This is my first introduction to Joe Kao and his work. I’m very impressed by this audio track — by how simplistic yet effective it is. Every time I’ve listened to it, I feel like I am getting more benefits each time and discovering new things about myself.  ~ Michael Lapetina

Profound Renewal

Deeply Rest and Recharge: Feel Refreshed, Renewed, and Ready to Go!

An energy-building program designed to evoke calm, healthy, sustainable energy. As a young father, Joe was personally motivated to create a program that would help him find energy and balance to respond to the gifts and challenges of his life. Profound Renewal  contains guided meditations, music, and advanced sound technology.

I just love the sound of Joe’s voice — it always feels so caring and safe. Just as with Profound Releasing, the tracks always leave me feeling cared for, as if someone just covered me with a warm blanket. Beautiful, thank you!  ~ Lorrie

Listen to the 5-Minute Sample Now

Use of headphones will provide the most optimal experience, but is not required.
To fully experience the potential of this program, please get comfortable, close your eyes, and relax for the next 5 minutes. Allow 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 evoke the deep relaxation response.

Profound Renewal  combines advanced brainwave entrainment technology with powerful, deeply evocative verbal guidance to allow you to:

  • Instantly release stress and tension.
  • Feel completely revitalized in just ten or fifteen minutes.
  • Experience more ease, relaxation, and flow in your daily life.
  • Enhance your energy levels, your mood, your mental acuity, and your overall well-being.
  • Maintain a state of calm focus while working (you can use Track 3 with eyes open).
  • Help let go of and release the accumulated “stuff” of the day.
  • Deeply rest whenever you need to.
  • Use as a powerful pick-­me­-up when you are tired, drained, and lacking in inspiration.
  • Come out of the experience truly rested and ready for what’s next.
  • Be more productive with your work.
  • Be more available for the people you love.

Guided Meditation
Guided Meditation
Most effective with headphones
Most effective with headphones
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.
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.
Getting stuff done (14 to 25 Hz), Associated with: the external world • energy • goal oriented • analyzing • planning • linear mind
Getting stuff done (14 to 25 Hz), Associated with: the external world • energy • goal oriented • analyzing • planning • linear mind
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

Additional Info


Track Details

Track 1: Profound Renewal (16 minutes) A guided meditation with multiple voices designed to significantly enhance your overall energy and vitality.

The benefits of this track are cumulative. You may experience a noticeable boost to your energy levels immediately after listening, but deeper, more long-lasting benefits to your health and well-being will tend to emerge after you’ve been regularly listening for several weeks.

Track 2: The Ten Minute Recharge (10 minutes) A supercharged power nap session. You can use this for an instant boost whenever you feel like you need a break.

After listening to this session, users have reported that it felt like they’d been relaxing for much longer than ten minutes, and it was as though they’d just been away on a really enjoyable vacation.

Track 3: Rejuvenation Frequencies (30 minutes) Nature sounds and brainwave frequencies for relaxation and calm, sustainable energy levels. 

You can listen to this track passively in the background, when working or unwinding after work. You can also use it with eyes closed, as a calmly energizing meditation or as a “mind massage.”

Full package includes:

  • 3 tracks of guided meditations and entrainment encoded music (total of 56 minutes) for digital download
  • Bonus digital track (20 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.

The Story of the Development of Profound Renewal  from the Creator, Joseph Kao

There is a boundless, irrepressible energy and spontaneity that just about all of us had when we were children. As a father, I see this every day in my three-year-old son. He might sometimes flop down on a bean-bag, and take some time out to rest during the day, but ten or twenty minutes later, he’s bouncing up and down again, running rings around the house and garden, singing songs, and battling dragons. Whether you can remember it or not, it’s very likely that you had a similar kind of energy, vitality, and exuberance in your childhood too. As we became adults, each of us undoubtedly gained wisdom, perspective, and a deeper knowledge of the world around us, but many of us also lost something. We lost some of our child-like curiosity, some of our sense of fun, and many people today find that they no longer have the same degree of energy and vitality they once had. Some people carry around stress, tension, and worries, and it makes everything feel like a struggle for them. Other people get caught up in the same rigid routines, the same repetitive thought patterns, which can make everything seem drab and humdrum, and they end up overlooking the beauty, the magnificence, and the fresh possibilities all around them. But we also know that there are people who retain their enthusiasm, curiosity, and joy throughout their life. People whose eyes twinkle with a sense of mischievous fun. People who can shrug off stresses and irritations, or deal with them with humor and pragmatism. We’ve all met people like this: people who are passionate, loving, and truly inspiring to spend time with. So the big question is, can you cultivate more of this kind of energy in yourself? Can you re-access more of your natural, child-like energy and vitality and integrate it into your life as an adult? The Taoist sages of ancient China certainly believed so. The story goes that rather than living in accord with endless rules and directives, those ancient Chinese mystics used meditation and energy-building practices to cultivate a profound, primal life force, or “chi,” which allowed them to renew themselves, to extend their lifespan, and ultimately to rediscover their natural spontaneity, child-like grace, and equanimity. My own experience of working with clients as a hypnotherapist is that when people return from a profound state of deep relaxation – especially people who have been stressed or deeply troubled – they look noticeably more healthy, more radiant, and sometimes they even look younger. Their eyes become brighter, their faces become more expressive, and they talk about how they feel completely renewed and re-invigorated. What’s more, there is a large body of research which shows that taking time out to deeply relax on a regular basis strengthens your immune system, it normalizes your blood pressure, it lifts your mood, it boosts your creativity levels, and it allows you to properly focus and perform at your peak in life. So, whilst not all of us are able to retreat to a mountain cave for several decades to meditate and cultivate chi, like those ancient Taoist sages, we do have incredible resources available to us in this modern age, which can allow us to deeply relax and renew any time we need to. And that’s exactly what I created Profound Renewal  for.

