If like me, you are interested in neural plasticity, limbic training and mindfulness this is a must listen. I have only just discovered Rick Hanson's work and on the basis of this audio book have pre ordered his next book from Audible. What I found unique about this book is the very helpful explanations regarding neural plasticity and the excellent tips to help with rewiring the brain both during meditation practice and in everyday life, combined with short meditations. I have been using these methods and finding them extremely helpful. The only downside of this audio is that if you just wish to use the meditation practices you cannot access them seperately - each one comes with a commentary. However, this is a small criticism as it's an excellent, easily accessible listen.
I have attended mindfulness courses and read and listened to many mindfulness books and this is definitely one of the best. If you are suffering from pain or illness and have never tried mindfulness, this is a perfect place to start. Vidyamala Burch has personal experience of chronic pain and her own use of mindfulness techniques to help with this is extremely inspiring. She narrates this beautifully- her voice is empathetic, soothing and inspiring. This is also a fantastic listen, if like me, you already have some experience of mindfulness meditation. The mindfulness exercises at the end of the book are some of the best I have found on audio.
I already have the Paul McKenna App which is also based on hypnosis, but I wanted to try something new and I'm very glad that I did! I like the fact that the booster session is only ten minutes long and therefore you will be more likely to listen to it everyday. Anyway, I've been listening to it for over a week and it's so weird because my craving for unhealhty food has gone! In the morning, I wake up craving porridge and fruit instead of white bread and sugary tea (as I used to before). The 45 minute session has to be listened to once a week and it always makes me fall asleep but i'm guessing it works because I feel very motivated to exercise. Also, there are some very good tips! I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to lose weight - the easy way! Even if you just listen to the booster session you will notice a major effect!