Developed by a Neurologist who spent the first part of his life inventing brainwave monitors and sleep disorder diagnostic equipment 


How and Why BodySound Technology was Developed

Tools to Awaken is the brainchild of Dan Cohen. He's a Neurologist by training, although much of his career has been spent in business. The initial business that he co-founded was CNS, Inc, a company that had its origins in neuro-diagnostic devices – brainwave monitors and sleep disorders diagnostic devices. After 12 years as a capital medical equipment designer and manufacturer he decided to move the company in the direction of over-the-counter medical products and I licensed and launched the Breathe Right nasal strip. The company became very successful, which allowed me to pursue my lifelong interest – spirituality and metaphysics.

In 1996 Dan and his partner Ellen came across some sound technology, which  helped significantly deepen Dan's state of physiologic relaxation and for Ellen created some interesting metaphysical experiences. Unfortunately, for it to have these effects, the sound had to be played at unsafe sound levels. Dan and Ellen decided to explore and improve this technology to see if they could replicate the effects at safe sound levels. They were most interested in determining how deeply relaxed they could become using the technology for stress reduction and also if this process would aid in their spiritual development.

The next 10 years were spent in endless rounds of iteration and experimentation, each time improving the results. 

They also used some very unconventional testing methods during the 15 years of development. One of their regular testers typically moved out of body during sessions. While out, he had the ability to visually perceive energy systems. Since they did sessions in groups of four he had three people’s energy systems to observe. Whenever they made changes to the technology they'd embark on a schedule of regular sessions. In the early days they met daily for over two years. During other developmental periods they met regularly (typically 5 days/week) for sessions over several months to a year or more. Over the years they developed an excellent understanding of how the technology and their intentions created changes to the human energy system and in their capabilities, in and out of session. They also used another intuitive that had the ability to perceive the energetic changes over time, without being present. She corroborated what was observed and added additional understandings.

Between 2007 and 2011 Dan, Ellen and their development team placed the technology in a retail outlet. Approximately 10,000 people tried the technology with no negative reactions. Between 2011 and 2013 they identified the key components, cost reduced the technology and redesigned the delivery platform. They also continued to work with clients to refine their methodologies for stress reduction and spiritual development.

Spiritual Transformation Tools is very pleased to represent Tools to Awaken in San Diego and offer the technology Dan and his team developed so that people interested in stress reduction or spiritual development can significantly enhance their lives.


Note: Dr. Cohen has a BS from Penn State University and MD from the Temple Medical School. His training is in Neurology at the University of Minnesota and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. While presently not practicing clinical neurology, he remains a board certified neurologist.


Reduce stress and anxiety and promote relaxation, calm and peace within yourself. 


If there were an America's Most Wanted for health problems, stress would be at the top of the list. The United Nations calls stress the 21st century health epidemic. Stress is a factor in five out of six of the leading causes of death which include heart disease, cancer, stroke, lower respiratory disease and accidents. An estimated 75% to 90% of all doctor visits are for stress. Clearly, stress is at unprecedented proportions in the U.S. and it doesn't appear to be lessening. 

Stressors in our environment, whether they result from illness, financial issues, and relationship problems or simply due to a traffic jam, first impact the human nervous system and then the body. The stress response prepares our body for fight or flight and in our society, with its numerous stressors, often causes us to experience stress on a chronic basis. The antidote is the Relaxation Response (RR). BodySound technology can produce a very potent RR.

The technology consists of amplified layered music played through transducers that generate synchronized sound and vibration as well as a strategically placed dynamic magnetic field affecting the central nervous system and the human energy system, respectively.

What is Fright or Flight and does it describe your walk in the world? 

The fight or flight response is our body's primitive, automatic, inborn response that prepares the body to "fight" or "flee" from perceived attack, harm or threat to our survival. Since the days of our early ancestors we have been endowed with a nervous system that has a built-in, hard-wired survival mechanism. With this mechanism we are always scanning our environment, consciously and subconsciously, for potential danger. The survival mechanism is supported primarily by three of our senses -  sight, hearing, and touch. While you’re in a BodySound session there is no need to worry about your survival because you are safe so it’s okay to turn this mechanism off or nearly so. We accomplish this by systematically turning off or habituating your senses of sight, hearing and touch. Reducing these sensory inputs to your survival mechanism deactivates or markedly reduces it, producing a brain state of inattention, so that you can relax.

So, how does the Bodysound Chaise work? 

Typically, when you go to sleep at night, you turn the lights off and close your eyes. When you sit in a Bodysound session we darken the room and instruct you to close your eyes and fall asleep. As a result your visual system will receive no stimulus. We play layered music during the session. Multiple melodies are played simultaneously so it is difficult for your brain to follow the music. This dramatically reduces or eliminates your desire to listen or attend to the music, while allowing you to feel all of the bass and midrange frequency content that the transducers turn into vibration.

The relatively constant sound and vibration cause the neural circuitry associated with hearing and touch to be far less responsive to the stimuli. As a result, these portions of the nervous system become less active. Turning off much of the circuitry related to sight, hearing and touch, which supports your survival mechanism causes you to become less vigilant or tense and as a result you drift toward sleep.

Your body goes to sleep, but your mind falls awake

What is interesting, however, is that two of the stimuli we provide, vibration and sound, which stimulate your senses of touch and hearing are the most effective at waking you up when these stimuli shift in intensity. As a result you will find over a few sessions that you float between sleep and reduced wakefulness. This process allows you to experience your sleeping or nearly asleep body. That’s exactly the state of consciousness that you want to achieve. In that state you feel extremely relaxed.

