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Brainwave Entrainment: The Basics

 

Brainwave Entrainment – scientifically proven methods to alter your brainwaves
Brainwave entrainment is nothing more than allowing your mind to "learn" the sounds in which it is hearing from an auditory stimulus. In other words, your brain will recognize the same frequencies it resonates at and will begin to mimic these frequencies.

For example, the alpha waves cycle or resonate from about 8 to 12 hertz (cycles per second=hertz). When our brains hear these frequencies, it copies them. This process happens by the auditory cortex translating the audio information into electrical energy, which are brainwaves. Thus, we can alter our mental states within minutes using this proven technology.

There are various kinds of audio entrainment, however our sister company, A Light of Hope, focuses on Isochronic tones, which do NOT require headphones or special listening environments as many of our clients have used the "alert" or "focus" programs to aid in late night driving or rush hour traffic. Whereas Binaural beats, while still powerful, require the use of headphones for use as they play different signals in each ear where the brain creates the difference (please see our learning center for more info on this).

With the Isochronic tones, there sounds like a repeating beat or subtle machine gun tapping embedded in the music. This repetitive sound is the entrainment frequency which helps bring about the desired mind state. The average person may feel the auditory effects in as little as 6 minutes!

Using Brainwave Entrainment with Neurotherapy...
Brainwave entrainment can dramatically decrease the need for extended neurofeedback sessions as the sound frequencies "force" the brain out of any negative or energy draining ruts. For example, if one has ADD/ADHD, trouble focusing lies in the imbalance of two separate brainwave categories. Typically, there is too much Theta (inward thinking) and not enough Beta (mental processing), or a lack of the SMR brainwaves, which help calm the mind and body. Therefore, using brainwave entrainment before, during or after a session, one "loosens the brain" for Neurofeedback to be more powerful and lasting.

Brainwave entrainment regulates one's brainwaves by forcing the brain to work differently and more efficiently, yet misuse of these audio programs can lead to further brainwave dysregulation as well. Extreme use of any particular frequency can bring about more of an imbalance, which is why we create individualized programs for our clients that are based off of a qEEG assessment. Therefore, the programs we've created for you as one of our clients, coupled with the knowledge of when and where to use them throughout the day can provide the environment for success.

Please visit our qEEG Brain Mapping website to learn how the qEEG provides a starting point, and road map for which frequencies will be compatible with your brain and in specific areas that need adjusting. The Inner Rhythms' Company will then create an individualized Brainwave Entrainment program based on YOUR individual needs.

 

 

 

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