I have a lot of respect for Kelly Howell, aka the brain whisperer.
Not just because she is great at she does, but because she is one of very few women in the brainwave entrainment space and has held her own in a male-dominated industry.
She has consistently produced effective guided meditations for the last 10+ years, and contributed massively to the progression of brainwave music.
So let me give you the low-down on what to expect from the Brain Sync store, including the different types of music, how the music works, what's on offer, pricing and more.
What is Brain Sync?
Brain Sync programs use precise frequencies that entrain the brain and impact the body at cellular level. The choice of frequencies selected for each program is based on biofeedback research.
These frequencies are created by using binaural beats technology (all explained here), most commonly alpha or theta waves, as a lot of Kelly's audios require the user to be in a calm, relaxed state.
There are different style available from the site.
There are guided meditations with Kelly's voice guiding you through the practice, subliminal messaging tracks (inaudible to the conscious mind but audible to the unconscious or deeper mind), and straight binaural beats meditations layered with ambient music.
Kelly has music for all aspects of personal development and healing, from deep meditation and stress management, to prosperity and weight loss, and from addiction recovery to depression and PTSD.
Exploring the Store
Kelly's company, Brain Sync, has gone through a lot of changes over the years: from a rather amateur-looking outfit to what is now a huge catalogue of great audio on a zen-style website – with a cool app to boot.
The meditations can be downloaded instantly from the site, or bought as CDs, something which is becoming increasingly rare on many of the music stores I buy from.
Of course, you can burn a download to CD if you like, but many people still enjoy owning the physical product.
Moreover, many meditation classes still use CD players, as do therapists, which are no doubt two of Brain Sync's key customer groups.
The store is super-easy to get around, and each product comes with in-depth information on the composition and what to expect. Don't forget to click on those tabs above each product if you want to change the information set.
Kelly's Voice & Work
To me, Kelly's best music is the guided meditations. That's what she is renowned for and why she was once voted the “Best Voice in Guided Meditation” by Mind, Body, Spirit Magazine.
Her work has focussed on preventing mental deterioration, and she works on the scientifically proven basis that our brains are actually designed to improve throughout life, but it is our lifestyle and lack of proper training that leads to deterioration.
This is supported by EEG studies conducted at Harvard Body Mind Medical School, and UCLA, which concluded that Kelly's music shifts brain activity into extraordinary body-mind states.
Her music is also used by prestigious hospitals such as the Sloan Kettering and Dana Farber Institutes.
The Benefits of Brain Sync
With so many products to choose from, there are wide ranging benefits. But the idea of Brain Sync is to unlock the capacity of the brain and enable it to operate at a higher capacity – activating what we call a whole functioning brain.
This involves increasing brain power, essentially toning your mental muscles and improving your memory, focus, productivity levels, sleep and much more.
Understanding Brain Sync's Subliminal Messaging
Let me elaborate a tad on what to expect from the subliminal messaging tracks from the Brain Sync store, as you may not be familiar with this format.
These messages (suggestions) are embedded within the music, and although you cannot consciously hear the suggestions, your subconscious is receiving the programming as you listen.
The messaging is designed to pass below the normal limits of perception but is perceived by the brain.
Subliminal messaging is very effective for changing negative behavioral patterns such as addiction, obsessive behaviors, eating issues and such.
So the suggestions might be something like: “You don't need a cigarette”. You are no longer tied to this addiction. You are free to be healthier and happier without this unwanted desire”.
Probably better than my version though, ha!
After listening for a few days, you'll begin to notice positive changes to your habit and fewer compulsions to follow old patterns. It works gradually and subliminally, below your level of consciousness.
Payment, Pricing & Shipping
Meditations are generally $9.95 for a 60-minute track. CD's are $14.95 and shipping depends on where you live. Stateside shipping is $4.35 for 7-10 days delivery.
There's a bunch of deals to be had too: buy 2 CDs get 1 free, and buy 3 downloads get 1 free. That's definitely worth going for, especially if you're ordering CDs
You can pay via the usual credit cards, but also PayPal and through Amazon Pay (use your Amazon account).
In a nutshell, CDs are refundable and downloads aren't. Personally I think Kelly should introduce at least a 3-day download refund window. I get the whole download fraud thing, but as a store you have to swallow that.
Anyway, here's the official wording.
If you are not satisfied with your CD purchase, just return it within 60 days and Brain Sync will gladly exchange it or issue a refund, no questions asked. During this time you can exchange or return your CD. Please include a copy of your Brain Sync receipt. Let us know if you would like a refund or exchange for another program. Please be sure to list the CD title you would like in exchange. Shipping and handling charges are non-refundable.
On Mp3 Downloads
Choose wisely. Due to the high level of fraud with downloading music, mp3 downloads are NOT returnable, exchangeable, or refundable.
Brain Sync, In Summary
As you can tell, I am a fan. Kelly has been around a long time and she keeps coming up with the goods. Her new Meditate.me app is testament to that.
In fact, once you've download a few tracks, you can then download the app and access them in there too. If you have a phone or tablet that is. Me, I like to download music to my computer and play it though my sound system or headphones, and then transfer to my iPod.
For balance, I have to say, some of the music layering isn't to my taste, but it's a big catalogue and unlikely you'll like everything.
I highly recommend taking the time to listen to the audio sample to make sure you like the background music, as this is essentially what you'll be listening to for 30-60 minutes.
Remember that subliminal audio programs have a cumulative effect, so listen daily if you can and don't expect immediate results. I'd say you'll have to wait around 3-7 days before you see small changes that make you stop and think “wow, that's different”.
In a nutshell, this is trustworthy store that has been in business for many years. You won't go wrong here and I know the music works wonders.