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Secrets of Learning

Rhythm is the nature of the universe, rhythm is Creation. Everything is moving to it's own beat. From the micro-orbits of electrons and protons to the macro-orbits of planets, stars and galaxies. In lifeforms rhythm is even more obvious, from the continuous beating of the heart, to cycles of the breath. Another word for rhythm is "periodicity", which means that the activity of something falls into cycles. The cadence of human beings is intricately woven into the web of cosmic pulsation.

In theta, learning is extremely rapid, and there probably is also a lot of subliminal learning from other dimensions.

In the under seven age group, children often see imaginary playmates and talk to them. Perhaps these are not imaginary, but are really a link with another dimension of intelligence. Interesting thought, is it not?

Some hypnosis and some past life regression experiences also occur in the theta range of brain activity.
William Hewitt

Do you ever wonder why as children we learn more in our first few years of life? The answer lies in the mysterious and elusive Theta brain wave state. Up until the age of six, children are predominantly in Theta. This frequency allows the brain to absorb and retain massive amounts of information that gets stored in long-term memory. You can restore this magical ability through daily Theta brain wave training.

"From four to seven, children operate in theta state, with brain waves running between four and seven cycles per second. In adults, this level of brain wave activity is experienced during sleep and also during states of fear when the body goes into a 'fight or flight' response. This is a powerful level from which to initiate change. In this state, we only need one or two experiences of learning to change behaviour.

From the ages seven to fourteen, we live in the alpha state of seven to fourteen cycles per second. In adults, this is associated with light sleep, meditation, or eyes closed relaxation"

 

When you need to study and assimilate new information, slip on yourGlasses and headphones, relax and listen to your subject of choice,Within minutes, memory receptors are gently stimulated as precision-engineered frequencies shift your brain into a balanced theta state. In this state of heightened receptivity, the clarity and speed with which you can concentrate, study, and integrate and store information is profoundly improved. Theta brain waves are associated with long-term-potentiation.

Bio-feedback world expert Dr Budzynski notes that theta brain waves, if used appropriately, could "dramatically boost one's learning abilities" and "enhances the absorption of the material ... (as) a lot of work gets done very quickly".

Memory receptors and neural pathways are gently stimulated as theta frequencies balance and relax your mind. Groundbreaking research has revealed that theta brain wave activity triggers the formation of new, more complex connections between neurons. This effect, known as "Long-Term Potentiation," is key to forming memories and retrieving information from the subconscious. You'll find that the clarity and speed with which you can concentrate, study,integrate and store information is profoundly improved.

And If external stimulus is applied to the brain, it becomes possible to entrain the brain frequency from one stage to another. For example, if a person is in beta stage (highly alert) and a stimulus of 7.82 Hz is applied to his/her brain for some time, the brain frequency is likely to change towards the applied stimulus. The effect will be relaxing to the person. This phenomenon is also called frequency following response. After a while the person can bring the entrained states to mind at will, the same as any remembered song can be brought to mind

The electroencephalograph (AKA. EEG) is a machine that monitors brainwave-activity. Laboratories around the world have done studies and experiments-using these tools to better understand the four main brainwave patterns:-BETA, ALPHA, THETA and DELTA.

Each frequency has a characteristic blueprint-and produces a distinctive state of consciousness. BETA waves (14 cycles per-second and above) dominate the normal waking state of consciousness when-attention is directed towards the outside world. ALPHA waves (8-13 cycles-per second) are present during dreaming and light meditation when the eyes-are closed. THETA waves (4-7 cycles per second) occur in sleep and are-dominate in the highest state of mediation.In deep meditation and deep-sleep, DELTA waves (.5 to 3 cycles per second) are experienced.

The theta stage (4hz - 8Hz) has been found to increase learning capabilities. In fact, children spend more time in theta stage than adults, which probably explains the accelerated learning capabilities of children.
Alpha frequencies are also useful for learning purposes. You can play language cassettes, subliminal tapes, etc. during an entrainment session for a maximum effect.

Each of-these brainwave frequencies serves an important function. The optimum level-for deep thought is in the realm of THETA. When in THETA, the senses are-withdrawn from the external world and focused on then inner one,and provide the most profound feelings-of peace.

Like sound waves, the brain has its own set of vibrations it uses to-communicate with itself and the rest of the body. EEG equipment-distinguishes these waves by measuring the speed with which neurons fire in-cycles per second.

Lead author Michael Kahana, Ph.D., says the Nature paper bridges the gap between scientists' understanding of theta's role in animals and its role in humans. "Hundreds of papers have linked theta oscillations to spatial learning in rats and other animals; our study is the first to seal the link between theta and spatial learning in humans," says Kahana, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brandeis.

