Archive for June, 2012

By Michael Hadfield

I’ve recently joined a group where we get together once a week and listen to a guided meditation, and then talk about matters spiritual. I use spiritual in a very broad sense to encompass life-purpose and how to make life work for you so that life becomes a pleasurable, satisfying, and fulfilling adventure rather than the drudgery of a daily visit to a place of employment you can’t wait to get home from. Anyway we chat about this and that and something weird happens. When I’m driving home I’m sort of buzzing. My ‘energy’ (I don’t know what else to call it) seems to have been increased and I just feel really good – and it’s a very nice feeling.

I’m not sure it’s the actual meditation that does it because I don’t feel any different when it ends. I think it’s being in the presence of people who understand some of the same things about life that I do. We share our thoughts and find them accepted rather than disagreed with. We hug hello and we hug goodbye and it feels so natural and normal. But this group, and the reason I mention them, understands ‘illusion’.

Let me move over to a more scientific standpoint now. This is much easier because the evidence is there and undeniable.

Matter doesn’t exist.

By that I mean that no one has ever found anything solid that everything is made of. Most of us know about atoms and how they are the tiny particles that join together to make up all of the stuff we see around us. We know intellectually that everything is made of atoms. But what are atoms made of? When I was at school they were just made of protons, neutrons and electrons. Now it seems that the protons and neutrons are made up of all sorts of squirrelly little bits and pieces like quarks and muons, and leptons and god knows what else. It seems that as the scientists keep looking they find another weird behaviour that doesn’t fit in with their sums, then they invent a particle that makes the maths work out, then they build a big machine to look for the particle, then they find it, and then it starts all over again with the next particle. Talk about creating a job for yourself.

But what they’ve also discovered is that all these particles are just energy. They are not anything solid. In fact those well-known ones – the electrons – don’t even seem to be in our Universe all of the time. They are here and they are somewhere else. The best the physicists can do is offer probabilities that something will be somewhere often enough to pretend it’s real.

The upshot of all this is that nothing really exists in solid physical form, it’s all an illusion.

Yes I know it hurts when you walk into a wall, but the energy is there and that’s what you feel when you hit the wall. Your energy meets the walls energy and ouch!

Now let’s go inside your head. Consider that at this moment you are reading these words. You experience these words on some sort of electronic screen outside of you. If you close your eyelids the screen disappears. But if you reach out to where you remember the screen to be you will feel something that matches what you were seeing when your eyes were open. If you tap it with your fingernail you will also hear a sound consistent with your vision and your touch.

But what’s actually going on.

Photons (pure energy) of light move from the screen, interact with your cornea (atoms), your eye lens (more atoms), wander through some jelly (yet more atoms) in your eye, hit the squidgy cells at the back of your eye (retina) cause some chemical stuff to happen and then some more chemical stuff happens all the way along your optic nerve until that nerve terminates in some neurons which then nudge some chemicals across the synapses in tiny squidgy brain cells filled with chromosomes and other stuff. But what’s really happening is that the energy of the photon is causing energetic changes in other atoms from the cornea right through to the neuron.

The ‘seeing’ doesn’t take place until the neurons get involved. But the neurons can’t see! They are just grey electrochemical tiny little bits of stuff. They don’t project an image of these words onto a screen in the back of your skull. There is no image in your head – you make it all up out of some chemistry that takes place in the dark of your skull.

It’s just the same with all of your other senses. You make all of that up too.

That doesn’t mean that what you see, hear and feel isn’t real. It just means that you can never be sure.

It’s all very Matrix-like.

But the truth is that if you were dreaming a very real dream, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between that and reality.

Your world exists only in your mind.

So what’s all this got to do with meditation?

Well, when you listen to a guided meditation then you are generally taken by the hand and encouraged to use your imagination to create images that cause you to feel deeply relaxed and maybe view your future self living in improved circumstances. They may be focused on healing so that you focus your imagination on greater health. This activity separates you from your physical world and allows your body some space to heal.

When you do this on a regular basis (and by regular I mean daily or twice daily) you will begin to notice that it causes change to take place. It can bring about physical changes. There is plenty of research around to show that regular meditation lowers stress and blood pressure as well as lengthening life. Life becomes more peaceful. Not only that but it has an impact on the world outside of you too.

Research has shown that the presence of meditation centres in towns causes a significant lowering of the crime rate.

