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Posted by Ann on September 04, 1999 at 11:56:18:

Hello again,
I have been writing in regards to costochondritis. I have a couple of questions but first I would like to say I am very grateful to this site. It is full of great info.
Well I have tried to locate a Rolfer but I haven't had any luck in the Middle East. Is Somatic therapy similar or the Feldenkrais Method? It seemed for a while my symptoms of gas and difficult inspirational breathing seemed to get a lot better and were gone but for some strange reason they have returned and it really bothers me. The cardiologist who seen me and made the diagnoses said I needed antianxiety medications. Do you think something could have be missed? Can anything else help this annoying breathing symptom? I don't hardly feel the costo anymore. Can a chiropractor or osteopath help with the bracing? Also I will be starting the SR ASAP. I ordered the tapes from Brainsync to help out because it seems those are the most recommended tapes to use. One last question, if the tapes are 60 min can you listen to only twenty min and still reach an alpha state and how long do you have to stay in an alpha state to achieve the benefits? Any info would be greatly appreciated
Thanks Alot
Ann



Re: costochondritis - on the SR aspects of your questions

Posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on September 04, 1999 at 13:58:54:

In Reply to: costochondritis posted by Ann on September 04, 1999 at 11:56:18:

Let me touch on only one of your several questions, about the SR tape, etc.

Walt recommends SR for 20 minutes at a time twice a day. Of course you can do 20 minutes of a 60 minute tape at at a time. There is nothing about these particular tapes that would require you to do the whole tape at once.

However, on some other tapes with words, affirmations, visualizations, stories, etc., certainly it would be less than great to stop somewhere in the middle, mid-sentence, as it were. Like being suddenly awakened in the middle of the night.

Walt's 20 minutes at a time SR recommendation is based on averages. Different people take different amounts of time to get relaxed, for their mind to quiet down, etc. So their actual period of time in the desirable alpha/theta state will at first be much less than the full 20 minutes. With practice, etc. they will be in the desirable brainwave state much of that time, and indeed some of their time outside of the SR session. So 20 minutes is a good starting point recommendation for most folks.

I would not necessarily recommend waiting till you receive your tapes on order to start your SR. Go ahead and set aside your two daily times now, and get into the habit of being quiet and relaxing comfortably then. Perhaps simply focusing on watching your breath and letting any mental thoughts that come up just drift on by (be an observer of these thoughts - don't participate in them). You can start getting some benefit and establishing your habits right now.

Hope this helps!
RocketHealer Jim++



Re: costochondritis - on the SR aspects of your questions

Posted by Linda on September 05, 1999 at 03:37:58:

In Reply to: Re: costochondritis - on the SR aspects of your questions posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on September 04, 1999 at 13:58:54:

Where can I purchase relaxation tapes???



Re: costochondritis (Feldenkrais & SR)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 05, 1999 at 10:52:17:

In Reply to: costochondritis posted by Ann on September 04, 1999 at 11:56:18:

Hi, Ann.

SR is the final solution to costochondritis (AND the anxiety your doc mentioned). Even Rolfing is temporary (a year or so) unless the person does SR regularly. Rolfing is very different from Feldenkrais or Somatic Therapy. However, Feldenkrais would help the SR work quicker and more persisitantly. Feldenkrais originated in Israel.

Twenty minutes of the 60 minute tape is good enough. Once you start to reliably reach the desired state, you may just want to do the entire hour anyhow.

Let us know how you do.

Walt



Re: SR Relaxation tapes - start of a list of links to go into our Glossary in a while

Posted by Robot Responder on September 05, 1999 at 23:39:55:

In Reply to: Re: costochondritis - on the SR aspects of your questions posted by Linda on September 05, 1999 at 03:37:58:

Here is a start on a list of links for sources of SR/Relaxation tapes/CDs and mind machines:

Remember, for SR, what you want is something that puts the brainwaves into an Alpha/Theta range. Not Delta, Not Beta.

http://www.brainsync.com/
Brain Synch tapes and CDs (also available in bookstores like Barnes & Noble, etc.)

http://www.universityoflife.com/centerpointe.htm
CenterPoint custom brainwave tapes

http://toolsforexploration.com/
Light/sound machines, biofeedback machines

http://www.mindmachines.com/docs/
Tapes and mind machines

http://www.dnamusic.com/
All sorts of mind-music

http://www.h2net.net/p/nslade/
Amazing Brain Music Adventure - really wild stuff!



Re: SR Relaxation tapes - start of a list of links to go into our Glossary in a while (ARCHIVE in SR.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 06, 1999 at 11:18:27:

In Reply to: Re: SR Relaxation tapes - start of a list of links to go into our Glossary in a while posted by Robot Responder on September 05, 1999 at 23:39:55:

Thanks Robot, (Alias, RHJ).

Walt



Re: You figured out my alter-identity already....

Posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on September 06, 1999 at 16:23:32:

In Reply to: Re: SR Relaxation tapes - start of a list of links to go into our Glossary in a while (ARCHIVE in SR.) posted by Walt Stoll on September 06, 1999 at 11:18:27:

Hope you are enjoying the robot pictures. If they don't show up immediately, you will need to right-click on them, then click on view picture, then, if necessary click on the link that appears. After the picture appears, you can click on Back however times it takes and then see the picture where it belongs. And the picture should show properly the next time you view that post-of course, how many people repeatedly view posts??? I don't know why Tripod makes it so hard some times to view pictures stored on their servers. Oh well......



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