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Can you really lose weight easily and keep it off while staying healthy, enjoying your food, and not going hungry? If you’re one of the many people who have tried diet after diet, only to end up fatter than you were to begin with, this might sound like a pipe dream. But it’s actually quite easy to achieve, if you go about it in the right way.
We’ll look at how you can lose weight and keep it off without going hungry or subjecting yourself to yet another diet a bit later in the article. But first of all, let’s take a brief look at why most people don’t manage to reach their weight loss goals, so you know the mistakes to avoid.
You may already know that about 95% of dieters fail to keep off the weight they lose – and the multi-billion dollar diet industry makes a very handsome profit from their failure. Why is this?
Well, there are various reasons why diets don’t work. Here are the most common:
People choose unsustainable diets – yes, living on boiled eggs and cabbage for a week or two will make you lose weight, but it’s obvious that nobody’s going to be able to eat that way for very long (nor would it be healthy to try). This is an extreme example, but many more mainstream diets fall into this category too – they’re simply too restrictive and unenjoyable to keep up for long, so the weight goes back on as soon as the dieter resumes normal eating patterns. In order to keep the weight off, you need to find a way of eating that you can sustain for life.
People don’t exercise – you can lose weight without exercising, but exercise makes it much easier to burn fat and keep it off, both by increasing the number of calories you use, and by creating lean muscle tissue, which in itself uses more calories even when you’re at rest. It also makes you feel happier and more energetic, decreasing the risk of overeating. For long term weight loss, exercise is pretty much essential, unless you want to spend your whole life watching every mouthful you eat.
People are malnourished – it might sound odd, since we tend to associated malnutrition with starvation, but it’s possible to be overweight and lacking in essential nutrients. If someone lives on the junk food that is unfortunately regarded as the ‘normal’ diet in this society, it’s very easy to take in too many calories yet still be lacking in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. The body will then crave more food in an effort to get what it needs, leading to even more calories being eaten – and so the weight just piles on. It is practically impossible to lose weight, keep it off and remain healthy without making a switch to a more natural, unprocessed diet of nourishing foods.
People have psychological issues around food, weight and body image – although full blown eating disorders are not the norm, very large numbers of people still suffer from some type of ‘food issues’. Some may overeat in an effort to compensate for stress or to avoid facing up to other problems in their lives, or may subconsciously sabotage their weight loss efforts because they have limiting beliefs about their ability or right to be lean and healthy.
So, it’s now obvious that to lose weight healthily and remain slim, it’s important to make long term changes, and to eat a healthy diet that you can sustain for life, as well as taking some exercise and addressing any issues you may have that are causing you to sabotage your own progress.
This can be easier said than done however – its one thing to know what you should do, and other to actually put it into practice. Why is this? It’s because there is one other factor that influences all these other steps, and which is central to the success of any weight loss plan, and that factor is your mind. If your mind is working against you, you won’t succeed.
Many people find themselves resisting a healthy balanced diet. They resist taking exercise. And they resist changing or even recognizing their dysfunctional attitudes and behaviors around food. And so, they don’t lose weight. Does that sound like you at all?
Usually this resistance isn’t conscious. Rather it is the result of old ingrained patterns and beliefs that lurk in the subconscious mind, and destroy even the best intentions you may have to get thin. In order to move past all this and finally get yourself to take the actions you need, it’s vital to change this limiting mindset. But how do you do that?
While there are many ways to go about changing old beliefs and allow yourself to lose weight (such as therapy, hypnosis etc), one of the easiest, least expensive and most effective is to use brainwave entrainment.
Simply put, brainwave entrainment involves exposing the brain to a rhythmic stimulus of a frequency that is similar to the brain’s own natural frequency range. Sound or light pulses are often used, or a combination of the two. The brain has a natural tendency (known as the ‘frequency following response’) to synchronize with, or ‘entrain’ to the external rhythm.
Since brainwaves of specific frequency ranges are associated with particular states of consciousness, using brainwave entrainment may help you to access different states of consciousness relatively easily, by changing the frequency of the stimulus.
Sound recordings are a popular and effective way to use brainwave synchronization at home. They fall into three categories: binaural beats, monaural beats, and isochronic tones. These all work slightly differently but all cause the brain to entrain to the frequencies that have been specially embedded in the recording. Although all are very effective, many people prefer to use isochronic tones since these seem to work more efficiently. [Read more about how brainwave entrainment works and the differences between binaural, monaural and isochronic recordings.]
Brainwave entrainment recordings such as isochronic tones may help people to deal with the psychological issues that so often sabotage their weight loss efforts. By using a recording that is specially designed for the purpose, you can access those states of mind in which it is easy to focus on what is wanted, and to see yourself taking all the necessary actions, and allowing yourself to succeed.
