The Greatest Self Improvement Tool You Know Nothing About

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You have heard me mention “brainwave technology” in previous articles as a wonderful tool for increasing productivity.  Upon further research, and increased usage, I have learned that there are a variety of additional applications for BT products such as: improved sleeping, emotional healing, meditation, and even healing certain physical disorders.

Today we are going to explore BT in greater detail, and have with us Kristen Cramer, President of the Immrama Institute in Tampa, Florida who will shed some light on how brainwave technology can improve our lives.

Immrama is a true pioneer in the field of brainwave technology, and I want to thank Kristen for taking the time to interview on We The Change:

TG: What exactly IS Brainwave Technology?

KC: Well, there are many different types.  In a general sense, brainwave technology is comprised of any type of audio or visual tool that stimulates brain activity in one form or the other.  What we develop at Immrama are the audio forms of BT, and we create and distribute CDs that help people get into desired brain states.

TG: What do you mean by “desired brain states”?

KC:  There are several different brainwave states.  Your brain continually cycles through each of them throughout the day and night.  It is a completely natural biological occurrence in every human being, and each of these brainwave states occurs in a specific frequency range:

Gamma:  bursts of insight and high-level information processing (40Hz and up)
Beta: Focused concentration, heightened alertness (13Hz to 40 Hz)
Alpha: Relaxed mental awareness, visualization, creativity (8Hz to 12Hz)
Theta: Stress Relief, deep relaxation, meditation, dreaming (4Hz to 8Hz)
Delta: Deep, dreamless sleep, healing and rejuvenation (0Hz to 4Hz)

With the help of audio brainwave technology, you can guide your brain into Beta, Delta, or any other desired brainwave state based on the activity you are engaging.

TG:  How Does It Work?

KC:  Our CDs are scientifically designed to release one set of frequencies into the right ear, and another set of frequencies into the left ear.  When this happens, the brain’s response is to generate its own frequency (and the one you desire) to reconcile the difference between the two frequencies being heard through the ears.  This “balancing” frequency of the brain is called a binaural beat, and is what we are after in BT. 

For example, if a frequency of 100Hz is presented to the left ear and a frequency of 105Hz is presented to the right ear, the brain “hears” a binaural beat pulsing at 5Hz, the exact difference between the two frequencies.  Over time, binaural beats can lead to something wonderful called hemisphere synchronization.

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TG: What is Hemisphere Synchronization?

KC:  Whole brain synchronization occurs when the two hemispheres of your brain begin to work together, resonating at the same frequencies and causing neural pathways to fire more rapidly.  Your brain can reach extraordinary levels of performance not normally attainable without years of practice.  Research has shown that this type of synchronization is present in the brain at times of intense creativity, clarity and inspiration.  By listening to our CDs you can train your brain to function at this high level of synchronization.

TG:  Is there any way to actually see Hemisphere Synchronization?

KC:  Absolutely!  You can track it on an EEG machine, and it is amazing to see how the brain becomes more cohesive.  After

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about 7-10 minutes of using these products the left and right hemispheres of the brain start working together.  Remember, there is 30+ years of science backing this up.  You can view a few actual EEG snapshots on our webpage.

TG:  Give a reason why someone would want to start purposefully altering their brainwaves?

KC:  Good question.  For starters, people who have trouble sleeping can benefit tremendously from these products as the CDs can help guide the brain into the Delta brainwave state.  Over time, the technology can train the brain to remember how to emit this critical frequency.  This is actually how I got involved in this field.  BT products were the only thing that helped my chronic insomnia (I tried medications, hypnosis, different relaxation techniques) and I saw first-hand how powerful it can be.  This is just one of a myriad of reasons to use these products.   

TG:  You mentioned before that these products help “train the brain”.  Explain.

KC:  When you use these CDs every day for a few weeks (for about 15-20 minutes), we have noticed that the brain starts to remember how to get into desired states more easily.  So, if we give someone who has trouble falling asleep a CD that takes there brain from the very busy Beta state, down through the more relaxed Alpha state and all the way into Delta, and they listen to it for a few weeks, their brain actually becomes entrained to get into Delta by itself.  What this means is that you do not have to be tied to a CD for the rest of your life to go to sleep, and is one of the great benefits of this technology.

TG:  How do Immrama’s products differ from the competition?

