iAwake´s pioneering catalog consists of powerful sound sessions combining the latest advances in psychoacoustics and energy medicine. All of our products have been carefully engineered and tested to make sure that they increase our body-mind coherence, gently taking our emotions and consciousness towards better functioning states.
iAwake's unique approaches to session design entrain both our nervous and our subtle energy systems, by combining traditional entrainment methods with newer applications based on the power of resonance. In addition to increasing intelligence, creativity, flow, and skillfulness in practically any activity that requires the human body-mind, with iAwake Technologies, we enter into deep healing brainwave states almost immediately while listening to these audio tracks.
We are living in the golden age of understanding the human brain: neuroscience has learned more about the human brain in the last few years than in the previous 5,000. We now understand that the brain is an incredibly evolutionary and dynamic living system that is truly the most complex and wondrous organism in the known universe. We have discovered that the brain is capable of growth and transformation throughout our lives and has the capacity to keep functioning at ever-higher levels.
Learn more about the science of iAwake Technologies . . .
As you read this text, billions of brain cells are generating measurable electrical activity across your brain. Extensive scientific research has revealed how all our mind states (relaxation, focus, anxiety, sleep, meditation...) correspond to specific brainwave patterns. All the feelings, thoughts, and actions we engage in on a daily basis are somehow electrochemically rooted in neuron-to-neuron communication and so reflected in our ever-changing brainwave states.
Due to the tendency of our brains to synchronize with external stimuli, it is possible to use sound to influence the amplitude of our various brainwave frequencies. For example, as you listen to an alpha brainwave track, certain areas of your brain want to quite literally follow the rhythm and get synchronized to the speed of alpha waves. When that happens, you might feel the calm and open focus that is associated with alpha rhythms.
Thanks to neuroplasticity (the brain's endless and amazing capacity to change, adapt, and reorganize itself), the more frequently you enter a state, the easier you are able to go back to it. Brainwave entrainment lets your brain calm down or speed up, depending on your needs. Let’s look at the various brainwave frequencies and states.
DELTA (0.5 to 2 Hz)
Delta brainwaves are predominant during dreamless sleep, the phase of the dream cycle also known as "deep wave sleep." Deep wave sleep is all about growth and preservation of health: the immune system gets strengthened and muscles and tissues are mended. So, too little time spent in this state can be damaging, as the body refills its energy reservoir during this phase. Trained meditators and healers often display stronger delta waves than the standard population during sessions, and often report states of no sensation (even awareness of our bodies can disappear) and deep spiritual connection. Delta brainwaves are also considered our connection to intuition and the “seat” of all unconscious processes. If they naturally abound while we are awake, they can make us really empathetic as well as interfere with our cognitive tasks and emotional processing.
THETA (3 to 7 Hz)
Theta brainwaves are naturally occurring during the hypnagogic state (pre-sleep), REM sleep, and often predominate during deep meditation and healing states of visualization, hypnosis, trance, and psychonautic exploration. This brainwave bandwidth is typical when awareness of the information coming in through our physical senses decreases, as we turn our attention inwards and our body rhythms (heart and breathing rates) slow down. It’s the gate to our buried memories, unresolved issues, and emotional trauma, and reviewing this material can sometimes be unpleasant as we might access and feel our raw emotion (previously supressed). Even though REM sleep already serves that purpose, it is important to include deep relaxation exercises in our routines, so healing and restoration of mind can occur. Theta brainwaves are related to insight, visualization, and deep states of meditation, although they can also make you drowsy and be responsible for distractibility, moodiness, and lack of focus.
GAMMA (26 to 40 Hz)
Gamma brainwaves are fascinating. First because they disappear during anesthesia, suggesting an intrinsic relationship to consciousness itself, but also because they abound in the brains of Tibetan monks, who are long-term loving kindness meditators. So gamma waves seem to be central to harmony— perhaps even the brainwave signature of compassion itself. Gamma arises while processing all that comes in through our senses, as if they are the glue that helps us have a coherent picture of all the sensory data we receive moment to moment. They’ve been found to be linked to heightened perception, extremely creative states of high performance, focus, and clarity, as well as to high intellectual comprehension and acute self-awareness and spiritual insight.