By gaining access to your subconscious mind in this way, and bypassing the negative beliefs you may have, you can change your self-image and also benefit from the natural feelings of positivity and inspiration that are associated with these ‘deeper’ states. It will then become easier to follow through with a healthier lifestyle, as you won’t constantly be getting in your own way.
Imagine how much more enjoyable life will be when you’re not constantly battling against food cravings and you actually want to exercise regularly! Weight loss really can be effortless when your mind is working in harmony work with your body like this.
If you decide to use brain wave entrainment to help you lose weight for good, make sure you choose a high quality recording that you enjoy listening to. I really like the meditation recordings from The Meditation Club. They do also have a special weight loss section, although I haven’t used these myself. All recordings are fully guaranteed, and binaural, monaural and isochronic versions are available. You can also download some tracks for free.
Have you ever struggled to get to sleep? It’s incredibly frustrating to lie there feeling tired but awake as the night passes, knowing that you have to get up again in a few hours and are going to feel exhausted the next day. Everyone experiences the occasional sleepless night, but thanks to the demands of modern life, increasing numbers of people are suffering from ongoing problems with insomnia and other sleep disturbances, and their whole lives are affected for the worse.
If you’re one of the many who struggles to get enough sleep, what can you do about it?
Sleeping Pills – One option is to take sleeping pills, and this is often the first thing that many people try. They do work, but aren’t really effective over the long run. For one thing, they tend to create an unnatural sleep cycle, and can suppress REM (dreaming) sleep. This is a major problem, as REM-deprivation leads to physical and psychological problems over the long run.
Sleeping pills may also be habit forming and/or have adverse side effects. Herbal sleeping pills can be a less toxic option, but like their pharmaceutical counterparts, they don’t address the underlying reasons why you’re not sleeping well. So while sleeping pills can be OK for occasional use, they shouldn’t be seen as a permanent solution to sleep problems.
Relaxation Regimes – People who prefer to take a more holistic approach to sleep issues often like to use techniques such as yoga and meditation practice before bed. This is a great idea as it provides a natural solution that has positive effects on your entire life. The downside is that many of us simply don’t have the time to practice such techniques regularly – and if you miss a day here and there you might end up feeling even more stressed than before. It can also take quite a while before you begin to notice the positive effects, especially for those who have trouble quieting the mind or controlling their thoughts – and many people fall into this category.
So, if you don’t want to take drugs to sleep, and a meditation-type regime isn’t a practical option for you, what can you do? I recommend trying a brainwave entrainment recording for better sleep.
Simply put, brainwave entrainment involves exposing the brain to a rhythmic stimulus of a frequency that is close to the natural frequencies produced by the brain itself. Such stimuli are most often sound or light pulses, or a combination of the two. The brain has a natural tendency (known as the ‘frequency following response’) to synchronise with, or ‘entrain’ to the external rhythm. Since specific brainwave frequency ranges are associated with particular states of consciousness, by using brainwave entrainment you can more easily access different states of consciousness, by changing the frequency of the stimulus.
People who use brainwave synchronisation at home most often use sound recordings. These fall into three categories: binaural beats, monaural beats, and isochronic tones. These all work slightly differently but all cause the brain to entrain to the frequencies that have been specially embedded in the recording.
When falling asleep naturally, your brainwaves descend from the beta state (> 13Hz, and linked with alert waking consciousness) down through the alpha range (8 – 12 Hz), then into the theta band (4 – 8 Hz – dreaming sleep), and finally into the delta region (< 4 Hz) as you fall into deep sleep. By listening to a brainwave entrainment recording that incorporates these frequency patterns, your brain will be led to follow along, and you should find it easier to fall asleep naturally.
Unlike sleeping pills, brainwave entrainment is totally natural. And unlike normal relaxation regimes it doesn’t require a lot of time, effort, special clothing etc, and you can use it as needed – no need to listen every night if you don’t need to. Imagine how much better life will be when you wake up refreshed every morning after your sleep recording has helped you to get another great night’s rest!
There are many recordings available which claim to help you sleep well. Some of these work and others don’t. I recommend only using meditation recordings from a reputable source such as The Meditation Club, which fully guarantees all its products. Unlike most sites they also provide a choice of binaural beats, monaural beats and isochronic tones. I find their theta meditation recording very relaxing, although they do also do special tracks for insomnia (I haven’t tried these, so can’t really comment on them).
Stress is epidemic in modern society, and is associated with a variety of mental and physical ills, from strokes and heart attacks to depression and anxiety disorders. And of course it also affects millions of people who don’t develop symptoms severe enough to be diagnosed by a doctor, but who are nonetheless feeling miserable and not functioning as well as they could.
Maybe you’re one of them, and are looking for ways to reduce stress in your life, and relax more? If so, read on, because brainwave entrainment technology can help you.
