My Ultimate Guide Of Brain Wave Entertainment

Brain Wave EntertainmentHave you ever tried any form of brain wave entertainment?

Actually, I’m not a big fan of the term “brain wave entertainment,” because novice individuals may be thinking that it’s just some type of “entertainment” device for the brain, while it really is exercise for the brain, to help it perform at its peek.

Sounds, tunes, music, and spoken guidance specially designed to improve your brain function at a conscious and subconscious level.

In any case, if you are still confused about brain wave entertainment, or don’t know where to start, let me help and guide you with this post that I am proud to call my Ultimate Guide of Brain Wave Entertainment, because I haven’t found a single blog post out there that has them all together at once and in so many details.

What are my Credentials on Brain Wave Entertainment?

I’ve been interested in personal development materials since the mid 1980’s, so as soon as the internet allowed for easy access to personal development devices such as brain wave entertainment, I was naturally attracted to it.  I can say that I’ve tried just about every single type out there over the years, especially since 2006.

If you decide to try any one or all of them, you’ll see what fits your personality best, and what works better for you.  You may love one and dislike the other, or you may just prefer one over the others.  Or, like me, you may want to use them all in a rotation fashion or depending on what you want to work on.

I also want to add that while some are similar in purpose and results some some also work the brain in different way. But either way, they were all created to improve our results and life.

Either way, only if you get to know them all and try them all will you be able to tell for yourself.  If you do, you will be able to become fully knowledgeable in order to make an intelligent choice, and stick with what works best for you.

I always recommend at least one of those brain wave entertainment devices to my clients according to what I feel fits best for them.

In this post, we are going to discover more about the following brain wave entertainment tools…

  • Holosync

  • Binaural Beats

  • Isochronic Tones

  • Lucid Dreaming induction

  • Self Hypnosis

  • NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

Holosync

I’m not going to write too much about holosync here, since I’ve written an entire post about this subject notlong ago.

As a brief review, holosync sounds are designed to help you meditate fast and get results faster than with traditional meditation.

Holosync has been proven to help users with calming effect, focus and concentration, memory, better control of mood swing, and overall improved achievement.

The Holosync expert is no doubt Dr. Bill Harris, director of The Centerpointe Research Institute.  They have different levels and options of recordings you can choose from, and they assist you along the way if you choose that opption.

For more details about Holosync, please, refer to my post on this topic.

The positive effects of Holosync include:

  • More happiness
  • Better focus and concentration
  • Improved memory
  • Heightened mental abilities
  • Stress reduction
  • Mental, emotional and physical well being
  • More confidence and motivation
  • Better sleep
  • Deep meditation

Binaural Beats

Binaural beats are probably the oldest meditation/brain entertainment wave recordings on the market.

There’re called binaural beats because they are specifically designed beats and pulses that stimulate the brain.  Before you listen to binaural beats it’s a good idea to drink a full glass of water.

Binaural beats have been around for about 12 years, and you can now find some complete recordings of over an hour of sounds on YouTube for free.

Over the years, binaural beats have been improved and some people have reported that they’ve seen incredibly positive results listen to binaural beats on a daily basis.

Binaural beats recordings has the widest collection of brain wave entertainment devices out there, so your only dilemma is to pick what type of sounds you feel more comfortable with by trying several of them.

The only down side is that it works only if you are able to hear with both ears, as it works with headphones.  Binaural beats doen’t work without headphones because a different sound comes in each ear just like holosync.

If you have any type of hearing problem in one ear, however, there is another form of brain wave entertainment that will work for you called isochronic tones which I’ll discuss next.

The benefits of binaural beats include:

  • Relaxation
  • Improve memory
  • Increase release of endorphin
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improve focus and concentration
  • Improve deep meditation
  • Improve mental, emotional and physical well-being

Isochronic Tones

It could be said that isochronic tones is the little younger sister of binaural beats, but instead of working with two sound stimuli it works with only one. So, there is no need for headphones with isochronic tones, and it works perfectly for anyone being hard of hearing in one ear, or if you don’t like headphones.

