Reduce stress with meditation? – I don’t have time to sit in a cave!
Does your idea of meditation fit into one of these categories?
- Weird, New Age nonsense
- A way for some guru to separate you from your cash
- It might work but it is hard to do and takes years to learn
If so, you might be surprised. When I began to look for ways to relieve my chronic stress, a friend recommended trying the meditation class at a local Buddhist centre. (Don’t worry, I am not asking you to convert). At the time, I was suffering from thoughts going through my mind so fast that I couldn’t even understand them. I wondered if I would get any benefit from a few weeks of classes. I was in the third of those categories and didn’t expect quick results.
I was wrong. The guided meditation did give me some immediate relief from the mind chatter and I felt better for several hours afterwards. But, there is a but. The classes took place in a lovely, tranquil setting, which helps to produce the proper mindset. I was surrounded by experienced meditators and that definitely has an effect on you. But I had to set aside time to go to the class and lack of time had been one of my problems in the first place.
The high tech meditation solution
I continued to search for ways out of my depression and I eventually found solution. The Holosync Solution in fact. Holosync was developed by Bill Harris at Centerpointe. It uses binaural beat technology to to reduce the signals produced by the brain to levels that are rarely achieved even after years of traditional meditation.
Prolonged use has a calming effect on the mind and increases your threshold for what you can handle being thrown at you by life. I have been a dedicated user for about two years now.
There is a downside though. This is not a quick fix. It requires some commitment from you. It takes an hour, every day. It is also quite expensive. You progress through deeper levels. I am on my 5th level now and have already paid for the next 4. Added to my current level, that will take about the next four and a half years.
I would estimate that I have spent about $800. I don’t mind that as I have become committed to my personal development and believe the benefits are worth it. But we are not all the same.
I realize that not everybody would be willing to make this commitment or even see the need for it. If so, you can find several other solutions with a quick search on the internet. If you just need a quick boost after a hard day at the office, here is something I found recently. You can try this Free Demo instantly, online. The link is at the top left.
It uses some strange electronic music but I found it easy to tune out and the effect was very pleasant. In fact, I tried it first with in-ear headphones and then I had to have another go with some proper ones. If you buy the product, it’s an instant download, so you don’t even have to wait for your meditation CDs to turn up. How stress free is that?
I can’t say if there are any long term benefits to using this, but it is a good alternative to turning to the bottle after a stressful day. And there is no regular time commitment. If you try the instant demo and it doesn’t work for you, there are plenty of other choices. I have found meditation to be a great stress reliever and I highly recommend it.
You can find out about some other stress relief meditation audio solutions on this page.