First, let’s back up a bit and take a quick look at exactly what stress is, and why it’s so vital to learn to relax, and to make time to do it.
Stress is a biological response to perceived threats in the environment. This response may include the production of adrenalin, muscular tension, anxiety, raised heart rate, heightened senses and other reactions typical of the ‘fight or flight’ response. While this is a useful response if you’re in a genuinely dangerous situation, such as your ancestors might have been when living among wild animals or enemy tribes, it isn’t usually appropriate in modern life.
Today we are exposed more to psychological stressors than physical ones, but the body’s response stays the same. A tongue lashing from the boss or a debt collection call from the bank might make us want to run away or land a punch, but these reactions aren’t going help.
Yet we still feel the anxiety, the tension and the other negative effects of stress when exposed to these kinds of events. And our physical and mental health suffer – as noted, stress is linked to a variety of diseases, such as heart disease and strokes, and it makes life unpleasant on a day to day basis too.
So short of running away to live in the wilderness, what can you do?
The answer is firstly to eliminate stressors where possible. And secondly, to learn to deal more effectively with stress caused by the things you can’t control.
These strategies will vary between individuals, since nobody’s lives are the same. Perhaps you could look for a less demanding job, reduce some of your social commitments and responsibilities (and learn to say ‘no’ if necessary), or clean up your diet (caffeine in particular over-stimulates the adrenal glands, and reducing or eliminating caffeine-containing drinks like coffee can help a lot).
There may be some things in your life that cause stress that just can’t be changed right away. If that’s the case, you can learn to deal with them so they don’t affect you too badly. One of the best ways to do this is to learn to consciously relax, and to commit to setting time aside for relaxation every day.
This may sound easy, but it can be surprisingly difficult, especially in today’s world where there’s always pressure to be more productive, and an endless source of distractions that keep us from taking time to switch off and go within. Also, most people have never really been taught to relax deeply. Many don’t even feel rested after a night’s sleep, since tension can remain in the body and mind during sleep if it’s not deliberately released.
Some people turn to pills for help; this isn’t an ideal solution as drugs can be physically addictive and cause problems of their own. Others look for distractions in the form of TV, web surfing etc, or develop ‘feel good’ addictive behaviours such as overeating. Again, these don’t really help, and just cause more stress in the long run.
Meditation can be useful, as can relaxation disciplines such as yoga or self-hypnosis. But many people can’t seem to slow down their minds enough to benefit from these – thoughts of work, money worries, health issues and all their other problems keep sneaking in. So just how do you relax properly if you just can’t seem to let go? Fortunately, brainwave entrainment technologies such as isochronic tones can help even the jumpiest monkey-mind.
Brainwave entrainment (which is also known as brainwave synchronisation or brainwave stimulation) basically involves exposing the brain to light or sound pulses – or other rhythmic stimuli – of specific frequencies. The brain has a natural tendency to ‘entrain’ to or match these frequencies by producing brainwaves of a similar frequency.
Certain states of awareness are associated with specific frequencies – for example, the theta brainwave range (4 – 8 Hz) is linked with deep meditation, whereas the brain predominantly produces brainwaves in the beta range (< 13 Hz) in normal waking consciousness. Brainwave synchronisation helps you to efficiently enter your desired state of consciousness at will, without having to spend years learning to master difficult mind control techniques.
There are three main sound-based brainwave entrainment technologies: binaural beats, monaural beats and isochronic tones. They involve listening to a recording with sounds of certain frequencies (depending on your desired state of consciousness), and the brain will tend to entrain to these. These work differently (read more about the differences between binaural, monaural and isochronic recordings), but all are effective. However, many people find that isochronic tones are better than the other methods, as they tend to work more quickly, and unlike binaurals, they don’t need headphones.
By listening to a brainwave stimulation recording that uses the appropriate frequencies, you may be able to take a ‘short cut’ to a deeply relaxed state, in the sense that you won’t have to spend months learning to meditate or master complex relaxation routines. A good recording will take you step by step into progressively deeper frequencies, as you become more and more relaxed. As you listen, your body will respond by releasing tension, and your mind will finally quieten down as thoughts of your problems fade away. Regular use of the recording can help you to cope better with everyday life and reduce or avoid the problems caused by excess stress.
If you’re going to use brainwave entrainment for relaxation, it’s important to select a high quality recording. While there are lots to choose from online, not all are very good, and you don’t want to waste your time. I suggest checking out the relaxation binaural beats, monaural beats and isochronic tones from The Meditation Club, a highly reputable site which fully guarantees all their recordings. I’ve used their relaxation and general meditation recordings myself, with good results. You can also download some free samples to see what they’re like.
Health is the most valuable asset we possess. Without good health, material riches are less enjoyable, and even our closest relationships can suffer. So it makes good sense to do everything we can to take care of our bodies. Most people are aware of the importance of eating well and exercising.
