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How to Make and Sell Online Meditation Courses, Part 1

teacher avatar Joseph Drumheller, Leading Meditation, Healing & Education

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Lessons in This Class

32 Lessons (1h 54m)
    • 1. Promo

      2:16
    • 2. Quality, Quality, Quality

      2:30
    • 3. The Checklist

      1:14
    • 4. Introduction to Basic Equipment

      1:02
    • 5. Cameras

      2:42
    • 6. Microphones

      2:35
    • 7. Software

      1:00
    • 8. Introduction to Photo Booth

      2:14
    • 9. Introduction to iMovie

      4:00
    • 10. Teleprompters

      4:33
    • 11. External Hard Drives

      2:55
    • 12. Recording Studio Basics

      3:39
    • 13. Know What's Not Allowed

      1:54
    • 14. Finding Your Niche

      2:52
    • 15. Choosing a Title

      2:32
    • 16. The Outline

      1:34
    • 17. File Storage

      2:16
    • 18. Content for the Promo

      1:59
    • 19. Content for the Introduction

      1:14
    • 20. Writing Lecture Transcripts

      2:01
    • 21. Content for the Bonus Video

      1:20
    • 22. Assignments

      1:53
    • 23. Resource Filles, Course Transcripts & Ebooks

      1:38
    • 24. Structural Parts of a Meditation

      1:44
    • 25. The Four Types of Meditation

      3:28
    • 26. Exercise - Progressive Relaxation

      10:39
    • 27. Sample - The Five Minute Meditation

      8:53
    • 28. Sample - The 10 Minute Meditation

      9:31
    • 29. Sample - The 15+ Minute Meditation

      17:30
    • 30. Writing Contemplation Scripts

      1:51
    • 31. Sample - Contemplation

      6:09
    • 32. Bonus

      2:10
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Hello and Welcome to How to Make and Sell Online Meditation Courses, Part 1. Over the last several years, there has been an explosion in the popularity of online courses. Collectively, we are also in the midst of an unprecedented evolution in human consciousness. If you have been interested in creating and selling online meditation courses, the time has never been more ripe. People are hungry for you to share your gift.

This course is the first part of a two-part series, where I'll systematically walk you through a step-by-step process. You'll be amazed at how easy and inexpensive creating your own online meditation courses can be.

In this course you will learn:

  1. The Preliminaries to consider, including CHOOSING A PLATFORM, the need for QUALITY, and using a TASK CHECKLIST.

  2. About very simple and inexpensive EQUIPMENT.

  3. How to set up your HOME RECORDING STUDIO.

  4. The necessary PREPARATION to think about before you start writing your course.

  5. About writing captivating LECTURE and MEDITATION SCRIPTS.

  6. You'll also receive a 31-page Ebook of COURSE TRANSCRIPTS, filled with numerous examples and references.

Although experience in leading meditations will be helpful, there are no prerequisites for this course. However, you will need a Macintosh or Apple Computer with the apps Photo Booth and iMovie, which come installed on most Mac Computers.

When you complete this course, you will come away with the first step of knowledge necessary to begin creating full-length meditation courses. It's fun, gratifying, and anyone with a computer can do it. You'll also be delightfully surprised when students start buying your courses.

So please join me on this invigorating journey of creating your online meditation courses. Thanks for your interest. Now let's go to class.

What students are saying

Top Course, an Absolute Best! Positive and Inspiring. Very clear and precise information, easy to follow, and to retain. Hands-on teaching at its best! Bravo Joseph! Carmen Sauciuc

This is a lovely course to do. There's something magical about these meditations. Thank you. Gerardine Lemercier

…I wanted to tell you that I’ve taken a lot of online courses & yours are some of the best I’ve come across… Lauren Carter

…the meditations are next-level awesome. Courtney Seard

This course was delivered in a simple to follow fashion. I especially enjoyed the meditations and feel as though I really connected with and was able to truly feel a presence and full-body energy vibrations from each of them. This is a huge plus for me! So many courses and meditations out there that you end up not really connecting with and you leave feeling empty or dissatisfied with. This was not the case with this course. If you are in the early stages of a spiritual journey that you give this a try. You need to be connected with yourself and in the right frame of mind and this course walks you through each stage clearly and with easy to follow exercises. So worth it! Kevin Dickens

Drumheller asks me to go deep right off. He is gentle in his delivery, providing a safe space for me to resolve stuff I thought I had taken care of. I am looking forward to the rest of the course. Susy Goins

