Hey guys, first I’m going to clarify I tried this once. I intend on continuing to do so and posting how things change, but this is my first impression of something posted in my comment section from an earlier post.
It’s an app that you get on your phone and it plays different frequencies. I plan to look up some research and the efficacy of this type of treatment to find a reputable basis on it. I mean, I’ve heard of musical therapy before and had bursts of curiosity on how music interacts with the brain, but I never actually read any studies on it. But for now, I just dove in. It didn’t cost me a dime yet because they have a trial download.
You need headphones that can play low frequencies, they have a demo at the beginning of your app so you don’t have to spend the three minutes waiting for the particular frequency to download to see if your headphones work.
It asks you why you are using the app. The options are:
- Cannabis Use
- Deep Sleep
- Pedophilia (I LOVE THAT THIS IS ON HERE OMG I DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE!! EXTRA POINTS!! This is such a huge problem that I really truly think is a mental health issue.)
So I pick BPD because that’s what I have been diagnosed with most recently and I put my earphones in and sit back in a recliner and close my eyes. I gave myself about 30 minutes of no work or phone pings or anything to get completely focused.
One of the first things it tells you is to try not to monitor and note the effects. Which was really hard for me. Every time the frequency changed I wondered what part of the brain it was impacting and I imagined that it was lighting up or being massaged. It says to focus on breathing and the sounds, and I did my best.
At one point I giggled because I felt like I was taking off on an airplane. You know that sound you hear as your ascending into the sky? For a little bit that was what it sounded like. I could almost feel myself taking off with it. But not in an uncomfortable way.
I can tell you that it definitely put me in a meditative and relaxed state which is hard for me to do. But it was only my body that seemed to be reacting, which was really fine for me. I was experiencing anxiety from taking a break from work (it’s kind of a problem but I’m working on it) and so when I listened to it my body stopped freaking out. My mind was still racing, but my body felt like clay. Not empty like in a depressed way, but in a clean way.
I had a hard time staying awake, I can tell you that right now. I was in and out of a dream phase towards the end, but I never fully fell into it. It was like the frequencies were pulling me out of it.
When it was over, my body felt light. My anxiety was gone, and I was hungry. (Which I haven’t really been in a while) My brain kind of feels like mush a little bit, but it did say not to overdo it because you need to give your brain a break. So I knew that something like that would happen.
It says that you should use it every day and there is a second set of frequencies in the pro version. But the trial version is for the first set of treatment sessions. So if the first session continues to go this well and has an impacting effect for hours later in the day, I will definitely buy the pro version to go through the second treatment.
Have you tried music therapy before or anything like this app that uses frequencies? I’d like to hear about it if it worked or if this is all bonkers.