Relaxation, Meditation, Self-Hypnosis & Guided Imagery Audio Scripts
In these recordings, you will unlock the relaxation and hypnotic techniques that have benefited my clients for almost two decades. Each of these recordings has one purpose in mind: to help you achieve your goals.
Relaxation techniques are used by clinicians to treat many issues. On the mental health side of things these include anxiety, depression, and stress. On the physical side of things, these include cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure – just to name a few. They are also used by people to make changes in their emotional lives, in their relationships, in their studies, and in their workplace productivity. While the range of applications of relaxation techniques are still being uncovered by researchers, the benefits are already abundantly clear and backed up with evidence.
The techniques I use in these sessions incorporate a range of forms: deep relaxation, guided meditation, mindfulness, self-hypnosis, and guided imagery (or visualisation). There is some overlap between each of these but they all have in common the proven result of helping the body and mind to settle.
As a Member of the College of Counselling Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society, and also of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists, I use these techniques daily and receive great feedback from my clients. Over time, I have learned how to refine and combine them to help the broadest range of clients achieve maximum benefit in the shortest amount of time. This way of working with people is now one of my most requested treatments, and a daily feature of my work.
I have recorded a number of my most effective sessions (‘scripts’) for your use at home and will continue to add to them over time. No matter your age or circumstances, relaxation can help to make your good days better, and stop your bad days being quite so bad. They are safe and effective, and I encourage you to give them a try. Please read the information below about how to use these.
I commend these audio scripts to you.
Dr Stuart Edser PhD. MAPS. FCCOUNP. MIAAN (Cert). MASCH.
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What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of highly focussed attention and awareness in which the body is relaxed and the mind is more suggestible. It is used to address real physical problems such as pain management, sleep disorders, and digestive disorders. It is also a very successful treatment for anxiety, depression and motivation problems. Hypnosis also has positive benefits even for healthy people: by lowering stress, it can increase productivity and reduce the incidence of stress-related illnesses. For a fuller explanation of clinical hypnosis, you can read all about it on my hypnotherapy page on the NPH website here (http://nph.net.au/services/hypnotherapy/)
How to Use These Recordings
Anyone can use these audio scripts as a stand-alone treatment, either to address a problem or to help achieve a goal. For more serious issues, these scripts should act as a complement to other therapies. They do not a replace assistance by a qualified health professional. If you are already seeing a health professional, you will find that these recordings enhance your existing therapy.
You can play the audio scripts as often as you like. If you are seeing a therapist, discuss with them how often and for how long you should use these. Otherwise, I would recommend daily for the first week and two to three times in the second week followed by once or twice a week for a further two weeks. Thereafter, as often as you like to see the best results.
Note Well: If you suffer from psychosis, please check the use of these scripts with your medical team before using any kind of hypnotic intervention.
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Instructions for Listening
- Make sure you will not be disturbed for the next 30 minutes. Switch your phone to silent, or off so that it doesn’t ring or vibrate.
- Find a quiet space with a comfortable chair. Putting your feet up is best, but if that is not possible, then place both feet flat on the floor and sit up straight with your head squarely placed up on your shoulders.
- Loosen any tight clothing for comfort and remove your glasses or contacts. If it is winter, cover your body in a light rug – your body temperature will naturally drop a little when relaxed.
- Rest your arms either on the sides of the chair or comfortably in your lap. Don’t interlace your fingers.
- It is important to move around in your chair a bit before you start. Shift your weight, stretch your neck before allowing yourself to settle and become still.
You are now ready to begin your relaxation session, starting with your eyes open.
Recordings for Sleep
Go to Sleep
$42 inc. GST
Duration: 22 minutes
Struggling to get to sleep
Waking up in the middle of the night
Sleep-time problem solvers
This session is designed for those who struggle to get to sleep when first going to bed, and for those who wake intermittently during the night and who struggle to get back to sleep. There are many factors in getting a good night’s sleep. For example, you should not go to bed on a full stomach or straight after vigorous exercise. The room should be cool, dark and quiet. The bedclothes should be suitable for the season. Going to bed and rising is best done at the same times each night and morning. If there are serious issues that interrupt an individual’s peace of mind preventing sound sleep, then therapy with a psychologist is strongly encouraged in order to process difficult or challenging cognitions, experiences or events. Of course, if there is pain or some other physical illness that is affecting sleep, a visit to the doctor is essential. There are many websites where you can learn about sleep hygiene which is also essential for good sleep, but here is a short list of things you should be aware of from the Western Australia Government’s Centre for Clinical Interventions: https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/~/media/CCI/Mental-Health-Professionals/Sleep/Sleep—Information-Sheets/Sleep-Information-Sheet—04—Sleep-Hygiene.pdf. When listening to this MP3, set your volume at a relatively low level and turn the rest of your notifications off so you won’t be disturbed by them. The session will automatically end after 22 minutes. While we cannot guarantee success, there is good evidence that this kind of script can help people go to sleep.
Recordings for Anxiety and Stress
$22 inc. GST
Duration: 11.5 minutes
Relax the Body
$28 inc. GST
Duration: 20 minutes
Suitable For Most Issues including:
- Pain Management
- Stomach Problems
- Sports Performance
This session uses a well-known method that focuses on physical relaxation. In times past, the Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique (PMRT) used to see individuals first tightening each muscle group and then relaxing them. This was to help the person gain a sense of what a relaxed muscle group actually felt like. I haven’t used that technique in a long while. Instead, merely by using the power of the mind, I ask you to focus on each muscle group as we make our way down the body and I suggest that that you release tension in the area and to relax. This works equally as well and my real life clients often tell me they’ve not felt as relaxed in a long time.
