Theta Healing has become globally popular, but what most people don't realise is that you don't need a healer to access the Theta state.
Theta healing has become a branded term (trademarked I believe); a global industry. A healer, or a ticket to visit a seminar, could run into $100+ dollars. And then there's the books and extra sessions, too.
So in this post I want to explain to you where this popular therapy originates from, what the benefits are and how you can access this state of Theta healing – for less than 10 bucks!
The Roots of Theta Healing
The Theta state, induced by Theta healing is the same state accessed when you meditate, something people in the East have been doing for centuries, and something that was adopted by the West around 70 or so years ago.
When you meditate, your brainwaves slow down. You become more calm, more relaxed.
When you are in a higher energy state, the dominant brainwave frequency running through your brain is Beta (waves); probably somewhere between 15-30 Hertz.
When you mediate, your brainwaves drop down into a low frequency state known as Theta. This state is a low frequency brainwave state that runs between 4-8 Hertz (cycles per second).
Above Theta is Alpha, a relaxed but focussed and aware (the flow) state. And Below Theta is Delta. Delta waves are abundant in the deep sleep stages.
Previous studies have shown that theta waves indicate deep relaxation and occur more frequently in highly experienced meditation practitioners. The source is probably frontal parts of the brain, which are associated with monitoring of other mental processes. (Source: Science Direct)
So essentially, accessing the Theta state is all about getting your brain to shift from an alert and highly aware state to a relaxed, calm state where you can begin to focus on your awareness.
I tried to keep that as non-technical as possible, so you get the concept of fast and slow brainwaves.
Many people start the process of meditation by focusing on the breath, as this is a tried and tested way to calm the mind. Focussing on the breath can bring your mind into the present moment and stop you dwelling on thoughts of the past and the potential of the future.
The idea is not to blank your mind so that you stop thinking –you would become very frustrated trying to do so – but rather to centre your awareness. You might choose to keep your eyes open and focus on an object, or close your eyes and simply relax.
Either way, you observe the thoughts that arise in your mind and just let them be. You don't try to cling onto them, and if you do, you don't force yourself to let go.
The idea is to be present in the moment, observing your awareness – almost as a member of your own audience.
This is not a meditation lesson, but understanding the basics of meditation is key here because this is where the “Theta Healing” originates from.
When in this relaxed state, you become receptive to healing, hypnosis, subliminal messaging and other holistic therapies.
You will be more open to explore deep rooted issues such as insecurities, worries and past traumas; issues that affect your life on a day-to-day basis and hold you back from fulfilling your full potential and reaching your goals in life.
But if meditation is difficult for you, and you don't fancy the price tag of Theta healing seminars, read on for a potentially more effective solution.
How to Get into a Theta State, Fast
As we explored above, meditation can help you access the Theta state, as can a Theta healer or hypnosis practitioner. But it is actually quite difficult to take someone who is normally very high energy, or someone who suffers from anxiety, into a Theta state.
For this reason, many of our users are hypnosis practitioners, healers and therapists who use our recordings with their clients.
We also have many users who use our music for meditation and achieving the Theta state on a daily basis – because they want to reap the benefits of regular practice.
Using Theta wave music is a fast and effective way to access the Theta state because you are able to entrain the brain to move from its current frequency state to the Theta frequency state.
Studies have shown that binaural beats are effective in shifting the brain into a Theta state:
Exposure to a 6-Hz binaural beat on a 250 Hz carrier tone for 30 min was utilized in this study. Quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) was utilized as the recording modality. Twenty-eight participants were divided into experimental and control groups. Emotional states were evaluated by Brunel Mood Scale (BRMUS) before and after exposing to the stimulus.
The results showed that theta activity was induced in the entire cortex within 10 min of exposure to the stimulus in the experimental group. Compared to the control group, theta activity was also induced at the frontal and parietal-central regions, which included the Fz position, and left hemisphere dominance was presented for other exposure durations.
The pattern recorded for 10 min of exposure appeared to be brain functions of a meditative state. Moreover, tension factor of BRUMS was decreased in experimental group compared to control group which resembled the meditation effect. Thus, a 6-Hz binaural beat on a 250 Hz carrier tone was suggested as a stimulus for inducing a meditative state.
– (Study: Brain Responses to a 6-Hz Binaural Beat: Effects on General Theta Rhythm and Frontal Midline Theta Activity)
It is as simple as relaxing, putting on your headphones and pressing play.
What Are the Benefits of Theta Healing
Theta is a versatile state.
In this state we can induce healing, access to higher consciousness, stimulate muscle relaxation and pain relief, heighten creativity and problem solving skills, and make the mind more permeable and receptive to change through different types of therapies such as hypnosis and subliminal messaging.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of associated benefits with Theta healing/meditation:
- Deep relaxation and stress relief
- Anxiety reduction
- Mind and body healing
- Lowers heart rate
- Increasing intuition
- Subconscious connection
- Ability to program the unconscious mind
- High levels of creativity and problem solving
- Improved emotional connections with self and others
- A bridge to a higher spiritual connection
It should be noted that not all these benefits will emerge from listening to one Theta wave recording; though regular listening to one recording will bring about change in a fair few areas.
Without getting too technical, different recordings uses different frequencies within the Theta spectrum to target different benefits.
Theta Healing: A Natural Solution
Theta healing through our special music is beneficial for everyone.
Whether you want to reduce anxiety and stress, or encourage healing of the mind and body, you will benefit.
We also have some subliminal messaging products that use Theta frequencies underneath the music to help you overcome confidence issues, weight issues, addiction issues and more.
There is a calmative effect from regular use of Theta music. And that is why the term “Theta Healing” is apt; because it tends to be an all-encompassing healing process that emerges with regular practice.
By this I mean that over time you will notice that you feel more positive, more relaxed and calmer in challenging situations. You will feel less anxious and stressed. You will sleep better and generally feel more contented and present in life.
If you are on medication for anxiety or stress related symptoms, or perhaps you are dealing with some body pain issues or mental trauma issues from the past, you might like to try Theta healing music as an accompaniment to your medication.
And if you are in a position where you have previously been on medication for an issue, or you are about to come off medication and don't want to go back on, but you are anxious about managing your symptoms naturally, you may choose to experiment with this form of therapy.