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Power Behind Audio: Introduction to Brain waves

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Power Behind Audio: Introduction to Brain waves

Learn to use your entire mind

In the age of distraction, it has never been more important to learn to engage more of one’s mind. This short article helps to explain the different brain waves and their significance.  when you can engage your conscious and unconscious mind, you have the formula for transformation. This post introduces the power behind using audio to change habits and one’s mindset.

Listen to the 4 minute audio

Dr. Cynthia Howard explaining why audio works to change behavior.

Review the information below on brain waves. Using the audio files we provide will help you change how you think and respond.

Engaging these brain waves will optimize your thinking, concentration, clarity and flexibility of thought.

4 Brain Wave Patterns


This is the dominant wave when you are wide-awake and alert. Your mind is sharp, focused, making connections quickly, easily; coming up with new ideas and solutions to problems. Beta waves increase with age.

When you spend too much time in this state, there is tendency to become irritable, anxious and stressed out.

Too much: Anxiety, high alert, inability to relax

Too little: Attention disorder, depression, trouble thinking





Alpha was the first wave discovered on the early EEG machine. It bridges the gap between being alert and dreaming. It is the frequency between beta and theta. In the Alpha state, your awareness expands, creativity begins to flow. Fears vanish.  This is the optimal state of mind to reprogram thoughts and habits.

When in a stress reaction, this can be blocked by the beta waves due to hyper arousal.

Too much: Daydreaming, inability to focus

Too little: Anxiety, obsessive thinking





This is the wave involved in daydreaming and just prior to sleep. This wave connects you to your raw emotions and optimally this is the state where creativity and learning is enhanced.

Too much: Depression, inattentiveness, impulsive

Too little: Anxiety, lack of emotional awareness







Delta is the slowest of all four brain wave frequencies; associated with deep sleep. It is when hormones are released, contributing to the restoration of the body. There is less delta produced with aging, even during deep sleep.

This is the wave associated with the subconscious and the cache of information stored. Accessing this brain wave can help with release and integration of deeper memories.

Too much: Brain injury

Too little: Anxiety, poor emotional awareness




Super Tip

A relaxed mind is able to focus. Use the audio files in this program on a regular basis. This increases the flexibility of your mind and helps it shift into a new habit.


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