Excellent clarification and just amazing. Wow!! Mollie Shannon Rama

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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 how to make and sell online meditation courses, Part One. Over the last several years, there's been an explosion in the popularity of online courses. And collectively, we're also in the midst of an unprecedented evolution in human consciousness. If you ever been interested in creating and selling online meditation courses, the time has never been more ripe. Hello, I'm Joseph Drumheller. I've been working in the world of meditation and healing since 1991. And over the past two years, I've made close to 40 online courses. And much to my unexpected and pleasant surprise, online course sales now make up the bulk of my monthly income. And I'm here to tell you if I can do it. So can you. This course is the first part of a two-part series where I'll systematically walk you through a step-by-step process. You'll be amazed at how easy and inexpensive creating your own online meditation courses can be. In this course, you'll learn the preliminaries to consider, such as the need for quality and using a task checklist. You'll also learn about simple and inexpensive equipment and how to set up your own home recording studio. And then you'll learn about writing captivating lecture and meditation scripts. And you'll also receive a 31 page ebook Of course transcripts filled with numerous examples and references. There are no prerequisites for this course. However, you will need a Macintosh or Apple computer with the apps, Photo Booth, and iMovie, which come installed on most Mac computers. When you complete this course, you will come away with the first step of knowledge necessary to begin creating full length meditation courses. It's fun, it's gratifying, and anyone with a computer can do it. And you'll be delighted and surprised when your students start buying your courses. So please join me on this invigorating journey of creating your own online meditation courses. Thanks for your interest. Now let's go to class. 2. Quality, Quality, Quality: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled quality. Quality, quality. As you start to think about creating your courses, I'd like you to keep one concept permanently planted in the front of your mind. And that is, you must create quality. What is the one attribute that's going to make your courses stand out from the tens of thousands of other online courses. I'll tell you in one word. It's called quality. Your presence and content must be something of value, otherwise people simply won't buy it. There is no substitute for quality. That means everything you use and everything you do from your electronic equipment to the videos you produce, must be the best you can possibly do. And if you hold to that standard, you will attract followers. I also want to reiterate that producing quality does not mean it has to be expensive, especially with meditation courses. However, it does mean that you must pay attention to details such as sound and video quality. The length of your lectures, providing meaningful content, spelling, adding resources, and engaging with your audience. So here's a little exercise I'd like you to try and browse around on a platform. You would like to have your courses on, check out the competition. And as you do, ask yourself this question, which courses would I buy? And after you've answered that question, ask one more question. Why would I buy those courses? And I guarantee you the answer, it will be quality. And after you've made a commitment to creating quality, all you have to do at that point is be yourself. Your future students are not looking for someone who has rich and famous. They're looking for someone who is knowledgeable, competent, honest, loving, and sincere. And they want you to lead them in their personal and spiritual growth. Are you up to the task? Are you willing to be the best you can possibly be? I know I am, and I hope you will be too. Okay, that's it for the lecture on quality. Let's go to the next lecture now, and I'll see you there. 3. The Checklist: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled the checklist. There are many steps you'll need to take to successfully complete and publish your online courses. In the beginning. It can be somewhat daunting. Furthermore, our platforms are differ and how much they'll guide you through the process. If you get confused at some point, that's normal. So to make it easy, I've created a checklist. Just go through it one step at a time and check off completed items as you go. If you break the process down into small and effortless steps, the task, or seem far less overwhelming. In fact, you may feel very gratified as you work your way through your list of accomplishments. So I've attached the checklist as a separate resource file and you can also find it in the course transcripts. So please download it and use it for your convenience. I hope it helped streamline the creation of your courses. And don't forget, I'm here for your questions. 4. Introduction to Basic Equipment: Hello and welcome to the lecture on the introduction to basic equipment. I hope I've already got the point across that to create quality videos that people will pay for, doesn't need to cost a lot of money. And you don't need to be a computer whiz. In the following lectures, I'll be showing you the simple electronic equipment that I use. Most of it is very straightforward and user-friendly, and some of it's even free. So if you already have an Apple computer, your initial investment can be easily less than a $100. So please don't be intimidated, especially if you're not a techno savvy person. If I can do it. So can you okay, that's it for our little electronic peptide. Ok. Now let's go see what toys you'll need. I'll see you there. 5. Cameras: Hello and welcome to the lecture on cameras. In the following video clip, I'll give you a brief introduction to the basic types of cameras I used to create my online videos. They are the cell phone, the built-in laptop camera, an external camera that plugs into your laptop. So let's take a look. Hello, and welcome to the lecture entitled cameras. So I am not a photographer or professional video guy in any way, shape, or form. But I wanted to show you the cameras that I use. It worked really well for me. And the first one is just from my MacBook Air. And that's just the, the, the camera that comes with the video and trade here. So we'd use that on your online videos and whatnot for chatting online and stuff like that. So this is an old computer, it's from 2014, but it still works pretty well. I would use it for talking head videos that the quality is medium, I'd say so, but it works pretty effective and I still use it. The next one here is a logic tech camera. And you can see just plugged right into your computer here comes with a tripod. This is a newer camera and I thought it was going to work really great. And you can mount it right here on your tripod. Oops, give me on your tripod or on the back of your laptop like so right there. However, when I bought this new fancy camera, which wasn't that expensive, I found out that the processor on my old computer was not fast enough to make it work very well. So there's a bit of a lag between the audio and video, so it's not really usable. I did use it for one course and then I can show you a little example of that here. And then the other camera I've used was a phone I had and this is not the phone I use. And it comes out. There's a little it doesn't come with a tripod, but it has a little. Tripod is really great. You can hook it on trees if you're outside or whatever. It's very flexible and bendable. But the phone I did use hadn't great video and audio quality. And then my phone died and had to buy a new one. And the new one did not have an external blackjack Ford, and the audio quality was not that good at the video quality is great, but I can't really use it unfortunately, except I'm using it right now. And so you can kind of get an idea of the video quality that I'm using. So, so that's kinda it for the cameras. Very simple, very straightforward and very easy to use. And so you can use something that prayer videos too. So let's move on to the next lecture. Thanks. 