“Learning to Relax” developed after many years of helping people learn to do just that – relax – i’s incredible that in today’s fast track hi tech world there is so little of what is really good for us. I hope I can give you a little of that with this recording.
The recording is designed to make life easy for you. everything you need to learn to relax is right here, all you need to do is switch on – I’ve done the rest!
Learning to Relax includes has 4 different and proven ways of relaxation, designed so that each one can be listened to individually, according to the time you have, and the mood you are in. Alternatively you can listen to the whole thing through
I hope you enjoy it.
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Learning to Relax is a deeply relaxing set of audio recordings where you will learn techniques of self-hypnosis meditation and abdominal breathing.
Track 1,is a 4 Minute Relaxation to help you de-stress anytime any place.
Track 2, 10 minutes of Abdominal Breathing is guaranteed to help stress and anxiety, both in the short and longer term.
Track 3, The Sound of Calm, is my all-time favourite self-hypnosis technique. The subject of successful clinical research it has proven itself over and over with my clients.
Track 4, Learn How to Meditate, is a 10 minute taster of a variety of meditation techniques.
The first track of the Learning to Relax set of audio recordings is a 4 minute relaxation to help you de-stress anytime any place: whether at home, in the office, while travelling or looking after the kids. It literally takes 4 minutes and your whole physiology will change, try it for yourself and see.
Our physiological state is under our control and therefore a matter of choice – our choice.
The first thing we need to do to learn to relax is find the time and space.
The next step is finding the technique or techniques that suit you best.
I’ve chosen to teach an abdominal breathing technique here as it’s not only a great relaxation technique; it’s also a very useful technique for stressful situations. That’s because when we feel anxious we use our chest muscles to inhale rather than breathing from our diaphragm, as a result only the top parts of our lungs fill with air, alarm bells go off in our brain as oxygen levels fall and stress chemicals pour into our system. This sets up a vicious cycle, the stress cycle. The more pronounced the shallow breathing, the more the brain pumps out stress hormones and the more anxious we become. We can’t think straight, feel even more tense and the brain gets even less oxygen, triggering even more stress hormones……..and so on. Abdominal breathing is quite simply, the antidote!
Deep Breathing is a very effective method of relaxation. It works not only by boosting our oxygen exchange, but by lowering our heart rate and blood pressure. It also distracts us, thus boosting our sense of control, and breaking the stress cycle.
Forming healthy breathing habits is an excellent way of alleviating anxiety and can be done almost any place at any time. Once you have learned the technique you can use it as a first aid for stressful situations as a relaxation technique.
An excellent technique is found in Track 2 of this audio recording
The third track of the “Learning to Relax” set of audio recordings is The Sound of Calm. The Sound of Calm is my favourite self-hypnosis track ever! As well as being fabulously relaxing it is beautifully layered with post hypnotic suggestions for confidence building and much more. It is the most amazing self-hypnosis track ever; its track record was proven when used in trials with outpatients of a mental hospital. The patients listened to Sound of Calm daily for 6 weeks and 60% of them needed no further clinical intervention whatsoever! I’ve seen this over and over with my own clients those who use it in conjunction with therapy but also with those who have never walked through a therapist’s door.
One such client was the woman who would watch the aqua aerobics class but stayed in the shallow end, obviously wanting to, but scared to join in. I simply gave her the CD. She eventually, tentatively joined in, grew in confidence and ultimately managed the deep water section AND to put her head in the water!!! About 7 years later she asked me if she could have another, I jokingly replied I wondered when you’d get sick of that one – o no she said it’s not for me it’s for my friend down south, she can’t sleep and I told her about the CD so I’d like to send a copy to her. I duly delivered. A few weeks later she told me that after 2 weeks her friend was sleeping soundly again??? I hadn’t even met her! I asked if she still used hers and she said every day at 3 pm I sit in my rocking chair switch the sound on and promptly nod off! I laughed I could just picture her but thanked her for her wonderful story.
I have had loads of other similar responses and letters and emails from far and wide from fear of flying / water / diving / intimacy, to growing confidence and self-esteem, bed wetting, impotence, vaginismus, stammering…. the list is endless.
Introduction to Meditation
- The first thing we need to do to learn to relax is find the time and space.
- The next step is finding the technique or techniques that suit you best.
- I’ve chosen to teach here an introduction to meditation.
When you start practicing meditation what’s most important is to make a resolve to practice for a certain length of time and then stick with it. In an ideal world you’d practice for 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the late afternoon or evening, but the great master says 30 seconds is long enough to begin! So today we’ll practice for 10 minutes as I guide you through various methods, you’ll soon know which suits you best.