Experts are saying that Isochronic tones are, as a matter of fact, more efficient than binaural beats, but for me I haven’t yet personally noticed a difference between the two.  In any case, they both work great and I tend to alternate them to get the full benefit of both. However, if you want to use only one or the other that’s perfectly fine too.

The way Isochronic tones work is by displaying a pattern of pulses and tones with an intensity going from low to high which improves brain efficiency.

Isochronic tones benefits include:

  • Better concentration
  • Mood support
  • Stress reduction
  • Motivation and energy
  • Deep meditation
  • Help for visualization
  • Stress and anxiety reduction
  • Overall better performance

Lucid Dreaming Induction

Something that can really help you in your waking life is working on your dreams.  Yes, that’s right!

But not just any dream. I’m talking about lucid dreaming. While this is not a post about lucid dreaming, let me explain briefly what lucid dreaming is and how it can help you. (I’ll be writing a complete post about lucid dreaming in the near future).

Lucid dreaming is the ability to “awaken in your dream” and control it as you wish.  Needless to say that lucid dreaming takes practice and dedication, but if you ask me if it’s worth the effort and time, I’ll say, YES, without the shadow of a doubt.

I read my first book on lucid dreaming back in 1994. It was a book by one of the most knowledgeable experts on lucid dreaming; Dr. Stephen LaBerge who has been a lucid dreamers for decades.

The two books that I recommend from him, because I’ve read them both myself, are Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming and Lucid Dreaming. The second one on has a bonus CD where you can be introduced to “Present State of Consciousness and Lucid Dreaming Consciousness,” “Reality Test,” “Trance Induction to Lucid Dreaming (day and night version)” and “Mnemonic introduction of lucid dreaming.”

There is also a book that you can get in audio version called A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming by Dylan Tuccillo, Jared Zeizel and Thomas Peisel.

You can get any of those items for a very low price on Amazon.

I had my first lucid dream back in 1994 which I attained mostly due to what is called doing “reality test” exercises that I was doing all throughout my day. And one day, wow, it worked.  I had a dream, and became conscious in my dream just a couple of minutes before I wake up.

When you’ll have your first lucid dreams, you’ll probably wake up almost as soon as you become lucid. It will take a bit of time and practice to stay asleep as you lucid dream.

The feeling of lucid dreaming alone, without even talking about the benefits of your waking life, are extreme peace, happiness, and feeling powerful.

What are the benefits of lucid dreaming?

Even though there’s still lot of mystery about dreams, one thing is sure, dreams exist for a reason. Actually for more than just one reason.

Dreaming is also highly linked to our higher self.  I had two extraordinary dreams in my life. One was telling me something that happened two days later, and the other revealed to me a secret about my then fiancée (now ex-husband).

Dreams can also show you who you are in your waking life.  If you are a scared person, you’re going to have a lot of scary dreams. If you are an anxious person, you probably will have lots of nightmares.  If you are at peace, your dreams will be more of the peaceful kind.

The clearer you mind is the more likely you’ll be able to have lucid dreams easily.  However, the whole purpose of being introduced to lucid dreaming is to teach you how to become a lucid dreamer by doing some specific exercises that touch both the conscious and the subconscious mind.

Lucid dreaming will help you with the following and more…

  • Be happier
  • Have more control over your life as whole
  • Be more productive
  • Be more balanced
  • Be calmer
  • Be more effective in your day to day tasks
  • Have more insight
  • Develop your talents
  • Help you discover new ones

Self Hypnosis

Self hypnosis recordings are recordings which include both soozing music and a voice giving you instructions to induce a hypnotic state.

For those who are still confused about hypnosis, it’s absolutely safe and only beneficial.

Hypnosis recording will never make you lose control of your mind or anything of the kind. As a matter of fact, self hypnosis recording work only if you are still conscious and hearing the recording. If you fall asleep it will just not work as you brain will be sleeping and not in a trance which are two different things.

