Brain Wave Entrainment happens when brain waves are stimulated by outside influences like sound and/or light.
The word itself was made popular by the mind explorer Robert Monroe.
Since then these beats have become the most powerful tool for influencing the brain.
In a nutshell following two things happen to a brain when stimulated with binaural beats. (Click on the picture to enlarge it.)
After many trials and errors, Robert Monroe and his team of scientists eventually fine tuned the combination of binaural tones to the right mix so that every person listening ended up with synchronized brain.
Monroe called it the Hemispheric Synchronisation and named his newly found technology Hemi-Sync to later trademark it under its new name.
On this graphic you can see what his technology does to a brain:
On the picture above you see on the left a brain during a normal daily activity, like while you are reading these lines. Some areas in the brain are more active, while others are not.
On the right you see a synchronised brain from a person who is listening to Hemi Sync - resulting in a coherent brain wave pattern. This brainwave state is also called a Whole Brain State - the brain is synchronised.
A person can reach the whole brain state without outside stimualtion. But it takes a lot of experience. Research has shown that some monks who meditate for several hours every day, can reach this state naturally after 8 to 10 years of constant practice. These monks can perhaps maintain the whole brain state for about 10 minutes.
With Hemi-Sync you can reach this state usually within the first or second exercise and maintain it for the length of the recording.
Once the brain has learned the whole brain state, it can recreate it easier even without having to listen to Hemi-Sync. Listen to the FREE 3 minutes trial now.
In our normal wakeful state we tend to use our logic side of the brain - the left brain - more prominently. The impulses from our emotional side, the right hemisphere, we tend to overrule with logic and reason.
As you know, our brain and body are cross-wired. The right side of the brain controls the left side of our body and the left side of our brain the right side of the body.
Most people in the industrial nations are right handed today. That means our left brain is dominant. Do the Brain Test to see which one of your two hemispheres is dominant. We are becoming more aware of the need to balance the right and left side of the brain.
Through brain balancing you learn how to access the assets of your non-dominant brain and balance not only your brain, but your life. If you are more left brained, you will learn to access your intuition, emotion or creativity which are some of the attributes of the right hemisphere.
Or you will learn to enhance your logical thinking, learning capacity and problem solving by improving the left brain traits.
Check out the free meditation music samples. With wonderfully enchanting meditation music you will balance your brain and enter into a deep relaxed state, while learning to focus your whole brain.
We have identified five brain waves patterns which are related to consciousness state of a person. Brain waves are emitted by the brain all the time. Read more about brain waves by clicking on the picture.
On the picture left you see the different consciousness state related to the different brain waves.
If you would like to enter into a deep sleep you listen to music enhanced with binaural beats which will stimulate a deep delta state in your brain, helping you to reach that deep sleep.
On the other hand if you have to study for an exam, you need your brain to be super alert, able to learn and store the new data in your memory. Now you need binaural beats to stimulate your brain into alpha and beta waves.
In the Metamusic Samples (password required) of the SUBSCRIBERS ZONE you can try different stimulating music tracks. Learn how Binaural Beats work and listen to a free trial to understand what we are talking about.
You can achieve different states, like deep relaxation or laser-like focus with different Hemi-Sync music. It can alleviate pain or ADD/ADHD symptoms.
Many medical studies have shown that even surgery recovery and anaesthesia can be influenced positively with Hemi-Sync. Read here the personal account of a surgery patient and the report of the attending anaesthesiologist: Hemi-Sync and Surgery will open in a new window.
My first contact with Brain Wave Entrainment was a weeklong residential workshop called the Gateway Voyage, offered by the Monroe Institute. You can read my personal impressions of the workshop.
You can try Hemi Sync in a course, where you have an experienced facilitator guiding you through the exercises and the different consciousness levels. Monroe named these different consciousness levels Focus Levels.
If it is not possible for you to participate in a workshop then you can always start by listening to Hemi-Sync CDs in the comfort of your own home.
Check out also the CD Overview to find the right thing for you.
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