beginning and advanced meditators. This two day course will take
participants through a conceptual and experiential understanding of power of
combining neuromonitoring and meditation. Our goal in
this course is to have the participants experience the breakthroughs in
meditation training that have come from the last 35 years of neuroscience.
The course includes hands-on guidance through practical exercises in the
major meditative brainwave states.
Studies from several
disciplines have now provided corroboration that meditation is not merely a
placebo, that it provides substantial and long-term enhanced health,
positive feelings of well being and peak performance.
Since the late 1960’s,
the developing field of neuroscience has made extensive observations of the
brain in meditation with increasingly precise and powerful instruments. As a
result of this knowledge, new techniques have evolved to accelerate and
enhance meditation training. The efficacy of these techniques has, in turn
been verified by the same technology.
discoveries, we can now greatly increase access to deep meditation states
that were in the past accessible to a few dedicated devotees. For those
unable to retreat from the world, for those with families, careers and
limited time, meditation enhanced by the power of neuroscience techniques
offers new possibilities.
What You Will Learn
The orientation of the
course is experiential, with a brief coverage of the theory necessary to a
scientific understanding of meditation and the practical application of that
training. Participants will be given tools and guidance to take themselves
through the major brainwave states applicable to meditation. Attention will
be paid to objective analysis, comparison and recording of deep meditative
should be prepared to have fun.
manual of the course information and CDs containing the course meditations
will be provided.
Who Should Attend
Anyone with an
interest in extending the possibilities of a meditation practice, or the
integration of neuroscience and meditation
wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat, and pillow to lie on the floor.
One 9AM-4PM Lunch break
Introduction and overview
towards integrating meditation and neuroscience..
During the course we will refer to the pioneers
and leading scientists who have clarified our understanding of this new
field. We will present and discuss new techniques that have evolved to
accelerate and enhance meditation training. Participants will be given the
opportunity throughout the course to experience these techniques for
will review EEG basics, the mind-body connection and EEG patterns which
indicate states of meditation.
Beta: Theory and Meditation.
Beta, with its constant mind-chatter has
proven to be the most difficult area to master for most meditators,
particularly those raised in our information overload age. Many people who
try meditation give up in frustration at this seemingly impossible
challenge. We will present breakthrough techniques which have proven
dramatically successful in providing the mastery of Beta necessary to
entering the deeper realms of meditation. Sharing and Discussion will
Alpha: Theory and Meditation.
Alpha represents a pleasant, calm, positive
resting state that appears to act as a bridge to awareness of the deeper
states of consciousness. Along with the pleasant feelings, training alpha
provides enhanced performance for athletes, golfers, singers, martial
artists or anyone who requires speed and accuracy with their hands or body.
Many meditation systems train Alpha through visualizations or mantra
repetitions. Our EEG observations have demonstrated that this does not work
for many people and we will offer Alpha exploration exercises in the
workshop that provide easy access to this state for virtually anyone.
Sharing and Discussion.
Theta: Theory and Meditation
Theta is the brainwave frequency that we are
producing in dreaming sleep and has been the goal of many meditation
systems. It is recognized as the storehouse of emotions and the
subconscious memories. Theta, as in our dreaming, is very creative and
intuitive. However, it also carries the potential for terrifying images
and emotions. Based on our Neuro observations, we have developed an
approach to access Theta safely and use its wonderful creativity. The
participants will have the opportunity to experience these. Sharing and
Two 9AM-4PM Lunch Break
Energy: Theory and Meditation
A meditator who is experiencing high
energy will be much more likely to maintain alertness and focus. This is
considered a prerequisite to entering the deeper states of meditation. We
will discuss traditional systems for enhancing energy such as Chi, Chakras,
QuiGong and Kundalini and new understandings that are emerging from our EEG
observations. Participants will be given a meditation that will train quick,
effective and safe access to their own energy states. Sharing and
Delta: Theory and Meditation
Delta can provide a profound calming and
deep meditation experience and appears related to the capacity for empathy
and reaching out beyond one’s self. Meditators who have a conscious
experience of Delta report that the state is both profound and
psychologically healing. However, very few meditation systems have been
successful in training Delta in more than a very low percentage of dedicated
people. Our approach to Delta meditation is designed to give participants a
taste of the bliss of Delta and the tools to further explore this state for
themselves. Sharing and discussion.
Integration of all the
meditation states into a normal life. Very few
of us have the luxury of being able to withdraw into a monastery, cave or
mountaintop. This meditation training is fast and effective and does not
require isolation to realize its full benefits. We encourage the full
integration of meditation into everyday life, by aligning the inner states
with the outer activities. Our goal is to have people become happier, more
creative, productive, connected, and more able to offer positive
contributions in work, play and relationships. We will offer the
participants a meditation that is directed towards that integration.
Future possibilities and
research. This course is based on neuroscience, on a
new understanding of the brain and its energies. In its current state it
presents the most effective meditation system that we have ever encountered.
That said, neuroscience is a relatively fresh face in the scientific world
as it continues to develop, so will our ability to make meditation more
accessible to people. For example we have only begun to explore and realize
the potential of training the high frequency Gamma state.