The only woman on the elevator when I stepped on did not look familiar to me. I did what you usually do on an elevator: smile, turn around, press the button for your floor and then avoid eye contact. Then, from behind me I heard, "You've been putting me to sleep for the last twenty years!" I turned, bewildered, and raised my eyebrows.
"It's me, Donna! I was in your stress reduction course twenty years ago. You gave us a cassette tape with a guided imagery relaxation on it. I use it every night. I keep re-recording the tape because I don't want to live without it. I never told you how much it helped me…I swear it got me off a couple of medications!"
Amazed, I now remembered Donna clearly. She had been the most anxious, disruptive, jittery and emotionally reactive adult student I have ever had in a group. Her doctor had referred her to my wellness training hoping to relieve her ulcer, insomnia and high blood pressure. It was hard to believe this relaxed, peaceful woman was the same person. It was lovely to hear that my work had made a difference in someone's life.
Last week, it happened again. I got this email:
"Will your 'mini vacation’ recording be on the new website? Please? I have come to rely on it when I get all discombobulated... I'm willing to pay! When I experience especially stressful days at work, it is a God-send at lunch time...and equally helpful in the evening when there are stressors at home. It's amazing how something this simple can make such a difference."
So here it is! A free Guided Imagery session.
Will you give yourself eleven minutes to refresh your body, mind and spirit? The recording will be here whenever you want to take a break. Please do bookmark it, "Like" it, share it, and leave me a comment on your experience with it.
Find a quiet place where you can be comfortable and undisturbed for the next eleven minutes. Turn off your cell phone (yes, even vibrate). Close the door, and click on the text link below: