Samvit Sound – States of Consciousness and Whole Brain State
The Samvit Wellness approach is explained by Dr. Sorin: “It is our goal to help facilitate the process for individuals to become the drivers in their own live, as opposed to being the passengers. We can best do this through education.”
The magic of introducing sound frequencies is that we can be more directive of our brain wave states at selected times. We can use sound technology to train our brains. Basically, we can “shift gears” at will, so to speak.
Likewise, the use of binaural beats can support brain wave states conducive to healing, recovery, focus, concentration and relaxation. If we combine the use of the technology with intention or purpose, we have an amazing tool to achieve more than we have ever imagined.
Brain wave states can be generally described as the languages in which the brain communicates between parts of itself. Binaural beat technology helps us communicate with the four major states.
Delta Brain Waves
Delta brain wave frequency ranges up to 4 cycles per second. It is the language of the brain stem and is necessary for stages two and three sleep, when restorative sleep occurs. A large percentage of people have difficulty entering or maintaining this stage of sleep on a nightly basis, and therefore, have difficulties in resting, healing and completely relaxing.
Theta Brain Waves
Theta brain waves range between 4 to 8 cycles per second and is the language of the limbic system, which includes the amygdala and hypothalamus. It is a language that deals with memory and emotions. Maintaining a theta state can be challenging, even for those who have held a strict meditation practice. Accessing a theta state can provide numerous benefits, including deeply meditative and introspective experiences and ‘Aha!’ moments such as Sir Isaac Newton’s apple and gravity insights.
Alpha Brain Waves
Alpha is in the frequency range of 8 to 14 cycles per second and is the language of the thalamus. The thalamus is the relay station of the brain, the pacemaker that receives input from external and internal sensory sources. The thalamus processes and connects the information to the cortex and other parts of the brain for processing. In the alpha state we are deeply relaxed, but also can be in a state of quiet attention. Visualize the alpha state as that of a runner at the starting line who is calm, ready and aware, but not yet in action mode. Alpha is an ideal state to access when participating in martial arts and sports. It is the main reason to consider meditation or relaxation as part of a daily practice, especially for those of us who are “too busy to relax.”
Beta Brain Waves
Beta frequencies range from 15 to 30 cycles per second and is the language of the cortex. The cortex is the part of our brain that we use to think. It is also, unfortunately, our control center for excessive anxiety, which is caused by rumination that can take over our lives. When an individual is consistently anxious, nervous and worried the neural circuitry gets locked into a program triggered mainly by external factors. With the addition of Hemi-Sync, we can reprogram our brains, making the cortical activity a servant that works for us rather than against us.
Gamma Brain Waves
Gamma is the frequency range between 31 and 100 Hz or cycles per second and is a very special frequency. While it doesn’t seem to be localized to a specific part of the brain, it is associated with a feeling of bliss, well-being and in-the zone. It is a state of mind found in long term meditators, peak athletes and otherwise people at the top of their game. There are several ways to help achieve and maintain Gamma frequencies in the brain including sound but also other technology such as Chakra Sweep PEMF device.
Bringing the Brain Into a State of Coherence
In the methodologies of Robert Monroe, there are two key components. The first has to do with assisting the brain via the combination of sound layering to reach specified states of consciousness, which we have already discussed. The second component has to do with the uses of frequencies to synchronize the two hemispheres of the brain to lead one to a whole brain state, where the left and right hemispheres of the brain are working together in a state of coherence.
Typically, the brain does not operate as a whole, and one hemisphere is more dominant than the other. This is called brain lateralization and it is a combination of generics and environment that influence whether we rely more on our left or right brain to function in the world.
Tapping into both hemispheres has shown to have other benefits besides giving you access to traits of both. It appears that when the brain is synchronized there is a tendency for enhanced clarity, creativity, problem solving and memory. Research also indicates that high-performing individuals, whether it be in business, sports, arts or science, demonstrate higher levels of whole-brain activity.
We can spontaneously find ourselves in a whole brain state for brief spurts of time. Research indicates that the two hemispheres of the brain perform and process information differently. In simple terms, the right hemisphere tends to access the more creative and emotional aspects and the left hemisphere is our logical mind.
Studies by the Menninger Foundation show us that it is difficult for an individual to maintain a whole brain state for extended periods of time. Those practicing a rigid form of Zen meditation for over 25 years were evaluated. Typically, these individuals were only able to maintain a whole brain state for fifteen minutes or less.
With the Hemi-Sync technology, anyone has the opportunity to reach and maintain a whole brain state without years of practice.
When using binaural beat technology to support brain wave states there are a number of developers who incorporate a complex mix of frequencies. The resulting products are typically a combination of music, white and pink noise and frequencies focused on specific outcomes such as beta for attention and focus; alpha for relaxation; theta for access to the intuitive, and delta for healing, resetting and sleep.
What excites the Samvit Wellness team the most about this well-researched technology is that it can and does help people improve their quality of life.