6. Microphones: Hello and welcome to the lecture on microphones. In meditation courses, audio quality, it's probably more important than video quality, especially if you're doing close die meditation's. So microphones are very important. In the following video clip, I'll give you a brief introduction to the two microphones I used to create my online videos. They are the lapel mic and the Yeti. Both are wired microphones that need to be plugged into a computer and a phone. And if these two don't suit your fancy, then feel free to explore around for a wireless versions. So let's take a look. Hello, and welcome to the lecture on microphone. So sound quality in meditation is huge. So you wanna make sure you get some good microphones. Now with that said, some of the microphones that we use are incredibly inexpensive yet they worked really great. And so the first one I started off using this little lapel mic. Just a little thing that hooks on your lapel and it plugs into your computer or your phone. And this has the best tonal quality for my setup when I'm doing meditations. And I've also used it whenever co-created course. So they have this long coordinated good to people on the lapel. It's a little clunky, but it works. And then the other microphone a uses this yet. So this is probably a little over a $100. It's very high quality, very sensitive. And I use this one. I'm doing my talking head lectures, so it's really great. On the back there. There's really important thing that's called the gain switch. And so you need to play around with that to get it set to your settings, to whatever room you're in. It's very sensitive. And so you want to play around with that for a little before you start recording right away. Thinking about the two different microphones is that when you play your videos back, if you you can not hear your playbacks, least on my computer. And so you have to unplug it to here. You're the video that you just record it. And when I highly recommend that you do not do is do not use the internal recorder for your laptop, especially for meditation's equality is pretty low and so you wanna make sure to get a nice microphone center and one little item with machetes. I do put a sock over the top of it and to eliminate any local background noise or hissing are popping. So you see people at those little screens in front of their faces was little black lines. You can use those values. Simply put a sock over my 80. Okay, and let's move on to next lecture. See you there. 7. Software: Hello and welcome to the lecture on software. In this course, we'll be using two very powerful applications that come installed on a Macintosh or an Apple computer. The first one is photo booth, which will record your base videos. The second one is iMovie, which we'll edit your base videos and turn them into polished and complete videos. Those are what your students are going to buy. Also, if you're using a cell phone or an external camera that is not connected to your computer, then you will not be using photo booth. You'll be downloading your base videos from your camera to your computer in the following video clips, I'll give you a very brief introduction into these two applications to get you acquainted and comfortable with your working tools. Let's go take a look. 8. Introduction to Photo Booth: Hello and welcome to this brief introduction to photo booth. So if you're using a cell phone or an external camera that's not connected to your computer to record your videos, then you can skip this part. So because you won't be using photo booth. So let's take a look. There's photo booth right there at the bottom of our screen. We'll double-click on it and up comes photo. So you'll see then this area here where my faces, this is where your video will be recorded. And then that little red dot there is what the setting is for photo booth at this moment. And right now it's set for a camera or a still shot. So we want to change that. I'm going over to that little box there, clicking on it. And you'll see it turns into a video recorder. So now we're ready ticket video. So we're going to hit the little red dot to start countdown and now we're live. Okay, so now we're recording on Photo Booth on sending out enlightenment to all the world. So this is our video that we're shooting. So now we're going to stop our video by hitting that little red square there. And you'll see that our completed based video shows up in the lower right hand corner. And also you need to do to play it back as his Click on it. Okay, so now we're recording. So I'll just pause it right there. And then if you want to save it all is you need to do and move my screen or just to touch is you drag and drop it. I'm going to just save this sample video on my desktop. So I'm just gonna drop it right here. And there it is. And if we want to play it back, you just double-click that and it'll play it back. Okay? And then if you want to delete after you've saved your video, you want to delete this video on photo booth, which I recommend because it gets pretty cluttered. Either gives it the little X there and it's gone. Okay, so that's it for photo booth, Real Simple. And let's move on to the next lecture. I'll see you there. 9. Introduction to iMovie: Hello and welcome to the introduction to iMovie. And iMovie is a very powerful program that's going to take your base videos and edit them into absolutely miraculous gemstones. And so we're gonna go down here with our cursor. We're going to find where it is and are dark and there is our little purple star and double-click on that. And there is a movie. So this is the opening screen. And on the top you'll see where in the projects page. So you can see I have a couple of other projects that I'm working on already. And then there's media which we're not going to go into right at this moment. We're going to create a new projects or in a click on that, we're gonna create a new movie. And there it is. There is the iMovie screen that's relevant anti-Catholic. Let me give you just a brief introduction to some of the tools that come in iMovie. So there's media that's video clips, audio clips and photographs. And they'll show up down here as you're working on a movie. It's blank now because we don't have anything in there. And there's audio. And you'll see there's three different tabs over here for ideal. One is music. That is music that you can actually pull off your computer and bring it into ion will be you see there's a number of things. I have a my computer. There are sound effects which come free and install an iMovie will use some of those later. And then garage bands more involved. So we're not gonna worry about that in this course. And the next time we have here is titles. These are really great because you can add, you can use these to add captions into your videos or to add text wherever you want it. And we'll, we'll get into that a little bit later. There's backgrounds. Backgrounds can be background space where they can also add blank space into your video, which I do for my contemplations because I want thirty-seconds of blank space on. Music plays and people contemplate, let me get to transitions. This goes from one clip to another. And you can kind of see how they work. And zoom in and zoom out. So this is changing from one screen to another. There's a doorway version. So those are kind of fun to play with. And we'll get into those latter two. And then we have some other features that are editing features for your video. So what I would like to do now is I'm going to drop a video. When that record recorded in our last lecture. Just drag it and drop it right into iMovie and there it is. And then once you have your little video in there, you can start to edit it with these features up here. So here's one for contrast. There's one for color adjustment. There was one to crop the video. There's one to stabilize your video in case it's shaking. Their sound adjustment. There's an equalizer that will play with a little bit in this course. And there's one that you can go and fast motion or slow motion. And there's another Effects button, and then there's some information in case you need some help. Okay, so we've dragged and dropped or a video into iMovie and I'm gonna get my spacebar and it's just going to start to play. We are now recording home studio where we're bringing, I'm gonna hit the spacebar again. It's going to start. That's it. So there's a very basic introduction to iMovie and we'll get into it more and more involved as this class goes. So I'll just keep going. I'll see you at the next lecture. 10. Teleprompters: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled teleprompter. The first question I'd like to ask in this lecture is, what are teleprompter hours? Well, a teleprompter, also known as an auto cue, is a device that displays your script as it scrolls up and electronic screen. Using a teleprompter is similar to using cue cards. There are a number of them on the internet that are free and easy to use. All you do is copy and paste your text, set the scroll speed, and off you go. However, I must admit that teleprompter is, and I have never got along because I can never seem to find a scrolling speed that works for me. My eyes always wander up and down the screen and it's obvious I'm reading something instead of connecting with my audience. So I use a caveman style of reading texts. I referred to it as manual tele prompting. I simply open a document with my text on it on my computer screen and manually scroll down with my fingers on the mouse pad as a read. It's embarrassingly simple, but it works. What follows are two examples of tele prompting. So enjoy those. Hello and welcome to the video clip on teleprompter. Find a teleprompter I tend to do is do an internet search and then type in free teleprompter is dramatic and you will find one. And so here's one I found that's pretty easy to use. It's got a black screen. You'll see that it has a little tamer rate here. It's got different font sizes and colors. It's got the speed. You can adjust your text here and start and stop button, and a couple of ways to export it. And so what I've done, I've have a text prepared. Here it is. It's set up in the fight of times and it's at 44. And what I'm gonna do is I'm going to go into edit. I'm going to select r here because I'm going to a black background hearing a sound plaque taxed. And so I'm going to change my text color to light grey. And I'm gonna hit