ALPHA (8 to 13 Hz)
Serotonin is released in higher quantities during alpha brainwave states, so there’s a feel-good effect to them—our bodies and minds relax and our emotions are in balance. They are considered a reliable marker for cognitive efficiency and often decrease with aging, which is why they’re tackled in most brain-brightening neurofeedback protocols. Their amplitude naturally increases when we go idle, close our eyes, watch a film, or daydream, so they are associated with states of relaxed awareness and light meditation. Alpha waves are also prominent in peak performance states and are even said to be “the artist brainwaves,” so alpha states are usually associated with a mix of creativity and presence. We’re in alpha when our imagination sparks, when we can enjoy our attention being placed on the inner and outer worlds at once, find alternatives and solutions to problems old and new, even experience a sense of increased capacity, deep belonging, and flow. Plus we need a strong alpha in order to remember what happens during states of trance, deep meditation, and dream sleep, so they’re fundamental to our spiritual growth. However, having too many of them can also make you spacey, inattentive, even depressed.
BETA (14 to 25 Hz)
Beta brainwaves are produced when we focus our attention on the external world, feel more positive, energetic, goal-oriented, or are immersed in tasks needing our intellect and linear cognitive abilities, such as reading and analyzing this text, categorizing, or planning. Beta states makes us feel more social and witty (they’re related to high speed thinking and processing), and are all about physical and mental readiness, logic, concentration, and focus. Spending time in beta can lead to a really enjoyable mix of anticipation and determination, but it’s also where our busyness and critical self arise. High beta frequencies are as related to excitement as they are to body tension, high arousal, nervousness, rumination, insomnia, addiction, fear, and post traumatic stress disorder.
Consciousness researcher Dr. Jeffrey Thompson altered conventional EEG equipment to study the extraordinary states of consciousness of seasoned meditators and yogis. He later decided to call one of the uncommon states of consciousness he discovered "Epsilon"—a brainwave pattern even slower than delta. Dr. Thompson measured the range of this pattern to be from below 0.5 Hz (or cycles per second) to as low as one quarter cycle every ten seconds. He also discovered properties of this pattern that led him to believe it to be a carrier wave for the ultra-fast brainwave patterns he observed in other expert meditators, patterns as fast as 200 Hz or more, suggesting a curious circular relationship between the fastest and slowest possible ranges.
Binaural beats were discovered in 1839 by a German experimenter, H. W. Dove, and first described by Oster in the early 70s. How exactly the brain produces the perception of these beats is unclear, but they are said to be produced as the olivary body of the brain tries to “locate” the direction of the sound in response to two different tones being presented separately to each ear - which, if you think about it, is not something that would happen in nature unless via technological aids. The resulting phantom frequency (which is not heard in the ordinary sense, as it’s created inside the cranium) equals the difference between the tones, and prolonged exposure to its beating has a marked yet still debated psychoacoustic effect: while they do not seem to significantly impact the thalamus (no measurable entrainment response), their relaxing, even hypnotic effects can tangibly affect mood and performance and are enjoyed by most listeners.
Monaural beats result from the combination of two pure tones that produce a rhythmic beat. While binaural beats are considered an auditory illusion that elicits what might be described as a form of cognitive entrainment, monaural beats are considered an acoustic, purely physical phenomenon that directly affects the basilar membrane, where the sensory cells of hearing reside. Monaural beats aren’t headphones-dependent and have repeatedly shown strong cortical responses during EEG-based experiments (evidence of detectable electrical activity indicating entrainment is taking place).
Isochronic tones are sharp and regular pulses of sound created by a single tone being turned on and off at fast speed. The first study showing their effectiveness was published in 1981 by Arturo Manns. Contrary to binaural beats, isochronic tones don't need to be played back through headphones to preserve their effectiveness, which in that same study demonstrated a significant reduction in facial tension, insomnia, and muscular and emotional pain.
Biofield entrainment is a digitally infused subtle energy process designed to affect our subtle body. As energetic signatures “pull” our energetic system, we can reach states of greater coherence that take our experience beyond brainwaves. Different energy qualities correlate to various states of consciousness, so our energy fields can be entrained to help us function at higher levels of order. For example, as you entrain to the energy of the golden mean, you might feel or benefit from its profound centering and balancing qualities.
