The NuYu system uses micro strobe lights to create a trance state of hyper or enhanced suggestibility. While in this state you hear a pleasing and continuous flow of suggestions and affirmations along with relaxing music or sounds. Also, by controlling how fast the micro strobe lights flash, a deep Theta environment is created (see Brainwaves explained below). The rhythmic lights and audio suggestions combine so you can make permanent changes in how you think, how you feel and how you act which changes your behavior.
To change any aspect of your life you have to change your behavior. This is true for losing weight, becoming a non-smoker or becoming prosperous, or for any other change you want to make. Behavior always has four interconnected elements - Feeling, Thinking, Action and Habit.
It’s impossible to know which of these comes first, feeling, thinking, action or habit. But it is known that changing any one of these changes all the others. The NuYu system focuses on one of these elements – Thinking.
Thinking can best be described as the “self talk” in your mind. If you could change your self talk you would act differently, form new habits which would change your feelings. This, in turn, would create more self talk or thinking and the circle of behavior would be complete and self reinforcing.
The NuYu system uses the power of suggestion and positive affirmation so you can change your thinking. But, to do this a very special altered state of awareness must be created where you actually think the suggestions and positive affirmations are true. This state is called a trance.
Wier, in his 1995 book, Trance: from magic to technology, defines a simple trance (p.58) as being caused by cognitive loops where thoughts, images or sounds are repeated long enough to disable perception, memory, judgment, or reasoning. It is surprising how often you experience being in a trance. Below is a brief list of some things that actually can induce a trance of varying degrees of intensity.
- Hearing: Music, chanting, drumming, story telling, singing.
- Moving: Dancing, yoga, breath work, sexual activity.
- Smelling: Perfume, pheromones, incense, flowers.
- Tasting & Ingesting: Food, beverages, medicines, psycho-active drugs.
- Seeing: Movies, television, beauty, strobe lights.
Each of the trance states to some degree produces a change in brainwaves. Brainwaves were discovered in1929 by Hans Berger, a German doctor. He found that the cells in the brain produce tiny electrical discharges. Dr. Berger was able to measure these minute electrical pulses at the scalp with an EEG (electroencephalograph). The pulses are between 1 and 30 cycles per seconds or Hertz (Hz). They are all occurring at the same time with some more dominating than others. These are what are known as "brainwaves" which have been divided into four groups: Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta.
Beta (30-13 Hz)
Attention is externally focused with an alert state of mind. Beta waves are often related to an increase in the production of stress hormones. They are associated with being alert, attentive, engaged in problem solving, judgment, decision making, or focused mental activity but are also associates with anxiety, worry, or sudden fear.
Alpha (12-8 Hz)
These waves are most dominant when there is a relaxed state of mind. Alpha waves are usually seen when the mind is quiet and the attitude is positive. It's an excellent state for learning and concentrating.
Theta (7-4 Hz)
This is the "twilight" state between wakefullness and sleep. It is associated with creativity and visual imagination. There can be a sudden burst of creativity as well as improved ability to memorize and learn.
Delta (1-3 Hz)
These are the dominant brainwaves during a dreamless, deep sleep. This is the state where the body heals itself and when the immune system can be most effective.
A number of studies have shown that Theta, the “twilight” state between wakefulness and sleep, is the most effective for accepting suggestion.