SMR (Sensorimotor Rhythm) Extended – For Anxiety, Depression and More

This video/audio can be used in multiple ways and has many different potential benefits, so please read this description to find out how it can help you and how to use it.

This is a brainwave entrainment music track, using isochronic tones, combined with music. The music has also been embedded with amplitude entrainment, where the music is subtly distorted and vibrates in unison with the same frequency of the isochronic tones. This helps to add further strength to the entrainment effect.

If isochronic tones and brainwave entrainment is a new concept to you, you can read more about it in my article here:…

What does this video/audio do?

The isochronic tones beat at a rate of between of 12-15Hz, throughout the video. When referring to brainwave activity, the 12 to 15Hz range is known as SMR (Sensorimotor Rhythm). The tones work to stimulate your brainwaves and increase activity within this SMR range, which offers many potential benefits.

How can you use it and benefit from it?

– 12-15Hz is at the bottom of the Beta range. Increasing low Beta activity can increase focus, but as it’s not too intense, it can be used as a general study aid to boost concentration.

– SMR is a good mid frequency range which can be helpful in reducing anxiety and stress, where individuals may be experiencing an increase in very high frequency brain activity.

– It can also be used to raise someone’s mood and energy levels, providing support and relief for depression, where someone will be producing more slow wave activity.

– It’s an ideal frequency range for those people who experience both anxiety, stress and depression at similar times.

EEG research has found that elite athletes and very fit and healthy people tend to produce a higher amount of SMR activity, while people who are ill, unfit or who suffer from various disorders like insomnia and ADHD are consistently found to have much lower levels of SMR. So an increased level of SMR brain activity is general linked with a healthy body and mind.

How To Use It?

Listen to this any time during the daytime or early evening, to help boost the natural levels of SMR frequencies in your brain. It’s a long 3 hour track, for those people who want a longer session, but you don’t have to listen all the way through. If you’re using it for a shorter time period, I would recommend you listen to it for at least 15 minutes.

Headphones Are NOT required

That said, my personal preference is to use headphones, as I find they help to block out external sound, and make the experience more stimulating. The choice is yours.

How Loud Should The Volume Be?

Adjust the volume to a level that you are comfortable with, which will vary depending on your equipment.


Drink some water – Make sure you are well hydrated before listening to brainwave entrainment, especially if using a longer session like this one.

WHY? Your brain is made up of around 75% water, so it needs plenty of water to function well. When you stimulate your brain in this way, you’re increasing electrical activity and blood flow in the brain and giving your brain a bit of a workout, so it can be a good idea to drink before listening, so that your brain can fire on all cylinders.

It is not recommended to listen to this while driving or operating machinery.

WHY? Brainwave entrainment involves a process of stimulating your brainwaves and changing your mental state. While this is safe to do and use in normal situations, it can sometimes zone you out during the track, as you focus in on the sound of the tones. This could result in you being distracted temporarily, which is not a good thing while you’re driving or operating machinery.

Some people also experience tingling and other sensations from the stimulation. While that might feel quite nice sitting in a comfortable chair at home, it could cause you to be distracted while driving and result in an accident.

It is not recommended to listen to this while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or any mind altering substance.

WHY? When your brain is under the influence of drugs or alcohol it’s not operating to it’s full capacity, and you react differently to stimulation and situations, compared to when you are sober. So as a precaution and because I don’t know how you will react in that situation, I recommend you do not use it in that situation.

Who Should NOT listen to this audio?

Those who should not listen to this video/audio include: Those who are prone to or have had seizures, epilepsy, pregnant or wear a pacemaker should NOT listen to this video/audio.

WHY? There is currently insufficient research data in this area, so as a precaution, if you are among the categories listed above, I would recommend you consult a doctor or medical professional before listening to this video/audio.

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