Thoughts, emotions, and stress have a major effect on nearly all types of hypertension. Powerful, drug-free methods use the energy of your mind to help return your blood pressure to normal.
Includes several different deep relaxation/guided imagery experiences to help guide you in:
a) reducing tension,
b) discovering the triggers of blood pressure elevation,
c) de-activating those triggers, and
d) enjoying your new, higher level of health.
Using these methods, some people may be able to lower their pressure without the use of medication. Others may still need anti-hypertension medication, but smaller amounts (and fewer side effects!)
"The mind-body connection is real. With Dr. Miller's guidance, my blood pressure fell from 168/100 to 139/84. Reducing my stress and connecting the mental circuits was the key!"
~ Paulette Pitner
Ease Muscle Tension & Lower Your Blood Pressure
This CD offers a truly effective set of techniques that allow you to gain control of the muscle tension in the walls of your arteries (the root of hypertension) and the behaviors that have contributed to your high blood pressure.
With practice, you’ll be able to apply these techniques for releasing mental and physical tension (guided imagery, selective awareness, and deep muscle relaxation) without the help of the CD, in any place, at any time. In addition, you will find that you are generally always more relaxed, and you may well experience continuously lowered blood pressure. Check your blood pressure frequently, and let your doctor know as it comes down, so your medications can be reduced.
Four experiences of deep relaxation, guided imagery, and music that will teach you how to bring your blood pressure down. This recording combines advanced scientific knowledge with a unique beauty of sound, drawing on Dr. Miller’s extensive experience in medicine and human development, as well as his uniquely soothing voice, music, and the sounds of nature designed to facilitate the changes you want and help you maintain your motivation. Remember, uncontrolled high blood pressure can increase the risk of death by up to 50%, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk. No one else can do it for you.
Whatever the cause of your high blood pressure, do all you can to keep it under control. If your doctor has prescribed medication, take them as prescribed. In addition, eat moderately of a variety of foods, restrict salt and fats, eat plenty of fresh foods, whole grains, and fiber, exercise regularly, and learn to relax, using this CD.
HOW TO USE THIS GUIDED IMAGERY CD:
Track 1: Relaxing Tension - Listen once or twice a day for a week or so. Practice the relaxing techniques in between listening. Continue listening to Track 1 once every few days during the weeks that follow, during which you’ll also be using Parts 2 and 3.
You can use Part 1 any time you want to relax deeply or review what you’ve learned.
It is important to practice in between listening sessions. Gradually you’ll know how to relax deeply at any time during the day using a simple “reminder” technique. The methods you learn will soon become familiar, and you’ll be able to use them even without the CD.
Track 2: Starting your day well - This track prepares you for a pleasurable and satisfying day by teaching you how to gather your energies and focus on your goals. Practice coping with expected problems, and maintain a relaxed approach to whatever comes your way.
Use tracks 2 and 3 on a continuous basis for as long as you find them useful and enjoyable.
Track 3: Evening relaxation and clearing - Learn to let go of the stresses and tensions of the day. This track reinforces the techniques you have learned on track 1 and teaches you a simple seven-minute exercise for inducing a night of deep, sound sleep.
Track 4: Explore the roots of your high blood pressure- High blood pressure is almost always associated with individual habits of thought or behavior. Often these patterns have been going on so long that you may not even be aware of them.
You will be guided back to some memory, recent or distant. You may discover new things about yourself, and you will be helped in easing some of the problems underlying your high blood pressure. Use this part after you have learned to relax deeply on tracks 1-3.
Contraindications and Precautions:
Although there are really no absolute contraindications for the use of this product, people who are severely psychotic or who do not want to at least try to follow the guidance offered will probably benefit little from listening. Listening is also not a substitute for needed medical care or psychiatric care for serious mental or emotional disturbance. In any undiagnosed potentially serious condition such as a head injury, again, there will not likely be any harm, but it would be wise to delay their use until an adequate diagnosis has been made. Although no such problems have been reported, people with seizures of any kind, or neurological or with severe neurorespiratory disease, should check with their primary care practitioner for suggestions regarding the use of this program. Likewise, if you are undergoing psychotherapy, share your use of these with your therapist, as he/she may want to integrate this use with your treatment. And, of course, if you are driving or using equipment that requires your full attention, do not close your eyes and do not listen to any program that you find causes you to become drowsy, distracted, or incapable of functioning safely. Programs designated as “Drivetime” should be used with these precautions in mind.