SonicTonic wurde unter mehr als 100 Bewerbern als einer der Finalisten bei der 8. MEDICA App COMPETITION, welche von BayerG4A und Roche Diagnostics unterstützt wird, ausgewählt.

In diesem Wettbewerb geht es darum, den Titel “Weltweit beste Health App Lösung” zu verleihen.

Neben 14 weiteren Finalisten aus der ganzen Welt nehmen wir an einem finalen Pitch am 19.11.2019 auf der MEDICA – der größten internationalen Gesundheitsmesse mit über 5500 Ausstellern und 120000 Besuchern – teil. John Groves, Gründer von SonicTonic und GROVES Sound Branding GmbH, wird dort ab 13 Uhr die App SonicTonic vorstellen und die Jury von unserer digitalen und auditiven Gesundheitslösung überzeugen. 

Für mehr Informationen über die MEDICA App COMPETITION besuchen sie: https://www.innovationworldcup.com/top15-medical-apps-2019/

Die auditive Gesundheits-App SonicTonic ist wieder einmal unterwegs und in diesem November in unserer Hauptstadt Berlin zu finden. Wir dürfen uns in diesem Jahr Partner des vielseitigen Festivals „Eufonia – Sound, Art & Science“ nennen und stehen damit neben weiteren Partnern, wie Ableton, ADAM Audio und Grover auf dem Programm.

Eufonia ist eine Ausstellung von Künstlern, Wissenschaftlern, Psychologen, Designern und Forschern aus der ganzen Welt, die das gemeinsame Medium Sound teilen. Die Teilnehmer werden, an der Schnittstelle von Audio, Kunst und Wissenschaft, die Vergangenheit, die Gegenwart und die Zukunft der Nutzung von Klang in verschiedenen Bereichen des täglichen Lebens erforschen. Dabei werden elementare Fragen gestellt und Schlüsselpersonen, Technologien und Institutionen zur Verfügung gestellt, um diese zu beantworten.
John Groves wird auf dem Festival am 3. November eine Podiumsdiskussion über die Verwendung von Sound in der Gesundheitsfürsorge halten. Sind Sie daran interessiert, dann besuchen Sie die Diskussion in der Veteranenstraße 21, Berlin ab 13:40 Uhr.
Verpassen Sie nicht die Möglichkeit mehr über SonicTonic und ein gesundes Leben zu erfahren und besuchen Sie die Ausstellung am Samstag oder Sonntag.

01. – 03. November 2019 @ ACUD MACH NEU (Veteranenstraße 21, Berlin)

Für Tickets und mehr Informationen besuchen Sie: www.eufonia-festival.com

In diesem September durften wir mit SonicTonic bei dem Gesundheitstag der SECURVITA Krankenkasse teilnehmen, wo wir, neben unserer SonicTonic e-Health App, unser neues Angebot für betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement präsentieren konnten. Neville Bharucha und Leonie Lietz (siehe Bild) präsentierten am 19. September 2019, mit Hilfe eines schön gestalteten Standes, die SonicTonic-App und nehmen daraus einen spannenden Tag mit vielen neuen Eindrücken und interessanten Gesprächen mit. 


Die SECURVITA

Die SECURVITA Krankenkasse ist eine langjährig etablierte Krankenkasse im deutschen Gesundheitswesen. Sie vereint die klassische Schulmedizin mit der bewährten Naturheilkunde und bietet hervorragende Leistungen im Bereich der Familien-Gesundheit.
Erfahren Sie mehr über die SECURVITA.


Die Messe

Bei einem richtigen Gesundheitstag dreht sich natürlich alles um die Gesundheit – SonicTonic durfte dabei nicht fehlen. Dieses Jahr gab es durch uns  einen ganz neuen Blickwinkel auf ein gesundes Leben und moderne Möglichkeiten, dieses zu erreichen. Als einer der wenigen Vertreter einer digitalen Gesundheitslösung, erhielten wir ein großes Interesse an SonicTonic. Die Besucher konnten die App gleich vor Ort testen und einen ersten Einblick in ihre Wirkung erhalten. Viele spürten bereits nach dem ersten Testen der App eine positive Wirkung und fühlten sich entspannter als zuvor. Außerdem spendeten wir 12 unserer SonicTonic-Player, welche bereits sechs der beliebtesten „Tonics“ von unserer App enthalten, an die interne Tombola.