Now if you consider that meditating with a group of other people on a regular basis can improve the way that people relate to each other then you have something occurring where there is no connection between cause and effect. This is the nature of dreams, not reality. This is the nature of illusion.

Groups of people working with single-minded intent have brought about miraculous healing.

Again this is the stuff of dreams, not of a solid physical cause causes effect reality.

If you read The Field by Lynne McTaggart you will find details of a scientific experiment conducted by a professor at an American University where focused thought caused a change to take place in the past!!!!

The evidence for illusion is all around. If you just open your mind, you will begin to see how apparently random, predictive thoughts, insignificant wishes that manifest within hours, & strange coincidences, are all clues so that you can begin to unpick the true nature of reality and see it for very real illusion that it appears to be.

Michael J. Hadfield MBSCH is a registered clinical hypnotherapist, with many years’ experience in the treatment of weight problems, stress, anxiety, phobias, smoking, and other psychological problems. If you would like a FREE copy of his latest book ‘Freedom’ visit http://www.hypnosisiseasy.com/freedom.htm and discover how to take those first steps towards a future where you find yourself living your dreams.

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By Jeremy O’Carroll

Changing your ideas on the world is like changing the topping on your ice cream.

Changing your perspective is like going from ice cream to fast cars.

In other words, while new ideas will certainly make a difference to the flavour of your life; a new perspective can fundamentally change it.

Looking at the world in a new way is creating change at a very deep level, one which, amongst other things, will ultimately change all of the ideas you have about it.

Let me give you an example to help highlight the difference between changing your ideas (or getting new ones) and changing your perspective.

Imagine you learn how to locate and dig up gold from a riverbed. Perhaps you previously thought this would be very difficult, but with the information you have just learned, you now know it is quite doable. This is certainly a change in your thoughts (ideas) on locating and digging up gold, but will this knowledge propel you into action that will dramatically impact your life?

After all, if you live in the city and have no idea where any riverbeds with gold might lie (or whether they even still exist!), it is unlikely you’re going to do much with your knowledge.

But imagine you knew that somewhere along a nearby riverbed, lots of gold could be found? You mightn’t yet know how to locate and dig it up, but you do know it’s there.

Would this information get you moving?

Think of it: you know for a fact that in a nearby river there is lots of gold?

What then?

Most likely you’d study all you could on locating and digging up gold in riverbeds and you’d go out and purchase whatever equipment you needed to do it.

So you see what is happening?

Once you change your perspective on whether it is possible to find nearby gold, you will naturally do whatever it takes to get the resources and information (i.e. ideas) needed to locate it.

In short, our perspective dictates the ideas we have (or discover) about the world we live in. Think something is possible and you’ll do what it takes to find a way to do it. Think something is impossible and you won’t even try to do it.

Getting More Out of Reiki and Meditation by Changing Your Perspective

Okay, so you agree that a change of perspective (what some call a paradigm shift) could have a massive impact on your life. How then can this knowledge serve us with regards to meditation and Reiki, the two topics we are dealing with in this newsletter?

The rest of this article will look into this question and show you how you can have a much richer experience of both by changing your perspective on what they are and how to practice them.

Meditation – A Practical New Vision

Most people practice meditation either haphazardly (some days yes, some days no), or consistently (e.g. once or twice a day). For the rest of the time they go about their business, they spend time with friends and family, they do their daily chores – whatever.

The point is that their world has two distinct parts: meditation and everything else.

When they meditate they meditate, and when they work they work – and seldom do the two paths cross.

Although they value and love meditation, although they very often feel calm and complete when meditating, it never really occurs to them to attempt to bring the meditation state of being into their everyday world.

No, the moment they hop off their ‘meditation mat’ their mind generally slips into Daydream Land, they lose touch with their meditation energy – and that all seems pretty normal to them.

This is odd for a couple of reason: firstly because meditation – at least as far as the founding teachers were concerned – was always about integration, about integrating the feelings of energy and connectedness you have when meditating into everything else you do in the day. That is what it means to ‘take Zen into the fields’.

Second, it is odd because if you enjoy the experience of meditating so much, if it helps you connect to the deepest part of yourself, why wouldn’t you try to maintain that state of being throughout the entire day? Why limit yourself to 30 minutes, 60 minutes – whatever it is?

So a shift in perspective here for many people would simply be to decide that meditation is really meant to be lived 24/7, that even if this is a challenge to achieve, it is a brilliant goal to strive towards.

