- What if you do not have enough time to listen in the suggested manner?
- Is Morry really the world’s only brainwave entrainment engineer?
- Can I do other things while listening?
- What happens if I fall asleep, do I miss out on the benefits?
- How is 'Live Vibrantly' different from binaural beats?
- Here is a list of the main neurochemicals that Brainwave Entrainment has been shown to positively affect…
- What should you be hearing?
- I’m not noticing anything yet...
- Can this system be used with anti-depressants?
- What should I think while listening?
- What is cortisol’s relation to weight gain?
- Can I use Live 'Vibrantly' if I had a heart attack or stroke?
- Is this better than the other products with binaural beat technology?
- What is the relation between cortisol, stress and brainwave entrainment?
- How old should a child be before using BrainWave Entrainment ? The general rule of thumb is 8 years old.
- Why should brainwave entrainment have no other sounds in it like music, bells or other sounds?
- Can my children use these?
What if you do not have enough time to listen in the suggested manner?
Most of the recordings in our system may be listened to while doing other things… Like working at a PC or while stationary exercising. So you really don’t have to worry about “not having enough time” as it were.
The results will likely be slower, but with regular and consistent listening they can still come.
Is Morry really the world’s only brainwave entrainment engineer?
Morry has been certified by David Siever who happens to be the world’s leading researcher and authority on Brainwave Entrainment (and has been for over 30+ years now). To be more specific, yes, others have taken his training, but none have done with it what Morry have (i.e. incorporating a proprietary methodology).
Morry is the first and only, and as he is the only one of his “students” that has taken his teaching and applied it and so many other proprietary methodologies in such a different and highly successful manner, it is more than reasonable to call myself as such, after all…
He coined the term and created the proprietary methodology, thus he is the world’s first and only Brainwave Entrainment Engineer.
Can I do other things while listening?
You do not need to pay attention while listening, this being said it will normally be more effective to listen while sitting with head support or lying down and with your eyes closed so as to limit outside stimulation which can compete with the entrainment tones in the recordings.
What happens if I fall asleep, do I miss out on the benefits?
Do not be concerned if you fall asleep while listening as you do not need to be conscious or even pay attention for these recordings to be effective as they take advantage of something called the frequency following response which is activated by the sound, not your conscious awareness of it.
How is 'Live Vibrantly' different from binaural beats?
Firstly, it is important for you to understand that Morry and Live Vibrantly have nothing to do with Binaural Beats.
It is Dr. Gerald Oster who is generally recognized as the man who popularized Binaural Beats. In a 1973 issue of Scientific American, Dr. Gerald Oster examined how combining two pure tones resulted in a rhythmic beat, which he called then Binaural and Monaural Beats.
When comparing Binaural beats with Monaural beats, Oster noted that Monaural beats were shown to elicit extremely strong cortical responses, which is the electrical activity responsible for entrainment.
(Entrainment is any practice that aims to cause brainwave frequencies to fall into step with a periodic stimulus, having a frequency corresponding to the intended brain-state, like induced sleep)
Oster concluded that while Binaural Beats produced very little neural response (because the depth of a Binaural Beat is only 3db or 1/10 the volume of a whisper), they could be useful in diagnosing certain neurological disorders.
So what is Vibrantly? It’s based on monaural and isochronic tones.
Morry currently use monaural and isochronic (even more powerful) tones. Additionally, he uses a series of embedded techniques in both the entrainment tones and background “noise” that sets this technology far apart from anything else out there.
These are proprietary techniques, so we cannot tell you what they are, but regular
listening should clarify their effectiveness over the products of others.
Morry’s recordings are made “by hand”, completely original and follow the actual
“rules of entrainment” as outlined by Mr. Siever (the worlds leading researcher in this field for over 30 years).
You can read more about the rules “HERE”: http://www.mindalive.com/2_0/ch7.pdf
Here is a list of the main neurochemicals that Brainwave Entrainment has been shown to positively affect…
Acetylcholine – has been related to learning, memory, sleep. Research has shown that Alzheimer patients tend to show a 90% reduction in acetylcholine.
