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Table Of Contents:

1. Article – Excerpts from Meditation
2. Philosophy For The Day
3. Physician Supervised Rapid Weight Loss Facts
4. Masters Educational Online Web (MEOW) Welcomes
     Roy Hunter
5. Liberty North Carolina Kung Fu Seminar With
     Grandmaster Philip Holder
6. Workshops and Courses

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1.

Excerpts from

MEDITATION
By
Philip Holder PhD.
Copyright by Philip Holder 2000 – 2015

WHAT IS MEDITATION

Meditation is a state of altered awareness that allows us to bypass previous programming and critical thought and to open up to our higher self (Wisdom, Creativity, Intuition, etc. etc.). Meditation has been part of every society since the dawn of man. Virtually every religion has one form of meditation or another as part of its rituals. The fact is, almost everyone goes into a meditative state about a dozen times a week on average without even being aware of it. Have you ever stared out of a window and drifted away for a few moments losing complete track of time and surrounding activity? If you are a parent you know that kids do it all the time. When this happens the person has inadvertently gone into a meditative state. Meditation is not the act of thinking about something spiritual or creative, to the contrary it is the absence of critical thought.

There are many different labels for meditation, as well as various approaches to achieving a meditative state. From various forms of Yogic meditation, or Shaolin meditation, to transcendental meditation, regardless of the vehicle the common denominator is pretty much the same. The ultimate goal is to open up to that intuitive, creative, and spiritual part of who we are. It is to access that higher part of our being.

ORIGINS

Meditation is as old as mankind. It is impossible for anyone to be certain where, when, and how, it came to be formalized. My studies lead me to believe that it evolved naturally over centuries. In many instances, people will spontaneously go into trance without trying to do so. From use as a natural escape mechanism (to avoid pain, heat or cold, or trauma), to something that may simply begin as daydreaming, trance is a naturally occurring phenomenon.

In ancient times those who were naturally more in tune with meditation or trance states found it to be a way by which he/she could open up to his/her inner wisdom. They found meditation a way to look at life through different eyes, or you might say, from another mountain or valley. Often these people became the spiritual leaders or wise men/women within the community. In turn, they would attract followers who could see the value in this process. The spiritual leader would then teach their followers these skills. Over the centuries various ways of teaching meditative skills became part and parcel to religious rituals.

Past civilizations most likely had an easier time meditating than people do in modern times. In our society we are trained from birth to be analytical and rational. How many times have you seen a small child who is playing and acting like a child be told by an adult to “act their age” (as if they are not), or to “grow up”?. This indoctrination serves only to inhibit the ability to meditate by stifling that creative and imaginative part of us. The childlike qualities within us are a vital component in achieving a meditative state.

MISCONCEPTIONS

Meditation is highly misunderstood. Meditation cannot be achieved through mechanisms like picturing a black dot on a black cloth, or by repeating affirmations about something that you would like to accomplish. To the contrary, meditation is the absence of all conscious critical thought. The deeper the meditation, the farther removed from conscious critical thought the person will be. Any attempt by a person to direct his/her meditation will actually deteriorate the state of trance. Meditation requires letting go of preconceived thought and opening up to nothingness. Only by letting go of all preconceptions can we accept what has not yet been discovered.

THE CONSCIOUS AND UNCONSCIOUS MIND

To understand meditation it is important to understand how our minds work. Our minds function at two levels, the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. Our conscious mind is the analytical and/or task oriented part of us. It enables us to put a puzzle together, work out a mathematics problem, drive our car, etc. Your subconscious mind contains emotions, habits, perceptions, creativity, intuition, etc. The subconscious mind is also the little kid in us. It is the part of us that is not chained by the analytical rational adult part of us.

In western society we are taught from childhood to value the analytical and rational thought processes. Being imaginative or creative would not generally be held in the same esteem, as would being proficient at calculus. In much the same way as the lack of use of muscles will cause them to atrophy, the lack of use of the creative and intuitive part of who we are will cause spiritual atrophy. Meditation is one of the best ways to exercise that all too often neglected part of us. Be aware, however, that you cannot meditate with the conscious mind. You cannot “think about meditation” and have it happen. The opposite is necessary…you must let go of controlled thought.

