Joseph exudes loving kindness. ~ Joel
Journey to the Center of the Self
Guided Meditation and Brainwave Frequencies for a Deep Dive into Beingness
Journey to the Center of the Self is a powerfully inductive, yet gentle guided meditation by master hypnotherapist, Joseph Kao, supported by a deeply immersive, consciousness-altering sonic massage that guides us to experience pure awareness — which is our deepest Self.
I had random periods of having tears rolling down my cheeks for no reason. And they weren’t tears of sadness. They were tears of clarity. ~ Cynthia
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Use of headphones will provide the most optimal experience, but are not required.
To fully experience the potential of this program, please get comfortable, close your eyes, and relax for the next several minutes.
Allow the guided meditation and the ambient music 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 and technology infused in the soundtrack that evokes the deep relaxation response.
Journey to the Center of the Self guides you to:
- Quiet down the conceptual mind, and open to the space that’s beneath and behind all thoughts
- Discover the stillness and pure beingness that is always here within you
- Dive into a state of profound relaxation and inner focus
- Bring more gentleness, patience, and kindness to your meditation practice, and in how you relate to yourself in an ongoing way
- Awaken to your deepest self – to the aspect of you which is always present
- Experience an ever-deepening sense of flow, presence, and beingness in your life
Three Key Meditation Principles of the Journey to the Center of the Self [03:42]
01 Journey to the Center of the Self – Guided Meditation (30 minutes)
Guided meditation with advanced brainwave entrainment technology
02 Journey to the Center of the Self – Music Only (30 minutes)
Music and embedded brainwave frequencies, without any vocal guidance
You can listen to this after track one, for a longer meditation session, or you can use it as a stand-alone track for doing self-guided work.
Full package includes:
- 2 tracks (30 minutes each for a total of 60 minutes)
- Tracks accessible on the free iAwake Technologies app for iOS and Android
- Downloadable audio files available in MP3 and WAV 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 Journey to the Center of the Self
Created by iAwake developer, psychotherapist, and master hypnotherapist Joseph Kao, Journey is designed to evoke states of consciousness in which we awaken to our deepest essential Self.
The first track is a guided meditation supported by a very powerful brainwave entrainment soundtrack that entrains the brain primarily to the deeply relaxing waves of theta, with clarifying spikes of gamma.
The second track features the same brainwave entrainment technology but without the guidance, and can be used to extend the beautiful meditative experience facilitated by the first track’s guided meditation, or as a standalone meditation.
The Story of the Development of Journey to the Center of the Self from the creator, Joseph Kao
Journey to the Center of the Self originally came out of a conversation I had with John Dupuy. John was enthusing about the first guided meditation I created for iAwake, called Profound Releasing, saying that it was still a product he listened to regularly. He said he’d been wondering if there was some way I could create a similar meditation – one that was a really thorough, deep dive into presence and beingness. John suggested we call it Journey to the Center of the Self – a name I immediately loved. I wasn’t sure what shape it was going to take yet, but I knew that I had to bring this title into being!
In my work as a hypnotherapist, I have always been much more interested in teaching people skills and giving them direct experiences, rather than presenting them with abstract ideas and theories. So in creating this meditation, my aim was for people to have a direct, tangible sense of their true nature. This isn’t something that’s hidden in another realm. It’s right here and now. It’s beneath, behind, and within every aspect of your experience.
So I drew upon all of my personal experience in meditation, hypnosis, and brainwave entrainment to create a process that guides you to become aware of that which is beyond all words and representations… and yet is always right here, right now.
After many months of work, what began as a brief conversation with John, has now become a fully-fledged guided meditation, ready to take you deep-diving into the very essence of who you are.
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.
Journey to the Center of the Self begins by inviting you to mindfully, persistently attend to your own experience as you listen. Because that’s where the journey is ultimately going to take you: right back to now, back to the truth of your own direct experience.
In certain ancient myths, the hero goes on a long quest for a mysterious magical artifact, only to discover that what they were seeking was always there within them, right from the start. In the same way, what has been called the Big Self, Presence, or the Tao, is always here, always now. It’s just a case of awakening to what has always been present within you.
This guided meditation gives you a way to experience the truth of this for yourself. Not as a concept, but as an embodied reality.
Here is an overview of the process:
- During the meditation, you’ll be guided into a profoundly deep state of relaxation, so that the conceptual mind quiets down and settles itself.
- You’ll then be invited to open your heart, and to allow yourself to be exactly as you are, in this moment.
- Next, you’ll begin to gently open to the void: to who you are beneath all thoughts, and beyond all concepts.
- Finally, you’ll be shown a way to release all mental representations that you may have of yourself as the Big Self, so that you can let go… completely… into the great flow.
The embedded brainwave frequencies will guide you all the way down to the theta-delta border (4 Hz), a brainwave band strongly associated with shamanic trance states, and other non-ordinary states of consciousness.
This is combined with repeated bursts of 40 Hz gamma waves – associated with epiphanies, heightened mental clarity, and spiritual awakenings.
The soundtrack to Journey to the Center of the Self is a deeply immersive, consciousness-altering sonic massage.
It contains time-stretched drone sounds, 3D Sound-Processing, and cutting-edge brainwave entrainment technology.
As you allow yourself to become absorbed in this rich, resonant, multi-layered soundscape, you’ll find yourself spontaneously experiencing profound states of peace, stillness, and complete inner clarity.
Joseph Kao, creator of the very popular Profound Releasing, Profound Renewal, Journey to the Center of the Self, Journey to the Depths of the Soul, and Sound Asleep, is a hypnotherapist and a solution-focused therapist with a private practice in London and Cambridge, UK.
Joe also works as a teacher and a course-developer of psychotherapy training courses, and has been the head scriptwriter for over 800 professional hypnotherapy recordings.
Joseph has been fascinated by philosophy, meditation, and brainwave entrainment technology since he was a teenager, and he’s had a daily meditation practice since 1998.
It was a beautifully guided journey, leaving enough space for deep meditative states, internal openness, and a pure awareness experience. I loved both tracks, especially back to back.
One of my favorites from iAwake. My meditation was deeper, more focused, and was a completely different experience each time. The tracks helped me stay grounded throughout the day, even in the midst of some stressful times. Much gratitude. ~ Lorrie
As someone trained in hypnosis and NLP, I appreciated Joe’s exquisite artistry and word choice. ~ M. H.
There are moments in the meditation when it feels like it would take great effort to move my arms. My body feels very heavy. But I am not asleep or groggy or fogged over. I have a deep stillness inside and a sense that my “small self” is dissolving into the infinite. ~ Gregory Hopkins