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Guided Meditations for Deep Relaxation & Stress Relief

teacher avatar Joseph Drumheller, Leading Meditation, Healing & Education

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Lessons in This Class

16 Lessons (1h 46m)
    • 1. Promo

      3:09
    • 2. Intro

      2:00
    • 3. The Verification Sheet

      1:38
    • 4. The Importance of Deep Relaxation

      3:16
    • 5. Exercise - Progressive Relaxation

      9:39
    • 6. Intro - Meditation for Breath

      1:40
    • 7. 5-Minute Meditation for Breath

      5:45
    • 8. How to Use the Contemplation

      2:09
    • 9. Contemplation - Stress Relief

      6:05
    • 10. Inner Critic

      1:58
    • 11. Meditation - Inner Critic

      17:26
    • 12. Intro - Deep Relaxation for Stress Relief Relief

      10:25
    • 13. Meditation - Stress Relief

      25:29
    • 14. Intro - Age Regression

      1:45
    • 15. Meditation - Age Regression

      18:02
    • 16. Bonus

      2:00
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Guided Meditations for Deep Relaxation & Stress Relief is a focused meditation course, concentrating on relieving one of the greatest challenges we all face ion the 21st Century…stress.

The following meditation is a full-on healing session, designed to alleviate stress and promote a state of peace and well being. Healing energy is transmitted in this meditation and intent student involvement is required to gain the maximum benefits.

Students will come away feeling better, with a profound sense of inner awareness, and meditation tools they can use for the rest of their lives.

The course will include:

  •  A lecture discussing the different types of stress.
  •  A guided meditation technique to go from a state of Stressed to Relaxed.
  •  Bonus material to stay connected and inspired.

Through course lectures, students will come away with a clear understanding of how to implement guided meditation in regard to their topic of specific interest. In addition, the meditation will provide profound experiences to engage in healing, aligning them with the very person they are meant to be.

What students are saying about Joseph’s courses:

It is my second course with an amazing teacher. Thank you! Sandra Bar

…the meditations are next-level awesome. Courtney Seard

Your delivery was warm and natural and your sincerity and love of meditation shines through.  I can see how much work has gone into this course and I'm sure it will reach and help many, many, many people. It's so nice to 'meet' someone with very similar views on meditation and an approach to teaching that chimes with my own. I wish you every success!  Linda Hall

Joseph Drumheller's practical, earthy approach to meditation, along with his soothing voice and approachability provides a comfortable place to begin a new practice or gain deeper insights into those more established. Speaking as a lifelong meditator myself, I recommend his work.  Judy Blackwell

I will say that the main thing I look for in someone in such a course is that they exude calm, and joy....and you do......and that they look trustworthy, good energy when you look at their eyes.... when they speak....and you do…Marika Marks

Very professional and I loved the videos! If this is your first class online, I wouldn't have known it. You did a great job! Judy Lynne

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Joseph Drumheller

Leading Meditation, Healing & Education

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Joseph Drumheller

I'm a leader in meditation and healing and a four-time, award-winning author with a mission that is quite simple:  To assist people of all ages in becoming the greatest version of who they are meant to be.

I've spent over 25 years working in the worlds of Meditation, Healing, and Spirituality.  Six of those years I spent working as a Clinical Hypnotherapist in a cancer radiation clinic in Bellingham, WA.  Since 1991, I've performed over 2,000 private sessions, led numerous seminars, workshops, online courses. and retreats, and published an assortment of books for adults and children. 

I was also born with a deep spiritual connection to nature, which led me to earn a Master of Science degree in ... See full profile

