The concept is simple: all of us deal with mental, emotional
and physical stress on a daily basis. When we work out at the gym, we exercise
(stress) our muscles to the point of exhaustion – the next day our muscles feel
sore. Then, after a time of rest recovery our muscles are stronger and ready
for more – but it’s the time of rest that creates this positive outcome.
Many of us have had the opportunity to wear ankle weights at
one time or another. When we first put them on they feel heavy – then, after a
short while, we get used to them and go about our day. But when we finally take
them off…. Wow… we feel so light on our feet that walking seems almost
effortless! Can you imagine being able to shed all of your worries, anxieties,
pressures, anger and tension in only 20 minutes a day?
These highly specialized IBMS Sessions are designed to lift
the “weight” of our mental and emotional stress thereby giving our minds and
emotions the critical time of rest and recovery where they can become stronger.
Because the body only regenerates and heals when in a relaxed state or deep
restful sleep, the only effective way to prevent stress-induced damage is to
experience frequent and effectual deep relaxation phases. Without this time of
rest, the continuous, uninterrupted emotional and/or mental stress will
inevitably lead to an energy breakdown, which in turn will be followed by a
health breakdown from a compromised immune system.
Lying comfortably in a dark room, one listens to a 20 minute
IBMS Session using stereo headphones. The highly advanced and coordinated sound
frequencies resemble a very relaxing and pleasing type of music. As the
frequencies change with precise timing sending different sounds into each ear,
you can feel amazing waves of relaxation, pleasure and peace flowing
beautifully through your mind, body and emotions. During the 20 minute session
you’ll hear Dr. Coldwell’s voice guiding you through the session. After 20
minutes you feel as if you are floating on clouds.
It’s an experience that is very difficult to describe in
words – most would describe it as unparalleled “musical massage” of the body
and mind that induces a state of deep relaxation that gives your mind and
emotions the critical time of rest that they need.
Dr. Coldwell offers two versions of his stress reduction
system. The IBMS Stress Reduction Program approaches the topic of stress
reduction and relaxation from a secular or non-religious point of view. The
second option, “Quiet Time”, approaches the relaxation exercises from a
Christian point of view. Dr. Coldwell recommends “Quiet Time” for people of the