Command C, and that's going to copy the entire text. I'm going to minimize this to get it out of the way. And when I click on my teleprompter and hit Command V, and there it is, up until it. And so when you read, you wanna make sure you have your texts as close to the top as possible. So it looks like you're looking straight into the camera. If you're using a camera that's on your laptop. And so let's just start and see what it looks like. We'll get ones pretty fast. So I'm going to stop it here. A slowing down, a little dot right there. Now it would be about right for me. So there you go. It's nothing till it it's pretty easy. And it'll stop it again here and then you can export it wherever you want. So that is how you use a teleprompter that's online. And now let's go to the next video clip now show you how I use manual a teleprompter. Okay, now I'd like to introduce you to the type of tele prompting IOUs, that's called manual teleprompter thinks so what I do is I have my script ready to go. I'll call out up and have it positioned right in the middle of my page and inhabit sent at specific settings. So it's in Palatino font size 12. And then I have my magnification sent freed up here at 200%. And then I have a page setup. I have a page size that I've created that works pretty well for this. It's under custom sizes. And my page size is 4.5 inches wide by 4.5 inches tall, so assist a little square and up until it. And so those are my settings. And then I'll start photo booth. I get my queue. I'll be live and then I'll just start reading. And I'll just simply scroll up using my fingers on my mouse pad as I read along and I can do it on my own speed. And I read the text that's close to the top. So it looks like my eyes are looking right into the camera. So there's nothing to it. The only limitation with this is is that I need to be sitting close to the computer itself. I need to be back away. Then I would need to use a teleprompter. Okay, that's it for manual style of Teleprompter. Let's go to the next lecture and I'll see you there. 11. External Hard Drives: Hello and welcome to the lecture on external hard drives. Completed videos take up a lot of storage space. And if your computer is like mine, it won't have adequate storage space for your videos, especially if you make a lot of them. So you need to store your videos somewhere other than your computer. So what I use are external hard drives. External hard drives are easy to use devices that plug into your computer. And you'll probably have more storage space and you'll ever need. So just one very important item if you do use external hard drives is that just remember, if you use them, you must drag and drop the hard-drive icon into the trash before you unplug it from your computer. Failure to do so could damage your hard drive and you could lose a lot of very hard work. And I've done that. So I know another option for storing videos is on a remote storage app like iCloud or Google Drive. I believe there's a monthly fee for using large amounts of storage space on these apps. I don't use them because it's a matter of personal preference. I don't know where my information is or who may have access to it. So I just keep my information in my external hard drives that home. Hello and welcome to the lecture on the external hard drive. So if your computer is like mine, it doesn't have enough storage space on it to hold more than a few movies. And so what you want is an external hard drive. And what it is is this thing that is plugged into my laptop. So that is a two terabyte hard drive and it'll whole Actually I have about 40 courses on it right now and it's only about 25% full. So make sure that you store your, your courses on an external hard drive if you need one, and then make sure to back it up. And so it's not on my computer, it's only on my hard drive and I'm going to have to back it up when I'm done on another one. So happen in two places. So actually fail to do that once and I lost an entire course on time. So if you need to get an external hard drive again, this is a two terabyte, which is tons of room, and they run about $75 when this video was made. So ok, one lesson, very important item to note, your external hard drive and that is you must disconnect it properly. So before you unplug it from your computer, you must take the icon, drag it, and drop it into the trash bin right here. And then it will disappear from your screen and then you can unplug it. If you don't do that, it can damage your hard drive and you can lose a lot of information. And I know firsthand because I lost an entire course doing that once. So be very careful about how you disconnect your external hard drive. Okay, let's keep moving. 12. Recording Studio Basics: Hello and welcome to the lecture on recording studio Basics. Your video recording studio is a sacred space where you will be creating your message to send out into the world. And as with everything else in this course, it doesn't have to be elaborate or expensive. However, there are a few things I'd like to recommend. First, make sure to have all of your equipment assemble so you will be very comfortable. And so it will be accessible and easy to use and keep it simple. And of course, make sure the lighting is adequate to highlight your beautiful face. Have a background that is clean, professional looking and enhances the message you're trying to convey. Don't make it to blank or too distracting. And have some water had to sue your throat in between lectures. And most importantly, make sure your room is quiet. Ideally, you'll need a room with dead airspace. That means sound will not echo. Too much echo will get your course rejected on some platforms. Carpeted, basement rooms tend to work very well. Also makes sure that there's no background noise like household appliances, your neighbors, power tools, dogs barking in the background or whatever. In my first course, I hadn't annoying squeaking chair that I didn't know this until after I completed the course and had published it. It was too much work to refill the entire course. So all I could do at that point was chalk it up to experience and leave it as it is. So with a little attention to these few details, your studio will be ready for some magic. So let's go take a look at my studio and I'll show you around. Hello and welcome to my sacred space where I made videos and conducted my remote sessions. So I'm a little self-conscious. Let me go into here because this is like showing you my dirty laundry in Norway backstage secrets. So here we go. Okay. As you can see, it looks a lot different than what it looks like after I video something. So I have a background here, that's a tapestry there. And here you'll see I have my computer setup in my microphone. It's a very simple setup. And behind that I have some very simple writing. So I wanted to go very low tech and very low budget, which ended, but it's still very effective. And as you can see here, this window is a well window in a basement. And so this is the only space in my house that has dead air, so it's very quiet. There's no echo in here. So when I do my phone sessions, you'll see I have my phone here. Little Bluetooth device that I put in my ear that's remotely connected to my phone. So it's very simple. I have a little tool there for some sound healing. So the font sessions are really simple, very easy. And then make my computer is just right here. Here's what it looks like. My my computer and that would be what it looks like during a Skype or a Zoom session. So that's how that looks. And there's my lighting right there, my face. So I have that. I'm now going to be a little bright right now. So that's all there is to it. It's very simple. It's very quiet as the main thing here. And this is where I have lots of fun. So I hope you can find a space that's quiet and sacred. Just like mine. 13. Know What's Not Allowed: Hello and welcome to the lecture titled No, it's not allowed. Okay, now it's time for the fun of rolling up your sleeves and putting your course together. But before you do, we need to talk about what's not allowed. Skill share has policies and rules of what they will and will not allow on their site. And their policies can change from time to time. So please be sure to read and follow the guidelines set for instructors. With that said, here are some policies that you really want to pay attention to. First, there's no making reference to other platforms, websites, or courses you may have elsewhere. After all, they're in business for themselves, not for their competition. There's no selling, marketing or self-promotion. That includes Multi-level Marketing or drinking students to another website where they have to register with your email address. And of course, there's nothing related to racism, violence, or pornography. And at the time of this recording skill, sure had recently changed his policies and was no longer accepting courses related to alternative or holistic therapies or spirituality. However, general meditation courses are allowed. So if you're making a meditation course, you'll have to watch the language you use. For example, I had one course entitled guided meditations for depression. It was rejected because I was treating a diagnosable condition with an alternative therapy. When I change the name of the course to guided meditations for sadness and happiness. It was accepted because as more of a generic approach. So please pay attention to the language you use. Okay, that's it for the lecture on know what's not allowed. If you make sure to read the policies, then you'll be fine. Let's keep moving and I'll see you at the next lecture. 