The Awakened Mind - Awakening Your Mind To Its Highest Potential
Integral Awakened Mind Coaching™
An Awakened/Evolved Mind pattern on the Mind Mirror.
"In the Awakened Mind state the mind is clearer, sharper, quicker,and more flexible than ordinary states. Thinking feels fluid rather than rigid. Emotions become more available and understandable, easier to work with and transform. Information flows more easily between the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious levels. Intuition, insight, and empathy increase and become more integrated into normal consciousness." Anna Wise
EXPERIENCE THE AWAKENED MIND STATE IN JUST TWELVE HOURS!
All workshops are in English unless otherwise noted.
Workshops in Austria 2013:TBA
Spain Workshop 2013: TBA - Some classes will be in Spanish.
Contact: Inger van Dokkum and Fimme Hornstra Tel.: (0034)965 888 797 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Belgium Workshop 2013: TBA - La Ferme du Tournesol, rue des Salinques, 5 à 7070 Gottignies (Belgique): Basic/Advanced Workshop Contact: Jacky Singer(0032)(0)64/67.54.12 firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.regonline.com/belgium
There is a state in which you are fully alive, authentic and spontaneous. You are open to all of your feelings. You are connected to your strength and your truth. You are not afraid to know anything about yourself. We call this the Integral Awakened Mind state. In this state you embrace your creativity and see life in all its possibilities.
"You feel a deep sense of peace and internal balance-you are at harmony with yourself, with others, and with your larger environment. You experience increased buoyancy and vitality. Your senses are enlivened -every aspect of your perceptual experience seems richer, more textured. Surprisingly, you feel invigorated even when you would usually have felt tired and drained. Things that usually would have irked you just don't "get to you" as much. Your body feels regenerated-your mind clear. At least for a period of time, decisions become obvious as priorities clarify and inner conflict dissolves. Intuitive insight suddenly provides convenient solutions to problems that had previously consumed weeks of restless thought. Your creativity flows freely. You may experience a sense of greater connectedness with others and feelings of deep fulfillment." Appreciative Heart
Standing in the way of your own integral awakened heart/mind are chronic patterns formed in your past to survive. These live as frozen feelings and history in your body/mind states and no longer serve you. The awakened heart/mind is the original, natural, intuitive mind often found in aboriginal tribal people.
Integral Awakened Heart/Mind state is developed by Neuro-monitoring of the EEG brain waves. You will be monitored by expertly trained and certified Awakened Mind practitioners Gary Groesbeck BCIAC Fellow and Donna Bach Naturopath. You will be comfortably hooked up to electrodes on your head and another ear/finger monitor to check heart coherence. In just a few relaxing sessions of guided meditations, breathing and relaxation instructions you will begin to come into a powerful body, brain and heart coherence.
This coherence state naturally frees the frozen feelings and history in your body by working with the blocked and held energy. It helps you reconnect with deep parts of the self that you disconnected from as a child. It uncovers the power and goodness at the source of your most destructive patterns. It leads you to connection with your deepest essence, healing abilities for yourself and others, and your creativity and spirituality.
You will work individually and in group to understand, transform and release any held patterns that have been in your way as you deeply explore, experience and integrate your brain waves and heart energy. You will find more options for achieving your full potential for living in this awakened and creative state. This work is powerful, respectful and gently loving, any sharing in group is only as each participant feels comfortable. The dynamic energy field that is created by spending time together in deep meditative states is one of the ways that positive changes unfold, and transformation happens.
Decades of investigations and practice measuring the brainwave patterns of higher states of consciousness has shown the interrelationships of brainwave frequencies that develops as the awakened mind occurs.This subtle and individualized combination of beta, alpha, theta and delta can be identified, encouraged and trained.
Meditation combined with EEG monitoring on the "Mind Mirror" and heart coherence monitoring on the "Heart Math" equipment during the workshop helps regulate this process. The objective of doing this is to develop self-mastery, enhance creativity, and further personal development, increasing happiness and frequently achieving "bliss states".
