Brainwave Entrainment Music

What is it?!

Brainwave entrainment is a process of stimulating the brain into entering a specific state 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. 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.

Dr Shradha Lakhani writing on a tablet during a hypnotherapy session

Binaural Beats

There are several methods of Brainwave Entrainment using music. One such method is Monaural beats, but this can interfere with the meditation music that is often used.

When we hear a sound, we locate its direction by detecting the minute 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 in one ear and a 312Hz tone is 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

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 given to the patient on an MP3 player at the end of the session so they can repeat it as often as they like. They are also emailed to be streamed or downloaded on any device.