Healing From The Inside Out

November 5th 2009- Issue #15

Only 2 days left to get the 3 for 1 offer when you purchase a Personalized Guided Meditation recording! If you order by midnight on saturday November 7th, you will receive 2 bonus meditation downloads -- the Guided Mindfulness Meditation, and my upcoming Healing Sound Meditation - to be released this month.

Wishing you much peace and joy!


“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”

-Hafiz - Sufi Mystic - born 1320 A.D.

“The purpose of life is happiness.”
-The Dalai Lama

In Todays Newsletter:

  • Swine Flu - A World-Wide Exercise in Deception, and Corporate Greed. Watch this enlightening video.
  • Meridian Tapping/EFT for Inducing Lucid Dreams - Learn to Dream Consciously
  • 3 for 1 offer when you purchase a Customized Guided Meditation
  • Free Guided Meditation for Depression, Anxiety and Stress - Download available in this newsletter.
  • What is true, authentic Yoga and how can it help?
  • Kriya Yoga initiations. The sacred science of Kundalini Kriya Yoga - the most powerful and ancient meditation practice I know. I am available to conduct initiations in the Santa Rosa, California area for anyone with a sincere interest in this authentic path of healing and enlightenment.
  • More Pranayama (breath control) techniques for health, vitality and a peaceful mind.
  • Mineral deficiency can cause depression and many other problems.

    The Swine Flu: A Global Deception of Epic Proportions Before you get in line for your shot - please, please do your research and hear the other side of the story - the one so artfully suppressed by the media and (sadly)by our own U.S. Government. The following video should be enough to make anyone think twice before getting injected with this inadequately tested vaccine.

    One fact to note: Far fewer people have died worldwide this year from the Swine Flu, than the average number of yearly deaths from the common Flu. So why then, this global panic and the rush to vaccinate pregnant women and children - the most vulnerable people in our communities?

    I find it fascinating that our most popular TV doc - Dr. Oz - is advocating the vaccination - yet his own wife would not allow him to get his 2 kids vaccinated. If he couldn't persuade his own wife, should we let him convince us that it's a good idea for our kids? I guess when you have the most popular prime time TV show as a celebrity doctor, you stand to lose a great deal by going against the powers that be.

    Protect yourself and your family - get the real facts about the Swine Flu

    Meridian Tapping for Inducing Lucid Dreams

    The sky's the limit when it comes to finding new ways to use Meridian Tapping/EFT. With Meridian Tapping you can program your subconscious mind to “wake up” into a self-aware state while dreaming.

    Lucid dreams happen spontaneously for some people. Meditation increases your likelihood of having lucid dreams. But even if you never dream consciously, you can learn to.

    Learn to use Meridian Tapping/EFT to have Lucid Dreams

    Today's Health Tips: Essential Minerals

    Deficiencies in a number of minerals can cause depression. Among them, are:

    • Magnesium: Deficiency can result in depressive symptoms, along with confusion, agitation, anxiety, and hallucinations, as well as a variety of physical problems. Most diets do not include enough magnesium, and stress also contributes to magnesium depletion
    • Calcium: Depletion affects the central nervous system. Low levels of calcium cause nervousness, apprehension, irritability, and numbness.
    • Zinc: Inadequacies result in apathy, lack of appetite, and lethargy. When zinc is low, copper in the body can increase to toxic levels, resulting in paranoia and fearfulness.
    • Iron: Depression is often a symptom of chronic iron deficiency. Other symptoms include general weakness, listlessness, exhaustion, lack of appetite, and headaches.
    • Manganese: This metal is needed for proper use of the B-complex vitamins and vitamin C. Since it also plays a role in amino-acid formation, a deficiency may contribute to depression stemming from low levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. Manganese also helps stabilize blood sugar and prevent hypoglycemic mood swings.
    • Potassium: Depletion is frequently associated with depression, tearfulness, weakness, and fatigue.

      And be sure to take your Vitamin D3! Natural Health experts recommend 5,000 IUs of D3 per day as the best protection against colds and flu. In the summer months we have less illness because we get more sunshine - which converts to vitamin D3 in the skin. As days grow dark and short, we are likely to become deficient in D - thus we have "the flu season."

      Personalized Guided Meditation/ Custom-Made Self-Hypnosis CD's Available by Special Order Now!

      Special 3 for the price of 1 MP3 Offer until midnight saturday.

      Extended offer -through November 7th, all orders for my custom-made Guided Meditations will include 2 bonus audios - my full Guided Mindfulness Meditation and my soon-to-be-released Sound Healing Meditation.

      What is a Personalized Guided Meditation?:

      This new service offers you a highly personalized, made-to-order, professional Guided Meditation/Self-Hypnosis CD, with soothing background music and voice recording. Based on your answers to an extensive (confidential) list of questions, I will customize your own unique guided meditation for your personal use. Like having your own coach or therapist with you where ever you go!

