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Old July 15th, 2008, 07:38   #1 (permalink)
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HI,
I've noticed from email that Michael reccomends the Sedona Method as a way to deal with any underlying issues arising from meditating with Lifeflow (or any blockages that need to be released) . As well as using Lifeflow I have been reading up on the Sedona Method and was thrilled to know it has Michael's reccomendation.
However, there is another system that comes from the same seed as the Sedona Method, this is called the release technique. Both heads (Hale Dwoskin - Sedona Method and Larry Crane - Release Technique) were students of the late Lester Levenson. The material I have read about Lester and his words are absolutely fascinating and I reccomend to anyone.
But I am unsure which of these 2 methods I should look at further to compliment my Lifeflow meditations ( I am currently on Lifeflow 9)

Does anyone have any experience or comments/guidance etc.. please.
 
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Old July 15th, 2008, 18:09   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Alan,
As you probably know, meditation can bring up repressed feelings and sensations , sometimes even things we didn't know we were carrying around with us. Bringing up these hidden things can give the impression to a person that they just "came out of nowhere". I actually didn't realize how much fear and anger I used to suppress and carry around with me. Now I have learned to observe various emotions and feelings without the need to resist, my life has been transformed. Some people have situations that happened in their pasts that are extremely painful and they resist facing them, consciously or sub-consciously. As you say, Michael recommends the Sedona method for these situations. I have heard some of the Sedona method and can see how this could help people release or at least understand their negative feelings and allow them to enjoy the experience of LifeFlow meditation so much more. I don't know about the other one sorry. Hope this is of some help and I wish you joy and happiness on your journey of self discovery
 
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Old July 16th, 2008, 05:08   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Pollyanna, Thank you for your words.
 
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 21:59   #4 (permalink)
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I've enjoyed the Sedona program for several years now. I've heard of the other but have no experience with it. My sense is that they're probably very similar since they both sprang from the same seed. I'm happy with Sedona and feel no urge to try the other.
All the Best,
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Old November 24th, 2008, 11:43   #5 (permalink)
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Hello,

Just wanted to say that I have been using the Release Technique for a number of months now. The Gains that I have experienced due to using the Release Technique have been phenomenal.
Their telephone support staff have been excellent. I phone them almost on a daily basis and they are always within three rings of the phone.
I think the two methods are pretty much the same. I think it came down to me liking the tone of voice of Larry Crane ( something with me and the New York Brooklyn accent!).
I would recommend the "Release Technique", but then again, I would.
 
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Old November 24th, 2008, 12:11   #6 (permalink)
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Hi thanks for this, I purchased the Sedona Method basic course a few weeks ago and have a copy of the release Technique CD's and work book given to me by a friend. They both seem very good to me although for a UK guy Hale's seems not quite so pushy as Larry's, but Larry's seems easier to work with. But I am seeing benefits for sure - any more advice on the Release Technique from someone like yourself who has been practicing longer and has had phenomenal results would be great!
 
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Old January 30th, 2009, 22:04   #7 (permalink)
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Sorry Alan for not getting back earlier,

Yes, as I said before, I am progressing along with The Release Technique. I am from London, UK. If you have any questions, obviously your first port of call should be the telephone number they supply you with when you enlist on the course. That is not to say that if you have any questions, that you should not ask me. Please feel free to contact me via this noticeboard. I jokingly call myself an 'Eliminati'!
I can only say concerning the Release Technique is that my career, emotional, physical and spiritual life were totally transformed.
I wish you well in your journey,
I wish us all well on our journey,
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 07:05   #8 (permalink)
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No problem Silent Tortoise, thank you for taking the time to respond.
I was given the release technique programme by a friend so don't have the contact details. I have the Sedona method Course also and not sure if you've seen it, but there is the K.I.S.S (Keep it simple sweetheart) stuff as well.
I think the biggest problem with Self improvment is that you never quite sure what direction to take and there is always lot's of things out there.
I can find myself seemingly sure something is right for me only to then think something else would be a better path! I find this with things I think I hold quite dearly in my life (faith for example and goals another example) I do this with Lifeflow, my Buddhist Chanting, The Release Technique, TheSddona Method and a few other more minor its and pieces (like heartgazing). consequently I end up doing too many different things and none of them with lasting conviction. Any advice/help on this would be greatly appreciated from you or anyone else out there!
 
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 18:55   #9 (permalink)
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Hi Alan
I'm a bit like you. I have a whole smorgasbord of techniques and have sometimes got lost in knowing which ones to choose on a given day. What I did was really look at myself and where I wanted to go. What I came up with was this.

I realised that all my psychological/emotional hangups had their roots in feeling disconnected from the Infinite. Therefore the most important practices had to move me from disconnection to communion with God/Source/Pure Consciousness (whatever you want to call it) - in other words my true Beingness.

Then it became easier to choose. Meditation and prayer (chanting is to me a form of prayer) had to be a daily practice, at least once a day if not twice. I saw that the chanting/prayer, and yoga eased me into the meditation so they had to be there.

Then when/if I get into trouble - stress or surfacing issues - I add psychological/emotional techniques. Doing those allows me to take time to address what's surfacing. Keith speaks of them as the guests that enter our home. They have to be greeted and spoken to because they're often coping mechanisms that aren't working any more. But I don't use these techniques unless I need to.

So what I'm trying to say here is, take the time to examine your situation, and figure out what you really need. Then make a strong resolution to do that for a certain period of time, a month at least, then stick to it. You'll feel good about yourself and give yourself a chance to develop some skills in the areas that you need. There are lots of good techniques that work and I don't think it matters a whole lot which one you use. It's the time spent and the degree of openness that'll make the difference. Just use your intuition to pick one and go for it!

Hope that helps

Bhavya
 
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 21:15   #10 (permalink)
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that is increadibly logical and good advice Bhavya !

Making a "when to do what" list sounds like the way to organise all the wonderfull tools that exist today.

Great work !
 
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