Category Archives: Personal Development

Meditation for Beginners: Best Ways of How To Meditate Properly

One question I’m asked a lot is “what is the best meditation for beginners“?

A lot of people think that meditating involves a lot of practice and is complicated.

And whilst that’s true for some forms of meditation, there are several ways that you can begin to learn how to meditate without much effort…

Different types of meditation for beginners

For me, hands down the easiest way to meditate is with something called “binaural beats meditation“. This sounds complicated but the reality is that all the hard work has been done for you. All you need to do is put on your headphones and press Play.

There are lots of different methods available within this area. Probably the best known is Centerpointe’s Holosync program and that’s where I started out. I found two problems with it: the cost to go through all the levels is high and the full course takes years to complete.

So when I came across the Meditation Program I had to take a look.

This promised the same kind of results as Centerpointe but in a timescale anyone could relate to – weeks, rather than years.

As a beginners meditation, it’s a great system. You listen to a prerecorded track for between 30 and 60 minutes a day. The recording and the binaural beats behind it put you into a deep meditative state – one that would take you years to achieve by traditional methods.

I’m still using the system today, listening to it on a daily basis to help keep me focussed.

Whether you’re just about to start learning to meditate or have been meditating for some time, I highly recommend it. You can get hold of a copy of the Meditation Program here.

Whilst my preference is for the “high tech” meditation method, some people prefer a more traditional method of meditation.

I’ve investigated a lot of different methods for this as well and one of the best I’ve found is Core Energy Meditation.

It’s well explained – you can either listen to the background information with the audio files you’ll get or you can read the transcript of these if you prefer. Some people like to have the explanation in front of them as it keeps the rational side of their mind happy. So if that’s the case for you, this will be a good system for you.

Then there are the two main guided meditations. Kevin Schoeninger has a soothing voice, which is ideal for going into a meditative state. You can hear a sample of it here.

One big advantage of Core Energy Meditation is that the meditations themselves are short: you can choose from 20 minutes or 40 minutes. So if you’re pressed for time, this is an excellent choice.

Which is better? Binaural Beats Meditation or Guided Meditation?

I think the answer to this question is down to personal preference. Both systems work well.

If you’re the high tech, gadget type who just wants to put on a track and do absolutely nothing else, then a binaural beats meditation will work well for you.

If you like to know a bit more about how the technique works then the more traditional guided meditation is an excellent choice.

The main thing is to actually start to meditate. It’s an excellent experience and you’ll find yourself more relaxed after even a few sessions. If you’re able to practice most days, you’ll find a noticeable difference with either of these methods in a short space of time, regardless of your level of experience.

In my view, the best introduction to meditation for meditation for beginners is this one.

Secrets of Real Hypnosis Review

The Secrets of Real Hypnosis is delivered on one CD. This contains two hypnosis tracks and a setup file which installs the main course into its own folder on your PC.

The first chapter gives an overview of hypnosis and reassures you that hypnosis is a perfectly natural state that we all drop into from time to time.

If you don’t believe this, think back to a car journey where you remember little, if anything, about the trip between setting out on the journey and arriving at your destination. You were in a hypnotic trance, maybe because you do the journey so often that you were on the human equivalent of auto-pilot. Continue reading

NLP Toolbox Review

When I first investigated Neuro Linguistic Programming, I read a few books and was pretty much none the wiser about how NLP worked. I then graduated to an audio series and, finally, took a live course.

The NLP Toolbox promises that you will get the top one hundred NLP tools in an easy-to-master format.

Does it live up to this bold claim?

If you want the quick answer: Yes!

The toolbox is delivered as a PDF file. Which means you can read it on near enough any computer or, if you prefer, sacrifice a few trees and print it out.

The report starts by giving you permission to experiment and have fun. Like most everything in life, you won’t always get the expected results. And NLP is no different. Continue reading

Ten Minute Phobia Cure Review

Phobias are defined as being irrational fears of certain things or situations so the idea of a fast phobia cure shouldn’t take you too much by surprise.

Which, whilst it’s probably true, doesn’t help much if you’re unlucky enough to suffer from a phobia.

Whether you’re afraid of spiders, heights, flying, public speaking or anything else, it’s likely holding you back in some way.

Which is where the 10 Minute Phobia Cure comes in… Continue reading

Brain Evolution System Review

The Brain Evolution System is a binaural beats meditation system.

This makes it a competitor to some other systems that I’ve reviewed, such as Centerpointe and the Meditation Program.

