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Emotional Freedom Practice Audio Program

Audio Guide for Mastering Negative Emotions & Achieving Inner Balance

The way in which we respond to events is what determines our experiences, both positive and negative. But sometimes our negative emotions overwhelm everything else.

In the audio program Emotional Freedom Practices: How to Transform Difficult Emotions into Positive Energy (Sounds True) by Dr. Judith Orloff, listeners learn how to overcome the negativity of powerful emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, inadequacy, loneliness, jealousy, and more.

Dr. Orloff offers several discussions on emotions, how they affect our well-being, and tips and techniques for becoming masters of our feelings.

Author & Psychiatrist Dr. Orloff

Author Dr. Judith OrloffDr. Judith Orloff is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA. She is considered one of the leading voices in several healing fields, including medicine, psychiatry, and intuitive development.

Dr. Orloff’s teachings have been featured on CNN, PBS, and NPR, as well as in USA Today, The Oprah Magazine, and Self. As the creator of YouTube’s Intuition and Emotional Freedom Channel, Dr. Orloff is the author of several books, including Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life.

Wisdom & Guidance in Audio Program

Emotional Freedom Practices: How to Transform Difficult Emotions into Positive Energy is the 2 CD audio program developed by Dr. Orloff following the successful release of her bestselling book Emotional Freedom. Based on biology, psychology, and intuitive medicine, Dr. Orloff teaches listeners how to not let negativity bring them down, constructive reactions to overwhelming experiences, and how to control every situation.

Emotional Freedom Practices includes:

  • self-care techniques and exercise;
  • discussions on emotions and where they come from; and
  • specific healing meditations that are designed to help listeners transform feelings of fear, disappointment, and anger into courage, patience, and compassion.

Stop Feeling Overwhelmed

Emotional Freedom Practice Audio ProgramDr. Orloff guides listeners with her wisdom with the intention of giving people the joy of achieving balance with their emotions. This self-help program has assisted thousands of people with the realization of their own ability to achieve emotional well-being.

Listeners will discover their innate ability to achieve a high quality of life, one filled with peace, serenity, and the ability to handle stress and other overwhelming emotions. Emotional Freedom Practices is for people wanting to build on their energy power center, giving them true emotional freedom in every of life’s situations.

For more information, please click > Emotional Freedom Practices: How to Transform Difficult Emotions into Positive Energy by Dr. Judith Orloff

Thomas Campbell's Book My Big TOE

My Big TOE: Enlightening Book Offers Model of Reality

Why are we here? What is our purpose? How can our own inner peace affect the peace of the world? These few questions ask a lot from the universe, and in a new book answers derived from years of research and reflection are given.

My Big TOE (Lightening Strike Books) is written by physicist Thomas Campbell. Delving deep into the scientific realm as well as areas of consciousness and spirituality, this book is filled front to back with Campbell’s unique, clear-cut model of reality.

Whether or not readers have a scientific background, they will be able to absorb Campbell’s ideas and learn to personalize his model in their own quest for higher consciousness.

About Thomas Campbell

Author and Physicist Thomas CampbellIn the 1970s, nuclear physicist Thomas Campbell had a curiosity in the subjective and objective minds, which led him into the scientific study of researching altered states of consciousness. While also working as a physicist developing US missile defense systems, Campbell helped develop technology used to create altered states in order to explore more deeply one’s consciousness.

Using his research and his first-hand experiences with reality and psychic phenomena, Campbell wrote My Big TOE to represent his findings on the human existence. My Big TOE is based on 30 years of scientific research and metaphysical perspectives.

My Big TOE: A Model of Reality

Readers will discover in this enlightening book a presentation of reality based on science, philosophy, the human mind, paranormal, and more. Merging mind, body, and spirit with sound scientific theory, Campbell’s My Big TOE is a revolutionary book written for people curious about the nature of reality, whether a scientist or not.

TOE is an acronym for the scientific community’s Theory Of Everything, from “life, purpose, personal significance, physics, evolution, and the reason why.” My Big TOE describes the human experience scientifically and beyond, by discussing each person’s unique and innate abilities. This gives readers appreciation for their potential both in the physical and spiritual worlds.