To me the expert in self hypnosis is Victoria Gallagher which recording you can find on the right margin of this blog, but you can also get free little sessions on YouTube just by typing her name or self hypnosis in the search box.

Self hypnosis can help you with whatever you may want to improve of have. Each self hypnosis session can be very specific for what you want such as…

  • More peace
  • More money
  • More clients
  • Better relationship
  • More productivity
  • More insight…

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

I love NLP recording and I’ve been using some of the ones created by who I consider an expert of NLP recording, Jon Mercer, MA.

NLP recordings are various commands that are said at the same times and fed differently in each ear in a fashion that is basically very difficult to capture by the conscious mind, because the commands are created to slip directly in the subconscious mind.

NLP strategies/recording  have proven to work so well that they are used by sport people for better performance and of course by many other people who want to make a difference in their life fast.

I have been listening to NLP recording for about 2 years now and I’ve seen some improvement in a lot of areas of my life because of it.

If you have never heard a NLP recording you can check the one below (with headphones).

The benefits of NLP include:

  • More self confidence
  • Better performance
  • More energy
  • More creativity
  • More money


The end of this post doesn’t mean that those are the only brain entertainment tools, because there are more out there, but those are definitely the most popular and used ones, and the ones that I use myself.

Even though I wish I had more time to use them all each day, I use them all in a rotation fashion as each one of them work better when used daily for an extended period of time.

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18 Comments

  • richmiraclefiles says:

    Hi Sylviane
    I am actually interested in a lot of the subjects that you aredealing in.
    Now there is something also being done in the field of “quantum jump”
    and of cousrse the well known “Silva Mind Control”.
    CAn you explain the difference between binaural system and NLP recordings?
    Thanks
    Mona

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Mona,

      Well, I did my best to explain it in the post. If you read the post carefully I explain what each tool does and the results that can be expected from each one of them. Plus, I added a video of NLP and you can head over YouTube and type “binaural beats” in the search box and listen to it to FEEL the difference.

      Hope this help and thanks for coming.

  • EmmanuelTwitter: cudjoe1991 says:

    I have heard of them and it appears those big-big terms in the post made it hard for me to understand either. Hahaha! Just kidding!
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  • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

    Wow Sylviane, what an education I just got.

    I’ve heard about the self hypnosis of course but I thought that was you know, being put to sleep. I was just thinking of hypnosis and what I know of it.

    I’ve also heard of holosync and got some tapes some years ago from Bill Harris but I think at that time I didn’t fully understand enough about it or believe in it for it to work the way it should.

    I have a hard time understanding what I’m suppose to be experiencing with each of them so your explanation was wonderful. My problem is I get so relaxed I tend to fall asleep but I also tend to do these before I go to bed because it’s really the only time I have.

    Thanks for this though and for taking the time to explain what each of these are. I remember reading your other post about holosync and sharing what I did here on that one as well.

    I’ll look forward to the lucid dreaming update now.

    Have a wonderful day young lady and see you tomorrow.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Adrienne,

      I could have made this post even a bit longer (with more stuff) but after over 2,000 words I thought it was enough for one post.

      I know what you mean, Adrienne, when we get something before we are fully mentally ready for it, it just goes beyond our head and we don’t get it and take advantage of it fully.

      In order not to fall asleep, you need to do this sitting down rather than lying down. As a matter of fact, according to Bill Harris, holosyncs works better sitting. I’m like you, the only time I have to do those things are late at night before I fold for the day, and falling asleep comes easy 🙂 But as for lucid dreaming that’s perfect though.

      I will definitely extend more on lucid dreaming which is something I’ve learned a lot about over the past 20 years now, and so much love.

      Thanks for coming, as always.

  • Corina RamosTwitter: notnowmomsbusy says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    I attended group therapy about five years ago and our therapist would play audio tapes similar to the video you shared. While I was listening to the video above, I closed my eyes and was really relaxed :). I forgot how relaxing it was to listen to those audio tapes.

