Brainwave Entrainment

What is Brainwave Entrainment?


To better understand brainwave entrainment (BWE), it’s necessary to learn a bit about our brain and its brainwaves.

Our brain is an electro-chemical organ and as such, electromagnetic impulses and chemical substances regulate its functions. Endorphins, adrenaline and serotonin are some of those chemicals, but for the purpose of this article let’s concentrate in the electromagnetic impulses or brainwaves.

Our brain activity encompasses four different types of waves: Beta, Alpha, Delta and Theta, which in that order represent the range from the most to the least activity. Let’s explore them in more depth.

Beta Waves

They are present when the brain is actively engaged in a specific activity or set of activities. They occur when we are awake, at work, watching, talking, doing, studying, listening, touching, tasting, learning, and thinking. Mainly, our analytic, logical, left brain is at work. A teacher, a public speaker, a car racer, and a person engaged in an argument would all be in beta wave state. These waves are low in amplitude with ranges between 13 to 30 cycles per second. These are the fastest of the four brain waves.

Alpha Waves

These represent the opposite to beta waves. These happen when we are inactive, sluggish, calm, or not aroused. These waves are higher in amplitude with ranges between 8 and 12 cycles per second; thus, they are slower than beta waves. A person in a relaxed state, meditating, gazing at the horizon or taking a walk at the beach is in alpha state.

brainwavedimTheta Waves

These have much lower frequency and even greater amplitude with ranges between 4 and 7 cycles per second. Do you daydream often? Have you ever got into your car and drove to your destination without remembering what road you took? If so, you were in theta wave state.

You are very relaxed but you can become alert in a fraction of a second if necessary. For instance, if the car in front of you stops abruptly; you react accordingly going to beta wave state immediately.

In theta brain wave state, ideas and aha! moments seem to flow freely, without guilt, judgment or restrictions. This seems to take place when certain tasks become so automatic that our brain disengages from them to dedicate fully to creative and automatic thinking. Our artistic, imaginative right brain is activated when this happens.

Let’s say that you have spent countless hours trying to come up with the perfect solution for a problem to no avail. Then, out of nowhere a wonderful idea to resolve that situation pops into your mind while taking a shower. If this has happened to you, now you know that your theta brain waves were at work.

Delta Waves

These are of the greatest amplitude with ranges between 1 to 3 cycles per second. Their frequency is the slowest of all brain waves. Every night we go through the sequence of beta, alpha, theta and finally, delta wave state when we reach deep sleep. At this state our brain wave cycles are between 2 to 3 per second.

In healthy sleep patterns, our brain waves oscillate between delta and theta cycles all throughout the night. When delta waves increase above 4 cycles per second, we enter the theta wave state where REM (rapid eye movement) and active dreaming take place, only to slow down and fall to delta brain wave again after a few minutes.

The same process occurs in the morning, just in the opposite direction. We go from delta or theta into alpha and beta to become fully awake and ready to perform our daily tasks.

All four brain waves are present simultaneously in all human brains at all times; however, one of them becomes predominant at any specific moment according to the activity at hand.

There is a fifth type of brainwave called the Gamma Wave. Most researchers consider them a part of the Beta Waves which is why we don’t hear about these often. Gamma Waves are present when we experience acute perception, sharp focus and concentration, and while performing higher level cognitive activities in states of total consciousness. Thus, they have been linked to higher thinking and reasoning abilities. Their range is of 31 cycles and above per second.

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Brainwave Entrainment (or BWE) is a practice in which sound pulses are used to synchronize the brain waves into a desired frequency. It is based on a technology known as binaural beats.

In the brainwave entrainment practice, each brain hemisphere is targeted individually by sending different sounds through each ear utilizing stereo headphones. The brain responds by adjusting the sound between the two tones and synchronizing the two hemispheres naturally with the beat frequencies. Most of the time, this happens within a few minutes.