Once you make this shift, what you’ll discover is that it really isn’t so hard to integrate meditation into at least the vast majority of the things you do. You simply need to decide that this would be of great value and then muster up the willpower to keep trying.

Because yes, you will lapse very often into Daydream Land, a land where you lose touch with the deepest part of yourself and your mind runs wild jumping from this to that to this; but every moment you will be given a new opportunity to try again, to reconnect.

And that is the beauty of it.

It is like a video game where you have thousands and thousands of lives. So keep trying, continue to draw your awareness back to where you are, and you’ll soon be ready to slip back in to the meditation zone.

A New Perspective for Reiki

If you view Reiki as a hands-on healing method, you’re going to get a lot out of it.

If you view Reiki as a spiritual path, it just might change your life.

This shift in perspective is, incidentally, the major difference between Western style Reiki (that which has come down via Mrs Takata in Hawaii) and the traditional Japanese Version that has come directly from Japan (what I, personally, teach).

In the Western stream (which almost everyone practices), the emphasis is on healing (with the hands); in Japan, Reiki is a path to ever expanding personal evolution and growth (traditionally this would be viewed as a path that aspires to Enlightenment).

In Western style Reiki, we do our hands-on healing and then go about life.

In traditional Japanese Reiki, Reiki is our life.

This doesn’t mean we need to be dogmatic. It doesn’t mean we need to think Reiki is better than anything else. Rather, it means that we try to integrate the principles and experiences we learn while doing our Reiki hands-on healing and meditations into everything we do.

It means we try to infuse our entire day with Reiki / meditation energy.

To give you an example of how this might be done, think of how Reiki practitioners learn to get out of the way when doing their hands-on healing, of how they learn that the less they try to manipulate or control the Reiki energy, the smoother things go.

Well it just so happens that most of us are constantly trying to manipulate and control what happens to us, that we are very often resisting what happens in our life.

But what would happen if we accepted the flow of things instead? What would happen if, instead of getting frustrated by what occurs in our life, we simply flow with it? If we move where our intuition leads us, rather than battle it, thinking we know best?

Most likely it would mean more success (whatever that means for us) with a lot less stress.

Of course, the traditional Japanese Reiki system – as mentioned – is about much more than the hands-on healing, so a shift in perspective would also see us trying to live the Reiki precepts and meditations too.

It would have us try to integrate the experiences these tools give us into our everyday life.

And if we work on doing this, no matter how often we slip back into our ‘waking dream’, into the daydream most of us inhabit throughout the day, it will almost certainly lead to a much richer Reiki experience, to an experience that changes us to our core.

Of course, we all know it is a challenge to fully integrate Reiki; but a major battle is already won the moment we shift our perspective, the moment we choose to do our best to integrate it into everything we do.

From then on it will begin to permeate our life more and more fully.

Conclusion

Sometimes the easiest way to make shifts is to attend a course and be given some structure and support. The most important thing, however, the thing you don’t need anyone to help you with, is simply to change your perspective and decide to make your spiritual practice something that is integrated fully into your life. Because once you do this, you will naturally begin to find the opportunities needed to learn what you need to learn, have what you need to have, and be where you need to be to expand your spiritual self.

Jeremy O’Carroll is a traditional Usui, Shamballa and Karuna Reiki Master who has studied with some of the best known Reiki teachers in the world including William Lee Rand, Frans Stiene and Laurelle Shanti Gaia.. He is the founder of the Om Reiki Centre in Victoria, Australia and Om Reiki Online Video and Articles Learning Portal.

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A Balanced Life – Reap the Benefits of Meditation for Body, Mind and SpiritBy Dr. Mary Beth Ford

Life is a balancing act. How to juggle inner needs with responsibilities in the world? It is easy to lose your bearings in the midst of daily living. Your focus blurs. A balanced life requires wisdom. But you need quiet to hear your inner voice. How can you expect wisdom from within if you are never still enough to listen?

Step away from the world and focus your attention within.

The practice of meditation creates a quiet space in which to know your true Self. When your intention is clear, ten minutes has as much value as two hours. Consistency has value. What matters is taking time each day to nurture your Inner Spirit.

Meditation offers a way of tapping the divine energies of love and wisdom. Candles and music may help you relax. Focus on your breath. Feel the Source Energy that creates worlds flow through you. The Breath within the breath. When thoughts intrude, as they always do, gently let them go. Your mind feels open and spacious. The heart of meditation is contentment in the now. To align with the essence of your true Self, you simply need to make space.

