Magic Moments - Sarah Edelman - Audio CD
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This CD contains two meditation "sessions" that run for 32 minutes each, with each session comprising four separate tracks of 6-10 minutes duration (eight tracks in all).
The listener can choose to do a full meditation session comprising all four tracks, or create their own session by selecting the specific tracks they prefer. A soothing voice set to background music by Dale Nougher guides the listener through deep relaxation exercises followed by guided meditations.
These include visual imagery (a moonlit summer night and walking along the beach), 'third eye' meditation, mantra meditation and a gentle observation of stillness.
About the Author Sarah Edelman PhD
Sarah Edelman, PhD. is an author, lecturer and a psychologist in private practice. She worked for many years as a research psychologist at the University of Technology Sydney, and has published several articles on the use of CBT with cancer patients. She also conducts workshops for mental health practitioners and employees in industry, and provides training for psychologists at the Black Dog Institute, Sydney. In 2002, Sarah published a book, now in its second edition, titled ‘Change your Thinking – positive and practical ways to overcome stress, negative emotions and self defeating behaviour using CBT, it was reprinted in 2006 ’
Sarh Edelman says CBT is not so much about changing personality, but adjusting cognition and belief with evidence. Many of our thinking patterns are established in childhood and can remain stubborn to change, but Sarah Edelman points out that our thoughts and beliefs are influenced for better or worse throughout our adult lives: influences include the social environment, culture, friends and partners. CBT's mantra is that dysfunctional beliefs can cause unnecessary emotional pain, but we can change those beliefs. In the case of anger, CBT entails the person writing down the advantages and disadvantages of staying angry. With panic attacks, Sarah Edelman encourages people to feel the physical sensations, and help them realise the sensations usually quickly pass. For the shy, Sarah Edelman gets people to rate social events from least feared to most, then go about attending such events, all the while challenging their fear that a social gathering will end in catastrophe.
CBT can alleviate every-day problems stemming from irrational beliefs, says Dr Melissa Green, a clinical research fellow with the Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science. These problems include frustration, anxiety, even road rage.
Dr Sarah Edelman's book Change Your Thinking (ABC Books, 2006) is a practical and reassuring guide to help overcome stress, negative emotions and self-defeating behaviour using CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). It demonstrates how to dispute that nagging voice in your head and deal more rationally with feelings of anger, depression, frustration and anxiety.