All About Brainwaves

Thought is the brain in action.

The brain is electrical and operates differently depending on the frequency it’s vibrating at.

Those (approximate) frequencies are…

Gamma – Gamma waves are neural oscillations or “brainwaves” in humans with a frequency between 25 and 140 Hz. Gamma waves are correlated with large scale brain network activity and cognitive phenomena such as working memory, learning, information processing, attention, and perceptual grouping, and can be increased in amplitude via meditation or neurostimulation.

Beta – Beta waves are brainwaves with a frequency range of between 12.5 and 30 Hz (12.5 to 30 cycles per second). Beta states are the states associated with normal waking consciousness. They are involved in conscious thought, logical thinking, and tend to have a stimulating affect. Low amplitude beta waves with multiple and varying frequencies are often associated with active, busy or anxious thinking and active concentration.

Alpha – Alpha Waves are brainwaves that oscillate between 8 Hz to 12 Hz. Alpha waves are the bridge between consciousness (beta) and sub consciousness (theta).

Theta – Theta waves come in between 4 Hz and 8 Hz. Many of my guided meditation audios have theta tones in them designed to put you in the theta brainwave state because this is a deeply relaxed, semi-hypnotic state that makes your sub conscious more accessible. This means the message in the audios are more likely to be accepted into your programming. Theta can help you improve your intuition, creativity and make you feel more “grounded.”

Delta – A delta wave is a high amplitude brain wave with a frequency of oscillation between 0.5 and 4 hertz. These are the slowest recorded brain waves in human beings and are associated with the deepest levels of relaxation and restorative, healing sleep. Adequate production of delta waves helps us feel completely rejuvenated after we wake up from a good night’s sleep.