Is Hypnosis the same as Meditation?

After a group class June 22, 2020, on location near historic Hoard Station Ontario, Lorne S. asked. "Isn't meditation same as hypnosis?" Without hesitation I replied, "in meditation the guide is suggesting that you be something, but in hypnosis the hypnotist is suggesting that you do something specific. There is a difference between being and [...]

Fixed – Forest Bathing Introduction

(Some viewers reported broken Links to videos. Here they are fixed. Apologies!) Below are Links to two new videos I created to illustrate the history and practice of Forest Bathing, a term coined by Japanese researchers in the 1980's. 15 minutes to view both videos, 10 minutes for the Guided Walk. (read More, click Title) [...]

Guided Breathing Meditation recordings by Rob Owens

Guided Breathing Meditation recordings by Rob Owens

Due to a special request, I am re-posting here all three of my “guided breathing meditation” MP3 recordings. Get them in the Link at the end of this article. They are on SoundCloud, a trusted Web hosting service for musicians and recording artists. These practices, between 7 and 11 minutes long, have an original audio [...]

Inviting Mindfulness to the House of Consciousness

Think of our conscious mind as occupying a house. The ground floor living room is where we live consciously day to day, entertaining ourselves and friends. We like to be there. Think of the basement as our 'stored consciousness'...  a repository where we keep many unused things, including troublesome emotions from the past. Troublesome emotions [...]