Jeff Moran, Sound Therapist

Hi, I'm Jeff Moran, owner and founder of the Sound Therapy Site

You have chosen to download the Mind Relax which is our most successful relaxation product, so I am sure you will get a lot of benefit from listening, so let us know how you get on.

My own background covers over 30 years of studying the effects of sound and music and focuses upon how sound can effect the brain and therefore its effects upon relaxation, sleep, learning and behavior which is the foundation of our work.

What we know is that at the deepest level of our current scientific understanding everything is frequency/vibration.

So with this knowledge we know everything is in a state of constant motion, therefore nothing is fixed and permanent, which concludes that anything and anybody can change on every level be it emotional, physical or spiritual, given the right conditions.

The power of the Mind Relax is in the Sound Therapy behind the music

Yes, it's all about the innovative sound therapy technology that's behind the music that does all the work. We use the sound therapy for relaxation technology that locks on to the higher brainwaves that are in the Gamma/Beta/Stressed range, then gently en-train the brainwaves to drop into alpha then theta and eventually deep delta. Your state will fluctuate between Alpha, theta, delta however, the aim is to move the brain from the conscious overthinking Beta which the relaxation products do really effectively.

Some of the qualities of different brainwave frequencies

There is a lot of information including scientific research papers about brainwaves and how they effect our daily lives out on the internet, so I have just highlighted a brief overview below.

Gamma Brainwaves    Frequency: 32 – 100 Hz
Associated state: Heightened perception, learning, problem-solving tasks
Beta Brainwaves   Frequency: 13-32 Hz
State: Alert, normal alert consciousness, active thinking
Alpha Brainwaves   Frequency: 8-13 Hz
State: Physically and mentally relaxed
Theta Brainwaves   Frequency: 4-8 Hz
State: Creativity, insight, dreams, reduced consciousness
Delta Brainwaves   Frequency: 0.5-4 Hz
State: Sleep, dreaming

Sound therapy headphones
Listening to sound for relaxation music

Mind Relax is the one I use

As you can see I personally listen to the Mind Relax to sooth away any of the days hassles and to give me a good nights sleep. I also listen during the day on my phone when I just need a couple of minutes to chill and recharge my energy levels.

However, don't use the Mind Relax whilst driving or operating machinery

The Mind Relax took over 2 years to put together and it is used extensively in schools and colleges as well as plenty of homes to reduce anxiety and bring about a state of calm and we have had lots of great feedback you can read on the site.

Two Sound Therapy For Relaxation Techniques To Try If You Find It Difficult To Relax

I have included these 2 techniques that you can use whilst the Mind Relax is playing, hope you try one out.

Relaxed Breathing

Step 1

Good relaxation always starts with focusing on your breathing. The way to do it is to breathe in and out slowly and in a regular rhythm as this will help you to calm down.

Fill up the whole of your lungs with air, without forcing. Imagine you're filling up a bottle, so that your lungs fill from the bottom.

Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.

Breathe in slowly and regularly counting from one to five (don’t worry if you can’t reach five at first).

Then let the breath escape slowly, counting from one to five.

Keep doing this until you feel calm. Breathe without pausing or holding your breath.

Practice this relaxed breathing for three to five minutes, two to three times a day (or whenever you feel stressed).

Deep Muscle Relaxation

Step 1

For each exercise, hold the stretch for a few seconds, then relax. Repeat it a couple of times. It’s useful to keep to the same order as you work through the muscle groups:

Face: push the eyebrows together, as though frowning, then release.

Neck: gently tilt the head forwards, pushing chin down towards chest, then slowly lift again.

Shoulders: pull them up towards the ears (shrug), then relax them down towards the feet.

Chest: breathe slowly and deeply into the diaphragm (below your bottom rib) so that you're using the whole of the lungs. Then breathe slowly out, allowing the belly to deflate as all the air is exhaled.

Arms: stretch the arms away from the body, reach, then relax.

Legs: push the toes away from the body, then pull them towards body, then relax.

Wrists and hands: stretch the wrist by pulling the hand up towards you, and stretch out the fingers and thumbs, then relax.