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Guided Mindfulness Meditation for Technology Distraction

teacher avatar Joseph Drumheller, Leading Meditation, Healing & Education

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Meet Joseph

    • 2. Lecture, Distracted to Self-connected

    • 3. Contemplation, Technology Distraction

    • 4. Meditation, Distracted to Self-connected

    • 5. Bonus

    • 6. Extra - The Purpose of Meditation

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About This Class

It’s no surprise to anyone that in the 21st century we’ve become a distracted species. Technology has completely taken us over.  Just look at us now. We’re interacting on an electronic medium. And as great as that is, we’re also losing a lot in the process.  Technology is a major two-edged sword.

Guided Mindfulness Meditation for Technology Distraction is a focused meditation course, to help you deeply regain your sense of self, that often get pirated by technology. The intended outcome of the course is to provide a lasting and deep connection with the wonderfully profound center of your being.

The meditation in this course is not a casual meditation. It’s a full-on healing session, to align you with the person you are meant to be. Healing energy is transmitted in this meditation and your intent involvement is required to gain the maximum benefit.

Course material will be presented through video lecture, text summary, homework contemplation, and guided meditation.  Students will come away feeling better, with a profound sense of inner awareness, and meditation tools they can use in the for the rest of their lives.

The course will include:

  •  Implementing deep relaxation as the foundation for all meditation.
  •  A lecture discussing the current issues arising from technology use and how meditation can help balance your day-to-day life.
  • A printed summary.
  • A contemplative homework activity.

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.   The meditation will also 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:

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 provide a comfortable place to begin a new practice or gain deeper insights to 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 informative about getting started at home meditation. I am excited to dive into Joseph’s course!  Kari Moore

