COMPACT DISC RECORDINGS available from MINDFUL SOUNDS
Guided Stress-Reduction CDs
|o Brief Meditations for the
Workplace or Home
o The Stress is NOT You
(Informational CD Set)
o Personalized Guided
Meditations and/or Imagery
o Healthy Pregnancy and Beyond
CD does a very nice job of introducing a variety of different
meditation techniques to listeners, in a very accessible format. I
particularly like the "permissive" style, allowing listeners to
experiment, and choose what works for them. The introductions are
comprehensive, and should give beginners the structure they need to settle into the experience . . .It's a fine contribution to the field and I'm happy to support it.”
Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD
Faculty – Harvard Medical School
Board of Directors & Faculty - Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
Co-Author of “Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain.”
Co-editor of “Mindfulness and Psychotherapy.”
Results from scientific studies regarding the health benefits of meditation and imagery in treating a wide range of emotional and physical symptoms and conditions are discussed. Special consideration is given to the proven usefulness of breathing awareness and meditation within the busy workplace itself. This section also contains information pertaining to what meditation is, and how to begin and maintain an effective meditation practice within the workplace setting or during busy days at home. Subsequent sections consist of various brief guided meditations, and a meditative music selection to be used at work or home. The meditations are quiet and dynamic(active), some with music and some without. You can choose from a variety of mindfulness-based meditations: ranging from a 3 minute breathing exercise, an easily accessible skill to help regain focus and calmness throughout the day, 5 or 10 minute calming and refocusing meditation, 15 minute body scan to increase awareness of body and mind connection and release any accumulated stress, 20 minute dynamic meditation actively fine-tuning your energy to unblock any obstructing physical or emotional tension and increase energy and 7 minutes of meditative music to simultaneously calm and engergize the body and mind.
Testimonials for the Workplace or Home CD:
done. I think one of the best features was the variable length of
different segments, so that people can utilize it anywhere from 3 min,
5 min, 10 min, etc. I think that will really maximize usability. Also,
nice combining of breathing techniques, imagery and mindfulness
principles. Thanks for letting me hear it!” - Mark B. Weisberg, Ph.D., ABPP, Clinical Health Psychologist
“Wow! Your CD is fantastic. My husband and I both listen to it and absolutely love it. One of THE best guided meditations I’ve heard.” - Lucy Gonzales-Romero, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Augusta, Georgia
have really enjoyed the CD, "Brief Meditations for the Workplace or
Home." It is no ordinary meditation CD, since it blends expert guidance
in relaxation/ medit-ation techniques with a wonderful back-ground of
instrumental music accompanying some of the exercises. It is apparent
that so much care and attention has been put into the development of
this CD. The sound quality of the CD is excellent! I found the CD's
format and instructions to be very easy to understand and motivating.
The first three parts of the CD are easy to follow and very appropriate
for those who are beginning a meditation practice. Parts 4 and 5 are
effective in enhancing relaxation and meditation practices, reducing
stress and facilitating a sense of well-being. Cindy's calm and
soothing voice and the positive messages and affirmations that she
conveys in her guid-ance bring about a very pleasant journey for her
listeners. The meditative music in the last part is lovely to listen to
while medi-tating or doing any relaxing activities. It is the best CD
of its kind that I have exper-ienced, and I would recommend it for
anyone interested in learning to relax, beginning or enhanc-inghis/ her
Total Listening time: 78 minutes and 32 seconds
This informational companion to the Mindful Sounds Series of Mindful Meditations and Imagery CDs provides a detailed description of the science of stress in layperson language. You will learn about the biological and psychological effects of prolonged stress on the human being, as well as how to work with the actual stress or illness that you may be experiencing.
The results of decades of scientific research revealing the effects of prolonged stress on the mind and body are addressed. Health benefits of regular meditation and imagery practice in prevention of certain stress-related medical conditions, managing chronic and acute symptoms and in many cases eliminating pain are presented. Specific stressors related to the workplace setting and ways to improve health and reduce stress through breathing, mindfulness meditation and imagery are addressed. What you may encounter when meditating and how to work with thoughts, feelings, body sensations, pain and other concerns that may arise during meditation are discussed in depth. A well rounded, practical description of what “mindfulness” is and how it is incorporated into meditation and in daily living is also explained.
COST: $20.00 per CD
Personalized Guided Meditations and/or Imagery
stay well, heal from certain emotional or physical conditions,
reduce/eliminate stress, prepare for surgery or events, and to perform
well. By deliberately creating positive and personal healing sensory
images applicable to your own symptoms and goals, the mind and body
work in concert to create healthy physiological changes. When the mind
is focused on healing and wellness, the body will respond. According to
Martin Rossman, MD, guided imagery is an effective method to use "the
world's biggest and best pharmacy on earth - your brain - to support
Call or email for more information and/or informational order form.
Client Endorsement for a Personalized CD Recording (a pre and post-surgical healing recording to reduce anxiety and promote accelerated healing) from a Medical College of Geogia Emergency Room Nurse
I am home now after a 6 day hospitalization and I wanted to provide you with some feedback on how the recording helped me with my surgical experience.
I had been listening to the recording almost every
night for the 2 weeks prior to the operation.
By then it was a very comfortable and familiar exercise and I often fell
asleep long before the recording was finished.
When I awoke the surgeons and anesthesia explained that I would have an epidural to greatly reduce my pain for the first few days. My pain was well controlled and I did not need any narcotics such as morphine or demerol. This kept me alert and responsive while keeping my pain under control.
At some point in the middle of that night I had a severe muscle spasm (they had to flap 3 muscles in my chest and abdoman to help support the new tissue) outside of the area covered by my epidural. The sudden pain caused me to become anxious and tense, making all the muscles in my chest and abdoman contract; this worsened the pain and the pain worsened my anxiety (it was a bad positive feedback cycle.)
The nurse went to work calling the doctor about alternative pain medications but I knew that could take 10-15 minutes.
I decided to use what I had learned from your sessions and CD to help with my pain and anxiety. First, I began to control my breathing and took myself to "my place" (The large rock in the middle of the river with water flowing around both sides.) Once I got my breathing under control, I began using the body scan to individually target each muscle group to allow them to relax. It was difficult at first, but as each muscle relaxed, the pain lessened and the next was easier. By the time the Nurse returned with the pain medication, I had been able to relax all the muscles in the spasm and was no longer hurting. I had to use this technique several times over the next few days and it was absolutely a LIFESAVER to be able to recover from such a hightened state of pain and panic using the tools you gave to me.
Thank you so much and I will keep in touch as my recovery progresses.
Note: Client provided permission to post his personal experience via his email.