Psychoacoustic entrainment uses multi-layered sound frequencies that create musical and organic entrainment effects through the musical soundtrack itself, producing deep, relaxing trance states. Through hypnotic cues and textures of musical phrasing, vibroacoustic frequencies (low resonating tones), and psychoacoustics (sounds that spark mental and emotional responses in the listener), this technology is designed to create a more organic entrainment for the listener.
Fractal entrainment is a novel technique inspired by nature (biomimicry). It is based on how the unpredictable cycles of change in nature have a harmonic precision to them that seems to emerge from similar, yet never identical repeating patterns. Its innovative compositions are filled with complex and ever-changing sonic scenes that mimic nature's irregularly regular approach, and are specially designed to meet listeners where they are, allowing the mind to gently turn inwards. Fractal entrainment is a “liquid” entrainment experience, in which sessions usually unfold in a more dynamic and open way than those designed with traditional methods: rather than targeting specific brainwave frequencies, the moving sounds come “alive” and induce a state of natural resonance.
Profound Meditation Program's iNET - iAwake Neural Entrainment Technology
iNET process envelops brainwave activity, strategically guiding it toward transformative states of consciousness. Rather than embedding simple binaural frequencies into a nature soundtrack, the iAwake Neural Entrainment Technology influences neurological activity through a multi-layered approach that combines numerous brainwave entrainment strategies with breakthroughs in energy psychology. While iAwake uses a combination of conventional methodologies, some of the techniques used are original to iAwake Technologies.
Conventional brainwave entrainment (BWE) works because its rhythmic pulses are able, at least to some degree, to attract the brain's neural firing rhythms into its own rhythmic train of influence. However, because brain waves and neurological processes are essentially nonlinear and dynamic, the entrainment signal generated by conventional forms of entrainment (e.g., binaural, isochronic and monaural beats) is severely limited in its capacity to engage the brain's neuro-electrical modulations into its own series of oscillations.
The iAwake process significantly improves the efficiency of BWE by seamlessly integrating multiple entrainment methodologies into a synergistic and powerful whole, thereby captivating more of the brain's dynamic flows to produce phase synchronous brain waves and deep states of meditation. This results in a profoundly blissful and transformative experience.
Some of the entrainment methods address the rhythmic aspect of entrainment, while the other methods concentrate on adding intensity and energetic invigoration.
These methodologies include:
1) Exhaustive Binaural Encoding:
Virtually every sound in the Profound Meditation 3.0 soundtrack is binaurally encoded - even the ambient sounds of nature, whereas most entrainment tracks superimpose nature soundtracks over the binaural signals (heard as low, monotonous tones in the background), so that the only entrainment signals are coming from the two tones and nothing else.
Improving upon the conventional binaural technologies used by the majority of the BWE industry, the iAwake process uses virtually any and every sound in the soundtrack as the entrainment carrier by strategically juxtaposing the left and right stereo channels in relationship to one another, as well as using unique panning methods.
This in turn produces a much stronger binaural signal, effectively transforming the entire soundtrack into a persuasive entrainment beacon.
2) Dual Pulse Binaural Signals:
iNET uses a brand new and exclusive form of binaural signal that combines the power of binaural entrainment and isochronic entrainment into a unified signal. This method produces a much more persuasive entrainment signal.
3) Harmonic Layering:
Multiple binaural signals are harmonically layered to create a more resonantly effective entrainment stimulus.
4) Rhythmic (Isochronic) Entrainment:
By precisely and rhythmically modulating various audio parameters (e.g., volume, panning, etc.), additional layers of entrainment are produced. And when combined with the binaurally encoded sound source, the entrainment effect is much more pronounced.
5) Temporal Entrainment:
By altering the pitch and tempo of virtually every sound to rise and fall in perfect step with the binaural and rhythmic signals, entrainment is further enhanced.