Scientific Stuff

Theta rhythms are very strong in rodent hippocampi and entorhinal cortex during learning and memory retrieval, and are believed to be vital to the induction of long-term potentiation, a potential cellular mechanism of learning and memory. A putative functional role of the theta rhythm has been put forth by Dr. Michael Hasselmo in a series of papers (Hasselmo et al. 2002, Hasselmo and Eichenbaum 2005). Based on evidence from electrophysiological studies showing that both synaptic plasticity and strength of inputs to hippocampal region CA1 vary systematically with ongoing theta oscillations (Hyman et al. 2003, Brankack et al. 1993, Pavlides et al. 1988), it has been suggested that the theta rhythm functions to separate periods of encoding of current sensory stimuli and retrieval of episodic memory cued by current stimuli so as to avoid interference that would occur if encoding and retrieval were simultaneous.

COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

Neuroreport. 14(9):1221-1224, July 1, 2003.
Egner, Tobias; Gruzelier, John H
Abstract:
Biofeedback-assisted modulation of electrocortical activity has been established to have intrinsic clinical benefits and has been shown to improve cognitive performance in healthy humans. In order to further investigate the pedagogic relevance of electroencephalograph (EEG) biofeedback (neurofeedback) for enhancing normal function, a series of investigations assessed the training's impact on an ecologically valid real-life behavioural performance measure: music performance under stressful conditions in conservatoire students. In a pilot study, single-blind expert ratings documented improvements in musical performance in a student group that received training on attention and relaxation related neurofeedback protocols, and improvements were highly correlated with learning to progressively raise theta (5-8 Hz) over alpha (8-11 Hz) band amplitudes. These findings were replicated in a second experiment where an alpha/theta training group displayed significant performance enhancement not found with other neurofeedback training protocols or in alternative interventions, including the widely applied Alexander technique.

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The Theta Rhythm

In a 1999 study, Thomas Budzynski, Ph.D worked with 8 struggling college students. After undergoing audio-visual brainwave stimulation, the students outperformed a control group and significantly increased their GPA. GPA for the 8 students continued to rise even after treatment was discontinued!
Psychologist Michael Joyce used brainwave entrainment with a group of 30 children. He observed improvements in reading and a half year advancement in grade level as well as substantial improvements in attention, reaction and a reduction in impulsivity and variability.
Harold Russel Ph.D. and John Carter, Ph.D., of the University of Houston, did several studies in which they used brainwave entrainment to treat ADHD and other learning disorders, testing their IQ before and after treatment. Astonishingly, after treatment the subjects showed a 5 to 7 point increases in IQ score.
Michael Tansey used a similar protocol to treat dyslexia and other learning disorders, reporting a 19 point average increase in IQ score post-treatment.
Drs. Siegfried and Susan Othmer found that neurofeedback brainwave training in the 15-18 Hz range can produce significant shifts in IQ score, particularly with people who are suffering from ADD/ADHD and other disorders. In cases where the starting IQ value is less than 100, the average IQ increase was 33 points! They also found significant improvements in memory, reading and arithmetic. In a one year follow-up, trainees showed major improvements in self-esteem, concentration and self-expression.

Other Benifits of Deep Theta

"Advanced intuition - Ever have a powerful gut-instinct that helped you make a good decision? Or a gut-instinct that you should’ve followed? If we get ourselves too caught up in the upper brainwave patterns of beta, our intuitiveness becomes severely damaged. As you increase your theta brainwaves, your intuition will increase as well as your ability to recognize those feelings in your “gut.”

Peak levels of creativity - The theta brainwave is often found in highly creative individuals. Many talented musicians, inventors, and artists are found to have extremely higher than average amounts of theta brainwaves. Musicians and artists are also able to utilize software like Neuro- Programmer 2 in order to help them increase their creativity when it runs dry. Utilizing the theta brainwave will definitely enhance your overall levels of creativity!

"Artists and inventors usually have high levels of theta brainwaves, which enables them to have a deeper connection with their emotions and to think more creatively than the average person. We can experience these advantages when we train our brains to produce more theta brainwaves. We';ll also have stronger intuition and have long term memory improvements. With more theta brainwaves, we become able to be in the zone and focus when necessary. "

Learning a new language - There has been plenty of research done on language learning and development. The claim that children are able to pick up new languages so quickly is because of their increased amount of theta brainwaves. Adults and students of a new foreign language may greatly benefit from shifting their brainwaves to the theta range.

