Brainwave Entrainment (MP3 Meditation Club)

I'm Katrina. I've been a brainwave entrainment specialist since 2007. Between 2000 and 2007, I was a yoga coach, and in 2006 I started working with binaural beats and brainwave entrainment. I learned how to create brainwave tracks, and my mind was forever changed for the better. I became more focused, less confused and found my direction! We have spent thousands of dollars on research and developed thousands of brainwave tracks, after which we tested with the help of interested people. Our collection of products is the result of years of testing and improving.

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CHANGE YOUR BRAINWAVE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

Do you want to relieve stress? Get more out of relaxation? Enhance emotional control? Think sharper and enhance your memory and brain power? Improve your mood while rocketing your energy levels with less sleep? and more...

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What Is Brainwave Entrainment ?

Before We Talk About Brainwave Entrainment, Let's Talk About Brainwaves.

Brainwaves are made by coordinated electrical pulses from the collection of neurons that communicate with each other inside the brain. Brainwaves are detected by affixing sensors to the scalp, and they can be divided into sections by their specific functions. For example, deltas are slow and loud. Gammas are fast and subtle. Very simply, brainwaves can be thought of as musical notes. Low frequency waves are like a deep penetrating drum beat, and high frequency brainwaves are like a high-pitched flute. Brainwaves change according to what a person does and feels. In other words, when slower brainwaves dominate, people may feel tired and slow. And when the higher frequencies dominate, people may feel "wired" and (or) hyper-alert.

Brainwave entrainment is a procedure that causes a person's naturally occurring brainwave frequencies to fall in step with a periodic stimulus, for example, sound, vibrations or light, which then leads to the intended brain-state. The brain-state can be any one of the following: to induce a trance or dream, sleep or relaxation, or even to increase energy, but the choices go beyond these.

Brain entrainment

Brainwave entrainment can be caused just by listening to specially designed music (Isochronic Tones or Binaural Beats) or being exposed to flickering light. When referring to flickering light, we call this flicker-response because of its similarity to the effect when a person stares at a campfire or the flame of a candle because of how it can lull a person into a calm or peaceful state. In 1973, Gerard Oster wrote a lengthy article on this phenomenon, which was published in Scientific American. This article is still cited when experts refer to brainwave entrainment and the flicker response.

 

+ History of Brainwave Entrainment

In 1929, shortly after the discovery of the Alpha brainwave by Hans Berger, researchers found that the strength of the wave could be pushed beyond its natural frequency using flickering lights. Brainwave entrainment was first identified in 1934, although its effects had been noted centuries earlier, as early as 2 A.D. according to some sources. That's how we know that people have been enjoying its uses for hundreds of years.

Brainwave entrainment started in shamanistic societies in the form of drumbeats. In the 1930s and 40s, with the advent of EEG equipment and strobe lights, science became directly involved in manufacturing brainwave entrainment in the lab with machines. By the 1960s, entrainment became a tool instead of merely a phenomenon inside the brain. Bernard Margolis published an article that discussed the benefits of brainwave entrainment when used during dental procedures. He noted that when brain entrainment was used, less anesthesia was required, there was less gagging, less bleeding and patients had reduced anxiety.

Later, in the 1960s and 70s, when there was a growing interest in altered states (largely due to the drug culture) many artists wanted to get in on the growing trend of brainwave entrainment. In 1973, binaural beats, an offshoot of brainwave entrainment, were discovered. Combined with the development of isochronic tones, brainwave entrainment was used to treat psychological and physiological conditions.

 

+ Isochronic tones and Binaural Beats

Binaural beats, one of the elements of brainwave entrainment were first discovered as early as the 1800s. Dr. Vincent Giampapa, head of the Longevity Institute International and Past-President of the American Board of the Anti-Aging Medicine, tested the effect of audio brainwave entrainment on hormones. Dr. Giampapa discovered increased levels of melatonin (which helps people sleep) and DHEA, and decreased levels of cortisol, (the stress hormone). Binaural beats are sounds that influence the brain. Heinrich Wilhelm Dove discovered this effect in 1839, and since then, it has been used widely to help people relax, meditate, manage pain, reduce anxiety and inspire creativity.