Because the body naturally synchronizes to its surrounding environment (which includes musical environments), the body and brain both detect the subtle tempo and pitch changes in the soundtrack. This affects a shift in autonomic nervous system functioning, which in turn deeply complements the neural entrainment signals generated binaurally and rhythmically.
6) Energetic (Biofield) Entrainment:
Uplifting and blissful subtle energy frequencies are embedded in the soundtrack through the use of informational medicine technology. The result is a subtle but enlivening, tingling bodily feeling, much like an endorphin high, at the end of each session. In fact, you’ll feel the effects long after each listening session, because the energy continues to interact with your biofield.
This layer of energy entrainment, which increases the flow of chi (life force), is experienced as profound relaxation, release and bliss. And this elated feeling permeates the entire body, going with you throughout the day.
7) Carrier Frequency Therapy:
Some successful entrainment companies employ the carrier frequency, which is used to deliver the binaural beat frequency, as an additional means of stimulating the brain during entrainment sessions. This is typically done by progressively lowering the pitch of the carrier frequency.
The reason amplitude and stimulation become greater as the carrier frequency is lowered is because, as the base pitch used to carry the entrainment signal lowers, both the length and the height (i.e., the distance between the valleys and troughs - the amplitude) of the carrier wave increase. This in turn delivers more resonance, increasing the fullness of the resulting amplitude-modulated standing wave—the binaural beat—created within the brain. This approach is tantamount to using sound as energy medicine.
For more information on how binaural beats are created within the brain, please see Science of Brainwave Entrainment.
The carrier frequencies used by PMP 3.0, which modulate the amplitude (or fullness) of the entrainment signal, range from entry-level stimulation to very advanced stages of neurological stimulation. The aim is to offer the same amplitude-modulated therapy that a few other entrainment products do, but in a manner that is both quicker and gentler. It is also important to state that, by utilizing this methodology, PMP 3.0 facilitates in months what used to take years, and without the need to continue purchasing higher and higher levels carrier frequency CDs.
Listeners will experience a wide range of carrier frequencies, but administered in smaller doses, so as to allow a stress threshold expansion that not only emerges more quickly, but is less overwhelming as well. The term 'stress threshold expansion' here refers to the extending of the nervous system's capacity to easily handle the kinds of stressful situations which once overwhelmed it.
The illustration below demonstrates the cycle we believe that best fits the methodology used by a few notable entrainment companies:
Notice how the stimulus and recovery cycles are out of sync, so that, when the nervous system (as well as all of the bodily systems which support the nervous system) is least able to recover, the stimulus nonetheless continues at full volume. It is precisely this pattern, we believe, that produces the often unnecessarily prolonged overwhelm in programs used by such methodologies
STIMULATION & RECOVERY CYCLES:
A DYNAMIC ADAPTIVE BALANCE
PMP 3.0 improves on the above-mentioned methodology by establishing an adaptive balance between the stimulation (yang) and recovery (yin) cycles. This dynamic balance - or HARMONY - is established in two stages:
Stage 1 - OPTIMAL STIMULATION: Advanced Carrier Waves in the Primary Meditation Tracks
The Primary Meditation tracks begin with entry-level carriers, and end with very advanced and powerful carrier waves, nearing the very bottom of the human audible hearing spectrum. In fact, they contain enough advanced carrier frequencies to last a lifetime. (Please see Popular-Multi-CD-Level-Approach VS PMP 3.0 Comparison Charts for more information.)
This approach affords optimal power and variability of stimulation, while also avoiding the premature onset of acute 'overtraining'.
Stage 2 - OPTIMAL RECOVERY: Releasing Tracks
PMP 3.0 improves the recovery process by offering alternate meditation tracks which feature less powerful and therefore less overwhelming carrier frequencies. These alternate tracks (which are included with Profound Meditation) are referred to as Releasing Meditation, specially designed to facilitate deep release and renewal.
When used in conjunction with the Primary Meditation tracks (which feature comprehensive carrier frequencies), the Releasing Meditation tracks continue deepening the meditation experience while simultaneously enabling the nervous system to reconfigure to higher levels of functioning at optimal speed and with minimal overwhelm.