Reconnect with Earth and your true Self through open-eye meditation.

The practice of open-eye meditation-walks alone in natural surroundings-may appeal to you. A walk in nature allows you to lose yourself for a brief period of time and connect with the rhythms of Earth. Energy exists everywhere. As you walk, nature’s energy flows into the core of your being. It affects your mood, your immune system and the self you are becoming. Nature’s restorative power transforms you. You feel connected to something larger than yourself. You return to the world refreshed and ready to share your gifts.

Nurture your inner peace and well-being with meditation practice.

The mind-body dialogue remains a thorny philosophical problem. But on a practical level, our understanding has made significant advances in the past twenty years. A new generation of brain-imaging studies and clinical trials wants to know: What happens to people who meditate? Results have shown that meditation induces more than a short-term state of relaxation. It creates inner calm, lowers blood pressure and boosts the immune system. These changes have long-term implications for overall well-being.

One of the most dramatic links between mind and body involves the response to stress. Chronic stress increases the risk for a host of diseases. It accelerates the aging process. Meditation seems effective in changing the way we respond to external events. We perceive the world as less threatening. We renew our life purpose. We live in more meaningful ways. Meditation may be the best life practice. It restores the body, calms the mind and empowers the spirit.

At times life can feel like a treadmill. With meditation you step off life’s treadmill and connect with your true Self. Your focus clears. You gain clarity of intention and purpose for your existence. You align with the power of your Being. This inner power transforms your life. You live with balance between world and spirit.

Mary Beth Ford, Ed. D., is the author of Wisdom from the Gardens: Life Lessons and creator of Garden Wisdom Teleseminars. She specializes in the area of life balance, which she describes as balance between outer world and inner Self. In her work Mary Beth shares her five powerful garden lessons for living with balance and joy. Using nature images she gives us a new vision of ourselves and our world. Her desire is to help busy people live with Spirit in the world. To learn more, visit Mary Beth’s website at http://www.wisdomfromthegardens.com and listen to her inspiring reflection on world and Spirit.

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Meditation Is the Best Investment

By Vikas Malkani

Meditation is the easiest and fastest way to understand yourself. It takes you into a higher level of self-understanding where you can clearly see how you create your own life experience. Only after you have overcome and transcended inner conflicts due to excessive desires, ego-tripping, long-standing grudges, low self-esteem and the need to control other people’s lives, will your life become truly stable and enjoyable.

Meditation leads to many benefits on mental, emotional and physical levels. This is now proven by scientific research. Whichever way you look at it, the meditation habit is one worth developing and results in a life of joyful tranquillity. It is the best investment you can make in yourself.

Here are some facts about meditation which you should know. Withdrawing from the mainstream of life is just the opposite of what we are trying to achieve when we meditate. By bringing out our full potential, meditation allows us to enjoy life to the fullest. We do not have to retreat to caves for our sessions – the same results are reaped when we meditate in the comfort of our homes. Meditation is simple and effortless once the habit is developed. Anyone can meditate. Meditation is a simple, natural and effortless technique for quietening and training the mind, making us experience an inner peace and leading us to connect with our real nature.

Meditation is simple because it works in harmony with your true nature. The state of total health, peace and happiness is already there – all you have to do is use a technique to arrive at it. Meditation is a very powerful, time-efficient and safe way of doing this. Mediation is a scientific technique and is totally non-religious. It’s time-honoured, having proven itself for thousands of years.

Meditation shows you how your mind works, and how it creates your life experience. And since the mind is the source of unhappiness or happiness, stress or calm, sickness or well being, failure or success, it is only logical that we should direct our attention to the mind.

Even doctors admit that up to 70% of physical diseases are psychosomatic, that is, they originate in the mind. So for 10 people who declare themselves sick, seven suffer from illnesses which originate in the mind, whether triggered by fear, insecurity, worry, anger, jealousy or any other negative emotion.

Once we start meditating, we become more peaceful, less reactive and more stable – all states that lead to greater efficiency in our life with less stress or friction. Tense muscles, overactive nerves and an overactive mind drain our energy reserves. Becoming calm energises you once again.

Calmness and vitality are complementary. People who are ‘hyper’ may seem energetic but they are actually fuelled by nervous energy. They end up irritable and mentally exhausted when their nervous energy wears off.

