Deep Meditation Light Therapy
Light has played a central role in the treatment of various conditions and mood disorders such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, PTSD, compulsive and mental disorders.
Here at QUINTA DA FE (FAITH RETREATS™), we use the Pandora Star TM , a deep trance light machine that that uses flickering light to guide the brain into a range of beneficial states of brainwave activity, which can be used for many empowering purposes such as healing of the body, balancing of emotions, training the brain and expanding consciousness, all important ingredients to a successful, blanaced and ‘w’holistic life. Pandora Star can access any frequency between 0.1 Hz and 200 HZ and is said to activate the pineal gland, a gland that, if not properly functioning is associated with depression, a condition that is connected to addiction and low well-being.
The pineal gland is located in the centre of the brain. A pea sized, pine cone shaped structure, it is believed to be the bridge to higher consciousness, intuition or dreaming, and is also known as the Third Eye Chakra. Most adults have a calcified Pineal Gland, with use of caffeine, sugar, alcohol, tobacco, drug use, fluorinated water and environmental toxins. The pineal gland releases Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) when we sleep and at key times in life such as when we are born and when we die. DMT is created in all living plants and animals. Scientists believe that DMT makes the brain more receptive to its own serotonin. Oral users of DMT have reported similar benefits to that of a meditation practice, experiences like a deeper connection to life, an increase in self-awareness and more emotional balance. Users have said that the experience brings clarity about past traumas and emotional distress, ultimately learning how to let go of heavy burdens that stand in the way of growth.
Bright light, like it is emitted by the Pandora Star, is believed to stimulate the release of DMT and awakens the pineal gland, which is crucial for the proper functioning of the pituitary, the master gland that works to bring us into total harmony.
The Pandora Star also stimulates temporary EEG brain wave patterns that would usually only appear after several years of meditation practice. Even beginner meditators will experience a state of deep relaxation and kaleidoscopic patterns of color and psychedelic imagery.
Deep Meditation Light Therapy in Recovery
As explained in the Kundalini Yoga section, the pituitary gland is the master gland that regulates the glands of the entire body, but that needs a connection with the pineal gland to “take its orders”. Such a connection is established for instance with our Deep Meditation Light Therapy. It is this connection that causes the pituitary to function in such a way that the entire body comes into harmony with the soul. Then a person can begin the process of self-control, in essence, gaining the ability to live to their true or authentic self. If this connection is weak and thus communication between the two glands hindered, the pituitary would seek for input from elsewhere. Every addictive substance – from sugar to alcohol to drugs to sex to video games – stimulates the pituitary, and so recovery needs to include practices or therapies that strengthen this connection and thus communication between these two glands.
The pineal gland is stimulated during a Deep Meditation Light Therapy session and its health and proper functioning are promoted. This is crucial for successful recovery as it is a disorder of this gland that has been found to relate to depression and addiction.
Similarly, our brain wave patterns are influenced during a Deep Meditation Light Therapy session, and medical research has shown how such brain wave entrainment can help with addiction and low energetic behaviours and patterns. Slower brainwave frequencies like alpha and theta, when introduced to the brain, reduce cravings because of the release of serotonin, a feel-good hormone. Brainwave entrainment may be able to help you bring your brainwaves in to a functional range so you no longer need drugs to feel calm and focused (this also refers to negative behaviour patterns that no longer serve us). Entrainment may facilitate your ability to allow more variations in your functioning through breaking up patterns at the neural level.
Theta brainwave frequency is the transition zone between the conscious and unconscious where you can absorb new information in an uncritical, non-analytical fashion, thus, re-programming the mind.
Entrainment makes new neural pathways in the brain allowing you to change your self-concept,
permanently. Modification of habitual behaviours can occur easily during the theta brainwave frequency. Brainwave entrainment is an effective tool that can be used in conjunction with behaviour therapy. Studies show that it prevents relapse (to drugs and non-serving behaviours) because the change in the brain that it produces, is permanent.
Individuals that used brainwave entrainment as a means to better their lives, were found to have a decrease in depression, anxiety and craving, facilitating a personal transformation.
Brainwave entrainment can help at the core level, by re-wiring the brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry without resorting to non-serving behaviours, habits and substances.
In addition to the important benefits of a Deep Meditation Light Therapy session mentioned above, the general and overall benefits are:
Deep meditation and preparation for meditation
Improves stress management
Improves depression management
What to expect
During a session, it is common to experience visual effects like patterns of light behind your closed eyes, and to feel deeplyrelaxed to the point that you fall asleep for a few moments. This therapy is not suitable for everyone, so it is absolutely important that you have signed the informed consent that you received from us before you receive this therapy.
This type of light therapy is beneficial for your ‘w’holistic life plan process in that it stimulates those brain regions that are found to be imbalanced in people struggling with mental health issues and addiction and that are responsible for feeling naturally calm, centred, and gives an overall feeling of health and wellbeing.
Here at QUINTA DA FE (FAITH RETREATS™) we are able to tailor your light therapy session with different programmes such as Deep Meditation, Manifestation, Reiki Healing, Sleep improvement and many more in order to most effectively support your healing process. During light therapy sessions we often use healing frequencies from instruments such as the gong and high quality, pure Quartz crystal and Tibetan singing bowls to deepen and maximise the healing and consciousness-raising effects of the therapy.
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