Theory of Everything Explores . . . Everything

Thomas Campbell's Book My Big TOECampbell writes analytically yet understandably for the average reader, and even offers humor throughout the book. My Big TOE covers a lot of material and explores several questions, some being:

  • the purpose of physical and nonphysical existence: why are we here?
  • is our understanding of reality blurred by our culture and belief systems?
  • how collective peace can be achieved by improvements in ourselves
  • the possibilities of traveling back through time or towards the future
  • how meditation can help improve your understanding of reality by becoming more familiar with your five senses
  • are spirituality, consciousness, love, and paranormal phenomena interconnected?

The model of reality presented in My Big TOE can be incorporated by readers as they begin their own individual journeys toward higher consciousness.

To start your journey, please click > My Big TOE: The Complete Trilogy by Thomas Campbell

Emotional Freedom by Dr. Judy Orloff

Guide to Emotional Health: Insights & Strategies in Transformative Self-Help Book

We are perceptive and intuitive beings who hold the power to transform and heal ourselves.

This is what Dr. Judith Orloff asserts in her psychiatric practice. Our spiritual health is a major component to our overall wellbeing.

In her book Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life (Three Rivers Press) Dr. Orloff uses her personal and professional experience to provide insights on how to achieve a healthy emotional state, leading to greater mind, body, and spiritual health.

Spiritual Psychiatry

Dr. Judy OrloffFor more than two decades, Dr. Judith Orloff has worked with people on their emotional health. As Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, Dr. Orloff integrates traditional medicine, intuition, and spirituality into her healing approaches to mind/body health and wellness. Her goal is to help people achieve inner peace by transforming negative emotions into positive ones.

Dr. Orloff has authored several books, including Second Sight: An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her Extraordinary Story and Shows You How To Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom (Three Rivers Press), Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear into Vibrance, Strength, and Love (Three Rivers Press), and Guide to Intuitive Healing: 5 Steps to Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Wellness (Three Rivers Press).

Guide to Help Empower Yourself

Emotional Freedom is a book written with humor and understanding, designed to engage and educate readers in the intricate relationship between body, mind, and spiritual health. Emotional freedom happens when stress has been mastered, there is control over emotions, and life is approached positively rather than with negativity. Dr. Orloff uses her wisdom to teach readers how to deal constructively with life and take control again.

Drawing from several fields, including neuroscience, intuitive medicine, psychology, and energy medicine, Dr. Orloff incorporates several case studies into her discussions, and offers endless strategies on ways to pinpoint negative emotions and flip them into feelings of empowerment.

The book also includes:

  • methods on identifying one’s emotional type (intellectual, empathic, rock, or gusher);
  • discussions on the importance of tapping into the power of dreams;
  • an exploration on the power of one’s intuition;
  • a “survival guide” on dealing constructively with those who are emotionally draining; and
  • strategies on how to face specific negative emotions (such as fear, frustration, disappointment, loneliness, anxiety, depression, envy, or anger) and replacing them with more positive emotional transformations.

Self-Healing Action Plan

Emotional Freedom by Dr. Judy OrloffEmotional Freedom is a resource intended for anyone who struggles with feelings of stress, frustration, or a general sense of being overwhelmed by everything. Anyone who feels it is time to regain control of their life, emotionally and spiritually, will appreciate Dr. Orloff’s wisdom and guidance in her acclaimed book.

As Dr. Orloff teaches, the emotions we feel are directly linked to our spiritual health and rooted in our soul. By learning how to take control of emotional health, readers will have a new perspective on life and be able to regain health and wellness using a balanced mind/body/spirit approach.

For more information, please click >  Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life by Dr. Judith Orloff

Learn About Your Emotional Type

For more information, please click >  Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life by Dr. Judith Orloff

Swings in Playground

Place of Inclusion: One-of-a-kind Playground for Every Kid

In San Antonio, Texas a unique park has been created with the goal of uniting people young and old with the common element of play.

Inspired by a young girl with physical disabilities, Morgan’s Wonderland creates an atmosphere where people can safely enjoy time with family and friends, regardless of any physical or mental disability.

This 25 acre park caters especially towards people with special needs and provides for guests a first-class area where people can relax and have fun.

Accommodating Every Person

Swings in PlaygroundMorgan’s Wonderland is an interactive and inclusive park where people with special needs and their family and friends can interact and enjoy all aspects of play. Traditionally, parks are designed and built, then accommodations are made for people with physical or mental limitations. Morgan’s Wonderland was not created this way: all obstacles were identified first, with its design following second. The entire park is accessible, safe, and fun for people of all ages.

This recreation area leads the way in providing inclusive, family orientated activities. In 2007, the Gordon Hartman Family Foundation created Sports Outdoor and Recreation (SOAR) as a non-profit organization to raise money and provide administration for the park. Fundraising came from many sources, including the City of San Antonio, the State of Texas, family and friends, and various charities and corporations.

In just a few short years, Morgan’s Wonderland opened with the mission to “provide a safe, clean, beautiful environment free of economic barriers for special needs individuals of all ages.”

Features of Morgan’s Wonderland

Carousel RideThe park has many attractions that can be enjoyed by every person:

  • an event area and gymnasium with basketball, volley ball, and tennis access
  • an interactive sensory area that includes a theater, horse stable, fix-it shop, grocery store, and a television station
  • accessible 1930s style train
  • amphitheater
  • accessible cars that travel a track throughout the park
  • carousel
  • wharf
  • 8 acre lake with fishing access
  • accessible playgrounds and wheelchair/adaptive swings
  • water park area
  • picnic area
  • garden
  • sand pit
  • music garden
  • various pavilions and rest areas

Morgan’s Wonderland is the first “ultra-accessible family fun park” of its kind in the world. Individuals with special needs are admitted with no cost, and other guests to the park are charged a nominal entrance fee.

For more information, please click > Morgan’s Wonderland

For more information, please click > Morgan’s Wonderland

Glass Art Student

Hilltop Artists: Supporting Creativity & Expression in Young Adults

A unique and inspiring art program exists in Tacoma, Washington, helping hundreds of young people each year.

Hilltop Artists is a non-profit glass arts program founded in 1994. The program teaches students classes in glass blowing, mosaics, fused glass, and even glass beadwork.

By encouraging positive creative and artistic expression, the Hilltop Artists program has a large impact on the future of its many students.

Artistic Glass Arts Program

Glass Art StudentPeople between the ages of 12 and 20 from Pierce County can be accepted into the Hilltop Artists program. Approximately 500 students are accepted each year, and many of them find the program a good way of connecting with others and expressing themselves in a positive way.

Hilltop Artists operates with the Tacoma public school system. A few of the schools in the division offer classes taught by Hilltop Artists instructors and some even operate an after-school or summer program.

Between 24 and 30 students are accepted each year to be part of the production team. This is a program where students work part-time in the evenings on various glass blowing, jewelry and bead projects, and even commissioned pieces. The products made by the production team are available for sale in the Hilltop Artists glass gallery, with all money raised going back into the program to keep it tuition-free for participants. There are also two annual sales held each December and June.

Hilltop Artists is always accepting tax-deductible donations and volunteer applications from people who are interested in contributing to this unique art program for youth.

The Impact of the Hilltop Artists Program

No student can have his or her application to the program refused because of lack of or level of artistic talent, any physical or mental conditions, or past behavior. As noted on the organization’s website, Hilltop Artists are “using glass art to connect young people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to better futures.”

There are many benefits of this unique program, including:

  • teaching students skills in a craft that has life-long potential as a hobby or career
  • helping with teaching students how to set goals, follow through on projects, and develop learning patience with themselves and others
  • giving students experience with working independently and as a team member
  • empowering students with the ability to design and create pieces of art
  • helping students with developing interpersonal skills through working with instructors and meeting new friends

Award-Winning Video

In 2012 a video produced featuring Hilltop Artists won a Telly Award. The Telly Awards were created in 1978 as a visual arts award celebrating and supporting creative community. Awards are granted for local, regional, and cable television programs, video and film productions, and online content production.

