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MindSpa Odyssey Membership

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soothing half-hour meditative and hypnotic recordings

lovingly crafted to help you

relieve stress, get comfortable and  drift off

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What if lying down, resting your head and closing your eyes was your gateway to escape.

What if you could reach over, press play on your phone, and a calm, soothing voice starts up:

“Welcome back. Take a breath, and let’s head off on an Adventure…”

… And pretty soon you’re absorbed in a compelling, beautiful story.

You’re not thinking about work and responsibilities.

You’re free, wandering the halls of a gorgeous spa in your mind – a MindSpa.

Explore your MindSpa

Visit rooms for deep relaxation, for scrubbing away stress, leaving feeling refreshed and revitalised

Walk through the gardens, watering the present, planting seeds for the future, pulling out the weeds

Wander through the library, clearing up your memory, organising your thoughts

These experiences I call the

MindSpa Adventures​

You might have listened to other relaxation recordings. The MindSpa Adventure recordings are different. 

 

who is this for, what is this, what does it do

What you tried before, dissatisfaction, why it didn’t work, this is better.  if you liked one but want a change, you ‘ve gotta hunt around to find something similar and as good. sure you can listen and fall asleep, but did you learn anything? did you make any progress? or did you scrape through this one time, and tomorrow you’ve gotta hope to do it again, that it still helps? are you building any foundations towards mental health, developing resilience, choice, flexibility with other things? maybe the recording/video is soothing, but the words are disappointing. maybe the words are there, but the voice is disinterested, incongruent. maybe it makes it easier to get a break or fall asleep, but it’s just boring. didn’t give you any skills, any thing you could do to actually effect change in your life, change perspective. 

Memberships is :  (briefly)

below this: what’s special about the mindspa membership

Soothing recordings to help you build and use your MindSpa. 

Inside, find and create beautiful rooms to help you relax, fall asleep, get relief from stress, get creative and much more. 

Even better: the MindSpa Adventure recordings empower you, so you can return and get results and relief time and again for yourself, without relying on a recording.

No more ‘one simple trick’ nonsense. Sit back, relax and enjoy the guided journey. When you’re ready, use what works for you to get results (such as relaxation and scrubbing away stress) without using the recording. With a bit of practice and success, now you can start to use it in everyday situations like before interviews, after tough work days, and more.  

Even though your mind is your responsibility, it doesn’t mean that looking after it has to be hard work. 

Improving mental health and wellbeing can be enjoyable, playful and rewarding.

Each MindSpa Adventure is designed to help you develop the foundations for effective self-hypnosis, a better appreciation of how your mind works and how to use it – without having to remember complicated rules, instructions or language. 

 

The MindSpa Adventures are beautiful, absorbing, hypnotic recordings to help you build a spa in your mind – a MindSpa. Using engaging stories and suggestions, you’ll discover how to fill this MindSpa with rooms that empower you to access, develop and use powerful, other-than-conscious resources such as relaxation, creativity and getting rid of stress. With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to access these resources reliably without even using the recordings!

Become a MindSpa Odyssey member 

Get 5+ ways to relax now with the original Journey into Relaxation

and the guide for 5+ ways to relax now

 Start building your own MindSpa straight away with enjoyable, absorbing, hypnotic and meditative recordings that feel great

Visit the MindSpa Library and discover 50+ Adventure recordings, searchable by theme:  relaxation, fall asleep, ditch stress, nature, grounding and more …

Why and how I created the MindSpa

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‘Misfortunes or difficult situations tend to follow each other in rapid succession or to arrive all at the same time.’ (Oxford Languages)

For 20 years, I had a few challenges with physical and mental health. Two misdiagnosed injuries left me in significant pain most of the day and night. To follow, I got a chronic health problem that left me with long-term fatigue. I couldn’t work full-time. The lack of sleep, lack of energy, and constant discomfort brought gradual isolation and less social contact. The inability to focus or work brought financial hardship which, of course, made things worse: worry, stress, despair. I could no longer use exercise to help my mood or to burn off excess energy and stress. It was looking pretty bleak. I needed something I could do to feel better with minimal effort, rescue my mental health, get some respite from the discomfort and heal.