KC:  Thank you for asking that.  We have become pioneers in the field and developed something called harmonically layered technology.  Traditional BT has one frequency in one ear, and one in another. What we did was combine the BT concept with music science and harmonics and take multiple layers of frequencies and run them together so that they are all harmonically matched.  What this does (and we’ve proven this through EEG testing and other comparisons) is strengthen the hemisphere synchronization and increase the entrainment level.  This advance is actually a huge jump in BT, as the science had remained stagnant for a very long time.  So, we are very proud of this accomplishment.

TG:  Why do more people NOT know about BT, and about your Institute?

KC:  It took a very long time for the traditional medical establishment to accept it as a viable form of treatment.  Plus, for the first 20+ years there was not a lot of money devoted to this research.  But awareness of brainwave technology is growing at an exponential rate, and I am happy to sat that a LOT of people know about our Institute now!  With the confluence of increasing scientific evidence, the internet, and physician recommendations, brainwave technology is exploding.

TG:  Where can we see some of these scientific studies?

KC:  We do have a page on our website which lists the scientific studies.  It also lists a lot of books where they mention the technology.  But we are not allowed, for copyright reasons, to actually publish the studies on our website. 

Well We The Changers, I hope you got a lot out of this interview and decide to give BT a try.  I have been using it for about a year, and have seen tremendous results.  As always, share your thoughts or your story in the comment section below!
 

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18 Responses to “The Greatest Self Improvement Tool You Know Nothing About”

  1. Peter says:

    This is something that I find fascinating. Great interview Todd.

    Now my questions. Have you tried the products of Immrama Institute yourself? If so, how do they compare with the other brainwave products you have tried?

  2. ZHereford says:

    I love articles like this!

    The more we know and understand how our brain works, the better we can function and operate.

  3. Todd says:

    Thanks Peter– And YES, I have been using Immrama’s products for about three weeks and I can tell you they have been very effective. I have been particularly intrigued by one of the CDs, Insights, which gets the brain into Delta.

    Kristen recommends using this CD for 24 minutes a day for 7-10 days to get the brain “used to” the lower delta frequency. I highly recommend this, as delta is where our bodies rejuvinate and refresh itself.

    Thanks again Peter…
    Todd

  4. Peter says:

    Thanks Todd. That is what I was looking for – a specific cd suggestion. Time to whip out the credit card….

  5. Todd says:

    Peter– I also know that you started a new job. When I am working on something, or writing for this blog, I ALWAYS listen to a CD that puts me in the Beta brain state. Its actually unreal how much more focused I become.

    Anyway, I am glad you enjoyed the article!
    TG

  6. Robyn says:

    Hi Todd, you really asked some great questions that help readers get to the crux of how brainwave technology works and the fact the CD’s have been developed so that people can easily change brain states. Great asset for folks who have trouble sleeping.

    Thanks for posting a great interview with an expert in the field.

  7. Todd says:

    THANKS Robyn….I am so glad you enjoyed the article…and, thanks for stopping in :)
    Todd

  8. SootheSayer says:

    Good stuff! This kind of technology is going to rock our way of treating people–holistically. Biofeedback has come a long way, baby!–and may launch us into a health care system that treats dysfunction and imbalance where it begins… in the mind.

    Wonderful article, as usual.

  9. Todd says:

    Thanks Sooth– that is the ultimate goal, to make “every day” healthcare more holistic and have it focus on getting to the root of illness. There are a myriad of treatments, like brainwave technology, whose roots go back thousands of years…we just have to rekindle our awareness and knowledge of them!
    Todd

  10. Garth says:

    Hi Todd. I was wondering if your’ve tried the Holosync program from Centrepoint Reshearch (which i’ve noticed is far more expensive then Immrama Institute’s Insight program) and if so how do the two compare?

    Regards – Garth

  11. Todd says:

    Garth…no I have not. I have only used Immrama’s products and the Monroe Institute….which are comparable. I will check out Holosync though…thanks for sharing!
    Todd

  12. jessicarosy says:

    Great post which summed up a lot of important points. Thank you.

  13. I’ve used the holosync technology as part of Learning Strategies Paraliminals and have had phenomenal results, especially with their Prosperity, Personal Genius and Belief CDs – check them out.

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  15. Alshley says:

    so the brain takes alot of time toi become what most brains are today.so why have most adults forgotten so much that they learned in schoolo when they were as young as us? and why does the brain take so much time to develope? why can’t the brain be just as smart as it is when your young when you’re older? i mean it’s like you just forget the things you learn when your brain ages. i mean why can’t you be as smart as you were ment to be. shouldn’t you stay as smart as you want to be.

  16. Todd says:

    Hi Alshley– and LOL thats a tough one to answer!! Maybe that should be the topic of my first book :)
    Todd

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