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1. Promo: hello and welcome to guided meditations for deep relaxation and stress relief. Stress is normal. It's essential for any type of personal growth, because to grow, you have to step outside of your comfort zone, and it's not always comfortable. But what happens when circumstances beyond your control overwhelming with stress, things like jobs, relationships, kids, money, traffic, health challenges, overpopulation or massive accelerated global change? Or what if you're stresses fueled by your overactive inner critic or from suppressed emotions from somewhere in the darkened recesses of your past? Was stress coming at you from every direction? Is there anything you can do? The answer. That question is absolutely in this course will be disarming stress and creating internal peace. We'll start very simply by slowing down, breathing, relaxing, learning, healing and generated intercom. Hello, I'm Joseph Drumheller. I've been working in the worlds of meditation and healing since 1991 and six of those years I spent working as a clinical hypnotherapist in a cancer radiation clinic. I'm also a four time award winning author, and I've helped doomers clients and students overcome their stress and replace it with tranquility. Throughout this course, I'll be providing useful material, one contemplation and deep guided meditations to help you to learn, to relax and established inner peace as a foundation to your being. Topics in this course will include discovering breath as a foundation for a life with less stress, the importance of learning how to interstates, a deep relaxation. How to calm your inner critic, which for many of us is a common contributor to stress. Utilizing contemplation, to gain insight into healing and releasing stress and how to heal stress with four guided meditation techniques. I've also thrown in a verification sheet to help you chart your success. Now, although there are no prerequisites for this course, some experience in meditation will be helpful. But more than anything, what you really need is a deep passion desire to take action and create some inner stillness. In these times of global uncertainty, it's my hope that this course will help guide you through the periods of transition, whatever they may be while remaining in a state of calm. So thanks so much for your interest in this course. Now let's go to class and begin your journey down the path to peace. I'll see you there 2. Intro: Hello and welcome to the introduction for guided meditations for deep relaxation and stress relief. This course contains an assortment of lectures and meditative exercises to assist you with healing stress and replacing it with inner peace. The course is laid out in a systematic regression to train your brain how to create and maintain an inner state of calm. We'll start with the simple breathing exercise and progressively go deeper with each contemplation. Meditation. To get the maximum benefits out of the course, do the meditation regularly. Daily is ideal. And also make sure to watch the lecture. Deep relaxation for stress relief. It has valuable information that will help you optimize the effectiveness of the meditations. And don't forget to do the verification sheet to help chart your progress. Also, if it's possible to find someone else or a group of people to take the course with. Support is a huge component in releasing stress. So try not to go it alone. Also don't hesitate to reach out to other students on this platform. They may be able to provide answers, insights, and encouragement that are just beyond your reach. Remember they're interested in the same thing you are, namely reducing stress and improving the quality of their life. So thanks once again for your interest. If you have any questions at anytime, please don't hesitate to shoot them my way. I love hearing from my students. So best of luck on your road to a life with less stress. I'll see you in class. 3. The Verification Sheet: Hello and welcome to the lecture on the verification sheet. The work we're doing in this course can have a very powerful and positive effect on your subconscious mind. There's a cause and effect component to it. If your intention is to heal or create something, and then you put some effort into it. Chances are results will occur. The same is true with meditation exercises. Furthermore, as you work along with the contemplations and meditation's, you may notice that certain aspects of your life to improve over and above what we actually worked on. These are referred to as side benefits and they're very common in this type of work. For example, as you work along on specific areas, you may also notice an increase in your creativity, a boost in your health perhaps, or a windfall in your finances, or possibly improvement in your relationships. So in order to increase your overall level of alertness, I've created the verification sheet. It's attached as a resource file. Download it and pull it out once a week while you're using the meditation's and see if you can check off any of the boxes. If you can, it's a clear indication that what we're doing is actually working. So have some fun with checking your progress and please enjoy using the verification sheet. 4. The Importance of Deep Relaxation: Hello and welcome to the lecture on the importance of deep relaxation. When you're deeply relaxed, the subconscious mind will open up, exposing suppressed emotions from the past. Once those emotions are exposed, they can be safely and effortlessly released using numerous healing techniques. Then it's absolutely imperative to learn and master the initial step, which is deep relaxation. So the first thing to understand is that learning how to deeply relaxed is a learned skill. So this is important. So let me say it again. Learning how to deeply relaxed is a learned skill. So like anything else that's worth learning, it takes practice, it takes commitment, and it takes discipline. Now, with that said, let me remind you that the discipline of learning how to relax deeply is a very pleasant discipline. It feels great. So setting time aside to do it is something you can look forward to. So let's look a little deeper and ask a few questions about deep relaxation. The first one is, how often should I practice deep relaxation? Well, if you're just starting out, I highly recommend doing it daily. For most people, the most convenient times, R the first thing in the morning or just before going to bed in the evening. So I meditate every evening for about 15 minutes or so before I go to bed. Also, if you're starting out, I suggest using some type of guided relaxation, audio or video, such as the meditations in this course. It's much easier when someone guides you through the process. Plus the results tend to be much more noticeable, insignificant, with the help of a guide. So the next question that I'd like to throw out there is, what are the benefits of deep relaxation? As you progress and developing your own relaxation practice, relaxation will start to become part of your subconscious. That means relaxation will become interwoven into the fabric of your being, which is a really great thing. When that happens, you'll be able to enter a relaxed state at will. So like when you're standing in line at the grocery store, driving your car during breaks at work or at school, or even in the middle of a challenging conversation. So another way to say it is learning to relax will reduce your overall level of stress. Also, as you master the art of deep relaxation, the techniques in this course will become much more effective. In the following relaxation exercise. We'll be using a technique referred to as progressive relaxation. It's a simple guided meditation that directs you to relax your entire body. So use this meditation regularly and start opening up the channels to integrate relaxation into the fabric of your being. Okay, so that's it for this lecture. So I'll see you at the relaxation exercise. 