Apr 272011
 

“I just have not been in a writing “space” but I better get my ass there pretty damn quick. I was all inspired about a post to write tonight or tomorrow but [...] threw me off.

Can I get back on track? Yes. I can. I know how to do that.”

That is taken straight out of my journal/diary from a few days ago.

Have you ever been in a space like that? Where there’s something you want to do, but you’re having a hard time getting into the right frame of mind to do it well?

Okay, so maybe you can push through and get it done, but who wants to operate like that?

Much better to get in harmony with what it is you want to accomplish. It’s more enjoyable that way, and it turns out better besides.

There are quite a lot of tools that can help with that, actually, and I want to tell you about one of them that’s very effective and fun to experiment with.

Brain Entrainment Using Binaural Beats

I wrote about one such tool awhile back, in my binaural beats post. They’re kind of mindless to apply (a very nice feature sometimes) yet are very effective. I like them a lot, and that post links to some sites where you can try them out (for free).

Well, one of my readers/clients read that post and emailed to tell me he uses and likes the binaural beats, but also uses another similar technology too. He’s a lawyer who travels some for his job, is an actor in his spare time, and in his words: “I’ve used this different technology to reduce jet lag, enhance sleep, enhance concentration and memory, etc.”

He’s a very conscientious person so I thought I’d check them out.

Brain Entrainment Using Isochronic Beats

This other technology is isochronic beats, and they’re said to be the most powerful means of brain entrainment available to the general public.

Isochronic Tones

Unlike the binaurals, they don’t require that you listen in stereo. Instead of your brain perceiving the difference in frequency between your left and right ears (as in binaural beats), you’ll hear the pulsing itself — fast or slow depending on which frequency you are entraining your brain to.

For more about brain entrainment in general and the effects of different frequencies, please see my post about binaural beats.

Try Them For Free

I don’t know about you but I love to try things out and sample them before buying.

Here’s a site I found that has a whole lot of different isochronic beats for you to try for free.

They’re all “feature-length”, i.e. not just little snippets but long enough to do whatever it is you want done.

So far, I’ve used these mainly to help me sleep, and for me they work very well and very consistently.

Some of the files you can download are:

  • Nirvana/Sleep – This is the one I use a lot. It’s soothing and it works. 45 min.
  • Sleep – 20 min.
  • Mental Performance 1, 2, and 3.
  • Refresh – 1 hr.
  • Void – Still experimenting with this one… 20 min.
  • I.Q. Increase
  • Creativity – 15 min.
  • Headache relief – one for awake and one for relaxed
  • ESP – 20 min.
  • Anti jet-lag
  • Awake and Alert

He also has whole categories for:

  • Lucid Dreaming
  • Spiritual Tones (e.g. astral projection, chakra balancing, meditation)
  • Recreational (Are you a child of the 60′s too? Check it out in any case!)

The site itself has much more description and lots more audios to try than I’ve given here.

The only drawback to the way the files are listed there is that most don’t indicate which frequency is used. Maybe that’s not important to you, but in case you care, the site author does link to a very detailed frequency list he used when he mapped each frequency to its effects.

So… enjoy! If you try any of these out, I’d love to hear your experience of them. Or any other comments/questions? Please pipe in!

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  1.  

    I’ll have to check that out, Patti – I never heard of that. Hard to believe! :-) Over the last few years I’ve learned to embrace procrastination – I figure my energy isn’t lined up for the best possible outcome. So, often I wait and then get it done when I feel inspired. And I rarely have to rush it whenever I get to it – usually I still have time to spare… Off I go to check out those beats! Love, Silke
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      Oh, Silke, remember the Gamma CDs we use(d), that would help get us in that Matrix state? Or at least a little altered, inspired, whatever? Well, those are the binaural beats. These use the same principles, just a different and supposedly stronger technology. So you’d have gamma pulses instead of gamma waves that are inaudible.

      And embrace procrastination, lord knows I’ve done that one too! ;-)

      Thanks for visiting dear friend!

  2.  

    I know about brainwave entrainment and isochronic tones and have been a big user of them. I still use them to get to sleep when the TV in the living room is too loud!

    I’ve also used the site you mentioned. Those are kind of too ‘noisy’ for me, to be honest, but I’ve had good results with the creative visualisation meditation tone. Nice title, by the way. I’ve actually used some tones today since I’ve gone through some very tough emotional experiences in regards to a family member. It has helped. Somewhat. I understand now that it’s better to take small steps than big leaps. If you change too much, you just fall back in old habits too quickly.