Somit können wir von diesem Tag Vieles mitnehmen, nicht nur für die kontinuierliche Weiterentwicklung von SonicTonic, sondern auch für das eigene gesunde Leben. 



SonicTonic ist im Bereich des Corporate Health sehr aktiv und bietet Lösungen für Unternehmensgesundheit und Kooperationen mit Krankenkassen an. Haben wir Ihr Interesse geweckt? Hier erfahren Sie mehr.

 

What makes SonicTonic unique is its expertly crafted tonics. All you need to do is sit back, relax, plug in your headphones and let the relaxing sounds take you on a journey. You don’t need to learn anything, there’s no meditation involved, instead each and every tonic administers a good strong dose of Receptive Sound Therapy to help you manage stress, sleep better and focus more.

So, what is Receptive Sound Therapy and how can it help you to manage your stress, sleep better and put you into a better state of mind. We’re here to tell you all about it.

What is Receptive Sound Therapy?

Receptive Sound Therapy is the clinical use of recorded sound, music, or spoken word, or combination thereof which, when listened to, has beneficial physiological, psychological or social effects. There are also studies that show that Receptive Sound Therapy can improve concentration, boost motivation and increase energy.

SonicTonic uses 5 special ingredients in the various tonics: binaural beats, Isochronic tones, Solfeggio frequencies, ASMR, autosuggestion and music. Each blend has been carefully crafted to help reduce stress, improve sleep and ease psychological problems.

The history of Receptive Sound Therapy

Receptive Sound Therapy is nothing new, healing with sound is one of the oldest and most natural forms of healing known to man and has been used for hundreds of thousands of years as a way of soothing the mind and emotions.

In the ancient societies of Egypt, Greece and India, the use of sound and music for healing was a highly developed science, and the Aboriginal people of Australia have used the didgeridoo as a healing tool for at least 40,000 years.

In the past 70 years there has been extensive research done on the phenomenon, including the study conducted by Dr. David Trudeau in 1998. He used 18 Hz frequencies to treat patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) which resulted in patients reporting reduced depression and impulsivity along with increased energy and improved sleep.

Michael Hutchison also mentions this frequency in his book “MegaBrain”, which he says can be used for the purpose of increasing energy and motivation. Dr. Cary Howard also got similar results in his study in 1986, in which 12 students reported significantly reduced symptoms fatigue at the end of a seven-week course.

The techniques used in Receptive Sound Therapy, and in SonicTonic, have been created to bring about quick and long-lasting positive changes. With SonicTonic we address the two main aspects of Receptive Sound Therapy: psychological and neurological. Managing stress, burnout, depression and other conditions often requires a combination of these two approaches. Depression, for example, can be treated most effectively by increasing the release of neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin.

The Neurological Aspect: Brainwave Entrainment

Reading brainwave patterns can tell you a lot about our everyday lives. For example, a person’s brainwave pattern can show if they are tired, full of energy, or feeling focused. Brainwave patterns can also show if someone is suffering with depression, anxiety and a host of other disorders.

Brainwave Entrainment is a technique whereby the brain is coaxed into a certain state through use of pulsing light, sound or electromagnetic fields. Through simple changes and the optimisation of specific frequencies, a huge range of problems can be dramatically reduced or eliminated. For example, memory, concentration, and mental speed can be all improved dramatically thanks to brainwave stimulation. What’s more, sleep and deep stages of meditation can be initiated and headaches can be reduced through brainwave entrainment and it can release helpful chemicals such as growth hormone and serotonin.

The Psychological Aspect: Suggestions, Visualisations and Hypnosis

For problems that can’t be solved by Brainwave Entrainment alone, there are a number of other proven sound-based psychological techniques that can be used. Suggestions (affirmations) and visualisation techniques are great for overcoming anxiety, quitting smoking, losing weight, boosting self-esteem, performance and motivation – and much more.

