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A Brief Explanation of Theta Brain Waves

So what exactly is a brain wave?

By attaching electrodes to the scalp and using a device known as an electroencephalogram (EEG), we can view and analyze the traces of electrical activity in the brain that represent the "brain waves".

Like all waves, brain waves have a frequency, measured in cycles per second or Hertz (abbreviated Hz), which is the number of cycles the wave goes through in one second. So, a lower Hertz number represents a slower wave.

Brain waves are categorized by their frequency. There are four kinds brain waves generally known to science and measured by EEGs - alpha, beta, theta, and delta - and one more that has been recently discovered now that EEGs are becoming sensitive enough - gamma.

  • Beta brain waves, measured at 13-40 Hz, are the brain state of our normal waking consciousness. Nearly all forms of action, thinking, and problem solving are done with a beta brain wave. Most people spend most of their waking lives in a beta state.
  • Alpha brain waves, measured at 7-13 Hz, are the brain state of relaxation and meditation. The alpha state is associated with creativity and super learning, where the brain learns at a faster and deeper level than it does in beta. Most meditation and energy healing techniques cultivate and utilize an alpha brain wave for relaxation and healing.
  • Theta brain waves, measured at 4-7 Hz, are the brain state of REM sleep (dreams), hypnosis, lucid dreaming, and the barely conscious state just before sleeping and just after waking. Theta is the border between the conscious and the subconscious world, and by learning to use a conscious, waking Theta brain wave we can access and influence the powerful subconscious part of ourselves that is normally inaccessible to our waking minds. While in the Theta state, the mind is capable of deep and profound learning, healing, and growth - it is the brain wave where our minds can connect to the Divine and manifest changes in the material world.
  • Delta brain waves, measured at less than 4 Hz, are the brain state of deep sleep and unconsciousness.
  • Gamma brain waves, measured at 40+ Hz, are the brain state of hyperalertness, perception, and integration of sensory input. When time seems to slow down during a car accident, the brain is entering a high gamma state.

What Are Theta Brain Waves?

Theta Brain Waves are the second slowest frequency of brain waves.  They typically cycle at a rate of 4-7 times per second (4 Hz – 7 Hz).  Theta Brain Waves have long been associated with early stages of sleep and the process of dreaming.  Theta Brain Waves are of high amplitude and usually kick in when you experience powerful surges of emotion.  Theta Waves have been associated with states of enhanced creativity, “Super Learning,” deeper relaxation, day-dreaming, and sleep-dream activity.

Theta Brain Waves can kick in when you have a spiritual experience or while you are in a highly-creative state.  On other occasions, Theta Waves may dominate our brain wave activity when we are not able to concentrate.  People with attention-deficit problems (ADD and ADHD) are not able to shift out of the Theta State when events that require focus (i.e. Taking a test) arise.  This makes school work much harder for people with attention problems.  However, the majority of healthy people are able to naturally shift their brainwave state from Beta to Alpha to Theta and back from Theta to Alpha to Beta in cases where extreme mental focus is required.

How You Can Experience Theta Brain Waves?

You can learn to tap the inner creativity that many famous artists are able to experience with Theta Brain Waves.  You can develop and increase a spiritual connection and experience deeper levels of both physical and mental relaxation.  There are many quality brainwave products available that will significantly aid you in the process of increasing your Theta Brain Waves.  If you are interested in reading about more of the benefits associated with the Theta Brain Waves state, then continue reading below for more information.

Benefits Of Theta Brain Waves

If you are able to recall how relaxed and carefree you were as a child, then you are able to remember what it felt like to access your Theta Brain Waves.  Children tend to have significantly higher amounts of Theta Waves than do adults – which is why children are not generally as stressed out as their parents.  Children are able to say what’s on their mind and not be fearful of trying something new; this is the Theta Brainwave State.

Accessing your Theta Brain Waves means having a deeper emotional connection with yourself.  Generally, people have much stronger emotions – whether they be happy or sad – while in the Theta Range.  If you have been too caught up in the Beta State for an extended period of time – chances are good that you forgot what your natural emotions feel like.  Some theorize theta brainwaves will get you more closely connected with your inner self and back to experiencing natural emotions – not artificially or stress-induced ones.

Not to mention, Theta Waves have been linked to having a strong intuition.  Have you ever gotten a strong “gut-feeling” about something and your gut turned out to be right?  Well, it has been proven that Theta Brainwaves are accessed when you have an instinctual-type “feeling” in the pit of your stomach.  Much of the time, our gut-instinct turns out to be right – even when our logical Beta Brainwaves want to take over.  Other benefits from having more Theta brainwave activity include:  A connection to your subconscious mind or subconscious processing, advanced problem solving, and learning ability.

Each and every day, you receive subconscious programming from your environment that you may not be aware of.  This information and processing cycles into your brain and has actually been found to have an influence on behavior.  You can benefit from tapping your Theta Waves to connect with your subconsicous because it will allow you to reprogram your brain with ideas and beliefs that you truly want to believe.  This helps you avoid falling victim to environmentally induced thought patterns.

People with Theta Waves have been known to be able to think far more creatively than those who don’t.  Usually musicians, painters, designers, or anyone with a job that involves a certain degree of creativity – has more Theta Waves than average.  It has also been found that people with lower levels of anxiety, stress, and neurosis – are able to maintain stable Theta Brainwave activity.

Theta Brain Wave activity has also been noted among individuals who are able to learn quickly.  This is due to the fact that like Alpha Waves, Theta Brain Waves can induce a similar state of “Super Learning.”  In fact, the Theta State of “Super Learning” has been found to be the most powerful state for learning a new language.

This makes perfect sense due to the fact that children (who have high amounts of Theta activity) are able to learn new languages much more quickly and easily than adults.  Additional Theta Brainwave benefits are:  Long-term memory improvements, improvements in the healing of the brain and body, the ability to hyperfocus (i.e. Get in”The Zone”), and boosted immune system functioning (as is true with all forms of slower brainwave).

People With Theta Brain Waves

Groups of people that already experience Theta Waves include:  people who meditate, people who are extroverted, children, artists, and inventors.  Meditation can allow you to tap into you your Theta Brain Waves quickly and experience a deeper connection with your subconscious. It has been documented that Theta Brain Waves also occur in extroverts when they communicate and during emotional bonding.

The same applies to children who have a deep emotional attachment to their other family members.  If you care deeply about someone on an emotional level – you understand how powerful Theta Brain Waves can be.  Creative artists and inventors that are able to think of brilliant new ideas know and understand how to utilize their Theta Brain Waves.


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