“I have frequently used the Buddhist LovingKindness meditation – I think the EcoMeditation achieves the same spiritual expansiveness as LovingKindness but goes a step farther in that it is more holistic, allowing for physical grounding and emotional freedom.” – Lisa Celentano, MA, LMHC


A science-based, tested path to heal your wounded heart and awaken your Soul

EcoMeditation is a superior technique that melds the wisdom of traditional meditation with cutting-edge neuroscience to create an extremely powerful and effective path to healing trauma and spiritual awakening. 

  • Technology and technique that synergistically uses EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, or tapping) and powerful brainwave entrainment audio technology
  • Use this technique of mindful tapping to heal trauma and promote emotional peace
  • Move beyond your isolated, limited ego self to your expanded self that connects you with the healing and loving essence of the infinitude of the conscious universe

“This is the most extraordinary track I’ve listened to. I love the music. I especially love the combination of adding in tapping. It helped me immensely…” – Jennifer

Listen to the Sample 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 guidance and ambient music soundtrack to immerse you in a deep sense of relaxation and peace.

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

The benefits of EcoMeditation provide an advanced state of awakened mind consciousness and uplifted brain-to-self connection, but they don’t stop there. Other clinical trials produced astonishing data that showed that practicing EcoMeditation can:

  • Strengthen your immunity system
  • Promote neurological well-being and happiness
  • Increase the functional balance of your brain
  • Decrease the stress hormone cortisol
  • Lower your heart rate
  • Release anxiety
  • Decrease pain and its crippling effects
  • Increase your brain’s gamma wave production

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
Where peak performance meets inner peace (31-99 Hz). Associated with: intense focus • creativity • deep compassion • high information processing • "Aha" experiences.
Where peak performance meets inner peace (31-99 Hz). Associated with: intense focus • creativity • deep compassion • high information processing • "Aha" experiences.
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.
Guided Meditation
Guided Meditation
Most effective with headphones
Most effective with headphones

Additional Info


Track Details

01  Guided Meditation [23:24]

02  Music and Brainwave Entrainment [22:40 minutes]

Full package includes:

  • Two (2) tracks (for a total of 45:04 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)
  • 1 optional CD*

*CD orders are handled by a CD fulfillment company and shipped from fulfillment centers located in the United States. Orders outside of the United States have an estimated delivery time of 6-8 weeks.

About the Tracks from the Creator, Dawson Church

The Ten Thousand Hour Rule

The Ten Thousand Hour Rule is the concept that truly mastering an activity takes at least 10,000 hours of practice. Whether you’re a schoolteacher, accountant, brain surgeon, chef, concert pianist, or stock trader, experience counts. If you put in four hours a day, in 10 years you accumulate 10,000 hours.

This threshold has been used in the study of meditators, especially Tibetan monks. Researchers find that after 10,000 hours, they’re able to maintain stable attention. They are able to correct the wandering of their minds quickly, unlike novices whose minds go everywhere when they close their eyes. Their brains show high amounts of gamma waves.

Gamma is the signature wave of the “flow” state. It represents the synchronization of information from many different brain regions. It’s usually found in highly creative people as well as ordinary people having a moment of creative insight. It’s also observed in states of mystical union. This feeling of “oneness with everything” is reported by adepts of every religion.

Gamma is also associated with feelings of love and compassion, increased perceptual organization, associative learning, better memory, the efficiency of information flowing across synapses, healing, attention, and states of transcendent bliss. In my book Bliss Brain, I summarize the neuroimaging studies showing that gamma waves engender ecstatic states.

That’s a long list of benefits, all hallmarks of a high-performance brain. Researchers found that after 10,000 hours or more of meditation practice, the brains of the Tibetans produced 25 times the usual amount of gamma. By way of contrast, the brains of novice meditators show only small amounts of gamma.

In 2008, I had a revolutionary thought: We know that mindfulness is effective. So is biofeedback/neurofeedback. And hypnosis. And EFT tapping. What if we combined all of them into a simple set of instructions focused around the physiology of relaxation?

I tried the combination of these evidence-based methods on myself for a while and found I was able to enter much deeper meditative states. I tried it with groups of up to 200 people, and many said they were able to truly meditate effortlessly for the first time in their lives. I christened it EcoMeditation, put the 7 simple steps on the web, and forgot about it for a decade.

