Binaural Beats for Mental Health

Healing the Brain

Where do dysfunctional feelings and behaviors really comes from…. Everyone has a threshold for what they can handle coming at them from the world.

When that threshold is exceeded, we attempt to deal with being pushed over it with a variety of coping mechanisms, including anxiety, anger, depression, overwhelm, sadness, substance abuse, and many others.

strong brainThe main thing Holosync does is to provide a stimulus to the brain that pushes that threshold higher.

The human brain operates neuro-electrically.

Brain activity apppears as a series of micro-voltage firings between neurons (brain cells), or more precisely, through networks of neurons.

With the use of an electroencephalograph machine (EEG) these firings or pulses can be detected and measured.

Neuro-electrical Impulses

These neuro-electrical impulses are categorized in terms of a frequency range of four major brainwave patterns (Hz=Hertz=cycles per second).

  1. Beta (13-30+Hz) Beta is the state of normal, wakeful consciousness. As we are working, driving, talking, etc., we are likely in Beta. On the higher extremes, Beta is sometimes associated with anxiety, panic or stress.
  2. Alpha (8-12.9Hz) Alpha is a state of light relaxation. Not a sleep state, but usually reflective of a calm, focused mind. Alpha is sometimes called the “superlearning state” because the brain is more receptive and open to new information. Alpha is also considered ideal for creative brain storming. Most meditation happen in this state.
  3. Theta (4-7.9 Hz) Theta is a state of deep relaxation. Sometimes a sleep state, sometimes not, theta reflects a state of dreamlike awareness. Dreams and a deep, meditative state of consciousness are common characteristics of theta.
  4. Delta (0.1-3.9) Delta, the deepest of the brainwave patterns, is a state of deep sleep, or trance-like consciousness. Maintaining awareness into delta can result in opening access to the unconscious portion of our consciousness.

In the course of an average day, most of us spend some amount of time in all of these states of consciousness.

binaural beats diagramAs you go from the higher frequency beta pattern, down through alpha, through theta, and and into delta, the electrical fluctuations in the brain increase.

Coupled with the creation of these increased fluctuations in such a way that they occur in a synchronous manner throughout the brain as happens with binaural beats (such as Holosync) the brain is pushed to create new neural pathways, changing patterns of perception and information transfer in the brain, thereby creating new way of experiencing yourself and your world.

This same process happens in traditional meditation, which creates the same electric fluctuations through the process of focusing, whether on a mantra, the breath, a prayer, or some other point of focus.

However, with traditional methods, even after twenty years or more of practice, it is only possible to create fluctuations in the alpha and the theta range.

This is one of the reasons for the tremendous acceleration that binaural beats  participants experience through their use of binaural beats soundtracks for meditation.