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

Meet Your Teacher

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Joseph Drumheller

Leading Meditation, Healing & Education


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. Meet Joseph: Hello. My name is Joseph Drumheller, and I am your instructor for this course would like to start off by thanking you for your interest in this course and extending you a very warm welcome. So please allow me to introduce myself just a little bit further. I've been working in the worlds of meditation and healing since 1991. I started off as a clinical hypnotherapist, then later evolved into what I would call an energy healer. And I really honed my chops as a healer When I spent six years working in a cancer radiation treatment facility using meditation and healing techniques to help cancer patients. I'm also a four time award winning author on the topics of meditation, healing and spirituality. So any time if you get stuck in this course I have a question. Please don't hesitate to contact me because I love asking questions for my students. So thanks once again for your interest in this course. Now let's go to class and I'll see you there 2. Lecture, Distracted to Self-connected: So what I really wanted to do on this one is I really wanted to touch on a really big problem that we're facing these days is that we're really good becoming distracted and dissociated from one another with technology. So technology is this incredible thing. It's like I'm, I'm able to teach a class, go globally, you know, by the law, sitting in my basement and talking about healing and meditation. Which is great. I'm connecting with people all over the world. But on the other hand, it's like I'm in my house all day by myself, you know? So it's like it's a real two-edged sword when you're making wonderful connections with people, but you're isolated and disconnected and even worse would becoming distracted. And it's going to be really interesting to see how this next-generation comes up is going to deal with it because there are some real problems that are associated with it. So so would you say that we're evolving as humanity? Are we evolving? I say absolutely yes. And so what's happening now is that on the external world, what we're seeing is a major evolution in our technology. So everyone knows what that is. But on the inside there's kind of a parallel universe that is accompanying that, that explosion in technology. And what's going on inside of us is that we're going to a spiritual evolution or spiritual awakening. And so in the past, the people that were allowed to, like, I guess allowed to be awarded, you could use to experience the higher vibrations of spirituality where people who dedicated their lives to it went through extensive training. So that would be like the gurus and the monks and the priests. But what's happening now, as we're evolving as humanities, that those spiritual realms are more available. Regular people like me and you. And so we're evolving on the outside and we're evolving on the inside also. So that's why things like mindfulness and meditation and yoga and all that stuff becoming really popular right now. Because people are tuned into it. Very true. What are some challenges that technology presents? Well, the biggest one that we're all aware of, the technology is moving at a rate that nobody can keep up with. So that creates an inherent stresses with that. So it just seems to be going faster and faster. You know, like Raul, bunch of lemmings for the nearest clear. And also there's this gap of information between the nose and the nose knots. So there's a friend of mine who's like, he owns his own IT company. He had designs webpages and so he's kinda up on the Silicon Valley and all that kinda stuff. And he says that the gap of information between people who work in the industry and people who are don't. That gap is accelerating. Also it, So he said, it's getting so far. We're getting so far removed from the nose in the nose, not that we're starting to event technology to run our technology. And we're also starting to see stuff like that, like cars that can drive themselves. And so there's great in some ways, but it has, you know, there's kind of a yin-yang effect to it that it has some drawbacks to it also. So what's happening is that as everything becomes automated, humanity itself is becoming somewhat obsolete. So we're becoming victims of our own technology in a way, we're getting outsourced. Humidity will be out of a job. Yes, it will matter anymore in a 100 years. What about the stress and the pressure technology is creating that probably has something to do with what you just yeah, so, you know, everyone knows that things are accelerating beyond what anybody can keep up with. Yet there's kind of this expectation that we do keep up with it. So everyone's like running on the treadmill faster and faster, trying to keep up with technology and changes happening so rapidly that it's crazy. So I remember when I was working as a geologist ten years ago, probably 25 percent of my time on my job, which was put on top of me. Kinda like the unwritten rules that I had to keep up with the technology. So I was constantly trying to learn technology that I didn't know how to use, that nobody knew how to use, you know, in the company has just thrown at us, we have to use it and we have to try and keep up with it. And yes, I do have trainings and things, but even the training people didn't know how that technology fully worked. And so it was really stressful. And so I think a lot of people are experienced in that continually. Just as technology continues to go faster, we're expected to keep up yet we really can because it's out of our hands. Yeah. It is. It's beyond our human. It's beyond what we can keep up with. So, yeah, so that, that there's one challenge, another challenge that we're facing or pressure and stress that technology is creating a set. The workforce is changing. And so, you know, back in my dad's kinda raised when I was young that, you know, you get a good job, you get a good education and you work for retirement, you save your money, you get the gold watch Waiting for at the end. Those days are gone and so not never to be seen again. So what's happening now is that the workforce is changing to a contractor workforce. And so people are working by the nanosecond essentially and so that no one has security in that. So that's, that's kind of another pressure that technology has created. Imagine we're also disconnecting from other people in this whirlwind of technology. Yeah, so this course I'm teaching is wonderful. Like I said, I get to work with people face to face or not face to face. Do I get to work with them from phone to phone or computer to computer. And I've and I've also recently just made two children's books, which had been wonderful. And the illustrators that I worked with, I haven't never talked to either of them. It's all been on e-mail and through technology websites. And even though it's been great, It's like there's a real disconnect there. You know, I've never really personally connected with the people that I've worked with. And I think that's happening a lot right now. So you have the face-to-face time is like it's decreasing quite rapidly, which is kind of a shame. And then, you know, kinda like the worst-case scenario we came at hide behind our technology, like create false persona's and scams and all that kinda stuff. So those things, that, those things have existed throughout history also, it makes the world gets smaller and smaller. You can work with people in all parts of the world. Never really had that same bond that you were someone that were yeah, or someone that you share an experience with personally. Even though it's kinda strange, you know, it's, it's kinda it's like it's like 1.5 of a step removed. It's like mean pen pals. Yeah, I'm sure we're all getting addicted to this technology. Well, the thing with technology is that it stimulates our brains. And so it gets our brains to speed up its invigorating, it's exciting, but it's also very addicting. And we're not even aware of the consequences yet. So when I was born, I was born in the year 2005 BC. So 25 years before computers. And now kids are being born with cell phones in their hands. And so, you know what's going to be like for them in 10 or 20 years as it become more dissociated and more distracted. You know, will they, how are they going to have to deal with it? And it's good because it's going to be their world and their issues to deal with just like my culture and my age group had its own to so and so I read somewhere on the internet. So it must be true that the average person looks at their phone or a 100 times a day. So, you know, how many times have you gone out to lunch or dinner with somebody and they spend half their time on their phone. So we're losing touch with each other. So and then I have a story about a friend of mine who I would go kayaking with and he has a son who is owning must be pushed in theory now. But when he was about 25, when his son was 25, they lost contact with them. They didn't know where he was and they didn't know if he was alive. And so it was quite distressful for them, but they finally connected with them. But it was like a year, a year later. And he was living in a basement apartment and he was playing a video game. He's playing interactive video game with all these people from all over the world. And he didn't come out of the basement for like literally a year and a half and they had to do an intervention on him just to get them out. So that's kind of an extreme example, but that stuff does happen, you know? Sure. Yeah. Yeah. So what can help us be overstimulated from technology? Okay, so, so takes a little self-control and a little discipline, but one thing we can do for sure is to meditate. And so when we meditate, we disengage with that external electronic world and we focus in ourselves. Now you can meditate using technology, you know. But hopefully instead of focusing on the technology itself, you're using technology to help you go inwards. So for instance, this class, people that students are going to be using technology to access the inner parts of themselves. And so just wanna make sure to not focus on the technology, but to focus on what's going on inside of you, that's where meditation can be extremely helpful. Meditation's timeless too, so it's existed since people had existed. Another thing too, that there's really great to get away from technology a little bit as to go out in nature. So nature operates at a much different vibration at different energy cycles than electronic gadgetry does. And so we are born of that. We are from this planet, so we naturally gravitate and vibrate with those natural rhythmic cycles. And so one way to kind of balance out the technology thing is to go back and be in that. You don't have to do Robinson Caruso, but it's like, you know, it is, it's a really great way to balance out the overstimulated from technology. So and nature is as far away as, as looking up at the sky. And you can do that even in a city. Another thing to do is to read, to read books, or get engaged in storytelling, especially at highly encouraged people to read to their children. Because what happens is when you read a book or tell a story is that you're, you're engaging your imagination in a way that you can't with technology. So technology when you're watching a video or something, you don't have to use your imagination at all, it's just being fed to you. So when you get into storytelling and to reading, then you're using a part of your brain that's, that's really good place to use. And you can kinda get away from that stimulus of technology that's become dormant. It has. So hopefully we won't lose storytelling, you know, and hopefully it doesn't all go video. So because it's a very human thing and it really connects us with one another. So hopefully that will make a comeback. Also, I encourage any type of non-electronic activity, so I like to work with my hands ice to build boats a lot. And so that was a really great way to disengage from the electronic stimulus. You know, you kinda, when you do those kind of things, you're really connecting with getting connected back into yourself. So that's great. And then the last thing that I can find really stimulating to, to kind of balance out the technology thing is Tet, interact with people one-on-one, or even in a group, but where there's no technology. So you have conversations with people who actually look them in the eyes and just hang out with people without phones just even if it's for like 10 minutes. Yeah. What should I do for this notation? This meditation doesn't require anything special, but just be willing to go into a really deep state, even though we'll be using technology. But to really not focus on the technology. And I'm going to take us into an experience where you're going to touch on the center of who you are as a person. So to reconnect with who you are and not to be habit focused on the external world. And so there's a very magic energy that we all possess in there. And so we're going to connect up with that. Great. Alright, So see at the meditation. 