I got sent a review copy of Brain Evolution in early November 2008 and have listened to each of the six CDs (obviously not for the recommended month per CD!) in the set.

As you may know, my previous favorite binaural beats system is the Meditation Program. And that’s still the case – but you may prefer some aspects of the Brain Evolution System.

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Subliminal Studio Review

If you want to listen to subliminal recordings, you have two main options (Subliminal Studio covers the second of these):

Whilst you can find out online what you need to do, Subliminal Studio is a shortcut and provides all the tools you need in one convenient set.

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Advanced Cosmic Ordering Review

Cosmic Ordering is credited by Noel Edmonds as being responsible for his return to UK television after an absence of several years.

As you’ll be aware if you’ve searched Amazon, there are quite a few books on the subject including books by Barbel Mohr and Stephen Richards, whose Cosmic Ordering Guide was my introduction to the subject.

The idea of Cosmic Ordering is that you decide on what you want and then place your “order” with the cosmos, which then delivers on your order. The idea isn’t new – Napoleon Hill and Wallace D Wattles both talked of very similar ideas – but the methodology has become more precise. Both these authors taught that every idea has to be thought about before it can come into reality and essentially they both said that the more you think about something, the more likely it is to come into your life.

The new works on Cosmic Ordering take this to another level.

Having read Stephen Richards’ book, I was intrigued and went on to find the Advanced Cosmic Ordering secrets (look at that link but don’t buy it from there. I’ll explain why later). Continue reading

Meditation Program and Centerpointe Holosync Comparison

I’ve been using Centerpointe Holosync for some years now and have reached their Purification level 2, which means I’m about half way through their program. Most people who know me say that I’ve improved for the better over the years I’ve been listening to it.

It’s a good system – I wouldn’t have been using it for so long if it wasn’t – but I’m always open to new ideas.

Recently, I came across the Meditation Program (look at that link but don’t buy it from there. I’ll explain why later). It makes some pretty bold claims. So let’s examine some of them: Continue reading

Science of Getting Rich Review

You may have seen the publicity about the Science of Getting Rich.

It’s a book from the early 1900’s by a man called Wallace D Wattles.

Bob Proctor has recently revamped his audio course about the book, you can find out more details about what he’s done at this link.

I bought the course a number of years ago, when it was published by Nightingale Conant (and when it didn’t cost almost $2,000!). I also went to a weekend seminar based on Bob Proctor’s interpretation of the book.

The ideas in Science of Getting Rich are timeless. The thought processes involved are similar to those expressed later by Napoleon Hill in “Think and Grow Rich”. Anything that you strongly and vividly imagine for long enough will manifest itself. The same ideas are expressed in the “Secret” that’s also popular at the moment.

Because of when it was written, the language in Science of Getting Rich is archaic. Which is where Bob Proctor’s help comes in – he takes you through the book and helps interpret the ideas in modern day English. There are also a number of exercises that come with the program, asking questions based on your reading of the book and how it has changed your thought processes.

Is it worth spending almost $2,000 on an interpretation of a book you can get for free here? That depends on how you learn. If you are happy reading a book and working out what to do with the information, then the answer should be obvious.

If you need the structure of a course, Bob Proctor’s interpretation is exceptional. Follow it through and you’ll see the changes in your life.

If, on the other hand, almost $2,000 is a stretch at the moment then I’d strongly suggest that you download your copy of Science of Getting Rich here. Read the book. Then if, like me, you find it’s a struggle to interpret but you realize that the underlying ideas are excellent, check out the “set your own price” tutorial that’s linked inside the book.

That’s certainly the route I’d take today if I came across Science of Getting Rich for the first time.
The ideas in Science of Getting Rich are powerful ones. You can use them to transform your life. The language used is strange to our modern eyes, no question about that. If you need help interpreting sentences like “No thought of form can be impressed upon Original Substance without causing the creation of the form.” then some kind of study program to go alongside the book will be priceless.

Of course, the option to get the book together with the added value from Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield and Dr Beckfield is the deluxe option. If you’re truly serious about becoming rich and are motivated enough to follow through with the ideas, then Bob Proctor’s version of Science of Getting Rich is highly recommended.

Whichever route you take, follow through. That’s where most of us don’t quite succeed. We start off with the best intentions and then life gets in the way.

Whichever method you choose to get hold of Science of Getting Rich, make sure you actually read it and use the ideas and methods to transform your life.

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