One of the therapist’s most important responsibilities is to continually monitor and evaluate promising new treatment approaches. In recent years, I have spent a great deal of time focusing on what are called Brain Entrainment Neurotechnologies like Holosync, Lifeflow, OmHarmonics, and Zen12 which I’ve found to be an enormously useful complement to traditional therapeutic methods.
The science of neurofeedback, teaching people to change their brainwave patterns to help them deal with pain or serious brain-related issues, is viewed as a viable and useful discipline by many respected medical authorities. For example, the American Academy of Pediatrics considers neurofeedback to be a top-level treatment for ADHD. It has also been used with positive outcomes for conditions as diverse as seizures, strokes, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The most common method of conducting neurofeedback, sometimes called neurobiofeedback, involves the use of an EEG (electroencephalograph) machine to map the electrical brainwaves emanating from the scalp’s surface. The information from this use of brainwave neurotechnology allows doctors and patients to view the effect of specific outside visual or auditory stimuli, and “train the brain” to achieve the changes in brainwaves necessary to alter behaviors or sensations.
As a wellness professional, I have watched as neurofeedback gained growing acceptance as an important advance in treatment methods, and as a therapist, I have watched the successful application of the same techniques as therapeutic tools to help patients deal with their real emotional, spiritual and mental health needs.
It is, of course, unrealistic to expect patients (or their therapists) to deal with complicated EEG technology and the major expense it entails. For that reason, a simpler and cheaper technology is required if the process of neurofeedback is to be used in day-to-day life. That technology exists, and it is called “brainwave entrainment.”, often also called “binaural beats“.
Therapists have found that it is extremely useful in helping people reduce stress, deal with their emotional issues and achieve contentment in their everyday lives – and it doesn’t have to be done in a therapeutic or controlled environment.
Three of the most popular brain entrainment programs developed to aid people with brain entrainment (which I’ll explain in more detail shortly) are Centerpointe Holosync, Project Meditation Lifeflow, OmHarmonics by Mindvalley, and Inspire3’s Zen12 programs. Let’s take a look at what they do and how they work.
If you want to read about my experience and review of these 4 programs, you should see this article here.
Holosync, Lifeflow, Zen12, OmHarmonics – Which to Choose?
My role as a therapist does not include making product recommendations so I cannot tell you which of these brain entrainment products you should choose, just as I wouldn’t tell my patients what product to purchase. All I can do is give my honest opinion of each.
To start with, from my experience they all work – and work well. They are all easy to use with a standard device such as your smartphone (iPhone, Android etc.) and headphones or earbuds, and from my observations and experience, they each produce the same general benefits.
They help increase the ability to relax and/or focus as desired and live a calmer life while reducing stress and even making it easier for some people to fall asleep at night without the use of sleeping aids. There are no negative effects to either that I can report. Of course, since you can’t actually hear binaural beats, there’s no way to tell if there’s any difference in the actual performance of each program. You can only go on results, and both produce.
However, there are two significant differences to be aware of if you’re deciding between Zen12, Holosync, Lifeflow, and OmHarmonics. Holosync takes much longer to “complete” because there are thirteen different levels in the program (some people need as many as ten years to finish the entire regimen), and each listening session takes an hour if you listen all the way through.
Holosync is also significantly more expensive, almost $180 for the standard version. Lifeflow is also a steep expense, at $670 for the ten-level program. We’ve all heard about Mindvalley by now. Their OmHarmonics program is the runner up in our comparison of best brainwave entrainment programs. Zen12 is the cheapest among these 4 programs. It’ll cost you only $87. You can also use our code, and save an additional $50. You can grab it here along with 4 free tracks.
Take a look at our comparison table below:
For those starting out with brainwave entrainment I suggest that you pick a Zen12 program. It’s a great, high-quality product to begin with. It comes with a 365-day money-back guarantee. So you can discover if you like this different method of meditation without spending much money. Learn more about it here.
Whichever program you choose, you’ll likely discover that binaural beats technology can work wonders for your mood, stress levels, and happiness.