While you may not be consciously aware of your brain waves, everything you do is dictated by them. For example, your brain emits delta waves while you sleep while beta waves are created when your mind is the most active. Particularly rare are the slow theta waves which emerge during REM sleep or deep meditation. Vianna Stibal, the founder of the ThetaHealing® Institute of Knowledge in Bigfork, MT, has studied the theta state and its use in modern alternative medicine. Through her practice of the ThetaHealing technique, she has seen the wealth of benefits it produces.
6 Benefits of the ThetaHealing Technique
1. Stress Release
Theta brain waves are emitted at a very low frequency, where the conscious mind meets the unconscious. This produces a trance-like state of meditation similar to hypnosis, which relaxes the mind and relieves any mental stress or anxiety.
2. Physical Relaxation & Mental Clarity
In the same way that theta waves relax the mind, they allow the body to release any tension it may be feeling. Much of the body’s reaction to environmental stimuli is reduced, meaning that the mind can function more clearly with fewer physical obstructions.
3. Increased Performance IQ
Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a measurement of the mind’s ability to understand, learn, and utilize ideas to problem-solve rapidly. Because of the theta state’s ability to induce clarifying meditation, a practitioner’s IQ often improves as a result of heightened mental flexibility.
4. Brain Hemisphere Connection
Our brains have two hemispheres, each of which is used for many different purposes as we interact with the world around us. Much of the cognitive dissonance and confusion we experience in day-to-day life is a result of these two halves failing to communicate. The theta state allows for the two hemispheres of the brain to be better synchronized, so a higher form of understanding can be reached.
5. Improved Memory & Creativity
As the theta meditation produces a state of mental calm, clarity, and connection, the mind can reach past former boundaries. The memory is clearer and more easily accessed. Creativity and imagination can bloom completely unobstructed.
6. Pain Relief
Even as the theta state drastically improves the mind’s function and capabilities, it produces opportunities for healing the body as well. As the brain waves slow, physical ailments can be understood and remedied. The bounds of this healing are limitless and have stretched from tumors to joint pain and beyond.
If you have an interest in holistic healing or alternative medicine, turn to the ThetaHealing Institute of Knowledge to help you find the answers you seek. Vianna Stibal’s energy-healing meditation techniques have brought understanding and relief to practitioners all over the world for more than 20 years. Visit their website for more information about the process, and call (406) 257-2109 to learn more about how you can experience the theta state yourself.