People spend a lot of time THINKING about going to sleep. The stress that comes from not sleeping can build into a kind of obsession that you’ll never sleep again…
Using the music I created from my “Dream Cycle” album, I wanted to create an evening of guided meditation that would incorporate everything I’ve learned about entrainment, wellness and about humans after leading “self-help” and “personal development” seminars for 13 years. Being a college professor helped too!
Humans balk at getting TOO much new information all at once. So, in designing the evening — I wrote down some words that became my mantra (pun intended) for my work:
Wherever we do the SleepWell event must be clean, friendly and connote an atmosphere of calm. In creating a safe space, there must answers to people’s questions and a spot for everyone. Even though we do techniques of “yoga”, SleepWell is not weird, kooky or pseudo-religious. It’s an event that puts crucial information about relaxation & sleep to work immediately. We go over the 6 steps of how to fall asleep in the entrainment process.
Here there are from my earlier article:
How to Go to Sleep:
Some of the information presented at SleepWell will be obvious. However, its taking ACTION on these techniques, practicing them and building muscle with them that really makes the difference.
Finally, yes, I play live music working with our sleep/relaxation coaches. Picture yourself: there you are on your yoga mat enveloped in the music and taking new actions that will make a difference with your wellness and with your peace of mind. People spend a lot of time THINKING about sleeping because they don’t have the actions to take. Empower yourself with action not concerns, doubts or fears… Once you begin to master these concepts, you’ll be sleeping like a baby!
Michael Whalen is an Emmy® award-winning composer, music supervisor, professor, author and thought leader on digital rights and music copyrights. He is also a dad, a CrossFit newbie and is doing a “SleepWell” concert on April 15th, 2017 in New York City. Tickets and information here.
You can get Michael’s new recording, “Dream Cycle”, here.
Originally published at medium.com