I’d lost most of my coping strategies, but I wasn’t about to let this be the rest of my life. Researching and practising hypnotherapy, I discovered skills, techniques, philosophy and psychology that made a difference: I helped friends and clients relax, manage pain, improve mood and free themselves from phobias. If it works for them, it can work for me.

Studying Applied Sport Science, I found research showing that plenty of healing happens without sleep – as long as we can keep the body still.

I also had a small library of hypnosis recordings that I found adequate, but not ideal: I enjoyed the experiences, my body was still, I loved the beautiful trances and the break from constantly thinking; but, each recording was frustrating or missing something important.

I needed something unifying for these beautiful, calming, absorbing hypnotic experiences I was creating. I needed a setting that would be tranquil, where I could go to feel better, to rejuvenate, to heal and take care of myself – somewhere peaceful and indulgent…

Perhaps a spa… the mind. A MindSpa.

I wanted to create something I loved, something I could enjoy again and again. I really needed to keep my body still, help me get some breathing space from all the discomfort, and help me get to sleep. A room for relaxation seemed like the perfect place to start – and, with a little refining, the Journey into Relaxation was born. I got what I needed and more.

Some talented friends created beautiful music, added gradually deepening binaural beats to make things easier (even if I’d had a really tough day), and improved the audio quality. I loved it!

‘I needed something I could do to feel better with minimal effort, rescue my mental health, get some respite from the discomfort and heal.’

It made everything a little easier. It made my life a little better. It bought me a little time and space so I could figure out some other challenges. It helped me keep my body still, my mind occupied and soothe the stress, so that I could get the natural healing done.

Did it cure anything? No. Of course not. It’s not intended to. It’s hypnosis (and, if you like, meditation); it’s not magic – although sometimes it can very much appear magical.

Perhaps, most importantly, at a time when I felt like I couldn’t do anything and I had no agency in my own life (beside spending a lot of time in bed), I used the MindSpa to gently take back control of my life.

With the support of the MindSpa, I experienced a powerful transformation:

I used its imagery to access relaxation in seconds, with or without the recording.
I could be present, inside my body, or escape it and leave my body behind.
It helped me get to sleep.
I used it on the bus, on the train, and on longer journeys by aircraft.

But that was just the beginning.

I found the MindSpa a really useful way of helping people discover, learn and use self-hypnosis. No tricks, no hacks. There’s no need for lengthy rules or instructions, no language patterns to remember. Let’s keep it simple and something you can use immediately.

Imagine you, too, have a spa for your mind. When you enter, you’re greeted by Reception, who takes care of you and your MindSpa, time keeping and can show you around.

Heading deeper from Reception, you find a room for Relaxation, comfortable and easy to find.

Beyond here, there’s a room for scrubbing away stress and, just a bit further on, there’s a room for valuing yourself more.

There’s a library for organising thoughts, sorting your inner filing system and clearing up your mental working space.

And, just outside, there are magnificent gardens for planting and nurturing ideas, dreams, ambition and more; and where you can take out the ‘weeds’.

You might even start adding your own rooms: a room for finding ways to work a little smarter; one for helping your kids through a rough patch; perhaps one for getting creative, designing and painting that spare room.

I’d love to tell you things are perfect now, but that’s not what life is really like. There’s still plenty I want to improve. My MindSpa has seen me through some pretty tough times and has grown with me. Sometimes it has made a big difference; sometimes it has been a small help, and that’s been enough.

Now I host weekly events that people love to attend. The MindSpa structure is so simple and flexible, each week we create something unique. Some love to attend just to hear and be a part of the experience; others like taking what they’ve found and using it in their own lives.

All this brings me great joy. I’ve found the MindSpa an engaging and enjoyable way of helping people explore ways to empower themselves, making changes as and when they want in their own lives.

I love helping people – and, more importantly, I love helping people gently take back control of their own life, and really shine.

What’s special about the MindSpa Membership?