Eating a diet based on natural wholefoods, avoiding pesticides and other additives, drinking plenty of pure water and not overeating can go a long way towards creating good health. So can taking regular exercise that gets our heart rate up, challenges our muscles and stretches our joints. Avoiding stress and taking the time to nurture our mental health is vital too, since the mind has a huge impact on the health of the body.
But do you know that doing these things may not be enough? What do you do when you’re eating well, but still wake up feeling ‘blah’? Or when you work out regularly, but still don’t feel like you’re really fit? There’s more to maintaining great health than just taking action-steps like eating well and exercising, as important as these are. The other factor that plays even more of an important role is your brain and mind, which can influence the effectiveness of the actions you take.
As well as taking steps to minimize stress, maintain a positive outlook and maximize your psychological wellbeing, it’s important to provide your body’s own self-healing and regeneration mechanisms with the optimal conditions in which to work. These mechanisms are most active during the night, in deep sleep – a state which is associated with the production of delta waves in the brain. Unfortunately many people don’t get enough sleep, or their sleep is disrupted, and not enough time is spent in the healing delta state. Others seem to sleep well, but still don’t feel 100%, despite their healthy lifestyles.
Brainwave entrainment technology can help, by giving you an easy means of spending more time in the delta state – a state which is only normally accessible when you’re asleep. By listening to specially designed recordings, you can trigger your brain to produce delta waves when you’re still awake – and your body may benefit.
Brainwave synchronisation works because of the brain’s natural tendency to align with (or entrain to) rhythms of certain frequencies. By listening to a sound recording that incorporates frequencies in the delta range (0 – 4 Hz), your brain will start to produce waves of similar frequencies, and you can change your state of consciousness easily. This is a great boon for those who don’t know how to meditate effectively, or who have trouble focusing or quieting the mind. The delta state is normally inaccessible during waking hours to all but the most advanced – but thanks to brainwave entrainment recordings, anyone can access it, and its benefits.*
There are three types of audio-based brainwave entrainment tools available – binaural beats, monaural beats and isochronic tones, all of which work well. Binaurals are the most well known, and work by introducing sounds of two frequencies via headphones, one in each ear. The brain processes the sounds and produces a tone with a frequency that is equal to the difference between the sounds it’s hearing. Monaurals and isochronics, in contrast, only feature a single sound, the frequency of which depends on the state of consciousness you’re trying to achieve. Neither need the use of headphones, although isochronic tones are the better choice for most people, since they work a little more effectively. They can be difficult to find though, as they’re not as well known as binaural beats.
So if you want to maximize your state of health, it might be worth giving brainwave entrainment a try. You might enjoy the ‘Health’ recordings from The Meditation Club – I use their meditation recordings a lot, and really like them. All tracks are available as binaurals, monaurals and isochronics, are fully guaranteed, and you can also download samples to try for free, with no obligation.
*Disclaimer – Please note that this information is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, and if you are ill you should always consult a medical professional and follow their recommendations. The use of brainwave entrainment technology is not intended to treat or cure any disease.
Want to be able to relieve pain and get ‘high’ at will – without using pharmaceuticals or illegal drugs? You can! Thanks to your brain’s own built-in chemical factory, you can produce substances that positively effect your body and mind even more powerfully than those you swallow in pill form – at no cost, and without any side effects or risk of addiction. Among the most important of these are endorphins.
Endorphins are opioid chemicals produced by the brain, most commonly in response to injury or stress. They are the body’s natural painkillers, and can also make you feel happy, excited and generally pretty good – in fact the name ‘endorphin’ literally means “a morphine-like substance originating from within the body”.*
So, what releases endorphins? As mentioned, they’re secreted when you injure yourself, although this isn’t something that most people would want to do intentionally! Fortunately there are less traumatic ways to do it. For one, exercise releases endorphins – the well known ‘runners high’ is an example of this, although other chemicals may be involved too (and it does take fairly prolonged and strenuous exercise to achieve this release). Endorphin release has also been reported to occur when eating, during flotation tank sessions, with the use of acupuncture, and even during pregnancy.
The above methods are all pretty natural – but the downside is that they’re not easily accessible to everyone, or aren’t healthy if overdone. However, there is another method of stimulating the release of endorphins that can be used by anyone, in the comfort of their own home, and that is with brainwave entrainment.
To put it simply, this refers to the tendency of the brain to synchronise – or entrain – with the frequency of certain stimuli, such as isochronic tones, binaural beats or monaural beats. How does this work? The brain’s electrical activity produces brainwaves, which can be measured using an EEG. Different brainwave frequencies are associated with different physical and mental states. For example, a person in deep meditation will produce brainwaves in the theta frequency band (4 – 8 Hz). By listening to brainwave entrainment recordings that are designed to trigger certain states, you can manipulate the frequency of your brainwaves easily, without having to spend years learning to meditate. This means you can reach just about any state of consciousness at will.