Watch the Inspiring Hilltop Artist’s Video

Paint Brushes in Art Mug

Art Therapy Beneficial for Mind, Body & Spiritual Wellbeing

Art therapy is a healing practice used to increase the overall health of one’s body, mind, and spirit. It’s a therapy that can easily be successful for people of all ages and for people suffering from many different challenges, such as illness or trauma.

The American Art Therapy Association was established to help promote the healing aspects of art and how it can improve the overall quality of one’s life.

Art therapy is often used when working with the aging population, as it is effective with increasing people’s self-perception, memory, and coordination.

Wellness with Art Therapy

Paint Brushes in Art MugResearch has shown that the creative process has many benefits, including:

  • helping with managing stress levels;
  • developing conflict resolution skills;
  • balancing emotions; and
  • improving cognitive clarity.

Useful for everybody of all ages, art therapy helps with personal development because the creating and reflecting aspects of art increases self-awareness.

Accepting Aging Through Creative Expression

As we age, there are many things that change in life that sometimes we may not be willing to accept or have a hard time coming to terms with: we lose people, we lose our health, we lose our home, and we lose our mobility. Depression is common among elderly people, in addition to confusion and low self-esteem.

Art helps people come to terms with various aspects of aging and can help people reclaim their identity. Because art is full of choices people have the freedom to make, it helps ease the feeling of dependency that aging people may feel. Growing older is often viewed as merely a day-to-day survival issue, whereas creative expression lays emphasis on the person’s experiences, memories, and relationships.

American Art Therapy Association

With over 5,000 members globally within 36 chapters, the American Art Therapy Association strives to promote the effectiveness of art therapy for every type of person of every age. The Association supports legislation involving art therapy at both the state and federal levels of government and supports different research projects, educational programs, and clinical uses of art therapy.

The following video was produced with help from the American Art Therapy Association with the goal of showing people how effective this creative therapy is for the elderly population. It is an example of rediscovering one’s joy and happiness through expression.

As art therapist Wendy Miller notes, “[Art is] not a luxury; it’s really a necessity.”

Gypsy Soul's Superstition Highway

Superstition Highway by Gypsy Soul Spiritual Music

The voice of Cilette Swann and the musical abilities of Roman Morykit come together beautifully to form the inspirational folk duo, Gypsy Soul.

Without wavering from their passion or messages of inspiration offered in their various albums, the music of Gypsy Soul can soothe listeners’ anxieties, realign focus to what’s really important, and provide enlightenment in times needed.

Gypsy Soul gives listeners a spiritual musical treat on Superstition Highway (Off The Beaten Track Recordings), an album with universal appeal.

Superstition Highway

Gypsy Soul's Superstition HighwayWith eleven tracks, Superstition Highway offers songs that are slow and thoughtful, folky and rhythmic, and even jazz-inspired. “Only Knew You” is a sultry song questioning respect and wrong-doing within a relationship. In “Who” Swann’s voice enchants listeners easily as the lyrics recite the big questions most people ponder in life. “Time of Innocence” is a catchy song in which Morykit’s musical talent shines.

Title song “Superstition Highway” and album closer “Eventide” are the two powerful instrumental songs on the album. Gypsy Soul Duo also includes two cover songs suiting with the album’s overall tone: “Scarborough Fair” and “Nights in White Satin.”

Musical Duo Gypsy Soul

Swann and Morykit have been writing, recording, and performing music together for over twenty years. The two met overseas during a time when each musician’s career was in need of rejuvenation and discovered a harmony in their songwriting skills. Relocating to Los Angeles, Gypsy Duo has always maintained a dedication to their music and to their fans.

In addition to forming the record label Off The Beaten Track Recordings, Gypsy Duo has released ten albums. Fans of the group have always been appreciative of their dreams, and as such financial donations, equipment donations, and support at performances have helped Gypsy Soul sell over 1.5 million downloads, earn independent music awards, and spots on top music charts.