      This is a powerful tool for changing your sub-conscious tapes - and replacing your negative, self-limiting, self-defeating thoughts and beliefs with positive, life-affirming, optimistic thoughts and beliefs.

      By listening to your personalized guided meditation on a regular basis - preferably just before you go to sleep - every night, or at least several times a week - you will begin to see deep and lasting changes in your life.

      (The music and voice are similar to the meditation audio above, except I will be talking directly to you and addressing your specific needs, issues, and goals).

      Complete your confidential personal profile/qustionnaire, and order your Customized Meditation.

      Energy Psychology and Meridian Tapping (EFT)

      "This may be the biggest breakthrough in Medicine and Psychology in the last century."

      Dr. Dawson Church - Author of Genie in your Genes

      Variously called "Energy Tapping," "Meridian Tapping Technique," and Emotional Freedom Techniques® or “EFT” - tapping is an amazing Energy Psychology technique that can be easily learned and self-applied for an enormous array of problems. It is excellent for depression, as well as virtually any emotional disturbance, phobia, fear, traumatic memory, negative thought, and even for many physical problems (including some chronic problems that may have been unsuccessfully treated for years using all sort of conventional and alternative methods).

      By tapping on these electrochemical activation points, the nervous system is balanced, and the emotional center of the brain (the amygdala) ceases it's reactivity to the disturbing negative thought, image, memory, or whatever the case may be. Studies now show that tapping quickly reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol...

      Learn more about Meridian Tapping and EFT


      EFT and Energy-Coaching by Phone

      Energy Tapping (Meridian Tapping), also commonly called EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) can be done both face to face with a coach or therapist, as well as by phone. Once you learn the 8 major points to tap on your body, you can follow the coach's verbal cues and get wonderful results. In fact, I find that working by phone can minimize distractions and facilitate a deeper connection. Working with a therapist or coach can help you to define your core issues that need work, and help you find just the right words to describe the issue as you tap - an essential element for getting the best results.

      Now, with Skype audio or web cam - you can even have a "face-to-face" session, just as you would if you came to my office, (and without long-distance charges).

      707/326-5566 or Email: BSchwarcz@sbcglobal.net

      EFT-by-Phone: Energy Coaching Sessions

      Learn to Meditate: You are the Key to your own hidden treasure

      "lift the veil
      that obscures
      the heart

      and there
      you will find
      what you are
      looking for

      -Kabir - 15th Century Mystic

      You always have the ability to go within and to surrender to your own Higher Self - your eternal and ever present Consciousness. Here is the source of your true happiness, bliss and contentment. That which you seek in the world is already here, within you Now.

      Try my free guided meditation here and now. Just make yourself comfortable, stop what you're doing and take a 15 minute break to feed your soul:

      This guided meditation audio, along with an additional segment is now available for sale on my website. You can listen to part one (the first 15 minute meditation) for free directly on the site, or by clicking the player below. The second link below will allow you to download the 15 minute meditation for your personal use - only available for free through this newsletter.

      Yoga: The Ultimate Mind-Body Path for Transformation

      What is Authentic Yoga?

      Of all the self-help and healing techniques that I talk about, I place Yoga at the top of my list. Yoga is often very misunderstood. It is an ancient tradition of health and spiritual growth that predates all known religions and is the oldest known spiritual practice in human history. All Eastern forms of meditation have their origins in the Yogic traditions of India. Likewise, all eastern martial arts have their roots in Yoga. The mysteries of the Yogic masters and their ability to perform amazing feats of mind over matter, influenced the development of Shaolin Kung Fu in China and spread through Asia, eventually giving rise to many different spiritual paths, martial arts, and systems of health. Ayurvedic Medicine, a highly sophisticated, holistic science of healing, also comes out of the ancient Yogic Traditions and led to the development of other healing arts in the East such as Reiki, Pranic Healing, Acupuncture and many other forms of healing.   Yoga’s origins are more than 5,000 years old. Some experts say more than 10,000. If it didn't work, humans wouldn't have held onto it just because it was trendy.   Yoga or "Yog" literally means “Union with the Divine”. It is about refining the energy - raising the vibration, coming into balance and harmony, to where your little ego-mind dissolves into a glorious, expansive consciousness, and merges beyond your I-ness to join with the Cosmic Consciousness, sometimes called God-consciousness, Self-Realization, or Samadhi. These levels of consciousness are quite advanced, and for most people require many years of committed practice to achieve, but there is a progressive movement towards these states. In the true Yogic philosophy, this is the real purpose and destination of the journey for all life on earth.   There are many different branches of Yoga. There is plenty of great information out there about all of this, and you could study for the rest of your life and not learn it all. Some forms of yoga are very physical. Others, like Bhakti Yoga are about spiritual devotion; Karma Yoga is about transcendence of the ego, through service and selfless action (Mother Theresa and Mahatma Gandhi); Some are more philosophical and intellectual like Jnana Yoga, or Advaita Vedanta; Some are purely oriented towards raising consciousness through meditation and techniques involving the use of breath (pranayama) - such as you will find in Kriya Yoga, Raja Yoga, Tantra and Kundalini Yoga.   These are just some of the types of Yoga out there. They are all compatible with one another. They are all powerful and all beneficial. But they are not all for you. You have to listen to your intuition and choose one or more type that appeals to you - that fits with your basic nature. The stretching exercises associated with popular yoga classes are related to certain traditional practices, but don’t always include the deeper aspects of true yoga (unless it’s taught by a well-trained, traditional teacher).