There is one more stimulus we provide that is exceedingly beneficial. We provide synchronized magnetic field stimulation to the person’s lower energy system including the root chakra, which is located at the base of the spine. The root chakra is an energetic structure that is associated with feelings of safety and security and your right to be present in your body. We have found that by stimulating this structure in this way there is an increase in spiritual energy flow. Those people who are able to feel their energy system can immediately feel the difference. Others can learn to feel their energy system with the use of this technology over time.

Greater spiritual presence within the body promotes greater feelings of relaxation

With repeated practice you can learn what a profoundly relaxed body feels like. In this way it becomes relatively easy to reproduce this feeling state so that you can remain relaxed more or most of the time. In so doing you are less likely to be triggered by life’s annoyances and are more likely to develop insights into why they used to trigger you in the first place.

Enjoy your new state of relaxation.


A session in the chair is never the same and is unlike anything I’ve ever felt before. I am calmer, more focused, and the most productive I’ve ever been since beginning these sessions.
— J.S.

Harmonize your personal energy field


Every aspect of us is energy vibrating at varying rates. Simplistically, we are composed of energy vibrating slower (matter), more quickly (subtle energies) and faster (Source). The field of Energy Alignment concerns itself with the harmonization of our energetic identities, resulting in unity consciousness and becoming Source manifest in our material plane of existence.


Using music, the technology produces pleasant sound and vibrations, which induces a very deep state of relaxed drowsiness. During your session, you are instructed to fall asleep, which promotes the development of drowsiness, but the intermittent changes in the intensity of the sound and vibration from the music typically keeps you from falling into a deep sleep. As a result of the changing intensity and greater presence you become profoundly relaxed, but over time you remain aware.

How does the bodysound chaise facilitate energy alignment? 

Our observations (including observations from an out-of-body observer and a second gifted psychic observer during the past 17 years) and subjective reports indicate that the synchronized magnetic fields stimulate the human energy system. Specifically, the root chakra is stimulated creating greater feelings of safety and security, thereby reducing fear. Additionally, the spirit line is stimulated, which allows for greater expression of our spiritual self throughout the body. Individuals that can perceive the stimulation of their energy systems report that they feel greater spiritual energy activity and flow. This activity can be perceived as a pleasant sensation of subtle vibration felt throughout the body, although typically first experienced in the hands and feet.

In this relaxed and more energetically present state the person’s ego is far less engaged and they are more receptive to change. We believe that this represents an overall state of higher spiritual vibration. A higher state of vibration facilitates the release and transformation of energetic blocks.



Surrender and realize your authentic awakening


Are you a spiritual seeker on a quest for authentic spiritual awakening?

If so, you probably realize that despite your best intentions and all of your efforts you cannot willfully mandate this transition. Why?  Typically, the path requires a degree of egoic surrender that presently eludes you. Fortunately, it is easier to surrender more completely when your self-identity is less tied to your ego and there is a process that can assist you – facilitated spiritual experience leading to a shift your self-identity. This makes it easier to unconditionally surrender.

Those seeking awakening, when successful, generally experience awakening in a non-abiding fashion. After variable periods of time in an awakened state, they intermittently re-experience ego-identification, albeit they have had a tremendously valuable experience that shifts their self-identity. Unfortunately they are not sufficiently free of limiting beliefs to remain in a sustained awakened state. This occurs as they haven’t fully worked through those beliefs and blocks (see Energy Alignment  for an explanation of this process).

The spiritual progression chart has been developed in part to illustrate another step in the process that is typically bypassed in the awakening process – the soul embodied state of being. This is a transitional spiritual stage where self-identity is shared between ego and spiritual self. It is a stage where you can much more easily work through your limiting beliefs and accommodate to a shifting self-identity.  The technology and associated course work facilitates this process and this is a state of being that you can mandate.

While you are on your quest for awakening it’s nice to get a head start on the clean-up process or better still, avoid the need to do so afterwards. And during this process you will enjoy the transition each step of the way.



Addictions don't have to paralyze


Our biggest obstacle, individually and collectively, is our addiction to our ego. This addiction prevents us from shifting our self-identity. The founders of Alcoholics Anonymous understood this; that’s why the foundation of the Twelve Steps is built on:

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.

Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity, and

Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

It is a blessing when an alcoholic or drug addict hits rock bottom, as he or she realizes that there is no future in addiction, just a shameful, regrettable, and guilt ridden past that keeps repeating itself over and over again; leaving them stuck on the Relapse Roller Coaster Ride. AA literature states that alcoholics who are motivated to change and are willing to “go to any lengths to find a spiritual experience.” Those of us that aren’t alcoholics are not as strongly motivated. We feel as though with a few changes we can fix ourselves or our circumstances and our lives will be better, but that is no different than the delusional thinking of an alcoholic or drug addict. As long as we are striving to fix our ego we will never recover from the delusion that we are nothing more than our ego.

The key to making a shift away from our ego is the same whether you are addicted to a substance or to your ego. It is the “vital spiritual experience” referred to in the book Alcoholics Anonymous. “We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a fourth (spiritual) dimension of existence of which we have not even dreamed. We have had deep and effective spiritual experiences which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God’s universe.”

Would you like to have a deep and effective spiritual experience that will revolutionize your whole attitude toward life, toward your fellows, and toward God? That is the purpose of the BodySound technology.