3. Contemplation, Technology Distraction: Let's begin by slowing down the mind, take a few di slow breaths and let the cares and concerns of the day melt away. - Take a moment to reflect. How many needless hours a day do you spend on your phone, social media, your computer or some other electronic device? Do you notice on addictive quality about it is the amount of time you spend on your technology you know, one with your values and higher aspects of your being. No quality time away from technology. Improve your connection to others to yourself or to the planet on which we live. - Imagine a few activities that don't require Elektronik technology that you could partake in that would increase the quality of your life way. Imagine what your life would be like if you were in control of your technology instead of the other way around. Enjoy that feeling in a deep state of inner peace. No 4. Meditation, Distracted to Self-connected: Hello and welcome to the meditation. Distracted to self connected. Technology is wonderful thing. It speeds up our minds. It's invigorating, It's exciting, It's very creative. But it can also be flat out addicting and distract us from who we truly are as people and disconnect us from the world that's around us. So in this meditation, what we're going to do is we're going to visit our overactive mind that we're going to really unwind that, slow it down and let it go. And then in each and every one of us, there is a center in the core of our being that's very alive. It's very dynamic, and it's really the essence of who we are. So we're going to tap into that. And then because that part of us resonate naturally with nature, we'll do a little visualization to connect into nature, which will hopefully ground us into the center of our being and open us up to the creative force or the life force as it is. So go ahead, get yourself situated in a nice comfortable position. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath and we'll begin to relax. So as you begin to relax and to unwind. And to let go. I'd like to read you a little story. You're welcome to listen to the store if you'd like. But the whole purpose of the story is just to help you relax. So just listen to my voice. Take a deep breath and we'll begin to let go. So as you're relaxing with your eyes closed, and as you go deeper into a meditative state, I'd like you to take your time because I really wouldn't want you to relax too quickly. It's just easier to pay attention to your body. Perhaps paying attention to your head as it starts to unwind and relax. Or perhaps as your arms and your legs begin to feel heavy. As you Bree. And continue to listen to the sound of my voice, to the sounds far away, to the sounds in nearby. As each of those sounds take you into a more and more deeply relaxed state of mind. Perhaps you've already started to let go and to drift down into very deep peace. Relaxing the mind, and relax in the body. People at sometime in their lives have quietly sat down at night around a fire. Just watching the flames dance. Watching them Flickr, perhaps hearing a pop and watching the smoke. As it drifts into this guy. Very calm, very peaceful, and very relaxed. And as you drift away, like smoke from a fire. You may begin to dream away. As your thoughts drift. As your mind wanders. And as your soul becomes more and more perfectly relaxed. And you may not listen to everything I say. As you continue. More relaxed, more peaceful, and more deeply ID. And you may start to notice the small changes that are barely noticeable. As you continue to relax. Like the slowing of your breath or the rhythm of your heart, or the relaxation of the muscles in your face. Because every part of your body can begin to enjoy the deep sensations of relaxation. And if you take a stone and throw it out into a pond, it will create ripples. Generating out from its center. Calm, peaceful ripples. As the stone gently float down to the bottom of the tool. Drifting down, drifting down, slowly floating down. Or nothing is disturbed. And everything is at peace. At the bottom of the quiet, calm pool. And you can relax comfortably, reflect upon your life in a certain way. As you continue to rely more deeply, more effortlessly, and more peacefully, then you ever have before. And as you continue to Bree and to unwind and relax. I'd like you to imagine yourself above some beautiful place, a healing place, a sanctuary place. And as I count backwards from seven, using the words down and deeper, I'd like you to drift down to this place into a very deep and peaceful state of calm and effortless relaxation. Number 7, feel yourself going down, down, drifting deeper and deeper. Six, drifting down, down, drifting deeper and deeper. Five, drifting down, down, drifting deeper and deeper. And for drifting down. Down, deeper and deeper. 3, drifting down, down, drifting deeper and deeper. Into drifting down, down, drifting deeper and deeper. N1 drifting down, down and down, deeper and deeper and deeper. If you are now in your sanctuary, a place. And 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 effortless relax. And 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. And very deeply relaxed. Calm, peaceful. Relaxed. Calm. Peaceful. Relaxed. And as you continue to breathe and to relax, I'd like you to remember a time when you are overwhelmed or very distracted with technology, overwhelmed with electronics. And I'd like you to actually pretend that you're there now as if you are actually, they're feeling the feeling of overwhelm or deeply distracted. And I want you to pay very close attention to where you feel. Those sensations in your body. Perhaps it's in your head, or in your stomach, or wherever it is. And I want you to pay close attention to those sensations. Perhaps it feels like uncomfortable electricity, rapidly spinning sensation, pulsing, whatever it is. And relax. And as you continue to experience those sensations, as you continue to relax deeply, I'd like you to do now is to let those sensations go into field then releasing from your body almost as if a magnet pulling them out of your body. So the dielectric feelings of being overwhelmed or stressed or distracted, released from your body. As deeply as you can feel in your body and your mind and in your soul. And as you continue to release those sensations. Other things may release as well. There may be electronic devices. Events from the past, opportunities that have been missed, connections with people that have been missed. And just allow those things to drift away, field and leaving your body without