Let’s say that your right ear receives a sound at 410 Hz and the left one at 420 Hz. Your brain will balance the signal to the point that both hemispheres are operating in unison. In this example, your brain waves would oscillate at 10 Hz (the difference between 420 and 410 Hz) inducing the very relaxed state known as alpha, as explained above.

This state can also be achieved with hypnosis. In alpha state we are highly receptive to suggestions.

Also, it is possible to induce mixed brain waves of different frequencies by utilizing mixed binaural tones in BWE. This can produce quite unusual states such as out-of-body experiences, and other altered states of consciousness.

The Monroe Institute founded by Robert Monroe in the early 70’s, is a non-profit educational and research organization dedicated to the exploration of human consciousness and brainwave entrainment.

Hemi-Synch (short term for Hemispheric Synchronization) is a technology developed by Robert Monroe to synchronize the two hemispheres of the brain (BWE) with the intention to induce certain pre-determined effects.

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The BrainEv System is based on Monroe’s findings. It stimulates the creation of new neural pathways between the right and left hemispheres, balancing the brain which leads to a high-performance state that scientists call “whole brain functioning.” You can try brainwave entrainment by requesting a Free Demo at the BrainEv System website.

Years of research have concluded that by altering the human brain waves with sound beats utilizing BWE, brain activity can be changed which directly affects the emotional and mental states. Brainwave entrainment can be done with a definite purpose to improve, modify or adopt a specific behavior, and even heal an array of conditions.

For instance, people who suffer from insomnia can benefit by entraining their brain to the theta state. Children with attention deficit disorder and people that have difficulty with concentration can benefit from brainwave entrainment by synchronizing to their alpha state, a very receptive state for learning.

Brainwave Entrainment has also been used to alleviate allergies, improve memory and imagination, increase self-confidence and self-esteem, strengthen the immune system response, eliminate fears and phobias, and even to lower blood pressure, amongst many other conditions.

These are just some of the reasons why many consider Brainwave Entrainment as the ultimate self improvement tool.

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Self-Help or Self-Growth?

Understanding Personal Development Terminology

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Self-Help, Self-Growth, Self-Improvement, Personal Development… are these terms synonyms? If you have ever wondered about this, you are not alone; this is one of those questions that has no clear and cut answer.

While these terms are inter-related and inter-connected -and even used interchangeably- each refers to a specific area of the overall growth of an individual.

Looking at one’s self entails an honest evaluation of our personal attributes, attitudes, capacities, weaknesses and strengths, among other factors. The way in which a person feels, thinks and acts, stems from his/her understanding of himself/herself.

This is connected to a wide variety of factors –from genetic to environmental- that affect a person’s inward and outward disposition in life.

However, let us acknowledge that despite our individual circumstances and disposition, we all share something in common: Every person has the goal of projecting an image of success (whatever success entails for each one of us) which enables us to significantly contribute to a broader realm of life, outside of ourselves.

Searching for a well-meaning life is what drives a person to reinvent himself/herself in the light of so many personal development strategies. This is not only encouraging but gives purpose and meaning to one’s life. Some choose to self-help themselves to get better in one area. As they do, they experience self-improvement; and when several areas are improved upon, they go through self-growth.

There are several sociological and psychological theories that propel a person into a self-growth path. Yet, directing energies to systematically and substantially improve the self must start from within. Thus, the desire to learn is the #1 element which serves as a catalyst to initiate the self-growth of an individual.

Here is a good head start to help you understand the differences and similarities of these basic terms:

  • Self-help

    This is the act of learning a certain behavior and/or strategy with the intention to acquire a particular trait and/or habit. The purpose is to enhance a particular area of oneself. People who engage in methodologies to help themselves have the courage and will to improve by themselves and without the assistance of their external environment; hence the self part of “self-help.” They are also able to recognize the change within themselves which has an effect in their attitudeself-esteem and self-confidence. In this aspect, self-help happens “within” and you are the judge of your own changes as well as of the degree of such changes.
  • Self-improvement

    This is the aim and the ideal result of any self-help program; i.e. the achievement of a specific goal from a learned technique in a book or training.