Ten years later, when my webmaster told me that the primitive EcoMeditation web page was getting over 15,000 visitors a month, I teamed up with researchers and began to study the method. We used EEGs to hook up novice meditators.

We were amazed at what we found. Even in first-timers, we often saw big gamma, just like the 10,000-hour Tibetan monks. They were able to enter “flow” in less than 5 minutes.

Neurofeedback expert Judith Pennington, studying eight subjects, wrote that “EcoMeditation produced extraordinarily high levels of Gamma Synchrony… During EcoMeditation, all participants generated high-amplitude 45–65 Hz gamma frequencies that resulted in high-value Gamma Synchrony patterns, some of which were at the top of the statistical range…”

EEG research shows that with simple training, you can attain “flow” states similar to those of experienced meditators. This makes meditation accessible to today’s busy people for whom 10,000 hours of practice is unrealistic.

The Story of the Development of EcoMeditation  from the Creator, Dawson Church

The reason EcoMeditation came into being is because it’s hard to meditate using the mind! It’s hard to still the mind using the mind. When I was fifteen, I went to live in a spiritual community, and the meditation teacher there said, “Meditation is simple. Here’s a cushion. Sit. Be still. Don’t squirm around. Still your mind.”

Now I can sit on the cushion really well. I got that part down, but I have never been able to still my mind in meditation. In fact, today I meditated for a couple of hours before starting my day and my mind still wandered! 

If you ever read ancient texts like the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, you’ll know that the mind just does its thing. Our minds evolved to be alert and focused on the opportunities and threats in our environment. That’s how our ancestors survived. That’s how animals survive today. The mind simply did not evolve to be still. So there I was, 15 years old, sitting on my cushion like a good meditator, trying to still my mind – and failing completely. I had a track record of failure at the age of 15, 25, 35, 45…And then I discovered that research showed certain techniques were effective at controlling stress.

 You know, a lot of that mind wandering that happens in meditation has to do with stress. Deep down, we’re worried that something’s going to get us, so we tend to focus on threats, or opportunities. There were several techniques I came across that controlled stress effectively, like focusing on the breath. That one practice alone is enough to bring you into the present moment. Breathwork is a powerful way of doing it. 

I also talked to the people at HeartMath Institute, and the research director there said, “We’ve been testing meditators, and finding that when they meditate, they sometimes drop out of heart coherence, but heart coherence is a really good thing. So we train meditators to stay in heart coherence.” I thought, okay, let’s layer in a simple method of staying in heart coherence! 

So I added that to the EcoMeditation practice, and I added EFT (tapping on acupressure points), some self-hypnosis, some neurofeedback techniques, very simple ones. These are all physiological things you can do with your body. They don’t require the mind to be still. You can breathe at a certain rhythm that puts you in heart coherence, even if your mind isn’t still. This worked much better than those old instructions the meditation master gave me at 15 years old! 

I began to try EcoMeditation with groups of people, and found that people doing EcoMeditation would get into altered states, often transcendent states, even if it was the very first time they tried. We had one veteran, who had served four tours of duty in Iraq and come back with severe PTSD, nightmares, flashbacks, hypervigilance – all the classic symptoms – who tried for years to meditate his way out of it. He even went to Japan, lived in a Zen monastery, meditated daily, and still couldn’t escape those PTSD symptoms. 

One day he was doing a web search, stumbled across EcoMeditation, read the instructions and did them one by one, and in five minutes, boom! He was there. 

When people told me they were having these sorts of experiences, I put the instructions on the web for free. We started to have thousands of people downloading them every month. We began to do research, and the research showed, to our amazement, that this practice rapidly ameliorates anxiety, depression, and traumatic stress. 

So that’s the story behind it. Now it’s well researched. We have EEG studies and MRI studies. The research shows that very rapidly, in about five minutes, EcoMeditation puts you in an altered state without the need to still the mind. From there, you can hit those transcendent states and start to feel really good and have that deep meditative experience. That’s a very brief history of EcoMeditation.

