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Binaural sounds

The state of brain waves plays a role in our thoughts, behaviors and emotions.

In 1973, Dr. Gerald Oster developed a brain synchronization technique called "binaural beats" (which involve both ears). This technique is used with headphones: a different frequency is emitted into each ear, allowing the brain to adopt the rhythm of the difference between the two frequencies. This mechanism is called "frequency following response." A few years later, in 1980, Drs. Norman Shealy and Glen Solomon studied the effect of synchronizing brain waves on migraines. Nowadays, Monroe's tools are used by many healthcare professionals around the world, particularly to promote relaxation or as an accompaniment to another treatment.

Principle of binaural beats

When two different sound frequencies are emitted into each ear, the brain perceives them as a beat or a fixed frequency. This is called a binaural beat. Studies have shown that in the presence of two different frequencies, the human brain can synchronize the waves of its left hemisphere with those of its right hemisphere. This synchronization promotes well-being and cognitive and emotional balance between the left brain (logic) and right brain (creativity).

Binaural sounds in EMDR

The use of binaural sounds in EMDR sessions fits logically into a therapeutic pattern that involves the alternating stimulation of the hemispheres. The inter-hemispheric synchronization, whether ocular (eye movement), bodily (tapping), or auditory (binaural sounds), has the common principle of alternate stimulation on each side of the body. It seems evident, therefore, to include binaural sounds in an EMDR psychotherapy protocol, with the same indications: relaxation, anxiety reduction, trauma, emotional treatment, memory facilitation...

Sensory stimulation

The principle is to activate the sensory stimulation of the patient by using bilateral eye movements and auditory stimuli, to work in depth on more or less recent traumas.

Targeted trauma

This method of treatment makes it possible to have positive, faster results on patients suffering from post-traumatic stress and whose traditional methods have not had the expected effect.

Message rescheduling

This approach makes it possible to target the desired event and the related emotions, to get rid of the negative cognition associated with it by replacing them with inverted thoughts.

Fast and positive results

The negative representation of the trauma that had been anchored for years in the patient is thus reprogrammed, over the course of the sessions, by a guilt-free and positive message.


EMDR is for children and adults suffering from traumas, events, and behaviors that can affect daily life, and can manifest in different states: sleep disorders, irritability, anxiety attacks, concentration disorders, hyperactivity...


Due to its effectiveness, EMDR is a recommended method in many cases of post-traumatic stress disorder. Trust between the patient and the therapist is essential, so it is important that the patient feels comfortable with their therapist. Nevertheless, this traditional method also has its limitations.

Since the therapist has to be close to the patient for ocular stimulation, the latter may feel uncomfortable that a person invades his proxemic bubble, his protective space, dear to every human being.

The therapist can quickly get tired and lose his energy over the course of the session and the day. Not being able to maintain a constant rhythm, the effectiveness of the session could be reduced.

The therapist is limited in images and sounds. If the patient is not receptive to the emitted auditory stimuli, finger movements or the like, therapy may be longer and less productive.


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