Binaural beats are a hearing illusion. Much like an optical illusion, the person listening to the binaural beat hears sounds that do not exist in reality.
An auditory illusion occurs when two different sine waves, both with frequencies less than 1500 Hz and with less than 40 Hz difference between them, are played to a listener. As one tone is played in one ear and another tone in the other ear the listener will have an illusion of a third tone. The third tone is a binaural beat.
These tones can be used to induce a level of trance in an individual. It is important to know that all humans display five types of electrical patterns in their brains known as brain waves.
Our brains must be flexible and transition through various brain wave frequencies. This plays a major role in how we manage stress, focus on tasks, and get a good night’s sleep.
The five brain wave levels are as follows:
Gamma, 30 to 40 Hz Gamma waves are important for learning, memory and information processing.
Beta, 14 to 30 Hz Beta waves involve conscious thought. Logical thinking. The right amount of Beta helps us to focus and complete tasks such as school work.
Alpha, 8 to 14 Hz Alpha bridges the gap between our conscious mind and our subconscious mind. It promotes feelings of deep relaxation.
Theta, 4 to 8 Hz This frequency is involve daydreaming and sleep. Theta helps us experience deep and raw emotion. This state improves creativity it also involves restorative sleep.
Delta, 0.1 to 4 Hz these are the slowest recorded brain waves in human beings. They involve with the deepest levels of relaxation, and they are also involved in unconscious body functions such as heart beat and digestion.
Binaural beats are able to help a person achieve a desired brain wave state. They also make it easier to maintain that state.
Binaural beats have been found to help with the following: Pain management, relaxation, meditation, stress reduction. They also help with improved sleep quality, super learning, enhanced creativity, and intuition.
When combined with hypnotic suggestion binaural beats are a powerful tool for change. They allow a person to reach and maintain the proper trance level necessary to facilitate that change.
Binaural beats are combined with white noise, pink noise or other sounds to make listening to the beat more enjoyable.
Binaural beats have been found to increase certain chemicals in the brain such as dopamine.
Because of these benefits binaural beats are an excellent addition to hypnosis. Helping to produce positive and lasting change.