Q: In a nutshell, what is Hemi-Sync®?
A: Hemi-Sync® is a scientifically based and clinically proven “audio-guidance” technology that uses sound to influence brain wave activity. This patented, and highly sophisticated technology is backed by over 50 years of research. For more details, see the expanded explanation in What is Hemi-Sync®?
Q: How does Hemi-Sync® work?
A: Hemi-Sync® is an audio-guidance process that works through the generation of complex, multilayered audio signals, which act together to create a resonance that is reflected in unique brain wave forms characteristic of specific states of consciousness. The result is a focused, whole-brain state known as hemispheric synchronization, or “Hemi-Sync®,” where the left and right hemispheres are working together in a state of coherence. As an analogy, lasers produce focused, coherent light. Hemi-Sync® produces a focused, coherent mind, which is an optimal condition for improving human performance.
Q: Is Hemi-Sync® on all the products?
Q: Are all titles available in both tape and CD format?
A: All titles are available on CD. We are in the process of phasing out our cassette tape inventory.
Q: Are the Hemi-Sync® frequencies the same on each title?
A: No. The Hemi-Sync® process has evolved into a sophisticated multi-layering of Hemi-Sync® signals – “designer mixes” of sound frequencies, fashioned to be optimally effective for a given application. Naturally, Hemi-Sync® sleep products incorporate predominately delta frequencies; learning products predominately beta and so forth. However these designer mixes are supplemented with special sound frequencies, which enable the desired result. This is the “key” to the effectiveness of Hemi-Sync.
Q: How long are Hemi-Sync® tapes and CDs?
A: Most are between 35 and 60 minutes long. Timing varies to accomplish the purpose of each listening experience.
Q: When I download a CD to my computer, the media player displays a different title.
A: Most media players first access an online database (which may or may not have the latest or correct information) to identify the contents of a CD. You may be able to adjust your media player’s settings to pull the information from the CD instead of the online database. Since 2006 Monroe Products has digitally encoded our CDs with artist, title and copyright information, but we have little to no input on how online databases are managed.
Q: Can someone with hearing loss benefit from Hemi-Sync®?
A: Yes. Doctors and individuals with impaired hearing tell us that the frequencies are effectively carried to the brain by the bones in the ear canal.
Q: Is Hemi-Sync® like hypnosis?
A: Yes, they are similar. Hypnosis is an induced, altered state of mind, in which the body is deeply relaxed, sufficient to be temporarily ignored, except for demands like bladder fullness, etc. It is sometimes described as “focused concentration.” This “state” is one in which the participant has perhaps even more control over the body and self than in “ordinary” states of consciousness. Witness the fact that hypnosis is sometimes used for pain control in minor surgeries, childbirth, and even dentistry. It is an expanded state of awareness, in which one can be fully aware of the sensory data from the environment, (sound, light, temperature, etc.) and at the same time can develop awareness of other data sources as well, such as past lives, out-of-body information, information from guides, one’s inner self, etc. Neither state can “make” you DO anything. You are able to maintain your faculties for choice and value systems, including choosing to follow suggestions from the therapist or not. Hemi-Sync® is designed to leave control in the hands of the listener as well. In this sense, it’s somewhat related to self-hypnosis. Hemi-Sync® does not “make” you do anything. It simply creates an effect that helps you move into a certain state, providing that you relax and are open to responding to the Hemi-Sync® process.
Q: Are Hemi-Sync® products subliminal?
A: No. Subliminal recordings have the intention of embedding a particular thought in the mind of the listener by recording words at sub audible levels, often at high speeds. Hemi-Sync® sound patterns, although recorded at a sub audible level, are not verbal messages and are not recorded at high speed. The purpose of Hemi-Sync® sound patterns is to assist you in obtaining the focused brain state you desire.
Q: Some Hemi-Sync® products have sections in which the voice is too low for me to understand. Isn’t that subliminal? Or is it a defect in the product?
A: No to both questions. By the time the voice becomes low in volume, you are in an extremely relaxed state or perhaps asleep. The words you may not understand are simply a repetition of earlier sections of the recording. They are repeated for purposes of reinforcement, at a very low volume so as not to interfere with your state of relaxation.
Q: Is Hemi-Sync® recommended for children?
A: All nonverbal recordings are fine for children. With verbally guided titles, we recommend you listen first and then decide based on your child’s level of maturity.
Q: How does Hemi-Sync® Compare To Other Products?
A: We occasionally receive inquiries from individuals desiring to know how Hemi-Sync® compares to other brain wave products they may have heard about. It would be inappropriate for us to comment on specific products or technologies but following are some observations we can make with regard to Hemi-Sync:
- Robert Monroe’s pioneering work with hemispheric synchronization (Hemi-Sync) sound patterns inspired an entire industry of mind/brain products and technologies.
- Hemi-Sync is a technologically sophisticated process that has been awarded three U.S. patents.
- With millions of products sold worldwide, Hemi-Sync® has been shown to be a highly effective, safe, time-proven technology.
- Improving the efficacy of Hemi-Sync® has been a continually evolving process—which we have remained committed. Today’s Hemi-Sync® has been refined with over 50 years of research and development and is supported by numerous studies, reports, articles and testimonials available at www.Hemi-Sync.com. Hemi-Sync® has been scientifically and clinically proven to be effective.
- Over the years, the Hemi-Sync® process has evolved into a sophisticated multi-layering of Hemi-Sync® signals—”designer mixes” of sound frequencies, fashioned to be optimally effective for a given application. Naturally, Hemi-Sync® sleep products incorporate predominately delta frequencies; learning products predominately beta and so forth. However, these designer mixes are supplemented with special sound frequencies which enable the desired result. This is the “key” to the effectiveness of Hemi-Sync.
- Ongoing Hemi-Sync® research has resulted in the development of scores of individual products for specific applications such as focused attention, stress reduction, meditation, sleep enhancement, and pain control, to name a few. Other Hemi-Sync® products are available as a series (some of which are progressive in nature) such as the Gateway Experience® In-Home training program for exploring states of consciousness.
- We do not recommend using Hemi-Sync® in combination with other devices or technologies that influence brain activity.
Q: Is there a problem in making copies of Hemi-Sync® products for friends?
A: Yes. Hemi-Sync® products are copyrighted. You would be breaking federal laws and therefore be liable to prosecution.
Q: What’s the difference between Human Plus®, Mind Food®, Heart-Sync® and Metamusic®?
A: Human Plus recordings teach you how to activate the benefit of a particular selection whenever you wish without listening at the particular moment when you desire the intended effect. For example, the Human Plus title, Attention, exercise teaches you how to move into a highly focused state when not listening to the Attention exercise. Most Mind Food and Heart-Sync titles provide the experience/benefit while you are listening. For example, the Mind Food title, Concentration, helps your brain move into a highly focused state of concentration while listening. Metamusic® selections contain music and Hemi-Sync® with no verbal guidance.
Q: What product will enable me to have an out-of-body experience?
A: An OBE cannot be guaranteed. Your ability to experience an OBE depends on many factors unique to every individual, like personal beliefs, possible fear barriers, etc. If you are interested in an OBE, we recommend Hemi-Sync® Support for Journeys Out of the Body or the Gateway Experience series.