Background and How the brainLight-Relaxation-Technology Works
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Our systems are as unique as they are unconventional. Therefore, many people wonder how these systems were actually created, how they work, whether they are backed by science, or whether they are purely esoteric products. However, the effectiveness of the systems is scientifically proven. Allow us to briefly explain this to you here.
Neuroscientists have shown that the neuronal processes in the brain and the consciously experienced mental-psychological states are closely interconnected, and that unconscious processes precede conscious ones in a certain way.
Mind and consciousness are a part of all nature, and cannot exceed it but evolve out of it. Thus they are the result of the evolution of the nervous systems, which is arguably the most important finding of modern neuroscience. The remarkable adaptability and learning capacity of the brain is perhaps the most impressive discovery of neuroscientific research.
The brain has the ability to spontaneously adapt to frequencies and naturally produce its own frequencies that correspond to the given impulses. This leads to deep relaxation, slower and more regular breathing, and muscle relaxation.
By calming and balancing brain waves, focus and concentration are enhanced, and the mind is optimally prepared for learning. By stimulating the cooperation of the brain hemispheres, even challenging tasks can be easily understood.
Repeated Rhythm Alters Brain Frequencies
Light Impulses with Decreasing Frequency Induce Relaxation
In the 1960s, the theory of the Frequency-Following-Response (FFR) was developed, which states, in simplified terms, that the human brain tends to follow and eventually synchronise its electrical wave pattern with a longer-lasting auditory or visual stimulus. Anthropologist Michael Harner noted that scientists studying shamanic rituals discovered that Theta frequencies induced by drumming were predominant during initiation. This suggests that brain frequencies can be altered when a sound, such as drumming, is produced at a specific frequency, organised into a rhythmic pattern, and repeated continuously. The same principle applies to light impulses that are perceived by the eye at a fixed frequency.
The modern exploration of the effects of rhythmic light and sound began in the mid-1930s when scientists discovered that brain waves synchronise to the rhythm of flashing light stimulation. This process is known as linking. For example, when a stroboscope with a frequency of 10 Hz is directed at the eye, EEG recordings show that the subject's brain waves synchronise to that 10 Hz frequency. Ancient civilisations also understood the combination of these phenomena to induce trance states through rhythmic drumming, rattling, clapping, or singing, along with flickering light produced by bonfires, candles, torches, and similar sources. In our contemporary technological world, this knowledge has been revolutionised by microelectronics.
In the 1980s, the time was ripe for the first generation of today's brainLight-Systems. These devices featured a rich mixture of tones, chords, and frequencies, leading users, depending on the chosen program, to various states ranging from mild relaxation to meditation and even heightened awareness.
The current generation of brainLight-Systems synchronises the frequencies of concurrently playing music, resulting in significantly increased intensity and enhanced therapeutic benefits.
The electrical activity of the human brain produces five different brainwaves, which can be measured using an EEG (electroencephalogram). Electrochemical discharges of nerve cells in the brain generate an electromagnetic field with a frequency ranging from 1 to 40 Hz (cycles per second). The sum of this electrical activity produces brainwaves. In our daily lives, fast Beta waves dominate. However, in the brainLight-System, the user primarily experiences the slower Alpha, Theta, and even Delta waves. When the brain oscillates in these slower brain waves, the body regenerates, and the mind is optimally prepared for learning.
The technology of the Children's Learning and Relaxation System is based on the latest advancements in neurotechnology, and the many years of brainLight's experience in the field of relaxation technology, as well as the expertise of Dr. Rayma Ditson-Sommer (Arizona, USA). Dr. Rayma Ditson-Sommer was an internationally recognised consultant, author, speaker, and researcher in the areas of biofeedback, neuro-learning, and brain plasticity. Over 25 years, Dr. Sommer investigated and developed therapies to enhance intellectual performance and behavioural development in children and adults, successfully applying these therapies.
How does a mental system work to help us enter a chosen brainwave state? By means of a small, advanced computer, which is the heart of the mental system, optical and auditory signals are generated in stimulating sequences. Headphones and relaxation glasses transmit the optical and auditory rhythms that guide the user from a state of tension (Beta) and, for example, through slowing down the flashing, lead them into an Alpha state.
After just a few minutes of using the mental system, users feel calm and deeply relaxed. Their breathing slows down and becomes more even. Thought images and visualizations appear as if in a movie, and the mind seems to float: Exciting colours, shapes, and patterns emerge before the inner eye.
With regular use, the following results can be achieved:
Modern devices like the brainLight-Systems incorporate a rich blend of sounds, chords, and frequencies, guiding the user into various states depending on the selected program. These states can range from mild relaxation to deep meditation and even heightened awareness. The current generation of brainLight-Systems synchronises the frequencies of the simultaneously playing music, which enhances intensity and therapeutic benefits.