Advanced problem solving skills - The problem associated with having too much of the beta brainwave pattern is the inabiltiy to problem solve and get past “mental blocks” by thinking creatively. Ever get writer’s block? Increasing your theta or alpha brainwaves will most likely help you keep “flowing” right through your paper or article without getting “stuck.” I’ve heard cases of alpha brainwaves used to help prevent writer’s block and I’ve also read that theta waves were very effective

Ability to program subconscious mind - There is some evidence to believe that by targeting the lower brainwave patterns and using affirmations or positive self talk, you can change some of your deepest unconscious beliefs or emotional blockages. In the theta brainwave range, the brain is extremely open to suggestion and new ideas. It is the openness of the brain in the theta frequency range that constitutes the ability to re-program the brain

.Paranormal Experiences - People are especially open to psychic experiences, OOBE’s (Out Of Body Experiences), visions, ESP, and other phenomenon in the theta brainwave mind state. Though most paranormal and psychic experiences can be argued to be real or fake, there is evidence that most people tend to have them when their brain is full of theta brainwaves. Psychics are supposedly able to tap the theta brainwave range in order to connect with higher spirits and the divine. Tthe theta brainwave frequency range has been heavily linked to profound learning benefits. As your mind is able to enter the frequencies of the theta range, you will be able to retain over 200% more information than you can while in the beta brainwave state. The theta brainwave allows people to learn large amounts of information in a much quicker time than the beta brainwave state.

"It is during the Theta Brain Wave State that there is a portal or pathway between the conscious and unconsciousness mind, where deep transformation takes place at the subconscious level. It is widely known that during a traumatic event a person transitions from the conscious to unconscious state, and that transition (Theta Brain Wave State) is when traumatic memory enters and imprints the subconscious mind. So it only makes sense that we exit the traumatic memory from the same door it entered. Our minds and brains are so powerful and so accessible if we give ourselves the opportunity and privilege to be reprogrammed for being released from the negative traumatic impacts that have been thrusted upon us by our own beliefs systems"

Boosted immune system - Increasing your theta brainwaves can lead to a boosted immune system due to the fact that theta brainwaves are associated with vitality and usually zero stress. Stress and too much anxiety can do harm to the immune system by releasing harmful chemicals such as epinephrine (adrenaline) and too much of the hormone: cortisol, associated with the adrenaline release. The theta brainwave releases pleasant chemicals and neurotransmitters to help keep your immune system at it’s peak.

Improved long-term memory - As theta brainwaves increase, the ability of the brain to recall and store long-term memories increases. The hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory processing and storing memories, has a normalized theta brainwave rhythm passing through this area. As we become more stressed out, the beta brainwaves throw the normalized theta brainwaves of the hippocampus out of sync. This is why stressful people usually have poorer ability to recall long-term memories. Often times therapists and hypnotherapists try to slowly open up traumatized clients to the theta range in order to recall repressed memories. The therapists help the client shift to this brainwave range in order to recall the repressed memory and help talk them through the event.

Ability to focus - Many people with high amounts of theta brainwave activity are able to “get in the zone” and stay intensely focused and motivated with one idea. Many people with ADD or ADHD attribute their success in certain areas of life to their ability to hyperfocus. Hyperfocus is a unique phenomenon that can really only be experienced in the theta brainwave range. Some meditators have also claimed to have learned the hyperfocus ability.

Healing of body and mind - The theta brainwave rhythm is well-known to rejuvenate, replenish, and heal the body and mind. The theta brainwave is known to reset your brains sodium / potassium ion ratio. When you get yourself heavily involved in the upper frequencies of the beta range, your brain’s sodium / potassium ion ratio is severely thrown out of sync. Due to the deep levels of relaxation that the theta brainwave brings, the body and mind is easily able to restore itself after a tough mental or physical workout."

Through Theta one is able to remove limiting beliefs, and replace them with more positive and supportive beliefs for healing. As these beliefs are changed there is often physiological healing in your Cells DNA in the body, this enables health, mind improvement and empowerment.

Super Learning

Theta has been-identified as the gateway to learning and memory.

Horse and buggy learning isn't going to cut it
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You can start to remember effortlessly
You will realize your mental potential is unlimited
You can start to integrate massive amounts of information
You will start to believe"I am brilliant, I enjoy learning"
I am learning all the time
You can absorb information effortlessly
You can become more confident of your abilities
I feel intelligent, I am intelligent
You may soon realise how your mind works perfectly
You will be able to concentrate easily, stay focused
You canl have an excellent memory
Being clear and lucid is easily achieved
You can have an mind that is organized
You can expand horizons with new knowledge
You can be relaxed, alert, and aware
You can be focused, centered, and clear
You can activate your mental potential
Your life can be enriched with knowledge

Speed Learning using CES (Cranial electro stimulation)


" Imagine how your life and career would improve if you could learn faster and retain much more without constant revisions ?"

