we have spent years creating for ourselves. To achieve quick and successful mental reprogramming, you must bypass your conscious mind's filter, and get the new programming info directly to your subconscious mind, which will accept the information in literal terms and act to manifest it into reality. A receptive mental state can be achieved with traditional meditation; however, this approach usually takes years of training and practice to become proficient enough for successful mental reprogramming. By targeting brainwave frequencies in the deep Theta range, a receptive mental state can be quickly and easily achieved, and successful mental reprogramming can occur.

Brainwave entrainment is a respected scientific principle with ample evidence to its effectiveness widely reported in well-regarded scientific papers. It is able to enhance our mental state because it actually makes the whole brain resonate at the same frequency. The relaxing effect of many forms of brainwave entrainment is widely known. Nobody is saying that you can beam thoughts into people's heads, or force them to feel something, but brainwave entrainment is a real phenomenon. What you really need to know is that brainwave entrainment is highly effective and easily fits it into your daily routine.

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1 comment:

iamjerry1 said...

I am glad to see that this one-of-a-kind "Virtual Light & Sound Machine" software is starting to catch-on. PLEASE SHARE IT WITH OTHERS, AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT ALTER IT OR CHARGE A FEE FOR IT. I first came across it, about two years ago. It took awhile to figure out how to get the DOS program to work within a Windows environment. Since the procedure was too complicated for most of my patients, I found a software programmer, who was able to create the batch program that is now available as a fully-functional shareware download, from my website.

I often use actual light & sound machines, within my office. Surprisingly, the "Virtual Light & Sound Machine" does offer a close approximation of the real deal. The software's relaxing phenomenon is purportedly attributable to "brainwave entrainment" through "audio-visual-stimulation." This program does not rely upon "binaural beats.

For more information on light & sound machine technology, I invite you to download my FREE ebook, "Meditation Enhancer," found here:

Here's a list of some good low-cost and no-cost hypnosis downloads:

Tucows offers an alternative download site for the VL&S Machine:

Jerry Solfanelli