Norepinephrine – has been related to attention, focus and is very important to memory formation.
Serotonin – has been related to a wide variety of issues including depression, suicide, aggression, alcoholism, sexual deviance, rage, compulsion, fearfulness and lack of self confidence. It regulates things like mood, sleep, total food intake and pain sensitivity.
Interestingly, women tend to produce less serotonin, perhaps resulting in an increased susceptibility to depression and obesity.
Dopamine – is naturally increased by things like drugs, alcohol, nicotine and cocaine.
Endorphins – aside from the pleasant feelings we get from endorphins they have also been shown to affect things like memory, learning and reaction time.
Here is a list of the main hormones that can be positively affected by Brainwave Entrainment…
Cortisol – responsible for weight gain and immune system inhibition.
DHEA – acts as a buffer against stress. We naturally produce less as we age.
Melatonin – important for healthful sleep. We naturally produce less as we age.
What should you be hearing?
You should hear a pulsing with a “shhhhh” sound in the background (remember to burn the recordings to a CD (each) or play them on a MP3 player or iPod with the ability to place each track in a separate playlist so you do not play more than one in a row as a break is needed for optimal results.
We suggest burning the recordings to CD (1 per CD), or using them on an iPod or MP3 player that allows you to play 1 track and then stop.
On an iPod (or other device) simply create a separate play list for each track.
The reason for this is that often you will go into an “altered” state and you wont realize that 1 recording ends when another starts. If you listen without pauses, you will not likely get the same benefits as the break is needed to maximize results over time.
Also, computer speakers cannot reproduce the necessary frequencies and they can alter the timing of the presentation of the beats, thus adversely affecting the entrainment potential.
Sitting at your computer is not the best position to be in while listening either :) Lying down or reclined with head and neck support is best.
If you must listen with your computer then…
- Make sure you are in a chair with head support
- You listen with stereo headphones
- No other programs are open on your computer, on the player
- listen on a separate device. (CD, MP3 player or iPod)
I’m not noticing anything yet...
Don’t look for instant results, the system is designed for long term results, over the long term. Just because you may not be “noticing” things does not mean you’re not actually getting benefits (especially so soon).
Remember its just like exercise, you don’t expect to be in perfect shape after a week do you?
Also, please remember that everybody starts from a different place and needs different things, so what you actually need and how closely you follow the protocol will likely dictate what you get and how fast you get it.
This system is designed for real change, not for entertainment, so sometimes and with some people the actual changes might take a little while, but will always be worth the wait.
Can this system be used with anti-depressants?
The best thing to do would be to ask your doctor if this technology would be good for you (if they do not know about it you can ask about deep meditation).
We can send him/her a research list if they like. In Morry’s experience, many people have either cut down or eliminated their anti-depressant use by using the Live Vibrantly systems.
Of course if you do try it and feel uncomfortable then stop immediately.
What should I think while listening?
The way attraction works is that you ultimately get what your predominant thinking pattern is. As such, the more often you think positively, the more likely it is that your predominate thinking pattern will become positive, thus attracting positive results.
While listening you can think whatever you like (or nothing at all) as the recordings have an automatic aspect to them.
Ultimately you must at some point trust your “gut”. If you want to repeat affirmations, then do so (without forcing the issue), if you do not feel like it, then don’t.
You will know what’s best for you at any given time. There is only one “GURU” for each of us and that is ourselves.
What is cortisol’s relation to weight gain?
Live Vibrantly can help with reducing cortisol in your system… cortisol not only causes weight gain, but it also does a number on the immune system. It is therefore possible that by reducing your cortisol levels your immune system is stronger and then it would follow that things it (your immune system) could not handle before might now be handled.
Many have been noticing that by simply listening regularly (after 2 or 3 months usually) that they are losing weight.
Can I use Live 'Vibrantly' if I had a heart attack or stroke?
Morry suggests that you ask your doctor if deep meditation would be OK for you.
BrainWave Entrainment can change brain chemistry and as such your doctors opinion would be valuable.
Is this better than the other products with binaural beat technology?
