Understanding BrainTap Technologies
As part of our stress and weight management services, we employ a technology called BrainTap. BrainTap’s innovative technology produces “brainwave entrainment”- the harmonization of brainwaves to a specialized sound- much like meditation but requires no special training or experience. BrainTap produces the same relaxation response as meditation without the need for years of disciplined practice, giving your body precisely what it needs to get back in balance and reverse the effect of stress on the body.
Four Key Elements of BrainTap
The visual imagery process involves you sitting aside a period of relaxation, during which you contemplate mental images depicting a desired result or goal. This exercise is done during the spoken word session to help you envision a consistent image (either literal or symbolic) of the results desired from the session. Visualization has been studied for decades, showing the power to affect mental states, improve physical and athletic performance and even heal the body. When combined with the other elements of BrainTap, these effects are increased and optimized.
10-Cycle Holographic Music
Another aid to the guided mediation is 10- cycle holographic music, which is a sonic technology that produces a 360-degree sound environment. In this sonic environment, the visualizations become more real to the mind, helping you take full advantage of the power of the visualizations by creating a more receptive learning state.
The Power of Light
The BrainTap headset delivers gentle light pulses that travel through the retina and ear meridians, sending direct signals to the brain and guiding you into unparalleled brain states. Pulsing light, in the correct pattern and intensity, can produce levels of deep relaxation known to affect serotonin and endorphin levels, which an average increase of 21% in one study. These increases not only can calm and relax the mind but also produce powerful effects in maintaining a positive outlook and optimistic thinking.
When two different tones, separated in frequency by only a few hertz, are introduced - one in each ear - the brain perceives a third, unique tone. Binaural beats work by creating this phantom frequency, which the brain then mimics. Your brain naturally follows this frequency, and you experience this deeply relaxed state. BrainTap’s algorithms have been shown to produce a state of calm and concentration in the brain, yielding the full effect of the guided visualization, and resulting in extraordinary levels of performance that would otherwise take years of practice to achieve.
This practice consists of equal intensity pulses of sound separated by an interval of silence. They turn on and off rapidly, but the speed depends on the desired brain frequency. The discrete nature of isochronic tones makes them particularly easy for the brain to follow. While binaural beats rely on balanced hearing in both ears, isochronic tones work effectively for nearly everyone, except for someone with complete hearing loss. This is the reason BrainTap’s algorithms incorporate both types of tones.
Benefits of Using BrainTap
BrainTap was developed after decades of research by Dr. Richard Porter to help patients achieve balanced brainwave activity needed for optimal function of body and mind. Each session on BrainTap is individually designed to ensure the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections, resulting in a flexible and resilient brain. The BrainTap headset and programs help build mind-body balance just like balancing your exercise at the gym with a healthy diet.
- Deep relaxation stimulates the production of natural, stress and tension-relieving neurotransmitters, such as endorphins
- Helps change unwanted behaviors and habits, including those contributing to smoking and over-eating
- Balances the brain’s right and left hemispheres, inspiring both focus and creativity
- Promotes relaxation, which contributes to maintaining healthy sleep
- Brings more blood flow to the brain for clearer thinking and better concentration
- Alleviates negative mind chatter and enhances motivation and performance
- Decreases or eliminates jet lag
- Provides a natural ability to put stress in its place
Most users report stress relief through deep relaxation, maintaining healthy sleep patterns, improved memory, improved learning skills such as concentration and recall of information, a sense of calm, increased focus, lucid dreaming, and increased physical energy. Please be aware that while the BrainTap technology is designed to help you reach your full potential, we cannot guarantee your results. Please understand that results will vary from person to person.
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