What is it?!
Brainwave entrainment is a process used to stimulate the brain into entering a specific state by using a pulsing light, sound or electromagnetic field. The pulses elicit the brain’s ‘frequency following’ response, encouraging the brainwaves to align to the frequency of a given beat.
This mechanism can be used to induce many brainwave states; such as a trance, enhanced focus, relaxation, meditation or sleep induction. The brainwave entrainment effectively pushes the entire brain into a certain state.
Brainwave entrainment works for almost everyone. It is a great way to lead your mind into states that you might usually have difficulty reaching, allowing you to experience what those states feel like.
There are a number of methods of Brainwave Entrainment using music. One such method is Monaural beats, but this can often interfere with the meditation music that is often used.
When we hear a sound, we locate the direction it is coming from by detecting the minute the tone differences between each of our ears. Our brainwaves begin to pulse (phase resonance) at the difference between the tones, and using this ‘phase difference’ we detect the direction of the sound.
Binaural beats ‘trick’ this direction finding system by playing a different tone in each ear; for example, if a 300Hz tone is played on one ear, and a 312Hz played in the other, your brainwaves will begin to resonate at the difference between the tones (12Hz, below normal hearing range).
While not quite as effective as monaural beats, binaurals aren’t as noticeable to the ear and improve the listening experience.
Because different tones are played to each ear, headphones are needed for it to be effective. Binaural beats played through loudspeakers become monaural beats. We also use headphones to eliminate external unwanted interference and provide a more immersive experience.
More information about the music we use can be found here https://enlightenedaudio.com/brainwave-entrainment-music-information
You’ll be wearing noise cancelling Bose headphones, connected to an audio deck that plays our specially developed Brainwave Entrainment music at a Theta frequency. Shradha is also connected to the sound mixer via a microphone, so the only sounds you should be hearing are the music and Shradha.
Sessions can be recorded and will be given to the patient on an mp3 player at the end of the session so they can repeat the session as often as they like. They can also be emailed or streamed on a mobile device.