Frequently Asked Questions About Sound Meditation, Neurofeedback, plant music, & more
Q: “I consider myself a mellow person. Why should I try sound meditation or neurofeedback meditation? How would it benefit my life?”
A: I thought I was really chill too until I began this practice. There is a parasympathetic “reset button” engaged by this work which can lead to really positive lifestyle changes that you might not know you need. My diet shifted. My awareness of my body is enhanced. My mind is more focused. My creativity has increased. My sleeping cycle is refreshingly normal. It’s a nice groove to get into and I feel motivated to continue creating patterns of self care. These results aren’t unique to my experience either. Many researchers describe these same results in numerous studies on sound’s effects to the human mind and body.
Q: “What is neurofeedback meditation and why is it good for the mind?”
A: Our neurofeedback meditation process monitors your Alpha brainwaves with a comfortable EEG headband. When you relax into a meditative state and your Alpha activity rises, you’ll create ambient musical notes with your EEG data in real-time. Think of it like giving your brain a mirror. It will naturally begin to groom itself in it’s unique way. Neurofeedback has been gaining notoriety due to its ability to retrain the mind into optimal coherence, addressing issues like autism, ADHD, ADD, depression, insomnia, anxiety, and more.
Q: “How do you make music with plants?”
A: We use the PlantWave to monitor and translate the electrical biodata with leaf sensors and then we shape that generative midi-stream into an ambient soundscape with a Digital Audio Workstation and Virtual Instruments. Like making music with humans, I choose which key, scale, tempo the plant will be playing but the plant chooses the notes.
Q: “How often should I practice sound meditation?”
A: Once per day is ideal but we all have busy lives so try to at least give yourself one session per week. The more time you invest in this practice, the greater the returns.
Q: “Do you offer voice guided meditation with spoken word?”
A: We do not. We don’t feel comfortable planting any of our words into a person’s meditative mind. An adult brain during a meditative state is as malleable as a child’s, so we rely purely on sound as our guide to keep your meditations free of human language or outside influence. Music places you into the powerful position of learning to guide yourself through listening.
Q: “Are there any gurus, aliens, Gods, philosophy, or other super powerful deities influencing your music?”
A: Unfortunately, no. Haha! The only things influencing our music are scientific research and the recent advancements in wellness technology. We want to create an accessible path that can be verified by science and is open to everyone, regardless of whether they meditate for spiritual or health related purposes.
Q: “What is the difference between a Binaural Beat, Monaural Beat, and Isochronic Tone?”
A: Please see our Brainwave Entrainment 101 Workshop ->
Q: “Are there any side effects from sound meditation, neurofeedback, or light pulse entrainment?”
A: There have been zero reported negative side effects of sound meditation or neurofeedback. If you have epilepsy, be sure to avoid ‘light pulse’ entrainment to avoid potential seizures. People who have mental disorders, brain injuries, heart transplants, epilepsy, or are pregnant should seek the advice of their doctor before using Light Pulse entrainment techniques, or neurofeedback. We do not diagnose or treat illnesses. Our work is purely designed for relaxation purposes and engaging the parasympathetic nervous system.