Sunday, January 6, 2013

6 Easy Ways To Quiet Your Mind and Feel More Joy

Are you aware of a dominant feeling that runs like an undercurrent through your life?

Or maybe it's more of a subtle background state that seems to color everything that you say, do, and feel?

 Maybe it's a persistent feeling that you have when you wake up in the morning? ...

(For example, you might feel a constant pressure to be busy and get things done. You might feel anxious about what the day might bring. You might feel confused or depressed about your prospects and possibilities.)

What if you could feel peaceful, positive, and clear?

Let me show you three simple ways you can bring that soothing power into your life.

How you feel in your life has a lot to do with what's going on in your head. If you constantly hear thoughts telling you that "Life is a struggle," "The economy is bad," and "You aren't enough," these have a powerful impact on how you feel.

These thoughts are like a proverbial "dark cloud hanging over you."

One of the defining moments of awakening is when you discover that you "are not" the thoughts you are "having." You witness the incessant chatter that drives you, distracts you, and seems like your constant companion and you realize that you don't have to be defined by that.

At that moment, you realize that those words in your head really have little to do with you. They also don't reflect what is actually happening in the world. You come to recognize that a majority of those words are just recorded messages from the past, the limiting thoughts of others, and random sounds from your environment.

Nevertheless, they are broadcasting through your head.

At that moment, you may get a strong urge to turn off that chatter, or at least turn down the volume, so it is less distracting. The truth is--you can learn to do just that.

And it doesn't have to take years of practice, just a little guiding of your attention. Here are a few simple ways to turn down the mental volume and quiet your mind. I encourage you to try them out as you read them.

Instead of just reading the words, pause at each one, and actually give it a try. You may be surprised at how effective they are. The great thing is, they take just a few moments.

3 Ways to Quiet Your Mind

1. See if you can listen to the chatter as an outside observer. See if you can separate "who you are" from those words in your head. Listen to them with an attitude of amused curiosity. Smiling while you do this can help.

Allow the words to come and go through your mind without hanging onto any of them. Just watch them come and go. You could say, "Hey, they're just thoughts; they don't define me or what I can do." As you give your thoughts less importance, they lose their grip on your attention.

Take a minute to observe your mental chatter with a smile. Here's a guided audio that can help you:

Raise Your Vibration

2. Focus on something else. If you become completely immersed in paying attention to something besides your thoughts, you'll notice that your mind quiets down.

For example, place your hands on your abdomen and become aware of your breathing. See if it's possible to notice the moment when your inhale begins; follow your in-breath all the way through to a natural pause; notice the moment your exhale begins; follow that all the way through to a natural pause--and repeat.

Become absolutely interested in following your breathing as if nothing else matters at this moment. Within a few breathing cycles, your mind quiets. Try it for yourself.

3. Ask yourself the question: "Who is thinking?" Then sit and be content that you really have no answer for that.

Don't try to make up an answer. Just notice how your mind becomes quiet in the face of that question. Try it for yourself and see what happens.

Those are three great ways to get a taste of a quieter mind-- a mind that isn't consumed by incessant thinking, and, therefore, comes to rest in a natural peace.

As you get a taste of that, you may discover that you want to experience more of it--you want to go deeper and have the experience stay with you longer.

If so, I strongly recommend you get my Core Energy Meditation Program. It's the only truly holistic meditation practice that soothes and integrates all dimensions of your being - mind, heart, body and spirit.

Soon a quiet mind can become your dominant background state and your life can feel so much more peaceful, positive, and clear. Check it out here --

Raise Your Vibration

Enjoy your practice!

- By Kevin Schoeninger, Meditation Master The Mind-Body Training Company

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

10hz Mid Alpha Meditation with EMDR

Below is an mp3 audio file of an isochronic tone brainwave entrainment for a 10hz mid alpha frequency. It is a good starting point for meditation because it is near our waking state, it's easy to bring your brainwave to this alpha state. The tones are embedded with EMDR tones to synchronize the thought processes of your left and right brain.

The carrier frequencies used in this isochronic tone are harmonics of 528hz.