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If we’re doing a relaxation piece, I make sure my voice is relaxing and soothing. If it’s uplifting or powerful, I bring energy to my voice so you can hear it and feel it.
In many meditation and hypnosis recordings, the voice doesn’t match the experience and the guide sounds disinterested
The <Journey into Relaxation is available for free here> and <I have some videos on YouTube>. If you like the quality of my voice, I think you’ll love the MindSpa Adventures!

I found many recordings (and live events!) are either too full of fantasy. I didn’t get anything meaningful, effective or lasting from them. Often, they were so full of instructions, it became like homework and I doubted I was doing it right. So, let’s give you some choice!
Want to take an active role? Each recording has some simple exercises such as mental imagery you can make use of.
Want to drift off, let the words wash over you, bathing in sound and relaxation? Yup, that’ll work!
Prefer an absorbing story, so that you don’t stoke that overactive inner critic? That’s part of the plan.

Recordings are often too long, some up to 60+ minutes. Who’s got time for that regularly?
The MindSpa Weekly Adventures are usually around 20 to 30 minutes.
The Sunday events (Sunday Sleepy Storytime) are designed to be longer, for when you want that indulgent, longer, deeper dive, and really take your time. They’re usually 45 to 50 minutes.
You can listen to the recordings more than once if you want more!

Other recordings often require you to listen all the way through again whenever you want to get the results.
I think that if the recording isn’t empowering you to get results for yourself when you need them, then they may be creating a dependency. I don’t want this for you.
My MindSpa Adventures are lovingly crafted from the ground up to empower you. If you just want to listen to the recordings, great! If you want to use what you’ve discovered here in your own life when you need it, that’s some next level stuff and I’m delighted for you!

Don’t settle for another bland set of instructions. Get something engaging, interesting, enjoyable and effective instead.
Find something you’re in the mood for by theme. Found something you really like? Get more in a similar theme easily in the Library
Over 10 categories to choose from[dropdown box for listing them]

Enjoyable music and ambient sound (set at a background level so you can still hear the words)
Binaural beats, encouraging your brain and mind to get into that beautiful trance state.
Two recordings professionally produced with this:
the Journey into Relaxation
the Inner Goddess
There are more on the way in the coming year!

Follow along with the Adventures and learn foundations for self-hypnosis.
Use the recordings and live events to build and fill your own MindSpa with relaxation, creativity, inspiration, insight, and more.
Once you’ve got some practice in, create your own rooms to help you access and use other-than-conscious resources, explore powerful experiences and solve problems.
If you need a little help getting started, just ask!

Membership, your gateway to calm
still not sure? get the free account

With your membership, you’ll get:
the Journey into Relaxation course
beautiful audio recording with music and binarual beats to help make deep, comfortable relaxation easier for you;
a guide to help you remember and use what you just experienced (in case you got too relaxed to remember – it happens more frequently than you think!)
the Sunday Sleepy Storytime event recordings
longer hypnotic stories to help you drift off to sleep comfortably,
filled with suggestions to help you look after your mind
and make things a little easier
Access to a growing library of 50+ beautiful recordings
Themes searchable by tags or keywords (relaxation, de-stress, nature, space, self-improvement, and more)
each designed to empower you, develop mental flexibility, resilience,
learn and use self-hypnosis
help you gently take back control of your life and really shine
Courses and guides with small (and important!) things you can do to help you learn and use self-hypnosis, make changes in your life, and more.

Extras:
Invitations to live events (when they happen)*
Up to 4 group events a month
Tuesday Weekly – often based on suggestions and requests. From profound physical and mental relaxation to creativity, communication and beyond. We’ve covered too much to list here – there’s a whole MindSpa Library for you to explore, dedicated to all the Adventures we’ve had.
Tuesday relaxation – a monthly MindSpa event dedicated to exploring and enjoying some really indulgent, satisfying relaxation.
<See the schedules here>
*make sure you sign up to the relevant mailing list options to get the invites, and tell your e-mail app that you want to receive the mail.
MindSpa MiniMeditations
little videos to help you remember and use the recording’s content
thought-provoking ideas to contemplate and develop
reminders of what you experienced so you can get back and enjoy the results without having to listen to the recording again

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