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Centerpointe Holosync vs Lifeflow Review: 3 Years Meditating
How Meditating with Holosync and LifeFlow Has Helped Me Recover and Grow
I first discovered Holosync in 2010, and was impressed as it changed my life month by month. Holosync is the most popular brainwave entrainment program on the market but I found personally that it can cause some pretty challenging periods of overwhelm (see comparison table below). It’s still though a quality program that’s used by many. This is an account of my experience and a comparison of Holosync versus Lifeflow, using over three years from 2010-2013.
I still meditate daily and am experiencing great changes in my life, but after some consideration I moved on from Holosync to Lifeflow. I just became too fed up with being incapacitated, often strung-out from overwhelm from Holosync use (I found that it’s kind of like a bulldozer for the brain).
Lifeflow has higher production quality – amazing ambient audios (different for each level, unlike Holosync), I’ve had no overwhelm from using it, and it’s also much cheaper.
I hope you find that this account of my experience inspires you to get meditating with LifeFlow, Holosync, or another brainwave entrainment meditation program of your choosing, so you can experience too some of the benefits that I’ve had.
I will also talk about what I have found to be the real secret to success with these audio programs, a principle that has been the foundation stone of all my growth. If you merely adopt this simple guidance on its own without doing anything else, it will help you to be effective at and to enjoy the process of improving your life.
Much Lower Depression and Anxiety
I have found brainwave entrainment technology such as Lifeflow and Holosync to be the fastest, easiest and most effective way to make significant changes in my life.
Daily meditation using Holosync and now LifeFlow has been the largest catalyst which has changed me from being foggy, confused, exhausted and miserable – often barely wanting nor able to get out of bed, to being energetic and clear-minded, able to cope, work and socialise, and it’s given me the strength to build upon my growth.
I also like that every few weeks I look back at 2-3 months previous and realize that now I am happier, I can see retrospectively that the benefits are cumulative, each growth spurt building on the last.
Thirteen Years of Hell – Then Holosync, and then LifeFlow
I spent over thirteen years in a “personal hell”, from the ages of 20 to 33 living with severe, chronic depression and anxiety. I tried everything to recover from it, from faith healers, spiritual and energy healers, holistic therapies, self-help books and seminars, counsellors, psychotherapists, traditional meditation, herbal supplements and even pretty questionable brain zappers.
None of the treatments benefited me significantly though, and hope always quickly turned to disappointment, and I was back to living a life of misery and desperation. I was reliant on seeing a psychiatrist, and on taking a high dose of prescription drugs (anti-depressants, tranquilizers and lithium) to be able to function at all, and even with this minor life events would send me into a bad emotional tailspin.
But I always kept up hope that I would find something that would set me on the road to recovery. I was so desperate that I was literally willing to try anything even if I was skeptical.
Then through a friend, who is also into personal growth, I bought Holosync and used it for a year. Initially I got pretty good results with it, despite often being in a state of confusion and emotional overwhelm. As I moved through the levels however, the very low frequencies that it uses created intense overwhelm which lasted weeks at a time. So I had to quit using it.
Nonetheless, I was encouraged by the boost that I got from it in the first while, so I researched some more products online, taking one step further and buying the first level of what I learned is the most effective and crucially, the safest, meditation program on the market – LifeFlow from Project Meditation.
LifeFlow & Holosync – Rocket Powered Personal Growth
LifeFlow is a ten-track meditation program that uses combinations of low frequency audio and beat patterns to produce specific low brainwave patterns in the brain, brainwave patterns of alpha, theta and delta – i.e. deep meditation. You listen to track 10 first (low alpha waves), then after a month move on to track 9 and so on. Each track “down” produces a deeper meditation and expands your awareness further.
I find Lifeflow is very relaxing and pleasurable to listen to – it stimulates the production of the brain’s energizing and healing “reward center” neurotransmitters Endorphins, Dopamine and also Human Growth Hormone (HGH) as well as Serotonin. As well as being a great relaxer and energy-booster during the day, I find that it’s excellent before sleeping, helping me to really wind down and drift off, especially if I’m going to bed with a “busy” head.
By listening to LifeFlow for forty minutes per day, using headphones and closing my eyes and focusing on the sound, I experience an extremely deep meditative state when I use it.