14. Finding Your Niche: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled finding your niche. As you start to prepare for your course, you want to think about your area of specialty, also referred to as your niche. Focusing on one particular area or most likely bring more substantial success and you'll start to attract a solid following. A standard approach tends to produce scattered results. However, it's not uncommon for someone starting out to not know what their niche is. In that case, it may take time for your niche to find you as you continue to create courses. And that niche will be dictated by which courses sell the best. I'm a classic example of my niche, finding me after creating meditation courses on a variety of topics for about a year, I was starting to run out of ideas. My courses were selling, okay, but I needed a boost in order to make it worthwhile to continue making courses. And I have to admit at that time I was getting a bit discouraged. Then the idea came to me to create a series of clinical hypnotherapy certification courses. I don't know why it took me over a year to come up with that idea. Since I've been a clinical hypnotherapist for nearly three decades. For me, that was the goal and ticket courses have been selling very well ever since. So my niche finally found me. So as you start to explore your niche, here are a few things to keep in mind. First, your courses should be about what people want and need. So do some research in that area. Remember, your courses are not about you. Also at this time in human history, there's a lot of interest in meditation and spirituality. So think big. And also students are eager to pay for things they can take away with them after the course is over, such as a certificate or a healing, personal enrichment, or a way to make money. Also, as I mentioned earlier, tried to specialize maybe there's a certain type of meditation you want it teach. Certain topics you want to focus on are certain populations you want to reach. Think about who will want to buy your courses. Are the adults or the man or woman, or their children, or their people were specific interest or specific issues that people went to heal. So give that some thought because that will really be worthwhile. Then once you get focused on your area of meditation and you start to create quality content, your audience will find you. Okay, so that's it for finding your niche. Let's keep moving and I'll see you at the next lecture. 15. Choosing a Title: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled choosing a title. Choosing a title sounds pretty simple, but it's important to put some thought into it. The word you use will have a huge impact on how it will draw people to you and how will be found by internet search engines. So the first thing to consider is what do people want? And we talked about that a little bit in the previous lecture. So put some research into that. The second thing to consider is how can my course provide that? And the third thing to consider is, how can I convey that in my title? So make sure people can immediately determine what your course is about. In other words, make the title attractive, clear, and concise. Now, I will admit that it is a bit of an art. So instead of me giving you a bunch of good and bad examples, I invite you to search you out and take a look at the competition. What our course titles that you like, which ones don't you like? And which ones are the bestsellers? Now, as I have said before, I am not a technology wizard. However, I do have to give a brief mention to the topic on keywords. And keywords are words that are used in the title and description of your course to help searching students find your course on the internet. Now the best way to do that is to use words that are commonly used at the time you are making your course. And those popular words and phrases are referred to as trending. And finding them on the internet is referred to as s e o, which stands for search engine optimization. Now the easiest way to do that is to do an internet search and start typing the title of your course in the search bar. As you type training words and phrases will show up in the drop-down box below your search. This will give you an idea of what is currently popular. Then once you figure that out, sprinkle those words into your title and your course description. I've also included a list of keywords in the course transcriptions for this course. So check those out. Okay, that's it for choosing a title. So let's move on to the next lecture. I'll see you there. 16. The Outline: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled the outline. When I began preparing a new online course, the most important thing to start with is an outline. Until I see an outline on paper or in my head. Can't create a course. When I've come up with an outline, it's a clear indication that I know what I wanted to create and how to create it. But before you jump into making an outline, you want to ask yourself this very important question. And that is, how long should I make my course? Well, that's a tough question because if you browse around, you'll see a great variety and a length of courses. However, if this is your first course, start off easy and make it an hour or less. This will give you time for some basic lecture material. And if you meditation's, then you can see how well it's received. Then you'll have the experience and will know what you want to change in future courses. Your course can be structured in any way you choose. However, remember to break it up into a number of sections or chapters to create needed breaks for students to assimilate information and experience. So please feel free to take a look at the course transcripts for this lecture. There you'll find an example of one of my course outlines. Okay, that's it for the outline. I'll see you at the next lecture. 17. File Storage: Okay, hello, I'm gonna show you how to set up your storage files on your computer using an external hard drive. So the first thing we do is going to plug in my external hard drive into my USB port in my laptop. Here we go. It should show up on my computer screen here in a sec. And I'm going to open it up by double-clicking on it. There we go. Okay, so I have some personal files in there, but nothing related to this course. So I'm gonna do is I'm gonna create a file for this course. It's going to say our course. So here we go. I'm gonna hit Control. And then the mouse pad bike right-clicking on a Microsoft computer. Now says New Folder. So we're gonna click New Folder. And there it is, and we're gonna give it a name. We're gonna call it our course. Okay, here we go. So now we have a folder of our course is going to be, I'm going to open that by double-clicking on it. There's nothing in there. So we're going to create four folders in here for, we can store information for this course. So I'm gonna hit control mouse pad again, new folder. So it's going to be for text. So put all of our text in there. And I'm gonna create another one. This is going to be for base Videos folder. This can be for complete videos. And one more. And someone calls screens was going to work with our images, our interests, and our trip. And that is all to it. That's all there is to it. So we're going to close it out. Okay, that's it for setting up our storage files. Let's keep moving. 18. Content for the Promo: Hello and welcome to the lecture titled content for the pronominal. Along the videos you'll make for your courses, the most important one of all by far is the promo video. This is a video potential students will watch before they decide to enroll in your course. So make this video your best wine. With a promo video, You have ten seconds or less to capture a potential students attention. If the first ten seconds are captivating, they may watch your entire video. So make it compelling to make a quality promo video. Here are some things to include and to consider. First, try to keep your promo to somewhere under two minutes. And then be yourself. You don't need marching bands and confetti to get someone's attention. The students who are attracted to you will want more of you. And in the opening paragraph introduced the course. And what your students can expect. Next, state your credentials and your experience. After that, state the benefit your students will receive by taking your course. Then briefly describe an ideal student or any prerequisites. And if there's time in your video at the end, add a personal note and always end with a call to action. Invite your students to enroll in your course. If you follow these basic steps, your personality will do the rest and you'll have students lining up around the block to take your courses. I've also included a sample promo script in the course transcripts. So please check that out. Okay, that's it for the few tips on the promo video. I'll see you at the next lecture. 