Ways to use this 10hz mid alpha meditation with EMDR
  • Passive Mode
Try to maintain your focus on the tones. If any stray thoughts surfaces as it usually does, just notice them and bring your focus back to the tones gracefully. Focusing on the tones helps you in subduing the automatic replays of your subconscious which may be negative or positive in nature. You benefit if your subconscious replays the positive energies which are stored within you but if it replays the negative ones, it can affect your reality in a non beneficial way. So subduing the subconscious replays allow your true self to 'speak' and may influence your reality in beneficial ways.
  • Active Mode
This mode is used when using affirmations with brain wave entrainment. When you keep repeating affirmations during your lower brainwave states, you allow the positive energies stored within your subconscious related to your affirmations to resonate effectively subduing the related negative energies. You can affirm for health, wealth, or any other positive changes you want in your life.

If you want to manifest something in your life, the active mode is the way to go.

Download a 'wav' or 'mp3' version of this 10hz Mid Alpha Meditation with EMDR. Available only for customers of the ebook The Law of Attraction and Limiting Beliefs Simplified. The password is the first word of the first sentence of  Chapter 4 – Taming Your Thoughts.

Monday, September 24, 2012

8hz Deep Alpha Meditation with EMDR

8hz is a deep alpha brainwave frequency and is near the Schumann Resonance or the earth's heartbeat which is 7.83hz. It's easy to entrain your brain to this frequency with its continuous beat. Every so often a 'tic' sound will be heard either from the left or right speaker. It alternates at regular intervals to simulate the effects of EMDR. You need headphones for EMDR to work.

Notice the tones and allow it to be your point of focus. Try to stay with it until the end. If any other thought comes to your mind, just acknowledge it and gently go back and focus on the tones. The tone is 15 minutes in length and having a session for even just once a day can give you beneficial effects in the long run.

Download longer versions of isochronic tones for meditation. Available only for customers of the ebook The Law of Attraction and Limiting Beliefs Simplified. The password is the first word of the first sentence of  Chapter 4 – Taming Your Thoughts.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Meditation really is good for the brain as study reveals it switches off areas linked to ADHD and Alzheimer’s

By Sadie Whitelocks 

  • Meditation decreased activity in area in the brain implicated in a range of neurological disorders
  • Yale University scientists suggest it could even slow down the onset of dementia

  • Meditation could help temper the symptoms of ADHD and Alzheimer's scientists say.
    A groundbreaking study has revealed that the ancient relaxation technique can switch off areas of the brain associated with a range of psychiatric disorders.

    It is now hoped that the findings will shed light on how neurological diseases work and prompt the development of effective treatment.

    Meditation could help temper the symptoms of ADHD and Alzhemeimer's according to scientists from Yale University
    Meditation could help temper the symptoms of ADHD and Alzhemeimer's according to scientists from Yale University

    Past research has shown meditation, which has become increasingly popular over recent years, has helped people quit smoking, cope with cancer, and even prevent psoriasis.

      But scientists at Yale University now believe it can help people to stay focused and boost happiness, slowing down the onset of dementia.

      Lead researcher Judson Brewer said: 'Meditation's ability to help people stay in the moment has been part of philosophical and contemplative practices for thousands of years. 

      'Conversely, the hallmarks of many forms of mental illness is a preoccupation with one's own thoughts, a condition meditation seems to affect. 

      Brain scans revealed that meditators had decreased activity in an area of the brain implicated in a range of neurological disorders
      Brain scans revealed that meditators had decreased activity in an area of the brain implicated in a range of neurological disorders

      'This gives us some nice cues as to the neural mechanisms of how it might be working clinically.'

      During the study, detailed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, both experienced and novice meditators were monitored as they practiced three different meditation techniques.

      Brain scans revealed that experienced meditators had decreased activity in area called the default mode network.

      This region of the brain has been implicated in lapses of attention and disorders such as anxiety, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, and even the build-up of beta amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease. 

      Reduced activity was shown regardless of the type meditation and also during rest, suggesting that experienced meditators are less susceptible diseases such as autism, schizophrenia.

      In a similar vein the University of Wisconsin is planning a study early next year to investigate the neurological effects of meditation and yoga with veterans. 

      It is thought mindfulness meditation holds promise for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which provokes intrusive thoughts, emotional numbness and hypervigilance.
      Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which combines meditation with orthodox 'thought training', is already recommended for depression in Britain and is available on the NHS.

      A report published by a mental health charity last year argued that if more GPs could offer the therapy it would cut the financial burden of depression, which costs the UK £7.5 billion a year.

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