    I could benefit from all the exercises you shared but the ones I liked most were Holosync and Self Hypnosis. I’ve made a note to read your post on Holosync later today…can’t wait to learn more about it. 🙂

    I think it’s important to exercise our brain and de-clutter every now and then. Thank you for explaining these exercises to us.

    Have a great day!
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Corina,

      I’m glad you enjoy these type of audio. I really love them all, and I can’t even tell which one I prefer, it’s really more about what I need more at the moment.

      Great that you are going to read my post about holosync, you can get the free demo if you wish there.

      Thanks for coming.

  • Harleena SinghTwitter: harleenas says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    This is surely an awesome guide, just as you mentioned 🙂

    I could never even think so many things existed in the first place! Yes, ones heard of them only at your blog, other than hypnosis, and as Corina mentioned, listening to those tapes is very soothing, and you can feel something coming out from them.

    Something similar to Adrienne is, that although I don’t listen to the audios all that much, but while meditating, I face a similar situation of falling asleep for a few seconds, but when I get up, it’s almost like I’ve had a full nights sleep – that fresh feeling makes you feel rejuvinated once again.

    Thanks for sharing such a detailed post with us, which make understanding all these terms much better now. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Harleena,

      I myself tend to fall asleep often when I use those recordings, except when I’m sitting at my computer and listen to the tunes from there, but except for hypnosis, which doesn’t work if you’re asleep the others do, so that’s fine.

      I also have a refreshed feeling when I sleep just for a few minutes and then wake up when it’s over. It’s all good, still 🙂

      Thanks for coming Harleena, and have a great weekend.
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  • Hiten says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    This was a very interesting post and I really enjoyed learning about holosync, binaural beats and isochronic tones, which I didn’t know about before.

    I’m really glad you mentioned that self hypnosis is safe because it is. I think are some false perceptions about hypnosis in general. Indeed, as you said, nobody can take control of our minds.

    Thank you.

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Hiten,

      I’m so flattered if you learned anything from my post, as you are such a pro yourself. I was looking over all your books on your site the other day and was in owe!

      Yes, hypnosis’ got a bad wrap, like psychics, and both are just so misunderstood. That’s sad that those bad rumors are spread by ignorant people, though.

      Thank you so much for your visit. Very much appreciated.
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  • Sebastian says:

    I tried binaural beats for 6 months. I don’t use it anymore. Take that as they didn’t do much for me. You are supposed to meditate while on binaural beats. Well I can simply just meditate. Does that make sense?

  • Kumar GaurawTwitter: kgauraw says:

    Hi Sylviane,
    Amazing introduction to various types of brain wave entertainment devices and tools available. It is definitely a very serious topic and I have a question for you:

    I purchased Silva Life System and I have found it to be very powerful and effective at the same time. I wanted to know which category will you place Silva Life System into? Just curious to know.

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom through your post and I look forward to your response.

    Regards,
    Kumar
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Kumar and sorry for the late reply here, at times it’s tough keeping up with three blogs 🙂 among the other things I do.

      I can’t say that I’m familiar with Silva Life, but I will try to investigate it and let you know what I feel it is. My guess is that it’s like Holosync/binaural type of sounds, but I’ll get back with you with what I find.

      Thank you for coming.
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  • Donna MerrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    These are some great modalities for relaxation and a clear mind. I love NLP….have done it and it helped me so much.

    I have some self hypnosis downloads and I use them for different things. If I’m stressed, I whip out one that will help me relax. The last one I used was to have a successful business. I listened to that for 30 days straight. My mindset sure changed with that one!

    Lucid Dreaming is wonderful. When doing that it is like an altered state of mind and I feel like I’m floating when that happens.

    Such great stuff you have posted here!

    -Donna
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Donna,

      I have to say that lately I have turbo charged on meditation/visualization sessions and it really helps me too. I love them all and I couldn’t live without them now.

      I’m glad you enjoyed this post.

      I need to go back to lucid dreamaning because I so love it!
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