Research shows that the key to speed learning is your state of mind before,
during and immediately after your learning session.
It is when you are in a state of relaxed alertness that you will achieve the greatest
improvement in memory together with increased concentration and creativity.
When you start using your CESunit you will start to
Improve memory and retention of study material
Enhance understanding during learning sessions
Accelerate new language learning
Increase maths ability

If you're wide awake and alert at the moment , your brain is probably operating at 13 to 25 cycles per second - the beta level.
But that's not the best state for learning and studying. Research has shown that deeper levels of brain activity lead to speed learning. Deeper levels are reached at the alpha and theta brainwave patterns, which are characterised by feelings of calmness and a relaxed alertness.

You can now train your brain to achieve any desired frequency with The BT Pro

Maxwell Cade;
The Awakened Mind (over 4,500 EEG’s tested):
" To achieve an Alpha frequency of 9 Hz requires two to five years of meditation experience. With ten to twenty years of practice, we find the Alpha frequency around 7 Hz."

With CES (Cranial electro stimulation) one is able to achieves within days what has previously been believed to require 10 to 20 years

It is in the theta states that the greatest feats of super-memory, along with heightened powers of concentration and creativity are achieved.

In the Palaces of Memory they suggest 5hz as being the optimum learning frequency.
Even as you read these words, a tiny portion of your brain is physically changing. New connections are being sprouted -- a circuit that will create a stab of recognition if you encounter the words again... In the Palaces of Memory

The gentle pulsating rhythms act in a similar fashion,-if the frequencies are computer generated, they are precise,-consistent and can be targeted to induce highly specific and desired brain-states. Just as we can tune a radio to get a particular station, with-this technology we can tune our consciousness to dial-in a wide variety of-brain states.

Using CES (Cranial electro stimulation) tools for Speed Learning

Using CES (Cranial electro stimulation) tools before and During your study will help lead you into the perfect state of relaxed alertness for Fast learning . It will automatically produce the alpha and theta brain wave patterns that are essential for greater understanding and memory. .
You can continue using CES tools your learning session. The CES signals provided through the Earclips will keep your mind at the deep levels you need for increased concentration, creativity and retention.

"I've found that listening to empowering messages when in a level of theta brain wave activity helps me to absorb the message in an "uncritical fashion", allowing me to communicate with my subconscious at a deep, deep level, and thus make gains much faster than by conscious effort alone"

The BTPro will take you into the deep theta states and make the MP3, CD or Tape your listening to hundreds of percent more effective

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Meditation

Brain pattern studies were recently conducted by researcher Melinda Maxfield-into the (SSC) Shamanic State of Consciousness. She found that the steady-rhythmic beat of the drum struck four and one half times per second was the-key to transporting a shaman into the deepest part of his shamanic state of-consciousness. It is no coincidence that 4.5 beats, or cycles per second-corresponds to the trance like state of theta brain wave activity. In direct-correlation, we see similar effects brought on by the constant and rhythmic-drone of Tibetan Buddhist chants, which transport the monks and even other-listeners into realms of blissful meditation.

Meditation is essentially about willingly being able to alter one's brain frequency to a desired state. While meditators have traditionally used several years to learn the techniques of meditation, you can now attain the same effect with brainwave entrainment. No special training or great discipline is required.
When a certain brainwave state is experienced and practiced over a period of time, the brain will "learn" the state change and it will become easier to self-produce the desired brainwave state at will. Thus, using the BTPro you can expect to get its effects faster without any entrainment.

 

Until recently, entering extraordinary states of heightened receptivity and peak performance have been predominantly attained by a disciplined few, practicing ancient techniques such as meditation, chanting, yoga and new re-vamped versions of the mystical traditions- such as progressive relaxation, auto-suggestion, hypnosis and biofeedback. The only problem is that these techniques take long periods of practice, discipline and often a leap of faith, to produce results.

Elmer and Alyce Green of the Menninger Foundation (the international psychiatric center of excellence) found theta brain waves "to be associated with a deeply internalised state and with a quieting of the body, emotions and thoughts..."

But now there is an easier pathway, a new technology that can guide us directly into those beneficial states of deep meditation and heightened receptivity - where we can leverage the powers of the mind-body connection to attain optimal mental and physical performance. This new path uses CES frequencies to carry its listeners into the higher frequencies of consciousness, where profound transformations take place.


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"Homeostasis can be defined as the tendency for intrinsic balance within a system. Application of a range of CES appears to enhance the Balance of the biological central nervous system. A change in one system within the individual will have correlative effects upon other systems. Improvements in mood, cognitive function, self image, shift of Focus , control to oneself, and sense of well being can be measured. When CES works, it enhances one's ability to handle or deal with situations that were previously beyond the range of one's control."

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