What do brain waves have to do with healing?

by Ed

Our brains are constantly vibrating. Depending on how awake and active our brains are, they vibrate at different rates and amplitudes. The whole spectrum of brain waves has been divided into four main categories: beta, alpha, theta and delta.

We are mostly in beta most of the day, when we are awake.

In the alpha state, we are more relaxed, but alert. Generally our eyes are closed and we have a more inward focus. The alpha state is associated with enhanced learning, intuition and increased endorphins. Endorphins are natural pain killing chemicals in our bodies. We are more suggestible in the alpha state, and we are awake enough to send ourselves suggestions.

In the theta state we are still more relaxed and inward focused. Deep meditation and deep hypnosis are associated with the theta state. We are very suggestible in this state, though usually not “conscious” enough to give ourselves good suggestions.

Delta state is associated with deep, dreamless sleep. It’s as close as we get to being “not there”.

Alpha, theta and delta states are all necessary for healing. During a  good night’s sleep we spend quite a bit of time in all three. During the day, through the use of meditation, guided imagery, and hypnosis or self-hypnosis, we can greatly enhance our healing.

Learn how to go into the alpha state.