What is brainwave entrainment music?
Most of our Royalty Free Brainwave Entrainment Music uses an audio technology known as “binaural beats”. These binaural beats are used in such a way that they bring about desirable changes in brainwave activity, so as to induce a state of meditation and deep relaxation. When played with headphones, you may be able to hear the binaural beats as a subtle pulsing sound beneath the music.
While binaural beats are our primary technique for brainwave entrainment audio, we do use other brainwave entrainment techniques on occasion, such as isochronic tones, monaural beats and amplitude modulation. If these techniques have been used, you’ll find them mentioned in the written description of the audio productions that include them.
Binaural Beats or “binaural tones” are an auditory effect that is created in the brain when two tones of slightly different frequencies are played separately into each ear. This effect was discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove and is now commonly used with great effect to create audio technology that enhances relaxation.
Binaural beats cause the brain of the listener to adjust its dominant frequency to match the frequency of the binaural beat. This is what is known as the “frequency following response”.
Please note that brainwave entrainment music requires the use of headphones, so that each ear receives a specific frequency.
If played on an open stereo system, the music will sound vastly different and will not be as effective.
Do binaural beats work?
Absolutely. Binaural beats were first discovered over 150 years ago, and have been the subject of a great deal of technical exploration over the last 35 years in particular. Millions of people use binaural meditation to enhance their quality of life and to experience deep relaxation. In fact, binaural meditation technology is now used for more than just meditation. It is also used by a variety of practitioners and private users for improving self-confidence, stress relief, pain management, relaxation, improving and concentration and improving the quality of one’s sleep. If you would like to read an objective third party report on binaural beats, please refer to this Wikipedia article.
Uses and Effectiveness
Music that contains binaural beats is an appropriate choice whenever deep relaxation is your goal.
Here are some additional ways in which royalty free binaural music may be of use to you…
1. They make fantastic background tracks for guided relaxations to cure insomnia (delta frequencies recommended for this purpose).
2. Binaural music can be of great benefit to hypnotherapists who are working with clients who are particularly resistant to relaxation.
3. Binaural music can really enhance instructional guided meditations. If you are creating guided meditations for beginner, intermediate or advanced meditation, binaural music can help to guide your listeners mind into an appropriate state of meditation.
4. Binaural music can also be used for more esoteric spiritual meditations, especially those in which very deep states of relaxation are required.
What frequencies are used in our brainwave entrainment music?
Unless otherwise specified, the Royalty Free Brainwave Entrainment Music on this site is produced with three optional binaural beat frequencies:
1. Alpha. Contains a primary binaural beat of 9 or 10 Hertz (or a combination of the two).
2. Theta. Contains a primary binaural beat of 5 or 6 Hertz (or a combination of the two).
3. Delta. Contains a primary binaural beat of 1 or 2 Hertz (or a combination of the two).
This music encourages a state of alpha relaxation. The alpha state is a pleasant state of relaxed alertness. It’s a state that many people experience when they are waking up in the morning or when they are just beginning to drift off to sleep at night. While in a state of alpha relaxation, the mind is quite clear and receptive to information, learning is accelerated and one’s sense of creativity is enhanced. The mind is also very open to positive suggestions during this state.
This music encourages a state of theta relaxation. The theta state is a state of tremendous stress relief. The benefits associated with theta level relaxation include improved concentration, reduced hyperactivity and improved memory. While in a state of theta relaxation, one’s blood pressure, breathing and heart rate all slow to a much more restful and healthy level that promotes natural healing. During theta relaxation one may also experience vivid flashes of mental imagery as the mind opens to memories or subconscious information that is not available to the conscious mind during the normal waking state. The theta state is a very deep state of relaxation that is excellent for deep hypnosis and mental programming.
This music encourages a state of delta relaxation. Delta brainwaves are most prevalent during deep, dreamless sleep. The delta state is a mostly unconscious state that is essential to one’s physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing. People who are able to achieve a state of delta relaxation through meditation will sometimes describe spiritual encounters and out of body experiences. The delta state is perfect for inducing profound spiritual experiences, healing and deep subconscious repatterning. Delta frequency brainwave entrainment music is also a fantastic cure for insomnia.