Kelly Howell's CD's Guided Relaxation and Total Relaxation
April Spotlight — Kelly Howell's CD's Guided Relaxation and Total Relaxation
Kelly Howell, affectionally referred to as "The Brain Whisperer" by her loyal listeners, has 30 plus years of experience working in "personal transformation and mind expansion technology". According to www.brainsync.com, she is "the world's leading innovator in the practical application of brainwave research". Her Guided Relaxation Audio CD is described to "Relieve stress and replenish your energy" and her Total Relaxation Audio CD is described to "Relax and release stress and tension". Who doesn't need either of those? There are 5 main types of brain waves, they are:
- Beta — alertness, concentration, and cognition
- Alpha — relaxation, visualization, and creativity
- Theta — meditation, intuition and memory
- Delta — detached awareness, healing and sleep
- Gamma — precognition, clarity and perception
Both of these CD's work with Alpha brain waves. According to www.toolsforwellness.com, "When you are truly relaxed, your brain activity slows from the rapid patterns of Beta into the more gente waves of Alpha. Your awareness expands. Fresh creative energy begins to flow. Fears vanish. You experience a liberating sense of peace and well-being. In biofeedback, Alpha training is most commonly recommended for the treatment of stress."
So what exactly do these CD's sound like? The Guided Relaxation CD has Kelly Howell's voice overlaying a bed of music, teaching you to concentrate and control your breathing, while guiding you through the imagery of a relaxing garden and the relaxation of each muscle group throughout your body. All the while, Howell reinforces your journey with positive thoughts of gratitude, blessing, and possibilities. These techniques give you the feeling of being a part of the flow. Upon a second listen, a realization that she uses words associated with water which works in harmony with the highs and lows of the music, effortlessly shifting from ear to ear as if the music is flowing through your head, which only adds to the feeling of being in the flow, and a tranquil and peaceful floating sensation.
The Total Relaxation CD begins with a combination of meditation music and a light outdoor soundtrack of crickets and a babbling brook. As the CD continues, new sounds are introduced in what can be described as the Amazon meets the creek you grew up visiting. Allow your mind to wander to places like your favorite vacation spot, the river you fished at when you were younger or the stream you used to catch pollywogs in, or maybe a place you have always wanted to visit. No matter the place, the peace and tranquility of the music and ambiance together is constant. Towards the end of the CD, just as the new sounds were introduced, they are taken away, as if you are driving away from the babbling brook you came to love. But don't stress, you can go back again tomorrow!
Kelly Howell's Guided Relaxation CD is available on our website at: https://www.SleepPhones.com/store/cds-dvds/guided-relaxation-kh
Her Total Relaxation CD is also available on our website at: https://www.SleepPhones.com/store/cds-dvds/total-relaxation