5. Exercise - Progressive Relaxation: we get started, I would like you to do is see their sick, their spine erect. Lie in a comfortable position, close your eyes and take a deep breath. So as we begin, what I would like you to do is to imagine if you can, that there is a beam of golden life coming down in through the top of your head. Very relaxing. It's very warm. It's very peaceful and just allow this tremendous light to penetrate your brain so your brain starts to relax on your thoughts. Start to slow down and your brain becomes very deeply relaxed. Very calm, very peaceful. And does your brain becomes more and more relaxed? Allow this wave of relax ation in this peaceful light to begin to move its way down your spine so it moves into the stem of your brain and slowly works its way down all the way down to the tip of your spine and feel this. Relax ation as it extends out from your spine and into your nerves so that this relax ation extends all the way out to the ends of your nervous system from the top of your head all the way out to the tip of each nerves. You're very deeply relaxed. You're very calm and you're totally at peace. No, bring the awareness of this. Relax ation back to the top of your head and allow it to begin to drift over the outside of your body so you can actually feel it in your scalp and in your hair. And you can feel the relax ation as it gently moves into your temples in your forehead, slowly moving into your ears, your eyes down your nose, into your cheekbones, your jaw on all the muscles of your face. And you can feel this. Relax ation as it slowly penetrates into your lips, your teeth, your tongue in your entire mouth so that your entire head is very deeply relaxed, very calm and totally at peace. Feel the relaxation as it continues by moving down into your neck and into your throat, so working its way down into your shoulders and you can feel your arms as they begin to become very heavy. Aziz. The relax ation moves down your arms into your biceps, your triceps, your elbows, your forearms and out to your hands to the tip of each finger and each done from the top of your head away, down to the tips of your fingers. You're very deeply relaxed. You're very calm, and you're totally at peace, and it feels so nice to be so deeply relaxed. Now allow this. Relax ation to drift back to your shoulders as you feel it, beginning to move down into your back so the muscles of your back begin to relax and unwind . You could feel the tension of your back starting to drain away. Your back becomes so peaceful, so relaxed as the relax ation drifts all the way from your shoulders away down to your lower back. And you can allow this relaxation to begin to drift inwards from your back into your torso so you can actually feel your internal organs beginning to relax, to slow down, to function in perfect peace and harmony. No, you can feel the relax ation moving into your heart. Your heart begins to open and beat in perfect peace. Ast. The relax ation drifts out into your lungs into the center of your breath so you breathe without effort. With every breath you take, you become more and more deeply. Relax and you can feel the relax ation continuing by moving into all of your other internal organs your intestines, your stomach, your liver so that everything's functioning perfectly and peacefully. As the relax ation moves down, your waist slowly begins to move down into your lower body. You can feel your legs has it become increasingly heavy, and as your legs become heavier and heavier and more and more deeply relaxed, you can feel this peaceful relaxation drifting into your thighs down into your knees. You, your shins and your cab's finally down. It's here to the tip each toe so that from the top of your head, all the way down to the tips of your toes, you're very deeply relaxed. You're very calm, and you're totally at peace and just allow this relaxation to sink deeply into your subconscious. It becomes interwoven into the fabric of your being. So enjoy the state of relaxation for as long as you like. There's absolutely no hurry. When you feel like you're done. I feel like you've had enough. You can slowly open your eyes intently, drift back in to the conscious work 6. Intro - Meditation for Breath: hello and welcome to the lecture on the meditation for breath. Now there's a saying in some spiritual circles that goes where there is breath, there is life. And if you think about it, it's true, because once you stop breathing, it's time to check out of this Earth plane. So what we're gonna do in this meditation is gonna be very, very simple. Also going to do is focus on our breath as we breathe in through our nose and out through our mouths. It's very, very simple technique. You can learn it in a few minutes, but it's one of those tricky things that takes a lifetime to master. So during this meditation, you may have distracting thoughts that come in. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna just allow those toe happen. We're going to observe those thoughts and just let it drift in and float by like clouds as we breathe. And as we relax and towards the end, this meditation, I'm gonna add a couple of words and some religious traditions. These air, called mantra is, and so I like to use the words sun and moon so on in breath it'll be sons will be son Moon on the Exhale. So in was son, not with Moon. So that's all there is to it. This is a very simple and beautiful meditation, and it's gonna help you relax very deeply. So without any further ado, let's head to the meditation and I'll see you there. 7. 