Learn How Sound Therapy Works on Your Brain Sound and music have been used for thousands of years to alter human states of consciousness. Drums and chanting have been used all over the world in rituals and ceremonies, to heal, and to induce trance states. In modern times, the use of sound has developed into a sophisticated technology and is used to change brainwave states, to heighten focus and concentration, to hasten relaxation, to induce meditation, and to assist with healing. Tools For Wellness took a critical look at how sound and music alters consciousness, and identified the techniques that were the most effective. Advanced sound engineering was then used to mix these different elements in synergistic ways to produce maximum results, quickly. Each sound track in this program contains a different blend of music: relaxing sounds, primordial, 3-D effects, brainwave-altering pitches, energizing tones, and pulsed healing sounds. What you hear is the music mixed with nature, primordial rhythms, and 3-D sounds. The neuroacoustic technology is embedded in this musical matrix at an inaudible level. This novel approach of synergistically combining these different elements means that you get all sorts of different sounds working together to bring you the results you want, faster. Here are the different techniques used. New Age music is used to set the stage of your experience (one track uses Gregorian chants). Primordial rhythms, such as drums are used on certain tracks for their trance-enhancing impact. Two different sounds of nature are used on each track to evoke an emotional response. Tropical birds are uplifting and make you feel good, rain is soothing and comforting, ocean waves are both stimulating and calming, and the sound of thunder generates a cautious excitement. 3-D sound technology is added which gives the sound more dimension bringing you deeper into the experience. Window frequencies are included which have a deep biological effect, and are used to promote physical healing. An example of this is the Schumann Resonance (7.83 Hertz), which is very meditative and balances your bodys rhythms. Another window frequency, prevalent in this program, is 0.5 Hertz; this is deeply relaxing and quickly clears your mind of troubling thoughts. A very ingenious sound frequency technology discovered by a Frenchman, Dr. Alfred Tomatis (recognized as the father of modern neuroacoustics), is also embedded under the music of these CDs. High and low pitch frequencies alternate back and forth, exercising the inner ear, or tympanic membrane. This ear exercise results in the ear being re-sensitized to hearing high frequencies, which has a very energizing effect and helps with mental focus. Finally, binaural beat frequencies are used to put your brainwaves into a very specific frequency changing your state of mind. Beta frequencies (13 Hertz) are used for alertness, alpha (8 12 Hertz) for memory and light relaxation, theta (5 7 Hertz) for creativity and visualization, and delta (0.5 1 Hertz) for mental clearing and deep rest. Five Directions is the culmination of years of involvement in the alternative healthcare field by Tools For Wellness. As a result of this experience reviewing many products in the realm of sound technology, we think that you will find this program a very straightforward and effective tool to take command and control of your brainwaves.