SOMNAMBULISM, HYPNOSIS, AND MEDITATION

Hypnosis and meditation have much in common. The major difference is simply that while hypnosis is “therapist or hypnotist driven” where meditation is “free form”. Both ideally will achieve a trance depth called somnambulism. This is the place where we can leave the critical thought process behind and are able to tap directly into our powerful subconscious mind.

True meditation is non-directive. The person allows trance state and then allows the subconscious mind to go wherever it needs to go for healing, development, or wisdom. Although it is possible to “pre-imprint” where you would prefer to go within your meditation, there can be no conscious effort on the part of the participant to direct where the meditation will actually go. Analogous to this would be those cases where people (like myself) are able to wake up in the morning at a predetermined time without the use of an alarm clock. Before going to sleep I visualize what time I want to wake up in the morning. Then I give it no more thought. I simply go to sleep. In the morning I wake up within minutes of that time. Obviously if I were to lay in bed all night telling myself what time I wanted to awake it would not work. The same is true with meditation. You can make a mental request as to what you would like to experience in your meditation before beginning, but once you begin, you must trust that your subconscious mind to take you where you need to be. Any attempt to control the process will bring the process to a screeching halt. In fact, ironically, one thing that will prevent meditation is actively “trying” to meditate.

COMPARING ANCIENT AND MODERN METHODS

By comparing ancient and modern methods of inducing trance we can get a more realistic picture of what meditation really is. The similarities between ancient and modern trance inducing techniques are abundantly evident. For example: In ancient times people might stare at a candle until they ultimately went into trance. Today, in hypnotherapy, that is called a fixation induction. In ancient times people would be induced into meditative trance by a technique called clacking (people hitting sticks together in rhythm to create a droning noise), or by chanting. This is similar in principle to a hypnotic confusion induction where the person’s conscious mind is overloaded with stimuli causing the conscious mind to escape or step aside. In ancient times focusing on the breath and relaxing more with each breath directly correlates to what we now call a progressive relaxation induction.

TIPS FOR MEDITATION

One of the most common problems people relay to me when they come to study meditation is this. They’ll say, “Dr. Holder, when I try to meditate I start thinking about lots of different things and I can’t get them out of my mind. I try to get them out but I just can’t”. The problem is not the thoughts but the fact that the person is trying to get rid of them. By doing so the person shoots himself/herself in the meditative foot. Allow all ideas to process naturally. These ideas or sensations may be coherent or they may make absolutely no sense at all (in a cognitive way). It makes no difference. If you are non-directive they will pass/process naturally as your ability to achieve trance will improve.

Often people are under the misconception that a special body position is necessary for meditation. This is not true. People who have spent years meditating in a lotus or some other exotic position are comfortable doing so. If the average person were to attempt to sit like that he/she would probably spend the entire time thinking about the pain in his/her legs and hips and wondering if he/she will ever walk again when he/she tries to get up. You should simply find a place and a position in which you feel comfortable, safe, and secure for your meditations. Once comfortable, you can allow each breath you exhale to carry you deeper into a peaceful relaxation. Open up to the child within you. There is no right or wrong sensation(s). Your meditation will be unique to you. Logic and rational thought have no place in this special world. If you feel compelled to follow the same rational thought processes that you follow throughout the routines of the day you will be anchored in that and will be unable to achieve a state of meditation. To experience Original Thought it is important to leave the world of physics and social training behind for a short while. Only then will you experience the benefits that meditation can bring.

In short, by doing nothing all can come to you. Attempting meditation with an agenda will simply provide you with a trip to where you have already been. Expecting nothing will bring you whatever you need. Directing nothing will take you to places you’ve never before experienced.

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2.

Philosophy For The Day

Getting the right answer to the wrong question has no more benefit than getting the wrong answer to the right question.
by Philip Holder, PhD

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3.

Physician Supervised Rapid Weight Loss Facts

People used to think that if they eat less and exercise more they would lose weight. Would it surprise you to find out that that’s not totally true. Eating too little can often be as problematic as eating too much. With the exception of the hCG rapid loss program, most restricted calorie diets have a negative side effect. When someone does not eat enough food to fuel their body, their body goes into starvation mode and here’s what happens.

1. When a person’s body has too little fuel, in anticipation of starvation, the metabolic rate of that person slows in order to consume less calories and conserve fuel (Fat). That person is now burning less calories every moment of every day than they previously were. As well, this often results in the person being more lethargic and less likely to exercise and be active.

