MindLab Questions

Your questions answered in depth

Can I use my own music CDs or self-hypnosis CDs while using a light and sound device?
Yes! Simply connect any CD player into the side of any of these light and sound devices using the free lead. If your CD/CD lasts 32 minutes, just select a 35 minute session and start your CD/CD player. A light and sound device will enable you to enjoy your music to the full. Many customers report that their self-hypnosis CDs, such as the Paraliminal recordings we sell, are now “twice as effective as they were before”.

Do I have to use a CD/CD player?
No, every light and sound device has built-in electronics to create rhythmic tones — there are no CDs inside. You can mix these tones with music coming from your CD/CD player — or switch these tones off because about 80% of the effect comes from the light patterns.

What can I expect to experience with a light and sound device just on its own?Here’s my experience: I feel myself relaxing very quickly, faster than any meditation technique I’ve tried before. Occasionally I feel my body floating upwards, but my head always seems to stay touching the cushion. Sometimes I seem to be rolling backwards slowly through space. these kinds of experiences are commonly recounted by people in a deep alpha state, which has been called the relaxation response.

At the end of 20 minutes or so my mind seems very quiet — similar to the deep quiet you suddenly notice in a kitchen during a powercut. It’s only then that you notice the background hum of the fridge has stopped, but you hadn’t really noticed the hum before, so you’re doubly amazed!

Once or twice I’ve walked round the house feeling two stone lighter. Your experiences may be totally different. What I can say is that 99% of people who buy a light and sound device find it relaxes them.

Can two people use a light and sound device at the same time? (applies to any machine if you can split a channel)
Yes, two people can share the experience of a session: you’ll need a second set of liteframes, a second pair of headphones and two splitters — one to split the sound and the other to split the lights. We sell extra liteframes and splitters on this site.

How does a light and sound device help with learning?
Losanov’s research in Bulgaria, as reported in books like Super Learning and Accelerated Learning, showed that deep relaxation dramatically improved anybody’s ability to learn and recall information. A light and sound device will help you achieve deep relaxation so you can concentrate your mind.
During extensive tests over a four-year period at Arizona State University, 85% of those who used super learning sessions on a light and sound device reported improved test scores when the session was used immediately prior to taking the test. 50% reported significantly decreased test anxieties. Other reports include large increases in creativity and writing abilities.

What’s the best way to use the device when studying?
If you have your material, such as a language course, on CD or CD then you simply play it while using a Learn session on the light and sound device. If you are studying a book you should read for half an hour to 45 minutes then use the light and sound device for 15 minutes. Research seems to indicate that deep relaxation after a study session can improve recall as it helps information to be absorbed.
Another way is to study while listening to the rhythmic tones. Some people find that they focus more on the page they’re reading, and are less distracted by mind chatter.

What other benefits are there?
Special Energise sessions could help perk you up in the morning, or any time you need extra energy.
A light and sound device may help you break negative emotional response loops where you play out make-believe events in your head or re-run past injustices. It does this by diverting your attention, and enabling you to feel calmer and more centred.

What are binaural beats?
A researcher called Robert Monroe looked for sound patterns to help induce the deepest relaxation states. He found that by giving each ear its own frequency sound to listen to, the two sound waves combined to produce a beat frequency. If one ear heard 400Hz and the other 404Hz the binaural beats were at 4Hz. He showed that the brain seemed to produce more waves at this frequency which corresponds to the theta state — inducing a relaxed state in the listener.
Monroe patented this technique and trademarked the word HemiSync. the MindLab Proteus and Nova Pro 100 both have a built-in dual binaural beat generator — so you get two sets of binaural beats, that is: two different tones in each ear.

Any further questions? Use the contact form at the top or ring any of our staff on 01782 360069 during office hours. Kind regards, Nigel.

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