You will feel the beneficial effects of meditation even after your first few sessions. The effects are subtle but cumulative. So every passing day you will find yourself a little less stressed and a little more happier.

All through our lives, we carry with us two heavy burdens – the thoughts and regrets of the past and the worries and expectations of the future. At every moment, these burdens weigh us down. Meditation allows us to see this reality, and to take a rest from following our ingrained and conditioned patterns of behaviour.

When you become less stressed you enjoy everything more – including material things. But consider this – if you don’t feel good inside, how can you enjoy even the material things outside?

Since meditation causes you to connect with your real or natural self, you will gradually feel an increasing desire to live more in harmony with nature. You will also tend to gravitate towards a simpler lifestyle without extra or unnecessary burdens. You will desire more natural things such as nourishing food, fresh air and exercise.

The whole basis of meditation is to make you enjoy life more. The beauty of meditation is that it makes you happy inside, so you are happy anyway, irrespective of whether you are materialistic or not. Your happiness is not dependent on external factors. So you get not only happiness, but freedom also. Happiness comes from within and unless we give attention to what’s inside us, we will remain stressed and unhappy.

Knowing all this, why would we not make the time and meditate? It’s the best investment in making our life better in all aspects.

Footnote: Meditation to attain self-understanding is the foundation of the ancient wisdom of Vedanta. Down through the centuries, enlightened teachers have spoken about the necessity of meditation to live a happy and peaceful life. More recent teachers such as Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, Yogananda, Osho, Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and most recently, Vikas Malkani, have all expounded the benefits of meditation.

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Science Based Meditation for Happiness

By Gene Sykes

Life and joy are all about adaptation. Meditation is the consciousness of your being and how you are doing – every moment is called mindfulness. Each and every animal must adapt to survive and flourish. The death rate is relatively high and survival takes a hefty toll.

There is a difference between you and animal. The difference is not just one but more than a thousand of niches to consider. Animals are stuck in their natural environment and all species adapt to their niches. Non-humans have very few options. They can’t buy clothes and foods for themselves. A dog can’t all of a sudden decide that it’s already fed up with bones and meat, take off from the owner’s house and go to other owner with a bigger house to become a chef. A person, on the other hand, can decide on whatever he wants. The question to ask for yourself is – what do you want? Or what is your niche? Do you want to be a doctor, lawyer, engineer, singer, dentist, and many more? One fact is definitely true – it is hard to be a human being? A person’s success depends on how well he can adapt to his environment and how he can use his skills. You may choose to develop your tools and knowledge, pursue passions and interest, design your environment, change career, etc.

Success is equal to genuine happiness is equal to optimal adaptation. In the end, we’re dealing with one factor for your success. There is no seven keys or ten considerations. This one key is universal, it does not matter who you are or where you’re from. It is about meditation.

Meditation means consciousness. It is about the things you perceive – whether good and bad. Perception is reality and meditation is everything. All meditation style is about focus.

The two main type of meditation are:

  • Mantra – any particular point of focus.
  • Mindfulness – includes all the mantras that come to your mind and how you perceived them moment – by- moment. It is all about perspective.

Meditation is not about sitting still. It involves change, movement and adaptation. Life does not sit still. It is always adapting, selecting, surviving and dying. Human life is all about the need for genuine and evolved happiness. Meditation and happiness are one powerful family. They relate all meditation techniques and they have a healthy and powerful impact on your family as well as on your body and mind.

Mindfulness and compassion are very connected. Absolute mindfulness or detachment is the fundamental basis of true compassion. They will take you to other direction from your current position. Maybe you were convinced to think and make something unimportant to your life. It’s very normal but sad. By detaching from your idea of self you can only perceive the real meaning of true self – your own strengths and passion, especially on mindfulness and compassion meditation techniques.

The only secret for success and natural path in life is favorable adaptation. It is the basis of evolved happiness and the key to success. Medication techniques are the training grounds for optimum success and real happiness.

Ponder this:

In our brain, emotions and reason always interact. The church and our state may be separated in some societies, but church (emotion) and state (reasons) are never separated inside our minds. Negative reason interacts with negative emotions and vice versa. When you’re doing the things that you love, you are not aware that time goes by; you’re within the “zone”. In positive psychology, this is called “flow”.

When you start to meditate and develop the love and compassion within yourself, you will inevitably feel, see and become mindful of your real passions and treasured memories and experiences. You will be aware of your circumstances and destiny, your niche, your area for great adaptation.