2. That person’s body will attempt to hold onto the fat cells, bloating existing cells and creating new fat cells.

3. Because that person’s body still needs nutrition, their body begins to break down muscle tissue and consume it is fuel. Note: Muscle weighs more than fat therefore the person may lose weight but not be losing the fat they desire to lose. As well because muscle burns fat 24 and 7 in an attempt to maintain itself, as muscle mass decreases so does the ability to burn calories.

In brief, hCG rapid weight loss program is the exception among restricted calorie diets. Here’s why… Although the patient may be orally consuming only 500 or 600 cal per day, the hCG facilitates the person’s body breaking down and consuming their own body fat at a rate of approximately 2500 cal per day. For that reason the person is actually getting around 3000 cal a day. Because of this, patients are usually not hungry during the cycle of hCG, and they don’t go into starvation mode thereby avoiding those nasty side effects. The hCG rapid weight loss programs should always be done under the supervision of a physician. There are many other benefits to the hCG rapid weight loss program. If you would like to find out more, call BodySmart wellness and schedule a consultation. We at BodySmart Wellness, would be happy to speak with you about this wonderful way to lose weight quickly.

By Dr. Philip Holder 

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4.

 

MEOW Welcomes Roy Hunter
Also Look For Materials From Many Other Top People In Their Fields – COMING SOON

Roy Hunter, one of the premier practitioners and instructors of Parts Therapy, is now part of the MEOW family.

Roy Hunter is the published author of several books that are highly praised by professionals; and he is an experienced trainer. Roy’s presentations include numerous workshops both in the USA and abroad, for groups and business. His parts therapy text, Hypnosis for Inner Conflict Resolution: Introducing Parts Therapy has received raving reviews.

Visit MEOW and Click On Roy’s Sample Video Trailers to see More

Click Here To Visit MEOW

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5.

Smart Shield Personal Protection / Wing Chun Kung Fu Seminar
Featuring Grandmaster Philip Holder
Called
The “King of the Street”
by Karate/Kung Fu Illustrated

Location: 4229 Alamance Church Road, Liberty, North Carolina
Date/Time: Saturday April 11, 2015 – Sunday April 12, 2015
Saturday 11:00AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Grandmaster Holder has done much to develop and promote Wing Chun Kung Fu in the United States. His 50+ years in the martial arts along with his practical experience in contact fighting and executive protection add a realistic touch to his classroom courses and instructional videos. He is respected worldwide for his abilities. Dr. Holder is the chief instructor and Grandmaster of the North American Wing Chun Association and the driving force behind the Ying Gi Ga method of Wing Chun, and the creator of the practical self defense system known as the “Six Zone Safeguard System”. Thousands worldwide have studied from him. Now you have the opportunity to benefit from his knowledge!

Saturday’s event is open to the public
Sunday is for Wing Chun practitioners of all levels only
Bring Your Lunch

Saturday:
Smart Shield Personal Protection Program – Learn how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in our unsettled world.  ONE DAY OF TRAINING COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!

 Sunday:
Wing Chun… Understanding the system / Body Dynamics For Powerful Punches and Kicks, Fighting Strategies and Drills. Wing Chun Combat Skills (Applications for both contact sparring and for Hand To Hand Combat will be covered). If you would like to participate in sparring… Bring 14 oz or larger boxing gloves (leather only / no vinyl), foam foot gear and a double mouthpiece. Headgear is recommended but not required. Although sparring intensity will be moderate, proper gear is essential.  Time permitting there will be a meditation session at the end of the class.

Note: Agenda may be amended to accommodate class needs.

Contact Sifu David Rominger for local information:
336-516-1212 / david@comtechnc.com

For additional registration or seminar content information contact
General Office Administrator Sal Burgio:
215-493-1204 / messages@bodysmartwellness.com

Sponsored by the North Carolina Division of the North American Wing Chun Association

 

All participants will be required to sign standard enrollment and release forms. Only registered participants will be permitted at the events (no unregistered spectators). No children under 18 permitted without special permission from Dr. Holder’s office. Recording devices or recording of any type are strictly prohibited. Please see our website BodySmartWellness.com for additional terms and conditions.

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6.