5-Minute Meditation for Breath: get yourself situated in a nice position. Either lie down or remain seated, whichever is most comfortable for you. Just get yourself nice and comfortable, and when you're ready, just close your eyes. Take a few deep cleansing breaths and just begin to let go and relax. And as we begin, I'd like you to imagine yourself wrapped in a cocoon of blue light. Just imagine it for a few moments. If you could feel it, that's even better. But just allow yourself to sink into that presence. Wonderful blue protective light as we begin our meditation. So what I would like you to do now is to just pay attention to your breath and breathe and relax. Gently breathe in and breathe out, using no effort at all. Just breathe in and breathe out, breathing in, breathing out, just focusing on your breath, breathing in and breathing out. And if any thoughts or distractions come while you're breathing, just allow them to come in and to let go. Just observe them as you would cloud stripping by in the sky as you breathe in and as you breathe out with breathing out, focusing on your breath as you breathe in. And as you breathe out, just continue that for a few moments on your own, in silence, breathing in, breathing out and his I pre then. And as I breathe out, I like to say a word to myself in silence as I breathe in. And does I breathe out a word I say as I breathe in his son, son. And as I breathe out, I say, Moon breathing in son. Everything out, son. Sad. Just continue to breathe in an hour on your own for as long as you'd like. And when you're ready, you can release this meditation, Come back to the waking world. 8. How to Use the Contemplation: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled How to Use the Contemplation. The exercise following this lecture is a contemplation to help you open the doors to meditate of healing. Hopefully, the contemplation will help you reflect and perhaps shift your perception on your area of interest. However, the contemplation differs slightly from the meditations, so allow me to explain. First off, the contemplation can be done with your eyes open or your eyes closed, whichever is most comfortable for you. Then the contemplation will lead you through a series of questions to help gain deeper insights into your situation. Please keep in mind that the questions are not designed for you to think and rationally figure out solutions to your problems. Instead, there are enquiries thrown out to the universe in the state of relaxation. When your mind is calm, wisdom will provide answers and insights you may not have considered before. You may have insights of clarity or intuitive perceptions known as ah ha moments. Or perhaps you will trigger healing sensations inside your body. No matter what happens out, your job will be to relax, to pay attention and to allow the process to unfold. If you do experience moments of insight, awareness or healing. It's a clear indication that the contemplation is a technique that works for you. If that's the case, keep using it regularly. Once you've mastered the contemplations, you'll be primed and ready for the deeper meditations that follow. In this course, it's OK, that's it for this lecture on contemplation. Now let's go to the contemplation exercise and open ourselves up to some deeper wisdom. I'll see you there. 9. Contemplation - Stress Relief: thanks for joining me today in this exercise to release stress. Let's start by relaxing deeply. Take a few deep, slow breaths and start creating a foundation. - How much of your stress is fueled by a negative voice that chatters in your head? What would it be like if you could become aware of that voice and choose not to listen to it when it's negative? - Take a moment to be aware of your stress. Where do you feel it in your body? If you could put a word or two on your stress, what would it be on? No way. Way. What if you could release stressful feelings by simply relaxing, observing and attaching? How would your life change if you're shift in perception? Allowed those feelings to dissolve? No way. What would it be like if you could return to the past toe where your first stresses were created? What if you could simply release those stresses into the past on allow them to release from your body in your mind and your soul? What would it be like if you were free from the influences of unnecessary stress? How would that change the way you think the things you say and the actions you take? Take a moment to imagine a life like that 10. Inner Critic: Hello and welcome to the lecture on the inner critic. Your inner critic is the negative voice that lives inside your head. If you take a moment to pause and reflect, you may be able to notice that your inner critic, maybe one of the major driving forces behind your stress it can feel issues like gloom and doom, self hatred, comparison toe unattainable ideals, feelings of unworthiness, making stuff up that isn't true and so on and so on. And the chances are the voice in your head may not even be yours. In the following meditation will be visiting your inner critic to do three things versatile . Deep, early, deeply relax, and then we're just going to observe it. When we observe your inner critic, it will increase your awareness, and that awareness will decrease its power. If you know it exists, then you know you don't always have to pay attention to it and listen to it. The second thing will do with your inner critic is that will dialogue with it. So what I'll do is direct you to have an inner conversation with your critic. The intention will be to create a mutual understanding and an agreement to make and maintain peace. And then the third thing will do with your inner critic is that we're going to transform it after you observed and make peace with your inner critic will direct you to transform it into something incredibly positive to help heal your relationship with yourself. Okay, that's it for the introduction on the inner critic meditation. So let's go there now and creates a transformative piece. I'll see you there. 11. Meditation - Inner Critic: Hello and welcome to the meditation on your inner critic. In this meditation, we're going to observe your inner critic and get to know a little bit, and then we're gonna transform it into something very positive. So get yourself comfortable and situated with your spine straight. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and will begin to relax. I know that sometimes it can be difficult to relax or to learn how to relax more than you ever have before. And so as you lie or as you sit there with your eyes closed, breathing easily as you begin to become aware of your own thoughts and of your own sensation. And I begin to wonder if you have ever had the pleasure sitting on the bank of a river for the shore of a lake or a notion. Because there is something very comforting about just sitting there listening to the peaceful sound of waves washing on the shore as they move in. And as they move out in a continuous flow that just seems to go on, yeah, relaxing in the sun, feeling the soothing more and just letting the mind drift effortlessly. With that almost quiet and silence sound in the background awareness. I'm not sure you've ever done it that way. Relaxed in just that way, way listening to the peaceful quietness of water washing on the shore. Or perhaps it was a waterfall. We're just a silent place in the center of the woods, a happy memory of deep content. Or maybe it was just a dream of a place so comfortable of a place so safe that it was easy to allow the body to relax everything, to relax into a state of calm peace and effortless awareness where you become calm, content and very deeply relaxed, very deeply relaxed, very deeply relaxed. What I would like you to do now is to imagine yourself above some beautiful place, a healing place, a sanctuary place. And as I count backwards from five, using the words down and deeper, I'd like you to drift down to this place and into a very deep and