How to Use

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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 EcoMeditation

EcoMeditation, developed and scientifically tested by Dawson Church, PhD, employs the tenets of neuroscience to enhance meditation and adds Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT, or tapping). This combination enables people who have no experience meditating to fall into a deep meditative state in four minutes or less. 

To start your EcoMeditation experience now, allow 20 minutes of uninterrupted quiet time, turn off all electronics, and sit upright in a comfortable position. Then simply follow these steps:

  1. Use your fingertips to tap on each of the EFT acupressure points while holding the intention that you are in a calm and peaceful state (here is a tutorial).
  2. Stop tapping and relax your hands. Close your eyes and let your tongue rest loosely on the floor of your mouth.
  3. Feel the space inside your hands, inside your feet, inside your whole body. Picture a big empty space behind your eyes, between your eyebrows. If thoughts arise, just let them drift away like clouds in the sky.
  4. Breathe slowly, 6 seconds in and 6 seconds out.
  5. Visualize where your heart is in your chest. Imagine breathing in and out through your heart, 6 seconds in and 6 seconds out.
  6. Imagine a beam of love pouring out of your heart toward a person you love.
  7. Visualize bringing the beam of love back into your body and into your heart. 
  8. To end the meditation, take 3 deep breaths and bring yourself back to the here and now.


Brainwave Patterns Targeted

The soundtrack for EcoMeditation was conceived with the notion that it is to be a consistent support track for the dynamic meditation work that Dawson guides the listener to experience. 

One of the powerful aspects of this product is the spectrum of altered states the listener may encounter, and of course there are different values of brainwave activity that are characteristic of the unique nature of these heightened states of awareness. We needed to use a target brainwave frequency that could both encourage the fluidity of consciousness and keep a ballast of groundedness and comfort throughout the program.

We’ve utilized 8 Hz as the target frequency, in the deeper alpha range, and proximal to the Schumann Resonance.

Soundtrack Details from the Creator of the Music for EcoMeditation, Leigh Spusta

We opted to use a 432 Hz tuning for the soundscape, with the composition in the key of C major. By carefully selecting a variety of musical intervals, the soundtrack has naturally occurring beat frequencies, including binaural beats, to promote the movement of the listener into the lower alpha state (8 Hz).

The timbres, melodic intervals, and harmonic/chordal expressions are crafted according to psycho-acoustic theory and methodology. The emphasis here is the encouragement of openness, deep comfort, and the sense of expansion with a tone of transcendence.


Dawson Church

Dawson Church is an award-winning science writer with three best-selling books to his credit. The Genie in Your Genes  was the first book to demonstrate that emotions drive gene expression. Mind to Matter  showed that the brain creates much of what we think of as “objective reality.” Bliss Brain  demonstrates that peak mental states rapidly remodel the brain for happiness. Dawson founded the Veterans Stress Solution, which has offered free treatment to over 20,000 veterans with PTSD. His groundbreaking research has been published in many prestigious scientific journals. He shares how to apply these breakthroughs to health and athletic performance through EFTUniverse.com, one of the most-visited alternative healing sites on the web.

Watch Dawson Church on the Deep Transformation podcast with co-hosts John Dupuy and Dr. Roger Walsh to learn more about his methods of healing psychological trauma and catalyzing emotional growth HERE.


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.

“I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is one of my favorite iAwake programs. I love the music! The meditation left me feeling exceptionally upbeat, relaxed, and energized. As someone who knows about some of what Dawson Church employed within the guided meditation, I was impressed with his utilization of coherence breathing, tapping, open focus, the tongue drop, and other potent methods, all weaved together to form a beautiful tapestry. It was like a magic carpet ride. – Michael Halbfish


“I absolutely loved working with the EcoMeditation tracks. I was familiar with Dawson Church and wondered if these tracks would offer anything new. The combination of Dawson walking us through the EFT [Emotional Freedom Technique] part of the meditation and the visualizations was such a wonderful sensory experience. Every time I used these tracks my state clearly shifted. I felt the connection between me and all beings, I felt more at ease, and I definitely felt universal love coming in my body and vibrating my body – both energetic and physical on a cellular level. I can’t wait to recommend this track to my friends and family. I think the EFT / meditation combo would be very helpful for them in many ways.Thank you, iAwake and Dawson Church! – Robbin