Endorphin release corresponds to specific brainwave patterns, and by using a recording that uses sounds of the appropriate frequencies to induce these patterns, you may trigger the release of endorphins at home, without having to run 10 miles or hire an acupuncturist. This is invaluable for anyone suffering from chronic pain (though of course you should see your doctor if you don’t know what’s causing it), who is trying to kick a harmful ‘feel good’ habit, like overeating, or who just wants to feel happier and more upbeat.
The Meditation Club offers Endorphin Release tracks, with a choice of binaural, monaural and isochronic recordings, all of which are fully guaranteed for eight weeks after purchase. I personally use their meditation recordings and a few other tracks, and have found this to be a good site to deal with.
Does telepathy really exist, and if so, can you learn to become telepathic? The answer to the first question is ‘yes’, and to the second ‘probably’. Read on to find out how!
Telepathy, as you probably know, is the ability to pick up on the thoughts of another, without any form of verbal communication, and to communicate your own thoughts to others, using only your mind. Telepathy works both at close range and over a distance, and is an example of a so-called ‘sixth sense’ that has been demonstrated by people around the world throughout history. Although only a minority of people seem to have the ability to communicate telepathically, it is most likely to be a latent power that we all have, if only we can learn to tap into and develop it.
Although telepathy has not been adequately explained by science (in fact many orthodox scientists don’t even recognize its existence!), it is likely that it is vibrational in nature. In the same way that radio waves are broadcast on specific frequencies, and can be picked up if you have the right radio receiving equipment, many believe that thoughts also have their characteristic frequencies, and may be picked up and decoded by those people who learn to activate their own internal ‘receiver’.
Regardless of its exact mechanism, telepathy does exist – a fact covertly recognized even by our governments, as evidenced by the MK Ultra project and other programs that have enlisted the help of telepathic psychics for military and other purposes.
But how do you develop your own telepathic abilities?
Various methods have been proposed to help people tap into their mind-reading powers, such as practicing with a partner. These all usually involve quieting the conscious mind, so you become more aware of the subtle messages that are being picked up ‘from the ether’, so to speak. So the fundamental key to becoming telepathic is to be able to control your own state of consciousness.
This may be achieved by meditation, self-hypnosis and similar means, but is actually often a difficult thing to achieve, since most people have little or no experience with controlling their own thoughts. As a result, they [we] live with a constantly chattering monkey-mind, that drowns out any subtle communications with the din of its own thoughts.
Does that mean you’ll have to spend years struggling to learn to meditate in order to become telepathic? Fortunately, the answer is no, thanks to brainwave entrainment technology (also known as brainwave synchronization).
To put it simply, brainwave entrainment involves exposing the brain to a rhythmic stimulus that has a frequency similar to the brain’s own natural frequency range. These stimuli are usually sound or light pulses, or a combination of the two. The brain has a natural tendency (known as the ‘frequency following response’) to synchronise with, or ‘entrain’ to the external rhythm, matching its frequency. Since particular states of consciousness are linked with the production of brainwaves of certain frequencies, by using brainwave entrainment you can more easily access different mental states, by changing the frequency of the stimulus.
Sound recordings are an easy an inexpensive way to practice brainwave entrainment at home. These recordings fall into three categories: binaural beats, monaural beats, and isochronic tones. They all work slightly differently, but all three cause the brain to entrain to the frequencies that have been specially embedded in the recording. Many people find isochronic tones to be the most effective method, thanks to their tendency to produce a more efficient entrainment effect.
It has been found that telepathic abilities are enhanced when the brain is predominantly in the alpha state ( 8 – 12 Hz). The alpha brain wave band is associated with relaxation, a quieter than usual mind, spiritual awareness and an increase in insights and ‘a-ha! moments’. By listening to a brainwave entrainment recording that is designed to help you access this state, you may become more open to receiving telepathic impressions more easily, and this ability will improve with regular practice.
If you decide to take advantage brainwave entrainment technology to boost your telepathic abilities, it’s important to use a high quality that you enjoy. I personally like this meditation recording. This site does also do a telepathy development track, but I can’t really comment on that, since I haven’t tried it. The recordings are fully guaranteed, and are available in binaural, monaural and isochronic formats – plus you can download free samples to see which type you prefer.
Many people feel like they’re going through life alone, and flying blind as it were, with no real idea what to do when they hit a rough patch. It doesn’t have to be like this however – did you know that there’s a reliable and infallible source of inner guidance available to everyone who cares to tune into it?
