Paul Fox B.Sc., MA, RP, SEPOlives

Registered Psychotherapist
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Peterborough, Ontario

Summer 2022 UPDATE

All sessions will be through Video Conference or Telephone. There will be no in person-to-person in-office sessions until January 2023.

Paul will not be taking new clients until later in January 2023.

Only existing clients will be able to book sessions through the online system at this time.

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Paul

 


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When I was first introduced to the work of personal development, in the mid 1990's, it became apparent that meditation was essential for grounding me and also integrating my different experiences.

In time I became interested in the Monroe Institute and a new kind of meditation with music containing binaural beats.

The sensation of auditory binaural beats occurs when two sounds of similar frequencie are presented, one to each ear with stereo headphones or speakers. The brain integrates the two signals; producing the sensation of a third sound called the binaural beat.

Using music with different coherent sounds will produce Binaural beats of different frequencies and these frequencies encourage your brain to entrain different states.

 

Frequency range

Brainstate Name

Associate With:

 

13-40 Hz

Beta waves

Alertness

 

7-13 Hz

Alpha waves

Relaxed but awake

 

4-7 Hz

Theta waves

deep meditation

 

<4 Hz

Delta waves

Deep dreamless sleep


Experience Enhanced Well-Being

You may be interested in a meditation state where you are receptive to learning and remembering or perhaps relaxing and moving into deep meditation. Each state can be carefully and safely experienced in a fraction of the time normally required.

Some people report out of body experiences after using the Binaural beat music for deep meditation and some say it helps with their work their practice of Lucid Dreaming.

I have experimented with each of these concepts over the years and I encourage you to look into them as you feel intuitively called to do so. Do not push too fast searching for the ultimate answer but progress slowly and enjoy the journey, after all, that is the point.


 

What is Mindfulness Meditation?

In simple terms it is a process of relaxing into the present moment and becoming aware of your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings. Many people feel that they must have a blank mind or take on a specific posture to be successful but this has not been my experience.

Keeping a comfortable relaxed and upright posture is helpful and it supports energy flow in your body. Beyond that there are no specific requirements for posture other than you are aware. You may sit in a chair, on the floor, in a lotus position, or walk with awareness. All options are acceptable.

When you first start try to introduce the new behaviour slowly with short session of 5 - 10 minutes. It is much better to meditate two or three times per day for only 5 - 10 minutes than it is to meditate once a week for one hour. So, give yourself permission to experience a short vacation every day. You can do this in silence or with the help of a short musical recording or a guided body relaxation.

In any event, it is best to build the positive behaviour of regular reflection and awareness through frequent and short practices. Ideally, your practice will start in a private comfortable location but ultimately will expand to all aspects of your life (work, play, and social situations)

Recently, "the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published the results of a groundbreaking study that found meditation appears to provide as much relief from some anxiety and depression symptoms as antidepressants." (NISHA LILIA DIU, 2013)

 



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