The Science Behind Brainwave Entrainment

 

BRAINWAVE ENTRAINMENT: HOW IT WORKS

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Science and research reveal that our brains work on multiple frequencies. Our natural alert waking frequency is Beta in the 16-30 Hz range.  Studies show that successful deep meditation happens around the border line 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.  Using traditional meditation methods, it takes a while to enter the meditative state, especially for beginners.  The use of Brainwave Entrainment speeds up this deepening process and also helps to keep the meditator at the desired state for the entire session – 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!

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, but there are other subtle tones included in the background music 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 helpful for reaching desired mental states, such as meditation.

There are plenty of benefits to be had by just 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, but with meditation, there is plenty good research to back up the claims:

Meditation Health Benefits

Health BenefitsResearch Link
Improved immune functionAlterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness Meditation

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

Pain reductionBrain Mechanisms Supporting Modulation of Pain by Mindfulness Meditation

F. Zeidan, K.T. Martucci, R.A. Kraft, N.S. Gordon, J.G. McHaffie, and R.C. Coghill

Celluar level inflamationA comparison of mindfulness-based stress reduction and an active control in modulation of neurogenic inflammation

Melissa A. Rosenkranz ,Richard J. Davidson,Donal G. MacCoon, John F. Sheridan, Ned H. Kalin, Antoine Lutz

Happiness BenefitsResearch Link
Boost positive emotionsOpen hearts build lives: Positive emotions, induced through loving-kindness meditation, build consequential personal resources

Fredrickson, Barbara L.; Cohn, Michael A.; Coffey, Kimberly A.; Pek, Jolynn; Finkel, Sandra M.

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 95(5), Nov 2008, 1045-1062

Decrease depressionThe Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Cognitive Processes and Affect in Patients with Past Depression

Wiveka Ramel, Philippe R. Goldin, Paula E. Carmona, John R. McQuaid

Decrease anxietySystematic Review of the Efficacy of Meditation Techniques as Treatments for Medical Illness

Albert J. Arias, Karen Steinberg, Alok Banga, and Robert L. Trestman.

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. October 2006

Decrease stressMindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Health Care Professionals: Results From a Randomized Trial

Shapiro, Shauna L.; Astin, John A.; Bishop, Scott R.; Cordova, Matthew

International Journal of Stress Management, Vol 12(2), May 2005, 164-176

Social BenefitsResearch Link
Improve emotional intelligenceLoving-kindness meditation increases social connectedness.

Hutcherson, Cendri A.; Seppala, Emma M.; Gross, James J.

Emotion, Vol 8(5), Oct 2008, 720-724.

Improve compassionEnhancing Compassion: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Compassion Cultivation Training Program

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

Decrease lonelinessMindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training reduces loneliness and pro-inflammatory gene expression in older adults: A small randomized controlled trial

Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Volume 26, Issue 7, Pages 1095-1101

Self Control BenefitsResearch Link
Anger managementA randomized controlled trial of compassion cultivation training: Effects on mindfulness, affect, and emotion regulation

Hooria Jazaieri, Kelly McGonigal, Thupten Jinpa, James R. Doty, James J. Gross, Philippe R. Goldin

Develop introspectionCoherence between emotional experience and physiology: does body awareness training have an impact?

Sze JA1, Gyurak A, Yuan JW, Levenson RW.

Productivity BenefitsResearch Links
Increase focus and attentionMindfulness meditation improves cognition: Evidence of brief mental training

Fadel Zeidan, Susan K. Johnson, Bruce J. Diamond, Zhanna David, Paula Goolkasian

Improve multitaskingInitial results from a study of the effects of meditation on multitasking performance

Authors: David M. Levy, Jacob O. Wobbrock, Alfred W. Kaszniak, Marilyn Ostergren

Brain BenefitsResearch Links
Increase grey-matterThe underlying anatomical correlates of long-term meditation: Larger hippocampal and frontal volumes of gray matter

Eileen Luders, Arthur W. Toga, Natasha Lepore, Christian Gaser

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