peaceful state of calm and peaceful relaxation. Number five feel yourself going down, down drifting deeper and deeper. Four. Drifting down, down, drifting deeper and deeper. Three. Drifting down and down deeper, deeper, two drifting down, down deeper and deeper in one drifting down, Dan deeper and deeper and deeper. If you are now in your sanctuary place, I just ask that you imagine yourself being there as if you were actually there, and with every detail that you notice, I'd like it to take you into a deeper and deeper place of calm, you know, and peaceful. Relax ation. So you become calm, peaceful and deeply relax. Call peaceful and deeply relaxed. Call peace. Relax. Com Peaceful. Relax as you continue to breathe and to unwind and relax. I'd like you to call up your inner critic and whatever way it comes. Teoh, maybe a person, or you may be aware of your voice inside of your head, or you may be aware of someone else's voice inside your head. But however it comes to you, I'd like you to just pay attention to it, to observe it and to be aware of it. Because when you become aware of your inner critic, you then realize that you don't need to listen to it, and that puts you into a position of power and control. Take just a few moments of silence. Just observe your inner critic now as you continue to breathe and to relax. Now that you're aware of your inter critic, I'd like you to begin a conversation that and at first I want you to just listen to what it has to say. And then when your inner critic is finished speaking, I wanted to listen to what you have to say to what you need from your inner critic. And then after the two of you discussed with each other, I want you to make an agreement to do whatever it takes to create and maintain inner peace . So just take a few moments and have that discussion now with your inner critic. Yeah. Now, as you continue to breathe and to relax now that you've come to an agreement into an understanding or a place of peace and understanding with your inner critic, I'd like you to allow it to transform into something incredibly positive. It may turn into a very wonderful and positive person. It could transform this incredible, spiritually being. You could explode into color or whatever your imagination comes up with. Just allow your inner critic to transform into something positive. Now way there. And when you're in your critic has completely transformed. I would like you to allow to do one of two things, one likely either release and dissolving to float away into the ether. Or if it's appropriate, you can have a dissolve into your heart and into your mind so that you can become one with your transformed inner critic. So take a moment or two just to allow one of those two things. - Just take a moment to reflect and to be at peace with the transformation that has happened inside of you. Good to be aware of it and to recognize that it goes with you from this day forward to improve every aspect of your life. Well, we just take it and deeply for as long as you can. And when you feel like you're ready, and when you feel like you've had enough, you can slowly open your eyes and drift back in to the conscious world. - No 12. Intro - Deep Relaxation for Stress Relief Relief: Well, you know, actually, there is some good stress, so there's good stressing there's bats dress, but the good stress is related to personal growth, and it's a temporary condition. So, um, so whenever anyone has to go through a personal growth period in their life, it means they have to step outside of their bubble. So when people do that, it tends to be uncomfortable and stressful. But it's temporary. And then when you get past that initial stress your into Ah, um, or a better version of who you're meant to be, so, for instance, is like learning how to do these videos and stuff is a real stretch for me. I've never kind of done this stuff before, so I've had to step into the uncomfortable to take my game up a notch, I guess, as a healer and as doing business on the Internet. So, um, we all know what stress is, but what's the definition? Well, it's funny. You should ask that question because I just happen to have a definition of stress right here. So it's the definition of stress, which I found on the Internet states, a state that excuse me, that stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. So what that means is, is that most everybody that walks on the planet today X is experiencing some type of stress or another. And so what that means that we're all, um, experiencing adverse are very demanding circumstances. And so stress was kind of the term. Stress was kind of coined in the 20 the 20th century, Um, and so I often ask myself, How did human life get to be that way? We're all experiencing adverse conditions. So that's one of things we're trying to tackle in this class and helping people learn to relax and find more peace in their lives. It sounds like what you're telling me is some stress is good to help you perform to another level, but it's that mindless rumination that that causes causes the right, so that's a stress that lives in our minds. That may not be really maybe based on something that happened to us in the past, or maybe projecting in the future, so stress doesn't actually exist in the moment. Only our perception of stress exists of the moment. What are some of the types of this new stress. Well, some of the new stresses that were experiencing are unique to the 21st century, and one of them, for sure, is revolved around technology. So I'm actually doing a comtel air section that relates to the stresses associate with technology, but things air speeding up, we all know there speeding up, we're going through kind of an evolutionary phase Right now, we're not are only growing on the outside with our technology but Russell growing on the inside with our spirituality and then the other stress that we haven't really experienced to the extent that are experiencing now is overpopulation. So our world is exploding with people and we're competing for limited resource is so we all feel the strain and stress from that. So yes, indeed. All 18 billion of us, yeah. Are there different types of traditional? Yes. So when I talk about traditional stress, I talked about stress that this kind of historic we've all experienced it throughout the ages. But I boiled it down to essentially three types of stress and one is unavoidable stress. And so that's the stresses that we experiences by being human beings. So, you know, we get stuck in traffic. We have to pay a rant. We have take care of our kids. People get sick, family members die. And so that's the kind of stress I call. It's unavoidable stress. It's the stresses that we all get to experience just by being human beings. And so you can't really avoid that stress, but you can manage it, and so meditation is one really great way to manage it. But it also exercise some types of therapy, Um, good diet and all that kind of stuff, you know, stress reduction tools that we've all known that for so long, and then another type of stress is avoidable stress. And so this is a little more subtle, and this is a type of stress that is born of suppressed emotion from the past. So we