Gypsy SoulGypsy Soul’s passion for music, arts, and charity is demonstrated through their annual fundraising productions for organizations across the country, including food banks, addiction centers, and health clinics.

The success of the duo and their appreciation for everyone who has helped them along the way is a sign of continued dreaming and passion for sharing inspiration through music.

To listen to song samples, please click > Superstition Highway by Gypsy Soul

Listen to Gypsy Soul Perform “Who”

Gypsy Soul's Wanderlust

Gypsy Soul’s Wanderlust CD: Inspirational Music & Messages

Music duo Gypsy Soul—Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit—has released several folk-style, insightful albums since forming in the early 1990s.

Wanderlust (Off The Beaten Track Recordings) was released by Gypsy Soul with tremendous support from their dedicated fan base.

This inspirational, eleven-track album highlights Swann’s captivating voice and Morykit’s musical abilities

About Gypsy Soul

Swann and Morykit met in Scotland after both had been trying individually to pursue a music career: Swann as a french jazz singer in Paris and Morykit a musician who’s recording contract was recently terminated. Gypsy Soul was created upon the discovery of their musical companionship.

Gypsy SoulWith ten albums and one live performance DVD released since then, Gypsy Soul is an American-based duo that’s always had the continued support of fans. Their first album, Test of Time, was released with great financial assistance from family and friends. Swann and Morykit as such believe in the “paying it forward” philosophy, and consistently support charities, fundraisers, and workshops held around the country.

The couple formed their own record label, Off The Beaten Track Recordings. Gypsy Soul’s music has been featured on television shows and movies from around the world, and the band has been recognized with many independent music awards. The duo’s music has earned spots in the Top 40 Radio Charts and the International New Age Charts.

Fan-backed Album

Wanderlust is a beautifully inspiring album featuring a mix of instrumental tracks—”Prelude,” “Epona’s Wild Daughter,” and “Wanderlust”—and the soothing comfort of Swann’s voice. Following with the dedicated support Gypsy Soul has consistently received from family, friends, and fans, over $27,000 towards the production of this album was from their audience. The lyrics of the album are almost like words of wisdom or support dedicated in return to the fans.

Gypsy Soul's WanderlustFor example, “You’re Beautiful to Me” highlights Swann’s captivating singing skills and tells a story of heartfelt love. “We Lose Ourselves in Life” is a comforting reminder for listeners to remember to find beauty in the present and not get caught up in what’s supposedly “wrong” with life. Another inspirational track on Wanderlust is “Show Me the Way,” one by which listeners will close their eyes and listen in relaxation.

Gypsy Soul’s Wanderlust album is inspirational music that helps listeners find solace and peace within its lyrics and notes. This is an album easily appreciated by listeners of all music genres.

To hear song samples, please click > Wanderlust by Gypsy Soul

Gypsy Soul Performs “Be The Change”

Documentary Who's Driving the Dreambus?

Who’s Driving the Dreambus?: Documentary Investigating “Who Am I?”

An intriguing film by Boris and Claire Jansch looks at the big question we all ask ourselves: who am I?

Who’s Driving the Dreambus? (Baci Films) is a documentary examining the journey of life, featuring perspectives from notable philosophers, writers, and spiritual leaders.

As the winner of the Premier Award at the Insight Film Festival, Who’s Driving the Dreambus? explores topics from consciousness and choice, suffering and free will, and enlightenment and meaning in everything.

Who’s Driving the Dreambus?

With Boris as narrator, the film follows a series of interviews with spiritual teachers as he documents his own spiritual quest. The common questions people ask themselves at points between birth and death include: Who am I? What is my purpose? How can I feel happiness? What happens to me after I die? Who’s Driving the Dreambus? takes on a non-dualism perspective in which those interviewed present ideas that life is about unity rather than separateness.