By listening to a less stimulating but profoundly revitalizing CD whenever overwhelm becomes pronounced and acute, the brain is still actively stimulated, but is also given more time and energy to adapt to the previous, stronger stimulus. In addition, the substantial time spent in the precise brainwave patterns shown to most effectively facilitate deep emotional release affords a greater liberation of interior and exterior resistance to optimal adaptation.
PMP 3.0’S “DRIVING” EFFECT UPON THE HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM
The inter-hemispheric communication—fortified by intense (i.e., resonantly powerful) carrier frequencies—occurring during prolonged and recurring periods of deep hemispheric synchronization via the use of PMP 3.0, we believe, leads to the new growth of neural connections between the hemispheres, as well as new synaptic connections and dendritic growth. This new growth implies that your brain and nervous system are rearranging to higher levels of neural functioning.
This illustration is congruent with Nobel prize-winner Ilya Prigogine’s discovery that open systems—which your brain and nervous system comprise, by the way—actually evolve by maintaining a state of non-equilibrium. They do this by allowing an inflow of energy and information, while simultaneously dissipating the entropy (i.e., the build-up of chaotic energy) into the environment.
When the flow of incoming entropy becomes greater than the system’s ability to disperse it, either the system becomes overwhelmed and dies, or it spontaneously reconfigures to an entirely new level of order—an order easily capable of handling the entropy that once confused and overwhelmed it.
This spontaneous reconfiguration is known as a bifurcation. This bifurcation has at least two components: exterior and interior. The exterior bifurcation, as already mentioned, consists of the emergence of greater complexity in the brain and nervous system. Likewise, the corresponding interior bifurcation consists of greater development in self-esteem and self-concept (i.e., ego development), values, emotions, stress management and world view.
PMP 3.0, when used optimally, encourages this evolutionary bifurcation process to take place on an ongoing basis.
NOTE on PMP 3.0’s Carrier Frequency Power and 3-Tier System
Although PMP 3.0 utilizes carrier frequency to increase the overall stimulus to the brain, it doesn’t rely solely on carrier frequency to do so. In fact, relying on carrier frequency alone for such purposes is, in our experience, limiting.
The “Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced” level comparisons ONLY refer to the audio carrier frequencies used in PMP 3.0. It is important to remember that, due to 3.0's very potent biofield tech, each of these "Tiers" may very well be more powerful than the levels of other popular systems they are compared to.
This is because the biofield technology is "pushing" the nervous system in an entirely different manner than the progressively lowered carrier frequencies which are solely relied upon in other programs for pushing the nervous system. As such, continued use of a specific Tier may cause more overwhelm (with prolonged use) than its equivalent in other systems, so choose your meditation sessions accordingly.
Even though there are some amazing products out there, we feel we have evolved sound technology way beyond what was available before we started. Our catalog is designed to help you modulate your mood or deepen your experiential understanding of spiritual practices such as meditation in the most organic way possible.
We all get stuck every now and again, but by regularly using our products, you can surely expect to see your creativity expand in its widest and wildest possible sense: you might feel unusually excited about life, enjoy increased purpose, suddenly feel capable of generating bright ideas, the right questions, even find answers for problems old and new.
Our resonant entrainment technology is always designed with the aim of balancing the stimulation and recovery phases in a way that facilitates deep emotional release. In our experience, and looking at the countless reports we get from seasoned meditators and brainwave entrainment practitioners alike, our technology has a more organic, natural releasing process - unlike other programs that create unnecessary overwhelm.
Regular practice can increase the amount of profound emotional and intuitive breakthroughs you experience: thanks to neuroplasticity and resonance, the more often you enter a state, the easier you'll be able to go back to it. Also, when you repeatedly create a coherent environment, you have a better chance of being your “best you,” and a much higher chance of being able to return back to center.
Let's put it this way, with iAwake you can safely enhance your experience of being alive. All you need is practice, a music player, and (sometimes!) a pair of headphones. So whether you are deepening spiritually, healing, writing, engaging in sports, playing musical instruments, or engaging in any creative/artistic field, this technology will allow your brain and your heart to function harmoniously and at levels you had only dreamed of.
We are passionate about creating what we believe are among the best tools available for transformation, and about spreading “the love,” educating and sharing how best to use them. We are also big on practice, as nothing can replace daily and diligent practice. These tools can be a game changer, but you still need to do the work.
