A stressed brain isn’t a smart brain -
Learn how to restore your brain's natural balance using BrainTap Technologies
When the brain is tired, stressed or overworked, the clarity and creativity in how you think and live your life can be compromised. So how do you create a lifestyle to manage your stress level, increase your rest and relaxation, to optimise your brain's thinking capacity?
Constantly on the go and being consumed by meeting expectations set by others, combined with a busy work schedule and social life, is surely the quickest way to burn out physically and mentally. When you're under stress, the “thinking” part of your brain (your pre-frontal cortex) is bypassed, as the fast-acting “emotional” part of your brain (your amygdala) takes over, which controls your body’s fight-or-flight response.
By better managing your stress response, you can stop the stress hormone cortisol from rising in your body. High levels of cortisol severely impact your memory, sleep, and your ability to concentrate. Also in prolonged situations of chronic stress, it can lead to anxiety, depression, heart disease, weight gain, digestive problems and headaches. When you’re happy and well rested, your cortisol levels are naturally low at night so you can fall asleep easily. However, when you are stressed, your cortisol levels rise, making it harder to get to sleep. If you have consumed a lot of caffeine during the day to stay alert, your cortisol levels will be even higher. Not getting enough sleep, impacts on how you think and makes it harder to think clearly and creatively. If you want to optimise your brain’s thinking ability, don’t underestimate the importance of rest and good-quality sleep.
Patrick K. Porter, PhD. has dedicated his life to neuroscience and creating ground breaking methods to help overcome the daily challenges we face in life. BrainTap technology is a powerful app and device, which helps your entrain your brain to suppress an habituation to high-intensity beta brainwaves, induced by the stress of fight-or-flight response and elevate to a more calming alpha and theta brainwaves that your mind is designed to enjoy, creating a feeling of relaxation, calmness and creativity.
When you’re happy and well rested, your cortisol levels are naturally low at night so you can fall asleep easily. However, when you are stressed, your cortisol levels rise, making it harder to get to sleep.
What does it mean in everyday life? Imagine you have to meet a tight deadline and you’re in fear that, you may not be able to complete the task or project by the due date. The intensity of fear in missing the deadline escalates, as this situation may bring into question, your abilities, which in turn may result in losing your job or future contracts. As your brain focuses on the worst-case scenarios, your levels of stress and panic increases, causing you to lose the ability to think clearly in finding solutions to produce your best work. You become stuck in a cycle of stress and fear that feeds off each other.
The science behind BrainTap relies on four key elements: Guided Visualisation, G10-Cycle Holographic Music, Binaural Beats and Isochronic Tones combined with retina and ear meridians stimulation using specific Light Frequencies.
Physicist Heinrich W. Dove, discovered that listening to two different tones of sound in each ear could change the state of mind. If you listen to a tone of 220Hz in your left ear and 226.6Hz in your right ear, your brain will perceive the difference between the two, and start to resonate with the 6.5 Hz binaural beat, which is the same frequency associated with deep, meditative states. Your brain naturally will follow this frequency, and you experience a deeply relaxed state. BrainTap’s proprietary algorithms have been shown to produce a state of calm and concentration in the brain, yielding the full effect of the guided visualisation, and resulting in extraordinary levels of performance that would otherwise take years of practice to achieve.
Isochronic tones are equal intensity pulses of sound separated by an interval of silence. They turn on and off rapidly, but the speed depends on the desired brain frequency. When you are feeling stressed, agitated or anxious, your brain will usually be producing an increased amount of high beta activity. Low beta or alpha frequency isochronic tones will help to lower your dominant frequency, reducing feelings of stress or anxiety. Research has shown that Alpha stimulation can also be helpful in improving your ability to memorize and retain information. When it's time to study or work, our brain isn't always ready to focus. If you are feeling tired, unmotivated and distracted, BrainTap’s isochronic tones in the beta range will elevate your brainwaves up to a more optimal high focused state. The discrete nature of isochronic tones makes them particularly easy for the brain to follow. While binaural beats rely on balanced hearing in both ears, isochronic tones work effectively for nearly everyone, except for someone with complete hearing loss. This is one of the reasons BrainTap’s proprietary algorithms incorporate both types of tones.
Visualisation has been studied for decades, and this technique has been shown to have the power to affect mental states, improve physical and athletic performance and even heal the body. An acclaimed scientist, researcher and educator, Dr Joe Dispenza describes: “In other words, if you paint a picture in your head and include as many details as possible about your surroundings, the event taking place, and the people involved, your brain will interpret it as if it is occurring in real-time.” At worldwide seminars and advanced workshops Dr Dispenza along with other scientists have performed extensive research and measured the positive effects, using epigenetic testing, brain mapping with EEGs and GDV imagery. Notable spots persons and celebrities like Chris Hemsworth, Lewis Hamilton and Jonny Wilkinson, have attributed their successes in managing stress in challenging situations using visualisation techniques. These effects are increased and optimised when combined with the other elements of BrainTap's technology.
10-CYCLE HOLOGRAPHIC MUSIC
Another aid to the guided meditation is a 10-cycle holographic music, which is a sonic technology that produces a 360-degree sound environment. In this sonic environment, the visualisations become more real to the mind, helping the user take full advantage of the power of the visualisations by creating a more receptive learning state.
THE POWER OF LIGHT – THE BRAINTAP HEADSET
The BrainTap headset delivers gentle light pulses that travel through the retina and ear meridians, sending direct signals to the brain and guiding you into unparalleled brain states.
Pulsing light, in the correct pattern and intensity, can produce levels of deep relaxation known to affect serotonin and endorphin levels, with an average increase of 21 percent in one study. These increases not only can calm and relax the mind but also produce powerful effects in maintaining a positive outlook and optimistic thinking.