Ask A Healer Holistic Wellbeing Series
What is brain entrainment and could you benefit from a brain entrainment program?
by N J Howell
What are ELF Waves?
Our brain transmits bravewave activity all the time but the type of activity transmitted may change a lot, depending on what we are doing. When we are sleeping, the brainwave activity is far different than when we are mentally challenged by some task and wide awake, for example.
The different levels of brainwave activity include gamma, delta, theta, beta and alpha. You may have heard of alpha brainwaves or "the alpha state" as being associated with meditation. I am most aware of alpha brainwaves as I rise up from the sleeping world and just before entering an active, awake state. I love that aware alpha time in-between sleeping and waking!
Brain wave activity can be imitated and it has been found that listening to brain wave simulations at any of the known levels can help increase the abilities that are associated with those levels. Again, using the alpha state as an example, having a brain entrainment program that simulates alpha brain waves may actually help a person be able to meditate longer or more deeply.
Learn more about brain entrainment and the exciting programs for stimulating brain boosting activity. I really like that they offer 2 week trial downloads, so that you can actually try the programs before you buy them.
There is some interesting history on binaural beats on the site as well. Elements of entrainment have been successfully used to reduce the amount of anesthesia needed during surgery and other applications targeted relief of headsches and inducing a relaxed state quickly.
Health Disclaimer: If you have epilepsy, please check with your doctor before using a brain entrainment program, binaural beats program or any other program stimulating the brain.