What is Biofield Technology?
by Eric Thompson
Biofield technology is based on the idea that every object or physical substance―everything in the universe―emits energy. When two energy fields enter into resonance with one another, this is called the universal language of resonance. What happens is an interchange―as two fields interface, they exchange energy and information.
Some of you may be aware of the research in the field of subtle energy; you may practice various different types of healing traditions, meditative traditions, and deal with subtle energy. The subtle energetic tradition that I have drawn from in order to develop biofield technology is referred to as radiesthesia. Radiesthesia is a science, even though conventional science doesn’t recognize it as such. It was originally formed by a circle of French scientists back in the early 19th century, who came to realize that everything radiates an energy; hence the name radiesthesia.
In radiesthesia, the main scientific instrument that is used to detect and measure different radiations of energy is actually the human energy field itself, the human body. If you have studied various wisdom traditions, you will be familiar with the idea that you have multiple bodies; in the Hindu tradition, for example, you have the physical body, and also the prana body or subtle body, which is our energy body. Christianity’s simple divisions are body, soul, and spirit, and where soul and body intersect, you find the energy body. Some call it the chi body or vitality body, and it is comprised of the life force that feeds the physical body.
Through vibrational research, radiesthesists found that there was a subtle energy spectrum they could divide into 12 distinct and unique energy bands. To study the universal language of resonance, they created pendulums calibrated to these specific energy bands. They would project the vitality body through their arm into the pendulum they were holding and then into the object that they were entering into resonance with. If the particular energy band they were testing an object for happened to be present within the object, then the pendulum would actually begin to spin, because the vitality body had entered into resonance with the object that was being tested. What they began to understand is congruent with what Einstein taught―that basically all matter is energy.
Keep in mind, however, that the pendulum dowsing practiced by the French radiesthesists differed from the form of “mental” dowsing that is currently more popular in the West. In fact, the early French radiesthesists frowned upon this younger, mental form of dowsing, as it engaged the mental body in its practice and therefore produced variable results due to the unconscious attachments and aversions associated with mental body. The vibrational dowsing performed by the French radiesthesists, on the other hand, produced empirically verifiable and repeatable results, because the researcher engaged the chi body (also known as the vitality body) instead of the mental body. Whereas mental dowsing programs a pendulum to respond with a “yes” or “no” response to mental questions, vibrational dowsing uses no such questions or mental programming whatsoever.
Radiesthesists empirically discovered that we’re all immersed in a sea of energy, and that this energy spectrum ranges from below what our senses can pick up to far above what can consciously perceive.Above the electromagnetic energy spectrum, which ranges from infrared all the way up to microwaves, gamma waves, and cosmic waves, radiesthesists discovered that there is also a subtle energy spectrum. Essentially, we use the energetic body to pick up subtle vibrations all the time―this is using the universal language of resonance―and, because we’re not separate from our environment, we’re either consciously or unconsciously entering into resonance with the various energies in our environments all the time.
The French school of radiesthesists also discovered that these various bands of energy in the subtle energy spectrum could be produced using esoteric concepts of sacred geometry. They called this the science of shape-caused waves: when specific shapes are placed in precise geometric patterns, they interact with the primordial energy in the universe to produce particular bands of subtle energy.
When sacred geometrical patterns are put together in a certain way, within the primordial energy in the universe, they interact with a vacuum which is not really a vacuum, the zero-point field, so to speak. Eddies, streams, or field effects of subtle energy form around the sacred geometrical patterns in such a way that the patterns themselves become a receptacle for the divine. Anything within the space of that receptacle resonates with the divine more deeply, more resonantly.
In the mid to late 60s, an up-and-coming Egyptian architect by the name of Dr. Ibrahim Karim began to develop his own science, which he called BioGeometry®. This is the science of how geometrical forms create specific subtle energetic patterns, which in turn affect the human biological system and virtually all living systems. Building on the foundation of the French radiesthesists, Karim found that there was one particular subtle energy quality associated with the Golden Mean. It was made up of three very specific and unique energy bands, two of which his research uncovered, one of which was already known to the early radiesthesists.
