ULTRA RELAXATION by Brian Head


What is Ultra Relaxation?

 Ultra Relaxation Techniques are used in mind-action exercises to change negative programming carried over from previous experiences or failures. Developed from meditation response at the “Alpha” levels of relaxation as it provides access to the sub conscious mind for self affirmations.

 Ultra relaxation is safe, simple and effective. In modern times many people have lost the ability to relax.  Yet in our world of ever changing pace we need relaxation more than ever.

 Ultra Relaxation enables you to access the subconscious level of control in 5 to 10 seconds, giving you the ability to change your mind state which changes your actions and positively influences your results.  Best of all, relaxation at this level slows down the pulse rate and lowers blood pressure which reduces daily stress thus increasing your performance and ability to produce results mentally and physically.

 The feelings accompanying the Ultra Relaxation vary among individuals.   The majority feel calm and relaxed, a  small percentage of people immediately  become ecstatic, others describe feelings of pleasure, refreshment and well being. But regardless of the response feelings psychological changes and decreased oxygen consumption are taking place.



1. EXACTLY WHAT IS ULTRA RELAXATION?

Ultra Relaxation is a state of altered consciousness similar to meditation that occurs normally in every person just before the sleep state. In Ultra Relaxation we are able to prolong this normal brief interlude so that we can work within its bounds.

2. CAN EVERYBODY RELAX?

Yes, because it is a normal state that everybody passes through just before going to sleep.

3. I AM AFRAID I CAN'T RELAX

All people go through a response state just before falling asleep. There is no reason why you should not be able to enter a total relaxation state. As Ultra Relaxation is a constant state you hold the key to entry.

4. WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO BE TOTALLY RELAXED?

The answer to this is extremely important because it may determine whether or not you can benefit from Ultra Relaxation. Some people are disappointed in their first reactions, believing that they are not suitable participants. The average person has the idea that they will go through something different, new and spectacular in the Ultra Relaxation state. Often they equate being relaxed with being anaesthetised, or being asleep, or unconscious. When in Ultra Relaxation you find that your mind is active, that you can hear every sound in the room, that you can resist suggestions if you so desire, that your attention keeps wandering, your thoughts racing around, that you have not fallen asleep and that you remember everything that has happened when you open your eyes, you believe yourself to have failed. The experience of meditating is no different from the experience of relaxing and of starting to go to sleep. Because this experience is so familiar to you and because you may expect something startlingly different, you may get discouraged when relaxation is induced. Remember, you are not anaesthetized, you are not unconscious, you are not asleep. Your minds are active, your thoughts are under your control, you perceive all stimuli and you are in complete communication with the operator. The unique thing you may experience is a feeling of heaviness in your arms, and tinglingness in your hands and fingers. If you are a habitually deep sleeper, you may doze momentarily; if you are a light sleeper, you may have a feeling you are completely awake.

5. HOW DEEP DO I HAVE TO GO TO BENEFIT FROM ULTRA RELAXATION?

If you can conceive of the relaxation as a spectrum of awareness that stretches from waking to sleep, you will realise that some aspects are close to sleep and participate in the phenomena of light sleep. Over the entire spectrum, suggestibility is increased; and this is what makes the response beneficial provided we put the suggestibility to a constructive use. The depth of relaxation does not always correlate with the degree of suggestibility. In other words, even if you go no deeper than the lightest stages of hypnosis and are merely mildly relaxed, you will still be able to benefit from its therapeutic and motivational effects. It so happens that with practice you will be able to go in deeper, but this really is not too important in the great majority 

6. HOW DOES ULTRA RELAXATION TECHNIQUE WORK?

The human mind is extremely suggestible and is being bombarded constantly with suggestive stimuli from the outside, and suggestive thoughts and ideas from the inside. A good deal of suffering is the consequence of "negative" thoughts and impulses invading ones mind from subconscious recesses. Unfortunately, past experience, guilt feelings and repudiated impulses and desires are incessantly pushing themselves into awareness, directly or in disguised forms, sabotaging ones happiness, health and efficiency. By the time one has reached adulthood, they have built up "negative: modes of thinking, feeling and acting which persist like bad habits. Like any habits, they are hard to break. In Ultra Relaxation, we replace these "negative" attitudes with "positive" ones. but it takes time to disintegrate old habit patterns, so do not be discouraged if there is no immediate effect. When gradually you continue to practice the principles taught you by your trainer, you will notice change. Even though there may be no apparent alterations on the surface, a restructuring is going on underneath. An analogy may make this clear. If you were to hold a batch of white blotters above the level of your eyes so that you see only the bottom blotter and if you dribbled drops of ink onto the top blotter, you will observe nothing different for a while until sufficient ink has been poured to soak through the entire thickness. Eventually the ink will come down. During this period while nothing seemingly was happening, penetrations were occurring. Had the process been stopped before enough ink had been poured we would be tempted to consider the process a failure. Suggestions are like ink poured on layers of resistance; one must keep repeating them before they come through to influence old, destructive patterns.


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