The psychological technique known as Autosuggestion works by using self-induced affirmations that make it possible for individuals to steer their thoughts, feelings, or behaviour. They will subconsciously adopt a new attitude that will enable them to make a positive change and improve their quality of life.

Autosuggestion can be seen as a sort of pep-talk that you have with yourself. Repeating certain words silently in your mind can make you change your attitude towards something. It can give you the confidence to manage the things that you are nervous about, or give you the power to overcome your fears.

Autogenic training

This relaxation technique was developed in 1926 by the Berlin psychiatrist Johannes Heinrich Schultz. Today, autogenic training is a widely used and medically recognized psychotherapy method that works very well. It is understood as a form of self-hypnosis where the user repeats specific suggestions, such as “I am very calm” to influence his or her mind and body. These formulas involve imagining weight, temperature, heart regulation, respiratory regulation, abdominal warmth and forehead cooling.

Autogenic training is used in SonicTonic for creating a state of calm and peace in the categories “De-Stress” and “Change”.


Hypnosis involve a psychologist or psychotherapist giving specific instructions to a patient that will cause a trance state in which influence can be exerted on the patient’s unconscious mind. The therapy uses various methods that are all designed to positively influence the subconscious. These include thought journeys, metaphors, stories and goal projection. Subsequently, the patient can also be taught to use certain exercises in self-hypnosis.


Unlike in autogenic training, imagination does not just repeat sentences; it creates a place of relaxation and fantasy. It should be manifested as detailed as possible, and with all senses. This place serves to recharge the patient’s batteries.

Bottom Line

Ultimately, autosuggestion can positively influence the patient’s thoughts and create a permanent optimistic attitude that will result in more life satisfaction.

Matthew Schulkind compares declarative and procedural memory with regard to music. Songs that people have a special relationship with need just the first few notes of a song transport the listener back to that particular time and place. Music can help dementia patients to bring back lost informations stored in longterm memory. In a clinical study, listening to music increased the likelihood of patients’ remembering faces or the names associated with those faces.


The 528Hz tone is widely known as the ‘Miracle’ tone and associated with ‘DNA Repair’ as part of the original Solfeggio musical scale. Dr. Leonard Horowitz refers to the 528 Hertz frequency as the “LOVE frequency”. “It resonates at the heart of everything. It connects your heart, your spiritual essence, to the spiraling reality of heaven and earth.” In this video, Dr. Leonard Horowitz tells that 528 Hertz is a frequency that is central to the “musical mathematical matrix of creation more than any sound previously discovered.”

Do you struggle to fall asleep at night? Or wake up too early and spend hours staring at the ceiling unable to fall asleep again? Well, the good news is that ASMR, could help you.

ASMR, which stands for autonomous sensory meridian response, is a relatively new phenomenon. It describes a feeling of euphoric tingling and relaxation that can be triggered by listening to certain sounds. Not only does this sensation feel nice, it can also help you to fall asleep and stay asleep, here we tell you how.

ASMR has become a big trend in recent years, especially on YouTube, where thousands of ASMR artists are producing videos every day designed to help viewers to fall asleep or relax. Many of the sounds that trigger ASMR include brushing, soft whispering, mic scratching, tapping and positive affirmations. Typing in ASMR  also brings up clips from a 1980s US television series in which the artist Bob Ross teaches the viewer how to paint. It’s said that the sounds of dabbing paint onto canvas along with his calming voice make for a great ASMR experience. At first glance, watching someone scratch a mic, whisper or tap repeatedly might seem strange, but these videos have millions of views and ASMR has attracted a huge following, especially among those who suffer from anxiety and insomnia.

How does ASMR help with sleep?

Although not everyone feels the tingling, listening to sounds such as whispering or scratching, which are associated with massage and calm moments, can help you to fall asleep and sleep better. ASMR is known for causing bliss followed by sleepiness, so it offers a way to overcome the stress of the day as it helps you to push out thoughts that make it difficult for you to sleep, helping you to fall into a deep sleep without being interrupted.

How does it work?


Researchers think that ASMR comes from the need to bond with other human beings. A lot of the noises, i.e. whispering, scratching etc. are noises that are usually only heard when you’re close to someone. And the feelings that many report as an effect of ASMR are feelings that come from close relationships, i.e. feelings of security, happiness, euphoria and relaxation. It’s also been linked to feelings from childhood. Lullabies, soft voices and whispers might remind us of happier moments when we were comforted by our parents or family. So why not try it out tonight?

SonicTonic uses ASMR in its tonics to help you to relax, the tonics are also long, so that you can drift off whilst listening. With ASMR you don’t need to learn anything, so just download our app on the App Store or Google Play store and try out our sleep tonics for yourself. Sweet dreams.

Braincells, also called neurons use electricity to communicate with each other. Medical equipment like an EEG are able to measure these electric brainwaves.
Those graphs shown by the EEG are called Brain Waves Patterns because of its cyclic,wave-like nature.There are 4 different Categories of Brain Wave Patterns.

“Most of us live the majority of our lives in a state of primarily beta brain waves – aroused, alert, concentrated, but also somewhat stressed.”

The Alpha Brain Wave Pattern is an ideal condition for us to learn new Information like new languages, analyze complex situations or for example improve focus and performance in athletics. The “decreased electrical activity in the brain can lead to significant increases in feel-good brain chemicals like endorphins, noroepinephrine and dopamine.”

When you focus on something like meditation, your breath or a prayer the electrical patterns in your brain slow down and relax “and the amplitude of your brain-waves generally stabilizes in the alpha wave range.”
To get the same effect you can use the Brainwave entrainment method that causes your brainwaves to change its EGG frequency towards the frequency of a dominant external stimulus, such as binaural beats.
“The way that these work is that two tones close in frequency generate a beat frequency at the difference of the frequencies.”
For example: a 315 Hz audio tone and 325 Hz will produce a 10 Hz binaural beat, which is in the middle of the alpha brain wave range.

Interview with expert Dr. Jeffrey Thompson: Transcript

Writer: Gerald Oster
Source: The Scientific American (Source

Despite the many that state Gerald Oster invented binaural beat brainwave entrainment, this document (painstakingly recreated by Brainisohertz) puts the record right. It gives a pretty good explanation of the basic concept of binaural beats before it goes into detail.

Writer: Welz, Karl Hans
Source: HSCTI

When someone uses words that boost your confidence, surpass your fears and get you to do the unthinkable, you have been “pep-talked”. This approach of motivating someone and soothing their nervousness is widely known and is used successfully by all sorts of people – from sportsmen, to students, businessmen and public speakers. But did you know that you can also pep-talk yourself? Yes you can! Autosuggestion is a self-inflicted pep-talk that focuses your mind on specific situations in the future by creating visions of success.

A practical guide in six easy steps
People (mostly men) are often scared of their emotions and try to suppress the negative ones like sadness or loneliness. Musicians on the other hand know, that there is beauty in melancholy. A sort of anchor and preparation of hard times to come. But music can serve so many more functions – helping one concentrate better, act as language or bridge back to past experiences. It is truly a useful and versatile gift.

ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) is a phenomena that, despite being used for relaxation daily by millions of people, has been researched very little. ASMR, could be described as a sort of mind massage that is administered through the ears. It provides a pleasant sensation of goosebumps and chills caused by stereo sounds having a binaural effect, which many find pleasing.

The sounds, which can be anything from scratching, whispering and tapping, give the effect of being three-dimensional as they move from ear to ear. Live sounds are recorded with special 3-D binaural microphones whereas the electronic sounds are produced using special software.