Dr. Karim’s subsequent research showed that these three specific bands occur in some of the most profound spiritual settings. Those of you who are familiar with the Christian tradition, for example, might think of this as a kind of grace. Those who are familiar with the Vedic traditions might think of this as sattva. Something with a sattvic quality is something that is harmonizing, balancing, full of grace, and actually creates centered balance and grace wherever it is consciously received. Dr. Karim was asked by many scientists in Egypt to do authentic, scientific experiments involving this energy associated with the Golden Mean. He participated in numerous studies led by leading Egyptian scientists, always with outstanding results, where he would use his own methods to produce this energy associated with the Golden Mean.
What I have learned to do is to use digital software to capture, amplify and reproduce these various subtle energy qualities. I am not affiliated with Dr. Karim or his organization, and I have developed this technology independently. I take the subtle energetic bands and couple them with an electrical circuit connected to m y recording equipment that allows me to digitally capture these subtle energetic fields. Then I have a special process to amplify these fields many times, and I blend it with music and video. When you play the music or video on your PC, smartphone, or MP3 player, the biofield technology will actually order the electromagnetic field of the playing device so that it cancels the negative effects that are usually associated with electromagnetic fields. It cancels those effects and converts the electromagnetic field into a very powerful carrier for the biofield technology. The larger the electromagnetic device on which you play any of the iAwake Technologies tracks, the greater the biofield transmission will be.
Adapted from Eric Thompson’s webinar “Introduction to Biofield Technology,” December 4, 2012.
Part I: Research on iAwake's Technology
APPLICATION OF IAWAKE TECHNOLOGIES IN THE TREATMENT OF MILD BRAIN TRAUMA IN THE MILITARY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
- Conducted by Marlon Nakouzi
- Number of Subjects = 36 (none of whom had ever used brainwave entrainment or meditated regularly before)
- The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory was administered to subjects before and after listening to a custom iAwake meditation track for 30 minutes.
- Average Decrease in Anxiety for the Group = 20.2% reduction in anxiety (which is statistically significant)
- When the two outliers are removed from the study, the decrease in anxiety (which is already significant) is even larger and more significant.
- See Graph 1: The graph shows that a majority of the group experienced decreases in anxiety approaching 30%, and the second largest portion of the group experienced decreases in anxiety nearing 40%.
- According to Marlon Nakouzi, these reductions in anxiety seem to be the largest such reductions of any similar published study with which he is familiar, in which some form of brainwave entrainment was studied to measure its effects on anxiety.
Part II: Research On Brainwave Entrainment Technology and Meditation
A review of the literature that drives the Research and Development of iAwake's 21st century meditation technologies.
Please revisit this page, as we upload information that will help you to combat stress, depression, ADD, fatigue, and more.
References and research papers on brainwave entrainment:
"Pilot Study on the Effectiveness of Brainwave Entrainment in Reducing Stress Levels "- 2013 Marlon-Nakouzi (using iAwake tracks). See full study above.
“Accessing Anomalous States of Consciousness with a Binaural Beat Technology”
-1997 Society for Scientific Exploration, F. Holmes Atwater
“A Study of Cognitive Substance Abuse Treatment With and Without Auditory Guidance”
-1996 Gilbert Sanders EdD, Raymond O. Waldkoetter EdD
“The Facilitation of Attention Utilizing Therapeutic Sounds”
-1996 George Guilfoyle PhD, Dominic Carbone PhD
“An Empirical Investigation into the Effect of Beta Frequency Binaural Beat Audio Signals on Four Measures of Human Memory”
-1993 Richard Cauley Kennedy
“Brain Hemisphere Synchronization and Musical Learning”
-1986 G.D. Carroll, University of North Carolina
“Binaurally Phased Sound in the Classroom”
-1985 D. Edrington
“Hemispheric Syncronization and Second Language Acquisition”
-1985 US Army Educational Services Division, Fr. Lewis, WA
“Alpha-Theta Brain Wave Training and B-Endorphine Levels in Alcoholics”
-1989 E/G Peniston, P.J. Kulkosky, Clinical and Experimental Research
“Sonic Entrainment in Super-Learning”
-1983 R. Richards PhD, New Science Frontiers
“Pain Reduction and Relaxation with Brain Wave Synchronization”
-1990 Norman Shealy, PhD, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
“Regulating Consciousness with Binaural Beat Carrier Synthesis”
-1991 F. Goldstein, Journal of Psychiatric Answers (out of print)
“EEG Correlates of Alpha Frequency Binaural Beat Stimulation Combined with Alpha Biofeedback”
-1988 Dale Foster, Memphis State University
“Treatment of Migraine with Variable Entrainment Frequency”
-1989 D.J. Anderson BSC, MB Headache (periodical)
“Binaural Auditory Beats Affect Vigilance Performance and Mood”
-1997 James D. Lane, Stefan J. Kasian, Justine E. Owens, Gail R. Marsh, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Studies, Duke University
“Binaural Beat Induced Theta EEG Activity and Hypnotic Suggestibility”
-1997 D. Brian Brady, Northern Arizona University
“Auditory beats in the brain.”