Some people refer to this inner wisdom as their spirit guide, and perceive it as something like a guardian angel or other non-physical entity that offers guidance from its broader perspective. Others experience the guidance as originating in their subconscious minds. Whatever the source, the existence and value of this inner wisdom is recognized by cultures around the world, and spirit guides were important figures in the myths of the Greeks and other ancient peoples.
A person who has tapped into this limitless source of advice and support no longer has to figure everything out from their limited human perspective. Instead they receive inspiration and insight that points out the best way ahead even in the most difficult situations. It goes without saying that having access to this kind of guidance makes life a whole lot easier, and is a great source of comfort and security for many.
If you want to get in touch with your own spirit guide, read on for more information about one of the easiest and most effective ways of doing do.
So, how do you start communicating with your spirit guide? Sometimes people receive messages in their dreams, or spontaneous insights as they go about their daily lives. While these occurrences are very valuable, it’s also good to be able to tune into your guidance at will, rather than passively waiting for it to surface.
While there are various specific methods you can use to this end, such as visualization or self-hypnosis, the key to all of these is to learn to quiet your mind and go within, so the voice of your guidance can be heard. This is necessary because all too often your guide’s subtle messages are drowned out by the racket of everyday thoughts, or blocked by the conscious mind. By quieting your thoughts, space is made for information from your spirit guide to surface and be heard.
However, this is easier said than done for many people. Most of us have never been taught anything about meditation or mind control – and as a result we live with a constant stream of thoughts and mental chatter. Those who do learn to meditate often find it takes many months or even years of practice before they start to achieve any kind of mastery over their own minds.
Does that mean it’ll be years before you can develop a reliable connection with your spirit guide? Fortunately, the answer is no, thanks to isochronic tones and other methods of brainwave entrainment, which can help you to get into the right mental state relatively quickly, without needing to become an expert meditator first.
In case you’re not already familiar with brainwave entrainment (which is also known as brainwave synchronization or brainwave stimulation), this is a simple yet powerful process that you can carry out at home with the aid of some inexpensive recordings.
Brainwave entrainment refers to the brain’s natural tendency to synchronize with (or entrain to) rhythmic stimuli – such as sounds – that oscillate at a similar rate to its natural frequency range. By exposing it to a suitable stimulus, the brain will match its frequency. Since brainwaves of different frequencies are associated with different mental states, brainwave synchronization can be used to access these varied states at will. In this way you can control your state of consciousness without having to spend years practicing mind control methods.
Brainwave entrainment recordings fall into three categories: binaural beats (the most well-known), monaural beats and isochronic tones. These methods work differently, but all are effective. Many people prefer isochronic tones, as they’ve been found to be more effective at entraining the brain quickly and easily. They also don’t require the use of headphones, unlike binaural beats. [Read more about how brainwave entrainment and how the various technologies work at Brainwave Entrainment And Isochronic Tones – How Do They Work?]
We noted earlier how you need to quiet your mind to become more receptive to messages from your spirit guide. In terms of brain states, this means entering a state where your brain is predominantly producing brainwaves in the theta band (4 – 8 Hz). This happens naturally in dreaming sleep, and meditators may also enter the theta region when awake. It is experienced as a kind of trance state, in which your thoughts slow down or stop, and you’re open to receiving insights from your subconscious mind.
However, thanks to brainwave entrainment you can now enter the theta brainwave state quite easily even if you don’t know how to meditate. By listening to a recording that is specially designed to help you access this part of your consciousness, you can more easily enter a trance, quiet your conscious mind, and be open to receiving guidance from within.
It’s important to use a high quality recording that you enjoy. Personally I really like the theta meditation recording from The Meditation Club (this site does also have a special spirit guide track, but I haven’t tried that myself). But all the recordings are guaranteed for eight weeks, so you can see what works for you.
These recordings are available in a choice of binaural, monaural and isochronic formats. You can also download some samples for free, to see which type you like best!
Shamans are known for their ability to enter altered states of consciousness at will, allowing them to access the non-physical world and communication with its spirit denizens. These ‘magical’ abilities are not restricted to shamans, but are natural human traits that lay dormant in most people. Although tribal shamans are traditionally chosen by a higher power, in recent decades there has been a surge of interest in shamanism, and many people would now like to explore ‘shaman consciousness’ and the spirit worlds for themselves.
If you’re one of the many who struggles to get enough sleep, what can you do about it?
Traditionally, shamans endured a long period of illness before assuming their role, and often initially achieved their altered states via various rituals, most of which were dangerous and/or unpleasant. These included wilderness journeys, the infliction of pain, fasting, dehydration and other activities that most people today would not wish to engage in.
Are these the only way to achieve shamanic consciousness? No – fortunately not! If you’re interested in exploring the world beyond the veil and awakening the same abilities that the old shamans enjoyed, you can do so without the risk and discomfort they endured, thanks to brainwave entrainment.