all experienced trauma in our childhood in our past. And what happens is that if we don't experience those emotions fully, what happens is that they get suppressed into the subconscious. And then there they lie there, like living little creatures waiting to get out. And so those little emotions that are suppressed in our subconscious will start to create scenarios that they can be experienced in, so we'll start to see repeating patterns with same pain over and over again. So, for instance, um, I was kind of browbeat as a kid, so I grew up being afraid of authority. And so every time I came in contact with an authority figure, I was always afraid, and it didn't matter who the boss was, was a nice guy or a jerk. I was always afraid. So that's kind of me experiencing this level of stress, which was just something that was based into my past and actually projecting it and re creating it in my president into the future. So that's I call that avoidable stress, cause that could be healed or released through meditation or some type of hailing work. So it's a little more subtle, and it takes a little more awareness, but that can actually be dispatched. Interesting. So kind of like the same person, you know, failed relationship or yeah, or some event from the past that they're recreating subconsciously and annoyingly so. It can be related to not only relationships, but, you know, if you have troubles with finances or a community victor affect your physical health. You know, you can see it in any area where you have a repeating pattern and everybody has those. So it takes a little awareness and reflection to see those on the last stress. The 3rd 1 um, that I call ah, traditional stresses not living the life you were born toe live, and so that's also a little more subtle. It can be something you're not totally aware of. And that usually is a zai created through some type of conditioning. So, like a family, like in your family, maybe you are raised to be a lawyer cause you're on the family of lawyers. But you know, your true calling is to be a chef for a fisherman or something. And so you go out and live the family business and become this lawyer, and you're, like, totally unhappy. So So the part of the beauty of meditation is it can get you into, uh, can peel those layers away and actually help you tune into who you are as a person and hopefully encourage it to be who you are meant to be exactly. Uh uh, So meditation helps dress. Okay, so like, especially the traditional type two stressed that the first way meditation could help stress is through through your physical health. So there's lots and lots of, ah, documentation and research that's been done. That proves how relaxing in a deep level and meditating can increase your health. Some things are like a oh, it will regulate your hormones and stabilize your heart. Boost up your immune system? No. So just relaxing is like a really healthy thing to do. So that's one way we can alleviate stress. It is through relaxing deeply and managing our health in that way. So just go chasing the next thing. Well, in that speech and technology feels that so you know where everything is moving so fast right now, it's really hard to stop and slow down and de stress. Yet it's, ah, something we need to do to be healthy. It's an actual requirement, for the job is yeah, So another thing that meditation could help uh, alleviate stress is by doing the healing work from those suppressed emotions. And so when you go into a deeply relaxed or a meditative state, you can actually focus on those suppressed emotions and really effortlessly released them. And when those air gone or when their experience fully those repeating patterns will stop in the stresses that go into those repeating patterns will go with them to. So So that's another way meditation could help. And the last way is that I kind of mentioned it briefly. Is that meditation when you peel the layers of, ah away of those suppressed things from the past and you can release your conditioning through meditation? And what happens is that who you're meant to be will start to blossom, and you can start to step into the passion of, you know, the type of person you're meant to be. So with continued focus, you can actually discover yourself, don't we? All you know, is there anything I need to do for this? Well, for this meditation, um, And for anyone taking this course, what I'm gonna ask you to do for this particular meditation coming up is I'm gonna ask you to do something you've never really done before. That's I'm gonna ask you to relax and let go more than you ever have in the past. And so when you go into this meditation, it's gonna be deeper and longer than the ones in my previous courses. I'm gonna ask you to really let go. And in that letting go, we're gonna unwind the stresses that you're experiencing, um, through technology or surpassed suppressed emotion or not finding a life purpose. And then as we let go, we're gonna inject peace and calm That will hopefully with repeated listening to the meditation that that peace and calm will get integrated into the fabric of your being. So listen to the meditations, and I hope you enjoy it and have fun at the meditation. 13. Meditation - Stress Relief: hi and welcome to the meditation for releasing stress. So get yourself situated in very comfortable position where you could be undisturbed for an hour or so. And what I'm gonna do is take you into a very, very deeply relaxed state. I'm gonna ask you to do something you've never done before, and that's allow yourself to be more relaxed and happy for the best way to use this video is I would use it once a day for two weeks, a sui try to unwind the stress permanently from certain parts of your deeper psyche and then as needed. Whenever you feel like it on a regular basis, maybe once a week, once a month, it whenever you feel stressed out. So, um, and then what we're gonna do is we're going to infuse piece on a very deep level. So just prepared to relax. Unwind it to really let go for some tea peeling. So go ahead, close your eyes, take a very deep breath and allow yourself to start to relax more deeply than you ever have before. And as you begin to unwind So let go. I'd like to read you a little story. You can listen to the story. If you like to or not, it doesn't really matter. The whole purpose of this story is to help you relax. In the years of doing this kind of work, one thing I've noticed is it For some people, it could be difficult to relax or to relax much more than you ever have in the past. So as you continue to relax comfortably with your eyes closed, I wonder if you can remember a time when you're sitting on the bank of a river or a shore of lake. Our narrative see just listening to the water, listening to the way as they roll in and as they roll out, because it's very peaceful to just listen waves way washing on shore waves that go on and and just allowing your mind to drip effortlessly way as you become more and more perfectly relaxed, more deeply at ease in that silent space in the center of your being. Perhaps you've never relaxed this much before, deeply relaxed in a very peaceful way, way to sledding your mind, go drifting and drifting