This will help you transform emotional and mental energy into new satisfying feelings which will reduce pain, stress, anxiety or health symptoms that are stress related. Increase performance Enhance creativity More stamina and endurance Access intuition Alleviate depression Unleash vitality and energy Gain confidence in your own ability to use these techniques effectively Use these methods daily to optimize brain function, heart coherence and overall well-being
The Awakened Mind brain wave pattern, or state, is the state achieved continuously by yogi's, swami's, Taoist masters, and zen masters, with eyes open or closed. It is the access state to all states of higher awareness, creativity, and healing regardless of ones spiritual practice.
There are many different forms of meditation, contemplative prayer, mantra, breath following, chi gung, or simply sitting and watching the garden grow for example. All of them eventually will produce an Awakened Mind brain wave pattern, but it can take months or years to get there.
Integral Awakened Mind brain wave training can teach you how to enter this long sought after state in a matter of a few hours. Most people will experience this Awakened Mind state with as little as twelve hours training. This is not guess work! You are monitored continuously using the Mind Mirror 3 eeg system and guided meditation with imagery designed specifically to elicit the Awakened Mind pattern.
We owe the original discovery of the awakened mind brain wave pattern several decades ago to the brilliant British psychobiologist, biophysicist, and zen master C. Maxwell Cade . Cade measured the brain wave patterns of many healers, spiritual teachers and advanced meditators as well as 300 of his own students. He found a pattern that he identified as a step beyond meditation that exhibits the "lucid awareness" of meditation "coexistent with thought processes". Cade presented his remarkable breakthrough discovery in his book "The Awakened Mind: Biofeedback and the Development of Higher States of Awareness", which he co-authored with Nona Coxhead (Dell, 1979).
For almost three decades since then Anna Wise, Max Cade's protege, has measured the brainwave patterns of people whose states of consciousness one would wish emulate – spiritual masters, meditation teachers, and people of optimum creativity in all walks of life. The brainwave pattern that she found, named the Awakened Mind, is a combination of all four categories of brain waves – beta, alpha, theta, and delta – in the right relationship and proportion.
BETA brain waves are the fastest frequencies ranging from 14 cycles per second up to 38 cycles per second. Beta is your normal thinking state, your active external awareness and thought process. Without beta you would not be able to function in the outside world.
ALPHA brain waves are the brain waves of relaxed detached awareness, visualization, sensory imagery and light reverie. Ranging between about 9 cycles per second and 14 cycles per second, alpha is the gateway to meditation and provides a bridge between the conscious and the subconscious mind.
THETA brain waves are the subconscious mind. Ranging from about 4 cycles per second up to 8 cycles per second, theta is present in dreaming sleep and provides the experience of deep meditation when you meditate.Theta also contains the storehouse of creative inspiration and is where you often have your spiritual connection.Theta provides the peak in the peak experience.
DELTA brain waves are your unconscious mind, the sleep state, ranging from about 4 cycles per second down to 0.5 cycles per second. But when present in combination with other waves in a waking state, Delta acts as a form of radar – seeking out information – reaching out to understand on the deepest unconscious level things that we can't understand through thought process. Delta provides intuition, empathetic attunement, and instinctual insight. It is also the brain wave most associated with energy healing.
The MEDITATION brain wave pattern is a combination of alpha and theta where theta provides the depth and profundity of the meditation experience – the subconscious inner space from which creativity, insight, and healing spring – and alpha provides the bridge, or the link, to the conscious thinking mind so that you can actually remember the contents of your meditation.
"The AWAKENED MIND brain wave pattern combines the intuitive, empathetic radar of the delta waves, the creative inspiration, personal insight, and spiritual awareness of the theta waves, the bridging capacity and relaxed, detached, awareness of the alpha waves, and the external attention and ability to consciously process thought of beta waves, all at the same time. It is a brainwave pattern shared by people in higher states of consciousness regardless of their philosophy, theology or meditation technique. This brainwave(EEG) pattern can be found during "peak experience" and in all forms of creativity and high performance. The awakened mind is also the "ah-ha," appearing at the exact instant of solving the problem, or getting the insight." Anna Wise
The Awakened Mind state can now be taught using a biofeedback device called the "Mind Mirror". This is the only EEG monitor used continuously for several decades to verify the Awakened Mind and Evolved Mind states. Clinical EEG systems do not look at brain waves the same way and therefore are not as reliable in identifying the Awakened Mind pattern. This also requires monitoring by trained Awakened Mind teachers who have experience with the awakened mind state and can identify it in others.