Also known as brainwave synchronisation, brainwave entrainment involves exposing the brain to a rhythmic stimulus such as a sound or light pulse, which has a frequency similar to the natural frequencies produced by the brain itself. Thanks to a natural phenomenon known as the ‘frequency following response’, the brain will then synchronise with, or ‘entrain’ to the external rhythm. Brainwaves of certain frequencies are associated with particular states of consciousness, so using brainwave entrainment can help you to access different states of consciousness relatively easily, by changing the frequency of the stimulus.
The most economical and easy to use brainwave synchronization method is sound recordings. The three main types are binaural beats, monaural beats, and isochronic tones. These work in slightly different ways, but all cause the brain to entrain to the frequencies that have been specially embedded in the recording. Although all three methods work well, many people prefer to use isochronic tones, as the rapid and distinct nature of the isochronic pulses seem to be easier for the brain to entrain to [Read more about how brainwave entrainment works, including the differences between binaural, monaural and isochronic recordings.]
Achieving a similar state of consciousness to that of shamans as they journey in the spirit worlds is relatively easy if you use a brainwave stimulation recording that includes the correct frequencies. Shamanic abilities such as astral travel and spirit awareness are associated with the production of theta brainwaves (in the 4 – 8 Hz range).
Theta waves are produced in dreaming sleep, but the theta state is also linked with the kind of deep trance state that normally takes a lot of training and practice to achieve while awake. Thanks to brainwave entrainment however, you can now access the theta state more easily while staying awake, but without the need to spend years learning to meditate or undertaking dangerous rituals as the old shamans did.
If you want to start exploring the exciting world of shaman consciousness for yourself, it’s important to use a high quality recording and to use it regularly. If you’re looking for a good meditation recording, I can recommend the theta meditation from The Meditation Club, as I use this regularly. This site also offers a ‘Shaman Consciousness’ track, although I don’t have personal experience with that one, so can’t offer an opinion. All their recordings are fully guaranteed for eight weeks however, and the site also offers free samples to try.
Just imagine living in a world where you’re not limited by your body and its physical senses. Instead of only being able to see what’s just around you, you can see and perceive things that are happening on the other side of the world – without using any special technology! This ability, where people use extra-sensory perception to gather information about distant events, is known as remote viewing. Although only a few people seem to be able to do it without any effort or training, remote viewing is likely to be a latent ability within us all, and as such can be learned.
You may be aware that remote viewing has been studied quite extensively by the US military and other government organizations around the world, in the hope that remote viewers might prove useful for gathering intelligence. These studies returned mixed results, in part because of flaws in the methodology, and also because in many cases the remote viewers did not succeed consistently. So, anyone looking to mainstream science for validation of the remote viewing phenomenon will have to wait for a while, especially as most scientists aren’t known for their open-mindedness towards paranormal phenomena.
However, the use of remote viewers and other psychics by law enforcement and other official and corporate agencies persists, simply because when they work, these abilities can be extremely useful. They also provide an exciting glimpse into the awesome potentials of human consciousness – potentials that exist within us all, if only we can learn to access them.
The reliability (or otherwise) of psychic abilities like remote viewing is often a source of disappointment for those seeking to develop their own powers. Perhaps you’ve already had glimpses of scenes ‘elsewhere’ that you later discovered to be accurate, and would like to be able to access that ability at will. Perhaps you’ve tried some of the various exercises that people suggest for learning remote viewing, but have been frustrated by your lack of progress. Or perhaps you’re completely new to remote viewing, but feel intuitively that there’s something to it, and that you can learn to do it too. Whatever your motivation, brainwave entrainment might be able to help.
Brainwave entrainment (also known as brainwave synchronization) basically involves exposing the brain to rhythmic stimuli (such as light or sound pulses) of specific frequencies. The aim is for the brain to produce brainwaves of a predominantly similar frequency – this happens because of the ‘frequency following response’, which is the brain’s natural tendency to ‘entrain’ to or match such stimuli.
Different mental states are associated with the production of brainwaves of specific frequencies – for example, the theta brainwave range (4 – 8 Hz) is linked with deep meditation and dreaming sleep, and the slower delta range (< 4 Hz) with deep sleep and cellular regeneration. Thanks to the frequency following response, brainwave synchronisation recordings can help you to access your desired state of consciousness at will, without having to spend years learning to master difficult meditation techniques. [Read more about how brainwave entrainment works]
There are three main sound-based brainwave entrainment technologies: binaural beats, monaural beats and isochronic tones. They all involve listening to a recording with sounds of certain frequencies (depending on your desired state of consciousness), to which the brain will tend to entrain. These work slightly differently (read more about the differences between binaural, monaural and isochronic recordings), but all can be very effective.