in an effort list state, Of course, perhaps you're having happy memories. Did contentment of a time or a place that brought you deep peace that kept you comfortable and safe and deeply secure. Because one thing I've learned over the years is that everyone has a space. They can go deep down inside a relaxing space where they can really let go of all of their cares of all of their worries of all of their concerns and just wonder and relax with those deep, peaceful waves. Way of relax, ation. Maybe it was a smooth or the calmness with effortless water washing on the shore. Perhaps you could walk in the sand, leaving gentle footprints that were later washed away without effort without worry, incomplete and absolute gate peace. Just letting go and letting it flow with the water that was washing. Sure, relax, effortless. And that piece. Relax, effortless and at peace. Calm, comfortable, underlie. And as you continue to relax with your eyes closed in a deep state of peace, I'd like you to imagine yourself if you can't above some beautiful and sacred place sanctuary. Or you can go to be peaceful and free from stress relaxed and as I count backwards from seven using the words down and deeper. I'd like you to drift down to this place to a very deep and peaceful state of calm on effortless Relax ation number seven Feel yourself going down, down drifting deeper and deeper. Six Drifting down, down deeper and deeper five Drifting down, down deeper and deeper four Drifting down, down deeper and deeper. Three drifting down and deeper, deeper and to drifting down, down deeper and deeper and one drifting down, down, down. Deeper, Deeper, Deeper. If you are now in your sanctuary place I just ask that you imagine yourself being there as if you were actually there. And with every detail that you notice, I'd like it to take you into a deeper and deeper place of calm and effort this piece. So you become more and more perfectly relaxed, more and more perfectly relaxed, more and more perfectly relaxed, very calm, very peaceful and very deeply relaxed. Very calm. Very peaceful. Very typically. Relax, case full. Relax. And as you continue toe, relax to be comfortable and at peace, I'd like you to gently focus your mind on wherever it is. You feel stress? Maybe in your head We're in your stomach. Your throat and I just want you to effortlessly focus on that stress without effort trying . And as you focus on that stress, I want you to allow it to begin to move, unwind, go you distress, swirling and effortlessly letting go. Has it releases? It may take other things with it. Things from the past with perhaps memories of stressful situations. Emotions from the past, people, circumstances, events. No, whatever it may be, just let it all go from his deeply as you can feel in your body, in your mind and in your soul deeply. Relax deeply at peace in your body, in your mind and in your soul. And as the stress begins to fade away and to dissipate, it may transform. It may change, may dissolve. It may burn up whatever it does, just allow it toe. Let go in peace, plus it and release over the next few moments in silence. Just allow the stress to continue to unwind and to release as you sink into a deeper and deeper place of calm and effortless. Relax, ation and very berry. Deep peace, calm, peace. Relax Well, - now , as you continue to relax and remain in deep peace And as the stress continues to unwind and let go and release, there's something that's just outside of your awareness that's about to enter into your awareness and what it iss. It's a feeling or a vibration or a sensation, a very, very deep peace, and I'd like you to be aware of that. Now pay close attention to where you feel it in your body or even outside of your body, and allow it to slowly begin to work its way. The center of your heart. We're in the center of your chest. Just gently place your awareness there on this piece. It may feel like Warren or tingling sensations or light kissed each piece. Whatever it ISS, I want you to allow that sensation and that energy to start to grow and to expand into deep , so begins to penetrate every cell of your body incredibly deep peace so you can actually feel it. You could feel it starting to integrate into the fabric of your being becoming part of who you are. Deep peace, deeply relaxed, expanding and radiating out from the center in the core of your being, moving into every cell of your body, working its way up for your upper body into your head. Your brain. We can actually feel this piece extending up through the top of your head into the energy piece itself and at the same time expands through the lower part of your body down through your torso in your legs, the tips of your toes and then down your arm tips of your fingers so that your entire being is this incredibly deep state of peace. And I just asked that you be aware of this feeling in this sensation for a few moments in silence as it deepens and integrates into being deep permanent peace and that just continue to breathe, to relax, to enjoy these incredible feelings of peace that go with you now very center of your being , to be with you permanently to enhance the quality of your life in every way. Let's continue to bring. Relax an incredible piece. There's no hurry at all. Take your time to enjoy this peace, and when you feel like you're ready, there's no hurry. Take your time. You feel like the time is right. Even slowly open your eyes and gently drift back in a peaceful look . You 14. Intro - Age Regression: Hello and look into the lecture on the introduction to the age regression meditation. It's not always necessary, but there are times when finding the root cause to a problem can produce enormous therapeutic benefit. So what we'll do is we'll start by relaxing deeply. And then when you've identified your emotion of interest, you'll imagine yourself going back in time to the first time when you experienced it. If nothing comes what's okay? Then you can just pretend, and then when you get there, will ask the question. Is this a new feeling or a familiar feeling? I felt before Now, at that point you have to do is trust your answer. And if your answer is I felt it before, then we'll continue to go back in time, and we'll repeat the process until the answer is This feeling is new, which means you'll be at the first time it ever happened. And you may end up somewhere you never expected, like in your crib or in your mother's womb or some place that makes no sense. So don't worry about those details, but just trust the process, and then, once we've identified, the initial event will simply release the emotion and allow it to dissolve into the past. Then we'll continue to relax and observe the emotion until it's gone. Okay, so that's it for the lecture on the age regression meditation. Now let's go to the meditation now and do some healing. I'll see you there. 