This meditative state is so deep that it is supposedly comparable to the deep levels of meditation that seasoned meditators like Yogi achieve after a long time practicing traditional meditation.
The great thing is that you don’t even need to know anything about meditation to use it, all you need to do to reap the benefits is sit or lie back and enjoy being in a let-go flow state and relaxing deeply.
This is an ideal meditation tool for beginners who know nothing about how to meditate, as the audio on the LifeFlow soundtracks creates the deep meditative effect, even if you’re wandering off in thought as you use it.
I find that accelerated positive effect of this deep meditation on the brain and body, on my mental, emotional and physical health is significant, and I found that the benefits began for me very quickly.
Striking Gold with LifeFlow…Big Time!
Let me tell you some more of my story so you can see if you identify with me.
From the age of fourteen or so I could sense that something was wrong. I always felt ill-at-ease with myself, always felt uncomfortable, and wanting something outside of myself to “make me feel good”. I felt inadequate, especially in social situations, and regularly felt anxious and fearful even though really looking back there was nothing to be afraid of.
I was quite bright, and started university when I was just seventeen. But after four years in college, even though I did quite well academically, I was totally depressed. I had broken up with a girlfriend, and I was drinking heavily and using drugs.
It went further downhill after I left university, and I ended up in a psychiatric hospital for the first time at the age of 23. I had to take six months off from my job as an engineer in a software company to recover so as I was able to sit in front of a computer again.
From this point, over twelve years ago, I became dependent on anti-depressants and tranquilizers. My life was total misery, even when on very high doses of these drugs. I relapsed into deep depressions too many times to count. I was to need hospitalization in psychiatric wards three more times up until 2005.
I started on the road to personal growth in a big way after the last hospitalization in 2005. My family were so worried about me that I vowed to myself to do whatever I could to try to recover.
I read books, attended seminars, went to healers and therapists, took herbal remedies, tried exercise and dieting, even tried electronic brain zappers in order to try to gain emotional balance.
But still I was totally miserable. Even though I was on high doses of medication I still felt anxious, sad, lonely and guilty and was always exhausted. I had zero confidence. I was totally incapable of enjoying life. The drugs left me feeling clouded and lethargic. I couldn’t think straight or focus. I was always worried that I would end up destitute and feared that I would end up on social welfare all my life, as I couldn’t work. I also looked terrible and was forty pounds overweight.
Through luck, persistence and relentless searching for solutions I found Holosync and then later LifeFlow. I was skeptical at first as I had read big promises and sales pitches about lots of products. But this seemed different. I researched the science behind brainwave entrainment and it made sense to me how it worked in exercising the brain and peeling back layers of repression to reveal the innate capacity for joy that each one of us has.
I knew my brain was functioning poorly and this, if it worked, seemed to offer a possible solution. When I bought Lifeflow I started to use it every day. After just a week I could feel that something was happening. It was so subtle but yet so powerful.
After two or three weeks of using Lifeflow I was starting to cautiously entertain the idea that I might have found the most powerful tool for healing and growth that I’d experienced so far in my life.
Subtle things were different, and I felt unlike I had for years. I had a new energy, and I felt sharper mentally.
The fog that I had been under for years was beginning to lift, very noticeably so. I felt more at ease talking to people, and felt chilled-out and unusually optimistic about life.
I honestly thought that I would always be depressed, but now I rarely am, because (1) many aspects of my psyche which were repressed and buried out of view were brought to the surface through Lifeflow use and (2) I now have the heightened awareness to know that I can choose to be happy, and make other conscious choices that help me maintain happiness.
For example, I finally could clearly see the damage that even minimal use of alcohol and drugs has on my life, so now I choose to stay well away. I also am able to choose to maintain good habits, such as daily walking in nature, and even maintaining regular yoga or chi gong, that I would never have done before. And these new habits are easy to maintain, unlike before, before awareness, vision and insight were lacking in my life.
These choices feel intuitive, and good, because they’re backed by powerful awareness. There have been many other changes and growth areas in my life that are backed by the awareness that deep meditation with Lifeflow gives me.
Now I feel heightened sense of freedom and joy, have started a successful business, have great energy and zest for life, and am finally excited, with a new sense of adventure and wonder. I have come to see mine and others’ true selves – that of love. What a gift!