Hypnosis, for example, is a well-known psychological technique. The task of the hypnotist is primarily to relax the patient to bring his mind into a receptive state (the so-called hypnotic trance). The hypnotist then uses a series of suggestions in the form of sentences or commands, such as, “You are self-confident and self-determined!. When your mind is in a receptive state, suggestions and other psychological techniques (such as visualisations) can have a quick and dramatic effect on your thinking, behaviour and emotional state.

SonicTonic combines sounds that influence brainwaves to help you manage stress, sleep better and focus more, along with autosuggestion that can help put your mind into a receptive state. Why not try out our tonics next time you’re feeling stressed. You’ll be surprised what Receptive Sound Therapy can do for you.

Disclaimer: Whilst the Receptive Sound Therapy methods used in SonicTonic have provided many people with a tool to control, reduce and even eliminate mind-based problems, SonicTonic does not claim to be a legally approved medical intervention or a replacement for a therapy or medication.

Further Reading

Frederick, J. A., Lubar, J. F., Rasey, H. W., Brim, S. A., & Blackburn, J. (1999). Effects of 18.5 Hz auditory and visual stimulation on EEG amplitude at the vertex. Journal of Neurotherapy, 3(3-4), 23-28.

Gontkovsky, S. T., & Montgomery, D. D. (1999, June). The physiological response to” beta sweep” entrainment. In APPLIED PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY AND BIOFEEDBACK (Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 133-133).

Hammond, D. C. (2001). Treatment of chronic fatigue with neurofeedback and self-hypnosis. NeuroRehabilitation, 16(4), 295-300.

Howard CE, Graham LE, 2nd, Wycoff SJ. A comparison of methods for reducing stress among dental students. J Dent Educ. 1986;50(9):542-544

Hutchison, M. (1986). Megabrain: New tools and techniques for brain growth and mind expansion. New York: Beech Tree Books.

Trudeu, D. (1999). A trial of 18 Hz Audio-Visual Stimulation (AVS) on Attention and Concentration in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Presented at the Society for Neuronal Regulation.

 

 

 

In a study at China’s Peking University, an impressive 75% of study participants reported more restful sleep when exposed to pink noise.
It was discovered that it regulates your brain waves, which is a hallmark of super-restful sleep. A pink noise programme is available for free in the SonicTonic app. Get it here.
Read the full article here.

Sleep physician Prof. Jürgen Zulley: „Music is monotonous stimulation. And with that you sleep better. I think music is one of the best methods to fall asleep.“

Germany´s most known sleep physician Jürgen Zulley calls music the number one medicine for sleeping disorders. He recommends listening to quite and calming music while its necessary to focus on the sound. He says, that the monotone stimulation is prerequisite for falling asleep and important for it, to be restful. We created different Tonics that trigger these monotonous stimulations and help you with getting a good night sleep.

Source: Interview with sleep physician Prof. Jürgen Zulley 

Compared to 2010, almost twice as many employed people today take sleeping medications

According to the DAK Healthreport 2017, more than twice as many employees take sleeping medication than in 2010. These can negatively affect your health though, causing headaches, sickness or metabolic disturbances. Also, they change the sleep cycles by eliminating the R.E.M. sleep (Rapid Eye Movement), the dream phase, which is extremely important for a mental balance and relaxation.

 

Source:  DAK Healthreport 2017, Focus Magazin

One in ten workers suffers from particularly severe sleep disorders, so-called insomnia. That’s 60 percent more than in 2010.

 

The DAK health report 2017 shows that a shockingly high number of 80% of the 18 to 65 year olds says they struggle with falling asleep or sleeping through the night. Especially insomnia, particularly severe sleep disturbances, concerns every tenth employee and can also entail declining concentration and reduced mental performance.

 

Source: DAK Healthreport 2017

“Sleep disorders can have long-term psychological and physical consequences like depression and confusion of breathing, heartbeat, hormones and other functions.”

 

Studies have shown that a growing number of people suffers from sleep disturbances, which can severely affect their health in terms of muscle tension, body temperature, metabolism and other functions. According to a study conducted by the University of Warwick and the University College London with 4600 men and women, especially for women the risk of a heart attack increases with a lack of sleep.

 

Source: Apotheken Umschau