Calm Down – The Sanctuary
$32 inc. GST
Duration: 31 minutes
Suitable For Many Issues including:
- Anxiety / GAD
- Digestive Problems
- High Blood Pressure
- Cardiac Health
This session focuses specifically on assisting you to calm down. It can be used by individuals who are feeling anxious and distressed – maybe you’ve had an anxiety attack or a panic attack or are just feeling generally anxious (GAD). But it can also be used by those who struggle regularly with such feelings but who are feeling okay at the moment. So using it this way is more of a preventative. This audio script allows for both mind and body to settle and relax. The first part uses the image of a descending escalator as a technique to relax, and then allows you to move into a special place of peace – your sanctuary – to really take some time to soak up those lovely peaceful feelings and to give you the place and time to really calm down.
Make a Change
$32 inc. GST
Duration: 30 minutes
Suitable For Most Issues including:
- Weight Loss
- Start Exercising
- Study Better
- Relationship Behaviour
This session is designed to help you feel comfortable and confident in bringing about some kind of positive change in your life. It might be to quit cigarette smoking or to decrease the amount of alcohol consumed. It might be to begin a new exercise program or to commence a consistent healthy way of eating. Or it might even be to be nicer or more considerate to your partner or to act more confidently at work. There are so many positive changes we can make. To get the best out of this audio script, it’s important to have something in mind before you listen to it so that you can engage that change more fully in the relaxed state. This audio script uses the metaphor of a descending lift or elevator to get you relaxed before we start suggestions about change.
Advanced Deep State Self Hypnosis
$56.00 inc. GST
Duration: 51 minutes
- those struggling with physical illness
Recordings for Depression
Alongside other strategies you are using to beat depression, these four audio scripts are designed to assist you in your journey to do just that. Many depressions take care of themselves over time – symptoms reduce and eventually disappear – while others need help from a skilled therapist and some even need medication. No matter what kind of depression you have, or how it affects you, or whether you are using anti-depression medication or not, all individuals struggling with this illness will experience varying degrees of difficulty with the four issues covered in the audio scripts below. Depression is not just a ‘feeling’ illness, it is also a ‘thinking’ illness. Beating it always necessitates dealing with these issues in one way or another. Self-hypnosis and deep relaxation can be very helpful as a strategy on that journey.
$32 inc. GST
Duration: 27 minutes and 8 seconds
Act despite your feelings
$32 inc. GST
Duration: 30 minutes and 9 seconds
The Inner Critic
$32 inc. GST
Duration: 29 minutes and 31 seconds
$32 inc. GST
Duration: 33 minutes
Being Gay, Being Christian
$40.00 (includes $10.50 P&H within Australia)
Foreword by Judge Michael Kirby.
The primary aim of this book is to explain to gay or same-sex attracted people that they can be both gay and Christian – that the two are not mutually exclusive.
It offers a calm but authoritative voice of science and scholarship, explaining that gay people are neither sick nor sinful as a result of their sexual orientation. As voices of prejudiced fundamentalism shriek from all sides of the Christian church, it invites the reader to a new experience of God.
Stuart Edser is uniquely qualified to explain the biology, psychology and sociology of being gay, as well as to examine the Bible, its interpretation, and traditional Christian teaching on sexual morality. Not only does he have a wealth of experience grounded in the Church (both Catholic and Protestant), but he is also a psychologist, author and researcher. Moreover, he threads his own extraordinary story through the text, using this and his experience as a clinician to guide his thinking. At the end, he presents an alternative model of Christian discourse to that which we usually hear and offers a positive voice so often glaringly absent from the Church as utterances on homosexuality. He argues passionately for church people everywhere to open their minds and show a willingness to discard older ways of thinking where more modern explanations elucidate the truth more closely.
“This is probably the single best book published on this topic in the last five years….Well done Dr Edser”.
– Jim McManus, CPsychol, CSd Chartered Scientist, Chartered Psychologist
“I hope this book will gain a large readership among people of diverse sexualities: heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and intersexual….The subjects are timely, important and interesting. They represent nothing less than the story of the present struggle for the soul of Christianity….For his thoughtful and informed contributions to this process of change, I thank Stuart Edser. I congratulate him on his book”.
– The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG Justice of the High Court (Ret’d)
“Dr Edser methodically takes the reader through the psychology of sexuality and successfully debunks many myths about homosexuality, and presents a very Christ-like attitude to accepting what cannot be changed, and throws the baton to Christians everywhere to wake up and understand that to be gay is not a choice of life-style, but in fact is part of the human sexual variance that has been present since the dawn of time. Approach this book with an open mind, and be prepared to toss aside preconceived prejudices. Dr Edser’s analysis of the relevant Biblical texts dealing with sexuality are intelligent, educated and enlightened”.
– Scribe, Amazon review
“Enter Being Gay, Being Christian by Dr Stuart Edser.
With this book you can sit quietly, read and digest information at your own pace with only two calm voices; educated Edser’s and your rational mind weighing up and balancing the information with your own assumptions and experience.
Not only does Edser have his own personal experience to contribute but also covers scientific research on sexual orientation, psychology and theology. All these are covered adequately for the average reader thus saving them hours ploughing through academic publications in these areas or several books. Edser’s writing style is natural and accessible.
Coming from a Pentecostal/Evangelical background, I found the chapters on Catholicism of particular interest and value. These are insightful, well researched and documented.
Considering the audience I assume will read Being Gay, Being Christian I did wonder if the final chapter was a bit redundant. But I am only one reader in the broad audience. I am sure some will love it. Some wanted a chapter like that in my autobiography.
If you are looking for answers to the question ‘can you be gay and a Christian?’ Edser’s work is a great place to start. Who knows, you may never have to read another thing on the subject again because it answers all your questions”.
– Anthony Venn-Brown, Founder and Director of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International