This Idea of Life

Documentary Who's Driving the Dreambus?Featured in the documentary are Gangaji, Tony Parsons, Guy Smith, Jeff Foster, Dr. Amit Goswami, Genpo Roshi, Timothy Freke, and Toni Packer. These spiritual thinkers discuss ideas that test the way in which individuals consider their life’s purpose and meaning.

Foster describes an individual as a “story” or an “idea” that is happening in the present, and there’s nothing to fear upon death because it will just be the end of a story or an idea. Gangaji adds that there is a seeking for union present in every form of life—for example, humans seeking the union of love—and it is a radical way of thinking to change any perspective of reincarnation or reunion after death. The interviewees challenge viewers to consider a non-duality universe.

“What happens if you wake up and there is no other? If there’s no division, ultimately, between you and anything? And what you really are is everything?” asks Freke.

Parsons explains that “The beauty of life is that it is without purpose. The beauty of life is that it is simply what it is.” He goes on to say that living is an “adventure of unknowing, the adventure of freefall.”

Fascinating Look at Spirituality

Who’s Driving the Dreambus? is a film that will give viewers new ideas and different perspectives to consider during their spiritual quests. It is a though-provoking look at the meaning and purpose—or absence of—in life. Like Parsons says, “The most fascinating problem in the world is, ‘Who am I?’”

For more information, please click > Who’s Driving the Dreambus?

Cover for Your Body of Light

Inner Alchemy: Cultivate Your Body of Light

Taoist sages lived with passion and purpose as part of their philosophical belief that an energy body, or body of light, connects each individual to the universe as a whole.

Using this energy body, Taoists learned how to align themselves with their highest potential, something that everybody today can learn to do.

Your Body of Light: Energetic Practices for Better Health, Emotional Balance, and Higher Consciousness (Sounds True) is an audio course presented by qigong expert Lee Holden, designed to encourage listeners to cultivate their own body of light using various techniques and meditations.

Qigong Master Shares Knowledge

Lee HoldenLee Holden is a qi gong instructor known around the world. His first experience with this transformative healing practice came following sports injuries. Realizing how powerful qigong was in healing his body, Holden began practicing regularly. Today, Holden teaches t’ai chi, qigong, and various stress management techniques using his knowledge as a certified Chinese medical doctor and acupuncturist.

In addition to releasing several audio and DVD programs designed to help people rediscover their health and vitality, Holden is the author of Seven Minutes of Magic: Recharge Your Body Each Day with Qi Gong (Penguin). He is also co-founder of the Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine and Chi Center.

Taoist Energy Techniques

Ancient Taoists were “inner alchemists,” meaning they used energy from life forces to search out universal truths. They also often questioned, “Who are you?” in order to continuously search for deeper meaning and connections. In Your Body of Light: Energetic Practices for Better Health, Emotional Balance, and Higher Consciousness, Holden guides listeners through various Taoist energy practices, ones that are not often taught in the Western world. The goal of learning these techniques is to encourage listeners to harness their life energy and consistently question, “Who am I?”

Holden leads listeners through a variety of qigong exercises and meditations, techniques that are useful for combatting stress, sleep problems, worries, and other common everyday problems. Holden teaches an effective stress-reducing technique called “The Inner Smile.” He also explains “Pearl of Consciousness,” a method of learning to find an individual’s personal place of power within the universe.

Your Body of Light is a learning program that prepares one’s soul and spirit for what’s to come after this lifetime. As part of this preparation, Holden teaches the “Breath of Life,” which is various ways to engage one’s qi—or life energy—as well as techniques to attune the mind and spirit with the physical body—such as with the “Three Treasures,” promoting long, healthy living.

Find Your Body of Light

Cover for Your Body of LightAvailable as an audio download or an 8 CD set with a study guide, Your Body of Light is a resourceful program for people searching greater relaxation and connection with self and with the universe. Complete with a volume of Taoist philosophy, energy practices, and guided meditations, Your Body of Light is a useful guide to developing daily practices and routines for healthy physical, emotional, and spiritual living.

For more information, please click > Your Body of Light: Energetic Practices for Better Health, Emotional Balance, and Higher Consciousness