    I have to get back in the writing groove. I’m not big on marketing, because something tells me that some things will take care of themselves, but I really want to write something. Oh well, I’ll figure something out!

    Seriously, I haven’t even responded to comment. How bad of me and yet here I am responding to your post! What to do, what to do… over – thinking is the problem.
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      Oh hi Sol! I was just looking for my link to your blog, and here you are! You’ve made it easy for me!

      Yes, the author of the site I link to says some people have issues with the tones seeming like noise, and as sensitive as I am to noise, I’m surprised but I don’t have that reaction at all. Of course, I haven’t tried all of them but I seem to be able to just settle in to the rhythm pretty easily.

      I’m sorry to hear about your experience with your family member. That’s tough, especially if it’s someone in your own home — and it’s interesting to hear that the tones helped even if not a lot. As for writing, I notice that when I write there are several different zones I need to go through. In the beginning it’s inspired (when we’re lucky, lol), then it’s somewhat creative as I craft, then it’s kind of a flow and sometimes (if there’s research and/or much logic involved) it’s a fairly alert and focused state. That’s why I like knowing what frequency these things are, I feel it gives me a bit better guideline. For now it’s a little hit and miss which is why I don’t have one right off to recommend. If you find one, please share!

      Thanks for coming by, and knowing you, I’m sure you’ll have something new on your blog in no time. ;-)

  3.  

    Great reference, Patti. Thank you!
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  4.  

    I listen to Binaural Beats every night before bed. I swear they help me relax and make my dream-life much, much richer!

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      Hi Lindsay,

      Thanks so much for letting us know that! I noticed that binaurals helped me sleep but didn’t notice a difference with my dreams. I find that for sleeping, these isochronics work even a little more consistently (than the binaurals).

      I have a few questions: Which frequencies do you use that give you that dream-life effect? Do you know? Also: have you tried the isochronics? I’m curious if you’d have a similar experience.

      Thanks for coming by AND for the good info!

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    I came back to this site last night while I was writing some blog entries and wow!! I’m amazed and how much they helped get the creative juices flowing.

    I don’t have any idea which frequencies I am listening to each night before bed to help with the dreams. I downloaded a binaural beats application on my iPhone over a year ago and have been listening to their “sleep” track. Wish I knew more! I should find out and let you know. :)
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      Hi Lindsay,

      Thanks for the great feedback/info! My guess is that for sleeping, the binaural beats are Delta waves. That’s the typical sleep frequency. The delta binaurals have helped me, and so has this isotonic “nirvana-sleep” at who-knows-what frequency. ;-)

      As for getting your creative juices flowing: YAY! Thanks for the report!

  6.  

    they sound like worth trying, its the first time for me to hear about them
    thanks Patti :)

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      Hi Farouk,
      Hey, welcome! I’m glad you found this interesting and I’d love to hear your experience if you do try these. Enjoy!

  7.  

    Hi Patty, I don’t usually look at my linkbacks but I saw one from your blog and it piqued my interest. This is a very well-written and informative article, thank you for sharing my work with your visitors! I am also glad to hear you have had positive results. Along with the newly redesigned website I am planning on adding frequency information for each tone, probably just the general frequencies used (alpha, beta, etc) rather than specific ones, only because that would take a very long time. I would also like to add that you have an excellent style of writing and I greatly enjoy reading some of the posts on your blog. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have in the future.
    Warm regards,
    Andrew

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      Hi Andrew,

      Oh, great, I’m glad you’re glad about my sharing! Your work and your generosity are both remarkable and I’m happy to share it, as I appreciate it so much myself. When I first discovered your site I shared it with my friend who had told me about isochonic beats, and we both discussed how blown away we were by people like you making so much cool stuff available for free/donation. Thank you so much!

      As you know from my article, I’d love to see the frequencies listed, and I think the simple general description would be great. I’m sure a lot of specifics are in your head but most people probably don’t need or want that level of detail.

      And finally, thank you for the compliment. Always nice to hear! And thanks for the offer of getting in touch with questions — I appreciate that, too.

      So glad you stopped by and left a comment. Nice to “meet” you. (And did I say “thank you”? ;-) )

  8.  

    And I’m so sorry for spelling your name wrong (aghhh!) Patti

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