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.  

  • Please only listen to these tracks in a place where you can safely relax and give them your full and undivided attention. These tracks contain powerful, consciousness-altering sound frequencies, and they should never be listened to whilst driving or operating machinery.
  • These recordings are best experienced through headphones. If you choose to play the tracks through speakers, please make sure the speakers have good stereo separation and be sure to listen in the center of the stereo field.
  • Because these tracks use a combination of relaxing and energizing frequencies, it’s best not to listen to them too close to bedtime, otherwise, you may find that your mind is too alert to wind down for sleep.

About the Guided Meditations

The verbal guidance in the first two tracks of Profound Renewal  may be a little bit different from guided meditations you’ve heard before. At times you will hear the words coming from the left, from the right, and sometimes as if they’re right in the center of your head. In places, you will hear two voices speaking simultaneously, each one echoing the other, or offering the same suggestion in different ways. One of the most important benefits of this approach is that it allows you to give your rational, analytical mind a rest, and it helps you to more completely immerse yourself in the experience you are having. As you relax and allow yourself to drift between the voices, you’ll find that within a few minutes you enter a state of complete absorption and profound rest, and this may happen much more quickly and deeply than you might expect. In hypnotherapy, this principle of using two simultaneous voices to induce an altered state is referred to as a “double induction.” Profound Renewal  makes use of this principle in new and innovative ways, blending rhythm, rhyme, double meanings, pivot grammar, embedded suggestions, and artful ambiguity, so that the words speak to and resonate with your whole brain. Users of Profound Renewal  have reported that they often hear new things and understand the words in different ways, each time they listen. If you occasionally feel confused as you listen, savor and enjoy that confusion! Those moments are a wonderful opportunity to let go of conscious analysis, to step outside your everyday thought patterns, and to drop into a deeper, more instinctive, more full-bodied experience of now.

These tracks do not contain a step-by-step technique that you need to consciously follow. They are designed to be an evocative, multi-layered listening experience, a rejuvenating, revitalizing “mind-massage” that you can just completely immerse yourself in, whenever you want to take time out to deeply rest and recharge.

  • In the verbally guided tracks, you will sometimes hear more than one voice speaking at the same time. There is no need to try to focus on each voice – simply allow yourself to comfortably drift between the words.



Target Brainwave Frequencies

  • 40 Hz Gamma Waves – Mental clarity, heightened perceptions, the “binding frequency” of the brain.
  • Beta Waves – Calm alertness, concentration, increased motivation.
  • Alpha Waves – Deep relaxation, grounding in the here and now, releasing stress.
  • Theta Waves – Insights, dream-like imagery, non-ordinary states of consciousness.

Note: Not all of these brainwave patterns are evoked simultaneously throughout the tracks. There are times when beta waves are emphasized, and other times when the focus is on alpha-theta waves. At certain points, the tracks gently oscillate between these frequencies. Consequently, you may notice yourself shifting from a state of calm focus, down into deep relaxation and rest, and then back to calm alertness again, sometimes several times as you listen (particularly in Track 3 – “Rejuvenation Frequencies”). This oscillation between the various frequencies is designed to train your brain to be more adept at smoothly transitioning between different states of consciousness. In time, you may discover that you are entering states of heightened focus and relaxation at will so that you can instinctively access an optimal state for whatever situation you’re in.


Joseph Kao

Joseph Kao, creator of the very popular Brain Awake, Profound Releasing, Profound Renewal, Sound Asleep, Journey to the Center of the Self, and Journey to the Depths of the Soul, is a hypnotherapist and a solution-focused therapist with a private practice in Cambridge, UK.

He works as a teacher and a developer of psychotherapy training courses, and has been the head scriptwriter for over 800 professional hypnotherapy recordings.

Joseph has practiced meditation since the late 1990s, and he’s used brainwave entrainment as a core part of his practice throughout this time. He is a father of two, a keen cold-water swimmer, and he is currently exploring how theater and improv intersect with psychotherapy and personal development.

Learn more about Joseph at

Wow! Joseph Kao does it again! I am absolutley loving these guided meditations, and Joseph has a voice made for this. Found myself with a wonderful feeling of being calm, focused, and fully energized for the whole day. Also had an increased level of intuition that increased my ability to see my plans before I verbalized them. Thanks, Joseph! Much gratitude.  ~ Jason Fulgham

As a clinical hypnotherapist and meditation instructor myself, I can vouch for the gift that Joseph Kao has, as well as a voice to die for! As usual, Profound Renewal not only achieves what it says “on the box,” but achieves this goal with as much precision and skill as possible. If you’re anything like me, you will love Joe’s novel and poetic use of Dual Voice hypnosis, which guides you skillfully and playfully into a deep state of relaxation and then proceeds to energize you on all levels with his novel use of word and tonality. Not only do I enjoy these tracks which are so easy to fit into my busy life schedule, but at the end of listening I always feel a calm, detached sense of energy deep within my being. On a number of occasions whilst listening, I have also experienced a level of well-being that can only be described as ecstatic. That’s not normally the response I have to this kind of product, so I can certainly vouch for the fact that there is something unique and special about Profound Renewal!  ~ James Basil