Seeing as I forgot to end the 50% off my music and hypnotherapy titles with prices from 49¢ at CD Baby, I guess the sale will end on Sunday January 11, 2015
Following the arrival of my latest royalties payment, I have been inspired to make like a filthy capitalist and declare a seasonal sale! There’s 50% off my music and hypnotherapy titles at CD Baby with prices from 49¢ – visit CD Baby
Psychological research into sleep sometimes offers us fresh insights into the benefits of good sleep, and sometimes it reinforces widely held beliefs.
It seems obvious, for instance, that a good night’s sleep is necessary for health, well-being and optimal performance. And recent studies on shift work and sleeping patterns back-up this common sense belief.
The British Medical Journal’s Occupational & Environmental Medicine publication demonstrates that disrupted sleep due to shift work can prematurely age the brain and result in cognitive problems. Ten years on antisocial shifts can age the brain an extra six and a half years – it takes five years of normal sleep patterns to recover.
This is one more thing for insomniacs to worry about (as if they didn’t already worry enough), as some of them will end up with lifestyles emulating the worst of shift work sleeping patterns. My free eBook and accompanying audio download Sleep Well Hypnotically (on sale here at CDBaby as well as Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk & iTunes) is designed to provide psychological support for establishing healthy sleeping patterns. It is based on years of experience working with clients on a one-to-one basis and has worked well for many people already.
Sleep Well Hypnotically – 1 hour 33 minutes
Hypnotherapy, psychological interventions and music to help overcome sleeping problems
Getting a good night’s sleep is important, not only because it makes us feel human the next day, but also because our physical and psychological health depend on it.
Hypnotherapy is a very useful psychological tool for combatting stress and effectively restoring our ability to go to sleep to its factory default.
In this audio, I have packaged some tried and tested methods and techniques from my work with individual clients who have successfully overcome insomnia. There are breathing exercises, with music, designed to counter the effects of stress, a quick method of self-hypnosis, a visualisation process, and a formal hypnotherapy session. There’s even a lullaby.
You can explore the contents of the album and make your own playlists as you go along. However, there is also a free eBook which accompanies the recording and contains extra background detail and a suggested plan for using the audio tracks. It can be downloaded from here.
The audio download is available through most download stores or direct from CD Baby
It also has some groovy choons to help the processes.
Insomnia is very common. In Western industrialised societies around one third of the population have periods of insomnia in their lives.
There are some typical patterns to insomnia. Some people find it difficult to go to sleep, maybe lying awake for a long time before drifting off and then sleeping for only a short while. Some people keep waking up throughout the night and feel they’ve had hardly any rest. Others wake early in the morning.
In this audio and eBook, I have packaged some tried and tested methods and techniques from my work with individual clients who have successfully overcome insomnia. There are breathing exercises, with music, designed to counter the effects of stress, a quick method of self-hypnosis, a visualisation process, and a formal hypnotherapy session. There’s even a lullaby…
|December 2, 2013
Breath Of Calm – 7min 6secMusic for relaxation, meditation, visualization, creativity, yoga, Tai chi, Reiki and self-hypnosis
A chilled-out ambient piece of music that can be used for relaxed listening or for synchronizing your breathing with for meditative purposes.
Available through most download stores or direct from CD Baby
Hypnotic Timeout – 5min 26sec
This is the music I use in my one-to-one hypnotherapy and coaching sessions with clients. It uses binaural beat technology and has been designed to aid the listener to go into trance easily. It can be used as a single-play track for a short session, looped to any length required in your mp3 player, or combined with other tracks I have composed as a background for relaxation, trance or creative work.
Hypnotic Timeout is available via iTunes and Amazon or direct from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/andyoldfield
Relaxation Response – 5min 30sec
Synchronizing your breathing with this music, and concentrating on using your diaphragm to breathe out fully, will help switch on the Relaxation Response (a physiological response described by Dr Herbert Benson building on the work of Nobel Laureate Dr Walter Heiss and his own research at Harvard medical School) which is the physiological key to activating the parasympathetic nervous system and beginning to counter the bio-chemical effects of stress. This response is one of the reasons why meditation and similar trance states are so good at helping alleviate many stress-related conditions.
This track also uses binaural beat technology and has been designed to aid the listener to go into trance easily. It can be used as a single-play track for a short session, looped to any length required in your mp3 player, or combined with other tracks I have composed as a background for relaxation, trance or creative work.
Relaxation Response is available via iTunes and Amazon or direct from CD Baby
Rapid Relaxation – 3min 30sec
Some users of the Relaxation Response single said that they found it difficult to get into meditative 7-11 breathing straightaway, particularly when they are highly stressed or agitated.
Rapid Relaxation is designed to lead the listener quickly into relaxing meditative brainwave states by combining music and binaural beat technology with structured breath-deepening. The structure of the stage-shift cycle is from a high-energy state of everyday beta consciousness through the deep theta relaxation characteristic of near-sleep to a relaxed meditative alpha state that helps to fire the Relaxation Response and all the physiological and psychological benefits that entails.
To move from a state of high energy to one of relaxation, simply synchronise your breathing with that on the audio, inhaling with the rising tune and exhaling as it falls, pushing those last bits of air out of your lungs with your diaphragm.
Rapid Relaxation is available via iTunes and Amazon or direct from CD Baby.
This audio is about 24 minutes long. It addresses no specific issues, but using a mix of direct and indirect hypnotic language it is designed to help you achieve a state of deep relaxation and resourcefulness. It’s available as a free download until June 15, 2013. Previously it was a commercial release