Who's Been Caught Binaural Beating?
A Guide to Who Actually Uses Brain Wave Entrainment Tools
Binaural Beating is a rather tongue-in-cheek name for the act of experiencing brain wave entrainment. Binaural Beating is (a lot) of fun.
This article will introduce you to all the different types of people who benefit from using brain wave entrainment, and will help you decide if you are one of them too.
Three years ago I had never tried binaural beats, but I was intrigued.
The questions I had were: What sort of person takes time to mess with this stuff... and why? Am I "the sort of person" who would benefit from this too?!
Over three years I've found out a lot about people who buy and use binaural beats and isochronic tones. Here are some (admittedly) hugely stereotypical things I've found:
High Pressure Binaural Beating
The first and most obvious group of people to benefit from binaural beating are folks who work in high pressure jobs, or who have high pressure lives.
Brain wave entrainment (BWE) Brain Wave Toys have been proven to increase production of endorphins, serotonin and melatonin (responsible for happiness, good vibes & natural sleep). They also take binaural beaters down to the brain wave levels of snoozing and rapid eye movement sleep. This is naturally *very* relaxing.
Typically anxiety levels will drop, and feelings of confidence and happiness increase. A sense of natural balance returns with regular use, and stress levels often begin to dissipate staight away. For busy, stressed, corporate workers, BWE can be a Godsend.
I've known many sales pros and lawyers, for example, who have made binaural beating a regular part of their lives. If you have a lot of pressure in your life, consider trying some binaural beats or isochronic tones - if only to see what a more chilled out version of you is like ;) A 30 minute session can chill you out for hours.
Creative Binaural Beating
Ah, you've gotta love creative types - artists, musicians and actors, designers, media pros and advertisers, and all the way to inventors and entrepreneurs - creative people help to make the world go round. Without them, the world would be a duller place, and I'd be without my iPhone, movies, Palm Tree outside my London flat, Kindle and brand new Jordans ----> for a start.
So what happens when creative folks hit a run of writer's / creator's block? What then? Does the genius stop? The world grind to a halt? How do we survive?!! :)
Try some BWE. More and more people are getting into binaural beating as a way to boost creativity and come up with breakthroughs and killer ideas.
How? Well, BWE tools can quite effectively take users down to the level of theta brain waves, which have been shown in numerous lab tests to be the natural state of mind for creative leaps. Essentially, "ah ha" moments, flashes of insight and moments of genius occur in theta. But - it's practically impossible to reach this state naturally. With binaural beats, within just a few hours you'll be *flirting* with theta.
If you work in a field that requires creativity (and who couldn't do with being a little bit more creative anyway?!), take a look at some isochronic tones or binaural beats to take you to the theta level, and play around there. They are lots of fun.
By the way! -------> Over the past three years I've come up with dozens of useful ideas for my life and business whilst "under the infuence" of binaural beats (and made money from these ideas!) With practice there's no reason why you couldn't do the same.
Ambitious Binaural Beating
One thing I've noticed is that a lot of binaural beaters are pretty ambitious dudes / dudettes. They use binaural beats to help them perform at their best, more often.
People who set really clear goals - and commit to achieving them - often stumble upon BWE. I've seen it happen with people starting practices from disciplines such as NLP, or when experimenting with creative visualization. If you want to feel more focussed, centred and confident - more often - then BWE can potentially help.
I find that isochronic tones and binaural beats are awesome for things like visualising where you want to go in life - and is an unparalleled way for me to communicate with my subconscious mind too - so it's great for those of you who are into self-hypnosis, affirmations, law of attraction, mental rehearsal etc.
If you are ambitious and you want to experiment with the potential of peak performance, improved confidence and the power of the human brain, there are certainly worse places to look than binaural beats and brain wave entrainment.
(PS - I've only included the big man Will Smith as a visual example of powerhouse ambition. I have no idea if he uses BWE ... Well, on reflection he probably does ;)
Lil' Bit Loco Binaural Beating
It would be a bare-faced lie to say that some binaural beaters are not - at least at first glance - clinically insane. Or close to insane. I've met some seriously crazy peeps over the past few years who love the binaural beats (each more lovely than the next).
So why does binaural beating attract lunatics (albeit nice ones)?!
Well, that might be because there are a lot of binaural beats MP3s specifically designed to help you to do crazy things like astral projection (i.e. separate your soul from your body) and lucid dreaming (come awake in your dreams and become king / queen of your own private empire).
Chakra tuning (like having an internal colonic for your spirit) and "Christ Consciousness" (experience the level of brain wave activity associated with the big man JC - ooh, potentially heretic) are also on the slightly bloody unusual to say the least menu.
That's more than enough madness to attract hippies, psychedelic crowd, stoners, spiritual types, people who take too much acid... and more. If you're a crazy guy / gal (or have glimmers of crazy), you may benefit from exploring your consciousness with some private binaural beating sessions too...
Saying that, you don't have to be completely loco to have fun playing with some of the more unsual tones available. If it helps, my soul hasn't separated from my body yet - and I've even tried to make that happen once or twice ;)
Curious Binaural Beating
My final category of people who like binaural beating is broad, very broad, and is people who are... get this ... a little curious about life. First and foremost, let's emphasise how awesome the act of being curious is.
Leonardo da Vinci (perhaps the greatest creator of all time) argued for the importance of "an insanely curious approach to life, and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning".
Albert Einstein said: "I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious"
If these dudes say curiosity is in, I'm in too. Boom.
Anyway, I've come across binaural beaters from all walks of life who fit best into this last, broad category. These curious folks are interested in taking part in new experiences, of exploring the confines of their own minds, and playing around with the idea of expanding consciousness. These are the kinds of people who try meditation, (for example) and enjoy seeing how much value they can get from mind experimentation.
If you are even remotely curious about what binaural beats or isochronic tones could do for you, simply try them. At around a $10 cost of entry, the risk / reward ratio is strong (to say the least). They all come with money back guarantees nowadays anyway, so if you don't like them all you've lost is 30 minutes of your life.
At best, you've discovered a powerful, portable natural "pick me up" for life. Sweet.
Final Thoughts on Binaural Beating
You may guess which way this conclusion is heading...
Yep - I reckon that binaural beating is (near enough) for everyone.
If you're stressed OR in need of a creative solution OR ambitious OR a lil' bit loco OR just insanely curious about the world, you could benefit from playing with binaural beats and isochronic tones.
So, join me and a rapidly growing club of millions, and choose to make improvements to your state of mind today.
Note - the few people I've found not to enjoy binaural beats have been those who don't like "letting go", prefering to be in total control at all times. Naturally, there's nothing wrong with that, so if this doesn't sound appealing to you, then don't do it!
On the other hand, if the thought of trying out binaural beating is intriguing and / or massively exciting, get all your questions answered with my comprehensive review of the Top Brain Wave Toys.
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