-1973 Gerald Oster, Scientific American, 229, 94-102. 1973.
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– Brockopp, Gene W. Review of Research on Multi-modal Sensory Stimulation with Clinical Implications and Research Proposals, MS., 1984.
– Budzynsky, Thomas. “A Brain Lateralization Model REST”, Paper delivered at the First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado, March 18, 1983.
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– Peniston, E.G., and P.J. Kulkovski. “Alpha-Theta Brainwave Training and Beta-endorphin Levels in Alcoholics.” Alcoholism 13: 271-79. 1989.
– Pines, Maya. The Brain Changers: Scientists and the New Mind Control. Ney York: Harcourt Brace jovanovich, 1973.
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- According to David Siever, the physiology of auditory entrainment works like this: "In order for entrainment to occur, a constant, repetitive stimulus of sufficient strength to 'excite' the thalamus must be present. The thalamus then passes the stimuli onto the sensory-motor strip, the cortex in general, and associated processing areas such as the visual and auditory cortices in the temporal lobes."
- The alpha rhythm was the first brain signal ever recorded and was originally called the “Berger wave” in honor of Dr. Hans Berger, a German psychiatrist who invented electroencephalography (EEG) in the 1920s.
- We all have our own natural dominant alpha frequency called individual alpha peak frequency (iAPF), usually between 9 and 11 Hz.
- People who might have witnessed or gone through emotionally traumatic events have their frontal regions of the brain in a state of hypervigilance and don’t produce as much alpha as they could.
- There’s a frequency band between beta and alpha called the SMR rhythm (13 to 15 Hz), whose amplitude increases with stillness and decreases when there’s motor activity or visualization of movement. SMR is related to calm alertness and is said to regulate impulsivity and hyperactivity, promote body awareness, and help control anxiety and anger. So, training these frequency bands is thought to possibly help in cases of autism, epilepsy, and severe learning disabilities.
- The content most people tend to experience when accessing theta brainwave states is not easy to grasp, as it’s usually buried below daily-life consciousness and tends to emerge in the form of abstract thought (often in intense flashes) and the dreamlike and contradictory imagery that most surrealist paintings depict. Theta brainwaves are for that reason correlated to creativity and problem solving, "aha!" moments, and also to increased capacity to learn (children have stronger theta amplitudes than adults, which could explain why they’re able to learn and absorb so much about their environment, including acquisition of language).
- Delta brainwaves are naturally stronger in children and tend to decrease as we mature, with the exception of people who have experienced head injuries or near death experiences. Brainwave researcher Anna Wise considered them our emotional radar, and postulated that many people who grow up in unsettling environments display a stronger delta. According to her, they might have gotten used to scanning for danger and wound up with a state of hypervigilance mixed with profound empathy and an ability to process unconscious information.
- Gamma brainwaves have been found during rapid-eye movement (REM), and are very low or not at all present when individuals are going through severe mental health issues.
- Faster than gamma brainwaves are hyper gamma waves. At up to 100 Hz—and even 200 Hz (Lambda)—they can have the same effects that you’d experience if you were slowing down to the slowest possible states.