How The System Works
Users are brought out of a tense state using rapidly flashing light (Beta waves) and guided into the Alpha state through slowing down the blinking frequency. Alpha waves (8 to 14 Hz) are characteristic of mental and physical relaxation. Healing and self-regeneration occur during the Delta phase (below 4 Hz), which can also be induced by the flashing light. The range of indications for the systems is extensive.
To understand the method of operation of mind machines, it is important to grasp the functioning of the brain from the perspective of brainwaves. Depending on the current state of consciousness, the brain operates at a specific oscillation level characterised by different brainwave patterns.
An investigation into the brainwaves of healers worldwide led to a remarkable discovery. It was found that all healers exhibited the same brainwave pattern when entering an "altered state of consciousness" during a healing process. Regardless of their societal background, belief systems, or healing techniques, all examined healers displayed a brainwave pattern of 7.8 to 8 Hz while engaged in healing. These findings were documented by nuclear physicist Dr. Robert Beck after extensive research conducted between 1969 and 1988. The results of his studies were published in the scientific journal "Archeus," Volume 4. Further investigations by Dr. Beck revealed that the brainwave frequencies and phases of these psychics and healers were in sync with those of the Earth (Schumann resonance). Theta waves are measurable when individuals are in deep meditation, such as during specific yoga and Zen practices, autogenic training, or other mental techniques.
Interestingly, it is worth noting that the EEGs of young children also exhibit a dominant presence of Theta waves even during waking states. It appears that as we grow older, we develop a tendency to not experience such deep levels of attentiveness and sensitivity.
The electrical activity of the human brain is divided into five brainwave ranges:
Gamma waves are the fastest brainwaves, ranging from 30 cycles per second (30 Hertz - abbreviated: 30 Hz) up to well over 100 Hz. They are associated with anxiety, hyperactivity, tension, as well as physical and mental peak performance.
Since Gamma waves are not extensively studied, the brainLight-Synchro uses frequencies up to a maximum of 40 Hz, which is a range that has been sufficiently researched, since it was previously attributed to Beta waves.
Beta waves occur in the frequency range of 14 to 30 Hz. When we are in a normal, awake state, with our eyes open, focused on the external world or engaged in specific tasks, Beta waves, as well as low Gamma waves (typically between 14 and 40 Hz), dominate in the brain.
Beta waves are associated with attention, alertness, concentration, cognition, and in extreme states, with concern and anxiety. Most people in Western culture have a brain dominated by Beta waves.
After falling asleep, Delta waves dominate in the human brain. They are even slower than Theta waves and are in the frequency range of 0.1 to 4 Hz. Delta activity is rarely experienced in the waking state.
Mental states generated by Delta waves include deep, dreamless sleep (non-REM sleep), trance, and deep hypnosis. When people are in the Delta state, a high amount of healing growth hormones is released, promoting cellular regeneration.
When we close our eyes and become more relaxed, passive, or unfocused, our brain waves slow down, and we start producing Alpha waves, which typically range between 8 and 14 Hz.
As we continue to relax, Alpha waves start to dominate in the brain. They generate a calm and pleasant feeling, known as the Alpha-State.
The Alpha-State appears to be a largely neutral state for the brain. When individuals are healthy and not experiencing stress, they exhibit a high degree of significant Alpha activity. The absence of this activity can be an initial signal of concern, stress, or illness.
Furthermore, Alpha waves promote parasympathetic neural functions, facilitate the integration of the right and left hemispheres of the brain, and support the body's healing processes. In the Alpha-State, we are creative and optimally receptive to learning new information.
When calmness and relaxation transition into drowsiness, the brain switches to slower, more powerful Theta waves, which typically range between 4 and 8 Hz. This state represents the twilight state between wakefulness and sleep and is often accompanied by imprecise, dream-like mental imagery that may be associated with vivid memories. Theta waves are measurable when you are in deep meditation, such as certain yoga exercises, autogenic training, or other relaxation techniques. Theta opens access to subconscious thoughts, daydreaming, free associations, hidden knowledge, and creative ideas. Interestingly, in children up to around the age of 10, a dominant proportion of Theta waves is also observed in the waking state.
As individuals grow older, they seem to lose some of their attention, sensitivity, and responsiveness. When Theta waves are consistently produced for an extended period, the ideal balance between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems is achieved. In particular, the Theta frequency of 7.83 Hz (Schumann frequency) is an important frequency in our natural environment and supports the regeneration of our bodies.
A brainLight relaxation session typically starts in the lower Beta frequency range. From there, the journey continues into the upper and lower Alpha ranges for gentle harmonisation. In the Theta and Delta frequency ranges, deep relaxation and regeneration take place.
Holistic relaxation, facilitated by the exclusive brainLight-Technology, generally leads to: