If you are feeling stuck or exasperated and just fed up, turn this on. I didn’t have to do anything but listen to it, and it shifted me completely into another realm. No effort at all!” – Vanessa Hardy

Alpha Arising

A sonic journey of deep relaxation, enhanced focus, and presence

Embark on a sonic journey that sponsors deep relaxation, enhanced focus, and a greater sense of being in the moment. The melodious flavors and subtle guidance of the tracks “Borealis” and “Polaris” will call you back into their comfort and mystique, again and again.

  • Increase creativity and resourceful states
  • Lift and stabilize mood
  • Experience enhanced focus and expanded flow of awareness

“These tracks are immensely inviting…like opening a secret mystery door and stepping into the light of peace and joy!” – Lisa Celentano, MA, LMHC

Listen to the Samples Now

Use of headphones will provide the most optimal experience. To fully experience the potential of this program, please get comfortable, close your eyes, and relax for the next several minutes. Allow the melodic, ambient soundtrack to immerse you in a deep sense of relaxation and peace.

Don’t be fooled – this is not just beautiful music – it is the design of the hypnotic induction and the technology infused in the soundtrack that evokes the powerful response.

Alpha Arising  can help with the following:

  • Supports grounded, centered state of being
  • Decreases anxious thoughts/moods
  • Facilitates positive, calm awareness of now
  • Sharpens concentration and focus
  • Elicits a sense of peace and joy, acceptance and trust
  • Supports the practice of dream-incubation
  • Helps creative solutions, insights, and visual images emerge
  • Clears emotional blocks and barriers
  • Heightens creativity
  • Great mid-afternoon refresher

The artist's brainwaves (8 to 13 Hz). Associated with creative flow • relaxed focus • stress release • presence • enhanced problem solving
The artist's brainwaves (8 to 13 Hz). Associated with creative flow • relaxed focus • stress release • presence • enhanced problem solving
For the Inner Journey (3 to 7 Hz). Associated with: insight • visualization • inner journeying • dreamwork • intuition • deep states of meditation • healing
For the Inner Journey (3 to 7 Hz). Associated with: insight • visualization • inner journeying • dreamwork • intuition • deep states of meditation • healing
Use of sound to influence brainwave activity. Forms of brainwave entrainment might include: binaural • isochronic • monaural •  psychacoustic • panning, etc.
Use of sound to influence brainwave activity. Forms of brainwave entrainment might include: binaural • isochronic • monaural • psychacoustic • panning, etc.
Most effective with headphones
Most effective with headphones
Can be used with speakers
Can be used with speakers

Additional Info


Track Details

01  Borealis [16:49 minutes]

Moves into alpha dominance. Lush and ambient textures combined with emotive melodic moments. Uses psycho-acoustics, vibro-acoustics, and a Schumann Resonance isochronic rhythm.

02  Polaris [27:53 minutes]

Moves deeper into the alpha/theta domain. Spacious and expansive textures combined with soothing melodic expressions. Uses psycho-acoustics, vibro-acoustics, and a Schumann Resonance isochronic rhythm.

Full package includes:

  • 2 tracks (for a total of 44:42 minutes)
  • Tracks accessible on the free iAwake Technologies app for iOS and Android
  • Downloadable audio files available in MP3, WAV, FLAC, and ALAC formats
  • User Guide (downloadable PDF)
  • Ongoing support (responsive email, active Facebook forum, FAQs, videos, audios)

About the Tracks from the Creator, Leigh Spusta

Alpha Arising contains two immersive tracks designed to promote focus, calm, and flow, both by sponsoring alpha waves in the brain and by guiding psycho-emotional experiences through the compositions. These soundscapes were created with the idea of space, our Milky Way galaxy, and Earth’s place within it. This greater perspective of connection fosters a sense of belonging, a deep calm. By having the sense or feeling of safety, comfort, and belonging, we can turn our focus onto what we choose with greater depth and attention. We find ourselves more fully present and in the moment, absorbed in the flow of experience. 

Borealis – Flow: Think of the ebb and flow of light and color, shimmery streams of expression within the greater field of cosmic display. Find comfort in the flexibility of awareness, of keeping a calm attention, and adjusting fluidly to the rhythm of the moment.

Polaris – Focus Into Calm: Known also as the North Star, or Pole Star, Polaris is that reference point in the night sky that has aided navigators and travelers for millennia. This relatively fixed position makes it the ideal focal point to help bring everything into focus, to stay the course throughout the journey.  

Both of these tracks have been tuned to the life-affirming and grounding Earth (Schumann’s) resonance of 7.8 Hz, a nice lower alpha target frequency.

The Story of the Development of Alpha Arising  from the Creator, Leigh Spusta

Sometimes an inspiration simply shows up or pops into my head, and in the case of Alpha Arising, I had the idea of doing some pieces that were like soundtracks to floating in space, observing the celestial events and wonders. Then the idea of the Aurora Borealis came up and I thought “Ooh, if those lights were sounds, what would that be like?” And what would the sonic interpretations of Polaris, the navigator’s North Star, be like? From there, more concepts began coalescing around soundscapes that calm, inspire creativity, and bring listeners more fully into the present moment, flow state type of experience, with enhanced focus, thus Alpha Arising  was born.

How to Use

Download the iAwake App

First, download the FREE iAwake App, login with your email, and all your tracks will be right there. You can stream them, but we’d advise downloading them (from within the app) to ensure an interruption-free experience, and to be able to listen offline.