Integral Awakened Mind practice is a form of Integral Transformative Practice(ITP....."a full range of human potentials are simultaneously engaged and exercised in order to enact and bring forth any higher state and stages of human potential, leading individuals through their own personal legitimation crisis to an increase in authenticity." Ken Wilber).
It incorporates guided imagery, traditional mindfulness, loving-kindness(metta), and compassion(Tonglin) meditations with bio-monitoring of brain waves(EEG), heart coherence(Heartmath), electrical skin conductivity(EDR) and techniques adapted from energy psychology(EFT,BSFF).
This quickly teaches one how to enter into the awakened mind state with full awareness and compassion for oneself and our fellow beings. This approach is psycho-spiritual and fully compatible with all spiritual traditions.Together these approaches can easily be blended with stress reduction, yoga, tai chi chuan, tantra, energy healing, and contemplative prayer. Nutritional approaches and energy balancing are explored to help optimize brain health and functioning.
· Increase performance
· Enhance creativity
· More stamina and endurance
· Access intuition
· Alleviate depression
· Unleash vitality and energy
· Gain confidence in your own ability to use these techniques effectively
· Use these methods daily to optimize brain function, heart coherence and overall well-being
Over five decades of real time brain wave monitoring of thousands of people, from all walks of life, has shown us what the optimal brain wave patterns are for high performance, creativity, emotional and spiritual transformation, happiness, and a stress free life.
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"Everyone can develop greater creativity, improve relationships, experience heightened mental clarity, better manage stress, encourage emotional and physical health, and profoundly deepen spirituality by evaluating his or her current brain wave patterns and then developing those that correspond to optimum states of mind. That is the premise of The High Performance Mind. The method proposed in this book, the result of Anna Wise's continuation of the work she began under the guidance of the late C. Maxwell Cade, an eminent British psycho-biologist in the mid-1970's, is a fusion of meditation and technology." Sister Initiate Dianna Roberts, Houston, Texas, U.S.A
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What Folks Are Saying About The Workshop Experience
I want to thank you both again for a workshop packed with amazing experiences and wonderful lessons! You are incredible teachers, very present and great models of awakened-minds.My family and I had gained valuable insights that we can take with us for the rest of our lives.Christine M.
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Reiki Master/Teacher, EFT Practitioner
That workshop was such a blessing. I have been doing the double bubble meditation when my temperamental ego tries to give feedback (this ego is like a temperamental 2 year old). When I start the beta chatter coming up, I start doing the slow, deep breathing and then visualize the two bubbles -the inner and outer, and instantly start feeling calmer. It is helping me with my sleeping too. I used to have trouble sleeping because as soon as I would lay down, the anxious thoughts-i call the screamee-memmees, would start invading my sleep from all sides. I could actually feel the energy coming in trying to find way to channel the anxiousness. Then I started doing the breathing technique and it disappears. The beauty of this is that I can do it everywhere. Thank you so much for inviting me to this workshop, it has brought an emotional freedom to me in toning down the Beta. I feel like I am getting a gentle classing shower from the inside. Really nice. I feel I am creating Bliss Balls on a regular basis. Evelyn A.
"The basic and advanced Awakened Mind workshops by Donna Bach and Gary Groesbeck are very special. They give you insights in how your brain works and tools to train your brain in meditative states that really help you as a therapist and coach. With their professional and inspirational guidance, you'll experience truly wonderful meditations that are surprisingly easy to do. A must if you want to develop your skills in helping other people"
EFT Practitioner and Coach, Holland
"The knowledge and experiences I gained in learning about brainwaves and the awakened mind from Donna Bach and Gary Groesbeck has been hugely valuable in helping me understand how better to use my main therapeutic tool of EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques. The mind mirror shows us what we mean by the terms we bandy about like 'conscious mind' or 'subconscious' and 'unconscious mind'. This is profound and scientific exploration of what we mean by mental, emotional and spiritual."
EFT Master UK
" I felt like I learned so much both personally and professionally. I left feeling more deeply and completely relaxed than I can remember. It was better than a vacation!... Thank you both so much for inviting me and teaching me so much. It was delightful to see you working together and to feel the chord of harmony, love, support and respect between you.
With much love and gratitude,
Anne Watts(Daughter of Alan Watts, philosopher, author)
Therapist and Group Facilitator HAI, Esalen