Senior Mindset Coach at Samuel and Co Trading. While studying and practising many energy healing systems spanning 40 years (EFT, TAT, TCM, Yuen Method, NLP, Applied Kinesiology, Qigong etc). He gained qualifications in Massage, Reflexology, Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. His goal is to continue to help his clients experience freedom from life’s emotional trauma, stress, negativity, limiting beliefs and to holistically balance the Mind, Body and Spirit.
Hello and welcome back. Last week, I talked about hypnosis and how the brainwave frequencies change as you relax. In this article, I want to talk about Brainwave Entrainment and Binaural Beats.
Brainwave entrainment, also known as brainwave synchronization, is a method of stimulating the brain to produce certain types of brainwaves.
We know that electrical impulses, called frequencies are produced by the neurons firing in the brain which are measured in hertz (Hz). These frequencies are contained in a range that we label as Gamma (38+ Hz), Beta (12-38 Hz), Alpha (8-12 Hz), Theta (3-8 Hz) and Delta (0.5-3 Hz) waves. We know that ideally, we want to be in Theta level (3-8 Hz) to make long-lasting changes in the subconscious mind.
By using the Silence the Mind technique and the relaxation technique that I shared in the article on hypnosis, you can create a hypnotic trance. Both methods, when regularly practised, will lower the brain wave frequencies to reach Theta level. There is another method called Binaural Beats, that help ‘entrain’ the brain to slow down to reach just one specific wavelength or frequency. This method is called Brainwave Entrainment.
The binaural beats process is simple and requires the use of a CD and stereo headphones, where two separate audible, pulsating rhythms are sent to each ear. Pulses are sent because brain wave frequencies are too low to be audibly heard by the ear.
If a pulse of 400 Hz is sent to one ear and a pulse of 405 Hz is sent to the other ear, the brain recognises the difference between these two frequencies and will ‘entrain’ the brain to reach the difference being 5 Hz, or Theta level. The two different frequencies produce a pulse within the brain itself, known as a binaural beat, that brings the brainwaves of both hemispheres of the brain into synchronization.
Areas in which benefits have been experienced include; meditation, lucid dreaming, relaxation, sleep improvement, stress, reduced fatigue, relief from headaches, improved immune system function, improved focus, attention and improved mental performance.
Remember, you are intentionally changing the brain wave frequencies so always follow the operating instructions of the product.
Brainwave entrainment is not recommended for children, people who have a pacemaker, or if you have been diagnosed with epilepsy. It is also not recommended for women who are pregnant or think they could be pregnant.
I hope that these articles will inspire you to start practising these techniques and improve the quality of your life? As always, I hope you have enjoyed the input. I look forward to seeing any discussions and interaction from the community – more next week…