Dr. Gerald Oster, is generally recognized as the man to bring binaural beats to popularity. In a 1973 issue of Scientific American, Dr. Gerald Oster examined how combining 2 pure tones resulted in a rhythmic beat which he called Binaural and Monaural Beats.
In comparing Binaural beats against Monaural beats, Oster noted that Monaural beats were shown to elicit extremely strong cortical responses, which is the electrical activity responsible for entrainment. Oster concluded that while Binaural Beats produced very little neural response (because the depth of a Binaural Beat is only 3db or 1/10 the volume of a whisper), they could be useful in diagnosing certain neurological disorders.
We use monaural (even more powerful) tones which are far more powerful.
What is the relation between cortisol, stress and brainwave entrainment?
Cortisol is an important hormone in the body, secreted by the adrenal glands and involved in the following functions and more:
• Proper glucose metabolism
• Regulation of blood pressure
• Insulin release for blood sugar maintenance
• Immune function
• Inflammatory response
Normally, it’s present in the body at higher levels in the morning, and at its lowest at night. Although stress isn’t the only reason that cortisol is secreted Into the bloodstream, it has been termed “the stress hormone” because it’s also secreted in higher levels during the body’s ‘fight or flight’ response to stress, and is responsible for several stress-related changes In the body.
Small increases of cortisol have some positive effects:
• A quick burst of energy for survival reasons
• Heightened memory functions
• A burst of increased immunity
• Lower sensitivity to pain
• Helps maintain homeostasis in the body
While cortisol is an important and helpful part of the body’s response to stress, it’s important that the body’s relaxation response to be activated so the body’s functions can return to normal. Unfortunately, In our current high-stress culture, the body’s stress response is activated so often that functioning often doesn’t have a chance to return to normal, producing chronic stress.
Higher and more prolonged levels of cortisol in the bloodstream (like those associated with chronic stress) have been shown to have negative effects, such as:
• Impaired cognitive performance
• Suppressed thyroid function
• Blood sugar imbalances such as hyperglycemia
• Decreased bone density
• Decrease in muscle tissue
• Higher blood pressure
Lowered immunity and inflammatory responses in the body, as well as other health consequences. Increased abdominal fat, which is associated with a greater amount of health problems than fat deposited in other areas of the body. Some of the health problems associated with increased stomach fat are heart attacks, strokes, the development of , higher levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and lower levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL), which can lead to other health problems!
To keep cortisol levels healthy and under control, the body’s relaxation response should be activated after the fight or flight response occurs. You can learn to relax your body with various stress management techniques, and you can make lifestyle changes in order to keep your body from reacting to stress in the first place.
How old should a child be before using BrainWave Entrainment ? The general rule of thumb is 8 years old.
Morry personally never used it with anyone younger so he cannot suggest it but if you monitor them closely for their reactions it should be fine as low as 6.
Morry suggests staying away from the “Deep Sleep” recording in the early years as the child needs to go through the development of their own sleep cycles and GNB was designed for a mature sleep cycle (i.e. teen to adult).
Why should brainwave entrainment have no other sounds in it like music, bells or other sounds?
There is an inherent problem with adding background music or any other sounds for that matter. The main entrainment frequencies are presented in a professionally mastered environment which does not allow for errors. Each time you hear a click or pop on a recording it is actually interfering with the entrainment process.
You need at least 6 full minutes at any desired frequency to allow the brain to entrain to it (This is called the frequency following response). Any unwanted sounds that occur during presentation of the main tone actually get in the way of the entrainment process.
This holds true for all background “noises” or “soundscapes” or “music” that others may place in their recordings. It’s like listening to a person speak. When there is only one person talking you have no problem understanding, or at least hearing them.
As you add (people talking) to the equation, it becomes harder and harder to understand what the original person is saying. It’s the same thing with brainwave entrainment. Too many frequencies equal more signals getting in the way of, and disrupting the brainwave entrainment process.
Our background is a relative of “pink noise”, it’s actually a combination of specific frequencies that when combined produce a uniform (steady and consistent) background that effectively cancels out much of the distracting noise that may be present when “running a session”. It is also designed to help ease the entrainment process, not work against it.