Human survival is just about survival of the most firm, dependable and stress-resistant. The remedy to distress is only compassion. This also means that survival of the fittest means survival of the most compassionate. True success and happiness comes from demonstrating compassion within yourself and compassion within you and your special abilities is optimal adaptation.

Mindlev.com offers terrific advice on how to combat your stress. Remember, it is easy to reduce stress through meditation.

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Benefits of Using Hypnosis to Stop Smoking

English: "I Wish I could stop smoking"

English: “I Wish I could stop smoking” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Smoking is a god-awful habit. It doesn’t only endanger your health and puts you at risk for a myriad of complications and diseases, but it physically makes you look bad, based on the bad skin and yellow teeth most smokers have. Not only that, it affects the way you smell, and the way everything you own smells! All these should really encourage smokers to give up this nasty habit.
There are many ways to quit smoking, but the best way to quit, if you ask me is to use hypnosis to stop smoking. You may be wondering why I think this is the best way. What will you get if you use hypnosis to stop smoking instead of other methods? Allow me to convince you with these reasons:

1. Using hypnosis to stop smoking gets you to the root of the problem- Hypnosis works because it doesn’t cure what is just there. Oftentimes, what we see in front of us is merely a manifestation of something deeper. The smoking addiction that most people have usually stems from some deeper issue. Hypnosis tries to get to the bottom of that by taking the smoker back to the past. The hypnotherapist tries to find an experience or an emotion that the smoker felt that made him start smoking. Once the hypnotherapist understands the connection, he tries to break it and create a new one.

2. Hypnosis will not result in other side effects- As previously mentioned, there are other ways to stop smoking, such as using nicotine patches, or different kinds of medication. However, such methods come with them various side effects. You may effectively quit, but you may find yourself suffering from other things, which will make you question if you’ve made the right decision.

3. Hypnosis as a way to stop smoking is highly effective- About ¾ of individuals who have turned to hypnotherapy to cure them of their cigarette addiction have been met with success. Percentage wise, that is about 75% percent! Compared to other methods to quit, that statistic is quite high!

If you really are ready to give up your habit, then we encourage you to look into hypnotherapy as one of your means. It really is safe, and very effective way to give up cigarettes and smoking once and for all. If you’re ready to quit, then this is it! Take the first step by considering hypnosis as a means to stop smoking

Learn how to use hypnosis to stop smoking. Visit http://www.selfhypnosisdiscovery.com/ and see what expert Tim Westhall has to say!

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Use Hypnosis To Reprogram Your Brain

Hypnotherapy is the best way to literally open the doors and windows of your brain to alternative dimensions. It is essential for this to visit a certified doctor or hypnotist, but most believed hypnosis the stuff of imagination. Most of the people use self-hypnosis or other forms of hypnotherapy these days and it comes with a few vital advantages. Another advantage is the ability to drench your mind with message of your own choosing, and throw out the garbage. The therapy is good enough to persuade deep relaxation after stress, and also can be a way to start a journey into other worlds.

It is the fact that your mind is capable of changing your physical swing for you as long as you have a clear internal image of the position you want to achieve, and you are physically capable of getting there. The two very best times to reprogram your mind are last thing at night when you go to sleep as this allows youâEUR(TM)re unconscious to think about it all night long while you sleep. Your unconscious never sleeps so you may as well ask it to have a think about what you want instead of just random dreams.

Reprogram your brain is also made possible today with the assistance of hypnotherapist. In this type of treatment, an individual is hypnotized to regains consciousness he or she will begin to act on the suggestions to your subconscious mind, while they were hypnotized. It is regular practice for a therapist to interact with the patientâEUR(TM)s subconscious mind and try to identify the fundamental causes underlying the misconduct behind the patient. In case if you are facing problems with maintaining an ideal body weight should consider using weight loss through hypnosis. Once your mind is conscious, there is less chance goes on overheating. Trying constantly to fight with overweight will soon overtake the best intentions and the defeat in his quest to lose weight.

If you are serious in considering weight loss through hypnosis and then be able to battle at will, without your conscious mind denial of their efforts. It all means that losing weight through hypnosis is to feed positive though hypnosis is to feed positive thoughts into the subconscious mind instead of trying to do things consciously. Weight loss through hypnotherapy consulting a hypnosis allow you to get a better chance of success as they are going to change their work culture from the inside out, and also to reprogram your subconscious mind that can change things for the better and with less fight of brain aware.