19. Content for the Introduction: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled content for the introduction. The first video after the promo your students will see is the introduction. This is where you give your students any additional information that we'll need on how to take your course. For example, you may want to let them know an ideal setting that could be in to enhance their meditation experience. Online courses are also a great way for people to meet with similar interests from around the world. So I encourage my students to reach out to each other and start making some new friends. I also suggest that they post on the discussion board in case they have any questions they want to ask me. I also remind my students to make sure to watch the lecture videos before each meditation because they describe the meditations and give insights on how to prepare themselves. Hopefully after your introduction, students will be eager to dive in and take your course. Okay, that's it for this lecture. Don't forget to check out the example of an introduction in the course transcripts. I'll see you at the next lecture. 20. Writing Lecture Transcripts: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled Writing lecture transcripts. Okay, this is where the real work begins. It's time to start writing the text you'll be reading for your lectures. You'll need this material for your promise, your introductions, your lectures, and your bonus videos. But before we begin, I'd like to mention a few points that will apply to each lecture. The first thing is you want to ask the question, How long should my lectures B? And this is an excellent question, and the answer usually is, the shorter, the better. In the world of online learning, it's a great idea to limit your lectures to under five minutes. Attention spans are short in cyberspace and you want to make your point as simply and as clearly as possible. And then move on. Also introduced the title for each lecture at the beginning. That will hopefully keep your students from getting lost in your course. For example, at the beginning of a lecture, you might say something like Hello and welcome to the lecture on breathing techniques. The next thing to keep in mind is you wanna keep your lectures to 1 only. For instance, if you're teaching a particular breathing technique, keep it to that technique. Don't add some type of visualization technique on top of it. Save that for another lecture. And as you write your transcripts, remember to keep them light and informal as if you are talking to a friend in their own living room, because that's exactly what you'll be doing. So go ahead and take a look at the samples of numerous lecture scripts I've written for this course. You'll find them in the course transcripts. Okay, that's it. I'll see you at the next lecture. 21. Content for the Bonus Video: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled content for the bonus video. The bonus video will be the last video in your course. This is where you can thank your students, give them information on how to stay connected and do a little self-promotion. In my bonus videos, I open up with an image of my logo. After that, I thank and congratulate my students. Then I let them know about books. I've written additional courses and that I'm available for private sessions. And of course, no self-promotion would be complete. I didn't invite them to visit my website for more information and then politely begged for a positive review. Then the last thing I do is let them know that door is always open for more questions. So once I've created a bonus lecture, I use it for other courses. In the close to 40 courses I've created, I think I'm only used three different bonus videos. So make your somewhat generic so you can use it in other courses. Then please check out my bonus video for this course to get a few ideas. Okay, that's it for this lecture on bonus videos. So let's move on to the next one. I'll see you there. 22. Assignments: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled assignments. Now when I mentioned assignments, don't imagine that you're back in grade school and enroll your eyes and say, oh no, not more homework. Assignments are a great way to add additional value to your courses. Ideally, assignments can be interesting, intriguing, thought-provoking, fun, and hopefully inspiring. Afterall your meditation courses are helping your students to find peace and the spirit within. As you begin to ponder over what to have in an assignment, please consider the following points. First. Like most other things on online courses, tried to keep the time your students spend on assignments to five minutes or less. Also, create a way for your students to respond to the assignment. This will give you an opportunity to engage and get to know your students. If you're responses are positive and uplifting, your students may be interested in enrolling in more courses. And because this is meditation, great ideas for assignments may include waste to perfect the technique or additional exercises to spend in self-reflection. One assignment I commonly give to my students is a verification sheet. Several days after they have used a meditation regularly, I asked them to fill it out on the list are things they can expect to see in their lives as a result of using the meditation. It's very intriguing and helps my students create some awareness. So please feel free to take a look in the course transcripts of the example I'm an assignment I have and the verification sheet that I use. Okay, that's it for this lecture. I'll see you at the next one. 23. Resource Filles, Course Transcripts & Ebooks: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled resource files, course transcripts and e-books. Adding additional files and information is a great way to increase the value of your course and give it a professional edge. Resource files can be anything such as text, pictures, diagrams, graphs, audio, and any additional information that enhances what you've covered in your lectures. For example, in the previous lecture, I mentioned the verification sheet that I attached as a resource file to help create awareness. So feel free to use your imagination. Help enhance your course. Course transcripts can be an added value to your course. Also, you've already written out the transcripts for your lectures. So why not just paste them into one master document so students can have a written record of the entire course. It's easy to do and some students grasp material more easily when they read. To see an example, it just check out the transcripts I've created for this course. E-books are also a wonderful addition to add your courses. They differ from course transcripts because instead of pasted scripts, there are actually a textbook for the entire course. So have some fun spicing up your courses by adding extra resources to create an even better learning experience for your students. Okay, that's it for this lecture. Let's move on to the next one. I'll see you there. 24. Structural Parts of a Meditation: Hello and welcome to the lecture titled structural parts of a meditation. As you prepare to write scripts for your meditation's, Keep in mind that talking someone through a meditation is much different than speaking in a lecture. Your voice must be slow and relaxed, punctuated by periods of well-timed silence. Depending on the types of meditations I'm creating, I'll usually write them inverse. That reminds me to slow down while I'm reading. I also break each meditation into structural parts. The first part is the induction. This is the beginning part of the meditation that helps the listener begin the process of deep relaxation. The second structural part of the meditation is the body. The body comes after the induction and usually has the listener doing something like visualizing success, experiencing higher energy frequencies or something of that nature. And the third structural part I use is called the countdown. And the countdown, I slowly count backwards from seven to tick the listener into a very deeply relaxed state of mind. In these deeply relaxed states, the subconscious mind gets opened up to do some profound healing and only use the countdown in meditation's designed for specific healing. And they usually run 15 minutes or longer. The countdown also goes in between the induction and the body. Okay, that's it for structural parts of a meditation. I'll see you at the next lecture. 25. The Four Types of Meditation: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled the four types of meditation. It would be silly on my part to suggest that there are only four types of meditation. For instance, I don't even mention breathing techniques or Madras in this course. However, in this course, to keep it simple, I've broken it down into the four types of meditations that I use in my online courses. And they are an introduction to deep relaxation. Five-minute meditation's 10-minute meditations. And meditation's longer than 15 minutes. Almost all of my meditation courses, I start out by introducing my students to the concept of deep relaxation. Why? Well, that's because deep relaxation is the foundation of all meditation. Then I go on to let them know what happens to their subconscious mind when they're deeply relaxed. The importance of discipline, and how often they should meditate and the results they can expect. After that lecture, I include the deep relaxation exercise they can use to start training their mind and how to deeply relax. In the following lecture in this course, I've included a deep relaxation exercise for you also, so you can check it out to start generating your own ideas. I've also included a sample lecture in the course transcripts. So please check that out. Five minute meditations are late. Meditation's designed mostly for busy people who want to squeeze a little meditation into their daily lives that can be used during a break at work, on a walk, or just before drifting off to sleep at night. I even have one course that's specifically for kids. My five minute meditations are composed of inductions on the aisle I try to do is to help the listener relax. I don't really ask them to do anything. Some consists of simple series of relaxing words, while others take the listeners on short journeys. I've included one of my favorite samples in one of the following videos. 10-minute meditations, starting with an induction, which is followed by the body, which I mentioned in the previous lecture. These are medium depth meditations where I had the listener doing something like going on a journey of self-discovery, are becoming aware of an emotion, authority, belief, et cetera. And there is also a sample of one of these meditations in one of the following videos. The 15-plus minute meditations are deep meditations designed for profound healing on the subconscious level. They start with an induction filed by the countdown and finishing up with the body. And these meditations, listeners open their subconscious mind to release suppressed emotion from the past. When these emotions are released, the associated repeating patterns of pain that go with them will dissipate or vanish completely in their lives. If you're interested in doing some deep healing of your own while taking this course, I've included a sample of this type of meditation and one of the following videos. So please check out the course transcripts also for a sample script of a 15-plus minute meditation that includes all of the structural components. Okay, that's it for this lecture. I'll see you at the next one. 26. Exercise - Progressive Relaxation: So before we get started, I'd like you to do is to either a sip their spine erect, lie in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. So as we began, what I would like you to do is to imagine, if you can, that there is a beam, a golden light coming down into the top of your head. It's very relaxing. Its very warm, very peaceful. And just allow this tremendous light to penetrate your brain. Your brain starts to relax and your thoughts start to slow down. And your brain becomes very deeply relaxed, very calm, very peaceful. And as your brain becomes more and more relaxed, allow this wave of relaxation 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 relaxation as it extends out from your spine and interior nerves. So at this relaxation extends all the way out to the ends of your nervous system. So that from the top of your head all the way out to the tip of each nerve. You're very deeply relaxed. You're very calm, and you're totally at peace. Now bringing the awareness of this relaxation 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, your scalp and in your hair. And you can feel the relaxation as it gently moves into your temples, in your forehead. Slowly moving into your ears, your eyes down your nose, into your cheekbones, your job, and all of the muscles of your face. And you can feel this relaxation as it slowly penetrates into your lips. Your tongue in your entire amount, so that your entire head is very deeply relaxed. And very calm and totally at peace. Now feel the relaxation as a continuous by moving down into your neck and anterior throat. Slowly working its way down into your shoulders. And you can feel your arms as they begin to become very heavy. As the relaxation 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 so that from the top of your head all the way down to the tips of your fingers. Your very deeply relaxed. You're very calm, and you're totally at peace. And it feels so nice to me, so deeply relaxed. Now, allow this relaxation 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 can feel the tension and fear back starting to drain away. Your back becomes so peaceful and so relaxed. That's the relaxation times all the way from your shoulders, all the way down to your lower back. And you can allow this relaxation, begin to drift inwards from your back into your torso. So you can actually feel your internal organs beginning to relax. The slowdown and dysfunction in perfect peace and harmony. You can feel the relaxation moving into your heart. The heart begins to open and beat in perfect peace. As the relaxation drifts out into your lungs and into the center of your breath. So you breathe without effort. Note that every breath you take, you become more and more deeply relaxed. And you can feel the relaxation continuing by moving into all of your other internal organs, intestines, your stomach, your liver. So that everything's functioning perfectly and peacefully. As the relaxation moves down, cure waste. Slowly begins to move down into your lower body. So you can feel your legs is becoming increasingly. And that's 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. Your calves, from the top of your head, all the way down to the tips of your toes. Care very deeply. You're very calm and you're totally at peace. And what I would like you to do now is to simply touch your fingers. Your pointer finger. Tip of each nominee change. As you're feeling very deeply relaxed. And whenever you'd like to go into a relaxed state, you need to do is touch your pointer finger. Here's time. Try it once. Index finger to the tip of your thumb. And that locks the relaxation in place. So feel free to use that anytime when you need to go into a deeply relaxed state. And just allowed us relaxation to sink deeply into your subconscious. Becomes Erin woven into the fabric of your B. So enjoyed a state of relaxation for as long as you'd like. There's absolutely no hurry. When you feel like you're done enough. You can slowly open your eyes and gently drift back in to the conscious work. 27. Sample - The Five Minute Meditation: Hello and welcome to the meditation entitled sailing. This is a very simple guided meditation, renders gonna help you drift off and relax into a very peaceful state. So all you need to do is to get yourself comfortable. Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and will begin to relax as you drift off. Not long ago. I went to visit a friend who lived on the edge of the sea. Next door to my friend. Lived an old man with a grizzled white beard who's been salty yarns about fasting ventures he had had out on the open sea. I was thrilled and excited on the day. He asked me to join him as he took his boat out to sail on the living sea. Never in my life had I sailed before. And I can only imagine how adventuresome and magical it would be. And as we pulled out from the dock, a breeze kicked up as if by magic to welcomeness onto a seascape that was more vast. And the imagination itself. As I hoisted the sale, I felt the dominion of the wind. As a powered our craft, cutting effortlessly to the water. As the breeze chilled my skin and blew through my hair. I felt a deep and profound stirring in my soul. It took a few moments. But soon I realized the amazing sensations. And I felt, I felt adventure. I felt wonder. I felt free. And at that very moment, my white haired captain beamed an enormous grim and began to laugh until tears rolled down his cheeks. Because he knew. I understood. And in the next breath are magical boat lifted from the sea and began to sail through the endless SKY over the islands. Into the weightlessness of space. Pass planets, moons, stars, galaxies pass time and space. And into the unity of the great unknown. Tranquil, peaceful, relaxed, serene, calm, and effortless flow into the one that is drifting and relaxing. Relaxing. Drifting into calm, into piece and into very deep relaxation. Calm. Peace. Relaxation. Peace. Relaxation. Can relax. Relax, relax. 