Do Self-Guided CDs contain subliminal messages or programming?
No, there is nothing subliminal about the audio content or recording on Self-Guided CDs. The programs consist of a simple, straightforward presentation of guided imagery phrases spoken by Joel Levey, with music and sound effects in the background on some of the tracks.
Are there any side effects or dangers in using guided imagery?
The only concern is about playing the audio when you need to pay attention, since the programs suggest you close your eyes and relax. Do not listen to guided imagery programs when driving a vehicle or operating machinery or engaging in any activity where safety requires that you pay attention to your actions or your surroundings. Otherwise, guided imagery is a safe and natural method for relaxing and relieving stress.
Do I need visualization skills to benefit from guided imagery?
Absolutely not. Itís a common notion that you need powers of visualization to use guided imagery successfully. However, itís not really true. Guided imagery works well whether or not you think you can visualize. Its effect relies on basic brain functioning.
What you will most likely experience is how your body responds to the guided imagery, even if you donít think you visualize. The ability of your mind and body to be influenced by verbal suggestion and audio imagery is a principle that you can use to your own advantage, especially for relaxation.
Anyone can use guided imagery. All you have to do is listen.Return to Relaxation CD page
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"I was sitting here at my computer at work, feeling tense and stressed, so I decided to listen to just one track from the CD. Right away I noticed my breathing became smoother, and I quickly felt more relaxed." -- Steve M., Washington
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Ė Richard L., California
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- Martin H., California
"As more people achieve some degree of mental calm, insight, or the ability to transform negative emotions into positive ones, there will be a natural reinforcement of basic human values and consequently a greater chance for peace and happiness for all."
-- The Dalai Lama of Tibet
from the Foreword to
Living in Balance
Joel Levey & Michelle Levey
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