Category Archives: Self Help

What Is Reincarnation Really..?

Probably Not What You Think…

What is reincarnation?

Some time ago, I was reading a book. I vividly remember where I was; sitting on the bed in a rented apartment overlooking Bramall Lane, the football ground which is home to Sheffield United.

I cannot recall the name of the book I was reading, nor the author, but what I do remember is it had a section on reincarnation. At the time, I remember thinking the idea of reincarnation is, ‘a load of bollocks.’  Continue reading What Is Reincarnation Really..?

Meditations: The Essenes Way

Who Were The Essenes?

The Essenes were an illuminated people that were lost to history for more than 2000 years. It was not until the discovery of the first Dead Sea Scrolls around the West Bank of the Jordan River in 1946 that this culture resurfaced.

Transformation

It is believed the Essenes were a private cult. They were an ascetic Jewish sect living in remote communities detached from the distraction of bustling cities. Continue reading Meditations: The Essenes Way

How To Use Meditation To Reprogram Your Mind

Wouldn’t it be great if you could change your habitual thinking and bad habits? You know, those moments when you know you shouldn’t do something, but you do it anyway.

Reprogramming the mind

The reason you do that is because your mind is programmed to follow habitual patterns. The voice in your head saying, “go on, it’s okay,” comes from the sub-conscious part of your unconscious mind. This is your shadow self, what Sigmund Freud called the id.

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Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation Therapy

Edmund Jacobson was an American physician, psychiatrist and physiologist. In the early 1920’s, he began experimenting with ways to relieve anxiety by tensing and relaxing the muscles.

The results were published in his 1929 book, “Progressive Relaxation” which was subsequently edited for a mainstream audience and released under the title, “You Must Relax” in 1934. Continue reading Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation Therapy

Can Meditation Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer’s?

High Blood Pressure Linked With Alzheimer Disease

A new study published by the American Heart Association has found that high blood pressure increases the risk of contracting Alzheimer’s.

15% of people over 65 suffer dementia

Given the intensity of the modern world, and the pressure on workers to perform in their jobs, support a family and function in social circles, hypertension is a common problem. Continue reading Can Meditation Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer’s?

New Study Claims That Meditating Is Good For The Gut

Ha! This Is Not New…

You sometimes have to wonder whether medical researchers in western democracies are taking the piss. Other times you have to wake up to the harsh cold reality that, yes they are!

in your head

In April this year, neurologist, Suzanne O’Sullivan won the Wellcome book prize for her research exploring the connection between body and mind. Continue reading New Study Claims That Meditating Is Good For The Gut