Sublime Relaxations 1
Praise for 'Sublime Relaxations Volume I': "Jessica Sarfaraaz Berger's CD 'Sublime Relaxations' got me through an incredibly stressful time. Both her calm and effecting voice, as well as the breathing techniques helped me during bouts of almost debilitating anxiety as I started a new job in a new career. With Jessica Sarfaraz, I was able to get through each day stronger than the day before, better at my job and more open to those around me. And, I could finally get some sleep! And while I initially sought relief from acute stress, I've found her techniques useful in many areas of my life since. I can't recommend Sublime Relaxations enough. - Kate Blume, Age 41, Middle School Teacher, San Diego, CA 'I absolutely loved listening to this CD! As a college student I found it relaxing both while studying and lying in bed trying to fall asleep. The variety of exercises was perfect and I really enjoyed how the end of the CD was for deep relaxation; perfect for at night. This combination of exercises really helped me to stay relaxed during finals and I feel like I performed that much better on my exams. I was surprised by how beneficial these exercises were to me and I feel like they will also help anyone that is interested in giving them a try.' - Lauren Brzozowski, College student, New England "The creation of Sublime Relaxations by Jessica Sarfaraz Berger is refreshing and creative. It is a body of work that brings you to a place of peace and tranquility. This CD allows you to manage your stress, experience an increased sense of awareness, and a greater sense of well-being. I highly recommend Sublime Relaxations for all who meditate and those learning meditation for it is truly is a gift for your soul." - Christine Jette, Nurse Educator/Big Y Foods, Springfield, MA "A wonderful and peaceful stress reduction CD. This is a very calming meditation CD and useful tool to reduce the pressures and stresses of everyday life. Also it is useful to people with phobias and mental blocks that prevent them from living a happy and contented life. Thank you for the wonderful guided imagery to put my mind at rest." - Heather " I lost my brother two years ago very suddenly and was having difficulty with anxiety and depression. I listen to her CD every night when I go to bed. Jessica's soothing and calming stress reduction techniques have changed my life and helped me get through this difficult time." -Patty Liptak Here is what Jessica Sarfaraz Berger's students have to say about her Stress Reduction teachings: 'The presenter was excellent, calm, cool, relaxing' 'The course was one of the best we have had' 'I wish we had a relaxation class like this once a month or even more often' 'i was surprised by how easy it was to relax' 'I found it helpful to learn the breathing techniques and things I can do at my desk on a hectic day' 'This class more than met my expectations. I loved it!' Information about this CD: Sublime Relaxations Volume I offers listeners a series of 8 easy techniques that improve sleep, promote relaxation, increase self-confidence, release addictions, and lessen anxiety. The CD begins with an introductory overview and then moves on to "The Purification Breaths". "The Purification Breaths" focus on the 5 elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether, each element represented by a different type of breath. The next exercise, "Swimming to Shore", uses movement and visualization to develop trust in one's inner compass. This improves the ability to find one's way in new territory, whether the landscape is geographical or spiritual. Additionally, "Swimming to Shore" helps in coping with acute pain, especially that of childbirth. Listeners then move on to "Emotional Freedom Technique", an exercise that involves movement and sound to release the pain of unwanted memories, self-talk, physical ailments, addictions, or momentary frustration. It is very effective in getting people 'unstuck' as well as freeing people from self-destructive thought patterns and behaviors. "Training the Puppy" cultivates relaxation and a forgiving attitude towards one's self. The "Three Questions" are simple but profound tools for self-inquiry that not only deepen one's relaxation, but also develop skills for improved self-care in all situations. By returning to the "Three Questions", a person can learn to avoid suffering in a way that honors themselves and their current circumstances. The "Butterfly Hug" is a technique that can be used in public when a person is under duress. It is a simple, subtle way to immediately reduce anxiety, anger, sadness, or other intrusive emotions at work or elsewhere. The "Acupressure Point" described can produce instant calm, and is accessible under all circumstances. The final track, "Svasana", guides listeners into deep, peaceful relaxation and is appropriate at bedtime to promote sleep, or any time the listener needs to unwind. Combining wisdom from Eastern and Western philosophy, Sublime Relaxations makes it easy to rest and de-stress. Listening to the CD will relax you in the here and now, while using the techniques in the world will improve your total well being.