The Calming Collection by Roberta Shapiro, M.ED.,LCSW, NBCCH - faq
Meditation, relaxation, Anxiety
Why The Calming Collection CD's?
»» Sleep Solutions is made by a professional, Roberta Shapiro, who
has gained extensive knowledge from her training and many years
working with anxiety and sleep issues. Many audio CD's are not
made by professionals and are therefore far less effective. 2▪
How To Use The Calming Collection CDs?
CD's combine the two very powerful techniques of hypnosis and
meditation into one powerful program to help you achieve your
goals more simply and directly. Hypnosis does so through the power
of your unconscious mind, while meditation teaches you focus,
thought control and reduction of anxiety. Combining the two is
extremely powerful for reaching a calm state of mind and for
achieving your goals. For additional information refer to 3▪
Sleep Solutions Used Only For Sleep?
»» The CD
Sleep Solutions can be used both for sleep and for general anxiety
management. Even if you don't have sleep problems, but an
overactive mind, you can put yourself into a calmer state before
sleep with the beautiful music, soft lulling ocean sounds, and the
soothing voice of Roberta Shapiro. Research has shown that soft
music can be of great benefit when used right before going to
Should The Sleep Solutions CD Be Listened To Every Night?
»» This is
totally up to you. Many people like is to listen so often that the
CD is memorized, and if need be they can run it through in their
minds without even listening to it. It's amazing how this practice
alone can put one to sleep. However, if you do listen every night
it can be very beneficial. Relaxation and meditation have been
shown to lower blood pressure, help with Irritable bowel and a
number of other anxiety related health conditions.5▪
Should One Use Headphones, Speakers, or Ear buds?
»» This is
totally dependent on your preference. Many people now prefer to
download this program into an iPod ™
and listen to it that way. Whichever way you like best is the
right way to do it. Some people prefer to loop the CD so that it
runs over and over all night long. Again, all that matters is your
Why Is The Volume Lowered On The Third And Forth Programs of the
Sleep Solutions CD?
volume is lowered so as not to interfere with the sleep induced in
program number two. However, if you awaken during the night and
wish to return to sleep, the shorter programs three and four can
be very helpful. Then simply raise the volume to your preference.7▪ What Exactly Is Hypnosis?
is a state of deep relaxation in which a person becomes more and
focused and open to suggestion.8▪
What Is Meditation?
Meditation as a form of mental discipline which brings about
calmness and physical relaxation by suspending the stream of
thoughts that normally occupy the mind. Meditation is used to
reduce stress and elevate one's mood.
Why combine hypnosis and meditation?
Roberta Shapiro, who is Board Certified in Hypnosis, has found
from her extensive practice that combining hypnosis and meditation
provides more rapid and beneficial results for sleep, stress
management, and achieving one's goals than either hypnosis or
meditation alone. She calls this hyno-meditation.