Why an article about brainwave entrainment in a blog about freelance writing? Well, it’s a subject I know something about, both theoretically and from experience. There are good things and bad things about brainwave entrainment. The good things stem from the fact that it works. The bad things stem from the fact that few people really know about it and a lot of hucksters take advantage of that in order to make a lot of money. Here’s what everyone ought to know about brainwave entrainment.
What is Brainwave Entrainment?
Our brains operate at different electrical frequencies depending on what we’re doing or not doing. These frequencies have been identified as:
- Delta: deep, dreamless sleep
- Theta: light sleep, dreaming, deep relaxation
- Alpha: awake but relaxed — often associated with meditation
- Beta: wide awake
Brainwave entrainment is the process of “entraining” the brain to follow a frequency introduced externally by light or sound. This happens because of a neurological phenomenon called the frequency following response (FFR). There’s no mumbo-jumbo about this: it’s established scientific fact and if you use brainwave entrainment software, you can prove it to yourself.
The above is a bare-bones explanation of what brainwave entrainment is. For a far more in-depth look at it, read what they say about it at TransparentCorp: What is Brainwave Entrainment?
About Brainwave Entrainment Programs
Bill Harris has to be credited with popularizing brainwave entrainment with his Holosync program. His wasn’t the first, but he marketed it the best with his “Meditate deeper than a Zen monk” marketing campaign. Before Harris came on the scene, there was Hemisync; a program designed by a remarkable man named Robert Monroe.
Both Hemisync and Holosync were created before the digital age. Originally available as cassette tapes, they then were sold as CDs. Since then, it has become relatively easy to create brainwave entrainment audios and a host of imitators and innovators have created brainwave entrainment programs for everything from astral projection to spiritual enlightenment, but very few look at the full spectrum of possibilities and most of them make grandiose claims about what their brand of brainwave entrainment can do for you.
In my opinion, TransparentCorp stands head and shoulders above all the others for 2 important reasons:
- They educate you about brainwave entrainment.
- They offer a full spectrum of brainwave entrainment software and hardware, if needed.
Neuroprogrammer 3 is TransparentCorp’s most popular program. Unlike other programs, it is not something you have to do day in and day out to achieve a particular goal. Instead, it contains a number of brainwave entrainment sessions you can use to achieve a desired state of mind. If you’re curious, you can download the program right now and use it for free for 2 weeks. After that, you have to pay for it to activate the full version.
How Freelance Writers Might Benefit from Brainwave Entrainment
A recent newsletter from TransparentCorp inspired this blog. It was an infographic that showed how 2 weeks of beta brainwave entrainment improved verbal and reading skills in students. Here’s a section of the infographic. Just click the image to view the whole thing:
Beta stimulation is overlooked in almost all other brainwave entrainment products. That’s probably because there’s nothing “sexy” about normal waking consciousness. However, we’re also awake in alpha and concentration and absorption of material is very difficult when you’re in a dreamy alpha state.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not always at my best when I’m working. I’ve tried several Neuroprogrammer 3 tracks for focusing and concentration and I can categorically say that they work better than coffee for me. I’ve also used their alpha, theta and delta tracks and they work for their purposes just as well. They have to, because brainwave entrainment works.
I’m not going to try to tell you that using Neuroprogrammer 3 will magically make you a better writer, but I will say it’s worth a try. Since you have 2 weeks to decide before you even have to pay for it, what’s there to lose? In the interests of “transparency,” if you click any of the links here and eventually buy one of their products, I will receive an affiliate commission. I could get the same deal from another brainwave entrainment company, but I don’t believe in any of them. I’ve tried several and their hustles and grandiose claims just left a bad taste in my mouth.