    In his way, it springs from the desire to make something better and from having taken action on it. Moreover, your attained improvement can be perceived and noticed by other people; in the world “without.” Self-improvement encompasses the enhancement of oneself in one or more aspects of the self: psychologically, physically, emotionally, socially, mentally, spiritually, and financially – which reflects total well-being.

  • Self-Growth

    This refers to integrating all the life experiences, encompassing all that has been learned and gained, as well as the personal values and attributes of a person in order to achieve a well-rounded life. Spiritual Growth fits under this category as well.
  • Personal Development 

    This is the model that promotes a valuable and larger perspective of a person’s holistic endeavors; thus, you are developing yourself into a more complete individual. From self-help to self-improvement techniques and the evolution that comes from these experiences for self-growth, all incorporate sociological and psychological changes in the “self” and all of this falls under the umbrella of Personal Development.

To better illustrate such defined structure think of it this way: Personal development considers your goals from a comprehensive perspective; meaning that you will develop yourself into the person you want to become by learning either through self-help methodologies or as a part of a group with the intention to self-improve yourself.

Another definition could be: Personal development can be done with or without assistance and it is geared towards achieving self-improvement and overall self-growth.

Some areas of the self can be improved upon with self-help programs; however, some other areas may require the guidance of others, external to the self; i.e. teachers, coaches and mentors which can provide interactions that may be needed and/or important to achieve a more comprehensive self-growth experience. Of course, this depends on the area in which the person is seeking self-improvement and on the person himself/herself.

In general terms, self-help and self-improvement are essentially driven by the self, either going it alone or being guided/assisted by books, online courses and trainings, etc.

On the other hand, personal development tends to consider both, the experiences initiated by the self and the experiences gained from the interactions with others, resulting in a more comprehensive experience for self-growth.

A word of caution: Since empowering oneself relies mainly on a set of norms and principles where one is found to be biased with, some people will find the self-help experience incomplete. Thus, in seeking a more comprehensive self-growth, one must eventually expand the realm of personal development to include learning from and contributing to a community or society.

In other words, the power of the information learned in self-help books will only be valuable to the extent in which the knowledge acquired is shared with others and contributed to society. This is the essence of a well-rounded life.

Here is a real-life example of these terms combined:

Let’s say you want to learn public speaking. You attend an online class or read a book on how to do just that. This step was initiated by your desire to improve upon something, from the self.

This is the self-help aspect of your self-growth. As a result, you give better speeches to your audience. This is the self-improvement area that is noticed by others.

In doing so, you will have enhanced your personal development and as such, you will have added to your self-growth, and to the self-growth of those to whom you have delivered your speech to.

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Tools are for carpenters, mechanics and plumbers… Right?

Most of us correlate tools to trade professions. I mean, we don’t think of a spoon as a tool, but it actually is  a tool. Since the beginning of time, human beings have used a multitude of tools to carve, chisel, build, repair, create, and to make life easier, in general.

Every new challenge or specific need has led to the creation of a new device with the purpose to meet that challenge or need. For instance, during the Stone Age, simple stone and wood instruments were made primarily for cutting, such as the spears with stone tips used for hunting. Later on, bronze and iron were used for similar purposes during the Bronze Age and the Iron Age respectively.

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And we’ve come a long way since, haven’t we?

As technology evolves, new tools are being created constantly to meet our ever changing needs which can be quite sophisticated at times.

To fix a car you need power tools; to start your own vegetable garden you have to get some gardening tools; and to make a delicious pot roast you need cooking utensils and other kitchen gadgets.

It is no different with Personal Development.

We need tools to help us along the way so we can achieve our goals easier and faster. With this purpose in mind, we have gathered a variety of the best ones in today’s market for you to explore and use according to your purpose and needs.

Consider this site your own “Tool Box” were you’ll find a collection of programs, devices, software and ideas to help you develop a success mindset to manifest abundance, to awaken your creativity, to improve your memory, to increase your brain power, to strengthen your visualizations and to get better at affirmations, to name a few.

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