For generations, parents have known that bedtime stories help kids relax and fall asleep more easily. They can also help develop reading skills and emotional child development, but you may not be aware that they also act as a form of hypnosis. In which case the content of some of the stories we share with our children may need to be re-examined.
Research around brain waves has revealed that there are 4 main wavelengths or types of brainwaves, divided into predominant speed ranges or patterns (cycles per second or hertz (Hz)): Delta, Theta, Alpha and Beta. Delta being the longest and slowest brainwave at 0.5 – 4 Hz, while Beta brainwaves are much shorter and faster at 13 – 30 Hz 홈타이.
As adults we spend most of our waking, consciousness in the alert Beta state. When we are dreaming, in deep hypnosis, meditating, or “in the zone” such as occasionally occurs in sports or music, we enter the Theta state. This also happens as we are drifting into sleep and just as we are waking up.
Personal development experts tell us that these are the most effective times to repeat affirmations, use visualisation or review our goals. Because we are in the Theta state, the positive messages get past the filters of the conscious mind and can plant helpful suggestions directly into the subconscious.