      Kundalini Kriya Yoga - The Ancient Science of Self-Realization

      "Healing The Apparent Self Of The Ignorance Of The True Self Is The Ultimate Essence Of All Healing"

      - Yogiraj Siddhanath -

      This is my personal meditation path, that has blessed my life for 10 years now, since receiving initiation by Master Yogiraj Satgurunath Siddhanath. I am honored and delighted to share this gift with sincere seekers wishing to receive initiation into authentic Kriya Yoga. Anyone interested in coming to the Santa Rosa (Sonoma County) area of California, may register for Kriya initiation and learn this life-changing technique - the mother of all meditation paths. I'm also available to travel on a limited basis if you have a group of people who want to receive Kriya initiation.

      Yogic Breathing Techniques to Supercharge and Balance You

      Pranayama – literally “life-force control” – are powerful techniques for shifting your consciousness, purifying mind and body, and raising your energy. Pranayama is a core part of several types of Yoga.

      Try this:

      Bhastrika – “Bellows Breath” – This Pranayam will relieve stress, anxiety and depression, bring clarity and calmness to the mind, and reduce fatigue.

      Relaxing, seated with closed eyes and straight spine, prepare first by taking a few forceful, deep breaths of equal length, both in and out, through both nostrils together. Pump the breath from the belly (diaphragm), expanding the belly out as you inhale, and snapping it back towards the spine as you exhale.   Now with the right hand, close the right nostril with the thumb. Breathe in and out forcefully but without strain, through the left nostril 10 times, using only the diaphragm. (Chest and shoulders are still). After 10 breaths, inhale slowly and deeply through the left again, this time expanding up into the chest, and hold the breath in, holding both nostrils closed. Retain the breath for a few seconds, and then exhale through the left nostril.   Repeat this for the right nostril – 10 breaths, and then inhale and hold for a few seconds, and exhale through the right.   Now with both nostrils open, breathe in and out forcefully with both sides for 10 breaths. Inhale slowly and deeply through both, hold a few seconds while closing both nostrils, and then exhale through both. This is one round. Do this for up to five rounds to start. Start with slow breaths. As you advance, breaths can become faster. Do not strain, or create excessive discomfort or pressure. Be gentle.   {If any Pranayama exercises cause you to feel faint, perspire excessively, or feel nauseated afterwards, discontinue and seek the guidance of a yoga teacher. If you are diagnosed (or suspect) Bipolar Disorder, avoid intensive and prologued practice of pranayama, and proceed with mindfulness and moderation, or with a teacher’s guidance. If you feel your energy rising too much, or your mind becomes too active, stop immediately and seek consultation. Forceful abdominal breathing should also not be done if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, hernia or gastric ulcers, without expert guidance.} Learn Pranayama techniques - Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodhana, Surya Bheda and more

      Learn more about yoga and meditation for health, happiness and vitality.

      Share your Stories!

      Coming soon -- the AlternativeDepressionTherapy website will be interactive! You will have opportunities to share your personal success stories, offer inspiration to others and join a growing community of wonderful, courageous people who are finding natural means to attaining real joy, passion and peace of mind.

      Stay Tuned for the next Newsletter- coming soon!

      Soon-to-be released eBook: Meridian Tapping for Depression:
      Specific tips, techniques, scripts and short-cuts for using Meridian Tapping/EFT to successfully eliminate depression. Release expected in November.

      Don't Give Up

      Every life challenge is an opportunity to awaken. There is no situation that is hopeless. Something positive, healing and transformative is possible in all circumstances, even when we can't recognize it at the time. Sometimes we forge ourselves out of the fire of suffering and loss, and it isn't until the end that we realize what a beautiful work of art has emerged within. The glory of waking up can't be experienced if you don't first accept that you are asleep.

      May we all find peace. May we all know joy. May we all be liberated from fear, and released from illusions. May we all return to the Truth of our inner Light.

      I value your opinions and your feedback. Please let me know if this newsletter was helpful and feel free to ask questions. I update my website regularly, so check the site for new information, and if you like what you see, let others know about it.

      Wishing you health and great joy!

      Ben Schwarcz

      Benjamin Schwarcz, MFT is licensed psychotherapist (#mfc35606), meditation teacher, and energy coach with a private practice at 509 7th Street, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401. He can be reached at 707-326-5566.


      This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. As with any drug, not all supplements are safe for all individuals and there may be risks and contraindications for people with certain conditions. Always consult a professional health care provider before before trying to treat a serious condition on your own.

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