28. Sample - The 10 Minute Meditation: Hello and welcome to the meditation for connecting to the higher aspects of yourself. So before we get started, get yourself situated and a nice comfortable position. Take a deep breath. Close your eyes, and will begin to relax. At some point in their lives. Most people have played with magnets, dealt them pull toward and push away from each other. Not that invisible force. That invisible connection between separate things that only can be seen. With iron filings on paper. The dance between them and line up along curves that connects one to the other. To show us what we feel. It cannot touch or cannot see. Like the unseen connections between everything, everywhere that are felt but not seeing him really are there. Holding everything together and making everything work. From atoms and corks on up to the stars. Those invisible forces that give things there form the sources of energy that power our sun. And pea plants as they grow. And lights up far sky. That flows through our bodies and powers, our minds. Minds that reach out as far as the stars. And minds that can wonder at the wonder of it all. And wonder at the power that flows through at all that connects each to all and attracts our attention and makes us aware. Somewhere inside. When that door opens up and the breeze flows through, you can feel something different. A warm, clear light that shines from within. Filling your body. And the space beyond touching and becoming one with it all. Feeling that force, that source of attraction. It pulls all into one, m1 into o. And letting yourself go a going with that flow. Then letting yourself know that it really is okay to go on that journey, to visit those places. And to find what you need. Deep down inside. Next you to something, something beautiful and something true. That lets you be there where you want to be. Free to feel, free to hold it. Free to know that it belongs to you. As you continue to breathe and to relax. I'd like you to imagine your version. If higher consciousness, in whatever way it comes to you. Perhaps it's a religious figure like Jesus or Buddha. Or maybe it's a friend or an ancestor with crossed over to the other side. Or maybe it's an animal or a color, a sacred object. Or maybe it's a feeling sensation like warmth or tingling or a feeling of deep peace. Whatever it is. While committee in with an open heart of gratitude and recognize it as real. Now just continue to relax for a few moments in silence. Just bask in this benevolent presence. So just continue to brief material acts. Like to enjoy your experience. There is no hurry. And when you are ready, and when you feel like you've had enough and slowly open your eyes. Gently drifted back in to the conscious world. 29. Sample - The 15+ Minute Meditation: Hello and welcome to the meditation entitled the hot air balloon. So in this meditation, we're going to go a little bit deeper by actually addressing emotions that may be suppressed in your subconscious that are fueling your mind chatter or your noisy five. So before we begin, what I would like you to do is just get yourself situated in a nice comfortable position. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath and we'll begin to relax. Throughout the course of my life. I've been amazed, odd, and mesmerized by the power of words. Seemingly simple sentences and phrases can have an intentional or unintentional impact on the entire course of someone's life. Personally. I've always been fascinated by the word relaxation. It's a word that can't really be grasped by many other similar words. Like peaceful, calm, or serine, or effortless, tranquil, soothing, or RESTful. And some of my favorite relaxing words are very often found in nature. Like a gentle sky or a placid Lake. Cool breeze, or the stillness of night. And sometimes an image can capture the same feeling. Like a silver moon or emotionless Lake. The majesty of a glorious mountain peak. Or the divinity. Of a golden sunset. The words and the images all lead us to a sacred space deep inside where we are at one and at ease. In the state of blissful and serene piece. Very calm, very peaceful and very deeply relaxed. Very calm, very peaceful. And very deeply relaxed. Calm. Peaceful. Relaxed. Calm. Peaceful. Relaxed. Calm. Peaceful. Relax. Relax. Relax. 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 the state of calm and peaceful relaxation. Number Five, feel yourself going down, down, drifting deeper and deeper. For drifting down. Down, drifting deeper and deeper. Three, drifting down and down, deeper and deeper. 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 be there as if you're actually there. With every detail that you notice. I'd like it to take you into a deeper and deeper place of calm and peaceful relaxation. So you'd become calm, peaceful and deeply relax. Calm, peaceful and deeply relax. Calm. Peaceful. Relax. Calm. Peaceful. Relax. As you continue to breathe. And to relax. And to unwind. And collect go. I'd like you to call up your internal mind chatter. Mayor, twice in mind. Not so it's overwhelming. It has your full attention. And I want you to pay close attention and use some awareness and to see if there are any underlying feelings or emotions associated with that mind chatter. Take a moment. And if you can be aware of where you feel those sensations in your body. Now as you gently rest, attention and your focus on those feelings, I'd like you to imagine hovering above you is beautiful and magical hot air balloon. Allow yourself to see it if you can. Maybe you even feel its presence. So you'd actually can feel it in front of you or above you. Now this hot air balloon has an incredible magnetic and healing property. And what it does, it pulls those suppressed emotions out of your body. And the mind chatter that goes with it. So as those emotions begin to lift up and out of your body, the balloon stronger and stronger. And as the balloon Paul stronger and stronger, the more effortlessly you'd like go. Releasing feelings and thoughts that no longer serve you. Just letting it all go to the balloon. And the balloon close those feelings and those sensations and those thoughts out of your body. You more, lesley, let go. And you can release anything else that's associated with those sites and those feelings. Like people, events from the past, beliefs, thoughts, feelings, colors, symbols, and anything you need to release to the balloon as deeply as you can feel. Just let it all go and allow the balloon to do the work for you. So just take a few moments in silence to release the past. Releasing the past. Releasing the past. Releasing the past. And just allow this process to work for you in silence. So as you continue to breathe and to relax and to let go, I want you to pay very close attention as the balloon. With all of those feelings and those thoughts begins to drift away towards the far horizon. And a Zappa lumen becomes smaller. And smaller. And smaller as it drifts away, you can actually feel and sense that your thoughts and your feelings. And no longer. You are at your skin away with the blood. And you can be grateful. And you can say thanks. That's you really should pass completely. Interoperability. And all those disruptive thoughts, feelings, people led effort vanish into the horizon. So just take a few moments in silence. And to allow that process to integrate into your body, into your mind. And it's your soul. So go ahead and take another deep breath. That's the release process comes to a close debate. Pay very close attention that the thoughts and the feelings that had been released, but permanent and that freedom goes with you through the state forward to enhance or to improve every facet of your life. Take another deep breath. And when you're ready, and you can take your time, there's no error at all. And when you feel like you're finished, you can slowly open your eyes and gently drift back in to the conscious work. 30. Writing Contemplation Scripts: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled rating contemplation scripts. In many of my courses, I include contemplations. Because contemplations can be very effective with people who have more of an analytical mind. However, contemplations differ slightly from meditation's. First off, contemplations can be done with eyes open or closed, which is ever more comfortable for the listener. Then the contemplation guide the listener through a series of contemplation questions to gain deeper insight into their situation. Please keep in mind that the questions are not designed to think and rationally figure out solutions to problems. Instead, they're inquiry's thrown out to the universe in a state of relaxation. When the mind is calm, wisdom will provide answers and insights the listener may not have considered before. They may have insights of clarity known as ah-ha moments. Or perhaps it will have intuitive perceptions that trigger feelings of healing, sensations of energy in their body. But whatever happens, there are only real job is to relax, pay attention, and to allow the process to unfold. Remind your students that if they do have insights, awareness, or healing, it's a clear indication that contemplation is a technique that works for them. And if that's the case, encouraged them to keep using it regularly. Okay. That's it for the brief discussion on contemplation. I've included a sample for your listening pleasure in the next video. I'll see you there. 31. Sample - Contemplation: Hello and welcome to the contemplation, quieting the noisy mind. Let's start by slowing down our thoughts. Take a few deep, slow breaths until you feel completely grounded and centered. How much of your life is dictated by the constant and noisy critical chatter of the monkey mind. Does it ever convince you to believe things that are not true about yourself, others, or the way the world is. Breathe deeply and allow those thoughts to relax. What would it be like if you could calm your mind? Mastering the art of deep relaxation, what would that look like? How would you feel? What if quieting the monkey mind? As easy as simply observing it and action? What would it be like if you could detach In order to peacefully let go? Are there strong emotions created in your past that fuel your noisy mind? What would it be like if you could place those emotions and everything associated with them in a hot air Bowman and let them drift over that distant horizon forever. What if it were possible to experience positive thoughts and feelings that are just beyond your awareness? What if they were a permanent part of your mind? How radically what that change your life? 32. 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