How to Use Alpha Arising

  • Excellent for enhancing focus while working or studying
  • Great to use during meditation, self-hypnosis, or imagery exercises
  • A powerful addition to hypnotherapy, guided imagery, massage, and group processes
  • Provides blissfully deep relaxation while in a recliner or lying flat
  • Experiment with listening while reading, doing housework, or other activities
  • Try listening while practicing your golf swing, billiard shot, or card tricks
  • Perfect for mental rehearsals and creative visualizations
  • A wonderful way to shift into a higher/broadened perspective or contemplation
  • Great for enhancing yoga, tai chi, or qi gong

Alpha Arising  is best listened to at a time when you won’t be distracted. Whether you choose to sit on a park bench, get cozy in bed, or focus on your work or studies, these soundscapes will dynamically support your experience. Listening via headphones or speakers is your choice, whichever is more immersive for you.

Set your intention before you listen — maybe it is to practice mindfulness, to find new solutions to old problems, to try an imagery exercise, or to deeply immerse yourself in reading, writing, or a creative endeavor. Or perhaps it is to experience deeply relaxed concentration, practice dream-incubation, or to glide into altered states of consciousness. Rhythmic, deep breathing is always a nice addition to deepen the experience.


Brainwave Patterns Targeted

Alpha Arising  is designed to bring the listener into a broad-range alpha brainwave state (non frequency-specific), with an emphasis on promoting resourceful states. This can be experienced as “being in the zone” or flow state awareness while engaged in an activity, so immersed that one loses track of time. The writer becomes writing versus doing writing, for instance. Also, a calm focus is more easily attained — sustained attention with much less mental chatter.

Enhanced creativity and effortlessly making new connections happens naturally. These tracks can also coach the listener into a variety of depths of relaxation, based on the need and intention of the moment. We have also included a 7.83 Hz Schumann Resonance rhythm as a subtle influence of the Earth/Nature/Home feeling that is associated with this frequency, which exists at the threshold of moving from theta into alpha. Some brainwave models still consider 7.83 Hz as within the alpha range.

alphaAlpha waves can amplify your clarity and imagination and boost your performance and creativity. They are said to be the “artist’s brain waves,” where new ideas and solutions are sparked and you connect to your inner playful state of clarity and wisdom.

Alpha helps you become fully present in a state of multidimensional awareness, which increases problem-solving capacity, and you may even experience a sense of deep connection, belonging, and flow.

Alpha is also fundamental to our spiritual growth, since we need a strong alpha in order to establish connections during states of trance, deep meditation, and dream sleep.

Soundtrack Details from the Creator, Leigh Spusta

The compositional structure of each track is chiefly responsible for the alpha entrainment and relaxation benefits. This includes a psycho-acoustic approach to the melodic flow as well as special emphasis placed on the timbres and overall form of each sound layer in the whole. We have also moderately used vibro-acoustic tones intermittently, to both deepen the state and enhance attention. There is also a subtle isochronic rhythm of 7.83 Hz to round it out.

All of these approaches, coupled with the sonic interpretations of Borealis and Polaris, are designed to immerse the listener in the moment with calm and focused attention.


Leigh Spusta

Leigh Spusta, creator of Alpha Arising, Forgetting Not to Remember, Gamma 40, Deep Delta, Deeply Theta, iAwake Mini Meditations, Solar Infusion, and the sound/entrainment tracks for The Gift of Gratitude – Recovery Edition, The Gift of Gratitude, Morning Ritual, Call of the Heart; In, Out & Through Vol. I; Kundalini (In, Out & Through Vol. II); and Deep Recovery, is a composer, hypnotherapist, and Certified Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator, specializing in the use of sound frequencies to produce deep, relaxing trance states.

His work has become internationally recognized and is enjoyed by thousands around the world. Leigh has worked with several therapists in Los Angeles, producing a variety of therapeutic audio CDs, and has been hired as a consultant and producer working with companies in the United Kingdom. He also works with the HMI College of Hypnotherapy and the American Hypnosis Association as Director of Media Production.

Leigh combines his talents as a musician and his knowledge of hypnosis and related states, in an effort to pioneer new approaches to creating rich, resonant soundscapes for greater efficacy in healing and meditative products. Leigh is the developer of the proprietary PsimatiX™ therapeutic approaches and technologies.

“Facilitated deep meditations, a sense of joy, an embodied spaciousness that was lovely. At times I was aware I was spaciousness and one with everything. I loved the soundscapes – the unusual rhythmic instrumentation, variations between rhythm and more sweeping sections, kept me aware yet moving through states of contentment and feelings of beauty. The calm state engendered was very tangible as well as a flow to all the elements in life I have experienced since (walking in the park, interacting with people, seeing beauty in all sentient life). Concentration was notably sharper for a time after listening to the tracks, and a peaceful self-acceptance and less anxiety was present. Deep states of calm – timeless qualities – supported being meditations and meditations requiring concentration. A great addition to tracks that welcome the day and start it off with a smiling state of beingness.” – S.W.


“These tracks set me up for success with my writing project. No procrastination or resistance, it’s awesome. Really conducive to productivity and focus, but with the added ability to put ideas on the back burner for processing at the same time. I used the tracks while I did hands on stuff like prepping veggies or doing my nightly stretches, listening with my brain off and no agenda. Lots of ideas and answers just arrived with no real effort. I also found that I can work in an area with lots of distractions but not get distracted. Super focus. These tracks are great for people who have a home office for work because they’re a force field of productivity when you use them.” Abigail