Sound is a form of vibrational energy which takes the shape of waves. These waves vibrate at a certain speed (cycles per second) and the number of these cycles per second is called it’s frequency. Cycles per second are counted in Hertz; if a sound vibrates 50 cycles per second we will say its frequency is 50Hz. The speed of the sound frequency determines the pitch..if a sound oscillates slow the sound will be deep, if it oscillates faster the sound will be higher.
An average human can hear sounds from 16Hz to 20.000Hz. All sounds that vibrate below 16Hz are called infra sounds are extremely low frequencies and the ones that vibrate faster than 20.000Hz are called ultrasonic sounds are extremely high frequencies. Animals can hear sounds that are out of our range, for ex. dogs, dolphins, whales, bats, mice..
Everything that is around us is vibrating at a quantum level, which means that everything is creating a sound. That means that everything has its own frequency and everything can be resonated with.
The modality of healing with sound frequencies is based on the principle of resonance. If you are in health that means that your ‘body orchestra’ is playing in tune, in its natural vibration. In the human body every organ, bone, liquid, tissue has its resonant frequency. If a certain body part is out of its natural resonance it can be entrained back to its healthy state when skilfully activated with the right frequency or set of frequencies.
Electrical activity emanating from the brain is displayed in the form of brainwaves. There are five categories of these brainwaves, ranging from the most activity to the least activity.
Gamma waves have been most recently discovered, and they represent the highest state of focus possible and are the fastest of the brain wave frequencies. They are associated with peak concentration and the brain’s optimal frequency for cognitive functioning. Nobel prize winning scientist, Sir Francis Crick believes that the 40Hz frequency may be the key to the act of cognition.
Beta waves are generated when the brain is aroused and actively engaged in mental activities and it is the best modality for activities where high levels of concentration and directed attention and are needed. A strongly engaged sharp and focused mind works in Beta, it is characteristic for a person involved in an active conversation, giving a speech, teaching..
Where beta represented arousal, alpha represents non-arousal. Alpha brainwaves are slower, and higher in amplitude. When alpha waves are strongly present, logical left-brain activity drops its guard. This allows the more intuitive, emotional and creative depths of the mind to become increasingly influential. A person who has completed a task and sits down to rest is often in an alpha state. In the alpha you experience a liberating sense of peace and well-being.
When you are entering a Theta state of mind you are entering a mysterious trance-like state where brain activity slows almost to the point of sleep, but not quite. It is known that people experience it immediately after waking up or falling asleep. It is the brains modus operandi when in a state of meditation. Brainwave Therapy can speed up this process, making it easier to drop into deep meditative states, even if you’ve never meditated before.
They typically go down to 2 or 3 cycles a second and never go down to zero because that would mean that you were brain dead. But, deep dreamless sleep would take you down to the lowest frequency.
When being in Delta state, you are sound asleep, during this phase of the sleep cycle, the brain begins producing very slow, large waves. Gamma waves represent the highest state of focus possible and are the fastest of the brainwave frequencies. They are associated with peak concentration and the brain’s optimal frequency for cognitive functioning. Nobel prize winning scientist, Sir Francis Crick believes that the 40Hz frequency may be the key to the act of cognition.