effort, without stress. Just let it all go and allow the accelerating and the pressure of a world in motion. Just allow it to drift off for a time. And allow yourself to be free of that distraction. Net that acceleration. That's your mind continues to slow down, continue to SAW, to dissolve entirely. And so for just a few moments, I'd like you to continue that releasing process in silence and just allow this process to work for you as you deeply relax. Now as you continue to breathe and relax. And to allow the distraction. Overwhelming list and acceleration as that continues to let go. I'd like you to gently shift your focus and to the very center of your being, into the core of your being somewhere between your heart and your stomach. And to the very center of who you are, to the very core of european, just focus on that area for a while. Just a moment. And there's something about to enter your awareness that's just outside of your awareness. And what it is. It's the true essence of who you are as a human being. It's the unique high-energy of you. And like you to focus on that as you begin to become aware of that. And the center of your being, you may feel movement. May be like a golden ball of energy that's brightly illuminated. And allow yourself to be aware of that. Or just imagine or pretend it and to begin to feel it inside of your body. This is the true energy of who you are as a person. Feel movement, may feel tingling sensations or warm. The chest deep piece. Whatever it is. Just to relax and enjoy experiencing is present. Now as you continue to experience the essence of who you are. You can, I'd like you to imagine yourself in a place or in a setting that's in nature. For me, the big trees or a stream or waterfall or in a metal or whatever it is. And I want you to feel that pulsing and that rhythm of inside of you. And feel how that is connected to the rhythm of the natural world that operates at the same frequency of the rainbow, of the sunset, of the star. The trees and the plants and the animals. Water. And just allow those to resonating vibrations from nature and from yourself begin to resonate and harmony. Very slow pulsing vibration. So that nature is actually feeding the essence of who you are. And as you continue to focus on the core of your b and that energy or that light that's within you. I'd like you to allow that energy to start to grow and to expand, to intensify, and to move into every cell of your body. So your entire body is illuminated, radiating out from your core so that you are a light being illuminated intensified. And you can actually feel this illumination in this slide extending down from your feet and into the core of the earth. So you're actually connecting into the center of the earth. Feeling very grounded, very stable, very secure. At the same time. This light shoots up through the top of your head and connects to the energy of life itself. So that from the heavens through your body, through your core, down into the center of the Earth. You're incredibly connected to the essence of who you are surrounded by an incredible setting in nature. So just continue to breathe and relax. And to really enjoy the sensation of connecting and tear on energy into the rhythm of who you are. And to know that you can visit this anytime. Simply by slowing down and being aware of it. And just continue to breathe. You continue to relax. And when you are ready. And there's absolutely no hurry whatsoever. But when you feel like you're done, you can slowly open your eyes and gently and peacefully drift back in the conscious world. 5. Bonus: Hello and congratulations on finishing the course. I hope you've got more out of the class than you anticipated. I also wanted to extend my most sincere thanks. Without you, I wouldn't be here. So if you're interested in taking healing and self-discovery further, allow me to personally guide you through my coaching and meditation program. These private and customize sessions are specially designed for you to have breakthrough moment on your path to fulfillment and wholeness. I will personally guide you and support you every step of the way to bring you to the very best version of you. And don't forget my Academy. J-th academy offers numerous other courses on a variety of topics, including multi-day hypnotherapy programs and guided meditation courses. Also, if you've ever considered becoming certified as a clinical hypnotherapist or an energy healer to start a meaningful new career. Or as personal enrichment course, or to add tools to your existing profession than our certification courses lead you into the mastery of your own spiritual talent. And of course, you can find all this on the j-th Academy website. At j-th academy dot Joseph On a side note, there was some fabulous music in this course. In most of my meditations, I use music by Richard Tyler from his album fathoms and the contemplations. I use free clips from Ben And there are a few spots where I used yoga meditation by Eric cartel. So many thanks to them and they're wonderful music. As you continue along your path of growth and enrichment. Please remember, I am here for your questions and comments on the topics of hypnotherapy, Meditation, healing, and spirituality. So please don't hesitate to contact me at anytime. So thanks once again for enrolling. I'm honored to have you as a student and I hope to see you in another class soon. 6. Extra - The Purpose of Meditation: I think this is great. This is great. This is life, man. We're doing life right now, so I know nothing. Meditation will bring passion into your life. So doing this, this passion. So this is We love what we're doing right? And so that's a direct reflection of hooking into because meditation is about helping you be who you are. So it's not about trying to be something else. It's about being who you are to the highest capacity that you're capable. And that's where Joy comes in. So that's where this is heading. That's where meditation is heading. It's heading Teoh Joy to being yourself. Yeah, it's what it's what it's all about. That's the bottom line. It's not about Nirvana, where maybe Nirvana is being yourself. I don't know, I don't know. But it's like taking the mystical out of it. You know, the mysteriousness and that meditation is about being who you are. Everyone and everyone is here to be something specific. You know, maybe people have all sorts of things we're gonna do in their life. But people are born with certain personality types are born from certain cultures. They're here to do something that's uniquely them. And meditation could help get them there on that track.