Binaural beats are two slightly differently pitched frequencies, and each hits each ear independently. When this happens, the brain responds by creating a third tone to make up the difference between the two. Binaural tones have been tested and researched as part of brain entrainment technology. They have been scientifically proven to be effective, having a powerful effect on mental, physical and emotional health, and well-being. Isochronic tones are computer generated, rhythmically pulsed beats that safely, gently and effectively guide and entrain the brain to the most optimal brainwave frequencies.

In the 1980s, scientists continued researching entrainment for headache relief and general relaxation. In 1981, Arturo Manns published a study showing the effectiveness of isochronic tones as a means of audio-based brainwave entrainment. That same year, in the book MegaBrain, the authors described many more uses of entrainment, which included but are not limited to meditation and enhancing creativity. Studies in the 1990s explored the potential of using entrainment with ADD and learning disorders. The list keeps growing. More current research also shows that brainwave entrainment can help with chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic pain, Seasonal Affective Disorder, hypertension and a number of other disorders.

 

+ How Many Things Can Brainwave Entrainment Help?

There are more than 75 different brainwave entrainment subjects on the MP3 Meditation Club home page, and each one helps with a different problem. Some of the most common uses include helping to reduce stress, explore altered states, improve concentration and/or focus, increase energy, enhance creativity, yoga, promote sleep and/or gain deeper sleep, achieve calm, reach meditative states, effect mood and emotions, and improve sports performance.

With brain wave entrainment technology, changing brain wave states occurs instantaneously, and it is an effortless process. As mentioned earlier in this article, the periodic stimulus can be sound, vibration and/or light. Research shows that the best results come from blinking lights and when the person's eyelids are closed. The only time this becomes a problem and not a calming effect is when a person has been diagnosed with photo-induced epilepsy. This is because blinking lights can induce a seizure in this particular community.

 

+ How Do We Know Brainwave Entrainment Will Work?

Brainwave entrainment has a centuries long history and has been extensively researched.

Brainwave entrainment stimulates brainwaves through the use of carrier frequency tones inaudible to the naked ear, but it definitely registers with the brain. By repeatedly entraining the brain with these tones, the brain becomes conditioned to the frequencies and remembers how to activate brain states that correspond to peak performance states. So, in other words, the person can condition his or her brain to perform at their highest potential, which is called whole brain functioning. It is like muscle memory for the brain.

 

+ What Is Audio Brainwave Entrainment?

Audio recordings with headphones are the most popular and effective brainwave entrainment. When a person listens to brainwave entrainment, he or she often hears soundscapes, including rainfall, forest streams and singing bowls. The entrainment is created by inaudible frequency tones, or pulses, embedded in these sounds. The soothing sounds mask the actual carrier tones, the binaural beats and/or isochronic tones. They are two vibrating or oscillating systems. When they interact with each other, they synchronize, and this synchronization creates whole brain functioning and thereby an inner environment to produce and experience peak performance.

 

+ How Is Audio Brainwave Entrainment Used?

According to advice from the experts, to begin with, you should listen to the brainwave entrainment audios for 60 minutes a day. Once the brain has become entrained after 90 days, listen 20 minutes twice a day. Listening daily for a period of time exercises the brain. After a period of use, those areas of the brain that may have not been accessed before will perform at will. Regular routine use will give a person the best result. People should never listen while driving or working because even though you may think you won't be distracted you will.

 

+ When Can a Person Expect to Reap the Benefits?

The benefits of brain entrainment will be felt the very first time. Within days, people will feel the deep relaxation and reduced stress. People report being able to think more clearly, handle work better, and feel generally happy. People report feeling more connected to the environment, more grounded and at a peaceful state. Brain entrainment practice develops the left and right brain and gets them communicating with one another. This increases a person's physical, mental and emotional well-being.

 

+ Who Can Benefit From Brainwave Entrainment?

There are a few stipulations if a person wants to benefit from brainwave entrainment.

The person:

1) must be over 14;

2) must not have epilepsy;

3) must not wear a pacemaker; and

4) must not be pregnant.

Brainwave entrainment can be used as an excellent self-help and self-actualization method for anyone who needs to reduce stress in their lives. It’s good for someone who needs help focusing. Research shows that brainwave entrainment is an effective way to regain and maintain a positive attitude and overall feeling of general well-being.

 

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Most of my life I have had trouble remembering my dreams. Last night I listened to your binaural beat recording and my dream recollections are vivid. I definitely enjoyed an improved state of consciousness and for the first time in a long time, I dreamt in awesome color! Thanks - Joseph G

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