When we face difficult problems or challenging projects at school, university, job, etc., some of us find troublesome to concentrate and allow our ideas to flow around the problem to come up with a solution with creativity and innovation. This condition gets worse when we have tight deadlines.
The problem arises when we fall in anxiety. Anxiety activates the Amygdala, Hippocampus, and Hypothalamus producing adrenaline causing the increase of the heart beat rate and blood pressure. In addition, the muscles tenses, and our brain becomes alert. This effect is known fight-or-flight response. The fight-or-flight response is the tool that nature gives us to survive threatening situations and decide whether to run or fight for your life. However, this high alertness state distracts our mind from the main objective that is to solve a quotidian problem.
From the neurological point of view, the alertness state accelerates the speed of our brain waves, achieving our mind high beta or gamma waves dominance. On the other hand, creativity is generally associated with the alpha wave level. This level is found ruling in artists, musicians, and creative thinkers. The ideal level of creativity occurs when the dominant brain wave is around the 10hz.
You can achieve the alpha mental state in many ways. Some are recommendable some are not. Starting with the non-recommendable ways to synchronize with the alpha state you can drink alcohol or consume some drugs, but these alternatives have undesirable side effects. Among the recommendable means, you can find many relaxation alternatives such as self-hypnosis, meditation, breathing techniques, etc. However, the relaxation techniques require time, resource that not always is available in our accelerated lives.
Happily, there is an easy and quick alternative to get into the flow state: brainwave entrainment. This technique is used to create sessions with special sounds that can be used for brain stimulation. In fact, you only need to listen to the sessions during between 15' and 30' and, then. You will be in a creative state. These sessions usually include alpha waves. Sometimes the sessions work better when alpha waves are combined with low beta waves to get quick good ideas. Sometimes it is advisable to combine the alpha waves with theta waves to be in contact with our unconsciousness and get deep inspiration. Usually these sessions come in the form of MP3 files to be listened with your Mp3 player. Therefore, you can use the sessions while brainstorming, inventing or analyzing creative ideas.
The brainwave entrainment method has proven very successful at producing new neural connections, stimulating the conception of fresh ideas, and being relaxed enough to be receptive to these fresh ideas. The more you train your mind with entrainment sessions for innovation and creativity the best your brain will react in the future.
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