The remote viewing ability is most easily accessed when the brain is in a deep trance state, of the type associated with the theta and delta brainwave bands. It follows that listening to a recording that leads your brain into this state may increase the likelihood of a successful remote viewing experience. Although the delta and theta states are normally experienced when you’re asleep, with brainwave entrainment it’s possible to access them while you’re still awake.
Just imagine – you can learn to see objects and events anywhere in the world! Whether you want to learn remote viewing just for fun, or you want to develop your skills to the point where you can become a professional psychic, brainwave synchronisation is worth trying.
Isochronic tones are generally considered to be the most effective form of brainwave entrainment for most purposes, due to their clearly defined, fast pulses, which seem to be especially easy for the brain to come into sync with. Unlike binaural beats, they also don’t require the use of headphones. However, remote viewing requires the use of frequencies in the delta range, and many people find that the somewhat ‘jagged’ sound of isochronics (and to a lesser extent, monaural beats too) can be unpleasant or distracting in this range, reducing their effectiveness. Such people often prefer to use binaural beats for delta work. Ideally it’s best to try all three and see which you like best, but if you only want to use one method, this is something to bear in mind.
Whichever type you choose, a quality recording is a must. I personally really like the theta meditation track from The Unexplainable Store, and have achieved very deep trance states while using it. This site does also do a special recording for remote viewing, although I’ve not tried that one myself. But all their products are fully guaranteed for eight weeks, so it’s easy to try them out. They’re also available in binaural, monaural and isochronic formats, both as downloads and CDs, and free samples are available too.
The idea of reincarnation is a very old one, found in cultures around the world. Today many people are sure that they have lived before, and wish to know more about their past lives. As well as simple entertainment value, such knowledge can be of practical use too; you could gain more insight into your own current life, and having access to the memories of previous incarnations means having a vast storehouse of wisdom at your disposal.
Traditionally, people have used past life regression therapy in order to explore previous lives. This is a pretty involved process, with the need for a suitable therapist, and often a lot of time and money. Over the course of the therapy, memories might begin to emerge. However, past life therapy isn’t the best choice for everyone; depending on where you live it can be hard to find a therapist, and it could be too expensive, or too inconvenient in term of the amount of time required.
Fortunately, past life regression therapy isn’t the only course of action you can take. One much more convenient and economical alternative that you can try in order to access past life memories at home is brainwave entrainment recordings.
Brainwave entrainment involves exposing the brain to stimuli – such as sound or light pulses – of specific frequencies, in order to cause it to produce brainwaves of similar frequencies. This is known as the frequency following response. It is useful because different states of consciousness are associated with brainwaves of certain frequencies. For example, a state of deep trance meditation is linked with the production of brain waves in the theta band. By listening to a recording that contains sounds designed to trigger these frequencies, it is often easier to enter a theta state without learning to meditate or spending years practicing mind control techniques.
So, how can this help with recovering information about past lives? In order to successfully recover memories from the subconscious, you first need to access them, then you need to bring them to your conscious attention. In terms of brain frequencies, the theta brainwave band (4 -8 Hz) is associated with greater access to the subconscious mind. It is this range that predominates when you’re engaged in deep meditation or self-hypnosis, for example. So to give yourself the best chance of getting in touch with buried memories, you need a recording that helps you to reach the theta state.
However, you also need to secure the insights and memories that you recover – to bring them to full conscious recall. The alpha range (8 -12 Hz) is linked with a more alert state than theta, but is still very relaxed. In the alpha state you will be alert enough to process the memories and commit them to your conscious memory. So the brain synchronization recording you use should also take you into the alpha range. With practice you can learn to move proficiently from alpha to theta and back again, maximizing your chances of both uncovering and retaining your previously hidden memories.
While people can learn to access the alpha and theta states at will, using meditation, this typically takes a lot of time and effort. Brainwave recordings basically give you a shortcut to states that would normally take years of practice to master (though some practice will still be needed in most cases, as results may not be instant).
There are three commonly used sound-based brainwave entrainment technologies – binaural beats, monaural beats and isochronic tones. These work a bit differently, but produce generally similar results (read more about how binaurals, monaurals and isochronics work here). Many people have found that isochronic tones are the most effective method, as a result of the way the tones are widely spaced apart, making it easier for the brain to match them. Ideally it’s a good idea to experiment with all three types and see what works best for you, but if you only try one type of brainwave synchronization for past life regression, I recommend isochronic tones.
It’s important to use a good quality recording. I personally really like the meditation recordings from The Meditation Club (they also do a track specifically for past life regression, although I haven’t tried that so can’t really comment on it). However, all products on this site are guaranteed for eight weeks, so you can try them out with no worries. Remember that you must practice regularly to get the most from brainwave entrainment; although some people get instant results (and you may too), it doesn’t always happen that way, so some commitment is required.