Workshops and Courses

Feb 2015

Date/Time Event
Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
De-Hypnotize and Reprogram for Happiness and Success
Bucks County Community College, Newtown PA

Mar 2015

Date/Time Event
Thursday, March 5, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Owning Your Life
Bucks County Community College, Newtown PA
Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Theory Of Past Lives
Bucks County Community College, Newtown PA
Saturday, March 21, 2015
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
SmartShield Personal Protection System
Bucks County Community College, Newtown PA

Apr 2015

Date/Time Event
Thursday, April 2, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Couples in Communication
Bucks County Community College, Newtown PA
Saturday, April 11, 2015 – Sunday, April 12, 2015
All Day
Smart Shield Personal Protection / Wing Chun Kung Fu Seminar
Sifu Rominger’s Gym, Liberty North Carolina
Thursday, April 16, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Past Lives: The Theory and the Experience
BodySmart Wellness, Yardley PA

May 2015

Date/Time Event
Thursday, May 7, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Public Speaking (Keeping Your Audience Interested and Inspired)
Bucks County Community College, Newtown PA
Thursday, May 21, 2015
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meditation Made Easy
BodySmart Wellness, Yardley PA

 

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Have a Great Day
From All Of Us At
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seminars, classes etc. At BodySmart Wellness Location

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BodySmart Wellness Center Administrators

Marie A Kimelheim MD.
Medical Director

Marie A. Kimelheim, M.D. is Medical Director of Center for Cognitive Enhancement of Bucks County. She is a licensed psychiatrist who is also trained in Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine, Holistic Psychiatry and Functional Medicine. She received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and her psychiatry training at Temple University Hospital. She is currently a fellow in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine program.

Dr.  Kimelheim has over 20 years in medical practice specializing in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Anti Aging Medicine, Mood Disorders, Integrative Psychiatry and Weight Loss. Dr. Kimelheim possesses a great understanding of patient’s weight loss and related health needs and combines her many skills to provide patients with exceptional service. Through patient specific specialized testing and treatment protocols she strives to determine the root cause of the patient’s symptoms and disease state rather than merely treating the symptoms..
Her interests include brain fitness for peak performance and optimal well-being, nutritional and alternative approaches for psychiatric disorders, bio-identical hormone replacement and spiritual attunement. Dr. Kimelheim merges mainstream and alternative medicine using functional medicine concepts, nutrition, and other natural approaches.

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Philip Holder PhD.
Medical Coordinator

Therapist specializing in counseling, and therapeutic Hypnosis, A sought after motivational speaker and teacher he instructs hypnotherapy & advanced hypnotherapy at Bucks County Community College as well as at nationwide events.

He is also certified by The International Association of Counselors and Therapists, the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association,  the National Guild of Hypnotists, National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists and other prominent organizations.

● Philip Holder was nominated for the Hypnosis Hall of Fame in 2000, 2001 and for 2003.

● He received the Hypnosis Hall of Fame’s prestigious Barton John Dutton award in 2001.

● He also received the award for “Outstanding Clinical Contributions” from NATH in 2002.

● In 2003 Dr. Holder was honored with the  “Therapist Of The Year” award by the International

Association of Counselors and Therapists.

● Awarded the International Medical Dental Hypnotherapy Association “Presidents Award” 2009

● 2013 Awarded International Medical Dental Hypnotherapy Association “Life Fellow In Hypnotherapy”

He is an instructor of hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and meditation and offers regular certification courses. He is a college professor and teaches hypnotherapy, advanced hypnotherapy and instructor level hypnotherapy at Bucks County College.

Dr. Holder is a lecturer and published author. He has appeared in many prominent magazines, on television, on talk radio, and is featured in a number of instructional video DVDs and on audio CDs. His book “Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy – The Power of the Subconscious Mind” has consistently retained a Five Star rating on Amazon.com and is used by both therapists and trainers as a source of information on hypnotherapy.

Over the years, thousands have benefited from Dr. Holder’s services. He regularly travels teaching seminars and workshops. As well, people travel from around the world to utilize his services and to study from him. He conducts workshops within various public school systems and for private educational facilities.

Dr. Holder is also one of the world’s most highly respected Shaolin Kung Fu and meditation masters. He has certification in acupressure and other holistic modalities, and experience as a personal fitness trainer/consultant. His background gives him a unique ability to address the union of body and mind like few others. He may be contacted at (215) 493-1204 or by email at messages@bodysmartwellness.com. For additional information on Wing Chun Kung Fu please visit the North American Wing Chun Association web page at www.wingchuncenter.com

 

 

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