The Science Behind Brainwave Entrainment

BRAINWAVE ENTRAINMENT: HOW IT WORKS

12375949 - brainwave, human head with brain and wve linesScience and research reveal that our brains work on frequencies. Our natural alert waking frequency is Beta in the 16-30 Hz range.  Studies show that deep meditation occurs between alpha and theta (7-8 Hz).  The aim of this system is to train the brain to go down to that ideal meditation frequency.  With traditional methods, beginners find it hard to enter and maintain the meditative state.  Our system with Brainwave entrainment guides the brain to the best frequency for meditation.  No user action required (aside from listening) – more meditation in less time.

On completion of the ten levels in this system, you will be able to get as much out of a meditation session as an experienced Zen monk, but in less time!

Brainwave Entrainment

The core of the meditation system is Brainwave Entrainment. This technology guides the brain frequency to a desired state using subtle beats and tones integrated into the recordings. You will notice distinct beats in the background of all of the tracks along with other subtle tones and effects. The overall effect is very powerful and enables our meditation system to offer a real and meaningful meditative experience.  Particular mental states may have a direct association with specific brainwave frequencies. For this reason, Brainwave Entrainment is useful for entering a meditative state.

Plenty of benefits may be had by using Brainwave Entrainment alone.  The bonus sessions available with the “complete” membership include sessions with health and focus benefits.  For example – Creative Focus, Healthy Blood Pressure & super learning.  These sessions employ protocols targeting specific brainwave frequencies.

For quite a while the benefits available from meditation have been the talk of the town. But is it just hype? Health benefits for the latest superfood or exercise fad often get blown out of proportion on the Internet. With meditation, there is plenty good research to back up the claims:

Meditation Health Benefits

Health BenefitsResearch Link
Improved immune function<a href="http://journals.lww.com/psychosomaticmedicine/Abstract/2003/07000/Alterations_in_Brain_and_Immune_Function_Produced.14.aspx" target="_blank">Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness Meditation</a> <p>Davidson, Richard J. PhD; Kabat‐Zinn, Jon PhD; Schumacher, Jessica MS; Rosenkranz, Melissa BA; Muller, Daniel MD, PhD; Santorelli, Saki F. EdD; Urbanowski, Ferris MA; Harrington, Anne PhD; Bonus, Katherine MA; Sheridan, John F. PhD</p>
Pain reduction<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3090218/" target="_blank">Brain Mechanisms Supporting Modulation of Pain by Mindfulness Meditation</a><p> F. Zeidan, K.T. Martucci, R.A. Kraft, N.S. Gordon, J.G. McHaffie, and R.C. Coghill</p>
Celluar level inflamation<a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159112004758">A comparison of mindfulness-based stress reduction and an active control in modulation of neurogenic inflammation</a> <p>Melissa A. Rosenkranz ,Richard J. Davidson,Donal G. MacCoon, John F. Sheridan, Ned H. Kalin, Antoine Lutz</p>
Happiness BenefitsResearch Link
Boost positive emotions<a href="http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2008-14857-004" target="_blank">Open hearts build lives: Positive emotions, induced through loving-kindness meditation, build consequential personal resources</a><p>Fredrickson, Barbara L.; Cohn, Michael A.; Coffey, Kimberly A.; Pek, Jolynn; Finkel, Sandra M.</p><p>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 95(5), Nov 2008, 1045-1062</p>
Decrease depression<a href="http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/B:COTR.0000045557.15923.96" target="_blank">The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Cognitive Processes and Affect in Patients with Past Depression</a><p>Wiveka Ramel, Philippe R. Goldin, Paula E. Carmona, John R. McQuaid</p>
Decrease anxiety<a href="http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2006.12.817" target="_blank">Systematic Review of the Efficacy of Meditation Techniques as Treatments for Medical Illness</a><p>Albert J. Arias, Karen Steinberg, Alok Banga, and Robert L. Trestman.</p><p>The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. October 2006<p>
Decrease stress<a href="http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/str/12/2/164/" target="_blank">Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Health Care Professionals: Results From a Randomized Trial</a><p>Shapiro, Shauna L.; Astin, John A.; Bishop, Scott R.; Cordova, Matthew</p><p>International Journal of Stress Management, Vol 12(2), May 2005, 164-176</p>
Social BenefitsResearch Link
Improve emotional intelligence<a href="http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/emo/8/5/720/" target="_blank">Loving-kindness meditation increases social connectedness.</a> <p>Hutcherson, Cendri A.; Seppala, Emma M.; Gross, James J.</p> <p>Emotion, Vol 8(5), Oct 2008, 720-724.</p>
Improve compassion<a href="http://ccare.stanford.edu/article/enhancing-compassion-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-compassion-cultivation-training/" target="_blank">Enhancing Compassion: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Compassion Cultivation Training Program</a> <p>Hooria Jazzier, Geshe Thupten Jinpa, Kelly McGonigal, Erika L. Rosenberg, Joel Finkelstein, Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Margaret Cullen, James R. Doty, James J. Gross, Philippe R. Goldin</p>
Decrease loneliness<a href="http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0889159112001894?via=sd" target="_blank">Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training reduces loneliness and pro-inflammatory gene expression in older adults: A small randomized controlled trial</a><p>Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Volume 26, Issue 7, Pages 1095-1101</p>
Self Control BenefitsResearch Link
Anger management<a href="http://ccare.stanford.edu/article/jazaieri-h-mcgonigal-k-jinpa-t-doty-j-r-gross-j-j-golden-p-r-2013-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-compassion-cultivation-training-effects-on-mindfulness-affect-and-emotion/" target="_blank">A randomized controlled trial of compassion cultivation training: Effects on mindfulness, affect, and emotion regulation</a> <p>Hooria Jazaieri, Kelly McGonigal, Thupten Jinpa, James R. Doty, James J. Gross, Philippe R. Goldin</p>
Develop introspection<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21058842" target="_blank">Coherence between emotional experience and physiology: does body awareness training have an impact?</a> <p>Sze JA1, Gyurak A, Yuan JW, Levenson RW.</p>
Productivity BenefitsResearch Links
Increase focus and attention<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21058842" target="_blank">Mindfulness meditation improves cognition: Evidence of brief mental training</a> <p>Fadel Zeidan, Susan K. Johnson, Bruce J. Diamond, Zhanna David, Paula Goolkasian</p>
Improve multitasking<a href="http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1979862" target="_blank">Initial results from a study of the effects of meditation on multitasking performance</a> <p>Authors: David M. Levy, Jacob O. Wobbrock, Alfred W. Kaszniak, Marilyn Ostergren</p>
Brain BenefitsResearch Links
Increase grey-matter<a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811909000044" target="_blank">The underlying anatomical correlates of long-term meditation: Larger hippocampal and frontal volumes of gray matter</a> <p>Eileen Luders, Arthur W. Toga, Natasha Lepore, Christian Gaser</p>

 

 

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