Brainwave entrainment is not something new. Many people claim that it’s been used for hundreds, maybe even thousands of years. Monks and spiritualist have used chants and bells to invoke deeper prayer time and meditation for centuries. It is new as far as the way we use it today with technology.
It’s only recently, in the last hundred years or so, that we’ve been capable of tuning in to and reproducing certain frequencies with modern equipment. That doesn’t mean the frequencies weren’t always there, we just didn’t have the ability to pick up on them.
These new techniques use sound and frequency in the way of binaural beats, monaural beats and isochronic tones. Certain frequencies, beats and tones can stimulate many things. Some frequencies can annoy you, while another can stimulate you and still others can cause you to be relaxed.
If you’ve been into personal development for very long or studied the law of attraction, then you know that everything around you is in a state of vibration. Sound and frequency can change the vibration that radiates from your body. Have you ever noticed that certain songs make you feel good while others can make you feel depressed? This is due to the music changing the state of vibration you’re in at the time.
If you’re trying to create a more up beat and happy mood, you would listen to music that has that affect on you. Brainwave entrainment works in the same way, except the use of frequency is more prominent and focused.
Binaural beats use two separate tones which are closely related in frequency. One tone is played into one speaker or headphone and the other is played in the other side. This actually causes your brain to create a beat or pulse. It does this by combining the two tones.
Monaural beats, on the other hand, are produced in the ears. To hear the monaural beats, each tone must be the same amplitude.
Isochronic tones turn off and on very quickly and are tones which are evenly spaced. The intervals of these tones are perfectly timed. Thought patterns are changed due to the brain duplicating these frequencies.
Brainwave entrainment is used to induce different and specific brainwave patterns to bring about changes in thinking or to raise your vibration to a more suitable level, like creating a happy mood instead of a sad mood.
If you haven’t had any experience with this method, please remember that certain frequencies may not produce the results you desire. You need to find the ones that resonate with you and cause you to feel better, more relaxed or more excited, depending on what you’re trying to achieve at any given time.