First, you will enjoy a most soothing guided meditation to connect you with your deeper self, melt away stress, and support the healing process within mind and body. Next, Dr. Miller's soothing voice, buoyed by the beautiful musical accompaniment divides guided imagery to touch your deeper self, awaken your inner power and, experiences inspiration to putting your best to life.
You find yourself resting on a beautiful bed of moss, or beneath a warm waterfall of liquid relaxation. The soothing sounds of nature around you guide you deeper to an awareness of those things that are the most valuable and meaningful to you at this moment.
Gratitude, caring, and commitment are evoked, and the resulting peace, joy, and love then inspire you to be the person you most want to be. Through future image visualization, you then project this most important inspiration through to tomorrow and ever after.
Contents – Track Information
Track 1: Guided Meditation and Imagery
Guided meditation and imagery to let go of unnecessary tensions and touch your inner self. You will be effortlessly training yourself to relax at will and by treating yourself to the inner experience of being at a beautiful beach, hearing the waves as they crash on the rocks and sand, and making contact with the core of your being.
You will contact the deeper qualities of security, self-confidence, and well-being – and then spread it throughout your body. Next, you will make a positive self–statements, affirmations to put you more in touch with the deepest, most peaceful, and wisest essence within. Guided imagery now projects this into the future.
Track 2: Musical Meditation
• A most enjoyable guide for producing deep relaxation and reducing stress.
• Excellent for use at the end of the day for letting go of the pressures of work.
• Learn to relax deeply, relieve the symptoms of stress, and support the healing and recovery process.
• Learn to quiet disturbed emotions and find your inner place of peace.
• Discover the healing qualities of excellent classical music.
• Use effective affirmations to strengthen your mind body and emotions.
How It Works
We all have stress, which most people believe is caused by people and events around him. The truth is, however, that the true source of stress is your mind. Stress is not what happens to us, it is how we perceive and interpret what is happening to us. So the true key to stress management is learning how to relax the mind.
Relaxation And Inspiration provides you with powerful tools for relaxing the anxiety, tension, frustration, and pressure created by our interactions with the world. Dr. Miller's beautiful words and voice guide you on an inner meditative experience that will show you how to use your mind to relax the muscles of your body, relax your central nervous system (your brain), and quiet inflamed emotions.
Guided imagery, when done during the state of deep relaxation such as the one you'll reach as you listen, enables you to relive positive experiences from the past, thus filling your mind, body, and emotions with the health-giving and inspiring qualities you need.
Beautiful music is used to entrain mind, body, and emotions, and to guide them nonverbally to a place of stillness, balance, and empowerment.
People troubled by the symptoms of stress, or who are going through a particularly stressful period of time in their lives, people who would like to become more aware of their personal purpose and meaning in life, those who wish to learn how to achieve peak performance through making contact with their deeper selves and their own inner inspiration.
An excellent way to introduce people to the deep relaxation process, the use of guided meditation, and the transformative power of guided imagery. Simply a lovely experience for anyone who can take a little while to enjoy it.
Important information and Contraindications
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.
The music and imagery on this program is the same as the audio track for the DVD entitled Relaxation and Inspiration
Detailed Description of Exercises:
Track 1: Guided Meditation and Imagery
The single notes of a flute blend into the quiet harp’s sound as you move through a sun-dappled mountain meadow. You are alone here, and can almost smell the breezes as you see them move through the trees and wildflowers. Floating down a gentle river to the ocean, a guitar carries the sea sounds to you. You enjoy the beach, and as the sun sets, you go deep inside and find your source of serenity, courage, and wisdom.
In the guided imagery, you are taken into a relaxed state and asked to recall a positive event in your life that will remind you of the relaxed feelings associated with it. Affirmations of the relaxed state and the ability to reach the relaxed state follow. You are now guided to an inner place of serenity, courage, and wisdom where you will become aware of your personal inspirations and deeply held values. Next, you’ll imagine a future inspired by these feelings and are asked to make a commitment to allow your life to unfold in this way.
Track 2: Musical Meditation (Drivetime)
The music you heard in the background on track 1 now takes center stage, as well it should. These classical selections, chosen by Dr. Miller for their effectiveness, are skillfully performed. Nearly a half-hour of beautiful sound can accompany you as you meditate in your own unique way – or you can simply use this music as soothing background to reading, working, driving or whatever you may be doing.
Supplementary and related programs
Letting Go of Stress
Stress is a key factor in most physical illnesses and understanding how to release it, you can effectively use these mind tools to manage stress on an ongoing or an episodic basis to deal with symptoms as they come up. A carefully graded series of four deep relaxation and guided imagery experiences show you how to deal with the imbalances in mind, emotions, and body that produce and maintain stress. This is a great way to perfect your relaxation response. And it's especially useful for those who find they need even more tools for stress management after using this program.
Ten-Minute Stress Manager
Track 1 An efficient and effective deep relaxation process guides you into a brief meditative state. Rejuvenated, you are ready for the next part of your day.
Track 2 – Ten Minute Peak Performance Self-Programming: Success is the focus of this track. It will help you clear away distractions, focus on your goals (short-term or long-term), and inspire yourself. This is the same guided imagery process great athletes and leaders use.
Many of us develop stress because we are striving to do our best. In Optimal Performance, Dr. Miller tells you how to use the energy of stress and the energy of wanting to be successful and achieve your peak performance. An excellent training program for use prior to working with Relaxation and Inspiration – or for use simultaneously with this program.
Relaxation and Inspiration DVD
The same inspired musical performances are now graced by the lovely images assembled by Dr. Miller and beautifully photographed on classic Kodak film by award-winning cinematographer Glen Carroll. Especially valuable for those who are not familiar with creating their own inner images, this lovely series begins with beautiful views of natural green cathedrals in the forest, then follows a tiny stream along its gentle course to the ocean. The nature imagery reflects that being spun out by Dr. Miller's words. An excellent introduction to the techniques, and a good one to watch even before listening to this audio program.