15. Meditation - Age Regression: Hello and welcome to the meditation on age. Aggression in this meditation will be going deep into the subconscious to heal and to release initial causes of stress, which may be related to chronic stress or in situations where you may find yourself having repeating patterns of stress. So what I'd like you to do before we begin is to recall a time in the recent past when you're in a stressful situation, just be there now as if you're actually there and take just a moment and pay attention to where you feel the stress in your body. Okay, now you can let it go, and we'll come back to that stress later in the meditation. So go ahead, get yourself comfortable and situated with your spine straight. Take a deep breath, close your eyes and will begin to relax. So let's start by taking a deep breath and begin to calm the mind. And as you begin to relax and let yourself go, and as you begin to sink into a state a very deep peace, imagine yourself floating on a cloud or maybe floating on an air mattress in a very comforting and very still lake or a warm and common swimming pool. Just relax. Floating into a state of extremely deep peace. There are no cares and no concerns. As your body becomes so light, it feels as if it has disappeared completely relaxed, calm and deeply. Eddie's piece tranquil. Sorry and rest ful in a very deeply relaxed and comfortable state of mind askew. Breathe as you relax as you let go, trusting deeper into a state of calm and very deep peace. What I would like you to do now is to imagine yourself above some beautiful place, a healing place, a sanctuary place. As I count backwards from five. Using the words down and deeper, I'd like you to drift down to this place and into a very deep and peaceful state of calm and peaceful relaxation. Number five feel yourself going down, down drifting deeper and deeper. Four Drifting down, down, drifting deeper and deeper. Three Drifting down, down deeper, deeper, two drifting down, down deeper, deeper and one drifting down, down deeper and deeper and deeper. If you are now in your sanctuary place, I just ask that you imagine yourself being there as if you were actually there and with every detail that you notice. I'd like it to take you into a deeper and deeper place of calm and peaceful. Relax, ation. So you become calm, peaceful and deeply. Relax. Call peaceful and deeply relaxed. Calm, peaceful. Relax, call. Peaceful. Relax. So as you continue to breathe, does you continue to relax? What I'd like you to do now is to call up your emotion of interest just allowed to come into your awareness. So it's overwhelming. Just so has your complete and full attention pay attention to where you feel it in your body. Now, when that emotion has your complete and full attention gonna ask you to drift back in time to the very first time that you experience this emotion. So using your imagination going with your first impression, I'd like you to go there. Now Just allow yourself to be in that situation. Pay attention to how old you are you're with and what's happening. And I'd like you to be in that experience fully. And as you're in that past experience, I'd like you to ask yourself the question. Is this the first time I felt this feeling or is this a familiar feeling? I felt before and just go with your first impression in answer to that question. If your answer is this is the first time I felt this feeling. Go ahead and stay here. But if this is a familiar feeling that you felt before, I'm gonna ask you to drift back in time once again going to the very first time that you experience this emotion. Then when you get there, I want you to be in the experience fully as if you were actually there. And I want you to ask yourself the question one more time. Just the first time I felt this feeling. Where is this a familiar feeling I felt before. I can go with your first impression to that answer. If this is the first time he felt this feeling, you could stay right here. If it's a familiar feeling you felt before just gonna continue to drift back in time one more time, drift back to the very first time that you experience that feeling. Look, go ahead. Take another deep breath and I want you to be in this past experience that as if you were actually there, pay attention to the details attention to who you're with. Pay attention to what's happening, and I want you to observe it in a slightly detached way. And as that emotion comes up, I want you to release it back into the past. So just allow that emotion to rise up and out of your body, to dissolve, to transform or to explode into color. But just allow it to drift into the past. Releasing the past, releasing the past, releasing the past and just take a few moments in silence and allow this experience to run its course, releasing emotions into the past. - Now , as you continue to breathe and to relax, just allow the release process to continue and to gently and successfully come to a conclusion to run its full course. And then when you're ready, you can take your time. There's no hurry, but I'd like you to relive this experience again. Except this time I wanted to turn out the way you wanted it to turn out. Maybe you have the perfect parents there to support. You were the perfect people. Maybe it was a perfect situation where you're totally supported and just wrapped an unconditional love. So it turns out feeling incredibly wonderful. Even more than you could imagine. There may be. People are circumstances, events too deeply support you and love you through this whole process. So just take a few moments to go through that process, and I want you to pay very close attention to how wonderful it feels. Have the situation turned out the way you wanted it to? Maybe even more than you can imagine. Just to let allow that experience to unfold in front of you now, No, no. - Now , as you continue to breathe and to relax to sink deeply into this experience, I want you to pay very close attention to the positive feelings and sensations that you've created in this moment and allow those to sink deeply into the fabric of who you are into the very essence of your being and deeply into your subconscious. So these feelings will go with you permanently from the state, forward to shape and to enhance the quality of your life in every way possible and imaginable. So soak it all in, take it in as deeply as you can. There's absolutely no hurry. And when you feel ready but and when you feel like it's time you can slowly open your eyes . Oh, and gently drift back in to the conscious world. 16. Bonus: Hello and congratulations on finishing the course. I hope you got more out of the class than you anticipated and you're on the road to the best version of you in case you didn't notice. There are some fabulous music in this course. In most of my meditations, I use music by Richard Tyler from his album fathoms. I also used in my contemplations music from Ben sound.com. And there's a few spots where I used yoga meditation by Eric cartel. Also, don't forget, our academy offers numerous other courses on a variety of topics, including more multi-day healing programs for depression, stress, anger, anxiety, on worthiness, and much ADH Academy. So please check those out right here on this platform. If you enjoyed this course to the point of where you'd like to share with others. Our Academy offer certification courses in the magical modalities of hypnotherapy and energy healing. So please give those that look to. 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