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By Wanina Petlock

Brainwave entrainment is a neuro-technological tool that introduces specific sound patterns to the brain with the intention of altering its state of consciousness. When the slow brainwave frequency of delta is presented to the brain, it mimics this frequency and releases melatonin, a hormone that sets our brain’s biological clock.

Melatonin is one of the most powerful regulatory chemical functions in our body and is responsible for everything from sex hormone production to sleep patterns that enable healing and rejuvenation. Most of the time, melatonin is equated with sleep, but its benefits far outweigh this very important element in our life.

Melatonin can almost be seen as a miracle hormone in the preservation of life.

Melatonin production decreases as we age and is affected by medications and light exposure. Light inhibits the secretion of this hormone. The long-term disadvantages of disrupted melatonin secretion could be deadly disease.

Signs You Have A Deficiency In Melatonin

  • Insomnia or frequent waking.
  • Not being able to go back to sleep upon waking during the night.
  • Lack of dreaming.
  • Premenstrual syndrome.
  • Endometriosis.
  • Fibroids.
  • Fibrocystic breasts.
  • Menstrual disturbances.
  • Irritability.
  • Poor concentration.
  • Prostate enlargement.
  • Fatigue.
  • Depression.
  • Scoliosis.
  • Anxiety.
  • Sensitivity to stress.
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Parkinson’s Disease-associated with disrupted melatonin secretion in the brain.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease-levels are low; they suffer from sleep disturbances and sundowning.
  • ALS.
  • Elevated cholesterol.
  • Migraines.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Heart attack.
  • Heart arrhythmias.
  • Neurodegenerative disorders.

Benefits of Activating Melatonin Secretion

  • Alzheimer’s Disease: increasing melatonin improves sleep cycles reducing late-day aggravation of symptoms like increased confusion and agitation in the afternoon and evening.
  • Stroke: when administered at the time of a stroke, will limit the area of the brain tissue damage decreasing brain cell death, lessening behavioral deficits, and reducing the rate of stroke related death. Melatonin’s free-radical scavenging and antioxidant activities holds promise for improving stroke outcomes.
  • Lowers blood pressure.
  • Cancer: fights a wide array of cancers including breast and liver, non-small cell lung cancer and brain metastases from solid tumours. Melatonin may improve treatment outcomes in cancer patients, extending their lives.
  • Improves response to chemotherapy for breast cancer. Melatonin may counteract the toxicity of chemotherapy treatment, decreasing side effects.
  • Relieves anxiety.
  • May help fight prostate cancer by drastically reducing the number of cancer cells and slows down of replication in cancer cells that are left.
  • Reduces the risk of death in other cancers by 34% with no adverse effects.
  • Migraines: reduces the frequency and severity by 50% due to its anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Brain: melatonin is a powerful antioxidant that offers enhancements to the brain and nervous system protecting against age-related damage. Melatonin easily diffuses into cells and crosses the blood brain barrier to protect the brain.
  • Reproduction: helps control timing and release of female reproductive hormones and helps determine when a woman starts to menstruate, the frequency, and duration of the menstrual cycle and when she goes into menopause.
  • Insomnia: boosts sleep efficiency and increases total sleep duration. Melatonin decreases motor activity, induces fatigue, and lowers body temperature.
  • Decreases night-time urination.
  • Rebalances the body’s natural circadian rhythm.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: reduces symptoms such as abdominal pain.

These are just a few of the many benefits of having an adequate supply of melatonin in your body. Brainwave entrainment is an easy way to increase melatonin levels to ensure the best of health and longevity.

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Addiction, a persistent, compulsive dependence on a behaviour or substance, can come in many forms and can be overcome with the use of brainwave entrainment to change the dominant brainwave frequency.

Alcohol and drugs are what most people acquaint with addiction, but activities like excessive gambling and distorted eating habits also fall into this category. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), addiction, including alcoholism and “process” addictions like gambling, to be “a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry.”

Addiction seems to be rooted in the brain. Studies have found that addicts have trouble reaching and staying in the slower brainwaves of alpha and theta, frequencies that stimulate the brain to release self-soothing neurotransmitters like serotonin. Just as “night eaters” eat large quantities of carbohydrates at night to produce serotonin, addicts imbibe in alcohol, drugs, food, or gambling to produce this state of relaxation. Addicts may have too many fast brainwaves, like beta and too few slow waves. Too many fast brainwaves tend to create mental chatter and quieting of the mind may be what addicts are seeking.

