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|John Bradshaw, Steve Halpern|
Meditations for Personal Growth
Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Pop
Author John Bradshaw (Healing the Shame That Binds You and Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child) teams up with Steven Halpern for a pair of music-enhanced guided meditations where Bradshaw encourages lis... more »
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Author John Bradshaw (Healing the Shame That Binds You and Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child) teams up with Steven Halpern for a pair of music-enhanced guided meditations where Bradshaw encourages listeners to breathe out tension and accept "your higher power" to replace the internal vacuum that he identifies as a common spiritual affliction. Bradshaw and Halpern spend the first 21 minutes of this 50-minute disc swapping views on the merits of attaining what Halpern calls a "deeply relaxed psycho-spiritual state of peace, harmony, and attunement." Bradshaw's "journey to wholeness" is rooted in the 11th step of the 12-step recovery process, seeking connection to a higher power through prayer and meditation. In the second installment, Bradshaw's slight drawl mingles with Halpern's modest, dreamlike audio backdrop, creating a gently hypnotic discourse that is earnestly presented, though skeptical listeners might chuckle at Bradshaw's exhortations to "breathe through your knees" and other bodily regions to attain full relaxation. The disc concludes with Halpern quietly noodling on the electric piano for eight minutes while periodically intoning the colors of the chakra and their corresponding locations in the body. Thus, the disc boils down to one Bradshaw-directed meditation that lasts 21 minutes. Is it worth it? Let your inner self decide. --Terry Wood
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Both of these meditations are helpful and useful.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"John Bradshaw and Steve Halpern team up to give us a guide to the 11th step meditation. They have a very helpful and insightful discussion on side one about meditation and meditation music. On side two there is a 6 minute and a fifteen minute meditation. I have listened to both of these many times. The short one is great when you have a few minutes at work or anytime you need to come apart for a while. The longer meditation is a guided journey that is very relaxing. I would recommend this tape to any one looking for a meditation tape whether he is in recovery or not."