The Benefits, In a Nutshell
So here are some of the many benefits I’ve received from using LifeFlow over the first 12 months of use:
- LifeFlow helps me to regulate sleep quickly (if I sleep to little or sleep too much it helps with both)
- It helps to regulate eating patterns (I think that overweight people will lose weight). It also de-represses repressed emotions in the body, enabling fast weight loss
- Helps create improvements in my focus and concentration
- My problem-solving ability is enhanced, things that were previously difficult I found became easier
- My productivity at work has gone up, a lot
- Playfulness, fun and laughter are back in my life on a daily basis
- Creativity and artistic ability has been greatly heightened
- My earning ability improved immensely (when I started LifeFlow I was flat broke and on Social Assistance, but then I started my own successful business, just 12 months later, and in the worst economic conditions imaginable!)
- LifeFlow can quickly lower stress
- Greatly improves awareness and therefore quality of life
- My confidence in myself has sky-rocketed.
- My communication and relational ability has greatly improved, fostering great relationships with family and friends
- Both practically and spiritually, LifeFlow helped me create a sense of being connected to existence (a part of, rather than apart from/separate from everything else).
- My tolerance levels increased. Things which used to annoy me or “get up my nose” no longer do.
- My Intuition has been enhanced, and continues to grow.
- Inner peace, serenity and capacity for joy grows and continues to grow.
- My physical body was strengthened. Over time, I look brighter and younger. I put this down to the increase in HGH (human growth factor) which is a youth hormone which is supposedly produced in deep meditation.
My Secret to Long-Term Success with LifeFlow or Holosync
My secret to long-term success with this technology has been persistent use and consistent use.
Persistent use means that I keep using it long-term and progressing through the levels.
Consistent use means that I use it every day, within reason.
Some people often show a lack of persistence, and discontinue use after a few days or weeks, robbing themselves of a chance for an amazing journey of growth and happiness.
Some will also show a lack of consistency and use it but only in a patchy way, maybe once or twice a week.
Many people fall short, only a few metres away from discovering gold, by inconsistency and lack of persistence. These two qualities of persistence and consistency are the hallmarks of every successful person you will ever meet.
I have consciously chosen to attain success with Lifeflow by using it every day and using it long-term, and I’m reaping great benefit. I’ve come to view it the same way as brushing my teeth, I just use it every day without thinking about it.
I find that growth is progressive, with each growth stage building upon the last to improve my life as I continue to grow on all levels (mental, emotional, spiritual, physical health, awareness) through daily use.
Quick Comparison Table of Holosync versus Lifeflow
For those of you who were thinking of buying Holosync, here’s a quick table comparing it with Lifeflow.
|Causes Emotional Overwhelm/Upheaval:||Causes very intense and tough periods of emotional upheaval and overwhelm||Causes little if any upheaval|
|Suitable for those with a history of mental/emotional difficulties:||Not suitable at all||Very suitable|
|Sound technology:||Binaural beats only||Binaural beats, Monaural tones, Isochronic tones (12 layers)|
|Cost of full series:||Holosync – Approx $3000||Lifeflow – $670 ($67 per level maximum)|
|Background sounds:||Each level has the same standard Holosync rain soundtrack||Each Lifeflow level has a unique ambient soundtrack (these are truly amazing!)|
|Effectiveness:||Effective series||New sound technology makes LifeFlow the most effective on the market|
|Satisfaction guarantee:||Money back only on the first level (Holosync Awakening Prologue)||Money back on any Lifeflow level|
|Product support:||Lifetime support||Lifetime support|
|User Support Forum:||No support forum for Holosync users||Active support forum for Lifeflow users|
I think Lifeflow is much better value overall, and I prefer the light, spacious feeling it gives me when using it.
Holosync got me started, but I find LifeFlow suits me better – I get deeper meditations, much less upheaval and emotional overwhelm and it’s also only about one quarter the cost of Holosync.
Overwhelm and questionable safety of the product is, in my view, the major achilles heel of Holosync.
Lifeflow takes 40 minutes per day, whilst Holosync takes one hour which I found too much. Also, you can download Lifeflow, which you cannot with Holosync as they only ship physical CD’s.