Drinking or drug-abuse is a way of slowing down the brainwaves and self-calming.

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not the “high” that necessarily hooks you but the ability to simply feel OK that spurs on an addiction.

Medical researcher Dr. Gene W. Brockopp believes that behaviour modification and addiction recovery is enhanced when the subject’s dominant brainwave frequency is lowered into slower, more receptive brainwave frequencies and he believes brainwave entrainment is an effective way to do this.

How Brainwave Entrainment Helps With Addiction

  • Slower brainwave frequencies like alpha and theta, when introduced to the brain, reduce the craving because of the release of serotonin, a feel-good hormone.
  • Brainwave entrainment may be able to help you bring your brainwaves in to a functional range so you no longer need drugs to feel calm and focused.
  • Entrainment may facilitate your ability to allow more variations in your functioning through breaking up patterns at the neural level.
  • Theta brainwave frequency is the transition zone between the conscious and unconscious where you can absorb new information in an uncritical, non-analytical fashion, thus, re-programming the mind.
  • Entrainment makes new neural pathways in the brain allowing you to change your self-concept, permanently.
  • Modification of habitual behaviours can occur easily during the theta brainwave frequency.

Brainwave entrainment is an effective tool that can be used in conjunction with behaviour therapy. Studies show that it prevents relapse because the change in the brain that it produces, is permanent.

Individuals that used brainwave entrainment as a means to overcome addiction, were found to have a decrease in depression, anxiety and craving, facilitating a personal transformation.

Brainwave entrainment can help with addiction at the core level, by re-wiring the brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry without the use of drugs.

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Good Questions About Brainwave Entrainment

By Wanina Petlock

Brainwave entrainment is a scientifically researched process that entrains your natural brainwaves to an external stimulus, that is repeated and rhythmic in nature, using sound and/or light.

This exciting technology allows you to alter your state of consciousness, and state of mind, at will, for whatever it is you are wishing to achieve. There are many applications for this therapeutic tool ranging from helping a child with ADD to focus, to increasing your I.Q. on a permanent basis.

Here are some answers to some of the most asked questions about brainwave entrainment.

Why Would I Use Brainwave Entrainment?

  • Is a cutting edge technological tool.
  • Listening to different recordings for specific purposes, you can access various states of mind easily.
  • Can help you sleep, reduce stress, meditate, increase your libido, take away pain, and much more.
  • It is inexpensive, about the price of a dvd.
  • There’s an endless number of effects that can be induced by changing brainwave frequency.
  • Everyday, more and more psychologists, mental health practitioners, coaches, teachers and business professionals, are using brainwave entrainment, finding it remarkably effective.
  • Within 6 months, you can reach an advanced state of mind that would previously take you decades in a meditative practice to foster.
  • Research has shown that there are real, viable effects from brainwave entrainment that are effective and beneficial.

Are There Different Types Of Entrainment?

  • The most common forms of brainwave entrainment are isochronic tones and binaural beats.
  • Isochronic tones entrain by introducing a specific pulsing tone to the brain with the intention of changing its brainwave frequency to a desired frequency. Because you are hearing a specific sound that is real, you do not need to wear headphones while listening to the recording. This is considered the strongest entrainment method.
  • Binaural beats is a form of entrainment where one frequency is played in one ear and a slightly different frequency is played in the other. The brain compensates for the difference by creating a third beat that is not really there. The brain then entrains to this created beat. The downfall with binaural beats is that after a period of time, the brain stops entraining to the created sound and you need to change the recording that you are listening to.

Does It Really Work?

  • Yes, it does. Brainwave entrainment has been thoroughly researched by the scientific community for over 75 years which have found it effective.
  • Binaural beats, a form of entrainment, have been extensively studied since the 19th century.
  • There are huge amounts of anecdotal evidence from people having used entrainment.
  • No technique is 100% effective for everyone and this is no exception.
  • Some people are resistant but if you have an open mind, it will work. If you think it won’t, it won’t.

There are many benefits to using brainwave entrainment, none the least of which is that it leaves you feeling well, energized, motivated, and smarter. Entrainment involves the whole brain, both sides working harmoniously together.

Brainwave entrainment gives you the ability to process new pieces of information into a new cohesive understanding, of a wide range of topics, and then enables you to communicate this new model of information, to others in a way they can understand….like I said, it makes you smarter.

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