Wavepaths Starter Toolkit


My name is Mendel Kaelen, Founder and CEO of Wavepaths. I’m delighted to welcome you to our community of Wavepaths practitioners.

Wavepaths is an intelligent music system that generates unique music and offers evidence-based personalisation. It was developed based on the insights gained from the research I conducted into the therapeutic use of music within psychedelic therapy, whilst studying for my PhD at Imperial College London.

Some of the key insights I gained through my research were: 

    • Music plays a central therapeutic role in Psychedelic Therapy but there is limited expertise amongst therapists in how best to leverage its impact 
    • Whether music personally resonates with the patient is a better predictor of therapeutic outcome in psychedelic therapy than drug intensity 
    • Brain-activity in response to the timbral properties of music gives insight in how music adaptation can improve therapeutic outcomes for patients 
    • Existing music solutions for psychedelic therapy have several limitations, for example  lack of real time adaptability to patient subjective experience 

Wavepaths has been created with these insights in mind, to provide a therapeutic tool that creates adaptive person-centred music that can be controlled in real time. 

We work with award winning artists to create musical elements and compositions made from an awareness for the profound potential that psychedelic states of consciousness, and the care needed for patients that find themselves in these states. These elements are then intelligently adapted and combined by our tool based on specific therapeutic functions and the needs of you and your clients. 

What you will find in this guide

This guide is intended as a helpful resource when starting your journey with Wavepaths. 

In it you will find resources that help you understand the Wavepaths platform, as well as tips on how to use it successfully within your practice. We include practical details such as audio equipment recommendations, as well as tips for running your first client session with Wavepaths.

How to make the most of this guide

Please read the guide in full before starting your first session, as this will help you understand how Wavepaths works. Many of the resources in this guide are also hosted on our Community Platform, so you can access them easily via your internet browser. 

You will have automatically received an invitation to the platform when signing up for your free trial. If you have any difficulties gaining access, or you haven’t received an invitation, please contact our community manager Harry on: [email protected].  He will be happy to support you.

A request from me and the team

We are deeply grateful to you for your support in using Wavepaths and for any feedback you can give us about how we can improve our offering to you.

Feedback can be given immediately during a session by using any of the 3 feedback buttons or at the end of the session using the session feedback modal. (see images below)  

In addition you are welcome to post your feedback directly on the community platform or email me directly with feedback: [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

With best wishes, 
Mendel Kaelen and the Wavepaths Team

In session feedback buttons

End of session feedback

Who is Wavepaths for? 

Wavepaths is for anyone who works with music and wants to provide the highest quality, personally resonant, musical experiences for their patients, clients or workshop participants.

Keep updated on Wavepaths news 

Our Community platform and in our monthly Newsletter are the best locations for product announcements, invitations to music roundtable events, feature request survey’s and other opportunities to help us build the future of mental healthcare together. 

Learn more about Wavepaths 

Listen to Mendel talk about why Wavepaths exists (1 minute)

Read more about the research which informed the development of Wavepaths

Listen to Mendel Kaelen talking with Brom Rector of Empath Ventures about his vision for and Wavepaths and progress thus far.

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